Due for a release this July are two new colorways of the Air Jordan 1 Mid silhouette. First up is a black/gym red anthracite colorway a predominantly black leather upper with red ankle straps and Swoosh all sitting firmly atop a white midsole. Second is the white/fire red true blue cement grey colorway which takes on a patriotic red, white and blue theme with the addition of Jordan Brand‘s iconic elephant print. Both colorways will retail for $105 USD when they hit stockists this July.
A far cry from the building block sessions of youth, a brick squad of LEGO‘s Czech designers, engineers, builders, and mechanics has unveiled the largest LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter model to date. A whopping 42 times larger than its commercially-accessible building kit, this model is built with a steel skeleton and incorporates over 5 million bricks, bringing its total weight just north of 45,000 lbs. Notably, the life-size intergalactic shuttle is built with the same building blocks as are available to the public, albeit in a much greater quantity. The ship was recently unveiled at Times Square in New York.
Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has always done well to curate relevant art from recent generations, creating a new legacy for the present crop of creative enthusiasts. Continuing on this legacy, MOCAtv unveils a new documentary series on punk music, entitled “The Art of Punk.” The documentary seeks to cover logos of iconic punk bands such as Dead Kennedys, Crass, and Black Flag. With testimonial from figures such as Winston Smith, Dave King, and Keith Morris, “The Art of Punk” looks to add a design facet to the music. The first episode will premiere on June 11 on MOCAtv.
As far as NY lyricists go, you won’t find a duo much better than Roc Marciano and Cormega. Pimpstead and Queensbridge connect for this Marci produced cut, “Ruff Town.” I don’t believe this is off Roc’s upcoming Marci Beaucoup LP, so enjoy the quotables off this loosie. “Beef isn’t my preference, I want green and fresh fish on blessed dishes, god willing I reflect wisdom, embodies me I represent realness”… Mega’s definitely in that ‘so nice he only has to rhyme when he feels like it’ category. Speaking of Roc and Mega, whatever happened to their super group M.A.R.S.?
Five years since shipping industry billionaire Anto Marden commissioned the construction of the Adastra Superyacht, the modern marvel has recently taken the crown for “Most Innovative Design” at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards. Designer John Shuttleworth chose a trimaran shape in which the boat features multiple hulls with a main hull in the middle and two smaller outrigger hulls at its side. This one just so happens to be the second largest of its kind, but the only that can be controlled by an iPad miles away from the actual vessel. Measurements taken during sea trials show that its fuel consumption at 10.5 knots can respectfully reach as low as 17 liters per hour when carrying 10% fuel and water. Its slender hulls and streamlined exterior allow the Adastra to travel faster in the open ocean. At 17 knots the Adastra has a 4,000 mile range to comfortably cross both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at hi-speeds. Furthermore, the deck and superstructure is constructed from carbon fiber with Nomex honeycomb core while the hull is a glass/Kevlar foam sandwich as the interior offers lightweight oak cabinetry and honeycomb panels. To further reduce weight Shuttleworth specifically incorporated carbon fiber hatches, toilets, port lights and ladders. If you happen to be traveling by sea in or around Indonesia any time soon, you may spot the Adastra Superyacht as Marden will likely be traveling between the pair of islands he owns in the region.