Sneaker Con DC Event Recap

Sneaker Con DC Event Recap

Last weekend marked a monumental day for Sneaker Con, as it was the very first time the event was held outside the home city of NYC. Not only that the Sneaker Con DC event attracted over 2,300 sneaker heads during the seven hour event, making it the biggest turn out ever recorded. If the photos of the event is anything to go by, it was a very successful day. The attendees were eager to show off the heat on their feet and many ended up a happy customer from the countless transactions that occurred at the convention. A large adidas Superstar was constructed just for the event and it engaged fans to leave their mark on the gigantic shoe.

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Sony NGP

Sony Playstation NGP

This week Sony has started showcasing first images of their new PSP aka NGP (Next Generation Portable), their new portable gaming device.

“Designed to blur the lines between interactive entertainment and reality, the NGP will offer Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity. The 5-inch OLED front multi-touch display will bring brilliant images to life and the multi-touch pad on the rear will allow users to engage with the game and characters with a simple movement of their fingertips.”

Most interesting is the announcement of Playstation Suite, a new service based on the Android operating system, which will be working on Playstation Suite compatible devices and on the NGP.

“Also announced this evening was PlayStation Suite, an entirely new initiative from PlayStation that will provide fans with the opportunity to enjoy PlayStation content on an open operating system for the first time in PlayStation history. PlayStation Suite will work with Android based, “PlayStation Certified” portable devices – including mobile phones, smart-phones, and tablet PCs – to offer “PlayStation quality” content to users worldwide. In addition to providing a selection of PS one Classics, we are also working with developers to create new and exciting content that will be available on both PlayStation Certified devices and the new NGP when it comes to market”

More detailed images of the device follow after the jump.

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Nike Sportswear – Look Of Sport: Shanghai | By Tang Ting

Nike Sportswear   Look of Sport: Shanghai | By Tang Ting

To some, sport is career path. To others, sport is a channel and an outlet. Then there are those who see sport as a lifestyle, an integral part of their daily routine and individual identity. In Nike Sportwear‘s newest exploratory project, a 3-part series across Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles, the label sought out individuals who let their love of sport define who they are.

In the series’ first stop, Nike Sportswear tapped Shanghai-base photographer Tang Ting to documented the routines of 8 individuals and their kinship with sports. With only a 35mm film camera, Ting captured certain intimacy and immediacy between the subjects and us, the audience in only sequence of 5 images. The resulted work, Look of Sport: Shanghai, came away something unexpected. That despite political ideology, the youth in China today aren’t much different than their peers around the world, with similar aspirations and dreams

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Sanrio 50th Anniversary – Small Gift Pop-Up Shop NYC | Products

Sanrio 50th Anniversary   Small Gift Pop Up Shop NYC | Products

Still fretting about what to get for that special girl in your life? Well, from our experience, you will never go wrong with Hello Kitty and her merrymaking cohorts. It is also another reason that you must visit the Sanrio Small Gift Pop-Up Shop today. Right on the pedestrian mall of Broadway, about 2 blocks north of Macy’s department store. The trailer-size storefront is stocked with 50 limited edition designs, all to celebrate the caricature design house Sanrio’s 50th anniversary. Since its debut in San Francisco, the Small Gift Pop-Up Shop made its way cross-country before it reached its final destination, New York City, a few days ago. And being that NYC is its final stop, today will be the last day Small Gift will be open before closing for good.

Sanrio Small Gift Pop-Up Shop
1350 Broadway | Map
(Bet West 36th Street & West 37th Street)
New York, NY 10018

Store Date: December 10th (TODAY!!!) | 11 am – 7 pm

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haroshi x Nike Dunk Hi – Another Look

haroshi x Nike Dunk Hi Wooden Sneaker - Another Look

After giving you a first look at the wooden Dunk Hi sneaker from Japanese artist haroshi, we take a more detailed look at the Nike sneaker today.

“The special edition Dunk was actually created from decks belonging to skaters from Nike’s own pro skate team and include boards from the likes of: P-Rod, Lance Mountain, Eric Koston, Brian Anderson, Cory Kennedy and many more. The pair is actually modelled on a pair of haroshi’s own well-worn shoes. These detailed shots, illustrate each of the creases, crimps and even the knotted laces worked into the sculptures. Interestingly the curvature of the decks accurately matches that of the used Dunk, which is portrayed as a hidden message within the art. A second subliminal message is found under X-ray scanning, where “Sole in soul” is revealed, making a pun the skate artwork that finds itself on the underside of the shoe.”

Take another look at the sneaker after the jump.

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