Billionaire Boys Club x Takashi Murakami

One of the stars in Japanese contemporary modern art is Takashi Murakami.  Billionaire Boys Club collaborates with Murakami on a limited edition men’s collection of graphic tees and a sweater.  The collection features Murakami’s distinct art style of flowers and skulls, his “Ensō” series.

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UNIQLO x Beauty & the Beast

With the Disney live-action reinterpretation of the animated classic Beauty & the Beast opening in multiplexes this weekend, Disney teams up with UNIQLO for a neat Women’s Beauty & the Beast capsule collection.

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PUMA x Sesame Street

Awhile back, PUMA released a Sesame Street collection for children, now this new PUMA x Sesame Street mini-capsule collection is for the big kids – men and women.  The Sesame Street collection dropping today features sneakers, graphic tees, shirts, pants and bags.

PUMA x Sesame Street Basket – MSRP: $100.00USD

PUMA x Sesame Street Suede – MSRP: $105.00USD

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A Look into the Weta Workshop

One of the things New Zealand is known for is the Weta Workshop.  They world’s premiere movie making special effects and design studio.  Adam Savage from Tested got a taste of their magic for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie with the Major’s iconic thermal silicone suit.

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3D Printed Planets

littleplanetfactory00The love of space and star gazing, George Ioannidis started Little Planet Factory.  Little Planet Factory specializes in 3D printing of the solar system, planets, moons and other space-themed creations.
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I Need Pikachu Bags

pika000pika001Pikachu fans who want to rock fashion accessories with their wardrobe might want to check these LoungeFly bags.  The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Wallet is made from faux leather with 8-card pockets.  The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag is a handy bag to carry smaller things around for the go.  The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Backpack features a main compartment, zip pocket and 2-side pockets.

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Sega Dreamcast Backpack

dreamcastbag01I remember the Sega Dreamcast being my system of choice.  I played Bomberman and Powerstone 2 all day.  Instead of buying a plain JanSport backpack, why not grab this Dreamcast 2-Way Shoulder Bag?  This is great for Sega Dreamcast fans.

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Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix

abstractdesignI’ve just finished watching The Crown and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.  So what is next for me Netflix?  I think I’m going to change it up a little by watching this new docu-series dropping February 10, 2017, Abstract – The Art of Design.

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Food: Kit Kat Sushi

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With Valentine’s Day coming, Kit Kat in Japan is offering for a limited time Kit Kat Sushi.  You can only get the 3-piece Kit Kat Sushi when you spend more than $27.00USD at the premium KitKat Chocolatory shop, located in Ginza, Tokyo.

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GUESS Handbag Collection: The Bobbi

guessbobbiI’m waiting for Spring the clean out my closet and add new stuff like these new GUESS Bobbi tote bags.  Not just bright and chic, but you get two bags for the price of one.

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Be@rBrick x Care Bears

bearbrickcarebear00Adding to the 1980s nostalgia, the Care Bears get the Be@rBrick treatment.  Medicom offers two bears at release, the Cheer Bear and Grumpy Bear figures.

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Superhero Body Paint

kaypikemodelingCosplayers usually design and build costumes and props.  Well, this cosplayer doesn’t need it.  Just paint it on the body.  My Retrenders buddy Steve Jang sent me this YouTube video a few months back.  It was on my I’ll watch later, but I finally got around to it and was blown away.  Artist/Model Kay Pike is known for her detailed body paint of superheroes on her naked body.  She is taking superhero body paint to the next level.

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LEGO Minifigure Photography

legophoto03I sometimes buy LEGO sets just for the minifigures because they are so cute and cool.  Most fans display and play with their minifigs, but this guy does one step further by photographing LEGO minifigs in action poses or funny scenes.  Photographer Sofiane Samlal aka Samsofy has an eye for photographing LEGO minifigures, while making the political statement or social commentary in our world around us.

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Food: Best Cheesecake

juniorscheescakesamplerOkay, so I’m a West Coast gal and the only cheesecake I know is the Cheesecake Factory.  A few weeks back, I was at the coffee shop with my girlfriends and the random topic of where to eat good cheesecake came up.  My friend was like it has to be Juniors!  I was like what?  Not the Cheesecake Factory?  I quickly got on my iPhone and started Google research on Junior’s Cheesecake.  And before you know it, we ordered the Holiday Little Fellas Sampler.

