New Balance continues to release its lineup as part of the SS14 collection. As I've previously stated one of my favorite models is their 574 and now they've released the New Balance 574 "Island" Pack ($CALL) which would fit perfectly in Miami on a nice Summers day. The colorway features an upper made mostly from a bright blue ripstop fabric, the logo is turquoise layered on top of orange, and the mid sole is made up of an orange Encap that sits on white foam. The out sole is blue rubber and everything is brought together with a palm tree print liner. These shoes are available from Feature Sneaker boutique today.(photo credit - Feature Sneaker Boutique)
Stelios Mousarris is obviously a very talented gentleman. Stelios initially studied out of the Arts University College at Bournemouth in the UK majoring in modelmaking. From there he worked for Foster + Partners and eventually moved on to his own business Mousarris. He has a number of pieces on his website, but the one blowing up the internet at the moment is the Wave City Coffee Table ($4300). If you haven't seen the movie, there is a scene where Leo is first teaching Allen Paige's character about Inception. She then attempts to control her environment by defying physics and bending a city in half. I've attached the scene below for your enjoyment. Stelios has captured this moment masterfully. Like the description says his table is a mixture of wood, steel and 3D printed technology. Simply brilliant.[gallery type="rectangular" size="full" ids="21837,21833,21836,21835,21834"]
Traveling with Wellies is a pain. Usually these boots are cumbersome and hard to pack, but know the Foldable Japanese Rubber Boots ($130) help take care of that problem. Their flexibility allows you to roll them up and stash them in a drawer, suitcase, or neatly tuck them away in your hallway. These shoes will take up no more space than a standard pair of running shoes. But don't forget these are premium rubber boots,?designed to withstand the toughest, dirtiest work you can throw at them.
The apt name Allrover Stair-Rover ($250) allows you to go places other boards only dream about. This board allows you to surf the city; this includes stairs because of the unique utilization of 8 - 60mm super high rebounce wheels. Additional features include a ply maple deck with handles for easy carrying, custom 50-degree aluminum trucks for more turning, heavy duty, and flexible V-frames, all fitted to a thermoplastic chassis with shock absorbers. The entire kit weighs just 9 lbs.
Van Gogh's "The Bedroom" Is An Airbnb ($10/NIGHT). The title pretty much says it all. For a measly 10$ per night, you can stay in a room that eerily resemble the world class painting by Van Gogh. The room in located in an apartment in Chicago, Il, and accommodates two. It is decorated to a "T" in the post-impressionist style of the painting. which depicts Southern France at the time. It is decked out in bright colors, and artwork. The owner is only charging $10/night so that he can buy paints. He is also throwing in tickets to his art exhibit upon request. Not a bad deal.
Currently our favorite interior style is modern minimalist, with industrial or rustic pieces. We believe spaces should be uncluttered and the items you buy should be high quality and long lasting. The Factory Cart from Restoration Hardware ($850) is just such a piece. The tables RH offers are made in the US of solid hardwoods. They include the original cast iron hardware and are cleaned and oiled to show the history. If you don't want to spend the money you can check out eBay and usually find a factory cart for around half the price. You'll need to refinish it yourself, but in the end it will be worth it.