WE’VE MOVED!!

November 17, 2008 by

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Hey Guys! I’d like to officially announce that we have moved off wordpress.com and onto our own servers to www.xhibitr.com/xhibiting. We have quite a lot in store for you in the coming weeks, so check out the new site and feel free to shoot us some comments about how you like it.

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Givenchy High Top Trainers

November 17, 2008 by

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For the better part of 3 years, fashionistas around the globe have been tucking skinny jeans into their uppers. High top sneakers have been leading high fashion street wear for quite some time now. Now that Givenchy has caught on, you know the trend still has life in it. Made from patent leather, these trainers can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion. Get them at the Corner.

Rugby?

November 16, 2008 by

Ever since Rugby opened their Chicago boutique on Armitage, I’ve been pretty critical on their direction and what they are trying to accomplish with their target market.  It reminds me of an offspring between Ralph Lauren and Abercrombie.  It’s also Ralph Lauren’s answer to Abercrombie’s success.  I was never too impressed with their collection because I felt like they thought they could just put a bunch of patches on a rugby shirt and hand it off as a fashionable and original item.  However, I have to give them the benefit of the doubt and say that their quality is outstanding.

Every shirt they have is thick as hell.  I tried on two polo shirts and felt like they were sweaters.  I also tried on a kick ass flannel that made me feel like I could just walk outside without a jacket.  I’m still skeptical on their style, but there are a few things that caught my eye.

I like this Thompson Overdye Shirt.  I like the simplicity of it (this is a theme I think I’ve been using way too much).  I also like the white collar, which is an oxford style that I’ve been a big fan of lately.  I like oxford collars because they don’t spread out like regular annoying collars that Express MX shirts are known for.  They also tend to give you a more tidy look and accentuate your neck so it looks longer.  I know it sounds full of shit, but it works for me.

Thompson Overdye Shirt

Thompson Overdye Shirt

Here’s part of their flannel collection.  Here’s something that I can’t really pull off.  However, I loved the quality of the shirt.  It was thick, hard edged (whatever that means, I just made it up), and fitted.  I can’t stand how a lot of Ralph Lauren shirts aren’t fitted so this was a breath of fresh air.

Flannel Shirt

Flannel Shirt

And finally, I’m digging their vests.  Below is a great vest that goes well with anything.  However, it’s hard not to look like a grandpa.  I’d go for a darker color.

Wool Vest

Wool Vest

I tried to avoid putting any samples of their actual Rugby polo shirts because, well, to be honest, I feel like people who still wear Rugby probably still have the mindset of being in high school.  I just can’t take those shirts seriously, unless, of course you’re an actual Rugby player.  It’s also really pricey stuff, but like I said, the quality is something to be impressed by.

Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero

November 14, 2008 by

One artist that’s been gaining my attention lately is Colin Munroe. We got a taste of him almost a year ago when he sampled Kanye’s “Flashing Lights”. He’s had a few singles come out which have been pretty dope. But what’s really gotten me excited is the trailer for his upcoming mixtape, “Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero”, featuring appearances by Wale, Mickey Factz, Blaqstarr, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo & more and production by Black Milk, Dallas Austin and Colin Munroe.

It’s going to be dropping on my birthday, December 1st. Till then, check out the trailer below:

For more information on Colin Munroe, visit www.myspace.com/colinmunroe.

Pandora by Sander Mulder

November 14, 2008 by

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In the field of architecture, industrial design has really taken off in the past few years. Modular prefab housing has finally gone into mass production through the use of reusable materials such as shipping containers.

Sander Mulder has taken these trends and combined them to form some very unique and innovative storage units she calls Pandora. The powdercoated steel modules can be stacked, set on their side and used in multiple colour combinations, much as they appear in the docks and harbors around the world.

Hit the jump for more shots of Pandora

LOST KUBRICK & BE@RBRICK figures by MediCom Toy

November 12, 2008 by

Is it just me or is Medicom Toy really stepping up their game in the American market these days? Tomorrow will be the release of The Hundreds’s ADAM BOMB vinyl toy. And next week this…

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Next Wednesday (11/19) in Los Angeles, the team behind LOST will be at MELTDOWN Comics and Collectibles to launch a new set of LOST KUBRICK & BE@RBRICK figures by Medicom Toy.

