Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cereal Nation

Finally! Cereal Nation is here! I've been seeing Cereal Nation's products for a couple weeks now and i got to tell you, their stuffs are good! Cereal Nation is a Children's line designed by the guys at Studio 1212. Cereal Nation offers ranges of children's clothing ranges from Apparel and shoes, and also Posters and Special edition storybooks. The brand also collaborates with talented local artist who bring their unique quality and colorful variations to the children line.

"Exactly a year ago in 2010, coincidentally during the Children’s National Day, a group of artists, illustrators, photographers, and most importantly mothers and fathers marked the beginning of the marvels and wonders of Cereal Nation.

Embodying the spirit of childlike curiosity, the kids in Cereal Nation live in a world of no boundaries, where math is not part of their life equation and science are only tools to prove their book smart, concealing their mischievous character that may be up
to no good. A nation where the word “can’t” and “don’t” doesn’t exist, only infinite possibilities, adventures, and the richness of luminous imagination."

Poster Series Collaboration with Yuki Agriardi

Cereal Nation will be launched at Brightspot Market which starts tonigh, so make sure you check out Cereal Nation!

For more information, just go to their official site,

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Balance 576 "Will & Kate" Royal

To celebrate the upcoming royal wedding New Balance have put together this limited pair of "Will & Kate" 576's. 10 pairs of this model have been produced at the NB factory in Fimbly, Lake District. The shoe features a navy and red colorway with white detailing. The upper is constructed from Velvet and mesh with personalized “Will” and “Kate” embroidery across both tongues.

Text and Pictures via Fresh Habits

Dbute - S/S 2011 - Project_01

Our friends at Dbute Co. has just released their latest Spring / Summer 2011 Collection, the Project_01. Project_01 Collection offers you several shirts including Long Sleeves checker shirts, and also Short Sleeves button down shirt.

"We have made improvements in the manufacture of our products by using some new techniques with special sewing machines in making the construction of a shirt and create a new product such as sack coat. We use double chainstitch construction on yoke, shoulder, armpits, sleeves and seams to increase durability. To the front placket we use four needles chainstitch Kansai special."

You can get Dbute Co. products online at Dbute Co.

The Footwear Group - Sale at Brightspot Market

TFG will be having a special price promo at Brightspot Market on this weekend.

"For those who haven’t had a hand to their latest collection, The Footwear Group has announced a 20% – 30 % discounts to their collection of shoes. The Derby Collection of Brown and Navy, and the Olive and Navy Desert Boots are available at a special price of IDR 760,000. The Slip – On is now IDR 636, 000. Including also their first ever collection of the Blue Ankle Boot and the Tan Desert Boot at a price IDR 435,000."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vans - Off the Hook Montreal Store

Vans are opening their lifestyle boutique on May 5th at Montreal, the "Off the Hook" Store. The shop will feature the best Vans selection in Canada, and marks the beginning of a global initiative that will see other boutiqes opening up in NYC and Paris.
Here are the Vans Off the Hook promo video of a skater cruising through the streets of Montreal.

Consequence - Movies on Demand (Mixtape)

Its good to see there are still good hip hop nowadays. Happy to see Common, Talib Kweli, and Q-Tip are also featured on tis mixtape. Overall this mixtape is amazing.
"After much buzz from releasing several mixtape singles, the time has finally arrived. Consequence in association with Universal Music, G.O.O.D. Music and Nahright, unleash this highly anticipated mixtape which features some records and guest appearances that make this mixtape fit enough to be full-fledged album. Kanye West, Common, Talib, Asher Roth, Q-Tip, Diddy, John Legend and even The LOX. You can get your copy below, enjoy."

Consequence – Movies on Demand (Mixtape) by Hypetrak

Monday, April 25, 2011

Naked & Famous : Brandon Svarc on Urban Rush

Interesting chat with Brandon Svarc of Naked & Famous on Urban Rush. This guy knows anything about denim, The superior of Japanese Denim Material, 32oz Denim known as the heaviest denim, Boobies on the logo, Waterproof-Windproof Denim, Pyjamas Jeans, Pommegranate dyed Denim and the philosophy of washing or not to wash your Denim.

"The whole Fun of Raw Denim is that you get to make a personal piece of art"
~Brandon Svarc

Thanks to Raymond W for posting this awesome video on Darahkubiru Forum

Better Off Dead : New Arrival at 707

Latest drops from Better Off Dead has arrived at 707 Kemang. Still with their simple graphics which satirize Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, YSL, etc. This time 707 brings you their T-Shirt and Sweater. Grab em fast.

