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Month: July 2015

Nike Air Max 95 Black/Volt–Medium Ash–Dark Pewter

The Air Max 95 continues to run amuck over the summer, taking the trend wave with subtly different iterations of the OG grey and green combination. For the latest iteration, Nike treats the silhouette to a particularly familiar material upgrade that finds the upper imbued with three varieties of leather. The sneaker impresses a bit like the second coming of the “Green Monster,” a fan favorite from 2001, although it also incorporates elements from the ever-popular “Safari” motif. No word on a release date just yet, but stay tuned for more on this surefire seller as we move through the summer. Article source:...

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Illustrator Cloakwork Showcases His Awesome Sneaker Box Art

Need something to spice up your shoeboxes? Check out Kuala Lumpur native Cloakwork‘s display of sneaker box art. The artist masterfully utilizes the dynamic effects of spray paint, acrylic and marker to reinterpret the shoes of which are found inside their respective boxes. While you would expect your Jordans and Chucks, with fairly basic techniques and colors required, to make it to his curation, the Dunk SB Low “Loons” and “Weatherman” Air Force Ones truly show off his next-level talents and attention to detail. Hit up fubiz for more. Article source:...

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Japanese Retailer Installs 25,000 Piece Pottery Installation

Ceramics from the region of Hasami are amongst the most renowned in Japan, and here find new life within the retail space of compatriot manufacturer Maruhiro. Instead of throwing away “seconds” – that is, pieces of homeware deemed unusable by the manufacturer – the Hasami-made pieces have been recycled by Yusuke Seki Design Studio to comprise a new installation within the space. The 25,000 piece installation is meant to celebrate the longstanding heritage of ceramics in the region, while also cleverly creating a platform for Hasami’s pottery. Article source:...

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Is The Windows 10 Store The Next Step For PC Apps And Games?

Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry analyst, design consultant and the creator of leading blog What Games Are. He is currently writing a book called Core Game Design. You can follow him on Twitter here. Writing has a kind of half-life. As you’re drafting you tend to find your way to what you want to say, and it’s a little like enriching your rods. When you get to publishing your words often feel at their most energetic, ready to burst upon the world, and you feel a combination of utter certainty on the one hand and complete powerlessness on the other. You know that a minute after publishing you will either have been Right or Wrong in the eyes of the world (well, Twitter and the comments section) but before that moment you know nothing. However, regardless of either outcome, their energy soon dissipates. In the days after publishing you sneakily tweak a post occasionally after noticing the inevitable grammatical error that slipped through but beyond that it quickly fades from view. A month later you don’t remember what exactly you said. Six months later you forget that you even wrote a post on a particular topic at all, occasionally finding yourself writing the exact same article and only remembering half way through. The feeling upon reading your older work, as a result, is not good. Like many people who write I hate re-reading what I’ve published long...

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Asia-Based Tech Blog E27 Raises $650,000 Ahead Of Larger Round

This year is shaping up to be an interesting one for tech media in Asia. Singapore-based E27 is the latest technology-focused blog from the region to raise funding, after it closed a $650,000 bridge round ahead of a planned larger raise before the end of 2015. Founded in 2006, E27 runs a site that reports tech and startup news from Asia and a complementary events business which includes its flagship two-day Echelon conference — this year sponsored by Braintree. TechCrunch understands from multiple sources that this fresh capital, which comes from existing investors, was raised with the aim of closing a larger round — in the region of $3 million — before the year is out. E27 co-founder and CEO Mohan Belani confirmed the new funding to TechCrunch, but declined to provide specific details about it and how it will be spent. “We’re hunkering down and focused on what we believe is right for the ecosystem,” Belani said in an interview. “The entire media industry is going through an interesting evolution, we’re learning what works best for our ecosystem.” E27 previously raised a $615,000 funding round in 2013, and counts a bevvy of VC firms in Southeast Asia among its investors, including 8capita Partners, Ardent Capital, B Dash Ventures, and Pinehurst Advisors. The timing of this funding — and the targeted later round — comes after E27’s closest rival, Tech In Asia, which graduated Y-Combinator this year, raised $4 million to develop its site into a community hub for...

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