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via hypebeast.com Bayern Munich's official home jersey for the 2014/15 season, the new look highlights the three colors of Bayern’s team crest with a predominately red and blue makeup. Vertical stripes dominate the front panel of the kit while the now-famous German motto of “Mia san Mia” (“We are who we are”) graces the back neck of the jersey. Completing the three-color scheme are the iconic adidas three stripes in white along the sleeves Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com The competition has its work cut out for with JBL's new Reflect Aware headphones. The sport-specific headphone not only has noise canceling, but has a feature called "Ambient Aware" that lets you block out outside noise, but at the same time lets you control how much you block out so you can still hear what's going on around you. Even more impressive is that it doesn't require a battery to power its noise canceling mode. It draws power directly from a lightning or MicroUSB port so you'll never ever have to worry about another set of batteries again. Continue reading
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via hypebeast.com The brand new LMX edition of Audi‘s R8. Billed as “the world’s first production car with laser high beams,” the R8 LMX features automatically-activated laser high beams to greatly enhance both visibility and safety. Emitting white light at a color temperature of 5,500 Kelvin, the lights utilize four high-powered laser diodes while a camera-based system of sensors detects other vehicles on the road and actively adjusts the light pattern accordingly. The vehicle boasts the likes of an “Ara Blue” exterior and carbon fiber accessories in addition to its new lighting tech, as well as a glossy black tailpipe,... Continue reading
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via www.inventorymagazine.com Nike's relaunch of the ACG collection has been much anticipated, but I was a little skeptical when I first heard the news. It would have been easy to simply reproduce old styles and colourways in updated fabrics. However, by enlisting Errolson Hugh they've been able to push the collection forwards. The latest rendition of ACG appears to be an exciting step in the right direction, finding a balance between style and functionality which was always at the brand's core. The footwear is well done, but it's the outerwear and tops that are the most enticing. Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com What better way to celebrate the outgoing Land Rover Defender than three very, very special limited edition cars. The three models will mark the end of the Defender production at Solihull and will feature an Autobiography edition, a Heritage Edition, and the expedition-inspired Adventure Edition. All three models will be available in both the 90 an 110 body styles with exception of the Heritage Edition. Continue reading
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via www.inventorymagazine.com It's been a couple of seasons since Converse Addict released a shoe that made the overseas purchase worthwhile. The latest edition of the low top Chuck Taylor comes in a black suede, which feels closer to a nubuck in person. The thick Vibram sole provides superior cushion and comfort, and you have the option between black or white laces. Continue reading
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via everyguyed.com Bell & Ross has unveiled a limited edition chronograph dubbed “BR-X1.” Keeping the brands famed design cues from aeronautical flight instruments, this piece takes on a sporty aesthetic. Housed in titanium and ceramic case with rubber inserts, the utilitarian design is rounded out with black woven rubber straps and features a unique engraving on the back of each timepiece identify its place in the production series. Limited to only 250 pieces Continue reading
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via www.acquiremag.com Bang & Olufsen announces the BeoSound Moment, an intelligent home music player that learns your music tastes and listening patterns to create a custom playlist. It does this using a feature called "PatternPlay" which will not only suggest music based on what you've been playing, but will select appropriate titles for that specific time of the day. Of course, it wouldn't be a B&O product if it wasn't beautiful. The design uses a touch-sensitive, double-sided wooden and aluminum tablet that displays a multi-colored "MoodWheel" user interface. If you touch the wooden side, the device automatically plays a PatternPlay... Continue reading
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via hypebeast.com this is NASA’s upcoming Z-2 spacesuit. Dubbed the Z-2 “Technology” prototype, the suit beat out two other mockups, garnering 63% of a public vote – 233,431 votes to be exact – to become the space agency’s primary suit for its astronauts for future trips to the moon and Mars. Primarily intended for greater mobility, the design is the first to incorporate electroluminescence and is marked by a hard composite coating meant to withstand minor impacts and both snags and abrasions. Clocking in at $4.4 million USD, the Z-2 – NASA’s second installment in its Z-series initiative to completely... Continue reading
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via www.inventorymagazine.com Kodo Kiyooka is well-known for his straw ash glazed, heat-resistant vessels but some of his other pieces, like a lot of Japanese ceramics, exist in a realm slightly closer to fine art. Intended for everyday use, their handmade, one-of-a-kind nature make them as decorative as they are functional. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 21, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com Crafted from a single piece of Japanese titanium alloy, this Vargo Wharn-Clip knife is 1.5 times harder and three times stronger than conventional titanium. The blade is ground to a single bevel making it ultra durable and easy to hone, while the integrated carrying clip allows you to take it anywhere. The lightweight Vargo Titanium Wharn-Clip Knife is now available on amazon.com for $45 Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 21, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com Known for putting huge sound in a small package, Ultimate Ears releases its flagship wireless speaker, the UE Megaboom ($299). The Megaboom is their biggest speaker in the lineup with the same 360-degree sound as the original UE Boom, but now even more powerful and as rugged as ever. Just like the previous model, the Megaboom is waterproof, IPX7-rated to be exact, shock-resistant, a Bluetooth range of 100 feet, 20 hours of battery life, and can reach sound levels of up to 90dBA. You can even pair it with another UE Megaboom or a UE Boom for even... