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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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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Pallet Box Art

konemai00Walk around Costco and you’ll probably find wooden pallets lying around the aisle.  Artist Kone Mei turns these ordinary pallets into works of art.  It looks great on an empty wall for you interior home designers.  Check all his pallet art on his Facebook page @ Kone Mei.

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NIKE HyperAdapt 1.0

nikehyperadaptYou probably saw this Nike shoe technology from “Back to the Future II” film first.  The self-lacing adaptive kicks are now hot sellers among shoe collectors.

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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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Stormtrooper Piece of Art

stormtrooperporcelain001HK toy maker known for making detailed collectible action figures makes a collectible work of art – the Star Wars – Stormtrooper – Porcelain Pattern Version.  Hot Toys redefines the classic Stormtrooper look with a Chinese porcelain floral pattern on this 1/6th scale figure.

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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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Timberland Shoes in Chinese Takeout Boxes

chinesetakeouttimberlandLifestyle retailer Jimmy Jazz and Timberland collab on a limited 6-inch “Sesame Chicken” shoe release.  It’s that iconic Timberland brown field boot with the logos.  What’s diggty cool about this “Sesame Chicken” item is the Chinese food take-out packaging with the Jimmy Jazz labeled chopsticks and a fortune cookie included.  The boots drop this Saturday, November 19, 2016 and the special packaging will only be available at the Jimmy Jazz Harlem store in NY.

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Illest x Hot Wheels Collection

hotwheelsillestHot Wheels fans get some urban streetwear treatment by Illest.  This Illest x Hot Wheels features Hot Wheels inspired patterns with the Illest style.  The capsule collection includes hoodies, graphic tees, shirts, stickers and accessories.

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JackRabbit Clothing “Open Season” F/W 2016

openseason1601The hunting season is on for JackRabbit Clothing this F/W 2016.  The “Open Season” collection is inspired by the hunt with unique camo patterns and tie-dye designs on their hoodies, shirts and graphic tees.  The “Open Season” F/W 2016 Collection just dropped this past weekend and you can find these items at: JackRabbit Clothing.

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Tanpopo – Artist Camilla d’Errico

dsc_0068Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews artist Camilla d’Errico on her work and Dark Horse art books from Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.

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Edible Candy Art by Shinri Tezuka

candyanimals00candyanimals01Move over Willy Wonka.  There is a new sweet man, and this Candy Man can.  “Amezaiku” is a form of candy sculpting art form and this 27-year old Japanese artist Shinri Tezuka displays his amazing candy sculpting skills.  Shinri is also owner of his own candy store Ameshin in Japan.

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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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Vinyl Pulp: Junko Mizuno x Woot Bear

img_1821Vinyl Pulp interviews artist Junko Mizuno at Woot Bear on her “Junko Woot Bear” silkscreen print, T-shirt and upcoming projects.  You can grab the colorful graphic tee at Woot Bear and the 8×11 silkscreen print is limited to 50 copies, so don’t wait to pick it up.

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DTLR x Starter = ’90s NBA Throwback Jackets

dtlrnbacover00Lifestyle retailer DTLR teams up with Starter to release retro 90’s NBA jackets.  The 90’s inspired “Black Label” jackets feature the bright colors and big logos with 2-side pockets.  The collection will drop this Friday October 28, 2016 at DTLR retail locations and DTLR.com.

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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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BAIT x Street Fighter Tees

baitsfoneStreet Fighter fans will enjoy these BAIT x Street Fighter Chibi graphic tees.  This collection features 3 different tee designs:  the Chibi Boss shirt with Akuma and his crew, the Chibi Group tee with Ryu and team & the Chibi Dhalsim tee.

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Sneakers in a Bank Vault – 24 Kilates Bangkok

24kilatesbangkokWith the age of the Internets and shopping for stuff online, good old fashion retail stores need that “shock and awe” to get shoppers into stores.  Like the cool geeky Apple retail stores, streetwear boutiques have done the same by making brick & mortar stores a neat event place to come in and buy stuff.  One such shop is 24 Kilates in Bangkok, Thailand.  This innovative sneaker shop looks like a Swiss bank vault.  The shoes are kept in safety-type deposit boxes.  Now that’s neat.

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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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