Dropping in May the Nike Sportswear and Liberty of London collaboration collection includes the covetable Nike Dunk Sky High. What makes this Dunk so sought after is it will feature a wedge heel inserted into the shoe. The girls in the know have been finding for this release for months now so don’t sleep ladies it won’t last long.
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, has finally revealed the location and inspiration behind the town of Springfield. There’s been a lot of gags on the show pertaining to the location of the city, but we can now tell you that it was all inspired by the town of Springfield, Oregon, which is located about 100 miles south of Portland. Groening told The Smithsonian in an interview, “I don’t want to ruin it for people, you know? Whenever people say it’s Springfield, Ohio, or Springfield, Massachusetts, or Springfield, wherever, I always go, ‘Yup, that’s right.’” Read the interview here.
In between his projects with the Stussy Guest Artist Series and his “Brain Activity” exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, artist David Shrigley has laid claim to a New York City billboard with his How Are You Feeling? portrayal. A dialogue of sorts, the piece features a rather subtle version of Shrigley’s art in the form of various speech bubble which play into a self-respective, yet obscure conversation. How Are You Feeling? will hold down its space above 18th Street through May 7.
In preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics, New Balance has released a special two shoe “Road To London” pack using their 576 model. The pack comes in both grey or black silhouettes featuring the English flag on the heel, suede/treated canvas uppers and special branding on the tongue. The shoe is available now instore.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has let it slip that the social media juggernaut has plans to purchase Instagram for a whopping $1 billion USD. Having recently expanded to the Android market, Zuckerberg confirmed the news on his personal blog, adding that the deal won’t affect Instagram’s integration with competing social networks.
We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.
This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time they’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users. For those of you concerned about the inevitable pairing of Facebook and Instagram, for the time being the two companies with act completely independently. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed via his site’s blog that the service “is not going away,” adding “the Instagram app will still be the same one you know and love.”
London-based footwear brand, Pointer, just released its 2012 spring/summer collection starting with the espadrille-inspired Chester Shoe. Transitioning from a gritty subway to sandy beach, the Chester includes a tonal upper with suede vamp, canvas at the heel and toe quarters, and an espadrille sole to complete a contemporary but casual summer look.
Timberland’s Abington Collection always offers solid boots, hiking shoes and deck inspired footwear and their Spring 2012 collection that just landed is no exception. All comprised out of higher quality materials such as Horween leather, rich suede and durable canvas. Each pair is also fitted with Vibram outsoles to ensure that you get a lot of wear out of the shoes. My personal favorites have to be these deck shoes.
We just received our first delivery of the 10.Deep Spring 2012 Collection. As usual there is some great product, the new drop includes nice camo pants, great graphic fleece pieces and also a well sorted selection of shirts. The camouflage pieces are among the best in our opinion and in general it is very easy finding some solid product from the New York brand. The Navajo pattern wool shirts also look really nice.
Our good friend and sneaker aficionado, music producer DJ Clark Kent has just served up a new track inspired by some of New York’s biggest sounds. The mix is based on the KISS record “Back in the New York Groove,” as it takes the listener through all five boroughs of New York City. Judy Garland, Slaughter, The Dogs, NY Dolls and Rakim all share a piece of the spotlight, reflecting on the greatness of their city. Click here for a free download of the mix, pizza box art from our other good friends, Staple Design.