Archive for May, 2007
The new Palm Foleo got announced and might be the perfect gadget for many out there. Here what Gizmodo has to say about it:
it has a “real” keyboard, a rubber track-nipple, a scroll wheel, a 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1024×600 (but no touch sensitivity). It has 256MB of RAM but the only thing we know about the processor is that it handles some Flash but not the Flash video you find on YouTube. There’s a video out, USB port and Bluetooth for a choice of “dial-up” networking, plus Wi-Fi in case you left your phone at home.
We know that its Linux OS runs off of solid-state memory, enabling the very sweet instant-on instant-off function. However, we have no idea how much flash is packed in at the start. It may not be much: there’s a CF slot tucked under the battery and when you plug in a card, that card becomes your “primary memory.”
It will come out soon and be around 500 USD. Worth it?
Lacoste launches a new watch collection designed by Chistophe Pillet. As most of you should know, the French Open, Rolland Garros, has started and for the occasion Lacoste is previewing this new watch collection at Colette. We really like the left one with cotton bracelet – the right one looks more like a Swatch. But it’s always incredible to see what a simple icon like the crocodile can do to almost anything.
Here we came across one of the best products so far by Original Fake (an on-going collaboration project between Japanese toy company Medicom and American artist Kaws). Just simple enough, still very nice looking and first and foremost they look super comfortable – the slippers. They come in two colorways and feature the iconic Kaws cross-eyes on top. Maybe not the right product for summer, as they look very warm, but a really nice product. Pics via Pointblack.
It always impresses us, seeing a brand like Visvim, which is still relatively small doing things just like the big luxury companies, if not better. They just released their latest candles, once again in collaboration with famous French perfumer Blaise Mautin. The perfumer usually works for royalty, diplomats or luxury hotel chains and since a while also with Visvim. The sourcing is once again very impressive. As usual when Visvim touches something, they do it right. As with the Visvim standard, quality ingredients are used in formulating the candles and packaging is carefully considered, with the candles housed in glass beakers reminiscent of chemistry laboratory lessons.
They launched several new candles and also a new bigger size one. The new flavors are amber, grass and mint. These are all now available at the Honeyee Online Store.
We are big fans of nice watches, and thus it is especially interesting to present you today Bellum Classics. Bellum Classics is a design collective specializing in creating and manufacturing one-off luxury goods premiering with vintage luxury watches. They are AMAZING!!
Bellum Classics was founded by Ryan Bonilla & Phillip Feng. They take Rolex to Cartier, Waltham A-17 Military Issues to vintage Wittnauer’s all from various time periods from circa 1940 to 1980 and put their own spin on them. Bellum Classics is looking to change the way young men and women wear their watches. Redesigning the bands, faces, and the backs of each piece with intricate hand-done designs, these exquisite watches celebrate individuality with an undying classic touch.
The outcome is really special pieces. You get an original vintage watch, that you can be sure to not see on anybody else.
Carhartt recently opened a new flagship store in Paris, their second one and actually third one if you also count their corner in the new Citadium department store. The new flagship store is located right next door to Starcow and finds itself just in the right spot among Starcow, Vans, Artoyz and Surface 2 Air. The exciting part is, that this is the only Carhartt store in Europe to also carry the Carhartt Japan line, which offers many exclusive products, high quality accessories and more.
The first series of products that landed in the store have three themes: canvas, camouflage and neon. You can find a wide range of clothing, caps and accessories under these themes.
LaMJC presents the first batch of Carhartt Japan products to us. Check them out after the jump and drop by the boutiquw at 66, Rue St. Honoré, Paris.
Here we came across a really funny t-shirt designed by famous design studio Phunk Studio for the Japanese t-shirt store UT. The t-shirt is called “Footballer’s Wife” and is all black with a bra print (it’s a mens t-shirt!!!). It will release in the near future. Will for sure be a hit!
“This “Futbol” collection features soccer-inspired Slip-Ons, with colorways paying homage to the countries who everyone pays attention to come World Cup time. National teams included in this set are Mexico, Sweden and Portugal. Expect more national teams to roll out in the future, for now look for these in June.”
Let’s see what other teams they will feature. Nice idea, but we don’t really like the turn-out of these – still interesting for soccer fans.
Over at Fatlace we came across this fun new gadget from Japan, created by Fujifilm in collaboration with photographer Yone and French artist Fafi.
“Cheki is a Japanese Polaroid camera from Fuji film and Yone is a very popular photographer in Japan as well. Together with French artist, Fafi, the 3 will release CheYone’s original cheki box on 30th of May. The box includes cheki camera, “loveyone” sticker, cheki guide book with Yone’s pictures and original film designed by fafi. 2000 will be produced and will be available here on Fatlace as well as Fuji Films website. Other stores that will carry it is CELUX. The composition, the shot, and the anticipation on what the photo is going to look like as it appears in front of you. Nothing beats a polaroid camera.”
Definitely a fun gadget, nicely packaged – something to look out for, as it will also be available at Fatlace for purchase.
Nike is about to release their new Soaker under their ACG line. The Soaker Mid comes in a camouflage design and is technically an outstanding sneaker. It features recycled body mesh, protective pad on the toes, a sticky rubber outer sole and special water drain channels.
They have created a special microsite for the new release and it is incredible to see the shoe perform. Check that out here.