If you think every single commercial on TV is just like every other commercial or are developed by marketing departments trying to figure out how to attract the largest demographic, then you're on to something. The 'This is a Generic Brand Video' written by Kendra Eash for McSeeney's Internet Tendency, a daily humor website, and it takes a shot at the generic commercial that could pretty much represent every brand. The complete video was created from royalty free clips on Dissolve.com.
When you think MB&F couldn't possibly take their watches to another level they do just that. Their latest futuristic watch is the MB&F's HM6 Alien Nation ($500,000). They've actually turned one of their watches into a mothership complete with aliens.THE HM6 Alien Nation features a sapphire crystal which sits on a platinum case. The engine is made up of 496 components with 68 jewels. It has a Flying Tourbillion with retractable shield and provides up to 72 hours of power. The Alien Nation version of the HM6 comes with its own aliens in white gold and a case that utilizes MB&F's Ambient Glow Technology which gives the sapphire a blue glow.Now the sad news, besides the price. There were only four pieces made and rumor has it they've already been sold. Here's hoping they come out with a second run.
Kokkedal Bikes started by building bikes for their friends. Their bikes are simple creations that focus on the finer details. The Kokkedal Diablo Bicycle ($600) is their classic men's beach cruiser. Almost all of its parts are black including the frame, seat, tires, mudguards, chain and reflector. While the red wheels add a splash of color. The base model comes with 3 gears utilizing a Shimano Nexus hub which can be increased to 7 gears for an extra $105.
Everyone should have a truckers hat in their wardrobe. Trucker hats are an iconic symbol for guys who get stuff done, whether they be farmers, mechanics or truckers. The Venice Blvd Trucker Hat by Deus ($30) uses the classic nylon mesh back and adds the Deus artwork to the front. The folks over at Deus Ex Machina have taken this classic American icon and made it really cool.
NudeAudio's Studio 5 ($180) bluetooth speaker was designed to fit in perfectly with a contemporary interior. It also provides high quality sound for such a small package. Two high-fidelity neodymium-drivers along with a 3 inch subwoofer work together to produce sound that covers 70Hz - 18kHz. The Studio 5 also has a wide variety of connections for your devices, including a lightning connector, aux-in, bluetooth, and dual-pairing over bluetooth.
The Adidas Consortium is about to have one of the biggest releases this year. Adidas Originals working with Undefeated and A Bathing Ape take on the classic ZX5000 running shoe. The Adidas Consortium X BAPE X UNDEFEATED ZX 5000 ($165) will be a must have collectors item. The ZX5000 pioneered the Adidas torsion system, Bape adds their all over camo and tricolour stripes and the gold accents which include the UNDFTD and Bape Head logos, cap off the design the shoes will be released on April 20th and are a limited edition.