Wednesday, 5 December 2012

H&M for Brick Lane Bikes: for wheel

Never, in all my days, would I have expected this. A collaboration between that monster of fashion retail, H&M, and a tiny little bike shop down Brick Lane.

But the message from all this can only be positive. For someone like H&M to release a clothing collection specifically tailored to cycling is something else. This could feasibly lead to a load of high street fashion luvvies rushing out and buying bikes with no brakes! Imagine!

In all seriousness anything that promotes cycling gets a massive thumbs up and there's no better way to introduce it to the mainstream than this.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Common Projects A/W12: the right foot

Common Projects has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. The Italian brand has stuck to what it knows - classic trainer styles, expertly manufactured from premium leather and sometimes canvas - and gradually built up the collection. It has now expanded into other shoe and boot styles, mainly with crepe or gum soles.

Decent footwear which, other than a gold-printed serial number on the heel cap, eschews any form of external branding. Find them at Coggles, among other places, but don't sleep, they tend to sell out.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Murakami: skulls and flowers

Takashi Murakami's exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Hong Kong opens today. Don't worry if you can't get there straight away - it's on until February 9. It's called Flowers & Skulls, and features skulls and flowers.  Darkness and light. Yin and Yang. That sort of thing of you want to get all deep about it. 

Gagosian Gallery
7/F, Pedder Building | Map
12 Pedder Street
Central, Hong Kong

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Mercedes-Benz G63 Brabus Widestar: Fat

At the other end of the motoring spectrum to the Abarth 500c is the Mercedes G63 Brabus Widestar. A monster of an SUV, based on the now legendary G Series and featuring all of Brabus' renowned refinements, including a finely-tuned 5.5 litre twin turbo V8, giving you 620hp. In short this means you'll be spending more time in the filling station than on the road but hey - think of the Nectar points!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Fiat 500c Abarth 2013: More sting

This is the 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth, which looks much like the previous ones, only better, somehow. There's a bit of tweaking under the bonnet, too.

Via Freshness