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    New Era Japan Spring/Summer Collection 2012

    Moving on to a new direction where it’s not just about caps, New Era Japan introduce a new collection which features a full range of backpacks, waist bags,

    On January 13, 2012 / By
    · New Era Japan Spring/Summer Collection 2012 ·

    Moving on to a new direction where it’s not just about caps, New Era Japan introduce a new collection which features a full range of backpacks, waist bags, messenger bags, daypacks, reversible duffel bags, 4-way totes, knapsacks and shoe sack. Seven different color ways to choose, from black to white, sky blue, deep purple, brown, red, green and washed cotton green. The price for the backpack is ¥ 26,250 and the waist bag is ¥ 6,825 (all prices are in Japan YEN) available for purchase at New Era Japan online store.

     

     

    Source: Hypebeast, NewEra JP

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    PressPlayPause (Documentary)

    The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better

    On January 13, 2012 / By
    · PressPlayPause (Documentary) ·

    The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.

    Source: PressPlayPause

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    Polaroid SC1630

    Famous for instant film camera, Polaroid Corporation has announced the new android powered smart camera which feature a 16-megapixel high definition camera, built in with an aperture of

    On January 13, 2012 / By
    · Polaroid SC1630 ·

    Famous for instant film camera, Polaroid Corporation has announced the new android powered smart camera which feature a 16-megapixel high definition camera, built in with an aperture of F3.1 – F5.6, 3X optical zoom and 5X digital zoom, a max shutter speed of 1/1400 and ISO tops out at 3200. Running on 512MB of RAM, built-in storage of 512MB and additionally hold up to 32GB of memory via a microSD card.

     

    The Polaroid SC1630 has a 3.2” widescreen display with touch screen control function, an optional cellular data connection (850/900/1800/1900 GSM radio), Wi-Fi and bluetooth enabled, making it easy for consumer to share their pictures on to the social media network.

     

     

    18 scene mode to select with automatic face detection when capturing crystal clear images. Video function is available and shoot up to 720p with anti-shake support. A smart album which organizes photos by date, location and people. On-board photo editing features include cropping, red-eye removal, resizing and color correction. Plus, geo-tagging features that allow you to add longitude and latitude coordinates.

     

    This smart camera is powered by rechargeable battery that can last all day on a full charge, supports Google’s Android Market that has 400,000 apps available to snap, share and link up. An ultra-portable, two-in-one instant sharing powerhouse, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera leaves even the most powerful camera phones in the dust by combining an advanced imaging feature set with an unmatchable Android powered mobile platform. Scheduled to arrived in April for USD $299.

     

    Source: Engadget (@ CES Trade show)

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    Swatch: Year Of The Dragon Watch

      As we continue to see more brands are coming out their own piece for this festive year, watch maker company – Swatch kicks off the new year

    On January 13, 2012 / By
    · Swatch: Year Of The Dragon Watch ·

     

    As we continue to see more brands are coming out their own piece for this festive year, watch maker company – Swatch kicks off the new year for their own by releasing a special gent watch. The watch features an intricate and graceful chinese dragon, drawn in blue on the white background of the silicone strap, inspired by classic Chinese-style blue and white porcelain. Dial complements the dragon with a delicate ornamental blue grid drawn on a white background.

     

    The Year Of The Dragon by Swatch watch is now available at leading Swatch outlet.

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    Leather Wrapped 2Three (9Five Eyewear)

    9five adds on to the collection for 2012 as they present to you a special edition leather wrapped 2Three eyewear. Cement print which could be seen on the outer part

    On January 11, 2012 / By
    · Leather Wrapped 2Three (9Five Eyewear) ·

    9five adds on to the collection for 2012 as they present to you a special edition leather wrapped 2Three eyewear. Cement print which could be seen on the outer part along the frame, and a touch of red on the inner side. These shade are definitely a matching pair for those who wanna rock with your Jordan 3 cement. Available from 15 January 2012 at 9five retailers worldwide.

    Past collection for 9Five Eyewear are getable at Sup Clothing (official distributor for 9Five Eyewear), located at 34 Haji Lane, S189227, (+65 62979384). For more news on it’s availability, stay lock on it’s site.

