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Month: April 2015

Portraits of Pharrell Williams in adidas Originals by Nicholas Maggio

West Coast photographer Nicholas Maggio perfectly captures Pharrell Williams in adidas Originals attire. Shot in a weathered turquoise/blue room next to window blinds, Williams’ fluorescent jacket is brought to life  –  his past i am OTHER collaboration with Uniqlo can be seen under the zip-up in a few shots.  Striking various poses in both color and black white, this truly is the signature casual styling that Skateboard P has been known to effortlessly pull off. Article source:...

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Nike Internationalist Neutral Grey

Originally released in 1982 for the New York City Marathon, Nike’s Internationalist makes a return this spring with a new colorway perfect for the warmer seasons ahead. The retro runner is rendered in a light grey across its suede, mesh and ripstop nylon upper, while hints of infrared along the heel tab and midsole provide a vibrant touch to the otherwise toned-down design. Additional accents of black are utilized at the Swoosh, waffled tread outsole, tongue and heel. This old school sneaker is available for purchase at select NSW accounts like Caliroots for €90 EUR (approximately $98 USD). Article source:...

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WTAPS 2015 Spring/Summer Editorial by ‘GRIND’ Magazine

Japanese publication GRIND returns with a new editorial highlighting some of WTAPS’s pieces from the 2015 spring/summer collection. Shot in the magazine’s signature raw aesthetic, the Tetsu Nishiyama-headed label doesn’t stray too far away from its usual military-inspired streetwear staples. Flannels, mesh jerseys and utilitarian shirts are paired up with a selection of loungewear, shorts, and loose-fitting trousers, while headwear and other accessories are also underlined in the photo set. Have a look through the editorial above and purchase any pieces at select WTAPS retailers. Article source:...

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What The U.S. Can Learn From Europe’s Growing Commercial Drone Industry

Editor’s note: Michael Dahmen is the CEO of FLAIRICS and SPECTAIR Group. Drones are an auspicious future technology that can service a vast number of professional industries. Businesses around the world are discovering the great benefits that drones can provide. However there is a notable difference in the economic growth of the drone industry in Europe compared to the rest of the world. For example, in Europe, the number of companies deploying drones for commercial use has risen significantly in the past three to four years. UAVs are becoming a business sector with the greatest potential. So what can the U.S. learn from Europe’s growing commercial drone industry? In recent years, Europe has experienced an increase in the amount of new businesses utilizing drones to provide either B2C or B2B services for countless industries. In France alone, the number of approved drone operators has increased from 86 in 2012 to 431 in 2014. Currently, Europe has over 1,000 operators. The European drone industry is not only thriving simply because of the great technology behind the UAVs, but because the EASA is encouraging and creating new categories, as well as rules and regulations to help this market reach its greatest potential. The European Aviation Safety Agency vs. FAA When the leaked FAA documents displayed a level of understanding of the benefits and support of commercialized drones that came as no surprise. But the pace at which...

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Slightly Slighted, Apple’s Diehards Still Do The Launch Day Lineup

Editor’s Note: Fitz Tepper is a junior in the Marshall School of Business at The University of Southern California. He’s been a passionate Apple fan and developer for over 10 years, and loves covering the business-side of startups.  Thursday night at around 8pm I settled in line to wait for the launch of Apple’s newest device, the Apple Watch — just as I’ve done for every Apple launch for the past 12 years. LIke the lines for most Apple launches, the crowd was diverse: a mixture of die-hard apple fans, self-confessed scalpers, and even a few local Apple Store employees themselves. The first person in line was Richard Ryan. Ryan is a staple at launch days and was promoting his YouTube channel FullMag, which boasts over a million subscribers and is famous for its videos showing Ryan destroying coveted tech devices with a rifle. While the atmosphere outside the store was generally similar to previous launches, a glaring difference was the fact that I wasn’t waiting outside of an Apple Store. I was sitting on the sidewalk outside of the upscale fashion boutique Maxfield, on trendy Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. For the first time, none of Apple’s 453 own retail stores were carrying stock of a new product on it’s launch day. Instead, the company made the decision to supply launch day stock to six upscale fashion boutiques in Tokyo, London, Milan, Paris, Berlin, and Los Angeles. These stores...

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