Articles by: James

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Panasonic LUMIX GX1

Few things have advanced high end, compact digital cameras in recent years more than the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) format. MFT cameras have bigger sensors, wider apertures, and allow amateur photographers to use interchangeable lenses – something that had been reserved for more complex DSLR cameras. Panasonic … READ MORE

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Nike Portland – Grand Opening

In addition to corporate temples (like the hallowed Beaverton campus), and retail locations (like the factory store in North Portland, which is a treasure hunter’s goldmine), Nike has added “brand experience” location in downtown Portland, that gives Swoosh fans a new source of NSW, NikeiD and other … READ MORE

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wings + horns x PORTER Pouch

Call it a fanny pack, but the oft-ridiculed waist bag has been resurrected, becoming arguably the break-out accessory of the past few years – and if you’re not hip to it, chances are you’re probably not in Japan. The key player in the “funny bag” comeback has … READ MORE

Nike Air Max 90 VT - Black Nubuck

Nike Air Max 90 VT – Black Nubuck

Nike’s Vac Tec releases bring together two of the shoe company’s best qualities: the iconic trainer silhouettes that established the brand decades ago, and the bleeding edge textile tech and avant garde design that have kept the company fresh. Nike has revamped some of the most classic … READ MORE

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ICON .001 Ford Bronco

One trend seen at the 2011 SEMA auto show is tuners shying away from the gaudy chrome that was the blingy bread and butter of the custom auto scene for decades. Thankfully, toning things down has actually inspired aftermarket designers like Icon 4X4 to get a little … READ MORE

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OriginalFake x Peanuts – Halloween T-Shirt

The OriginalFake x Peanuts Halloween collaboration t-shirt is now available. The shirt features Snoopy atop the Great Pumpkin character from the Peanuts comic strip, and KAWS has given the giant Jack O’ Lantern his signature X eyes. The Great Pumpkin was first introduced into the Peanuts strip … READ MORE

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Roland DG iModela/iCreators

Desktop fabrication – or 3D printing – has long been touted as the next milestone in the tinkerer/hacker revolution. The goal is to bring 3D fabrication into home workshops, giving creators and inventors an immediate and (relatively) low-cost means to produce widgets and gadgets – the same … READ MORE

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Freshness Week In Review: 5/09/2011 5/16/2011

Quite a solid newsweek, including a slew of notable stories in fashion, sneakers, art, business, and technology. First up is the AW2011 movie from White Mountaineering, which shows that for the coming season, the label is taking some of it’s strongest suits, and giving them season-appropriate updates. … READ MORE

Audi A7 Paper Model

Audi A7 Papercraft Model

Audi has launched a number of notable, creative, and well executed ad campaigns in recent years, highlighting key company milestones, high tech product improvements, and new models. As part of the campaign behind the new A7, Audi retained graphic design artist Taras Lesko to create a paper … READ MORE