Music| @TheChainsmokers Tour The City in New Break-Up Video “Ipad”

Our good friends Alex & Drew have resurfaced from a soft hiatus with a encapsulating segment of releases including their latest single ‘IPad‘, which joins in on the fun. Fresh from the bands first 2022 single ‘High‘, the renowned duo offers fans a captivating new record that can only be described as the happiest break-up record out. To be clear, Ipad is the realization of how an unhealthy relationship has to come to and end.

‘Ipad’ is delivered with a custom Kid-Studio directed visual that showcases, vocalist Drew, as he tours the New York City streets engaging with residents and the many faces that can be seen when we are back outside living life. A disgruntled Drew came up with these words during a social dry-spell, stating “We wrote this song when I felt like I didn’t have anyone to talk to,”. They continued describing this record as:

“It wasn’t that I didn’t have anyone that would listen, but I had reached a level of cognitive dissonance that I felt was unexplainable. I don’t keep a journal so writing this song and the others on this album (and past albums) is my opportunity to organize my thoughts.

The Chainsmokers

The two leading singles ‘High’ and ‘IPad’ will both be making it to the upcoming, yet-untitled fourth album, which we have yet to hear a release date for. We do know, the duo’s last LP, World War Joy, dropped in December 2019.

Enjoy The New Video For ‘IPad’ By The ChainSmokers Above & Stream It Below!

Footwear| @KarhuOfficial Revisits @MoominOfficial For Latest Sneaker Pack

More then any other footwear powerhouse, Karhu has sunk their fashion teeth into the Moomin world like no one else. For their second release of 2022, Karhu teams with Moomin for a custom two-piece sneaker pack release.

Context for you, created by author and illustrator Tove Jansson in 1945, the Moomins are a family of carefree, adventurous trolls from the eponymous Finnish storybook series. Similar to previous releases, this cult-classic has teamed with Karhu on their Fusion 2.0 and Aria 95 silhouettes for this duo-pack.

For these two releases we capture Moomintroll gracing the upper of each sneaker, which takes direct influence from the story of Moominpappa at sea. The Fusion 2.0 arrives in color-waves of “India Ink/Chambray Blue” to mimic the Moomins’ journey at sea, while the Aria 95 is drenched in “Dawn Blue/Sleet” and utilizes a sturdy mesh and a reflective M-logo paying homage to the rocky island lighthouse where the family eventually lands. Both silhouettes adorn splashes of red which are inspired by Moomintroll’s scarf, while vibrant geometric patterns highlight the colors of Moominvalley.

The full collection is set to drop as a pack on February 4 and will be available from the brand’s online store.

Enjoy A Closer Look At The Karhu ‘Moomin at Sea’ Pack Below!

Fashion| @OiPolloi x @Lavenham Team Up For Custom Five-Piece Quilted Capsule

Manchester-based fashion-house Oi Polloi is unveiling the release of a five-piece quilted capsule alongside countryside designs-men Lavenham.

Inspired from his early years growing up in Manchester , Oi Polloi co-founder Steve Sanderson (who reminisces over late night parties, Italian lux sportswear, DIY aesthetics and outdoor pursuits) thoughtfully designed a five-piece capsule of quilted brilliance as they teamed up with the British label.

Doused in a color palette inspired by the OG Range Rover Mark 1 — “Tuscan Blue”, “Lincoln Green” and “Sahara Dust” — a trio of bomber jackets which come equipped with ribbed collar and cuffs, slash pockets and a drop hem, are accompanied by a duo of gilets, which arrive crafted with equal precision. Branding is kept subtle with a small tab at the hem and traditional markings on the inside of the collar, while dual-zip fastening completes the perfect transitional garment.

The short series by Oi Polloi x Lavenham is set to release on February 1 via Oi Polloi’s webstore, with the jackets retailing at £275 (approximately $370 USD) and the gilets £195 ($260 USD).

Enjoy a Few Looks At The Oi Polloi x Lavenham Collaboration Series Below!

Design| Sou Fujimoto Unveils “House of Music” for Budapest City Park

Sou Fujimoto, a Japanese architect, has decided to unveil his highly anticipated House of Music  to the public.

The House of Music features a distinct billow style roof inspired by sound waves. The bee-hive inspired canopy consists of 100 crater-like perforations that allow light in and an underbelly covered in 30,000 gold-colored leaves. The 94 custom heat-insulated glass walls are almost entirely translucent, while thin structured support beams are scattered throughout the building, blending in with the natural surroundings outside.

