Cubic Sneaks?

A designer designed this Christian Louboutin cube with pieces from Vans, New Balance, and of course Christian Louboutin via the Fancy.
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Who is Hermes?

The legendary French luxury goods house began as a harness workshop in Paris in 1837. By the twenties, Hermès had the patent for the zipper in France, and introduced the first ladies’ bags with zip closures, and in 1937, the first Hermès silk scarves were born (today, a scarf is allegedly sold every twenty seconds). The company expanded into riding gloves, belts, and men’s and women's sportswear, and designed the now-famous travel trunks to meet the needs of the new automobile drivers. The Kelly bag debuted in 1956 after Grace Kelly used a large crocodile handbag to hide her pregnancy. In the seventies, the first women's shoe collection and the first complete men's ready-to-wear collection were introduced. Actress Jane Birkin replaced her old straw purse with a leather Hermès number in 1984, and started the rage that is the Birkin bag. Today the Birkin continues to have the longest waiting list of any luxury accessory—about six years. Hermès also has a complete home line, bed and bath linens, furniture, silverware, crystal and porcelain, office accessories, and baby gifts. In 2003, following Martin Margiela, Jean-Paul Gaultier joined the house as women's ready-to-wear designer, putting a high-fashion spin on the label’s equestrian roots. After departing in May 2010, Christophe Lemaire, who is best known for reviving preppy label Lacoste, took the reigns. In June 2004, perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena took a post as the in-house perfumer and launched several scents that have amassed cultish popularity. There are over 240 Hermès boutiques internationally, including a Wall Street location, the North American flagship on Madison Avenue, and in the fall of 2009, the first menswear-only boutique right across the street.

Source: New York Mag 
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BBC + Breaking Point

The "Breaking Point" presented by Billionaire Boys Club and DJ Green Lantern is Emilio Rojas's production for The J.U.S.T.I.C.E league, and many more.

Source: BBC/ Ice Cream
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Welcome to the Dope Age

The 2012 semester has begun!
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The Olympics

The Air Jordan 6 (VI) Retro – Olympic (Midnight Navy / Varsity Red – White) were release on September 15, 2000 and retailed for $ 120. They are dubbed the “olympics” as they feature the American Flag colorway…red / white / blue, and were originally worn by Jordan in the Olympic games. The Air Jordan 6 (VI) features similar elements from the Air Jordan 5 (V), including the lace locks and clear sole. Besides that, they are a completely different shoe. The pattern on the shoe is interesting. If you look at the shoe the right way, the number 23 appears with the number 2 standing upright on the back of the shoe and the number 3 laying down, facing the ground near the laces. Source x Kicks on Fire!
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Created by CEO Gerard Greene and YO! founder Simon Woodroffe, YOTEL New York is a brand new, smartly-designed hotel located right in the heart of midtown. With a futuristic, Japanese aesthetic, the hotel offers 669 rooms and nearly 12,000 square feet of flexible and dynamic entertainment space designed by David Rockwell and Softroom of London. YOTEL New York also boasts the largest outdoor terrace of any hotel in the city, making it a guaranteed lounge destination for both travelers and locals alike. 
YOTEL New York
570 10th Ave. (between 42nd Street and 41st)
New York
United States

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The Brooklyn Circus "Charlie Brown" Varsity Jacket

The Brooklyn Circus varsity jacket has been a popular, yet elusive release the past few season. As rumors have been circulating regarding a possible special edition offering, BKc announces the launch of a limited Black Friday “Charlie Brown” edition, featuring 100% black melton wool and premium “luggage-brown” leather sleeves. With more colorways slated to pop up during the current holiday season, the “Charlie Brown” will be available at both shops, in Brooklyn and San Francisco, as well as the recently opened webstore, starting today at 10 a.m.
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Frank Lloyd Wright "Kenneth Laurent" House

