These city projects promise better urban living conditions.
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New England’s CONCEPTS introduces the much anticipated follow-up to last year’s New Balance collaboration, going again with the 999 silhouette for this latest go-round. And while a maritime theme is repeated as the main design inspiration, the focus shifts from leisure to utility, as the shoe is modeled after the high-performance OTB Abyss II boot used by U.S. Navy SEALs. The SEAL 999 borrows some of the boot’s key features, including an upper crafted from stain resistant microfiber suede, ballistic mesh and ultra-breathable nylon. Additional details take the form of a gusseted tongue, rubber “N” on the medial side for repelling descents and Morse code encryption on the tongue tag. A topographic design throughout the interior, plus a stitched Concepts logo patch on the footbed, complete the look. An accompanying Arc’teryx SEAL Squamish jacket is set to release along with the kicks. Lightweight and compressible, the outerwear piece is crafted from wind and water resistant Luminara fabric.
Look for the CONCEPTS x New Balance SEAL 999 and CONCEPTS x Arc’teryx Squamish to release in-store this Saturday at 10 am EST.
CONCEPTS (CNCPTS) Boston
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Cambridge, MA 02138
Release Date: August 4th, 2012 (Saturday) | 10 am EST
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The rest of the world might be searching for their greatness an the venues of 2012 Summer Olympics in London. However, a few found their moment to shine over the weekend at Nike Summer Jam 2012 in Taipei City, Taiwan. In front of the prominent arches preceding the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the pro-am event, hosted by Nike Action Sports and Nike Skateboarding, saw more than a dozen local skaters going against one another. But the prize wasn’t just about bragging rights, trophies, or cash rewards, instead all were vying for the few coveted spots to represent Taiwan at next month’s Nike Festival of Sports in Beijing. Of course, not wanting to miss out on the actions, Stefan Janoski, the King of Style himself, along with Johnny Tang, took to the course as well as dispensing valuable tips to competitors. More Nike Summer Jam to come in the coming weeks around the Greater China region, all leading up to the grand finale at Festival of Sports near the end of August.
Read the rest of: Nike Summer Jam 2012: Taiwan – Skateboarding
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She was an excellent cook who adored Goya and didn't care for diamonds. As the 50th anniversary of her death approaches we present everything you've never heard about Marilyn Monroe
via Culture, Entertainment and Art http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/9427022/50-things-you-didnt-know-about-Marilyn.html
This one in via Ant (Rhythm Plate & YSE): "I have an update to the freely available ARP 2600 Patch Book .PDF file which was originally scanned by Pascal.W aka 'Analogue Monkey'. The pages can now be read in sequential order and they are all the right way around - I hope other people find this as useful as I now do."You can download it here. BTW, even if you do not have a 2600 you can of course
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Project Area: 156.0 sqm
Structural Engineer: João Serpa
This project is located on a plot of land of some interest in a place called Lugar da Ribeira da Praia. We started from an unusual context, as this plot housed some ruins at a higher location, naturally kept apart from the surrounding lower agglomerate with which it apparently dialogues and which we then designated as “village”.
The project’s idea is to “fill” the physical emptiness existing in these ruins by constructing two related modules that overlap each other and are similar to one another material-wise, but that differ in their limits, making evident the construction principle based on the loose and mismatched stone of the ruins and its surrounding walls.
Maintenance of the ruins’ external walls allowed for keeping its identity and the local’s memory as well as to stress the present and evolution of concepts and languages prone to the human experience.
The high limits of the ruins upon which the stone and blackness of the exterior panels of the house were set limit the simple and functional white interior that radiates light and brings life into its interior.
A privileged view over Vale da Ribeira and the ocean, its sunny location and the environmental and landscaped components are what makes this construction respond to a significant amount of elements that together create is sustainability, via use of solar energy, rain waters for watering and reservoir filling and for an acoustic and thermally-controlled construction.
via ArchDaily http://www.archdaily.com/258383/n2x035-house-n2x-arquitectos/
Nike‘s commitment to the twin pursuit of excellence in both innovation and design is personified in this upcoming Nike Hyperdunk+/Nike Lunarglide+ combo, with both silhouettes using a silver and grey metallic finish on the upper, accented with pops of bright pink and blue throughout. A wealth of technical benefits is common to each shoe, including Nike+ technology, Flywire-enabled stability and Lunarlon cushioning, but the kicks carry a street-ready aesthetic that easily translates to casual wear. Look for them to release exclusively through select retailers in New York, Paris, London and Berlin on August 4th.
Release Date: August 4th, 2012 (Saturday)
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