“There is perhaps no other cultural area where Hungarian art has made a bigger impact than in music… yet the country has no center to provide a comprehensive overview of the treasures of their legacy in the global context of music history,”

reads the Liget Budapest park description.

The House of Music Hungary aims to fill that need, celebrating the contributions made by Hungarian musicians over the past 2 millenniums. The new cultural landmark is situated in Budapest’s City Park, overlooking Városliget lake with Vajdahunyad Castle as the backdrop.

Take a virtual visit and stop by the Liget Budapest website for more information.

Take A Detailed Look At The Sou Fujimoto “House Of Music” Below!

Art| Stream Your Way Through The VOICE GEMS META-MUSEUM

The metaverse is not short on enticing experiences for attendees to enjoy from meta-concerts to interactive museums. Two of the leading vocal experimentalists, Harry Yeff (Reeps100) and Trung Bao, have unveiled their latest collection of vocal art dubbed VOICE GEMS META-MUSEUM.

The two meta-designers prepared a virtual space to host their sculptural sound bytes that are hung like paintings across the dim-lite virtual venue. The series showcase archived VOICE GEMS of prominent figures and voices alongside experimental bytes that investigate vocal phenomena and technology. Many of the structures are generated from anonymous sources, AI-generated voices, dying languages and even the voices of critically endangered species.

The development of the museum and the art-series took six months which was supported by an array of prominent figures such as  Ai WeiweiFelipe Pantone, Platon, Lily Cole and Johann König, who helped create these unique digital sculptures. These one of a kind gemstones are made available on popular meta platforms such as  Foundation and OpenSea.

Enjoy Some Instagram Examples Of The VOICE GEMS META-MUSEUM and More Images Below!

Film| @DuskoPoppington Shares He Has Begun Filming ‘Paid In Full 2″

Dusko Poppington best known as Dame Dash has recently shared his plans for a Paid in Full sequel that’s already in the works. “I’m about to shoot Paid In Full in Newark.”, says the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder. Dame’s renown for many business and music ventures, but one of the most lucrative choices was to produce the Hip-Hop cult classic that is Paid In Full.

As he was having a conversation with AllHipHop, Dame exclaimed “I’m about to shoot Paid In Full in Newark.” He continued, “It’s what happens after he put all that work on the street and somebody had to get that money back. And I actually was one of the only d******* that lost money. Well, not d******, but I lost money in that one. Everyone else caught bricks, I lost 10 racks, I’m 16.”

Dame also added “There’s a lot of perspectives that people don’t know. We chose three, really one. Now I’m showing all perspectives.” He also added, “So you’ll see a perspective from the stickup kids at the time, see a perspective of the younger dudes, I was a younger dude, the 16-year-olds. You’ll see perspectives from Kevin Childs, Jay Black, everybody, Lou Simms. It’s going to be off the hook. Trust me. A lot of other little stories will be told.”

There is currently no release date for the film.

Enjoy The Original Trailer for Dame Dash’s “Paid In Full” Above!

Fashion| NIGO Celebrates A New Era for @KENZO w/ FW22 Collection

NIGO recently made his debut for KENZO with the French luxury powerhouse’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection. Holding the honor as the first Japanese designer to front the house since its originator Kenzo Takada, NIGO delivered a “real-to-wear” expression that blends KENZO’s heritage with modern muses.

This debut was hosted at the Galerie Vivienne in Paris, the location of Kenzo Takada’s first show (“Jungle Jap”) back in 1970. NIGO ushered in a new era for the label with this series. Cued to NIGO’s upcoming album, I Know NIGO, which features A$AP RockyKid CudiPharrell WilliamsPusha TTeriyaki BoyzTyler, the Creator and Lil Uzi Vert, the FW22 continues Kenzo Takada’s blending of Japanese and wardrobe norms with NIGO’s unique streetwear legend lens. The newly appointed Artistic Director reimagined KENZO’s archive to unite and transcend both culture and conventional dress codes.

This Japanese-Western theme for outerwear offers pieces like the souvenir bomber jackets with a wool side sharing an embroidered map of France and silk side embellished with a map of Japan. Tapping into military influence continues with the shearling-lined nylon aviation jackets, varsity and “Ivy”-inspired graduation jackets adorned with Kenzo Takada’s original sketches. A soft collection of Harris Tweed coats, checked biker jackets, coverall jackets and other workwear, cement the influence that Takada provided to the fashion industry.

