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. TheOn January 7, 2012 / By Sulhan S
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)
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 seenOn January 7, 2012 / By Sulhan S
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.
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.
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 toOn January 7, 2012 / By Jing
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.
For more information check out PAEZ Singapore Facebook page.
p.s. here is Jing’s proud pair of PAEZ.
by Jing 静
Born in 80’s and raised in NYC, Nick Georgiou works have been exhibited Black Rat Press, Andipa Modern galleries in London, the recent solo exhibition in Tucson asOn January 6, 2012 / By Sulhan S
Born in 80’s and raised in NYC, Nick Georgiou works have been exhibited Black Rat Press, Andipa Modern galleries in London, the recent solo exhibition in Tucson as well as several shows has been seen in the New York area. Georgiou creates meticulously hand-stitched newsprint sculpture, which he integrates into the urban environment. Paper scraps from books and newspapers to creative beautiful portraits and sculptures.
My art is inspired by the death of the printed word. Books and newspapers are becoming artifacts of the 21st century. As a society we’re shifting away from print consumption and heading straight towards full digital lives. My sculptures are products of their environment —both literally and figuratively. As often as I can, I use local newspapers to add authenticity, and the form the sculpture takes is a reflection of the personal connection I feel to that particular city.
So the speculation are true, if you’ve been following closely along with Nikon, you probably know that after the recent leak information about the Nikon D4, rumors hasOn January 6, 2012 / By Sulhan S
So the speculation are true, if you’ve been following closely along with Nikon, you probably know that after the recent leak information about the Nikon D4, rumors has been flooding all over on the internet suggesting that Nikon has a new full-frame sensor camera body which is set to launch soon. Today, officially from Nikon we would be expecting a brand new Nikon D4, equipped with a new full-frame FX-format sensor, video capture capibility also has jumped from 720/24p to 1080/30p, added with greater precision, this camera has 91k-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Meter III, compared to a 1,005-pixel meter in the D3S, which so would cost you a whopping of USD $5,999.95 price tag which hits the stores in late February.
The 921k-dot 3.2-inch LCD, which offers a 170-degree viewing angle and ambient light sensor, HD video can be previewed on the display as well, or directly through HDMI port, which also support uncompressed 8-bit video preview output with optional overlay. This hot shot can power on and be ready to shoot in approximately 0.012 seconds, and capture 10 fps stills at full resolution with full autofocus and exposure. A 51-point AF system offers a full cross-type focusing which is compatible with all Nikon lense, also made available to the camera is a two card slots with support for both UDMA-7 CF and the newly announced XQD format (write speeds of up to 125 MB/s).
It has been a strong start for all sneaker company this year, coming abroad in ushering the legendary year, Nike introduces the ‘Year of the Dragon’ collection. In which feature fourOn January 5, 2012 / By Sulhan S
It has been a strong start for all sneaker company this year, coming abroad in ushering the legendary year, Nike introduces the ‘Year of the Dragon’ collection. In which feature four shoes such as the Air Jordan 2012, Kobe VII System Supreme, Zoom KD IV and the classical Air Force 1 Low Supreme.
AIR FORCE 1 is irreplaceable for Nike and the fans. Inspired by dragon robe, the design team renewed its glory with AIR FORCE 1 LOW SUPREME. The cloud-and-dragon pattern on the tongue, plus dragon design on the black silk texture of the sides and upper, evokes memories of royalty in China. The cloud-and-bat pattern on the sole is another derivative from dragon robe, which in Chinese culture implies good fortune. The appeal consummates with the Chinese character ‘Long’ (dragon) on the counter, the suede panel on the midsole, and the wax-finished shoelaces.
Chinese believe that dragon is a holy being, way above the mundane world. In the arena of basketball, Michael Jordan may be the only equivalent to that transcendence. As the largest single-digit number, 9 is appreciated as a sign of utmost power and achievements. Only emperors can wear robes with 9 dragons. A 9-dragon wall was exclusive for the royal family. 9 is also the lucky number for Michael Jordan. In his 9th season between 1992 and 93, Michael set personal and association record. Inspired by this mystical connection, the Jordan Brand design team, retouched AIR JORDAN 2012 for the new collection. The theme color of blue, in contrast with the yellow inner lining, underpins the message of supremacy, accentuated by the dragon pattern around JORDAN Logo on the tongue. The effect reaches its apex in the limited edition packaging, where red background is decorated with golden dragon and JORDAN Logo, bursting with Chinese features. Two cushions and three midsoles are available, offering functional and aesthetic benefits.