The “Kenneth Laurent” House, which was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is currently up for auction. The house was designed originally for a wheelchair bound veteran and was constructed between 1949 and 1952. At 2,500 square feet, the house features a unique ellipse form that is a motif throughout as well as three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the one-story structure, which of course would have been a beneficial affordance for a person in a wheelchair. The Laurent family frequented Taliesin, Wright’s personal home in spring green, Wisconsin, which eventually led to the commission of the residence’s custom interior furnishings and later addition. The furniture in the home is also going to be included in the auction of this home, which sits on 1.3 acres of land, and is expected to sell between $500,000-$700,000 USD. The auction will take place on December 15.
Source: designboom
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TWINS for Peace Boubou Hi

TWINS for Peace is a socially responsible European shoemaker that donates shoes to a child in a developing country for every pair sold. The donated pair is also manufactured in the specific country of the wearer, which is intended to stimulate the country’s economy. TWINS for Peace footwear also uses raw materials and substances that have little impact on the environment and its packaging are created from 90% recyclable material. Incorporating colored panels into the Boubou Hi, these sneakers are of the company’s latest. Pick up a pair at I.T. Kingston in Hong Kong.
I.T Kingston
2 Kingston St.
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong
Photography: Hypebeast
Source: Hypebeast
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Uniqlo x 5th Ave NYC

Finally, Uniqlo has opened it's doors on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The 89,000 sq. ft. square is vast and will look to further advance the brand's progress here in the states. Uniqlo will be unveiling new partnerships and activities in the weeks ahead to celebrate the opening. We've already heard about their outdoor roller skating ring in Meatpacking and we're sure there will be other events of the sort coming up as well. 

Source: Por Homme
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Clift Hotel in San Francisco

This year, San Fran’s Clift Hotel is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and we were privileged enough to be invited out to check out the property and learn a thing or two in the process. San Francisco itself has a lot to offer, especially in the Union Square district of downtown where Clift is located. There’s a booming retail experience, art galleries, plenty of places to eat and the SF MOMA and piers within walking distance.
This happens to be the Morgans Hotel Group’s first hotel in San Francisco and being familiar with their other reputable properties such as the Hudson Hotel in NYC or the Mondrian in LA really set the tone for what we expected from Clift. NOTE TO ALL: This is not your ordinary luxury hotel. There’s a fine blend of elegance and sophistication with modern design and culture. Clift is housed in a nearly century-old building that’s designed in the Italian Renaissance style, with fittingly grand proportions and sumptuous period details, had been renovated many time, and each time a greater portion of its original spirit was lost.

The challenge for Morgans Hotel Group was to rediscover and restore the hotel’s essence while at the same time introducing a modern sensibility. There are some crucial components that were brought back to life like the lobby’s higher ceilings and enormous fire place. Like all Morgans hotels, you’ll first notice a dynamic shift in the atmosphere as you enter through the front doors and into the neutral foyer area, something the company likes to call the decompression chamber. This allows guests to transfer from the buzz and motion outside to a separate reality within and its done in a very subtle manner.

Clift also houses the Velvet Room, a restaurant that’s one of the city’s finest as well as the Redwood Room, an elegant and welcoming lounge. It has a rich history and you’ll notice it stays true to it as fine details in the space have been left untouched since their inception.
I travel often and beyond all the decor and the elegance, service is what I really remember. For Clift, they were nothing short of exceptional and that’s aligned with what was said by many of whom I spoke with during my stay. It has a place in the city’s every-evolving culture but standing the test of time is what we’d expect from a space so timeless.
Source:Por Homme
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Vans x 2011 Fall | Winter Collection

Premier has taken stock of the the latest Vans Era Suede Pack for Fall/Winter 2011. Deeply tinted, rich suede uppers are imposed on all three colorways – Tawny Port, Dark Shadow, and Black – and a traditional gum outsole runs consistent across all three silhouettes. Brushed gold-plated eyelets are home to lightly waxed tube laces that mimic the signature Vans embroidery flag on the side seem. Now available for a reasonable $50 USD each.
Photography: Chris Gray/Hypebeast
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The Philosophy of the Bugatti 16C Galibier