Adding another layer of personal touch, NIGO, currently learning the art of Aka-e pottery from the master potter Fujimura Shuji, showcased his new skillset with decorative adornments hand-painted by his teacher. NIGO refuses to leave out his love for animal graphics as they are viewed on many pieces in this series. The designer revived the feline stuffed-animal scarves of Kenzo Takada, along with oversized coquette’s, field caps, reversible souvenir jacket pouch bags and other carrying options emblazoned with the archive Pop Bouquet flower print and the Tamari Monogram, a new geo- pattern.

Maintaining NIGO’s philosophy toward clothing, KENZO will develop a considered wardrobe delivered through limited-edition monthly releases.

Enjoy More Views From The Runway Below!

Music| The Highly Anticipated & Soulful EP ‘Rapunzel’ by @Dhrvie Has Arrived

Not missing a step since his well-received video release of “Double Take” and last single “Stable Life”, the RCA supported artist Dhruv has finally unveiled ‘Rapunzel‘ to the world. The singer/songwriter detailed this project by stating “rapunzel is a scrapbook I’ve kept during a really important few years of personal growth,”. The sound and writing from this project gives great insight to the years of growth and experience Dhruv has been journeying through.

“The title is in reference to a lyric in the closing track, which talks about our childhood selves often being our least inhibited and truest selves. In many ways, I think this project is about me trying to find that version of myself.”

– Dhruv

Dhruv utilizes this 8-track EP to detail his story all while giving fans their favorite sounds from him including records such as “double take,” “airplane thoughts,” and even offers a new favorite “grateful” which was accompanied the EP release with a video out today. The true musician that Dhruv is has been awaiting this great chance to provide listeners with a full project to indulge in that is adorned in soothing production and covetous writing. Vocally, Dhruv is a soulful crooner who is melding cultures and sounds in true R&B fashion.

rapunzelTrack List

1.      retrograde

2.      moonlight

3.      double take

4.      airplane thoughts

5.      vulnerable

6.      what’s wrong with me?

7.      stable life

8.      grateful

Enjoy A Full Listen To Dhruv’s ‘Rapunzel’ Below and Watch ‘grateful’ Music Video Above!

Fashion| Taiwanese Designer GOOPiMADE Debuts Their Limited Series “DT01-SOFTBOX”

Taiwan-based fashion designer brand GOOPiMADE offers their global fanbase a mesh of style with functionality with their latest collection of activewear. In their first launch of 2022, GOOPiMADE presents a limited collection dubbed DT01-SOFTBOX, which a sub-series of the “Experimental Project.” series.

In their latest lookbook, GOOPi features Taiwanese singer Queen Wei and hairstylist Jimmy sporting relaxed-fit clothing in aesthetics hinting at Japanese anime. Subtle features adorn each article such as a new black label detailing, symbolic of the unorthodox designs and upgraded fabrics in the SOFTBOX line. The highlighted pieces include the D-9S “Divisor” Functional Pocket Shirt and the P-3S “Hyperbola” Utility Track Pants in the new “Loch Ness” blue colorway. Additionally, are pieces with distinct silhouettes including the F-5A “Compatible System” Field Jacket and the R-1K “Optimization” Bucket Hat.

Priced at $1,380 to $4,680 TWD (approximately $50 to $170 USD), the DTO1-SOFTBOX collection is currently sold out on GOOPiMADE’s official website.

Take a Closer Look At The Limited ‘DT01-SOFTBOX’ Collection by GOOPiMADE Below!

Footwear| A Mindful Capsule Series Titled “Shinrin Yoku” Is Showcased by @KarhuOfficial

Our favorite Finnish footwear label Karhu, debut their official first release of 2022. Thoughtfully, the design powerhouse decided to start the year off with a journey of relaxation and mindfulness for their first capsule release dubbed “Shinrin Yoku

Known as forest bathing, Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese practice of spending time in nature for the purpose of meditation or healing. Centering around the need to separate from the chaotic world and meld closer to one’s self, Karhu presents a collection inspired by the environment while catering to our five senses.

Karhu sticks true to this theme by introducing two new colorways of its epochal Fusion 2.0 silhouette. “Asparagus/Celadon Green” and “Dark Olive/Cress Green” iterations resemble trees, leaves, resin, roots, bark, flowers, berries, and herbs, and each sneaker also houses a midsole partially constructed of cork, which can be harvested without cutting down trees.

This limited release is set to drop on January 21 and will be available via the Karhu webstore.

Take a Closer Look At Karhu’s “Shinrin Yoku” Capsule Below!