Friday, November 29, 2019

Luciano Kruk's 'House in the Trees' Is a Minimal Concrete Artifact

The 185 m² home sits in isolation on a 1.110 m² plot of land located 8 miles outside of the city of Pinamar, or four hours away from Buenos Aires. Nestled between the coastline and a row of pine trees, the House in the Trees features one master bedroom, two secondary bedrooms, a communal area, and an outdoor pool. The house was made with the environment in mind and offers stark juxtaposition while leaving minimal impact on the surrounding wilderness.




For minimal maintenance and structural impact on the terrain, tread surface was kept at just the entrance and service/engine rooms; at the same time the entire home is made from concrete, glass, and framed with aluminum. With plenty of windows and a large skylight that sits at the top of the staircase, natural lighting is in abundance. The pool appears as an independent structure as it looks to only touch the main structure perpendicularly where it sits on a thin slab of reinforced concrete — the end result is a large concrete structure that floats over a transparent lower floor. Scroll through the images above for a thorough look at this concrete artifact in the woods, and head over to Luciano Kruk’s website for more information on past projects.

Poggy Links Up with Hamilton For an Elvis Presley-Inspired Limited Edition Ventura

Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi has joined Swiss watchmaker Hamilton to create a limited-edition Ventura POGGYTHEMAN inspired by none other than Elvis Presley, aka the King. Retaining the iconic shape of the Ventura, the collaboration sees the PVD-coated stainless steel case and dial completely blacked out — a tribute to the model’s original design in 1957. A playful dash of color comes in the form of a bright pink logo and hour markers, inspired by the suits Elvis used to wear on stage, providing a welcome contrast to the otherwise subtle color scheme.



Protecting the Swiss-made quartz movement is a caseback engraved with Poggy’s image, which adds a nice touch of detailing in honor of the fashion icon. Tying the entire look together is a black calf leather strap with bright pink lining, perfectly complementing the watch. Limited to just 500 pieces, the Motofumi Kogi x Hamilton Limited-Edition Ventura POGGYTHEMAN is now available over on the Swiss brand’s online store, going for CHF 945, or roughly $946 USD. Head over to grab yours now.

Nike's Latest "Just Do It" Pack is Coming in Kids Sizing

Nike is expanding on its “Just Do It” offerings this Thanksgiving by extending into the kids category, dressing three iconic Air Max silhouettes in its two-tone colorway. Using a completely blacked out base for all three models, the Air Max 97 and Air Max 270 React both carry the double-stacked Swoosh logo in contrasting shades of blue by the midfoot, complemented by identically-colored accents running along the tongue and the heel tab.




Foregoing that logo, the newer Air Max 720 model instead opts for a blue concentric patch near the heel, with the same tonal approach to the “AIR” logo written across it, coupled with smaller Swoosh logos on the toebox and on the lateral side. For those interested, all three silhouettes from the Nike Kids “Just Do It” Air Max Pack are now available over at the company’s official online store and select retailers, going for $150 USD for the AM 97, $120 for the AM 270 React, and $160 USD for the AM 720. Take a detailed look in the gallery above.

Grimes Digs Into Coldwave Territory With New Cut "My Name is Dark"

Continuing the run-up to her forthcoming album Miss_Anthropocene, avant-pop songstress Grimes has returned with a brand new single entitled “My Name is Dark.” Produced, written, performed, and engineered by the Canadian artist, the single originally appeared in Apple’s “Behind the Mac” ad from last June.



Undergoing a relative overhaul, the newly released track relishes in coldwave tonalities, whereby driving minimalistic guitar riffs and percussion take hold alongside electronic production. According to a tweet, the song is about her struggle with insomnia. The new single follows the release of “So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth” from earlier this month as well as her collaborative track with i_o titled “Violence.” Recently Grimes was the subject of outrage from a variety of artists after comments regarding AI and the future of music.

Dubai's Police Department Will Soon Be Patrolling in a Tesla Cybertruck

Dubai‘s police department has long been known to hold an impressive roster of patrol cars, ranging from the Porsche 918 to the Lamborghini Aventador to even a Bugatti Veyron, but now joining the roster may be one of the most robust vehicles in their lineup yet: the Tesla Cybertruck. Announcing the news via a Twitter post (that Elon Musk himself liked), the Dubai police force attached a rendering of the upcoming Cybertruck which, unlike the silver model unveiled by Tesla, carries a white body along with a green patterning and decor you’d usually find on other law enforcement vehicles in the United Arab Emirates city.




Though the caption reads “2020” in the post, Musk’s company has announced that production of the electric pickup truck won’t begin until at least 2021, so it’s uncertain whether Dubai’s government has a special arrangement with Tesla. Speaking on the new purchase, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri informed Arabian Business that the new vehicle will be in charge of patrolling major tourist areas in the city, such as the Burj Khalifa, La Mer, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

New Balance Gifts Liverpool With a Black & Gold Made in UK 1500

Earlier this week New Balance announced it was launching a limited edition “Six Times” black collection to celebrate lauded English football club Liverpool. Comprised of both apparel and accessories, each item in the collection celebrates Liverpool’s illustrious history and its six European cups in particular. Now we have a better look at the footwear silhouette that has been specially designed for the capsule.



Utilizing New Balance’s Made in UK 1500, the sneaker has been crafted from luxe leather and dressed in contrasting hits of gold found on the slanted-N insignia, Liverpool’s liver bird crest on the tongue tab, and the six starry marks on the heel. Each one of those stars pays homage to Liverpool’s continental triumphs in 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005 and 2019. this all then sits atop a white midsole and black and grey patterned outsole. Interested readers can pre-order this pristine black and gold New Balance Made in UK 1500 Liverpool FC now via newbalance.com. The sneaker will then officially launch at select retailers on December 4 for $220 USD.

Trippie Redd Projected to Land First No. 1 With 'A Love Letter to You 4'

Trippie Redd is looking to land his first ever No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as projections reflect A Love Letter to You 4‘s total equivalent album units to 90,000 to 105,000, with between 10,000 to 15,000 from traditional album sales. This would also mark his largest chart total, with Life’s a Trip debuting at No. 4 with 72,000 units and ! and A Love Letter to You 3 both debuting at No. 3 with 51,000 and 84,000 units respectively.



Redd’s 21-track project is the fourth installment in his A Love Letter to You mixtape series that began in 2017. He worked with the likes of Lil Mosey in “This Ain’t That,” Juice WRLD and YNW Melly in “6 Kiss,” Chris King and Quanta in “You Deserve It,” YoungBoy Never Broke Again in “Hate Me,” Smokepurpp in “All For Me,” Tory Lanez in “Sickening,” DaBaby in “Death” and Lil Yachty and Pi’erre Bourne in “M’s.”