Monday, June 30, 2008

Michael Lau x Nike SB China BMX Blazer

Hong Kong-based famous artist and toy designer, Michael Lau, worked with Nike to come up with this very unique China BMX Blazer. The shoes come in “Chinese” colors with yellow all around and red shoelaces and insole. It has great details such as the flares of the sun drawn on the sides, and the year 20-08 on the left and right shoe separately. It comes with a vinyl biker figure and his bike, all in a special box that seems to be covered with dirt. No word on when this will be released but stayed tuned for more details.

In-store at UNITE: Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 2 by Hiroshi Fujiwara aka "Fuji Rod"

The Nike SB P-Rod 2 by Hiroshi Fujiwara was recently released at UNITE. The SB P-ROD features an all black upper in different leathers, and a black on black polka dot print. The sole of the shoes come in white/red and orange. The Fragment logo / Hiroshi Fujiwara signature can be found on the tongue of the shoes.

New Nas Video - "Be a Ni$%^*@ Too" and the Rucker Park Documentary "Gunnin' for that #1 Spot"

Thanks to Dukes at the FULLCLIP for dropping these videos on us.

Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot – Movie Trailer from that neuro on Vimeo.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Nike SB July 2008 Preview

Nike SB Blazer Low Varsity Royal / Black
Nike SB Classic Army Olive / Abyss
Nike SB Dunk Low Premium ‘Randy Colvin’ Black / Yellow Ochre
Nike SB Tre AD Dark Cinder / Metallic Gold

In store at UNITE on July 1st! Don't sleep, cause we might sell your size.
Thanks Hypebeast!

In-Store at UNITE: Nike SB Paul Rodriguez Tinker Hatfield Edition "Hat-Rod"

Stop by UNITE and pick up a pair of these fresh limited edition kicks by Tinker Hatfield.
A detailed look at the sneaker that Tinker Hatfield designed, you can see he took elements of the Air Jordan 12 and the Air Jordan 15 and combined them to create the Nike SB HAT ROD Tinker Hatfield P-Rod 2.

“The side of the shoe features a black woven material similar to that of the Jordan 15, but the Jordan 12 is represented in many ways on the sneaker. First, the sole and toe cap were colored in the same University Blue. The toe cap leather is the textured just like that on the Jordan 12. This same leather also makes a hit on the black swoosh. On the back panel of the shoe you can see the star of the “rising sun” pattern that made its way to the Jordan 12. Not letting too many thing get pas us, Tinker added metal lace loops for the top two lace hole shaped just like, you guessed it, the Jordan 12.”

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Hottest Party in Brooklyn - Celebrate it!

The best party in Brooklyn is coming soon. Celebrate Brooklyn is the jump off.

This year:

Crooklyn Dodgers Reunion

Brooklyn hip-hop history will be made as the open mic pioneers of Lyricist Lounge return to the Bandshell to assemble for the first time the MCs and DJs responsible for the classic ‘90s singles "Crooklyn Dodgers" and "Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers", soundtracks to the Spike Lee films Crooklyn and Clockers.

Saturday, June 28, 7 p.m.
with O.C., Jeru the Damaja, Chubb Rock, EMC featuring Masta Ace, DJ Permier, Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Hosted by Buckshot of Black Moon and Special Ed.

$3 suggested donation. At the Bandshell.

Sister Store in Brooklyn

I would like to think that ADDY & FERRO is our sister store in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. They are two great women who run an excellent shop. They are on the forefront of style and culture. Check out their BLOG.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Adidas Vintage Gazelle

Digging into the archives, Adidas delivers a precise reproduction of the Gazelle. Here the color way is yellow and black. Striking, and well matched to the simple interplay between the three stripes, lace holes and the upper. The white sole lifts the entire set up, allowing the shoes silhouette to really speak. Well done.

10 Biggest Parties Around the World

Mardi Gras? Carnival? Octoberfest? The Running of the Bulls? Been there. Done that. Everyone knows about these parties. They’re great. They’re famous. But most people go to them once and never come back. Let’s talk about parties where the same people return year after year.
In no particular order, here are our top 10 must see parties:

La Tomatina
What: Nobody is really sure how it began- practical joke? A harmless food fight between two merchants? A prank? No one knows but this messy fiesta has been a strong tradition since 1945. On the last Wednesday in August, about 30,000 people descend on this little town to participate in the world’s largest food fight. Never had that massive cafeteria food fight when you were younger? Well, here’s your chance.

