Nike SB is dropping some heat in honor of Independence day. These dunk lows have been termed the “Firecrackers” and employ design elements from some of the most famous firecrackers, black cats.
Nike took a lot of consideration into account when designing these. Note the words “Caution” and “Flammable” on the heel tab, as well as the star firecracker graphic wrapped around the heel box. There even went as far as designing a special insole that depicts firecracker explosions. We’ll update you with more information about the release date as we find out, so stay tuned and check your Hot Rod email.
I remember lighting these things in Tennessee and Mississippi back in the day, and hoping they didn’t explode in my hands. Almost blew my fingers off one time. Yup, those were the good ole’ days.
Did you feel a sense of déjà vu upon hearing the name and looking at the pictures of GM’s new Buick Riviera Concept? If the answer is yes, then you likely remember the Buick Riviera Coupe Concept from the 2007 Shanghai Auto Show.
While that study never materialized into a production car, GM’s Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint ventures are giving the project a fresh try with a new concept at this weekend’s 2013 Shanghai motor show.
“The new Riviera offers a preview of Buick’s future design language,” said Shanghai GM President Ye Yongming. “By seamlessly integrating advanced technologies, flexible functions and contemporary aesthetics, the new Riviera heralds the start of a new chapter for the 110-year-old Buick brand.”
Buick says the new Riviera coupe concept’s styling took inspiration from the Chinese saying, “The greatest good is like water”, with a sweeping design and flowing lines, though, we should note that it doesn’t look like a great departure from the original 2007 study.
The new interpretation of the Riviera luxury coupe adopts GM’s all-new, dual-mode W-PHEV (wireless plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) propulsion system, allowing the driver to use the car on battery-power alone or in hybrid mode.
Daft Punk has finally released their first single off of Random Access Memories, their forthcoming album. From the sound of this song, the album is going to be a classic. I present you with the new Daft Punk record featuring Pharrell and Nile Rogers, Get Lucky. This is going to be the summer jam for sure.
Watch the trailer for Inside Out, a fascinating documentary film following the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project initiated, designed and curated by JR. Alastair Siddons traveled the globe with French artist JR as he motivated communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought was possible. This movie is a glowing testament to the power of the image and the role that art can play in transforming lives.
In honor of 4/20, I’d like to present you with a few songs I’ve come across over the years that are perfect for recreational smoking, be it marijuana, a cigar, or heroine…just kidding, no heroine. And if you’re like me, and don’t smoke, you can still enjoy these songs over a brew or glass of Hennessy. If you are going to participate in the tradition of the day, I suggest you do it to these songs. It will make the experience that much more enjoyable.
The first one is Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers
Then we have one from Broken Social Scene. This one is called I Slept with Bonhomme at the CBC
Next up is Wolly Wolly Gong by Tune Yards.
And you know Ih ave to bring it allll the way back around to Kool and the Gang’s famous west coast staple song, Summer Madness.
The Hundreds and The Grateful Dead recently released their collaborative capsule collection. I must say, the release came out at a perfect time. Summer is nearing and the sun is beaming, which is all the more reason to bust out the tie-dye pattern and hit the beach.
Plus, we all know it gets chilly at night by the water, so the tie-dye hoody is a good addition to the collection. Get your The Hundreds x Grateful Dead apparel at Hot Rod now!