Monday, November 29, 2010

Munchie Mondays Chicago Edition

First we have a Turkey Burger from Downtown Dog, to be a small shop they have a large variety of food and alternatives to to pork and beef which is AWESOME for me. Next, does it need an introduction, no but i will give it one.....WORLD FAMOUS GARRETTS POPCORN!! I got the Chicago Mix I even had some for breakfast the next morning. PURE AWESOMENESS!!!

Nike Foamposite Pro "Elecric Green" release March 2011

The biggest buzz for next year in the Foam world so far have been the return of the royal blue "Penny" and pewter Foamposite One colorways. But, there is also a new colorway of the Foamposite Pro hitting alongside them. The "electric green's" or "KryptoNate's," will be hitting stores in March 2011. they feature a green/black upper with an icy blue outsole. Retail is $200 and availability should be much like the "pearl" Foamposite Pro's. Will Nate Robinson wear these on the court or perhaps even in the 2011 Slam Dunk Contest? We can only wait in see, but in the meantime the biggest question is, are these on your cop list?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Talent/Art Thursday

Taking an ordinary phone book, Alex Queral carves a face into this object of so many faceless names. With the book, a very sharp X-ACTO® knife, a little pot of acrylic medium to set detail areas and a great deal of talent, Queral literally peels away the pages like the skin of an onion to reveal the portrait within. Once the carving is complete, he will often apply a black wash to enhance the features and then seal the entire book with acrylic to preserve the work. However, he never loses the line registration; and the book remains quite pliable. Site

7RON Watch

O_O I hope tokyoflash decides to put this watch into production.

Design submitted by Scott from UK.

This watch design takes its inspiration from one of Scott’s favorite films as a kid, TRON, and from his Pimp Pimpin Ain’t Easy watch. He wants something that will get noticed when it lights up and that’s why he came up with an electroluminescence strip around the whole watch strap.

The two rings (styled on a Tron Disc) represent minutes (outer) and hours (inner). The break in the ring represents the time in a normal clock face layout.

The electroluminescence strip and LED watch face makes the whole watch light up and will definitely stand out from other watches.

New Spinal Implant to Help People With Paraplegia Exercise Paralyzed Limbs

It is the first time that researchers have developed a device of this kind that is small enough to be implanted into the spinal canal and incorporates the electrodes and muscle stimulator in one unit. The implant is the size of a child's fingernail.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) project is being led by Professor Andreas Demosthenous from University College London. It includes engineers from Freiburg University and the Tyndall Institute in Cork.

"The work has the potential to stimulate more muscle groups than is currently possible with existing technology because a number of these devices can be implanted into the spinal canal," said Professor Andreas Demosthenous. "Stimulation of more muscle groups means users can perform enough movement to carry out controlled exercise such as cycling or rowing."

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Tech/Science Tuesday The anatomy of Zilla, the TriStar 'Godzilla'

Okay, yes I am a HUUUGGEE Godzilla fan and yes the 98' remake sucked badly and no that is NOT Godzilla. Here's an in depth article explaining everything that's wrong with "Zilla" and how it should be sacreligious to consider her Godzilla.

By Darren Naish

I recently posted an updated version of the 'Science of Godzilla' article, and what a great success it was. But I'm kicking myself, because I totally forgot something else I should have mentioned: Tracy L. Ford recently had cause to produce a number of anatomical drawings of Zilla (aka GINO*/Deanzilla/Fraudzilla), the monster bipedal reptile that invades New York in the 1998 TriStar movie Godzilla. Like all Godzilla fans, I don't regard Zilla as a 'Godzilla' at all; rather, it's a charlatan, an imposter. And the movie itself is awful. Read More


This shoe has me literally salivating! Earlier this year Hip Hop producer Swizz Beatz collaborated with Christian Louboutin for a collection. I love the cool and quiet grays then they hit you with the green great work cant wait.

Whenever, music artists collaborate with sneaker brands, an exceptional design is usually the product. Preview photos of the upcoming Swizz Beats x Reebok joint effort surfaced earlier this week to many people’s surprise. This one-of-a-kind, high-top design won over sneaker enthusiasts instantly and rightfully. We must applaud both sides for using minimal branding and incorporating the unique, triangular-shaped sole construction. More photos are coming soon this is an expected 2011 release.

I got the Munchies Monday (Marley's @380 Beale)

Today we check out Marley's a downtown Caribbean style family restaurant. Marley's is a family owned restaurant serving up everything from calamari (squid) to Ox tail stew! You can find it downtown on 380 Beale (the old Plush club) its also a great place for the downtown professional lunch crowd providing a call in and pick up service. Please support this local family owned business and help continue to grow this great city.

