LEGO has been a superior force in the toy industry and has continued to drive the imaginations of children and adults alike with colorful interlocking plastic bricks since 1949. Now we get a glimpse into the spaces where engineering and artistry collide to manufacture the world’s most universal construction sets. Located in the company’s native Copenhagen, Denmark, the office spaces are light, airy, and complimented by vivid color schemes. The company’s rich heritage is celebrated with storage cabinets displaying iconic sets along with a slew of books throughout the open office. And with a curved stainless steel slide situated in the center, the LEGO headquarters might just be one of the most enjoyable places to work.
Drawing cues from the Snow Beach pullovers Polo produced back in the ’90s, Packer Shoes x Saucony have come together to whip up this nostalgic take on the Grid 9000. Crafted with a multitude of materials and fabrics, navy blue suede kicks of this stylish release with splashes of yellow working its way throughout. Rounding out the jacket-inspired look is the addition of red accents, along with a white midsole. Continue reading to take in a few more looks at the upcoming Packer Shoes x Saucony Grid 9000 “Snow Beach”, courtesy of Hypebeast, and look for these joints to arrive exclusively at Packer Shoes on August 8th.
Known for making durable, high quality boots since 1883, Wolverine is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Original 1000 Mile Boot with a special Centennial Edition. Meticulously designed to replicate the craftsmanship and aesthetic of the 1000 Mile Boot first introduced in 1914, the Centennial Edition 1000 Mile Boot features Horween Leather Company’s Genuine American Bison and is made in Wolverine’s Big Rapids, Michigan, factory.
The Centennial Edition celebrates this 100th anniversary with an All-American update to the original. The Centennial Edition is made from the Original 1000 Mile pattern, featuring time-tested Goodyear Welt construction and a leather outsole with a Vibram® heel. The Horween Genuine American Bison leather upper is distinctively rugged and showcases the true uniqueness of the natural product. The expertise of the skilled craftspeople and the leather tanned using the best possible materials yield a product that improves with age and wear. The boot is available in two distinct colors, Tan and Brown, and is fully lined.
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Something of a cult favorite among design aficionados, Tokyo-based stationery and accessory brand Postalco returns with its latest batch of stellar products. Of note this time around is a new range of card holders and legal envelopes, each of them handmade in Japan from premium materials like pressed cotton and calfskin. Available in olive green and navy blue, the card holders were constructed from a single piece of finished-edge leather, and feature two inner pockets for both cards and folded bills. Postalco’s new legal envelopes, meanwhile, can be used for protecting documents or carrying one’s laptop, and include both card slots and pen pockets for added convenience. Look for Postalco’s latest selection of stationery — along with its all-new notebooks — now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
Easily one of the most-anticipated releases of the year to date, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low “Beethoven” has been a long time coming. After the Flyknit-constructed Nike Kobe 9 was first seen in the demanded low-top form back in April with the elusive “HTM” designs, then inaugurated to the public in all-purple, this upcoming release is the first time the threaded convertible will hit stores in a neutral style code. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven’s famous “Ninth Symphony”, Kobe Bryant’s ninth Nike is rolled out in a monochrome makeup. White and black threads are knitted together on the upper, while a speckled midsole and a wolf grey outsole finishing off the beautiful composition. Get a detailed look at the upcoming release below, and take in a pair when they drop on August 16th for $ 200.
Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low “Beethoven”
Release Date: August 16, 2014
Price: $ 200
Autumn/Winter 2014 brings new offerings from the ongoing collaboration between Junya Watanabe MAN and Tricker’s, including this new guise for their classic Brogue Boot. This reworking features navy aniline leather uppers, a tonal heel pull and a contrasting commando sole unit. As always the quality and craftsmanship is up to the usual expert standard of Tricker’s, with storm welt construction and rolled waxed laces. This variation on a Tricker’s classic remains as hard wearing as ever. Available now at End.
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Not just another shoe brand, Piola was founded by four friends and non-government volunteers as a socially-conscious, economic development project based in Peru. Since its inception, the brand’s line of minimalist products has grown to encompass styles ranging from sneakers to dress shoes, and now includes stellar new silhouettes like the Iberia for 2014. The versatile high-top kicks are made with premium Italian leather and feature a clean, simple design, as well as full leather linings and outsoles crafted with rubber from the Peruvian Amazonian rainforest. Honest, well-made and ideal for year-round use, Piola’s Iberia sneakers can be found in a trio of great colors now at the HYPEBEAST Store.