It’s a world-premiere and signing event for Kubrick and Be@rbrick figures based on the show, although it’s not clear from the announcement how many new figures are being released. There’ll also be a one-off Lost BE@RBRICK figure, which is ten times the normal size and signed by the show’s cast and producers, which will later be auctioned with proceeds going to the Children’s Defense Fund. And there’ll be exclusive Lost art by producer Jack Bender on display.

MELTDOWN Comics and Collectibles (map)
7522 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
November 19th, 7pm-9pm

Hit the jump for the event poster

New Dutch 5 Euro Commemorative Coin

November 12, 2008 by

The Dutch Ministry of Finance organized an architecture competition for which a selected group of architectural offices and artists were invited. The goal of the competition was not to design a building, but the new 5 euro commemorative coin with the theme ‘Netherlands and Architecture’. As a prize, the design has been realized and is now a legal coin within the Netherlands.

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The Architecture five-euro coin was designed by artist Stani Michiels (b. 1973). The design on the obverse of the coin pays tribute to the history of Dutch architecture, with the portrait of Queen Beatrix being distinctively constructed using the names of important architects from Dutch history. The artist used the internet as a popularity-meter to determine the names’ order of appearance.

The reverse of the Architecture five-euro coin draws attention to the striking fact that many Dutch architects have also included publishing books on architecture in their professional activities. To illustrate this phenomenon, recent books on architecture rise up from the sides of the coin like buildings. Through their careful placement they combine to outline the Netherlands, while birds’ silhouettes suggest the capitals of all the provinces.

 

Check out Stani’s blog to see how he came up with the design.

Scanned images of the actual coin, after the jump

Digital Gravel Pop-Up Store Los Angeles

November 12, 2008 by

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All the info you need is above, but just to be complete…Digital Gravel is opening a pop-up store in Los Angeles. Opening November 12th (today) until January 15, you’ll be able to get the latest and greatest in street wear.

Digital Gravel Pop-Up Store Los Angeles (map)
722 N. Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Quarter Pounder shops open in Japan

November 12, 2008 by

In recent years, new age marketing has veered viral. It’s interesting to see how far campaigns will go to grab your attention. One of my favorites has been the original viral campaign (August 2000) Super Greg webpage (mirror) and commercials for Lee Jeans. It was purely just fun and crazy. But these days, you need some real wit and innovation behind a good viral campaign. McDonalds has just recently done that with their new Quarter Pounder shops in Japan.

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Completely devoid of any branding, McDonald’s main intent for the Quarter Pounder shops is to promote their product as if it were new and sleek. With all black interiors the shops are designed to be very minimal. Taking note from In-N-Out, the menu is just as simple: Regular or Double Quarter Pounder sets in red and black packaging that has McDonalds shaping without the graphics. I love it, but we’ll see how this holds when people realize that it’s just McDs.

Check out the Quarter-Pounder.net campaign page for more information and a map. 

Shots of the interior and food after the jump

ADAM BOMB – The Hundreds x Medicom Toy

November 11, 2008 by

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In California’s ever-growing street wear culture, The Hundreds’ Adam Bomb logo has become somewhat of an iconic image in the past year. Ever since the opening the Rosewood (LA) and Post (SF) brick and mortars, kids have been lining up for any and every release put out by the SoCal-based brand. Bobby Hundreds has attained a loyal following that’s exceedingly harder to come by as more brands emerge. He’s managed to do that by staying ahead of the game and foreseeing the trends that the culture will embrace years in advance.

Two years ago, Bobby stopped by Medicom Toy in Japan. In his time there, he set forth a collaboration leading to one of the most highly anticipated vinyl toy releases: ADAM BOMB. Last week, The Hundreds officially announced the collaboration and it’s conception on their blog. There you can see how the toy was designed and developed, as well as some official product shots courtesy of Medicom Toy. 1000 pieces have been made, but only 500 will be released this year. Both THLA and THSF will be releasing it on Thursday (11/13). If you plan on getting one, you had better already stopped reading this and left to go wait…

THLA
7909 Rosewood Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

THSF
585 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

[edit]
Keep your eye on Digital Gravel’s ADAM BOMB product page, cause it seems they’re releasing them on a rolling basis. I picked up two already…

Hit the jump for detail shots of ADAM BOMB