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The Black Series: Rogue One Stormtrooper Helmet

blackseriesstormtrooperhelmetI do admit that I find the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Electronic Chewbacca Mask annoying!  The “Chewbacca mom” got her 15 minutes of viral fame and let’s move on.  This is what I really want – the Hasbro Black Series Imperial Stormtrooper Electronic Voice Changer Helmet.  This helmet is aim for adult fans that don’t want to “cosplay.”  The adult size helmet has sound effects and electronic voice changer so you can talk like a Stormtrooper.

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Custom 3D Illustrated Maps by Sara Drake

3dmapssara01These colorful and vibrant illustrated maps just inspire you to travel around the globe or daydream at your cubicle workstation.  Created by sculptor/artist and mapmaker Sara Drake.

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Model City Made From Paper by Charles Young

paperartcity00Paperholm is the model city of paper and a wildly imaginative project by artist Charles Young.  Each day, Charles creates a new urban building out of paper and photographs it and publishes it on Instagram.  He uses 200gsm watercolor paper and PVA glue when building these models.

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The Turkey Alternative: Soy Sauce Turkey with Garlic Noodles

grandma-chicken-noodlesThanksgiving is just around the corner and why make the same old boring Turkey.  In recent years the Deep Fried Turkey and Turducken has been popular.  Why not this year, try a Soy Sauce Turkey and Garlic Noodles recipe?  My content producer Stephen Jang teamed-up with Rayfil Wong from Asian Food Nerd to produce this cooking video on a crackling delicious Soy Sauce Turkey with Garlic Noodles.

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Food: Eat Ramen Noodles in Solitude

ichirannycOnce upon a time our Ramen team spotlighted Japanese Ninja restaurant in NYC, now there is a noodle shop that you can slurp in private.  The Japanese ramen chain Ichiran opens up it’s first location in Brooklyn.  Ichiran is known for their amazing pork broth.  The US restaurant location has a common area where ramen lovers who don’t want to be antisocial, but there is also private  booths where you can sit and eat your pork broth ramen noodle soup in solitude.

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KENZO x H&M

kenzoxhm00The mix of affordable and high-end fashion continues with H&M collaborating with KENZO.  The KENZO collection will have apparel and accessories for men and women.  The colors are vibrant, bright and KENZO’s signature patterns are the theme.  The much hyped collection will drop this November 3, 2016 at H&M.

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Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo F/W 2016

carineroitfelduniqloFashion icon Carine Roitfeld once again collaborates with apparel retailer Uniqlo.  This Carine Roitfeld F/W 2016 collection features Roitfeld’s distinct style for work and a night out on the town.  The 43 items includes various coats, jackets, sweaters, dresses, skirts and accessories to round out the capsule collection.

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Hot Topic x DC TV Collection

dchottopicclothesHot Topic and DC Comics releases a fashion collection inspired by DC-based TV shows like the Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Gotham.  This collection features the DC TV Supergirl Girls Hooded Jacket, DC TV Gotham Selina Kyle Girls Hooded Jacket, DC TV Arrow Hooded Jacket, DC TV Arrow White Canary Girls Jacket and DC TV The Flash Jacket.

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KITH x Power Rangers Collection

kithpowerrangers00Grab some Go! Go! Power Ranger hipster apparel!  Streetwear brand KITH collabs with Power Rangers for this mini-capsule collection.  This 1990s Power Rangers themed collection will feature an assortment of hoodies, graphic tees, crewnecks, New Era caps for men, women and kids.

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Miniature Carved Pumpkins

legolandpumpkinpatchLook at these cute mini-carved pumpkins!  The Pumpkin Patch was created by artist Hedley Wiggan and is on display at Legoland Windsor Resort in the UK for the month of Halloween.  The mini Jack O’ Lanterns took over 60 hours to carve.

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Dolce & Gabbana Radio Bag

dolcegabbanaradiobagIf you were to look into my closet one of my favorite accessories is the bag.  I have lots of bags.  I have bags for different outfits and bags for a specific night out on the town.  Here is one bag on list, the Dolce & Gabbana Radio Bag.  The bag is made to look like a vintage boombox with the 2 speakers and cassette deck.

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