UNDFTD All Star Weekend T-Shirts

Los Angeles-based UNDFTD has created three new All-Star Weekend tees to celebrate the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend.  UNDFTD took inspiration from past NBA All star logos and re interpolates them for 2010. There is an East Conference tee, West Conference tee, and an All Star tee. All three will be available this Saturday, February 13th, only at the UNDFTD web store.

AnmlHse Big Deal Project 2

AnmlHse has released their second installment of their Big Deal series.

When we first started this last year, the purpose of this project was to introduce folks to the people in our young generation bringing life to Philly and representing the city in every way they possibly can. Whether through art, music, or just plain entertainment, these fine folks weren’t ashamed of where they were from and showed it. This year we expanded to the DMV, with the help of AnmlHse’s own JuJu and 1st Impressions Studio, to introduce some of the folks that support us and are also making an impact in their area. We are now pleased to introduce our second installment of the Big Deal Project.

Nice to see everyone working together.

Love Unplugged Presented by The Renaissance Project

Still don’t have any plans for Valentines Day?!? Just want to hear some good music?? Well, come on out to Freedom Theater’s Black Box and have a GREAT time listening to some of Philly’s Hottest Talent.  Headlining the night with an intimate, acoustic performance is singer/songwriter, Leah Smith. The night will also feature performances by:

LaTasha Morris
MJ Harris
Sherod Smallman.

Also featuring artwork by the Philly Foundation Arts Collective.

Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM
New Freedom “Black Box” Theater
1346 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Map & Directions

Cover: $20 for singles; $30 for couple. That includes ticket and catered meal. Free parking available. And by “couple” we mean all couples, man and woman, 2 men, 2 women, 2 friends, mom and son, father and daughter, etc. Love don’t discriminate!

This is an event you don’t want to miss! Purchase tickets at Freedom’s website:


Or via phone at 215-765-2793 ext.8497

Proceeds will benefit the New Freedom Theater’s Artistic Merit Scholarship

RIM’s Twitter For BlackBerry Application

I tend to tweet more often from my blackberry than from the web or even from Tweetdeck.   Iphone users have always been treated to native Twitter applications for their smartphones. Blackberry users, however, have also had their share of twitter applications with Ubertwitter and Twitterberry leading the pack. News broke out that RIM (the maker of the Blackberry phone) will be releasing its own native Twitter application. Today the beta of the application was made available to certain media members including Leena Rao of Techcrunch (Read her review here).

My excitement concerning the release of this application tempered after reading her review. The application does not really expand on the features provided by Ubertwitter and pretty much provide a nifty interface to do the same things mobile web twitter does. The application basically features a timeline of your Tweets, separate streams for @mentions, direct messages and trending topics. It also allows users to see their profiles, lists, followers and who they choose to follow. This is already done very well by Ubertwitter. My biggest complaint with what she says comes from this statement:

My biggest complaint is that the app is slow. Really slow. Slower than the Seesmic Blackberry app that I currently use to Tweet from my mobile device.

That sentence has already doomed the application in my book. I will be content waiting for a finished version before even trying the beta. Now, I urge you to draw your own conclusions from the application and if you do, I have posted some download links below. Let me know what you think. I wont be trying it out though. As any blackberry user would know, especially those who endured the Blackberry Messenger fiasco, its better to wait for a production ready version before trying anything from RIM on your phone. With that said, download at your own risk.

If you get this to work or find any more download links let me know in the comments!

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Dark Army

Stefan Janoski releases another colorway for his Nike SB Zoom sneaker. This Dark army colorway actually saw an early January release in North Korea and is now available at Premier.  The  sneaker features a dark green corduroy upper with suede on the toebox. The sneaker also features green laces and an option for white.

Nike Air Penny III White/Eggplant-Black

One of Nike’s most popular shoes, the Air Penny IIIs are coming out this spring in White and Eggplant.  There isn’t much else we need to say about that.  The Air Penny IIIs in any color are probably going to be sick, these are no exception to that rule.

Nike Trainer SC 2010 – Troy Polamalu PE

Nike pays homage to one of the best safeties in the game with these Nike Trainer SC 2010 Troy Polamalu edition kicks.  The shoes feature the classic steelers colors of black and gold, with “Troy Knows” on the back of the left and right shoe respectively.  Below the words is an image of a shark and the inside of the show is lined with flowers as a tribute to Troy’s Polamalu’s heritage.  These will be available this spring.

Air Jordan 1 Silver Anniversary

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Air Jordan, Nike is dropping these Silver Air Jordan 1s at select accounts.  This version of the shoe that started it off is silver and metallic grey, and appears to come with a briefcase.  You might want to check with your local Tier 0/Quickstrike retailer and see if they’re carrying these as they won’t be available past Saturday morning.

Abakus x Mitchell & Ness Scully

Abakus Takeout is at the forefront of Philadelphia streetwear and sneaker. Located in Chinatown, Abakus is the only consignment shop here in Philadelphia. The whole concept of Abakus Takeout is set up as a mock Chinese Takeout restaurant. Their window display features mock roasted ducks hanging alongside Nike SBs and Jordans. There is even a mock-up kitchen with woks filled with SB laces and T-shirts. The story carries brands such as The Hundreds, Stussy, 10.DEEP, Orisue, Crooks, Krink, and Acapulco Gold.

Abakus Takeout and another Philadelphia icon, Mitchell & Ness, collaborated on a scully that will be release this Saturday, February 13th, to celebrate the eve of Chinese New Year. Only 50 scullies were made. The scully represents a collaboration of both street wear and the Chinese culture. The longevity symbol you see everywhere on the streets of chinatown is printed on the hat. On the front tag, there are 5 stars symbolizing the Five Star service for the concept shop along with the quote, “It gets cold, but it never gets old” …perfect timing since Philadelphia has just set its record for the “Snowiest Winter in History”.



227 North 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-1820
(215) 351-7978

GOODS Slashed Tee & Hoody

Here is the latest Shirt from Goods. The shirt features a Slashed graphic, which is featured on a classic tee and zip-down hoody. The throwback skate design is offered on both a white or black backdrop. Available now through GOODS.

Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

Alexander McQueen
It was with heavy hearts that we received news of Alexander McQueens death this morning. His company had this to say:

“On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family.”

“Lee’s family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.”

Diamond Supply Co. x Young & Reckless Limited Edition Tee

Streetwear brands Diamond Supply Co. and Young & Reckless have teamed up for a limited edition collaboration tee. The concept behind the tee is to represent Diamond Supply Co.’s Nick Diamond’s hometown of San Francisco and Young & Reckless’s founder, Drama’s hometown of Akron, OH, who now both reside in Los Angeles. The biker gang logo theme of the shirt represents that no matter where you are from, if you skate you are part of a international union with other skaters. Throw your flags in the air and wear them proud. Skate 2 Death.

Young & Reckless is a streetwear brand inspired by Drama from MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory. Drama created Young & Reckless to unify the new age brash generation under a single brand. He captures what it means to be Young & Reckless through his stunts and adventures in the first two seasons of this reality show.