Posts Tagged ‘ Exclusive ’

If Marvel Comic Heroes Were Rappers (Vol 2).


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As promised, here is volume 2. of the Marvel Hip Hop Variant cover series.  If you (somehow) missed the first collection, just click here for the full story.  And to save on space, we found a new way of demonstrating the cover art.  If you want to get a close look at these covers, and many more Marvel will give away a 32-page comic book that features 14 of the variant covers.  Check the method.

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Croc Shall Never Kill Ape?


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Coming off the heels of their Undefeated collaboration, Bape announces their latest collab with French clothing company Lacoste.  The unusual pairing will be an exclusive capsule collection release for the Japanese Bape store. Meshing Bape’s streetwear essence with Lacoste’s luxury-wear, both brands manage to drop one of the better collabs seen this year. The capsule collection consists of polo shirts, sweatpants, hoodies, crewnecks and graphic tees. The full-zip hoodie reimagined as a crocodile is undoubtedly the standout piece from the offerings, while the combined logo offers a clever take on the collaboration, but every piece in the collection will include Lacoste’s signature crocodile logo and Bape’s gorilla logo.  The Lacoste L!ve x Bape capsule collection will be available at Japanese Bape locations starting March 28.

(via XXL)

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Awesome Sh*t You Can Buy.


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So I don’t normally plug retail sites, (unless I’m getting paid to) however, I came across a site looking for some wedding gifts for a friend, and I have to shout its praises from the rooftops.  The site ‘Awesome Sh*t You Can Buy’ has quite the selection of random, astonishing, and rare items.  For example… the Batmobile (not joking), things like a Facebook shower curtain, all black playing cards, or even a bullet proof business suit.  For sure take a browse, and you’ll find something you’ll like.  Below are just a small handful of some of the random sh*t you CAN buy.  Check the method.

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A mounted paper mache dragon head.

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The Facebook shower curtain.

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A bullet-proof business suit

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A random Nerds dress.

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As I stated earlier… The Batmobile.

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Transparent speakers.

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Ironman Mark VII iPhone case.

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Naughty sockets.

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NES cartridge pillows.

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Black on black playing cards.

 

Hoerboard Stereo T Dj Workstation


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Just when people thought the design team at Hoerboard couldn’t top their Spin Age DJ Workstation, the brand introduces a serious contender in the Stereo T DJ Workstation. The latest member of the Hoerboard DJ workstation family utilizes an exclusive multiplex material for construction, paired with a fully stain resistant laminated surface that is available in your choice of either black or white. As with all the Hoerboard models, the Stereo T features a minimal design that keeps all of those pesky wires and cables tucked away nicely. When broken down, the Stereo T can easily fit into your average size car.

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Spitbank Fort – A Sea Fort Transformed Into A Luxury Hotel


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Mike Clare – the former CEO of bed retailer Dreams – has transformed 19th century sea fort into an exclusive luxury hotel. Located in the English Channel off the coast of Portsmouth, Spitbank Fort was originally build by Lord Palmerston to protect one of Britain’s most important naval bases from attacks by Napoleon the III’s navy. Now, with all its guns removed and a £3 million makeover, the 7,000 sq ft base can be reached via boat or helicopter and features eight bedrooms, an “Officer’s Mess” restaurant, a bar, fire pit, pool and sauna, and a lighthouse. There are also plans to turn the neighboring No Man’s Land Fort into a lager version of Spitbank, with up to 27 bedrooms.

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The Maison Blanche.


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The Passenger In Madrid, Spain.


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On first glance, The Passenger restaurant, recently opened in the trendy Malasaña neighborhood’s Triball area in Madrid, Spain, appears like any retro dining establishment with heavy-handed use of leather, brass and dark wood. Yet there is a distinct undertone of a train, of a fine passenger train of a bygone era.  The bulky and clubby arm chairs, the iron table legs, the big windows all refer to a time when heads of state and industrialists, often traveling with their wives and servants, occupied entire train cars and dined in the most lavishly appointed dining cars rivaling the best-known fine establishments of the time.

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But the real fun aspect of the 150-seat The Passenger — coffee bar by day, rock bar by night —  is the illusion of movement. The three “windows” in the main seating area are actually video screens onto which a constant, synchronized stream of video is programmed so that it flows  from window to window, creating a feeling of looking out the window of a moving train.  The restaurant’s designers at Parolio took their inspiration from the long-and-narrow space and then continued with the train travel concept throughout. Consistent with the classic rock music played at night, the main hall of the restaurant is decorated with images of the greatest stars of classic rock pictured in trains and railway stations.

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ZUB ZIRC 20 Clear Grey


To commemorate the launch of NOOKA’s website redesign, NOOKA is releasing an exclusive, online only product—the ZUB ZIRC 20 CLG. Adding to its ZUB ZIRC collection, NOOKA’s latest release is inspired by smoke and its fluidity in space. The cool grey transparent watch is complimented by a silver mirror lens.

The Paszcza Chair.