Kobe Bryant appreciates Chinese culture, in particular Chinese Kung Fu. The quest for agility and speed has been integrated into his own athletic art. Drawing inspiration from Kobe’s Italian root and Kung Fu movies filmed in that country, the design team rendered NIKE KOBE VII SYSTEM SUPREME with the signature tri-color of Italy. NIKE KOBE VII SYSTEM SUPREME comes with a cushion printed with Kobe’s exclusive golden Logo, a statement of invincibility. The matrix design on the upper is a special code, spelling the message for Kobe. With his signature and an animated dragon pattern on the counter, this design is impeccable for the Chinese new year.
Kevin Durant was born in a year of the dragon, and he does demonstrate dragon-like power in the court. As 2012 is the year of water dragon, the Nike Basketball design team incorporates an array of watery elements into NIKE ZOOM KD IV. The signature strap, in combination with the wave pattern on the tongue and the laser-etched blue shadows, creates a rippling effect. The water dragon surrounding the KD logo on the counter highlights oriental association. The whole piece is dominated by light blue and light mango, symbolic of Thunder. NIKE ZOOM KD IV adopts new Adaptive Fit system to deliver the perfect fit.
In addition to the four footwear styles, the Nike DESTROYER JACKET will hit the street at the same time. Also inspired by dragon robe, it features woolen texture with black suede sleeves. The dragon theme is illustrated through the lining, plus dragon claws embroidered both in the lining and the back, set alive by the cloud-and-bat design. The DESTROYER JACKET will be available alone or along with the Nike AIR FORCE 1 LOW SUPREME, both in the limited edition packaging.
I am not exactly the tall and skinny sort and I know the rule of thumb states that if you want to look slim, go for vertical stripes while horizontal stripes beefs youOn January 5, 2012 / By Simcik
I am not exactly the tall and skinny sort and I know the rule of thumb states that if you want to look slim, go for vertical stripes while horizontal stripes beefs you up but I am really a sucker for horizontal stripes and I am really digging the latest release from Flesh Imp.
Instead of the common black-on-white striped patterned, Flesh Imp now introduces navy blue and Fire-engine red stripes to brighten up your look. Comes in both Tees and Raglan, starting from SGD29.00.
Simcik aka Yankit
Not meant for the weak-hearted, the first Nitro Circus the movie 3D has released a new trailer which feature the american stunt performer has won championships and XOn January 4, 2012 / By Sulhan S
So how did everyone celebrated their countdown to 2012? Dare to be different, SCAPE had organized a countdown that was the first of it’s kind in Singapore. A whole line upOn January 4, 2012 / By Sulhan S
So how did everyone celebrated their countdown to 2012? Dare to be different, SCAPE had organized a countdown that was the first of it’s kind in Singapore. A whole line up of spectacular performances through the night with Mando Concert by Ocean Butterflies, the Youth Concert by *Scape Talent featuring Baracuda Batucada, Brandon Lee, Dare Generation (Ocean Butterflies), Dulcina, Shirly Temple, O Dancers and towards the end of the event while the crowds are getting pumped up then came a solid one hour of non-stop party!
We would be lying if we wasn’t there but we were and it’s the most joyous time as people were seen dancing together ushering the new year, while some got over-excited and tried climbing up the stage (they weren’t suppose to) but it was all about having fun and the excitement felt on that very moment. Check out some of the pictures taken from the few highlighted moment as we enlighten you up what has gone by on that memorable night.
Photos by Sulhan (Nookmag)
Well-recognized for their controversial and transgressive live performances all around the world, chart topping New York disco pop group ‘Scissor Sisters‘ will be finally making their debut appearanceOn January 3, 2012 / By Sulhan S
Well-recognized for their controversial and transgressive live performances all around the world, chart topping New York disco pop group ‘Scissor Sisters‘ will be finally making their debut appearance in Singapore. After their third studio album entitled “Night Work” was released in 2010, it has then ranked as number two on the UK Albums Chart, number one on Billboard’s Top Independent Album chart.
Bono, lead vocalist of rock band U2, described Scissor Sisters as “the best pop group in the word”
Happening on 9th January 2012, the concert will be held at Fort Canning Park and starts at 8pm. Get your ticket online now at SISTIC as early bird ticket are already sold out! Standard ticket goes for sale at $98 and $110 on the event day.
