Sunday, August 28, 2011

Louisville Slugger x PRO-Keds Leather Royal Hi

Made of premium baseball glove leather, this model from Keds is scheduled to drop at the end of this year. It features embossed branding, cork insoles and a mini baseball bat that you can use as a keychain.

Source: Hypebeast.

Raf Simons' Home in Belgium

Notoriously private designer Raf Simons (of Jil Sander and Raf Simons) recently opened his Antwerp home to the Wall Street Journal. Designed in 1968 by a Belgian couple, the two-story apartment is a testament to mid-century Modernism with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows, floating staircase and 50s furniture.

For the complete interview, head to the WSJ.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Story of the Nike Swoosh

Back when I was working for a mobile value-added service provider, I handled a service that pushed random trivia to subscribers. I remember featuring this one about the person who designed Nike's swoosh logo - how she was a still a student when she was contracted by the company and paid just $35.00 for her design.

That's right: An image that is now worth billions of dollars in brand value was bought for the price of 10 tall lattes. Ironic, innit? Or should I say, sucks for her? Kidding.

Read the story of Carolyn Davidson, designer of the Nike swoosh, here.

My two cents': What's great about her is her humility. This designer, who could surely hit up Nike for more money, is content with the fact that she made a solid design that is now recognized the world over.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Burberry Beijing's 3D Holographic Runway Show

Six real models were mixed with 3D holograms to create a dazzling runway show. You HAVE to watch this!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Talent Envy: Mary Felton

Since I bought new charcoal sticks over the weekend, I've been DYING to practice drawing again. Through Google, I found this Bostonian artist named Mary Felton who does the most realistic charcoal drawings. She's unbelievable.

For more, go to her Facebook page.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Marvel comics from the 80s

Old X-Men, Spider-Man, Superman comics with non-glossy pages.

Illustrations by AJ Dimarucot

AJ Dimarucot is a Filipino graphic designer specializing in t-shirt graphics and illustration. He has designed for the late Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys and the band Panic at the Disco. His current clients include Nike and Adidas. He is proud to have designed shirts for boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.

For more of his illustrations, go here. For his t-shirt designs, go to Collision Theory.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Holga Photos

I've been thinking of getting either a Holga or a Diana F+ so, to help me with my decision, I searched online to find inspiration in other people's photos. When I saw these, I was convinced - Holga it is!


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