When it was announced that French luxury car manufacturer Bugatti would be rolling out the 16C Galibier, car enthusiasts who could afford the pocket-draining $1.4M USD price tag waited with baited-breath. As more pictures of the conceptual look of the car become apparent, we now also know that nothing will begin going into production until at least 2015. Amongst the changes from what they thought to be the early specs include an entirely redone rear end. As for the engine, originally proposed as a detuned version of the Veyron’s 1000+horsepower W-16 with twin superchargers in place of the quad turbos, will now be reboosted up past the four-digit mark. The changes reportedly come out of feedback from current Veyron owners, half of whom have reportedly seen and sat in the Galibier concept car already.

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PSC Generation.

PSC or Pocket Square Clothing is one of dopest online places to obtain high class bowties, neckties, and pocket squares. As Dope Crafts looks at PSC and all we've seen is progression and ambition. 

They are currently working on the 2011 Winter Tie Collection,

Stay Tuned. Shop PSC. Live DOPE!
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The Phone of Decade x iPhone 4S

The iconic invention created by Apple.

            Sadly, the Founder of Apple, Steve Jobs passed away but the iPhone 4S helps Apple continue a legacy.
            On Friday, October 14 at 8:00, Apple officially release the iPhone 4S. People came from all countries to America in order to obtain the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S has revolutionized the face of phone technology. With it's ground breaking features and appearance, the iPhone has done it AGAIN with Siri, the beautiful 8MP camera with increased optics.

Purchase it!
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G-Shock x "The Descent" II

Filmed on location in Virgin, Utah, Casio G-Shock releases the second video as part of “The Descent” series featuring free-ride mountain bikers Cameron Zink and Kyle Straidt. Taking to the mountainous slopes of the dusty Utah desert, Zink and Straidt put the latest G-Shock G9300 MUDMAN to the test making use of its Compass’ Twin Sensor technology, mud resistance and tough solar power. Highlighting some impressive footage from the trip, the video also captures both riders discussing the importance of the MUDMAN’s compass, thermometer and other functions to their sport. Follow the conversation on Twitter via #descentII.

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Supreme Team covered in Cream?


Supreme officially launched in April 1994 and ever since then altering history from a small spot in downtown Manhattan and later became the NYC's most hyped skate culture franchise. Supreme was based around a gang of rebellious young NY skaters and artists who became the store's staff, crew and customers.

From that day on, Supreme has became one of dopest brands in fashion!
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What is Billionaire Boys Club?

Billionaire Boys Club  is line of luxury clothing established by Pharrell of The Neptunes and Nigo, founder of BAPE. The lines consist of T-shirts, polos, sweatshirts, knits, denim, suits and shirts; outerwear in leather, down, cotton, and technical fabrics; hats, sneakers, underwear, socks and accessories. The items are produced in very limited quantities and are usually sold for high prices and manufactured in Japan.
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Nike Air Hangar x HypeBeast

Shown above is an inside look into the Nike Air Hangar – a 40000-square-foot facility located at the suburban Hillsboro Airport, on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. “Privately owned by Nike, Inc., it houses three Gulfstream G5 jets for executive business travel. In addition to the requisite support space for flight planning and airplane maintenance, the Hangar provides amenities for travelers and pilots such as a lounge, exercise facilities, executive suites, meeting space, and a gourmet kitchen.” Photography comes courtesy of Rich Strode and Stephen Cridland.
Source: ArchDaily

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The Nolitan Hotel NYC | Grzywinski . Pons

At the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets, The Nolitan Hotel is the first luxury boutique hotel in Manhattan to open in this authentic New York City neighborhood. Officially launching today, The Nolitan Hotel combines luxurious downtown living with boutique hotel services and amenities to create a distinct New York City experience. With only 55 rooms available, your stay should definitely be one of high standards. Offered above is a look into The Nolitan Hotel, with further information available through its website here.

Hype Beast. 
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