Fly Season: ADYN “Airtex” Capsule Collection

ADYN is a non-gender clothing brand that supplies minimal, luxury pieces which are the essential monochromatic addition to any wardrobe. The line embraces clean styling with understated, premium finishes for an update on refined streetwear basics. For this capsule collection, ADYN presents a selection of the aforementioned wardrobe essentials, all reimagined using Airtex. 

It features styles such as their classic raglan tee, baseball jersey, and basketball shorts all in mesh and neoprene. The cuts and length of these pieces truly lend themselves to a layered look, pairing the interchangeable garments together and on top of each other for a unique look. All of the pieces are available to purchase now direct from the ADYN webstore.

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Top Shelf: Ducati 900ss Custom by Atom Bomb

Located in Richmond, Virginia, Atom Bomb specializes in the construction of fully custom vintage British motorcycles built from discarded, damaged, and forgotten Triumph and BSA relics. This breathtaking Ducati 900SS custom is actually a personal project of craftsman Clay Rathburn. Clay’s original plan was to source a 999 frame to house the 900′s 2v mill, but, since he had a blueprint of the 999 frame, he decided to build one from scratch instead. Using a mix of tubing sizes and wall thicknesses, he was actually able to brace it better than a stock 999 frame. 

Since it was a personal project, the budget was limited, forcing Clay to mix and match suspension components. Up front are a set of Showa forks from a late-model Suzuki GSX-R, set in the 900SS triple trees. The GSX-R also supplied the Brembo monobloc radial brake calipers, matched to floating Brembo rotors. An Aprilia RSV front wheel was mounted up front, with a Ducati 999 rear wheel, swingarm and shock out back. Clay also fitted an Öhlins steering damper via Atom Bomb mounts.

Clay then set about fabricating all bodywork from aluminum, starting with the tail. The shape of the tail was dictated by the bike’s 1098 taillight. Despite the tank’s small appearance, it carries 4.5 gallons of fuel. Other bespoke bits include the foot controls and the front fender brace, which holds a powder-coated Ducati performance fender. In addition, the bike is also fitted with Keihin FCR carbs, Fast by Ferracci high compression pistons, ported and flowed heads and manifolds, CA Cycleworks heavy duty head studs, and an Ignitech programmable ignition with CA Cycleworks coils.


Kicks Flow: BAIT x ASICS Gel Saga “Phantom Lagoons”


BAIT is restocking their highly coveted “Phantom Lagoons” collaboration with ASICS for an exclusive, invitation only release. The classic silhouette is arranged in a refreshing balance of midnight navy, aqua green and amethyst purple, along with sand highlights. The upper blends a smooth perforated nubuck with lush velvet suede overlays. Additional details include asymmetric color blocking, de-bossed logo hits and waxed rope laces. 

Select BAIT patrons who have purchased a pair of their collaborative shoes over the past 10 months will be invited to purchase the restocked “Phantom Lagoons” via email. Additionally, an in-store re-release will help celebrate the grand opening of BAIT Los Angeles on July 12. Very limited pairs will be available at all three chapter stores on that day – BAIT Los Angeles, BAIT Diamond Bar and BAIT Orange County. The “Phantom Lagoons” retail for $129.99 USD.

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Top Shelf: Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Confirmed for Production

The F-TYPE Project 7 is the first Jaguar performance vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team, and will be produced in an exclusive, limited edition run of up to 250 units globally. Its distinctive roadster body, introduced in concept form last summer, pays tribute to one of the most famous and iconic racing Jaguar cars: the three-time Le Mans winning D-type, which in 2014 is celebrating its 60th anniversary year. The naming of the F-TYPE Project 7 pays homage to seven outright Jaguar Le Mans wins.

The F-TYPE Project 7 is powered by the Jaguar 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, now in 575 horsepower form, enabling the all-aluminum-bodied car to achieve acceleration from 0-60mph in 3.8-seconds and onwards towards an electronically-limited top speed of 186mph. Power is sent to the rear wheels through the Jaguar eight-speed Quickshift transmission and second generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD). Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes are standard on the F-TYPE Project 7, offering powerful, consistent, fade-free braking. Another standard feature is Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB) which, working in conjunction with the EAD, enables extremely precise handling.

