Top Shelf: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V

Just before the Los Angeles Auto Show, Cadillac has introduced the brand new 2016 ATS-V. The ATS-V arrives next spring, powered by the first-ever twin-turbocharged engine in a V-Series. Rated at an estimated 455 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque, the engine enables 0-60 performance in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of more than 185 mph. It is backed by a six-speed manual, with Active Rev Match, no-lift shifting and launch control, or a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission featuring launch control and Performance Algorithm Shift. A Performance Data Recorder onboard the ATS-V allows drivers to record high-definition video, with data overlays of their driving experiences on and off the track, enabling sharing on social media.

The aura of track-inspired precision carries over to the interior, where the design and relationship of key components are aimed squarely at performance-driving ergonomics. New 16-way-adjustable RECARO performance front seats with aggressive, adjustable bolsters help hold the driver and front passenger in place during cornering. They’ve also got a luxury-performance feel, trimmed in Mulan leather with sueded microfiber inserts and seat-backs. The rest of the interior features Cadillac’s handcrafted cut-and-sew elements, with decorative stitching and authentic materials, including carbon fiber. The ATS-V also features a unique version of the 5.7-inch, three-window instrument panel cluster display, with V-Series graphics and distinctive gauge readouts.

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Kicks Flow: Nike Roshe Run Suede “Velvet Brown”

Some shoes just never miss. Opinions will differ on what those shoes may be, but we see a few out there that just keep hitting and we love how they continue to tear up shelves everywhere. Portland-based sportswear behemoth Nike has released an outstanding new leather and suede colorway for their popular Roshe Run silhouette. 

Designed with a cushy midsole and premium upper for running-inspired comfort and everyday style, the premium iteration is intended to be versatile, worn with or without socks, dressed up or down, for walking or just taking it easy. Executed in a lovely seasonal colorway, the Nike Roshe Run Suede “Velvet Brown” is now available at Afew Store for approximately $119 USD.

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Dopeness: A Bathing Ape x Star Wars x Medicom Vinyl Toys


No secret around here that anything Star Wars gets my support. I’m still sitting on boxes upon boxes of figures in the closet from the 80’s, and a couple of vehicles as well. They’ve been on ice since I was a kid, but not a week goes by where I’m not tempted to break them out and get busy. No shame in that, being that this franchise is easily the coolest ever. So we continue to pay homage as the dopeness never ceases from the great mind of Lucas. 

In an interesting new collaboration A BATHING APE has teamed up with Star Wars and Medicom Toy from Japan. Fusing some of the franchise’s most important characters, Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper get together with BAPE’s Baby Milo. You only really see the collaborative aspect of the vinyl collectible dolls once you remove the helmet. Boba Fett comes in two colorways and the Stormtrooper in its classic white version.

Look out for the A Bathing Ape x Star Wars x Medicom Vinyl Toys to release December 2014 at BAPEXCLUSIVE in Tokyo.

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Kicks Flow: ASICS Holiday 2014 “Christmas” Pack

’Tis the season to run out and get some dope holiday inspired kicks. With the year almost being over, companies are starting to gear up for 2015 with all kinds of new craziness for us to spend all of our money on. But they’re also emptying the chamber for this year, with kicks that will keep us all fly to end 2014 on a fresh note.

ASICS is releasing the “Christmas Pack” for Holiday 2014, with two festive colorways of its Gel Saga and Gel-Lyte III silhouettes. The Saga comes with a burgundy upper broken up by a beige toe box, reminiscent of dark autumnal leaves that have almost all but fallen, while the Gel-Lyte III takes its cues from pine trees with a tonal grey colorway accented by rust-colored laces. Already available, the pack is sure to sell out fast so get in quick. Head to Sneaker Politics to nab yourself a pair.



Top Shelf: 2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium

For those in search of a radical degree of customization and refinement, the new 2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium is being produced in a limited series of just 500 numbered bikes. A special edition of the original model, the philosophy inspiring the Diavel Titanium is that of creating an exclusive bike enhanced with components and accessories made in sophisticated and innovative materials. 

Much like the traditional Diavel, the bike features an updated version of its predecessor’s 11-degree Testastretta engine, updated cosmetic details, and a new exhaust system. The bike produces 96.3 pound-feet of torque and the same 162 horsepower as the previous model, but gets to its peak power sooner at 8000 rpm.

Additionally, the bike comes equipped with Ducati Traction Control, three ride modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), an LED headlamp, and LED turn signals. It also still gets a Marzocchi fork, Sachs rear shock and Brembo mono-block brakes.

For pricing and availability details regarding the 2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium you’ll have to contact the company directly via the bike’s webpage.



Kicks Flow: Nike Free Inneva Woven N7

With the Nike N7 collection the brand presents its long-time commitment and mission to inspire and enable two million Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America to participate in sport and physical activity. In its seventh year now, all proceeds from the sales of the collection are given back to youth sport and physical activity programs in Native communities across North America through the N7 Fund.

Today we take a look at the new Nike Free Inneva Woven N7 from the new Nike N7 Holiday 2014 collection. The popular sneaker comes with its signature woven upper in black/grey. While most of upper is rather subtle, the heel comes in metallic gold and the in-sole in turquoise, adding some more flavor to the unique silhouette. Also the heel carries the N7 branding embossed. You can purchase Nike Free Inneva Woven N7 now for $180 from Nike.com.

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Architecture: Glebe House by Nobbs Radford Architects


We spend a lot of time going through tons and tons of homes, just to find one that would be deemed cool enough to post for the day. And with there being so many different types of homes, it just makes the process that much longer, but still a crazily fun one. I like so many different looks, but one that never gets stale to me, is the simplicity of a modern aesthetic that speaks to basic design. It’s almost like it becomes your personal canvas, which you can then personalize in any way you choose. Today’s property is pretty damn cool, and I think you all will agree.

Located in Sydney, Australia, Nobbs Radford Architects recently concluded work on the refined and elegant Glebe House. Designed and constructed for longevity, the narrow openings with deep reveals to the rear western facade reduce direct sunlight in the summer months. The outer concrete elements contrast with the interior’s timber elements which further define the various internal zones and functions within the house. 

The depth of the rear facade creates a space in itself to be occupied and provides a sense of enclosure. Within the house the void acts as a centralizing space, where other areas of the house interconnect. Complementing materials of near raw 15-meter continuous length floor boards and a palette of black aluminum, stainless steel and oak appear throughout.





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Hey folks..

You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet around here lately. The cool thing about that, is that it’s for a good reason. Every year around this time we start working on ways to make Antlife Academy an even more dope experience for everyone that visits. This year is no different. The traffic has gotten crazier by the month, and we thank everyone that drops by and reads with us daily. We love where the site is going and want to bring you even more content that we probably haven’t touched on as of yet.

With there being so many other sites and options out there for you to check in on, we’re pretty grateful that you all choose us and hang here the way you have been. We have a couple of new writers onboard as well, and new labels for content that we think you guys will find awesome. Hang in there and we’ll see you all back soon. We’re shooting to relaunch in about a week or so. Thank you for being patient with us as we rebuild! 



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