     

    Source: 9five, Supclothing

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    ActuallySHOP

    ACTUALLY ushered in the New Year with the launch of its online store ActuallySHOP! ActuallySHOP features both international and Asian brands. It stocks cutting-edge international brands like Daniel

    On January 11, 2012 / By
    · ActuallySHOP ·

    ACTUALLY ushered in the New Year with the launch of its online store ActuallySHOP!

    ActuallySHOP features both international and Asian brands. It stocks cutting-edge international brands like Daniel Palillo, Silent by Damir Doma, Underground England and Jeffrey Campbell, Injury, Pop Issue and much more.

    Honoured to represent up and coming designers from Asia, the online store features quirky accessories by Haoshi from Taiwan, necklaces and bracelets with geometrical aesthetics by Wear & Tear from Hong Kong, the top Korean celebrities’ favourite shoes by Suecomma Bonnie, the avant garde yet still wearable apparel by Kaal E Suktae from South Korea, the basics with a twist of boldness for the fearless by Swank from Indonesia and the functional stationery that makes people happy by Delfonics from Japan.

    Not forgetting local talents, ActuallySHOP will soon feature Singaporean designers as well! These include the androgynous designs by Max Tan, the girly frocks that rock by Ownmuse, the sense of humor infused into classics by A.K.A Wayward, the adventurous designs by Mae Pang and the menswear for the fashionable gentleman by Evenodd.

     

     
    To celebrate its opening, ActuallySHOP is pleased to give away a whopping 40% discount on all Freitag Reference Line bags. Selected brands such as Jeffrey Campbell, Underground England, Suecomma Bonnie, G Closet, Rokin, O.X.S and Pretty Ballerinas are also discounted for the month of January.

    To check out the online store, visit http://www.actuallyshop.com. It also provides international shipping, making shopping so much more exciting than before!

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    Art Stage Singapore 2012

    Over 100 galleries will be exhibiting at Asia’s Premier International Art Fair – the Art Stage Singapore 2012, a lecture series featuring renowned art industry professional, various fringe programmes, and

    On January 10, 2012 / By
    · Art Stage Singapore 2012 ·

    Over 100 galleries will be exhibiting at Asia’s Premier International Art Fair – the Art Stage Singapore 2012, a lecture series featuring renowned art industry professional, various fringe programmes, and art-centered activities over the four fair days.

    Discover more at the ArtSS12, as works from artist, curators, galleries and art aficionado are focused selectively on quality, providing an avenue for dynamic dialogue between collectors.

    The Art Stage embraces Singapore’s unique position as a bridge between the East and the West in a celebration of both emerging new regional artist and international superstar names.

    Expect to view the best in Asian creativity side by side with celebrated pieces from superstars shaking up the globe.

    Happening on 12 – 15 January 2012, located at Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Hall D, E and F. Standard ticket are priced at $30 (1 day), and $60 for season pass.  (Ticket prices excludes booking fee) Purchasing of tickets are available through SISTIC.

    Source: Art Stage Singapore

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    Canon PowerShot G1-X

    Canon introduces the new PowerShot G1 X – 14.3-megapixel sensor compact camera that comes with a new 1.5-inch high sensitivity CMOS sensor, larger than a 4/3″ sensor, Canon says that

    On January 10, 2012 / By
    · Canon PowerShot G1-X ·

    Canon introduces the new PowerShot G1 X – 14.3-megapixel sensor compact camera that comes with a new 1.5-inch high sensitivity CMOS sensor, larger than a 4/3″ sensor, Canon says that the G1 X’s sensor has the same pixel density as the company’s 18-megapixel APS-C DSLR sensor. Giving you the result that you would could achieve with a professional DSLR and what’s the best thing about that? It’s pocket friendly.

    Employed in to improve noise reduction, it has a powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor which enables you to achieve ISO up to 12800, which enables you to photograph in low light with less blur and shorter exposure times. Equipped with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 28-112mm, up to 4x optical zoom which is a f/2.8 lens, leaving you with more opportunities to capture any scene, from portraiture to landscape.

    Compared to the G12, the PowerShot G 1X’s has an improved video specification, allow you to shoot video on 1080p at 24fps.

    Battery life is rated up to 220 shot per charge with the LCD screen on, include a pop-up flash instead of a front mounted flash, (full size hot shoe that’s compatible with any other canon speedlite and macro flashes from the company). Built-in neutral density filter, and an articulating 3-inch LCD screen (an upgraded compared to the one found on G12, and is the same tilt and swivel found in the Canon EOS 600D)

    Arriving in February with a price tag of USD $800, these will lead to many as to argue that the price is almost the same as any other entry-level DSLR but given such with all taken in consideration in the aspect of the image quality and performance? This might actually be worth something to many newcomers to the photography scene, and the seasoned one as well.

