Kicks Flow: Nike SB x BaoHaus Dunk High “Chairman Bao”

Both famed for its signature dish bao – the traditional Chinese bun treats – and its man at the helm and Fresh Off the Boat host Eddie Huang, New York City-based Taiwanese eatery BaoHaus joined forces with Nike SB to work on a beautiful rendition of the Dunk High. Named after the restaurant’s signature dish, the Chairman Bao’s design nods at the distinctive bun and the emblematic neon sign adorning the storefront. 

The shoes come wrapped in a lush beige unfinished suede upper, paired with white tongue panels and laces. An eye-catching ice blue midsole adds the finishing touches to this decidedly delicious pair of sneaks. Look for the Nike SB Dunk High “Chairman Bao” to drop at select Nike SB accounts starting April 1.

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Architecture: The Pole House by F2 Architecture


There’s just something about having a home right on the coastline or the ocean. I’ve always wondered what it’d be like to be permanently located right on the water. Imagine waking up to it every morning. I don’t think anyone could ever be stressed with that kind of backdrop as a daily occurrence. Well, maybe that’s because I’m from the city, but I think it’d be pretty damn awesome.

Commonly referred to as the most photographed house on Great Ocean Road, The Pole House by F2 Architecture is one of Australia’s most iconic homes. Recently renovated, the new building now features brand new interiors with floor-to-ceiling retracting glass walls. The bathroom and supporting steel pole are concealed in a feature wall covered with warm burnt ash timber. 

Outside, the walkway has also been transformed with glass balustrades, giving visitors the sense of walking on air. The Pole House by F2 Architecture is currently available for holiday rent through Great Ocean Road Holidays.



Classic Music: Antlife's Top 25 Hip Hop Albums of All-Time #3 (Brand Nubian "One for All") (1990)


Where do I start with this one? Times are so different now, and people throw the word “classic” around like it’s “hello”. Some albums really defined certain eras of music. And One for All was really one of the more powerful Hip Hop albums that spoke to consciousness, and to who we are as a people, in the early 90’s. I remember wanting this album so badly that I bought it on bootleg first because I was still a kid and only had a few bucks on me that day. I would later run and get the real copy (on cassette) from The Wiz around my way on 97th & Broadway. I’d end up  buying it on CD not too long after that, because my cassette tape popped from me playing it too much. The group was ridiculously dope as a whole. And what made them cool, was that each of them had such a distinctive style of their own. The production was fairly basic, but dope and super effective and perfect for their respective flows. 

The cool thing about the album for a bunch of kids like myself and friends, was that they spoke on so many topics. There was politics, race relations, the drug epidemic, safe sex, crime, style and fashion, party tracks, freestyle joints, etc. And they were able to do this without making any tracks that you’d want to skip. This was before it was quick to just jump to the next song. Back then you’d have to do some serious fast forwarding if you bought the tape, and I did initially. But Brand Nubian had dropped a serious classic on us, so there was no need to jump any tracks. This was easily one of the first albums that I could listen to from front to back, without skipping. And I still do. 

We all know they went on to breakup right after this dropped (it seemed), and worked on solos and separate albums, but none were ever able to match the greatness of One for All. It’s always so weird to think about back in the day. It’s almost like we expected every album to be a classic back then. The standard was so high, so imagine how much pressure it was to make something that would last forever during an era when there was so much great music being made. This album dropped 24 years ago, and is still as fresh as it was back then. I don’t see how anyone claiming to be Hip Hop can not own this. This is just music at its very best. So if you don’t have this one in your collection, you should definitely head out and make sure to add this gem to your stash. 




Architecture: G-Star RAW Amsterdam Headquarters by OMA

It’s not often that our Architecture label ventures off into areas away from homes and such, so I’m happy to be able to bring something a little different to the table with this post. Peace to Awesome and Swag for letting me take the helm with this one to show some love to a brand that’s done some pretty cool things with the design of their European headquarters. 

Designed by OMA, G-Star RAW’s Amsterdam Headquarters brings the company’s previously separate facilities into a single space that draws its references from an airport hangar. The north-facing positioning of the building has been carefully calculated, the light that comes from this direction is best for viewing the deep-dyed textiles employed in the denim label’s clothing. 

The prefabricated and industrial materials used in the building’s construction include black concrete, recycled aluminum and cement floor panels. Head on over to designboom for more information.


Kicks Flow: Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard “Infrared”

The Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard reimagines the legendary Air Max 90 with an updated woven textile and synthetic upper for a premium fit and comfortable feel. The Air-Sole delivers maximum cushioning and impact protection and Natural Motion-inspired flex grooves in the forefoot offer a smooth, flexible ride. 

This particular model is the home to the latest rendition of the brand’s ever-popular “Infrared” color scheme. The Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard “Infrared” will be available at CNCPTS beginning today for $150 USD.

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Kicks Flow: Nike Air Trainer SC II - Ultramarine

You might notice a little bit of a theme going on over the past two days. Yesterday, we had one Nike trainer, today another. The difference, two different colorways and features. The reason: they’re just too dope to not showcase and share. I promise, this will be the last one for at least another couple days. :)

One of the more identifiable colorways by Nike will be coming back this season. Introducing the Nike Air Trainer SC II in Ultramarine, the perfect tribute to not just the Ultramarine color scheme, which first graced the 1992 Nike Air Max 180 and subsequent designs like the Nike Air Mariah, it also celebrates the career of legendary athlete “Bo” Jackson. This new Nike Air Trainer SC II will be available at select Nike and Nike Sportswear retail locations starting next month.

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Architecture: Vienna Way House by Marmol Radziner Associates

Located in Venice, California, the Vienna Way House was designed by Marmol Radziner Associates. The narrow plot of land meant the architects chose to divide it up in thirds, with the two main volumes pushed to the edges and a sunken kitchen and swimming pool in the middle. 

A single-level lower end houses living and dining areas, while the double-level northern end includes bedrooms and an office, as well as its own exterior courtyard. 

The kitchen connects the two ends and includes large glass windows that open up to the pool in the middle of the property and the surrounding yard, while the steel grey facade and warm timber furnishings perfectly complement the modern yet cozy residence.

Swagatha Out..

Fly Season: Union “89″ Capsule Collection

LA-based retailer Union has just released a special “89″ capsule collection including two T-shirts and two hoodies. Honoring the store’s beginnings in 1989, the items were previously only available to staff and friends of the store. However, they’re now available for public release. 

The sweats and tees feature classic football jersey-style “UNION” and “89″ emblazoned on the back in either grey/fluorescent yellow or black/fluorescent orange colorways. For the lookbook, they headed out to Joshua Tree National Park with model Adrienne Ho to show off the new pieces, which you can pick up at Union now.

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