Modern and creative armchair “Paszcza” created by Poland-based design studio WAMHOUSE boasts a boldly red cushioned seat that furthers the tongue analogy. The seat in the form of tongue is contained in a solid circular embrace that is simple, sleek and contemporary. Such creative armchair will perfectly suit to the interior of design studios, photo studios or modern fashion salons, or even can be a bold decoration of your home interior.

Mansory Carbonado Lamborghini Aventador‎.


Mansory has reworked the Lamborghini Aventador into a limited production model named the Carbonado, after the black diamonds found in Africa and Brazil.  The Carbonado is coming with a lot of carbon fiber accessories, including new carbon fiber panels applied over its body and over its engine hood.  Interior is given the special leather treatment on the seats and dashboard, a newly designed airbag sports steering wheel made out of real carbon fiber and non-slip aluminum pedals.  Other modifications from the standard supercar include a new high performance exhaust, which with a re-mapped ECU lifts the power output to 743 bhp.  According to the German tuner, the model can now accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 355 km/h.  Mansory’s special edition Lamborghini will be produced in a limited run of six units.

The 1 Million Dollar Video Game Collection.


A French video game collector just sold a collection of thousands of video games on eBay for more than $1.2 million.  The collection includes every video game for many of Nintendo’s consoles, every video game for every single Sega console and also for lesser-known game consoles. In total, the collection includes 22 full sets with about 7,000 video games.  The seller says he took exceptionally good care of his precious games. All are factory-sealed with original boxes and instructions. Many of the games have never been opened or played. He even kept the boxes away from direct sunlight.  The efforts seem to have paid off, as a buyer from Canada has purchased the lot for the asking price of 999,999 euro (around $1.23m) for this jaw-dropping collection.

The Mondo ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Poster.


Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, has announced their second Batman print for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. The limited edition variant of this print from world-renowned artist Olly Moss was available at Mondo’s Comic-Con booth.

The Diamond Jubilee Bottle.


Created in 1953 to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Salute is this year continuing with tradition by celebrating the Queen’s 60 year reign with the launch of the Royal Salute Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition.  The bottle is made from hand-blown and hand-cut crystal and is finished with a show-stopping solid cut crystal stopper. It is presented in a hand-crafted display box.  The striking royal-blue bottle has an RRP of £165 and is available from Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.  Royal Salute Diamond Jubilee is a limited edition that will only be available in 2012 during the Jubilee celebrations.

Gangster Squad.


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A name is everything when it comes to entertainment, but some names can be quite misleading.  When I saw the all black poster with nothing but the words ‘Gangster Squad’ on it, I assumed it was probably some flick with a bunch of rappers and starring the Tupac hologram.  But after hearing from an editor who worked on the movie about what it was really about, I was more than intrigued.  Click the pic to check this awesome trailer about a gangster true story.

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and–if he has his way–every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart. “Gangster Squad” is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

Rémy Martin Limited Edition Cognac For Cannes.


Cognac maker Rémy Martin has released a limited edition VSOP bottle for the Cannes Film Festival meant to evoke the golden age of cinema.  As the official sponsor of perhaps the most glamorous of film festivals, the French spirit maker has launched a new collector’s series called Gold and Light for the 65th edition of Cannes.  In addition to being available at the festival itself, the classic 1-liter bottle will be sold exclusively at some of the biggest airports in the world, including Paris Charles de Gaulle, Nice, Oslo, Dubai, Beirut, New Delhi, Moscow, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York JFK.

The Limited Edition Cannes Festival 2012 VSOP is available in three formats:

-the Collector’s 1-liter Classic Format, 55€
-1.5 Magnum, 200€
-3L Jeroboam Format, 500€

While Rémy Cointreau is the official sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival, French champagne maker Moët & Chandon was the sponsor for the Berlin Film Festival.

30 Compelling Comic Book Covers.


Comic books have been a staple in pop-culture for generations.  Some of the more iconic super heroes have even become idolized by celebrities and fans alike.  Shaq has an obsession with Superman, (and eve I’ve been consumed by the character of Tony Stark as well) but no matter who makes a fuss about their favorite heroes, the artwork that brought those heroes to life is what solidifies them in our minds.  Check out 30 examples of the greatest comic book to be published.

The Urwerk UR-110 ST.


Urwerk’s latest version of the UR-110 Torpedo is the UR-110 ST. It has a steel front plate engraved with horizontal grooves and coated in black AlTiN, coupled with striking yellow numerals and indices.  The time is shown on the right side of the watch. Three hour satellites follow a vertically arced line, graded from 0 to 60 minutes, in a downward motion.  Planetary gearing keeps the satellites and their arrow-shaped “torpedoes” in parallel formation as they take turns to indicate the time as they pass the 60-minute track.

The Bentley GMT Watch.