     

    Source: BH Photo & Video

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    Kinetics X Adidas Originals – Animal Pack

    The nature of incorporating animal theme has been well-known to all when it’s coming from Adidas. Japanese retailer Kinetics has teamed up with adidas Originals in producing the Animal Pack. The

    On January 10, 2012 / By
    · Kinetics X Adidas Originals – Animal Pack ·

    The nature of incorporating animal theme has been well-known to all when it’s coming from Adidas. Japanese retailer Kinetics has teamed up with adidas Originals in producing the Animal Pack. The collection which features a shoe, apparels such as t-shirts, tracksuit and a jacket. The classic black tracksuit is brought back and replaced with the usually white three stripes with a leopard and snake skin fabrics which is being embroidered on to. As for the sneaker, a redesigned Superstar 80’s with faux-fur leopard skin material on the upper, a contrasted three stripes made from grey snake skins material, finishing it off with gold trefoil logo on the tongue and the heel. The collection which features a sneaker, apparels such as t-shirts, tracksuit and a jacket is scheduled to be release on May at Chapterworld.

    Source: freshnessmag

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    Simple Plan ‘Live Concert’ In Singapore

    Reaching out to their fans as they continue to tour all over the world this year, the Montreal-based punk-pop group, Simple Plan is back again for another live

    On January 9, 2012 / By
    · Simple Plan ‘Live Concert’ In Singapore ·

    Reaching out to their fans as they continue to tour all over the world this year, the Montreal-based punk-pop group, Simple Plan is back again for another live concert in Singapore. Their recent release of the fourth studio album, entitled ‘Get Your Heart On!, has already reached gold status in Canada. Looking all the years that has past, these boys had came from a long way back since the early year of 2002. Their current most played track, ‘Jet Lag’ which features the british pop singer and songwriter, Natasha Bedingfield has rated more than 70,000 likes on Youtube.

    Happening on the 15th January 2011, the concert will be held at Fort Canning Park and starts at 8pm. Early bird ticket cost at $99, while on door (event day) is $109 &  $121. Get your ticket online now at SISTIC.

    Photos by ReverbNation

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    Freezing your jeans, an alternative to washing them

    This may seem a little crazy to some but according to Apartment Therapy, you’re actually better off freezing your jeans to clean them as it keeps the raw denim

    On January 8, 2012 / By
    · Freezing your jeans, an alternative to washing them ·

    This may seem a little crazy to some but according to Apartment Therapy, you’re actually better off freezing your jeans to clean them as it keeps the raw denim intact and it really does work. The cold temperature effectively kills the bacteria that you’ve picked up when wearing them, keeping your jeans feeling clean. Obviously this isn’t going to get a stain out, so you’re going to at least need to spot clean if you get visible dirt on your fancy jeans, but if they’re just feeling dirty from wear, they might just need a good freeze in a plastic bag. Basically all you have to do is brush your jeans off, fold them, put them in a plastic bag, push all the air out, and then toss that bag in the freezer. I got scrammed by someone once for putting my jeans in the freezer for the first time, so be mindful of what’s inside the freezer (eg: foods and stuff) before you toss it in!

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    “BOYS & THEIR TOYS” Exhibition @ FLABSLAB Gallery

    FLABSLAB held it’s official launch for “BOYS AND THEIR TOYS” Exhibition, shot by Joel Lim, who has worked with top local celebrities and fashion stars like Fann Wong, Sheila

    On January 8, 2012 / By
    · “BOYS & THEIR TOYS” Exhibition @ FLABSLAB Gallery ·


    FLABSLAB held it’s official launch for “BOYS AND THEIR TOYS” Exhibition, shot by Joel Lim, who has worked with top local celebrities and fashion stars like Fann Wong, Sheila Sim, Charmaine Harn and Rebecca Tan. He is the ELLE Photographer of the Year who has been credited with commissioned works for Audi Fashion Festival, Samsung, Blueprint Campaign for Asian Fashion Exchange 2011. The exhibition, which aimed to promote acceptance, presents a series of twelve large format prints, part of a limited edition calender-book with an exclusive distribution.

