Nashmoney Air Force 1 ‘sneaker’ speakers

For anybody who’s followed the work of British customizer NASHMONEY, he has done an admirable job of truly interjecting innovation into the world of sneaker redesign. Among the few customizers to make the jump into full production shoes with an established footwear brand, he flexes some more customization muscles with his Air Force 1 “Sneaker Speakers.” The fully functional speakers were created for theHavana Club design contest which challenged designers to reappropriate items into something suited for a different application. Full details of NASHMONEY’s approach can be seen here.

Stitch Tradeshow @ earls court, London

We just got back from a very successful  trade show at Earls Court in London where we showcased our A/W 11 range.

Here’s a pic of our stand , which i must say was very Weekend Offender.

panerai Luminor Submersible

For 2011, Panerai unveils the Luminor Submersible PAM 371 for the modern dive watch enthusiast. The Luminor Submersible PAM 371 consists of a matte blue dial, a 47mm brushed titanium case, Panerai’s signature P.9001 automatic wind movement, and a rubber strap. Resistant up to 300 meters, the Luminor Submersible PAM 371 suits the needs for most dive watch consumers. Panerai will make the Luminor Submersible PAM 371 available to the public soon.

The anonymous engravings on ecstacy pills

The patterns used in Anonymous Engravings on Ecstasy Pills were designed by unknown people who abandoned them. In this book of drawings, Frédéric Post offers a piece of research worthy of a modern-times archaeologist. He collected and re-created these figures, conferring thus value to an underground iconography of over 500 signs.

The classification of the drawings into three groups (figures, typography, symbols) was carried out with Izet Sheshivari. The collection shows elements of a visual folklore that hints at popular figures. The book implicitly describes our societies’ ambiguities: “Nowadays, with drug use, we want to experiment this unconstrained pleasure, disrupt the humdrum routine, make love longer; we want to party even though we are tired (…). At the end of the day, this is in line with the whole idea of work, profitability and performance”. Is ecstasy therefore an excessive metaphor of the market economy?