A.P.C. Singapore - 1st Anniversary

Singapore this weekend? Well, make sure you're going to Raffles Shopping Arcade, cause A.P.C. Singapore is celebrating their 1st Anniversary on April 27-30th 2011. Get the special gifts by purchase.

Uniform Experiment X Nike Sportswear - All Court Mid

After several sneak peeks around the web, Finally it is official. Uniform Experiment has revealed their collaboration with Nike Sportswear Japan, Classic air of Nike All Court Mid. Comes in Two Models, the All Court Mid Star Pattern and also the All Court Mid Color Chart. Both are set to be released on May 2011, around JPY 13,650. The Color Chart version is one to cope!

Source : Honeyee
Pictures via Honeyee and Slam X Hype

Stussy & Co. X Herschel Supply Co.

Not much to say, Stussy has launch a new project under Stussy & Co., and recently teamed up with Herschel Supply Co. Herschel Supply Co. is known for their great bags, and here we see the collaboration between the two. Hit Hypebeast for more information.

Element Skateboards - Emerald Series Sneakers SS2011

Skate Shoe Specialist, Element has recently release the Element Emerald Series which brings you a unique casual sneakers in 3 different styles. The series including the Prairie Low, Hampton Mid and Prescott boot. All comes in brown suede upper with Native American inspiration and detailing throughout. Reminds me a little bit of Taka Hayashi's Vans Collection, but these are quite good though. Check the catalogue here

Source : Hypebeast

Former Cement Factory - Now : Workspace and Residence of Ricardo Bofill

Have you ever imagined a former Cement Factory can turned into a beautiful-super cool workspace and even a place to live in? Well i never did, but then i saw this interesting article on Yatzer. Yep, A Real former Cement Factory is now the workspace and residence of Ricardo Bofill. Mr. Architect himself, Ricardo Bofill bought this Old cement Factory which discovered in 1973, abandoned and partially ruined.

"Bofill imagined the future spaces and created a layout according to the different aesthetic and plastic predispositions that had developed since WWI and were present within the factory. A compendium of surrealist elements; paradoxical stairs that climbed to nowhere, the absurdity of certain elements that hung over voids, compelling but useless spaces of strange proportion but magical because of their tension and disproportion. Elements of abstraction; pure volumes which reveal themselves at times broken and impure as well as elements of brutalism; abrupt treatment and sculptural qualities of the materials. Being seduced by the elements of contradiction and the vagueness of the space he decided to preserve the factory and modify the original brutality (due to the coarse of nature and the former program), and sculpt it like a work of art. All these magical elements stand in the midst of transformed gardens which were once the yard of a cement factory."

Ricardo Bofill currently lives and works in The Cement Factory better than anywhere else, it is the only place where he can concentrate, associate ideas in the most abstract manner, and finally creates projects, and constitutes a specific vocabulary for his architecture.

“To be an architect means to understand space, to understand space organized by man, to decipher the spontaneous movements and behavior of people, and to detect the needs of change that they might unconsciously express. It is essential to track down these issues if we want to contribute with our personal work to the history of architecture.”
Ricardo Bofill

Architect: Ricardo Bofill
Program: Architectural Offices / Archives / Model Laboratory / Exhibition Space / Bofill's-apartment / Guest Rooms / Gardens
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Total floor area: 3,100 square meters and gardens
House area: 500 square meters
Date Completed: 1975
All images courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Source : Yatzer

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Junk Food - Vintage Football Sweater

Been a long time since i put my eyes on vintage products from Junk Food. Some of you might remember, the famous Bears sweater worn by the famous Mike Ditka circa 1961-66. Recently, Junk Food, which famous for their vintage t-shirts, has made some repros of the vintage Football Team Sweater and Tees. Price around US$30 - US$60 around the web.

Source and Pictures via Cashletes

Bluesville - Button Down Shirt - Sneak Peek

Another sneak preview from Bluesville is up on the web. This time it is their natural-dyed button down shirt. We've seen their Light Blue Plain Weave Cotton Shirt, and now they are experimenting with Jelawe (Terminalia belerica), with 2 different mordant, iron and alum. The result is2 unique color, the Dark Brown in plain weave cotton, and Light Khaki Linen.