     

    FLABSLAB curated its first exhibition, ‘ONE OR NOTHING’, in November 2011 for Indonesian artist Arkiv Vilmansa. ‘ONE OR NOTHING’ highlighted the nation’s success and competitive environment and has caught the attention of numerous online and print media. ‘Boys and their Toys’ ties in with FLABSLAB’s official launch.

     

    “Boys and their toys” exhibiton is held at FLABSLAB Gallery, starting from 6 to 13 January 2011, located at 1 Commonwealth Lane, One Commonwealth building, (#06-11), Singapore. Opening hours will be from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment only.

    Admission is free of charge and open to public. Note that exhibiton contains nudity.

     

    Source: Staple Design

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    Vans Slip On Lx (Snakeskin Pack)

    Different from what most are used to from the brand, the Vans Vault ‘Snake Pack’ shows off a collection with a predatory edge—a reptilian one that is. The

    On January 7, 2012 / By
    · Vans Slip On Lx (Snakeskin Pack) ·

    Different from what most are used to from the brand, the Vans Vault ‘Snake Pack’ shows off a collection with a predatory edge—a reptilian one that is. The slip-on model feature a snake skin pattern that actually enhances this style of footwear, which is usually more mundane and dull.

    Vans Slip On Lx (Snakeskin Pack) is now available at Limited Edt Queensway Shopping Centre, Limited Edt Vault (313) & Limited Edt Chamber (MBS) (www.limitededt.com)

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    Akai MPC Renaissance

    Some might argue that this would be a rival to Native Instrument’s: Maschine, which pitches it right up against it, a product that has come to be seen

    On January 7, 2012 / By
    · Akai MPC Renaissance ·

    Some might argue that this would be a rival to Native Instrument’s: Maschine, which pitches it right up against it, a product that has come to be seen as the spiritual successor to the traditional MPC. The new MPC Renaissance by Akai is a music production workstation that features a hardware controller and software engine. 16 backlit pads with a fully integrated system boasts true MPC input, support all legacy MPC file formats and includes a ‘Vintage Mode’ which replicates the sound like the MPC3000 and MPC60.

    MPC Renaissance hardware

    • Fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer
    • Vintage Mode changes output sound character to MPC3000, MPC60 and more
    • 16 backlit genuine MPC pads, 16 Q-Link controls, and adjustable backlit LCD screen
    • Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing and MPC transport controls
    • MPC SOFTWARE for Mac or PC with 64-track sequencing capability
    • Two XLR-1/4″ combo inputs and dedicated turntable input
    • Four-channel US B 2.0 audio interface and two-port US B 2.0 hub built in
    • Up to eight pad banks―more than any other MPC ever
    • Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs
    • Stereo 1/4″ out, stereo assignable mix 1/4″ out & S/PDIF I/O

    MPC Renaissance software

    • 64-track sequencing capability
    • Massive 6GB+ sound library, including all of the sounds of the classic MPC3000
    • Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plug-ins
    • Record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program or VST plug-in
    • Runs standalone and as VST, AU or RTAS plug-in
    • Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND
    • Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
    • Mac and PC-compatible

    More details about the Akai MPC Renaissance will be made available as the official debut will be at NAMM trade show in Anaheim, California on January 19.

     

    Source: Engadget

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    PAEZ Shoes

    Jing has a new favourite pair of shoes for this spring/summer. Born & Raised in Argentina, PAEZ Shoes is started in 2007 with three young boys willing to

    On January 7, 2012 / By
    · PAEZ Shoes ·


    Jing has a new favourite pair of shoes for this spring/summer.

    Born & Raised in Argentina, PAEZ Shoes is started in 2007 with three young boys willing to conquer the World with a simple Argentine shoe inspired slip-on casual shoe. PAEZ have taken the footwear market by storm, offering a quality product that combine, design, comfort and simplicity.

    PAEZ shoes are produced under strict “no sweatshop” guidelines, work practices and fair, at the same time ensuring minimal impact on the environment. Each pair is 100% hand-made in Argentina, keeping to the long and rich history of the alpargata.

    Available from: Leftfoot Cathay & Cine, In:Famous (Mandarin Gallery & VivoCity) & Threadbare & Squirrel.

    For more information check out PAEZ Singapore Facebook page.

    p.s. here is Jing’s proud pair of PAEZ.

    by Jing 静
    pictures: www.laspaez.com.ar