Pictures by www.scissorsisters.com
Take a look at adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott lookbook that will be release on his upcoming collection for Spring/Summer 2012. The collection which feature a unique adventurous design, animalOn January 2, 2012 / By Sulhan S
Previous collection for Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter Collection 2011 is available at Limited Edt (Chamber), #B2-23, The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, Tel: +65 66887012. Stay tune for more news update as the new collection will be available locally.
The Optrix HD is a sport case that transforms your iPhone 4S/4/iPod into an HD action sports camera. If you already own an iPhone and want to recordOn December 31, 2011 / By Sulhan S
The Optrix HD is a sport case that transforms your iPhone 4S/4/iPod into an HD action sports camera. If you already own an iPhone and want to record your adventures moment on a another new level, this is probably a good solution and considering it cost half the price ($89.90 USD) of a Go Pro HD camera. The Optrix HD which has some notable features, such as ultrasonic welds and silicon gaskets, making it waterproof (rated to a depth of 1 foot), you can take it out in all types of weather and conditions, it comes with a anti-vibration sled (red) within the case which protects and limits vibration, curved mounting plates attached with 3M industrial adhesive and a protective thick touchscreen membrane, allowing you to operate your iPhone while in the case.
Although we’re still a bit skeptical about this product as it hasn’t exploded yet into the market, below is a drop test video on Youtube that was uploaded by a user and it seems to be a fairly reliable one.
Once again, Japanese premier sneaker store ‘Atmos’ collaborated with New Balance as they produced a winterized version of their own for Fall/Winter 2011, using the New Balance versionOn December 31, 2011 / By Sulhan S
Once again, Japanese premier sneaker store ‘Atmos’ collaborated with New Balance as they produced a winterized version of their own for Fall/Winter 2011, using the New Balance version H574 as a base, the pair sports a predominately navy suede upper with pink accents highlighting the heel cup, heel tab and tongue tag. Black piping can also be seen throughout the shoe, which is topped off with an all-white midsole and gum outsole. This sneaker is definitely a head turner just about any occasion.
Atmos x New Balance H574 is now available at Limited Edt (Vault) 313 Somerset #04-13/14 Orchard Road, Singapore 233895 (+65) 68344904 (www.limitededt.com)
Photos by Sulhan (NookMag)
Here is a quick look at your options on this coming new year’s eve as you countdown to 2012! BEgIN 2012 at *SCAPE 7pm – 1am, at *SCAPEOn December 30, 2011 / By Jing
Here is a quick look at your options on this coming new year’s eve as you countdown to 2012!
The first of its kind in Singapore. A ‘silent’ countdown organised by the youth for the young and the young at hearts. Participants will download an mp3 file onto their iPhone, iPod or any other music player. And for one hour, the mp3 party music, specially mixed by experienced UK silent disco DJ. Also features performances by Baracuda Bacucada, Brandon Lee, Dare Generation by Ocean Butterflies, Dulcinea, Shirley Temple & O Dancers.
Click here to check out our previous full feature on the party.
“I Love New Year” Countdown Party promises the ultimate NYC New Year countdown party! Hosted by Jeremy Ratnam and Cheryl Miles from 91.3FM, expect a night of live band performances by Goodfellas (SIN) and an incredible Madonna tribute by Chris America (USA), before counting down to the New Year with colourful pyrotechnic displays. Let the party continue through to 2012 with the hottest dance tracks by DJ Shigeki (AUS). Mingle with Uncle Sam, Broadway dancers, Reggae percussionists, US sailors, and many more iconic NYC characters!
