February 28, 2006
Robleh Jama dropped us a line to tell us about a new blog from Nike:
“It looks like NIKE launched a blog under the radar this month for NIKEBASKETBALL.
They also had NORT, ST. ALFRED, HUF, UNDFTD , ALIFE , and PREMIUM GOODS competing in a contest for a chance to design a limited run of the new Kobe’s. “This was a contest where select shops were asked to create their own interpretation of the Zoom Kobe I. The idea behind the contest was to capture the persona of Kobe through color, materials, and overall appearance. The contest was then judged by Kobe and Ken Link.” NORT ended up winning, chk to blog for more info.”
An article in Business Week looks at how Lacoste spent much of the ’90s refining its strategy and polishing its image as an upscale sports-lifestyle brand.Lacoste’s Alligator Sheds Its Skin
The new Ministry of Sound MP3 player holds a gigabyte’s worth of MP3s or WMAs. It has an OLED screen and gives you eight hours of playback on a charge. Available the UK now for $157.
Natural brand extension, no?
Brit Fashion magazine POP is about to launch a temporary micro-boutique in Selfridges, Urban Junkies reports. The boutique will sell limited edition pieces from a selection of designers chosen by Katie Grand, Editor-in-Chief.
Merchandise from Miuccia Prada, Giles Deacon, Luella Bartley and Vivienne Westwood has been re-designed by Katie in limited edition colours and styles. UJ says:
“Think fluoro pink glitter Miu Miu sandals. We expect it will sell out almost immediately so get down there quick to shop until you POP.”
February 27, 2006
A new tea brand called Tea Forte sells high crafted tea bags: their individually hand-crafted “Silken-Tea-Infusers” are herbal infusion pyramids of whole-leaf flowers, fresh harvested rough cut herbs, and natural essential oils. Flavors include Bombai Chai, Forté, Green, and Ginger.
The Scion car may not look like a sneaker, but it is being released like one, Influx suggests.
Jean Snow tells us:
The new TITLE (73) is an absolutely terrific issue that considers “Design for Air Travel.” It’s air travel porn, basically, with a look at graphics, uniforms, airports, waiting lounges, and pretty much… Continue reading| Comments
BMW asked New York designer Joshua Davis, a “pioneer of algorithmic graphic design, to create artwork inspired by their Z4 car. There’s a whole site documenting the experiment and even limited prints of the artist’s… Continue reading| Comments
Dopefiend has an interview with artist Eric Quebral. They say:
Eric woodgrains out his favourite things, mainly sneakers. You may have seen his stuff on the Sneaker Pimps tour, or in Fixin’s Soled Out events. Or… Continue reading| Comments
An inspirational event in Canada and the US, Canstruction brings together creative minds such as designers, architects and community groups to volunteer time, energy and money to create innovate sculptures using nothing but cans… Continue reading| Comments
Eli Friedman is the Group Marketing Communications Manager at Xbox Global Brand Marketing. Eli has been involved with the launch of both versions of the games consoles and we decided to ask him a few… Continue reading| Comments
The first interviews from the conference last week by the wonderful CoBRANDIT group are on the web. Check out interviews with Alex Bogusky (CP+B), Benjamin Palmer (Barbarian Group), Charles Rosen (Amalgamated), Paul Woolmington (Naked NYC)… Continue reading| Comments
A new limited edition set of sneakers from adidas lets you paint the colors of your choice on the 1983 style sneakers. The shoes come with customization tools: a set of colored paints, paintbrushes, a… Continue reading| Comments
A new feature of WordPress allows us all to become blog-media-moguls, by setting up a network of blogs. Russell Beattie says:
It looks like it’s stable enough for real use - Blogg.com is claiming 989 blogs… Continue reading| Comments
There are more and more examples of TV commercials running rampant on the web. This has been helped by the rise of video-sharing site, YouTube.com. Over at BlipBlip, they estimate a new campaign for VolksWagen… Continue reading| Comments
An article in the New York Times looks at a blog that gives the numbers for real people in customer services in big US brands. The site has been very popular and the Times looks… Continue reading| Comments
An article in the Independent analyzes the importance of the year that saw five acts that dominate the UK charts: the Sex Pistols, the Damned, the Clash, the Buzzcocks and the Jam. Check out the… Continue reading| Comments
The Tate Britain is about to host its Triennial this week featuring works that represent the future of British art. The exhibition will be showcasing work from the most promising emerging artists in the country… Continue reading| Comments
Kevin Dugan has 10 tips for using Flickr for your personal and business needs.
Strategic Public Relations: 10 Flickr Hacks… Continue reading| Comments
British music and tech journalist Mike Butcher has started what promises to be a very interesting series of audio podcasts that will document “some of the most interesting new development in digital and mobile media.”
This… Continue reading| Comments