adidas SLVR 101

February 20th, 2009

The new adidas SLVR line is finally available, judging for the pictures it looks very minimal. This sneaker called the SLVR 101 definitely looks quite different than any other one from adidas. The upper is made of only six pieces, they were stitched together instead of using glue. The upper is sewed to a one-piece outsole. By comparison, an average sneaker is build up from 25 to 30 pieces. The 7 pieces SLVR 101 fulfills the SLVR concept of “Reduced Complexity” perfectly. The SLVR 101 is also available in white.

adidas SLVR 101

Leather & Plastic Chair

April 10th, 2008

Leather & Plastic Chair

This ‘Leather & Plastic Chair’ is a classic. Front Design added the black leather seat to a standard white plastic chair, the original classic. Available at Vlaemsch().

Leather skateboards

November 29th, 2007


Okay … skateboards with a leather finishing. You can choose between crocodile and ostrich, get one at Frank151 France.

Louis Vuitton 2008

October 8th, 2007


I always thought that Louis Vuitton was a brand with brown stuff for old, rich ladies. I guess I was wrong. Bring on spring summer 2008, I want to see girls with these outfits. More at Iconique.


April 6th, 2007


Realfakewatches is a project by Linda Kostowsk, she and other designers designed wristwatches that work only 1 minute a day. They are laser cut from genuine leather and come with both a unique time and a thinglink engraved on the back.

Tribute Patchwork

March 15th, 2007

Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork BagMy girlfriends birthday is coming up so I started the quest for the ultimate birthday gift. I guess she won’t get this Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag, it’s price tag is quite hefty … $42,000. Marc Jacobs probably thought, let’s cut up some leftovers from the previous seasons, stitch them back together et voila … $42,000. Ingenius!
Maison Martin Margiela does the same much better.

Nike AF1 Premium iD

February 23rd, 2007

Air Force 1 Low Premium iDNike is opening up the whole Air Force 1 iD thing. You can go to this website and design your Air Force 1 Low, the only hook is that you won’t be able to buy one unless you have a password. After adding your design to your shopping cart you will be able to sign up for a password. I really don’t have a clue on which base they will decide if you will get a password. Anyway it’s fun to play around with the Nike iD website! On the left you can see my try at it …

My Nike Air Force 1 Supreme Low iD

February 8th, 2007

Today was Nike iD Studio day! Yay!
As soon as I found out that Nike would have the Air Force 1 Supreme Low at their iD Studios, I knew I wanted to do one. Especially with those material and color options it was a real no-brainer.
Everytime you design a sneaker on Nike iD, it’s a little like baking a cake. You pick the ingredients and hope that they will blend together and then you shove it in the oven. And then it bakes … you’ll have to be patient … it can take weeks … In the end you’ll be happy like a little kid!
White is the first color this season at the Nike iD Studio. White is not just white, there’s white, off white and antique white. Combine those with different materials (Weave, Crinkle, Ostrich, Diamond Weave, Dodo Bird, Basketball, Iguana, Cross Hatch, Pig Skin, Crocodile, Smooth, Pebbled, Patent, Kangaroo, Nubuck, Suede and Real Deal) you’ll get tons of possibilities … choices choices choices.
I decided to go with an all Antique White one. Here is a crappy picture of the screen at the iD Studio.

My Nike Air Force 1 Supreme Low iD

Base material: Antique White Cross Hatch
Secondary material: Antique White Weave
Accent material: Antique White Patent
Lining, laces, sidewall and sidewall stitching: Antique White
Outsole: Gum

Thanks to Michael, right?, for his time and the mag!

So that’s the start of Nike iD 2007!
And what’s up next?
Premium Dunk high and lows.
The Air Force 1 Supreme Low will get a color treatment and thereafter an all black palette.

After the jump you will find some pictures of samples.


Nike iD Studio Air Force 1 low 2007

January 25th, 2007

The Nike iD Studio is the holy grail for a lot of sneaker heads. If you manage to get, you’ll be able to design a shoe that will be so exclusive that you might be the only person having it! So what’s the difference with Nike iD? You can do different shoes and pick from more exclusive materials.

So now you can guess which shoe is now available at the Studios? Right!
The options are incredible this time … although you will have to go with white tones: white, off white, antique white and kangaroo white. In these categories you’ll find the following leathers: Weave, Crinkle, Ostrich, Diamond Weave, Dodo Bird, Basketball, Iguana, Cross Hatch, Pig Skin, Crocodile, Smooth, Pebbled, Patent, Kangaroo, Nubuck, Suede and Real Deal. And as a bonus you can even pick a clear sole!
I don’t feel like calculating all the possibilities here, but here are 4 sample shoes to drewl on. They are the supreme ones, no stitching.



Info found at Cool Hunting.

Crafting The Perfect One

December 10th, 2006

Next year is the 25th anniversary of the Nike Air Force One … a true classic. Nike is ramping up it’s marketing campaign with the release of the first pictures and a video of the “NIKE AIR FORCE I 25th Anniversary – Crafting The Perfect One” pack. They are handmade in Italy with the best leathers … beautiful. There are no details on availability or price yet, but I guess that people with way too much money will get them for free anyway. Hey Nike … my size is US 9.
So here’s the video, you can find the pictures here.

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They will be available in January 2007 and will only be made by order. Their price tag is quite hefty ... $2000.