For more information, visit www.clarkequay.com.sg
Celebrate the last night of the year with infectious Indian grooves, high-energy dance performances, and free admission to the Patterns of Trade exhibition. Show off your dance moves as the DJ spins the year’s greatest hits and get spotted to win free passes to Zouk! Enjoy more giveaways and usher in 2012 with a view of the spectacular fireworks displays over the Marina Bay area! Free admission to galleries from 5pm – 1am. For more information, visit www.acm.org.sg
A celebration of local pop music, Happy 3+65 is a free NYE Concert summarizing local music happenings for the year. Indulge in the soulful and melodious performances by Singapore’s emerging talents hosted by the Republic of Pop. Featuring SleeQ, Catalogue V, Black Forest, The Pinholes, Natalie Hiong, Wei-En, Deon Toh and Cheryl Wee. For more information, visit Happy 365 Countdown Show’s Facebook
Siloso Beach Party 2012
6pm to 6am, at Siloso Beach, Sentosa
SILOSO BEACH PARTY – Asia’s Largest Beach Countdown Party Get wet and wild as you welcome the New Year in super style with 12 hours of non-stop music at 5 distinct party zones! The water-play will be made explosively fun for party-goers who can get to vantage points on elevated platforms, while foam-fans take to the signature giant foam pool. Turning up the tempo, some of the coolest DJs will bring the house down with 12 hours of non-stop music as you get wet and wild at the largest beach countdown party in Asia! Party on till the break of dawn at 5 distinct party zones – Thump to heart-pounding hits at the Main Arena, chill out to lo-fi and beach house tunes at COASTES, indulge in plush party sounds at Azzura Beach Club, groove to Ibiza beats at Café del Mar and surf to the rhythm at Wave House Sentosa. For more information, visit www.silosobeachparty.com
Headlined by pop-rock’s latest sensation from Canada – These Kids Wear Crowns, Malaysia’s pop diva – Siti Nurhaliza, Singapore Idols – Sezairi Sezali and Sylvia Ratonel, Sheikh Haikel, Nat Ho and Inch Chua, this year’s Countdown Show promises to entertain, enthrall and enrapture the crowd with a greater variety of music than ever! Hosted by local celebrities Gurmit Singh, Michelle Chia and 987FM’s Divian & Jacqui, Celebrate 2012 promises an energetic evening of ‘live’ performances to usher in and kick-start the New Year! Feel the mood escalate and revel in the sizzling atmosphere as 2012 is brought around with a fantastic fireworks display by the Bay! Then, make sure to put on your dancing shoes, as DJ Thryce & DJ Vault will be spinning your favourite Top 40 hits, Electro, dance, hip-Hop, R&B, Pop and House beats right after! It’s 7 hours of non-stop partying and fun! Tickets at $25, available at Sistic. For more information, visit xinmsn.com/celebrate2012
And if a single night of countdown is modest for you, join Tanjong Beach Club on their 2 day extravaganza epic beach bash. A tarot reader to align you on destiny’s path, floating lanterns to convey your wishes to the heavens, and light sticks and lasers to take your revelry into the stratosphere. Featuring Poolside Music (USA), Darren Dubwize & Kiat (Syndicate), Masterpiece & Dave Code (Pushin’On), The Electric Ambassadors & Mr. Has. For more information, visit www.tanjongbeachclub.com
Preparing for the year of 2012, it looks like New Balance isn’t the only one joining on to the zodiac animal: year of the dragon, Converse has unveiledOn December 30, 2011 / By Sulhan S
Preparing for the year of 2012, it looks like New Balance isn’t the only one joining on to the zodiac animal: year of the dragon, Converse has unveiled a Chuck Taylor All Star model that will be available in two models: one has more of a light smoky theme while the other has more color under a distressed, washed-out look. Soon to be available at Converse retailers.
It’s the end of the world, baby! The Campari Calendar makes a toast to life in its 2012 calendar edition. It takes its inspiration from the buzz aroundOn December 29, 2011 / By Gracie
It’s the end of the world, baby! The Campari Calendar makes a toast to life in its 2012 calendar edition. It takes its inspiration from the buzz around the prediction that, according to the ancient Mayan culture, the world as we know will end on 21st December 2012 and enter a transformative period.
Campari’s answer to this ‘gloomy’ imaginary is to react, in an energetic and positive way, without compromises, in countertendency with the main stream. Therefore, with nothing but a blur of unknown possibilities, Campari takes a positive look at intriguing theories, and presents them visually in a series of powerful, awe inspiring photos starring Hollywood actress and supermodel, Milla Jovovich.
Set to take the audience on a stunning visual voyage, the calendar showcases Campari’s latest female protagonist in vivid shots, as she enacts hypothetical scenes about the end of the world. With scenarios inspired from modern cinematography, mythological and biblical origins, the calendar explores remarkable events from dramatic Desertification and Hurricanes to Alien Invasion and Meteorite.
Posing in magnificent couture, Jovovich successfully captivates viewers as she exudes a determined attitude, evoking power and control upon the unknown, and makes a toast to life with her co-star, Campari.
Campari takes this opportunity to celebrate life creatively with optimism and energy, encouraging people the world over to join them in creating passionate, memorable moments to remember, by raising a glass together.
