When you first step out of the terminal at John F. Kennedy International in New York City, one of your first impressions of the city is also one of its most solemn icons: the former Trans World Airlines Flight Center. Legendary Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen designed the space between 1955 and 1962 – when the building was opened posthumously. At the time, the space was representative of the jet-set ideals of the time, a summary of the communal hopes and progressive dreams of a booming post-war economy. It’s interesting how history relates to now; the building in the context of 2015 looks a bit like a street photographer’s wet dream for its exaggerated symmetry, texture blocking and dramatic curves. Photographer Max Touhey delved inside the former structure on the eve of a recent 3D modeling session – conducted ahead of the terminal’s impending renovation into a boutique hotel. Check out the photo set above and be sure to leave thoughts on this sweeping structure below.
Jeffrey Tambor, the King of Momedy
Photo by Martin Schoeller.
When it comes to musical talents with an ill assortment of kicks, it didn’t get much better than DJ AM. A fixture in footwear long before Celebrity Sneaker Stalker was even an idea, the DJ by the birth name of Adam Goldstein was known to crush a party or a red carpet while stepping out in vintage Jordans or overseas Air Maxes.
A true talent that was ahead of his time but unfortunately left this earth too early, his life and his career are being honored and profiled in As I Am: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM. Known to mix all genres of music with incredible ease, the documentary needs help in raising money to clear all the listening rights to said songs. By donating to the doc or buying a pair of kicks from his personal collection (we’re talking ’99 Air Jordan 4s and “Pigeon” Dunks) you can help get this incredible story to fans worldwide. Click here to learn more about the doc and for access to scoring sneakers from his incredible collection.
British outlet Monocle is already an established authority on the subtleties of travel, with its revered Guide To Better Living series and travel guides already offering up essential insider perspectives of world metropolises. However, the brand also recognizes the importance of a work-life balance, and here celebrates the comfort of home with the release of the Monocle Guide To Cosy Homes volume. The book is a comprehensive survey of all things “home,” and accordingly highlights the best places to live between Tokyo and Toronto; enviable locales spanning from Rio to Swedish archipelagos, and even the best architects and designers working in a given location. A luxurious hardcover stacked to the brim of its 402 pages, pick up this release from Gestalten now for $ 60 USD.
Kanye West has been busy this weekend. Between playing the Pan-American Games and previewing a new track, Yeezy seems to have his mind on the music and his feet on the stage.
Recently, Mr. West made a cameo on “I Am Cait.” All smiles, Kanye spoke on Caitlyn’s strength and ability to defy perception. Shortly after, Caitlyn’s mom and siblings asked Kanye about his unlaced and oft-worn adidas Ultra Boosts. Peep what he had to say in the video clip above.
Spotted at The FADER
While the wearables market is booming with the likes of watches and fitness trackers, HELIX is taking a step back by turning something you already bring along with you into a wearable accessory — earphones. According to research from PR Newswire, people use earphones for up for four hours per day, with many of us owning three or more pairs. However, one of the biggest challenges with headphones is forgetting to bring one along or having to untangle its mess of a wire. Therefore, HELIX fuses on the go access, convenience and sleek design to create a functional and simple cuff bracelet with a pair of bluetooth earphones hidden inside. Learn more over at its Kickstarter page here.
This week’s Best of #TodaysKicks is a good one!
There were thousands of great on-foot photos uploaded to Instagram over the last seven days. Most of them contained some of the most popular and sought-after LeBron and Jordan models out. At first, compiling this list seemed impossible as social media platforms are flooded with both player’s signature sneakers and posting them in bulk here felt pointless. And just as I was about to riddle this list with said models, I came across @montanainc in the Nike Air Force 1 Mid “Recon”.
Seeing that photo of @montanainc reminded me that there are a ton of hidden gems on IG and that I may not be the only person who needed their memory jogged. With that being said, here is a group of 20 sneakers that range from the classic that is the Jordan Jumpman Pro to the recently released Takashi Murakami x VANS Vault Slip-on.
After you give the list look make sure you let us know what your favorite sneaker out of the bunch is in the comments section below. And as always, make sure you tag all of your on-foot sneaker photos with #TodaysKicks for a chance to be featured in our weekly recap here on NiceKicks.com and on our Instagram page.
@hurincanej704 in a custom Air Jordan 3 by @theremade@montanainc in the Nike Air Force 1 Mid “Recon”@allricepinoy in the Ronnie Fieg X Diamond Supply Co. X ASICS Gel Lyte V@shugaray in the Nike Zoom Kobe 4 “Draft Day”@_nate_w in the Nike Dunk Low Premium “SBTG”