Frankie’s Garage: Speedhunters FR-S Race Tuned

speedhuntersTuner Keith Charvonia stops by Jay Leno’s Garage with this road racing Scion FR-S.  This Scion won the 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge at SEMA last year.

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Made In Paradise S/S 2015 Men’s Lookbook

mipss2015Lifestyle/swimwear brand Made In Paradise is all about fun in the sun and a party attitude with their S/S 2015 theme “Junk in the Trunk.”  If you’re that type a person looking for something new and fresh, then you may want to check out this new streetwear label Made In Paradise from Hong Kong.

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Vintage Star Wars Toys in Watercolor

starwarswatercolorcoverIf you are of a certain age, then seeing those classic Kenner Star Wars action figure packaging will bring back insane geeky nostalgia of childhood.  Artists Alastair Eales brings that all back on a different medium – watercolors.  His work on vintage Kenner Star Wars action figure packaging is simply amazing and cool.

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Human Made S/S 2015 Lookbook

humanmadess2015coverFamous clothing designer NIGO models for the Japanese urban apparel maker Human Made for their S/S 2015 collection.  The theme for the Human Made S/S 2015 Lookbook is old-school vintage.  It has the outdoor vibe, like I’m going to chop some wood and go hunting.  The Human Made S/S 2015 collection will drop next month May 2015.

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Moleskine Batman Limited Edition Collection

moleskinbatmannotebooksI may use a laptop, my iPhone, my PC rig or Google Docs, but I’m still old school when it comes to writing ideas down, jotting notes or doodling by writing everything onto my personal notebook.  Batman fans, take a look at this Moleskine Batman Limited Edition notebooks.

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Frankie’s Garage: Drifting with James Deane

nissandriftdeaneXcar Films interviews racing drifter James Deane and family on drifting and his drift cars.  This is a 2-part documentary short:

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Frankie’s Garage: 2016 Honda Civic Concept

hondacivicconceptcoverHonda at the 2015 New York Auto Show introduces the all-new 2016 Civic Concept.  This 10th-generation Civic finally has the look and feel of the glory days when everybody wanted a Honda Civic.  At the press conference, Honda has stated that various Civic models will be available starting this Fall with the Sedan model first, then a Coupe version, Si Edition, a 5-door hatch and even a Type-R.

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Graphic & Logo Design: Hanzi.Kanji.Hanja

hanzibookcoverDesigners and artists interested in how to use contemporary Chinese characters in design, art and logo pieces, may want to check out this reference book from publisher Viction:ary, Hanzi.Kanji.Hanja: Graphic & Logo Design with Contemporary Chinese Characters.

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Frankie’s Garage: Subaru BRZ STI Concept

brzsticonceptAggressive aero parts, bigger wing, special Brembo brakes and new wheels is the Subaru BRZ STI Concept at the 2015 New York Auto Show.  Mostly, this one-off concept by STI uses a race engine, the EJ20 pumping out 345 horses.

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Drink: Best Craft Beer – Southern Tier

ultimatecraftbeerbracketDuring the NCAA March Madness 2015, USA Today had their own bracket event for the best craft beer in the USA.  The winner was Southern Tier from Lakewook, NY.  I’m not much of a beer snob, I just like it if it taste good, but Southern Tier is now on my beer drinking list.

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Marvel Wall Lights by 3D Light FX

3dironmanlightfxIf you’re tired of the usual boring wall light and need something to spruce up your Man-Cave or bathroom, then take a look these Marvel wall lights by 3D Light FX.

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TIE Fighter ’80s Anime-Style

tiefighterposterA few years back someone uploaded a 2-minute short of Star Wars TIE Fighter in 1980s anime glory, now after 4-plus years of animating on the weekends and approved by Lucasfilm, this is the TIE Fighter 7-minute animated version.

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Panda Vinyl Action by Cacooca

pandacacoocacoverDo you like cute Panda vinyl toys?  This is the Panda: Classic designed by Cacooca.  The cute vinyl toy art measures 7.5″ tall.

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Supreme S/S 2015 Lookbook

supremenyccover2015The iconic apparel NYC label Supreme has always look to define streetwear and the urban lifestyle and this is Supreme’s S/S 2015 Lookbook.

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Takara Transformers Masterpiece: Starsaber

starsabercomboThis is the latest Takara Transformers Masterpiece collector’s toy: MP-24 Starsaber.  Starsaber is from the 1989 Japan only release Fight! Super Robot Life-Form Transformers: Victory series which featured 44 episodes.

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Chappie: The Art of the Movie

chappieartbookThe film Chappie, like previous Neill Blomkamp films’ District 9 and Elysium may have a science-fiction spin, but also speaks to the larger issues of society and “real world” problems.  This Titan Books release, Chappie: The Art of the Movie delves into the background developing and creating the world of Chappie by Neill Blomkamp, concept artists and production team.

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Viral Video Friday: Montage Clips of Tokyo, Japan

wemissyoutokyoVibrant, electric, alive and normal is the city of Tokyo.  Entitled UGUISU, this is a video montage of everyday life in Tokyo, Japan.

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Stussy Men’s Spring 2015 Lookbook

stussymenspring201500The streetwear brand that’s been around since 1980, here’s Stussy Men’s Spring 2015 Lookbook preview.

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BAPE Men’s S/S 2015 Lookbook

BAPEMSS201500Another year, another Spring, BAPE aka A Bathing Ape is back with more of their iconic camouflage patterns in this Men’s S/S 2015 Lookbook.

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LRG Men’s Spring 2015 Lookbook

lrgspringcovermen00Simple colors and patterns is the look for this year’s LRG Men’s Spring 2015.  The collection is available through various retailers and @ LRG Store now.

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10 Deep VCTRY S/S 2015 Lookbook

10deep201501NYC street brand 10 Deep just dropped their VCTRY Lookbook for S/S 2015.  VCTRY is 10 Deep’s athletic wear line.  The collection has variety of jerseys ($88.00USD-$96.00USD), crew shirts ($124.00USD), tech shirts ($50.00USD), hoodies ($92.00USD-$124.00USD), sweatpants ($88.00USD), shorts ($80.00USD), long-sleeve tees ($42.00USD, graphic tees ($32.00USD) and snapback hats ($38.00USD).

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Miles from Tomorrowland Talking Action Figure

milestomorrowlandboxartOne of the new animated shows on Disney Junior is Miles from Tomorrowland and stars the Callisto family who live on the spaceship Stellosphere and work for the TTA (Tomorrowland Transit Authority).  This Miles Talking Action Figure stands 12″ tall and has light-up effects, 15 talking phrases from the animated show, articulated legs, helmet visor, torso throwing action and boomerang-like weapon.

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The Leviathan Trailer

leviathantrailerAnaconda? No.  Sharknado? No.  This is the Leviathan.  Check out this animation short by Ruairi Robinson which will now be made into a full-length movie.  It was picked up by Simon Kinberg (X-Men) and Neill Blomkamp (District 9).

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Minicel: Zero Degree by Rotobox

mincelmyplasticheartToy art collectors will know this name – Rotobox!  Here is Rotobox’s latest creation, the Minicel: Zero Degree vinyl figure.  This 4″ vinyl creation is limited to only 300 pieces worldwide and features 3 guns and a pair of wings.

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Frankie’s Garage: Tuner Club Ep. 2 & 3!

tunerclubskylineGT Channel’s newest Tuner Club is for JDM fanatics and here’s episode 2 & 3.  In episode #2, Tuner Club profiles Global Auto’s ’99 Nissan BNR34 GT-R and boss Hiroyuki Yasui.  A 900hp track-only Skyline.

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