Milla Jovovich comments on her experience: “As a model and an actress, this was an exciting new challenge for me, combining the skills to bring to life each of the hypothetical events in a theatrical, yet sophisticated way. What attracted me most to the project was the powerful inspiration behind it, as well as the positive approach of celebrating life with a special toast, with friends and family.”
The Campari Calendar, of which only 9,999 copies are printed, will not go on sale but will be distributed to friends of Campari internationally. But no worries as Nookmag shares with you the stunning exclusive images from the calendar.
The concept of ‘It’s the end of the world, baby!’ was created by Euros RSCG Milano. Working alongside side photographer Dimitri Daniloff on the project was creative directors Eric Loi and Dario Villa, led by executive creative director Giovanni Porro. The executive production was executed by SeaSun Production.
Let’s toast to life,
“All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, outrun my gun”, sound familiar? sang by American indie band, Foster The People isOn December 28, 2011 / By Sulhan S
“All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, outrun my gun”, sound familiar? sang by American indie band, Foster The People is finally making it’s way here for their first ever concert in Singapore. Released as a debut single in September 2010, almost two years ago it’s quite hard to believe that they were an unknown to most. As a struggling musician at first and working as a commercial jingle writer, over the years these guys has finally landed on to the top Billboard’s Alternative Song chart, 3rd on the Rock Songs chart and also on the Billboard Hot 100 this year with their most played single “Pumped Up Kicks” which is now officially a platinum hit.
Happening on 14 January 2011, the concert will be held at Fort Canning Park and start at 8pm. Early bird buyers get to save $10 dollars as standard ticket are for sale at $85 and $95 on the event day itself. Get your ticket online now at SISTIC.
Photo by www.fosterthepeople.com
This might be an overdue post. Jing has enjoyed the service for such a long time before sharing it with you. TuneIn is the global leader in deliveringOn December 28, 2011 / By Jing
TuneIn is the global leader in delivering free local, international and Internet radio. TuneIn helps listeners quickly and easily find their favorite radio stations and personalities plus discover new ones.
You can browse through the directory of over 50,000 AM/FM and Internet only radio stations, by their genre or locations.
The service is available through online streaming, available through various Internet browsers, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android and many more. By creating an account, your presets stations will be available across the various media. Best of all, it is free.
Last year, during my short getaway in Bandung, I had really enjoyed listening to Mustang 88 FM, a Jakarta (Indonesia) based radio station. And it is now on my presets on TuneIn, along with Lush 99.5FM (Singapore), SKY.FM Bossa Nova (US), R Thailand 88.0 (Thailand), Mix 91.3FM (Malaysia).
Available from tunein.com or AppStore.
by Jing 静
On 8 December 2011, the Lomographic Society International opened its first Lomography Gallery Store in Singapore and Southeast Asia with a big launch party. This is no ordinaryOn December 27, 2011 / By Gracie
On 8 December 2011, the Lomographic Society International opened its first Lomography Gallery Store in Singapore and Southeast Asia with a big launch party. This is no ordinary store. It exists to bring an analogue gallery, a meeting point for Lomographers, a gigantic Singapore LomoWall and all Lomographic products to the city.
Having the second largest Lomography Gallery store in Asia, Singapore is the next big city in the ever-growing squad of Lomography stores (after Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, Shanghai, Seoul, London, New York and Rio).
The Lomography Gallery Store Singapore aims to offer a unique Lomography experience as it is located in the heart of Singapore’s most famous cultural enclave, Chinatown – a multicultural district where the east meets west, traditional meets modern and locals meet foreigners.
The Gallery Store serves as a meeting point for homegrown and travelling Lomographers who will experience a local blend of Lomography, snapshots of the analogue lifestyle and the uniqueness of Singapore’s multi-racial culture. As a Lomographic Gallery, the store offers a platform for creative analogue photography and all varieties of Lomography. Its staff will also give you all kinds of advice on the best camera that suits your Lomographic needs, personality and lifestyle!
Additionally, the store also offers film development of the highest quality. This is a special service for all Lomographic desires and acts as a starting point for regular activities and exhibitions. Regular exhibitions, parties and workshops will make sure that there is always something going on in the Lomography Gallery Store Singapore.
For more information about future activities and workshops, visit www.lomography.sg.
Lomography Gallery Store Singapore
295 South Bridge Road #01-01
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 9pm
Check out Chic Yamada latest collection – the Moccasin Platform. Get your hands on it from chicyamada.com or at its Bangsar Village II (Kuala Lumpur)’s store. Price atOn December 27, 2011 / By Jing