BOW3RY Unveils Graphic Heavy “DEFORMER v.14” Collection

Here’s the latest campaign from Melbourne’s BOW3RY as they continue it’s visual onslaught with their DEFORMER V.14 line. The graphic driven range pushes the boundaries of an alternative world breast fed on the decadence of exploitation films of old with fear of the digital driven vanity of today’s culture.

Captured around disused locations in Los Angeles by photographer Ryan Allan, if you like what you see, head over to the brand’s online store for more info.

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Previously, the brand teamed up with Surf Is Dead to create a “Beach Is Closed” capsule.

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Swizz Beatz Taps Ricardo Cavolo for New Bally Sneaker Collab

Ahead of next month’s launch, Swizz Beatz gives us a preview of what to expect from his new collaboration with Bally, dubbed Bally Collective.

The sneaker — designed alongside Ricardo Cavolo — here rivals that of Nike’s iconic Air Force 1, done up in supple leather and being highlighted by multicolored detail alongside. Minimal branding is then noted on the midsole and tongue.

WTF Is Going On With Star Wars?! More Behind-The-Scenes Drama As Episode IX Loses Director!

We’re starting to get a bad feeling about this…

After the critical and commercial success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seemed like this whole Disney thing was going to work out just fine.

Photos: Star Wars Introduces An EVIL Version Of BB-8, And It’s The Cutest Thing Ever!

Then reports came out of Rogue One that half the damn movie had to be reshot with a different director, leaving a bit of a disjointed mess. While some were happy to get their fan-service, we found the whole thing as lifeless as Grand Moff Tarkin’s CG eyes.

Then Phil Lord and Chris Miller get fired several weeks into filming on the Han Solo spinoff. Now it’s been announced officially by Lucasfilm that Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow is gone:

“Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.”

Hmmm. We’re calling B.S. on the “mutually chosen to part ways” part of that statement. Either he quit or he got fired, and we’re betting on the latter.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the relationship between Trevorrow and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy became “unmanageable,” a very similar report to what we heard about Han Solo when those directors were let go.

Related: Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Getting His Own Standalone Star Wars Movie… Maybe…

And while many fans are happy to see the director, whose Book Of Henry was critically reviled, exit the project, we can’t help but notice a pattern here.

We mean, if it really is “creative differences” and “visions differing” shouldn’t that be clear at the time the director is hired? It would save an awful lot of time and money.

What do YOU think, Star Wars fans?

Is this a case of director failure? Or total communication breakdown??

[Image via Lucasfilm/Disney/Judy Eddy/WENN.]

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted

Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.

Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by Orb Media, who shared the findings with the Guardian. Overall, 83% of the samples were contaminated with plastic fibres.

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New Xbox One update adds light theme and notification changes for Alpha ring

A new Xbox One update is on its way to Alpha Preview members, introducing the highly anticipated light theme, notification changes and fixes to media playback.

Microsoft has unveiled a new Xbox One update on its way to members of the Xbox Insider Program, introducing both new features and bug fixes to those in the Alpha Preview. While the Fall Creators Update isn’t scheduled for public release until later this year, recent builds continue to debut new additions for those on pre-release rings.

In recent builds of the operating system, a focus has laid with redesigning the Xbox One’s user interface (UI) and incorporating the newly unveiled Fluent Design System. Continuing to build on the feature set of the console, today’s update will introduce a new “Light theme” makeover for the dashboard inspired by Fluent Design, alongside improvements to how notifications are displayed.