When: The last Wednesday in August.

Where: The tiny town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain

Bring: Throw-away clothes and goggles! Tomato juice in the eye stings!

Full Moon Party
What: Legend has it that the Full Moon Party started as a birthday party in the 80s. The backpackers decided to come back again and again. Soon word spread and every month, backpackers would head to KPG to party.

Over the years, the hippy party morphed into a 20,000 person festival. Even in the low season, the party still sees about 10,000 visitors. Many people will tell you that it’s lost its charm over the years but for a serious dose of all night (and all day) partying in Thailand, this is place to get it.

Photo by jeremydeades
When: During the full moon, every month

Where: Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Bring: Your drinking shoes, a red bull, facepaint, and clothes you don’t care about.

Burning Man
What: Looking for the ultimate arts extravaganza? Burning Man is for you! An 8 day festival that culminates in the burning of a 72ft wooden man, this festival is where you can cut loose. Each year has a theme (this year, it’s “American Dream”) and last year 47,000 people decided to join the fun.

Photo by colvid daorado
When: Starts 8 days before the American Labor Day, September

Where: Blackrock Desert, Nevada USA

Bring: Everything BUT money! Burning Man runs on a full barter system and the only things you can buy are water and ice. Aside from the obvious supplies you’d take camping, other essentials include sunblock, a Camel Back and goggles. MOST importantly, bring something that allows you to participate–that’s what Burning Man is all about.

What: Songkran is the Thai New Year. It’s a spiritual festival designed to cool you down and wash away the sins of the previous year. What better way of doing that than by committing a few new ones, right away? Songkran takes place all over the country with everyone embarking on possibly the world’s largest water fight.

When: Mid-April

Where: Anywhere in the land of Smiles (Bangkok and Chang Mai have the biggest parties)

Bring: Anything you don’t mind wearing only once, a water gun, extra water, and a good attitude.

Glastonbury Music Festival
What: A 3 day music festival designed to celebrate the earth, music, and the arts, this festival brings in people from all over the world. Last year’s event had over 177,000 people and 700 musical acts.

When: The last weekend in June

Where: Pilton, England

Bring: Tickets, a tent, sleeping bag, food, and whatever else you “need” to have fun.

What: Similar to the Thai holiday of Songrkan, Holi is a two day Hindu spring festival that occurs in northern India. The first night is marked by bonfires, and the second day is spent pleasuring your inner 2nd grader by splashing colored flour and water over everybody. It’s a celebration about renewal.

Photo by faceme
When: The full moon in March.

Where: India

Bring: Red, orange, and green flour, lots of water, clothes you don’t need!

Bay to Breakers
What: It’s supposed to be a 7 mile foot race but instead it’s a 7 mile costume party and keg race that goes through downtown San Francisco. It began in 1906 to keep people’s sprits up after the earthquake and locals are still keeping that alive, in force! Over 70,000 people, congregate downtown in costumes (or nothing at all) and shopping carts filled with kegs. A little Mardi Gras + a little Halloween college party = a lot of fun.

Photo by weylandphoto
When: The third Sunday in May.

Where: San Francisco, California

Bring: A crazy costume and lots of beer!

Australia Day
What: Australians love two things: beer and bbqs. No day brings out the best in these two than Australia Day, when Aussies celebrate the first European settlement on the continent of Australia. Aussies, a normally festive bunch, kick it up a notch all over the country with bbqs, music, and beer. From the cities to the towns, Aussies are out in full force. If you don’t already have an Aussie friend to take you under his/her wing, head to a beach with beer and make some new friends! Most Australians would love nothing more to break in a newbie!

Photo by Scootie
When: January 26

Where: Anywhere in Oz!

Bring: Your Australian pride, a case of Carlton draught or Coopers, and something for the grill.

Queen’s Day
What: The normally reserved Dutch cut lose to celebrate the birth of their Queen. Originally to celebrate the birth of Juliana, the day now celebrates the birth of Beatrix, whose January birthday makes it cold to party. All over the country, the Dutch head outside with their beer and music, flood the streets in orange, and cruise up and down the canals in revelry.

When: April 30th

Where: The Netherlands (Amsterdam has the biggest party)

Bring: Anything orange!

Calgary Stampede
What: A 10 day rodeo that attracts over a million visitors during its course. The festival features a parade and is the largest event in Canada. But don’t come to watch the rodeo, come for the party! The throngs of people who flock to Calgary are there for the revelry, the beer, and the girls (or boys).

