Monday, October 23, 2017

ARTCADE opening recap

Here are some pictures of the opening of the 'ARTCADE' at the Wilmersdorfer 
Arcaden last Thursday.
Until the end of the year 7 temporarily free spaces within the arcade have been
transformed by different creatives to give the visitors a whole new experience
through pop-up stores and art spaces. 
A playground for creatives, some fresh air and new ideas.
The ARTCADE experience Room, showcases emerging extended reality content 
to new and curious audiences – giving them the chance to experience 
immersive technologies first-hand. 
In a gallery-space with attached artist studios, the visitors can view art, visit 
openings and watch artists live at work. The tape-art collective 'Tape That' 
display their work and the graffiti artists RAWS, SKENAR73 and STEREOHEAT 
created a visual overkill on floors, walls and ceilings. 
The Lunatix Dance Production utilizes space for a dancing school that offers 
workshops. Through the collaboration between Ria Wank, Roger Bernd, Hendrik 
Nater and the House of Tales, an area is transformed into a glacier world, with 
two escape game rooms.

Last but not least, a member of the GHS-Crew pays homage to his original sneaker 
shop 'Mad Flavor' that used to be close to the Wilmersdorfer Arcades with a pop-up
sneaker shop and a vintage sneaker exhibition where BAS2, Tony Toupet and yours 
truly display some sneaker history from our archives.

The ARTCADE are a cooperation between DIE DIXONS and the center management 
of the Wilmersdorfer Arcaden.
All pictures after the jump

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nike Air Walker Max

A beautiful CW of the Nike Air Walker popped up on ebay.
Another great example of sneaker evolution.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Arunski's Toy Store

Here some pictures from the opening of Arunskis' exhibition on friday night.
Check out the show at
Galerie Knut & Krüger
Oranienstraße 188
10999 Berlin

All pictures after the jump

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Chicago's Adidas Originals Flagship Store

Am Donnerstag weiht adidas in Chicago seinen größten Flagship-Store 
weltweit ein.
Der neue Superstore an der North Milwaukee Avenue 1532 in Chicago 
erstreckt sich über mehr als 900 Quadratmeter und soll seiner Umgebung 
nachempfunden sein. Die Design-Inspiration stammt zum Teil vom 
Schnellbahnsystem der Stadt, das von der Bevölkerung "Chicago L" genannt 
Im Innenbereich wird eine sogenannte "Community Wall" zu finden sein, 
eine Art Anschlagbrett, an dem Events in der Region angepriesen werden.

Im Rahmen der Eröffnungsfeierlichkeiten wird im neuen Flagship-Store 
in Chicago, exklusiv der adidas EQT Support ADV "Wicker Park" gelauncht. 
Produziert wurden nur 350 Paar Schuhe, die für 150 USD (umgerechnet 
rund 128 Euro) verkauft werden. 
Auch beim neuen Sneaker-Modell stand die Stadt Chicago Design-Pate: 
Die Farben stammen beispielsweise aus dem Stadtwappen.

Adidas beauftragte außerdem Künstler und Non-Profit-Organisationen 
mit der Herstellung individueller Kunstwerke für den Verkaufsbereich.

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Ten

Virgil Abloh and Nike announced their new design project “The Ten
The 10 shoes were divided into two themes. The first, “REVEALING,” was 
designed to look accessible: hand-cut, open-source and reconstructed. 
It includes the Air Jordan I, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air 
VaporMax and Nike Blazer Mid. 
The second, “GHOSTING,” was designed with translucent uppers to further 
the idea of revealing and unite the second set of silhouettes through common 
It includes the Converse Chuck Taylor, Nike Zoom Fly SP, Nike Air Force 1 
Low, Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 and Nike Air Max 97.

In one gesture, I wanted to underscore how the design system and 
manufacturing of Nike are so perfect,” says Abloh. “By combining these 
shoes with design that amplifies their ‘handmade’ quality, we’re 
intensifying the human element and expanding the emotional connection of 
these 10 icons.”

Nike will host “Nike Off Campus” events in New York City and London to 
celebrate The Ten through presentations of the full collection and 
exchanges about the ideas that inspired it. "Nike Off Campus" will take 
place in New York City from September 6 to 8 at 23 Wall Street and in 
London from September 14 to 19 at NikeLab 1948 LDN.

The first five icons of The Ten — the Air Jordan I, Nike Blazer, Nike Air Presto, 
Nike Air Max 90 and Nike Air VaporMax — will be pre-released at NikeLab 
stores in New York City (Sept. 9-13), London (Sept. 18-22), Milan (Sept. 21-25) 
and Paris (Sept. 26-30).

The full collection including all ten silhouettes will be available in November 
at NikeLab stores and select retailers worldwide.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Nike's SNEAKRS App launched in Europe

On Tueday Nike launched their new Footwear App. Extrending the Nike 
SNEAKRS desktop experience for a more fluid mobile experience, the app 
curates the best of Nike’s sneaker selection and serves as the best way to 
keep up to date with official product launch dates.

From August 18 flash drops of the Air Jordan 1 Royal and Air Jordan XI Space 
Jam, as well as cult classics like the Nike Flyknit Trainer and Air Max 97 will 
roll through the SNEAKRS App and desktop.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Sneakerness Berlin

Here some recap pictures of the Sneakerness weekend in Berlin.
Although there is less diversity at the booths each year, it is always nice to 

reunite with old friends and meet new faces from the crowd!

All pictures after the jump

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