Nike Taps 12 RevolutionAirs to Reimagine the Future of Air Max

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In further celebration of Air Max Day, the Swoosh has selected 12 RevolutionAirs, some of the most audacious creators from around the globe, to reimagine the future of Nike Air Max alongside the Nike Design team. Each RevolutionAir has in turn co-created a design that expresses their world through Air Max.

The 12 RevolutionAIRs are Alexandra Hackett (London), Artemy Lebedev (Moscow), Bunyamin Aydin (Istanbul), Celement Balvoine (Amsterdam), Fabikr (Seoul), Kyle Ng (Los Angeles), Lourdes Villagómez (Mexico City), Naotaka Konno (Tokyo), Sean Wotherspoon (Los Angeles), Shangguan Zhe (Shanghai), Tianzhuo Chen (Beijing), and Venus X (New York), as today we get to meet the three North American entries.

Courtesy of Nike:

Sean Wotherspoon – Los Angeles, California
Sean is a co-owner & operator of Round Two – a popular buy, sell & trade vintage store in Los Angeles. Known for his curation of vintage pieces and appreciation for quality, colors and textures, he is always thinking of ways to be different to push the culture to the next level and inspire others.

Product Description
Sean’s love for vintage Nike hats from the 1980s inspire his Air Max 97 x Air Max 1 design. With a raw edge, this sneaker is sure to wear in great, with frayed edges and a bold color scheme – and don’t get us started on the velour collar lining and custom wave tongue logo.

Kyle NG – Los Angeles, California
Kyle Ng is a multimedia artist and designer who cofounded the brand Brain Dead. He works in many mediums of design and curates many art-focused projects. Born in Orinda, California, Kyle now lives in LA where he and his Melbourne-based partner develop and produce music, books, clothing, and art through their design agency, Studio Void. Kyle wants to inspire people to think differently, to dig deeper and try to understand each other, to keep pushing and creating above the status quo.

Product Description
An Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit through and through, the shoe features a neutral color pallet and a hand-painted, DIY aesthetic to deliver an unfinished look. Capped off with a heel logo sporting the phrase, “Give a Damn,” this design provokes the community to make their voices heard and to take a stand for what they believe in.

Venus X – New York City, New York
Venus X was born in Harlem and raised in Dyckman. She is a renowned Dominican- Ecuadorian DJ, owner of the shop Planet X, and the driving force behind GHE20G0TH1K, a warehouse party and record label. Venus X plays the sport of the streets – led by reckless DJ sets, equal part indulgent and politically aggressive, she has created the sonic tone for the mayhem that unfolds on the worlds’ dance floor. She is a self- proclaimed troublemaker who is designing her own radical world through music, fashion and art where experimentation and freedom lead the culture forward.

Product Description
With Venus’s conscious message around an environment of escalating tension, this Air Max 97 takes a clear stance with bold lettering across the toe and up the leg. The upper has a color palette that nods to a classic Air Max Plus colorway, with an over-the-knee zip-away vinyl sock that completes the futuristic, fantasy approach to the classic design.

You yourself have a chance to get involved in the future of Air Max by voting for your favorite RevolutionAIR design. Cast your selection on March 18 via Nike.com and in North America through Nike+ SNKRS.

Polls will be open through March 25, and the winner will then be announced the following day on the 26th, with their shoe being released in 2018.

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Indiana Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III on Comparisons To His Dad, Glenn Robinson: “I’m making my own footsteps”

The Indiana Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III, is making it do what it do this season. The NBA’s reigning slam dunk champion is also putting up career numbers: 6.2 points. 3.6 rebounds in 21.2 minutes of action.

His confidence is sky-high. After winning this year’s NBA Slam Dunk Competition at NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans, he’s been impressive on the defensive end as a key reserve on the Pacers’ bench and  earlier this month, he knocked down a game winning basket with 0.6 remaining against the Atlanta Hawks.

Check Out Glenn Robinson III chatting about his future on Scoop B Radio.

A son of former NBA All-Star and Milwaukee Bucks small forward, Glenn Robinson, Glenn Robinson III is carving out a niche for himself. He believes that sound advice that his father gave him and watching his dad live the NBA lifestyle set him up for his current life is an NBA player. Robinson remembers lessons his dad taught him leading up to the NBA Draft in 2014. “He just told me, ‘just enjoy it, you’ll never get another draft process again,” Glenn Robinson III told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson.

