Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Know: J Shoes & Grungy Gentleman

Source: Grungy Gentleman, via Singer22

These shoes are awesome!  It's like a combination of army boots and oxfords.  Created from the collaboration between J Shoes and Grungy Gentleman, you can wear these "boxford" casually like above or I bet even with a semi-dressed up sleek suit.  Want to see more pics and maybe buy one?  Go to Singer22.  

And since you're here... keep Grungy Gentleman in your favorites because he's got some great style and where-to's for you gents to go look (or shop).

PEOPLE! June Week 2 @

Loving the diversity of this week PEOPLE! on Zara.  From romantic Bohemian to edgy street chics.  And yet the trend remains true: pleats, color blocking, animal prints, weaved belts, and the urban turban. 

The Building: Fisher's Turning Towers, in Dubai

This is not an idea... well it was an idea.  But it is an idea that has been realized and is almost complete.  Where? No where else but in Dubai, UAE.  

The real estate market slump and the near collapse of the financial markets (even in Dubai) halted the funding for this building.  But it has since begun and now the building is almost complete.  Truly, one of the greatest marvel in modern architecture, this building was designed and engineered by Dr. David Fisher.  He studied architecture in Florence, Italy and have a great interest in how a three dimensional design meets the four dimensional word and time.  

Each floor rotates, on voice command in small incremental speed and degree.  The condo starts at $7 million and it comes with its own movable garage.  Yes, as you drive in your Ferrari you head directly into a large elevator compartment that takes you all the way up to your floor.  Cool!  Doesn't it look like a building you would see in a Sci-Fi flick like Tron?

The Music: Cage the Elephant "Shake Me Down"

Thanks Panda! I'm starting to like them and wished I had gone to the concert yesterday.

The Artist: CWG Design Pablo Reinoso

The Not so Conventional Benches
by Pablo Reinoso

Who is Pablo Reinoso? Aside from a darn good and imaginative carpenter, Reinoso is plainly a very cool artist with great craftsmanship.  Born in Buenos Aires but lived in Paris most of his life since 1979, Reinoso early works were using slate, wood, marble, bass and steel with emphasis of its shape and movement (in time).  He later moved on to sculptures and rid himself and the materials he used from matter.  For example, how wood moves through air (like the bench above).  Want to know more above Reinoso? Check out CWG Design

Source: via Wanelo

The Know: Senso Neon AGNES

This is the new HOT shoe to add for your summer nights out.  Where can you buy? Check out Solestruck.  They have an awesome selection of shoes.  I'm so lucky that they are in Portland!! Woohoo!  But we are all luck because their online store has way more selections.

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