When: Second week in July

Where: Calgary, Alberta

Bring: Your best cowboy outfit and a tolerance for country music.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What Voting Republican Means

This is a sarcastic look at what voting republican this fall could mean for America.

Monday, June 23, 2008

UNITE Summer 2008 Skate Trailer

Unite is not just a retail spot to get your kicks. We represent with some cats who rip. This is the trailer to the upcoming skate film that should be out this August. All local, all the time.

Nike SB Skate Pack '08

Since several seasons now, Nike SB also offers a backpack and some matching accessories, including wallets and pouches. So far it most of the time came featuring the elephant print, which was nice, but definitely not exciting. Today we give you a preview of the Nike SB Skate Pack '08, which is definitely a great piece.

Their new backpack is very technical, comes with a multitude of compartments and an overall interesting choice of colors and premium materials, nothing like we have seen before from them. In terms of style the pack reminds us a little of this seasons collection by Raf Simons for Eastpak.

Expect the new Nike SB Skate Pack to hit UNITE this Fall season. Many more detailed images after the jump.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Vans Era 2008 Fall

In these latest Vans Classics release for the 2008 fall season, Vans have adopted a clean and minimalistic aesthetic to go alongside some their most popular marquee models. These stylings pretty much keep in line with the Vans Classics line, allowing other Vans sub-collections to have a little more freedom in their designs. The solid color offerings are seen on the low top Era, colors including Espresso black, Aurora red and Goldenrod yellow.


Pictures of the Dunk Lows have been lurking on the internet for a while now, surrounded by the to-be-expected speculation. However, it has been revealed that they are part of the Nike SB ‘Trickstar’ pack to celebrate the inclusion of BMX in the forthcoming Bejing Olympics.

Also in the pack is a pair of Blazer SBs in a more toned-down version of the black and gold colourway with monogram stars on the upper.

Despite the Dunk being supposedly limited to 600 pairs, the pack will be released around the world towards the end of July. However, New Yorkers will (may) get the chance to grab a pair early at the official launch party for the Nike BMX product range at Brooklyn Projects on June 27th, held in conjunction with Freestylin’ magazine.

The footwear range also includes the Michael Lau Blazer and Kuwahara Dunk Low, while the clothing includes a cap, hoodie and long- and short-sleeved t-shirts.

Nike SB Dunk Low Premium "Randy Colvin"

It is a Nike SB Dunk Low. It is a Randy Colvin signature shoe and comes in a black/yellow ochre colorway. The sneaker comes with many details including contrast stitching and lacing, pink lining, a star design over most of the upper as well as a tiger graphic on the back heel. The inner sole features a large graphic. All in all the sneaker was inspired by Randy Colvin's World Industries skatedeck graphic.

Friday, June 20, 2008

US lawmakers pass wiretaps bill

US lawmakers pass wiretaps bill

US lawmakers have passed a bill to shield telephone companies who helped in the White House's controversial warrantless wiretaps programme.

The bill also grants the US government the power to continue with its warrantless surveillance scheme.

The Bush administration faced criticism when details emerged of its programme to monitor the phone calls of foreign targets in the US without warrants.

President Bush said the scheme was needed to prevent attacks on the US.

Telephone companies were facing as many as 40 lawsuits for their involvement in the scheme.

Sticking point

The bill was passed in the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, after House Democrats reached a compromise with the Republicans over the provisions to grant telecommunications companies immunity from prosecution.

Previous attempts to pass the bill - and allow the warrantless wiretap scheme to continue - had foundered on the issue of immunity for telecom firms.

Democrats had been reluctant to grant the firms immunity, saying the courts should first determine what the companies did.

President Bush - backed by Republicans in Congress - wanted to ensure that firms which had helped his administration would not be liable for prosecution.

The two sides reached a compromise, whereby telephone companies would not be automatically immune, but courts would be obliged to dismiss a suit against a firm if it is able to produce written certification that the White House asked it to participate in the program and assured the firm it was legal.

The bill is expected to pass the other house of Congress - the Senate - without any difficulties and will shortly become law.

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2008/06/20 18:22:58 GMT


European Championship 2008 TV Schedule

This is the sports event of the summer. The 2008 European Championship, if you have some time this week---go to a pub, have a pint, watch a match with some football fans and have a good time. There are only 4 teams left of 16 and the games are great to watch. All the teams are evenly matched---unlike the world cup. Here is the TV Schedule from ESPN.