“You won’t have to go through this again. You’ll never get another draft day.” He talks about his all the time.” 

Appearing on the Scoop B Radio Podcast earlier today, Glenn Robinson III  chatted about legacy, carrying the family name and being a second generation baller! “You know, I’ve really gotten used to it,” he said on Scoop B Radio.

 “When I was younger, I really didn’t understand why people are comparing me and why everything I did had to be compared to him. But growing up, I realized that – that’s my name. I can’t change it and I love it and having someone there who can give me that type of advice; and he’s been through that whole process and where I’m trying to go – he’s been through, he’s definitely motivated me. So, I don’t look at it as a negative thing. I always look at it as a positive thing, I’m following my own footsteps, I’m making my own footsteps, I’m not really following his. You know, I think I’m really starting to know that for myself and creating my own name. A lot of people call me GR3, it’s kind of breaking off from the whole “Glenn Robinson” … of course people are going to associate me and my dad but I think I’m really doing the job of still being myself.”

Glenn Robinson III was waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014, his rookie season. The Philadelphia 76ers, acquired him off waivers, but he wasn’t a solid fit. From there, he found his way to the NBA’s Summer League, suiting up for the Indiana Pacers.  He signed with Indy, found a role with the team as a solid reserve and hasn’t looked back.

The Pacers, at 35-33 are a 6th seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Possessing a nucleus that includes Robinson III along with Paul George, Jeff Teague, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner and Monta Ellis, they’re exciting to watch. Stay

 

 

 

BBC Dad’s Daughter Becomes An Unlikely Fashion Icon!

Move over Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid! THIS girl is the newest fashionista on the block!

As we reported, the Internet went crazy when political science professor Robert E. Kelly was hilariously interrupted by his kids — James and Marion — during an interview with BBC News.

Related: THIS Is How A Working Mom Would Handle Her Kids Interrupting A Live Interview!

Luckily for us, the now-famous family is still making headlines for their cuteness!

On Wednesday, the brood — including wife Jung-a Kim — attended a press conference at Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea.

While the four of them look like a happy bunch, all anyone could talk about was four-year-old Marion’s stylish outfit (as seen above) consisting of a beige trench coat and fierce pink glasses!

When the image went viral, the Internet fell in love AGAIN with the toddler’s cool swagger! As seen on Twitter:

Marion is officially a star!

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Thom Browne Honors His Dog With New Floral Hector Tote

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As we pointed out just last month, Thom Browne’s dog Hector is his biggest muse. Season after season, the famed designer unleashes at least one bag inspired by his lovable miniature wire-haired dachshund.

For SS17, enter the new Floral Outline Hector Tote. The bag notes construction from pebble grain leather, then featuring an all-over graphic pattern in white, navy and red. Additional design details include twin rolled carry handles, leather ID holder on detachable lanyard at handle base, logo disc at side, signature tricolor grosgrain pull-loop at top face, zip closure, zippered pocket, and textile logo patch at interior.

You can snag Thom Browne’s new Hector tote ($2,900 USD) today through SSENSE.

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Refugees in Greece suffering after EU deal with Turkey, say NGOs

Oxfam and other groups tell of more than 14,000 trapped in abysmal conditions through ‘degrading asylum policies’

Greece is being used as a testing ground for degrading asylum policies that fall short of the democratic values Europe would normally uphold, say refugee groups marking the first anniversary of a deal designed to slow arrivals to the continent.

The accord struck last year between Turkey and the EU has been praised in some quarters for having slowed arrivals into Europe and reduced deaths in the Aegean sea. But basic human rights were lost in the process, the organisations claim.

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The Devil Knows How to Discourage You

The Devil Knows How to Discourage You

This principle seems to hold true in nearly every area of life: The most satisfying joys we experience are realized mainly through adversity and struggle, while poor, unhealthy, thin joys can be had without much effort. Fulfilling joys usually require strenuous pursuit.

Another similar principle also seems to be true: When the pursuit of a fulfilling joy moves from an inspiring idea to actually having to work hard for it, the reward suddenly diminishes in appeal. Therefore, we must often strenuously pursue a fulfilling joy when we don’t feel like it.

