Technics (Japan) will relaunch in 2015

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Once revered for its high-fidelity home audio systems before being rebranded under the Panasonic umbrella, Technics is slated to make its anticipated return to the market next year. To kick off this welcomed resurrection, the Japanese brand will introduced two lines: a high-end reference audio line and a new premium line.

The first, the R1 series, is a flagship line of Technics that includes a stereo amplifier with their JENO (Jitter Elimination and Noise-shaping Optimization) digital engine, a noise-minimizing Network Audio Control Player, and its floorstanding SB-R1 speakers. Its premium series, the C700, will also feature a similar, albeit better three-part collection, in addition to a CD player. For a closer look at its forthcoming releases, visit


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Artist Profile: KAWS “CLEAN SLATE” Exhibition at Harbour City Hong Kong

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In 2010, Hong Kong’s Harbour City presented KAWS first exhibition in the city titled “Passing Through.” On September 18, the New York artist will unveil a follow-up exhibition titled “CLEAN SLATE” — a new monumental sculpture measuring out to seven meters tall. Joining other companion characters seen in past exhibitions across the world  – such as recent showings at “Final Days” at CAC Malaga and “Along The Way” at Mary Boone Gallery — “CLEAN SLATE” is one the largest sculpture KAWS has ever made and shows the companion figure on both feet holding a smaller rendering in his arms – signifying a new chapter in the companion series.

CLEAN STATE” will be on view from September 18 to 19 at Ocean Terminal Forecourt of Harbour City.


Harbour City
3 – 27 Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong

N.H.TPES x fragment design for the POOL aoyama

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In collaboration with Tokyo brands fragment design and N.HOOLYWOOD, Japanese concept label the POOL aoyama has released a lineup of reinterpreted American military flight jackets. Apart from the main body, all the components of these jackets were sourced from original vintage military fabrics and dyed in a striking deep black colorway. The pieces are finished off with respective branding in calligraphic fonts on the sleeves.

This unique collaboration launch on September 13 to celebrate the reopening of Tokyo’s the POOL aoyama store. Keep a lookout for the collaboration in-store as well as online.


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Image of N.H.TPES x fragment design for the POOL aoyama

Image of N.H.TPES x fragment design for the POOL aoyama

Nike KD Trey 5 II “China”

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Fresh off inking a new deal with superstar forward Kevin Durant, Nike premieres the all-new KD Trey 5 II “China.”

A silhouette that looks more like something from Kobe Bryant’s archives, the KD Trey 5 II takes its name from Durant’s Twitter handle and sits just below the ankle, as with previous models within his signature line. This drop in particular sports a blue camo-like upper, a gold swoosh, turquoise lining, Nike’s Zoom technology, Flywire cables, subtle red accents and a translucent blue heel.

The Nike KD Trey 5 II “China” is expected to release at Packer Shoes and select stockists around the world starting September 18.

Things you can do with instant ramen noodles that you may not have known about


BuzzFeed shares eleven interesting things you can do with instant ramen noodles that you may not have known about in their latest video.

Why eat ordinary old ramen noodles, when you can easily make them into a delicious ramen noodle pizza?

Artist Profile: Katsumi Hayakawa “VOID and SOLID”

The Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa explores diverse notions related to space and perspective in VOID and SOLID, a new way of world making, his first solo exhibition in Spain. Hayakawa’s architectural sculptures, made out of varying paper densities, represent the human-made structures covering earth’s surface. His attention to detail is apparent in the cuts and folds.

Accompanied by a new series of paintings and drawings, the site-specific installation examines the impact of architectural density while maintaining the delicate nature of paper.

uniform experiment (Japan) 2014 Fall/Winter Color Chart Cable Knit Sleeve Zip-Up Parka

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The perfect display of its penchant for both material- and color-blocking, a hoodie/cable knit sweater hybrid is set for a release this weekend from uniform experiment as a part of its Fall/Winter 2014 collection.

Available in both grey and navy, the Japanese label’s Color Chart Cable Knit Sleeve Zip-Up Parka couples a traditional hoodie design with tri-blend acrylic wool stretch jersey construction and cable-knit detailing along the underside of the sleeves.

Finished with colorful slashes borrowed from the brand’s own multicolored block motif, the unique Color Chart Cable Knit Sleeve Zip-Up Parka is set to hit ue dealers this Saturday, September 13 for ¥26,000 JPY (approximately $243 USD).