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Absolut Brooklyn by Spike Lee

Absolut gets together with Spike Lee to design their latest limited edition vodka bottle – ABSOLUT Brooklyn. The bottle features a depiction of a brownstone with the number from Lee’s childhood home in Cobble Hill and bears his name on the bottle.

Each of the city editions of Absolut has a charitable initiative attached, as part of this campaign Absolut is donating $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity to help fund an affordable homes project in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Soon in stores

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Curious cufflinks by Samuel Gassmann

Samuel Gassmann is better known for being a curator and an art consultant. Fewer know that he is also a designer since last Autumn as he has launched a collection of cufflinks. Most of his collection comprises either a simple disc, ‘cabochon’ or button but what varies the most are the special materials, embellishments and colours.

For instance, the ‘Circumstance’ selection features rare materials — ivory, French jet or coral — discovered mostly at Paris flea markets such as porcelain cabochons made using original ancient fèves.

Where: http://samuelgassmann.com/

Remix of microphone as light fixture by Re-Surface

RE-SURFACE produces a range of hand-crafted lighting and interior décor objects with art at heart, and design in mind.

I just like their SOLO re-mix of the classic microphone as light fixture to create a nice atmosphere or to hang above a MetroFarm DJ table for reading disc labels.

Where: http://www.re-surface.net/

Nixon X Gumball 3000 Watch

Now that the sun is settling, I can show my wrist more than ever… and I wouldn’t go out without a decent watch on.  My plan is to start with dark pieces and gradually move to colourful timekeepers. (according to my tan and if I can get one in London)

First in mind is the Nixon Gumball 3000 with a black Rubber Player featuring a custom gold caseback, crown and hands. It also features co-branded artwork on the case. Available exclusively at Nixon retailers along the rally route in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and New York City beginning May 1st.

Where: http://www.gumball3000.com/

Andy Warhol’s Ferragamos

You can’t buy these shoes without knowing the story behind them. “But what’s with those specks of paint?”.

Salvatore Ferragamo (1898-1960) designed only one style for men in his lifetime. Andy Warhol owned a pair and, naturally, he painted in them. In 2006, the Ferragamo family bought those paint-specked Warhol shoes at an auction and authorized copies are available at the Ferragamo flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Where: http://www.doverstreetmarket.com/

Selima Hats

Each hat is hand blocked, then hand sewn in New York City in a discreet atelier below Selima’s Bond 07 shop on Bond Street. Promeyrat and her design team thoughtfully customize each hat with vintage and antique trimmings.

I am already fond of the ready-to-wear collection but you can also custom design your own hat. It can take between 2-3 weeks before you see the reveal of your special order.

Where: http://www.selimadesign.com/

Nike iD

Nike iD, in case you don’t know, is a service Nike’s been offering since 1999, where punters can use an interface on the nikeid.com website to select different colour and material combinations to customise their choice of sport shoe – which will then be made up as per their design and shipped to the customer.

Where: http://nikeid.nike.com Continue reading