In Semi-Finals:

Germany vs. Turkey 6/25 2:45pm ESPN/HD

Russia vs. Spain 6/26 2:45pm ESPN2/HD

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Nike SB Dunk Mid "Spider Man"

No word if "Spider Man" is going to be the official name for these releases. You have to admit the colorway is right on.

Phoenix Lander Finds Water Ice on Mars

Mars Phoenix Tweets: "We Have ICE!"
By Alexis Madrigal June 19, 2008 | 7:20:57 PM

There is water ice on Mars within reach of the Mars Phoenix Lander, NASA scientists announced Thursday.
Photographic evidence settles the debate over the nature of the white material seen in photographs sent back by the craft. As seen in lower left of this image, chunks of the ice vaporized over the course of four days, after the lander's digging exposed them.
"It must be ice," said the Phoenix Lander's lead investigator, Peter Smith. "These little clumps completely disappearing over the course of a few days, that is perfect evidence that it's ice."
The confirmation that water ice exists in the area directly surrounding the lander is big and good news for the Martian mission. NASA's stated goal for the Mars Phoenix was to find exactly this -- water ice -- and then analyze it. With the latest news, the first step is accomplished. All that's left now is to get the water into the Phoenix's instruments, a task which has occasionally proven more difficult than anticipated.
Still, this is the best opportunity that humanity has ever had to analyze extraterrestrial water in any form. That had the Phoenix Lander's persona fired up.
"Are you ready to celebrate? Well, get ready: We have ICE!!!!! Yes, ICE, *WATER ICE* on Mars! w00t!!! Best day ever!!" the Mars Phoenix Lander tweeted at about 5:15 pm.
Their suspicions about water ice beneath the surface of Mars confirmed, scientists and the world will have renewed interest in the outcome of the soil analyses currently being conducted by the lander.
The samples are being examined for traces of organic molecules, among other substances, but the lander does not have instruments that could directly detect life.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Nike SB Dunk Low "Gold Stars"

I don't have much info...just that they are going to release in '09.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Out of the hole of college debt

Out of the hole of college debt

By Elizabeth Warren and Ganesh Sitaraman
June 5, 2008

GRADUATION season. All around the country, parents are taking photos of grinning college graduates holding their hard-earned diplomas. But after "Pomp and Circumstance" is over, students and parents can start worrying: The debt season will begin.

Undergraduate borrowers leave school with an average of $20,000 in debt, and average graduate borrowers owe $45,000. Even before the recent credit crunch, alarm bells were sounding over the rising number of defaulted student loans, which now top 5 million.

The high costs of carrying student loans echo through dozens of life-shaping decisions. Big student loans? Don't become a public school teacher, a firefighter, or a police officer - the pay is too low. Better not go into business for yourself - too risky when you have big loan payments every month. Don't apply to graduate school - just more debt. And don't even think of moving back to Iowa or Oklahoma - pay scales aren't high enough to support debt payments. Today's students talk about delaying marriage, not buying a home, and working full-time when babies are born, just so they can keep paying those student loans.

Some of those who pay the biggest price for student debt don't take it on at all. About 20 percent of low-income students with good test scores (strong predictors of college success) never even apply to college. Taking on loans that are double the family's annual income is understandably daunting, so they become cautious, resigning themselves to less education and fewer lifetime opportunities - depriving themselves and America.

It's time to rethink college borrowing and repaying. We propose "Service Pays," a program that is as simple as it sounds: borrow money to go to college, work in public service a few years, and loans are forgiven.

This isn't a pie-in-the-sky idea. In February, the House of Representatives passed the College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007. Buried in the bipartisan bill's 747 pages is a provision for $2,000 of loan forgiveness per year, for service in areas of national need. To be sure, $2,000 isn't going to get anyone through a year of college, but it's a first step to alleviate the considerable debt burden young people face.

The time spent paying back loans through public service would help rebuild the country. With increased competition from China and India, more and better trained math and science teachers are needed, particularly in lower-income areas. Critical infrastructure needs to be repaired. Some areas of public service face shortages as baby boomers retire.

In state public health agencies, for example, 24 percent of the workforce was eligible for retirement as of 2004, and in some agencies, that number is as high as 45 percent. And loan forgiveness for serving in the military could help replenish the services with well-educated young people.

