Thursday, 22 December 2011

Justin Bieber swag

Since Biggie, Eazy-E, Big L and Pac passed I've constantly been on the look out for an emerging rapper to pick up the mantle, to own the game, to dominate the mic like a real G.
Well, it is with great pleasure that I can tell you that I'm pretty sure I've found the new kid on the block with the baddest skills. Let me introduce to you a young buck who goes by the name of Justin 'stray gunner' Bieber. I don't know where this badass dawg hails from but what I do know is that he can spit lyrics.

Via DJ Rue Beaux Rhubarb

Monday, 19 December 2011

How to score an own goal

If you're gonna score an owner you might as well make it simply SPECTACULAR:

Friday, 16 December 2011

Ghanaian cinema: 2016

Who needs awesome special effects when you can have jaw-droppingly shit special effects. Go Accrawood!

Double-dip recession, what double-dip recession?

Here's one for all the coke-snorting, hooker-hooked Wall Streeters who read ArchBlog. Are you looking for a sweet pad in New York but only got $165 k a month to spend on rent? Well, look no further than the Astor Suite at midtown Manhattan's Plaza Hotel:

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Reebok Pump Fury "London"

I'm not purchased a pair of trainers in at least a year. I used to be totally bananas about trainers but when Nike started reissuing all my old faves like Nike Air Span, Stab and Pegasus it kind of ruined it all for me. Those faux vintage yellow soles really are the pits. That said, I do still get the occasional twinge in my sneaker love muscle. These Reebok Pump Fury "London" (2012) numbers I just peeped over at Hypebeast are pretty dope. I totes dig the Olympic themed colour way.

Here' she hype talk from HypeBeast:
The Reebok Pump Fury “London” infuses the five different colors utilized in the Olympic rings in anticipation for the London games in 2012. The illustrious event as well know is an all-encompassing event so it seems only aropos that a tribute shoe should go all the way in paying homage. Boasting a synthetic/leather upper, the bold red, blue, yellow, green and black seem to light up just like the Olympic torch.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

North Korean children jamming

Most in the West feel that there is little opportunity for individuality in North Korea AKA Hermit Kingdom. This video of small children playing large guitars whilst perma-smiling (as if they have a gun to their back and their life depended on it) is pretty unlikely to change perspectives that much.

Time to (seriously) consider decaf?

When Greggs attacks

Eat your heart out Same Mendes ...

Via D.C. Hines

Tokyo Bike

There are few things I own which I adore more than my moss green Tokyo Bike. At risk of coming over all Grand Designs, I'd say it is the perfect cumming together of design and function. My only complaint is that the tyres are so thin I slightly shit myself riding over manholes in the rain.

Via Tokyo Bike blog
Photo credit: Matteo Sanguinetti Bird

Friday, 9 December 2011

The world inc. animals

If only for the bodysurfing penguins:

Note: If this doesn't warm your heart I suggest you prick your finger to check you are not a robot.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

UK-US Special Relationship: Epaulet Daltrey Sportcoat Harris Tweed mash-up

This mash-up tweed jacket from New York label Epaulet really fits the ArchBlog gimme dat bill in that it is a) virtually unwearable b) hideously pricey ($850) and c) effing cool.

Below, please find reams of blurb ...

We're thrilled to present the Daltrey, our premier half-canvassed sportcoat, in a spectacularly handsome combination of three Harris Tweeds. Together all three tweeds, the navy marl, oatmeal herringbone, and a gray-green basket-weave, form an amazing patchwork. It's a serious dose of trad edge.

Made for Michael Kuhle of Epaulet by Southwick in Massachusetts, the Daltrey imparts classic style, a handsome natural shoulder, quality workmanship, and understated elegance. This "Anglo-American" piece represents our favorite elements of both British and American tailoring.

The Daltrey's basic features include 3-roll-2 styling (where the top button sits as ornament and rolls away for the second button to be fastened), double rear vents, slim notch lapels, flap patch pockets, royal purple full lining, goat suede elbow patches and goat suede undercollar, and Southwick’s superb half-canvassed construction.

London 2012: Greco-roman wrestling countdown

Every few days I get an email from the overstaffed offices of London 2012 reminding me how to use the London Underground (cheers) or pointing me in the direction of where I can buy some frightfully disgusting Olympics merchandise. Caps. Bum bags. Pencil cases. Teddies. It's doing my head in.

But however hard Seb Coe & co. try and ruin my excitement about the Olympic Games, there is nowt they can do to dampen down my surging enthusiasm for attending the Greco-Roman super heavyweight finals. Obvs I know nothing about Greco-Roman wrestling but five minutes* in the (YouTube) company of Cuba's reigning champ (and all-round beast of a man) Mijain Lopez tells me it's gonna be off the hook/heezy. Check the power in the slam-down on 2.25.

*I should level with youse that it did take me about a minute to stop thinking about how outrageously homoerotic it is (like most sports from ancient Greece) and begin to marvel at the brute strength and sheer athleticism on show.

Vid via fellow attendee Rue Beaux

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Men & sex

This is a family blog but, from time to time, it falls off the wagon and has adult moments. Apologies in advance to all my readers who are minors

Hunt in Pairs - Slow Dance

It's high time you checked out Owen Gundry and Xan Blacker's music vid for debut duo Hunt in Pairs. The vid perfectly compliments the track. I'm no Quincy Jones but I'm pretty sure that's the whole point of a music video. It was shot on London's derelict Heygate Estate, which I'm told is not the sort of place you bowl around with expensive camera equipment after dark (unless you are Floyd Mayweather). Props fellas!

Hunt In Pairs - Slow Dance from Hunt in Pairs on Vimeo.

Prufrock: Coffee kings

Anyone's who has had a cup of Joe at Shoreditch's Present London will already be aware that Prufrock make the best coffee in London.
Here's a Prufrock barista demonstrating the painfully complicated syphon method which the Japanese have pioneered. Although the process is more than a bit wanky, I sure bet the results taste better than Nescafe Gold Blend.

Syphon@Prufrock from ALI RAFI on Vimeo.