I find both principles are often true when it comes to thanking God. A heart full of thanksgiving experiences profound joy. But cultivating a thankful heart is hard work — work we often don’t feel like doing.

But God knows this about us, and his many commands that we “magnify him with thanksgiving” (Psalm 69:30), “come into his presence with thanksgiving” (Psalm 95:2), “sing to [him] with thanksgiving” (Psalm 147:7), pray “with thanksgiving” (Philippians 4:6), eat “with thanksgiving” (1 Timothy 4:3), indeed, “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) are not intended as guilt-ridden reminders of how ungrateful we are. Rather, these commands are prescriptions written by the Good Physician to help us escape from chronic bouts of discouragement.

Why Are We Discouraged?

Discouragement is, by definition, a deficit of courage.

Biblical courage is the ability to face uncertainty, adversity, danger, or suffering with faith-fueled hope that God will keep his word to us, come what may. Paul went so far as to say that since “all the promises of God find their Yes in [Christ],” especially the resurrection, we should “always [be] of good courage” (2 Corinthians 1:20; 5:6).

But we are not always of good courage. Why? Because unbelief in the promises of God dis-courages us. This is the focus of all Satan’s massive, multifarious strategies: to dis-courage us through dis-belief in God’s promises. His strategies are disorientingly sophisticated, but his goal is simple: to discourage Christians. Discouraged Christians are immobilized threats. They are diffused gospel bombs. They are silenced evangelists whose faith-anemia can be contagious.

Is it really any surprise that we find discouragement a chronic problem? Daily placed before our eyes, spoken into our ears, and breaking our hearts are reasons to be discouraged — and our indwelling sin is quick to believe them.

That is precisely why right after Paul says, “we are always of good courage” (2 Corinthians 5:6), he says, “for we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). Worldly perceptions will tend to sap our courage. But faith perceives a reality so hopeful that even death itself cannot quench the resulting courage.

Thanksgiving and Courage

What does this have to do with thanksgiving? Nothing is as en-couraging as seeing God’s abounding grace (2 Corinthians 9:8), and gratitude is what we feel when we see it (2 Corinthians 1:11).

But what we need to understand is that biblical thanksgiving is not merely our grateful response to a perceived grace received from God; it is a means to perceiving that grace. Biblical thanksgiving is not merely a command to be obeyed; it is a call to see beyond our normal perceptions to hundreds of graces we would otherwise miss due to our sin-induced myopia. And it is a call to see future graces in God’s promises so certain that we can thank God for them now.

That’s why God commands us so often in the Bible to give thanks. The commands prompt us to ask, “What do I have to be grateful for?” That question alone can stop the train of our thoughts from derailing into discouragement, while it draws us back on the track of faith. It forces us to answer, and in answering, we start seeing graces. So, the obedient act of giving God thanks actually results in our feeling grateful to God. The commands are in and of themselves gracious.

God intends for this practice of thanksgiving to become a gracious habit. The more habitual thanksgiving becomes, the more gratitude we will feel. We will find that to “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) is not an impossible ideal, but an increasingly satisfying joy, and a potent, counterintuitive antidote to discouragement.

The Best Things Are Hard to Learn

Thanksgiving is a counterintuitive antidote to discouragement because when we feel discouraged, we don’t feel like giving thanks. That’s why we must remember those two common principles: 1) fulfilling joys usually require strenuous pursuit, and therefore, 2) we often don’t feel like pursuing the things we need most. This experience is “common to man” (1 Corinthians 10:13). When we experience it, we shouldn’t be surprised as if something strange were happening to us (1 Peter 4:12).

Experiencing the joy of gratitude requires the hard work of learning the habit of thanksgiving through daily practice. It’s difficult to learn because of our deeply ingrained habits of seeing the world through self-centered lenses. And because Satan works hard to distract us with all sorts of discouraging things.

But there is abounding grace available to help us see grace (2 Corinthians 9:8). That’s why there is an abundance of commands for us to give thanks! These commands are a grace, for they call forth in us what they demand of us.

Mine the Bible for the “thanks” and “thanksgiving” commands, and practice them — especially when you don’t feel like it. That’s likely when you need them the most. And “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Fight discouragement with thanksgiving. Fight hard! God will supply the strength you need (1 Peter 4:11; Philippians 4:19).

As you obey, you will begin to see and savor the grace you missed before.

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