The transformative potential of Service Pays cannot be underestimated. In an era of community fragmentation and increased mobility, time spent in public service can help forge a shared identity as young people work together to fulfill the promise of America. And some who participate may find themselves drawn into public service as a life's calling. A service-for-debt program has the potential to transform a generation excited about community service into a generation dedicated to public service.

Cost is always a concern, particularly during this time of economic instability. But in the long run, investing in the next generation makes good financial sense. The GI Bill helped 2.2 million returning soldiers become engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, fueling the economy and raising the standard of living. It cost $7 billion (about $240 billion in today's dollars), but for every dollar invested, nearly $5 were returned over 35 years in higher productivity and tax revenues. Service Pays makes the same investment in the future.

Graduation should move young people toward the American dream. But so long as crippling student loans limit graduates' future options, they cannot build a better future for themselves, for their families, and for our country.

Elizabeth Warren is a professor at Harvard Law School and author of "The Two Income Trap: Why Middle Class Parents Are Going Broke." Ganesh Sitaraman is a student at Harvard Law School and author of "Invisible Citizens: Youth Politics after September 11."

© Copyright 2008 Globe Newspaper Company.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Honda produces first commercial hydrogen cars

Honda has begun the first commercial production ever of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car.

The Japanese auto manufacturer ceremoniously launched production of its first hydrogen-powered vehicles on Sunday in Tochigi, Japan, and announced its first customers.

The four-door sedan, called the FCX Clarity, runs on electricity from a fuel cell battery that is powered by hydrogen fuel. Steam is the car's only byproduct. The car can get a combined (city and highway driving) fuel efficiency of about 72 miles per kg of H2 which, according to Honda's own estimates, is the equivalent of getting about 74 mpg on a gas-powered car. The car can be driven for about 280 miles before needing to be refueled.

Go to: CNET BLOG for the full article.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Nike SB Spring '09 Preview

To all you Nike SB heads out there. This is from the boys and girls at NikeSB org. A preview of the spring 09 Nike SB collection.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Adidas Skateboarding Fall '08 starring Gonz

The Fall '08 line from Adidas Skateboarding sees more strong releases from the hand of skateboarding legend and artist Mark Gonzales. Of particular note is the Roster Mid,which takes classic Adidas Basketball, adds Mark's brilliant hand and pads the shoe specifically for skateboarding. The sketched stripes on the Doley slip are also a great aesthetic twist. All is nicely complemented by the sleek profile of the Doley lace up. Aside from sneakers Adidas also worked with Gonz on a few tees, hoodies and jackets.

Gazprom predicts oil will reach $250

Gazprom predicts oil will reach $250
By Carola Hoyos in Deauville and Javier Blas in London
Published: June 10 2008 09:00 | Last updated: June 10 2008 13:22
Gazprom, Russia’s gas monopoly, on Tuesday predicted oil prices would reach $250 a barrel in 2009.

The striking prediction came as the International Energy Agency, the developed world’s energy watchdog, warned that record high prices were needed to choke off demand in order to balance the oil market.

It is the IEA’s most candid admission to date that oil supply is struggling to catch up with Asian demand, and follows the sharp rise in prices last week, which saw crude jump more than $16.24 in less than 36 hours to a record $139.12.

Gazprom’s prediction came at a strategy presentation in Deauville, where Alexei Miller, chief executive, said: “Today we are witnessing a very great change for hydrocarbons. The level is very high and we think it [the price of oil] will reach $250 a barrel.” A company spokesman specified that Gazprom believed that level would be hit in 2009.

That is substantially higher than forecasts by analysts, who see oil prices in 2009 ranging between $100 and $200.

Biofuel supplies set to surge, says IEA
Biofuels will represent almost 75 per cent of the net increase in non-Opec oil supplies this year, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, signalling the fuels’ growing importance in spite of their impact on world food prices, writes Javier Blas.
The IEA said non-Opec supply would increase this year by a net 455,000 barrels a day, with biofuels contributing 331,000 b/d. Last year biofuels counted for about 45 per cent of the global non-Opec net supply increase.
The IEA said this year’s growth would take the global supply of biofuels close to 1.4m b/d by December, underpinned by strong growth in US and Brazilian ethanol.
Biofuel production – particularly US corn-based ethanol – has been strongly criticised as one of the factors driving up food prices. The International Food Policy Research Institute said biofuels explained 30 per cent of the surge in food prices. Washington, however, said biofuels accounted for only about 3 per cent of the increase.
US officials have recently emphasised that biofuels now form a key element of global fuel supplies and warned that removing them from the energy chain would trigger an increase in oil prices.
In its monthly oil market report, the IEA said “supply growth so far this year has been poor and higher prices are needed to choke off demand to balance the market”. It added: “Abnormally high prices are largely explained by fundamentals”.

