Gone are the days when you have to actually go to the store and buy something. I’m not talking about getting it online, I’m talking about making it at home. Back in May, I mashed
about the world’s first 3D printed gun (yes a gun that shoots and kills). Consumer friendly 3D printer mfg, Makerbot is now available at Microsoft stores. Soon, you’ll be able to “Print up” whatever you need. Well not just yet, however there’s innovators out there that are leading the pack when it comes to 3D printing. Having the privilege of working with New Balance on several projects, I was able to look behind the curtain and see all the cool things coming up. Check one recent story by the Boston Globe on what the flying NB is up to.
Since I’m a garment dude at heart, I geek out on the possibilities of doing this in my world. Some heads in the fashion industry have already taken the first step. Famed architect, Francis Bitoni and fashion designer Michael Schmidt worked with Dita Von Teese to produce 2,500 3D parts linked together one by one. This concept will fast forward quickly and I’m determined to be there in front of the pack
Unidentified brown objects keep appearing at my office
It’s barely December but feels like Xmas all day long here
Sol and Google (I mean Motorola) got in bed and produced this little magical joint called the Deck
and check out Master Tracks Big ups Brian C. @ Sol
About a week ago, my friend Bobby Kim (aka Bobby Hundreds) sent me an invite about this little thing they’re putting on. You see, the Hundreds are celebrating their 10th anniversary and what better way to celebrate than invite their friends to the happiest place on earth-Disneyland!
Bobby’s passions go further than owning and operating a streetwear brand. His breath spans across the social-art-design realm more than most people I know. His young, mischievous and storytelling traits are very clear, hence the Lost Boys collaboration with Disney they did back in 2008. Having worked with Disney around the same time, I can personally tell you that it’s a true feat to do some of the stuff the Hundreds did with them. (Plain and simple, the folks at Disney can be a tad difficult to work with…) That’s another story but the point is that its cool that Bobby and Ben were able to tell their story with Disney and bring it to their loyal fans whom supported them along the way. There deal with their fans is that if you purchase anything in the store Black Friday, you get a ticket to the magical kingdom last night. And Yes, it’s a private party closed down to the public. BK sent this little thing so come take a ride with me
The happiest place on earth lights up the midnight sky
Shine bright like a
Mickey and Minnie were in full affect with their fans
Buzz Light Year!
Guess where I’m going?
3D glasses included
Of Mice and Men’s, Austin Carlile accompanying us on the Star Tours
Good ole times with good ole blurry faces
Congrats Bobby and Ben on a job well done
As a creative, I like to think that a person makes the clothing or his/her own style. However in reality a lot of people don’t know where to start when it comes to their set up. At 686, we try and make it as simple as possible and developed the KIT BUILDER. What does the Kit Builder do? Its an easy “pick and choose” option that allows you to see how a jacket and pant looks like before you get it. Pick a riders kit or build your own-Enjoy!
Being in the winter business is like being a farmer-You are only as good as the things you cannot control. In this case it’s the damn weather. Although I’ve been doing the snow dance for the past two decades, I still haven’t mastered the art. If anyone can tell me the secret, I’m all ears. According to the private weather forecasting firm, CustomWeather “the weather for the upcoming 2013-2014 ski season is looking favorable.” They claim that with the absence of El Nino, ski resorts can expect normal temps and snowfall in the East, good snow in the Rockies but below avg whitestuff in the Pac NW. They even go as far as predict where riders can find the best snow in which resorts. As always, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Top 10 Western Ski Resorts for Snowfall 2013-2014
Top 10 Eastern Ski Resorts for Snowfall 2013-2014