Sneaker Sundays Converse ALL-STAR (DUFFLE-COAT)

Converse has came with it this time the Duffle Coat All Stars. Simply put the classic All Stars made from a sandy tweed duffle coat material with cream laces and two awesome hooked horned buttons. These shoes will break necks but are also subtle and clean. Check them out at Flauge.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sneakear Sunday Jun Watanabe x Ubiq eL

Jun Watanabe has done it again, the Japanese artist has another collab with UBIQ. As a customizer I love his use of colors and patterns, bright pink stripes, dark leopard fur, and the purple trim to seperate and segway the two patterns into eachother the light blue lining makes the outside pop and the peanut butter strap is subtle and compliments all colors. I LOVE IT!!! Get the shoes at Flauge....oh yeah it comes with a matching Fanny pack too :-/

Saturday, November 20, 2010

They are finally here the Nike LeBron South Beach 8's just dropped yesterday Niketown, Eastbay, EBay were all a buzz from what I heard lines where formed outside of Footactions and lucky Boutiques. Hope you got your pair I missed out :-( might go on eBay and put down that $250. Pics via

Friday, November 19, 2010

Flight Of Fancy Fridays

Friday is the day to update you on everything that's happening in the Flight Of Fancy World.
In anticipation of the AJ XI "Cool Gray" release confirmed for December 23, 2010, FF is releasing a little something in the upcoming weeks just for the widely loved kicks the heather gray "Born Original" crewneck. I like simple the AJ XI are simple so why not put two "simples" together to create PURE AWESOMNESS!!
THE CREWNECKS ARE ALL UP FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY @ Flight Of Fancy The Collection Release date is December 1, 2010. $30.00 LIMITED only 50 will be made!

Can't forget about the ladies
PL&P presents the "Peace, Love & Kisses" Heather Crewneck

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Laptops and infertility: It matters how you sit

If guys can find a way to operate laptop computers with their legs apart, they might limit their risk of infertility, a new study finds. Keeping the legs splayed while using a laptop generated substantially less damaging heat in the scrotum than keeping legs together, scientists report online November 8 in Fertility and Sterility. Putting a shield under the laptop didn’t seem to help beat the heat. Dont kill your soldiers before the battle man!!! Read more

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Married To The Mob x Reebok Freestyle Double Bubble

Married To The Mob x Reebok Freestyle....These are dope, the suede royal blue on top of peanut butter gum soles (the best) with the gold Reebok and gold MTTM in the tongue tag with rose gold lips on the heel make these a womans must cop. Http://

Nike Sb Dunk Low Neon "J Packs"

Sorry I've been gone for a minute due to working on designs and two dear friends (brothers) lost their mother the other day just been reflecting and praying for them.

Gonna kick it off with......KICKS duh of course why not!!! Plus I like Neon Green :-D
Nike SB has released some very extraordinary designs this year, and they will continue with the innovative creations in 2011. In detail, the coveted Nike SB Dunk Low “Neon J-Pack” will finally see the light of day during the summer of 2011. Pic via

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Clae 2010 Fall Release

To get away from "sneakers" for a quick second and hit you with something causal. Clae has released a few pairs for the month of November the McQueen and Khan. Available online at Sole Haven . Pic Via Hypebeast

Is Science Art?

Displayed over three panels the work reprints a scientific paper in its entirety: "Interaction of stellar wind with diffuse nebulae," by S.B. Pikel'ner. If you click on the image you can actually read the whole paper. So is this art?

Is this work saying that there's really no difference between science and art? Or that art has become so technical and abstruse that it might as well be an impenetrable scientific tract?

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The work consisted of three panels, painted completely white. The artist insisted that the color white represented nothing at all. Is this art?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Luca Barcellona

Luca Barcellona is a master calligrapher and he proves it here with his speed and perfect form its no problem for him, the music is soothing as well :-). Check his site out www.lucabarcellona.comvideo via

Legacy of Letters from Luca Barcellona on Vimeo.

Nissan iV Concept

Nissan’s entry to the LA Auto Show Design Challenge, the iV’s space-age looks belie its earthly origin – its synthetic ivy and spider silk frame is grown like a plant with the help of nanorobots. Here's another link to the LA Auto show and the 1000lb car challenge in which other companies got in on Link

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

UniverSoles Breast Pumps for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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FF Tech Gucci drops 3D glasses

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Just when you thought that the 3D trend sweeping the media universe couldn’t get any more . . . well, trendy, Gucci, the high-fashion accessory manufacturer has gotten into the mix with brand new 3D glasses that will make your head explode! Okay, so maybe they won’t make your head explode when you put them on, but they might when you see the price tag.

Claiming that these frames are “optically corrected,” Gucci dropped an aviator style pair of Real D 3D glasses onto the market with a massive $225 price tag this week. They, of course, are following hot on the heels of Oakley whose new specs run around $150 but, is there even a market for designer 3D glasses yet?
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New "Change" Tee by Flight Of Fancy The Collection

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Monday, November 1, 2010

SBTG Custom Kicks

SBTG one of the most respected names in the Sneaker customization world has done it again utilizing his Black Saigon theme from earlier this year. Working with Nike Dunks, Air Max's, and Air Force 1's and the unusual base Jordan VI, SBTG laid his artistic smack down. Me being a customized myself this was right up my alley so I felt this would be good to post seeing as sneaker mags and sites don't pay a lot of attention to customizers. got the story which is appreciated. Check out the article at