Mr Miller agreed with the IEA’s assessment, saying that speculators were not ”a determining influence”. He said: ”Competition for resources and their use is growing.”

The market responded by pushing prices back up after they had fallen below $134 earlier in the session. Nymex July West Texas Intermediate rose 70 cents to $134.95, while ICE July Brent added 53 cents to $134.38.

As expected, the IEA cut slightly its forecast for annual oil demand growth, but surprised the market with a deep reduction in its forecast for supply growth from non-Opec nations, leaving the world more dependent on the producers’ cartel.

It cut its demand growth forecast further by 80,000 b/d to an annual increase of 800,000 b/d because of record high prices, the slowing US economy and the partial removal of fuel subsidies in some Asian countries.

However, the agency warned that so far, there were “very few signs of slowing demand in non-OECD countries where economic growth is far more significant than price in determining demand”.

The cut in the IEA’s forecast for oil demand growth was overshadowed by a larger cut in forecast supplies. The agency cut its forecast for non-Opec supply growth to just 455,000 b/d, or 225,000 b/d below last month’s forecast. It expected most of the non-Opec fresh output to be in the form of biofuels, which would account for 72 per cent of the supply increase.

The non-Opec supply growth forecast for 2008 is now below the growth achieved by the group both in 2007 and 2006, in spite of significantly higher oil prices.

The agency also warned that the imbalance between demand and supply forced a counter-seasonal drop in rich countries’ oil inventories in April. It estimates that stocks fell in April by 8.1m barrels, compared with a traditional increase in April of about 30m barrels.

It warned that current prices could “impinge upon growth prospects”, even though the global economy is more resilient to rising oil prices. “Globally, the high oil price is contributing to inflationary pressures,” it said.

The IEA’s warning echoes comments on Monday by Tony Hayward, chief executive of BP, who said the oil market was not well supplied.

“In a well functioning market where supply and demand are balanced, prices should be stable. Where prices are high, however, they show that supply is not responding adequately to rising demand ... and that is where we find ourselves today,” Mr Hayward said.

Francisco Blanch, head of commodities research at Merrill Lynch, said on Tuesday he was raising his forecast for WTI prices in the second half of the year to $121.50, based “a combination of lower than expected supplies and unrestricted demand. Non-Opec output is really struggling to expand.”

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2008

"Art of Football" by Nike

We at Unite cannot help the fact two out of three of us love "football." Soccer, not pigskin chucking.

With the recent beginnings of the 2008 European Championships, most of the world regardless of geographic location is most likely tuned in to watch some of the best national talents outside of the World Cup. In accordance with the belief that art and football go hand in hand, Nike 1/1 was created to converge football and art together in a series of visual presentations. Providing the power of curation in the hands of Nick Knight, Knight and 5 other artists would becoming the founding members of the Nike 1/1 project which debuted in Milan back in April. The debut also included 11 new contributing artists. However, a sense of interactivity was brought in as budding artists from around the world contributed their own visions of football and art with a further 11 artists chosen. Now showing in Paris, the Art of Football Exhibition features 26 pieces of football inspired art in a showcase wrapping up on the 17th of June.

Nike "Art of Football" Paris
June 11th - June 17th
Galerie LH
6, rue Saint-Claude
Paris IIIè.

Source: La MJC

Monday, June 9, 2008

3G iphone

The very highly anticipated 3G iPhone has just been announced by Steve Jobs at Apple's annual WWDC. This time around, the iPhone is everything the old one was but better and amazingly, a lot cheaper. It has thinner edges, a full black plastic back, flush headphone jack, and it will be 36% faster than Nokia's N95 and Treo 750 in terms of pageloads. It also has improved battery life with 300 hours of standby, 8-10 hours of 2G talk, 5 hours of 3G talk, 7 hours of video, and 24 hours of audio. It will also come with GPS, so you know where you are all the time.

8GB is available for $199 and 16GB will come in white for $299. Available on July 11th, pre-orders are available now at the Apple store.

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