To celebrate the launch of the Continental GT V8 with its powerful new 4.0 V8 engine, Breitling has created a 250-piece limited series of the Bentley GMT chronograph.  Its distinguishing feature is the mobile inner bezel in a metallic red shade which depicts 24 cities for the GMT (second time zone) function.  You will notice that the dial is equipped with an red triangle-tipped hour hand (see below) — this hand completes one rotation every 24 hours.  That allows the user to instantly read off the time in all the world’s timezones in relation to that shown by the 24-hour hand.  Movement is the Swiss automatic Breitling caliber 47B with 38 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours.  The selfwinding chronograph movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC, offers another technical asset exclusive to the Breitling for Bentley collection:  A 30-second chronograph with a sweep seconds hand making one full turn of the dial in half a minute and thus enabling readings accurate to the nearest 1/8th of a second.  The Breitling for Bentley GMT V8 is a limited edition of 250 pieces priced at $10,590.

Super Modern Coen Lamps.


Designed by the Berlin-based studio “böttcher+henssler”, Coen lamps are a white version of the designers’ dark prototype lamp, Troll. Although Troll is made of sheet metal, it brings back images of an upturned wooden ancient sauna accessory (a pail with two handles) called “kiulu” in Finnish. In contrast, the slim, white (and silver) Coen lamps are supremely stylish, quite at home next to an Alvar Aalto Paimio chair.  Coen lamps are part of the new collection by the lighting manufacturer ANTA Leuchten GmbH. Coens will be introduced at Salone Internazionale del Mobile’s Euroluce next week.  Böttcher+henssler is a product design studio founded in 2007 by Moritz Böttcher und Sören Henssler. Winners of a red dot product design award and other accolades, the duo focuses on designing beautiful and functional consumer products.

The IWC Top Gun Pilots Watch.


For IWC, 2012 will be all about its “Pilot’s watch” collection, following 2011 being the year of the Portofino.  Here is the new IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph “Top Gun Miramar” edition, one of five new Pilot’s watches we can expect to see from IWC for 2012.  The IWC Top Gun Miramar watch is a tribute to the place in California where the myth of the elite pilot (the “Top Gun”) was born.

This watch features a sleek looking dark grey ceramic case (48mm in diameter), and a vintage-military color set, including the green textile strap.  Inside is IWC’s in-house movement which features a flyback chronograph and a power reserve of 168 hours.

Hennessy X.O. Mathusalem.


For its annually awaited, limited edition X.O (Extra Aged) cognac, Hennessy has for the second year commissioned special packaging from Arik Levy.  The RockRegeneration Hennessy X.O Mathusalem is directly inspired by Levy’s Rock furniture and object collection.  Hennessy has presented an XO limited edition at the beginning of each year since 2007. Only 300 bottles are available worldwide.

Buche de Belvedere Vodka for Christmas 2011.


In homage to the famous silver birch trees emblematic of the brand, Belvedere has chosen to “caulk” in one of them and turn into ice bucket for a perfect tasting.  Under the bark of chromed metal hides a heart of tender birch, home of a bottle of Belvedere Pure 70 cl.  Presented on a sleek clear acrylic base, the central part of the log behind the scenes and shows the bottle in the hollow section.  This bottle removed leaves room for an ice container. The log is slender, bearing the inseparable holly leaf, while the metallic version.  Buche de Belvedere Vodka is limited to only 25 pieces, available exclusively at Colette’s for 250 €.

Rare Vintage Sunglasses.


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I’m the type of person who wears shades only in hot weather.  Oddly enough it can be brighter than Reese Witherspoon’s teeth outside, but if its cold, I just don’t feel the need to wear shades.  But after peeping a collection of truly magnificent sun glasses that my good friend Andrew M. (a.k.a. Moodge) owns, I got interested in collecting.  When I began my hunt for rare vintage sunglasses, I was a bit stumped on where to start my search.  After weeks of scanning the web, I came across an ingenious solution that would have never crossed my mind in a million years… RareVintageSunglasses.com.  They’re selection is remarkable, and although their prices reflect the rarity of the pieces they carry, they’re a good value if you have the cash for rare sunglasses market.  Check out their site and some of their gear.

MetroFarm DJ Decks.


From Berlin Germany, MetroFarm Studio has produced a number of stunning, custom built DJ Desks. Having released a concrete DJ table a couple of years back, the new desks, in folded stainless steel and wood painted black and neon orange demand attention.  But they’re not just for finely tuned vinyl slingers looking for the perfect ergonomic ratios to heighten their musical flow. They’re for anybody with a musical mind and an eye for detail, looking to add spark to a lounge room, club or gallery.  It’s art for the DJ’s sake.

Rémy Martin X La Maison du Chocolat


Rémy Martin and La Maison du Chocolat, have created a new limited edition gift box for lovers of both fine cognac and chocolate.  The red lacquered box contains a bottle of Rémy Martin XO Excellence Cognac positioned side by side with a signature gift box of assorted chocolates.  The box is created by Cellar Master of the House of Rémy Martin, Pierrette Trichet and Master Pastry Chef, Creative Director at La Maison du Chocolat, Gilles Marchal.  Called “Mysteres Des Anges”, only 250 of the exclusive sets will be available for sale worldwide this fall at select locations including Harrods in the UK. Price: £275 ($430).