Brightspot Market : 2nd Anniversary

Yo, get ready for the next Brightspot Market. This time, Brightspot Market are celebrating their 2nd Anniversary (Time Flies, eh?). Many new interesting brands will participate on this event, and many brands will be releasing their new products. So you better prepare your money for this event in the end of this month, cause Brightspot Market will be held on April 29th - May 1st 2011 at Pacific Place, Jakarta.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Whipping Post - Musician's Leather Goods

Interesting Story behind Whipping Post Leather. This Atlanta based leather goods company was founded by Ryan Barr, as something that could age with time and maintain its classic appeal like any well-made instrument. He always wanted to create a bag for his guitar that matched its character, which is : "Despite being banged up, scratched and abused, it looks and plays great". He made lots of sketch and searched for the best leather and he ended up in Mexico, working with the owner of one of the finest leather shop in the world.

So Far, we can find 2 products from Whipping Post, Guitar Cases and Wallets. The Guitar case is amazing, using 100% Full Grain Leather, hand sewn with marine grade threading, comes with strap that works as a backpack or shoulder strap. With features like that, no wonder why the price is pretty up high.

Meanwhile the Wallet comes in a very simple easy wallet design. Available in 2 colors (Mojave Sand and Georgia Brown), Whipping Post's Wallet comes with 3 Credit Card slots, Cash Compartment, pocket for guitar pick, and Driver license compartment. And off course, the wallets are also using 100% Full Grain Leather.

Ryan Barr said that he could've made this bag cheaper and tried to sell millions of them, but that wasn't his goal. Whipping Post used the toughest, most expensive full grain leather you can find.

Buy it online on their Official Website,

Moleskine for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad

Pretty familiar with Moleskine® right? One of the most famous notebook brand that you can get from most bookstores around you. Moleskin was created as a brand in 1997, Today, Moleskin brings you the Moleskine App. Yep, It is Moleskine on your iPhone / iTouch / iPad.

The official Moleskine App allows you to express your creativity through text, images and sketches. Pick a classic Moleskine notebook paper style, create a new thought and start to type or draw choosing amongst different colors and sizes. Once you are done with your thought, you can store it on your device and make edits whenever you want.

The best thing is, the App is free on App Store

Nike - Summer 2011 Collection

Nike's Summer 2011 Collection is here. Still bringing the urban wear inspired pieces that is designed to serve the lifestyle of an athlete. Showcasing a new edge and style, the summer collection of Nike Sportswear flaunts Bold, Statement-making hues that energize the season's wearable pieces.
The highlights for this Summer releases are the Cortez and Grand Slam Polo (GS Polo). Off course we know Cortez, the legendary nike shoes since 1972. Today, the new Cortez does not deviate from the original but with modifications for a wider outsole and additional padding to provide greater comfort.

The other highlight is the Grand Slam Polo. Made from high quality fabric, the design features of the polo include a soft knit interior and construction that is not only durable, but will retain its shape over time making it a classic wear for summer.

The Nike Sportswear SU11 collection is available at all Nike outlets from April 1st, 2011.

Orca - Fashion Stationery - Launched

Weeks ago we've seen the teaser from Orca. Started since 2010, Orca combined both fashion and stationery functions into a product. Made from the best quality materials, Orca currently provides Binder, Sketchbook and Notebook. Orca products uses genuine suede leather which available in wide color selection. You can get it through their official site,

Monday, April 18, 2011

Supreme X The North Face - S/S 2011

Recently seen on the web is some images from Supreme that shown some items from their collaboration project with San Fransisco established brand, The North Face. Known for TNF's outdoor products, One of their collaboration item is the Sleeping Bag. Stay tune to Hypebeast for more updates on the collaboration between Supreme and TNF.
Source : Hypebeast

Hiyayakko - Chilled Tofu

Can it be more simple than this? I don't think so. This is such a smart meal if you're looking for something that ain't sweet but light. Super easy to make, just prepare some Silken Tofu, finely chopped Scallions & Grated ginger (If you want), Bonito Flakes and off course, Light Soy Sauce.

Cut the tofu in half. Drain on a dishcloth or paper towel. Set aside in two serving bowls (If you want to share it) and chill well. Top the chilled tofu with scallions, ginger, and Bonito flakes. Season the tofu with soy sauce just before serving.

Source : Sea Salt with Food