Key design elements include the D-type-inspired fairing behind the driver, a new front bumper, and downforce-increasing aerodynamic modifications, including a carbon fiber front air splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler. While the original concept car was a single seater, the production version has been transformed into a two-seater, with rollover hoops for both driver and passenger now integrated into the design.

The F-TYPE Project 7 will be offered in five metallic colors: Ultra Blue, Caldera Red, British Racing Green (all with white graphics options), Ultimate Black and Glacier White (both with grey graphics options).



Kicks Flow: Nike and Neymar Jr. Introduce Hypervenom “Gold” Boot

The original Hypervenom boot was launched by footballer Neymar Jr. in Rio de Janiero in May 2013 and Nike has returned to the same footballer for an exclusive version of the same boot. As a football-obsessed 12-year-old in the Brazilian coastal city of Santos, Neymar Jr. used to spray paint his boots gold. Teaming up with Nike, Neymar Jr. was able to recreate his childhood fantasy, creating a stunning new gold version of the Hypervenom boots which he’s able to wear during the rest of the 2014 World Cup tournament.

The Hypervenom was designed with the help of some of the world’s top podiatrists to work with the movement of the bones in the feet. This coupled with Nike’s technology and innovations help players create faster space than ever before. The boots will be available to the rest of the world tomorrow via Nike.com.

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Models & Freshness: Miranda Kerr by Xavi Gordo for ‘Elle’ Spain May 2014

Australian model Miranda Kerr wows with her most recent cover story by fashion photographer Xavi Gordo for the May 2014 issue of Elle Spain, styled by Inmaculada Jiménez. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel was photographed on the shores of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland sizzling in some of the hottest designer swimwear. 

Elle even calls the 31-year-old Miranda a worthy heir of ’90s supermodels for the cover feature. Make sure to pick up Elle Spain to see the full spread with the Australian top model.

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Top Shelf: Bentley Continental GT3-R

Bentley announces the rarest and most dynamic member of the esteemed Continental family with the arrival of the new Continental GT3-R. Inspired by the new Continental GT3 race car, the Continental GT3-R is a highly exclusive and unique interpretation of performance-focussed luxury, limited to just 300 examples. Bentley engineers have developed a retuned version of Bentley’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 for this new two-seater GT. The Continental GT3-R is the fastest-accelerating Bentley ever, capable of reaching 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds. 

A new front splitter provides an assertive look to the front of the car, balanced by a new fixed rear wing fitted to the boot lid, both finished in exquisite carbon fibre. The bonnet incorporates two vents to improve the cooling capacity of the powertrain system for repeated accelerations while also invoking the shape of the Continental GT3 racer. The gloss carbon fiber contrasts with the Glacier White paint that all 300 cars will be finished in, and the inspiration of the Continental GT3 race car is highlighted by the use of two-tone green graphics that trace the two power lines to the side profile of the car. 

The visual appeal of the Continental GT3-R is completed by an all-new lightweight 21″ wheel, machine-forged from high-strength alloy and finished in gloss black.

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Architecture: Oceanique Villas by MM Architects

There’s always this friendly competition here at AA, to see who can find the best properties for the Architecture label. I don’t want to say anything, but I think I’ve come up in the ranks with this one today. Oceanfront homes really can’t be beat. I love properties that have mountainous views as well, even towering condos in more of a metro type of setting. But there’s something about being right there on the water that just wins every time for me. 

Situated in the coastal holiday spot Mui Ne, on Vietnam’s south east coast, the Oceanique Villas by firm MM Architects features three individual holiday houses on one plot of land. Two three-bedroom villas and one four-bedroom villa occupy the area, with each house featuring a separate 10×3 meter swimming pool. 

Sitting on a plot of land that was raised 1.8 meters to ensure privacy from the beach in front, the clean white lines of the house are opened up with large windows throughout, maximizing on natural light and allowing the indoor and outdoor space to flow freely.

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