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 20, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com One of Nike SB‘s newest models, the technically-minded Project BA enjoys a new “Nightshade” release. The Project BA channels two decades of skate experience courtesy of Brian Andreson with a balance of clean and minimal aesthetics and cutting edge Nike technology including the use of Lunarlon. Look for the Nike SB Project BA “Nightshade” Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 20, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com Converse Japan has released a new hiking-inspired silhouette for the summer months ahead. Based on its classic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette, the upper has been reworked to feature durable CORDURA nylon fabric which will keep those pesky marks and stains away. Standout details include subtle hits of pink at the lining, heel tab and speckled mountaineering laces. A contrasting white rubber outsole has seemingly been wedged beneath black rubber mudguards that have been strategically positioned to help maintain the iconic profile. The Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star RGD HK OX is available now for ¥7,000 JPY... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 19, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com If you're not familiar with Magpul, the firearm and firearm accessory manufacturer has made quite a name for itself in the smartphone accessory market. The company has used its knowledge in building high-tech materials and compounds to create heavy-duty, rugged cases for smartphones of all shapes and sizes. Their popular iPhone Field Case has gotten a long awaited upgrade for compatibility with the 6 and 6+ and this time around they're using a new and improved synthetic material for tough and lightweight protection. It also happens to be one of the most reasonably priced cases on the market... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 19, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com Postalco's new Three Pack is about having just the right amount of everything you could need in a backpack. No crazy buckles, taped seams, or a million types of pockets. As much as we love that stuff we know there are more than a handful of you out there who just need a well made and well-designed backpack. The Three Pack delivers on all those fronts with a beautifully low-profile design that has just three compartments to neatly organized all the essentials. They also designed the bag so everything that's stored inside balances well and stays close to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 17, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com Chima Ferguson‘s signature Vans get the hometown treatment as the skater teams up with Sydney’s SUPPLY for the Australian spot’s first-ever official collaborative release. A premium Vans Syndicate release, the kicks come decked out in royal blue and white with a TPU adhesive “Southern Cross” (or “Eureka Flag”) motif applied to the entirety of the canvas upper. Additional details include the likes of “Terra Australis Incognita” text, embossed SUPPLY heel branding, hiking laces, and SUPPLY’s “S” in place of the usual Syndicate “S” on both the footbed and custom packaging. Complete with a razor blade bottle opener, the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
via www.inventorymagazine.com While Adidas continue to roll out the Stan Smith in seemingly endless colour options, there are few that stand out. This all white version, however, featuring a perforated leather upper and tonal tongue portrait and heel tab, gives the shoe a fresh feel and a crisp look. Adidas Stan Smith White Perforated Leather Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 15, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com visvim‘s crafted take on a casual canvas sneaker, the SKAGYWAY LO, is back this season with the release of the SKAGWAY LO-FOLK. Available in six classic colors including red, navy and white, the shoe features Italian suede uppers with cowhide liners, cork insoles and leather toecaps. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 15, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.highsnobiety.com With 70 years in the aviation game Oris knows a thing or two about watchmaking, and what the Big Crown ProPilot Day Date lacks in an imaginative name, it makes up for in confidently utilitarian design. No unnecessary frills or distractions; just lean, chic styling, straight from the cockpit to your wrist. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com Nike presents a new black/white colorway for the Kobe 9 EM. Crafted out of black Engineered Mesh and paired to a smooth Lunarlon midsole, the pair is distinguished by a custom graphic pattern that runs from the midsole to the heel clip. The two-tone package is accented by a laser crimson Flywire system and trim along the collar. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com Montblanc readies itself with its own wearable while still respecting its analog watch business. They've done this with an accessory called the Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap, a special bluetooth accessory that is attached to the strap and gives you information such as physical activity data, phone notifications, music controls, "find me" function, and more. The device comes with a strap of its own, but can be attached to any 20 or 22mm strap. It will be compatible with iOS and Android and specifically will have compatibility with select Samsung phones, select Android 4.3 devices, and iOS devices ranging... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 13, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
via www.inventorymagazine.com I’m always looking for both furniture inspiration and a great shop that collects a large selection of fairly specific items. Zeitlos – Berlin is most definitely both of these things but, for me, price and proximity mean that it functions best as the former. If these limitations are less of an issue, it's an amazing treasure trove where you can buy some very rare and appealing design classics from a variety of iconic eras. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 12, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via hypebeast.com Nike Sportswear teased audiences with a look at a colorway of Penny Hardaway’s signature Air Foamposite One, offering the sneaker in the likeness of another renowned block classic. Here we find the silhouette done up in a beige/brown color scheme dubbed “Wheat.” The sneaker is done up with pale yellow through the forefoot and mesh tongue, then accented with gold hardware and matching checkered laces. The perfect juxtaposition to the “Triple Black” release, the Nike Air Foamposite One “Wheat”. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 10, 2015 at Cool Recommendations
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via www.acquiremag.com Nitecore's "Tiny Monster" flashlight collection is known for their incredibly powerful yet compact flashlights and their newest model continues that tradition with what essentially is Zeus's lightning bolt in the palm of your hand. The new Tiny Monster TM06 puts out 3,800 lumens making this the most compact flashlight in its category. Using four CREE XM-L2 U2 LEDs, the flashlight's beam can reach up to 334 meters and can also go into a lower power mode that produces a 3 lumen light. The TM06 also features a two stage side switch, integrated power indicator, strobe function, and toughened... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 10, 2015 at Cool Recommendations