15 Years of Design: The Jellyfish House

15 Years of Design: The Jellyfish House

After 15 years of design, construction and development, Wiel Arets Architects recently completed the Jellyfish House. Located in Marbella, on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, the all-white concrete house has a swimming pool rooftop that cantilevers toward the Sierra Blanca mountains. Built in perfect harmony with its surroundings, the beach and sea can be seen from the rooftop pool and the pool's infinity edge and glass floor filters light into the home. The interior of the Jellyfish residence features a number of luxuries like the kitchen service elevator, capable of delivering food and drinks to the rooftop pool and sauna room. The bottom and sides of the pool can be seen from various angles inside the house thanks to clear windows in the kitchen and living room. Take a look at this amazingly designed home. It took 15 years, but it was time well spent.
Jeff Koons Discusses Inspiration and Design of Balloon Dog

Jeff Koons Discusses Inspiration and Design of Balloon Dog

Jeff Koons is an American artist most notable for his reproductions of commonplace items. His balloon style sculptures -- produced in stainless steel with mirror finish surfaces -- have fetched astronomical sums at auction. In November, 2013, his Balloon Dog (Orange) sold for $58.4 million, becoming the most expensive work sold by a living artist at auction. In the following interview, Koons talks about his Celebration Series, which he started in 1994, most notably the Balloon Dog. Koons discusses his attention to detail, as a way to keep the viewer engaged for as long as possible. He reveals that his design inspiration for his inflatable pieces comes from us: Humans are breathing machines. We breathe in, and that inhalation is as a symbol of optimism and the future; we breathe out, and that exhalation symbolizes death. Koons describes the Balloon Dog as “eternally optimistic,” capturing that moment of inhalation inside forever. Watch as Koons describes his iconic style.  
Nychos “Snake Bait” Art Video

Nychos “Snake Bait” Art Video

Nychos, the world-renowned Austrian painter and illustrator, visited a small neighborhood in Vienna to create some pretty phenomenal art. Nychos is most notable for featuring graphic and detailed expressions of dissected creatures, with his latest installment being a skeleton of a rat. This video offers a firsthand look as Nychos creates the piece from start to finish. The piece is entitled “Snake Bait” and sits on the side of a two-story home.

"Kicks For Kids" Charity Concert at Howard Theatre

On December 15, Shoe City kicked off their  "Kicks For Kids" Charity Concert at Howard Theatre. The show was full of guests, including Black Cobain, Freeway and surprise guest Neef (from the duo Chris & Neef - Roc-a-Fella). He hit the stage with Black Alley and closed out the show with special guest performances by Fattrel & Tracy T of MMG. Mayor Vincent Gray also surprised concertgoers and addressed the crowd to talk about our community efforts. He shared the stage with a representative from each partnering charity organization: Safe Shores (#SantaCause), SashaBruce House, and the Jr. Board of Administration. Each nonprofit received $1000 worth of brand new sneakers for the kids in their program.                       6th Annual Kicks for Kids Charity Shoe Drive & Concert from 1st Impressions on Vimeo.
adidas Mutombo‏

adidas Mutombo‏

In honor of the adidas Mutombo 20th anniversary, adidas Originals will be releasing a black and white rendition of the signature shoe. Set to hit the shelves December 14th, the Mutombo basketball shoe was originally released during the '92-'93 NBA Season. Featuring traditional African patterns throughout the build, the shoe also adds details incorporating a shield in-crested with his jersey number on the tongue and a nubuck leather canvas that is accented by a white outsole.  
Shoe City Turkey Giveaway

Shoe City Turkey Giveaway

Today our team here at Shoe City got a chance to touch the community in the holiday spirit by donating 60 turkey's & 60 (5)lb bags of potatoes, to this amazing organization and cause, The Children's Mission Inc.     Shoe City delivers to the Children Mission multiple times each year including Back to School and Thanksgiving. Having served the community for over 50 years Shoe City is proud to be apart of this campaign.       Hattie Peartree is the Founder of The Children’s Mission Inc. and gives this statement, “As founder I am touched by Shoe City’s many years of donations, helping The Children’s Mission, Inc in multiple areas of assisting unfortunate children.”    
Zane Lowe Sits Down With Eminem For BBC Radio 1 (Part II)‏‏

Zane Lowe Sits Down With Eminem For BBC Radio 1 (Part II)‏‏

BBC Radio and Zane Lowe delivers the second part of a four part series one on one interview with hip-hop superstar Eminem as he continues to promote his recently released album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. In this second part of their hour long interview Eminem discusses his growth as not only an artist but producer, the balance between his career, success and family, what makes his sound so unique and much more. [youtube id="tK9jX91XuT8" width="620" height="360"]
Millyz | Future Memories

Millyz | Future Memories

Boston based artist, Millyz, recently released his latest project titled 'Future Memories.' Sounding closer to an album than a mixtape the project borrows sounds from some unlikely suspects called The Colombians on the production side.  The duo hail all the way from Medellin, Colombia with nothing but pure, hard, hip-hop beats. Millyz gives us a range of different sounds and lyrics on songs that go from deep stories of the street life to club bangers.  Millyz tells us the project is a journey through memories past and foreshadows of the future. MMG's newest signee and DC's own Fat Trel makes an appearance on track 4 '8 balls and Quarters' which is one of the tapes stand out songs. Freeway and the legendary top 5 dead-or-alive Jadakiss also get on tracks that all make for a very good project that is definitely worth a listen. Take a look below for the trailer of 'Future Memories.' You can also find the download link to the tape ...do it for your ears. MILLYZ'FUTURE MEMORIES'LINK [youtube id="7nvFZiw94l4" width="620" height="360"]
East Lafayette x The Trndsttrs

East Lafayette x The Trndsttrs

The Trndsttrs are back again! This time changing up the style on us and taking it up a notch  dressing their best for the holidays. Sporting an array of flannel shirts, bowties, and suspenders the youngsters are putting a youthful twist to some traditional wear.  East Lafayette Street played the backdrop for this cool Holiday lookbook while the trio were wearing clothes created by the stores designer O’Neal Wyche who has a reputation for apparel design having worked with brands like Guess, A. Kurtz, and Kid Robot.  East Lafayette Street is catered to boys, aiming to dress them in a classic design with a sportswear aesthetic that is unique and merges with quality. [youtube id="DUBM1apldVw" width="620" height="360"]