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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