Hey, it’s Wednesday already! I’m also feeling under the weather today, I think I’ve caught a bit of a cold, so my wit factor has been taken down a notch, I know, lame. Anyhow, this week’s DWP contributor was one of those people who I went out on a limb when I wrote him, thinking there would be nooooo way he’d do it, but as you can see he totally pulled through. This week’s artist is a guy named Tessar Lo, who was born in Indonesia, graduated from the Sheridan Institute in illustration and now calls Los Angeles his home.
I fell in love with Tessar’s work as soon as I saw it. His line work looks so flawless, his colors are spot are well chosen and i love how ethereal it all is, especially this week’s wallpaper. I think it’s so rad that he was able to merge women, water, plants, fish AND black foxes all into one beautiful little swirl. When I opened this up in my inbox my obvious reaction was, “holy shit.” I hope you guys enjoy it all as much as I do!
To celebrate it’s 75th anniversary, Lacoste has decided to take a look into the future with an online video they’ve created called Lacoste Future, which shows just what tennis could look like in the future. Looking and moving like it came out of Metal Gear Solid 4 (think Raiden), but it’s definitely one of the better “future glimpses” to come out of a fashion house. The site gives an in depth look at the clothing and equipment used in the spot, including a racket with unbreakable magnetic string, shoes with an embedded OLED display, and a face mask that not only protects the wearer but is able to help visualize where the ball will land. Oh yeah, and the clothes look pretty cool, kind of rugby meets tennis meets Stormtrooper. They even have a section where you can download stills from the movie as a desktop background, pretty cool, huh?
Definitely watch the movie above, and then check out the site, it’s really well done.
Found through Fubiz
Started in the early 90’s, Eley Kishimoto is the duo of Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, a couple of really creative fashion designers who’ve worked with some of the biggest names out there. They also created a fantastic little print called Flash, which adorns the shoes you see above. Their form is based after Chuck Taylor’s giving them a classic look but the all over Flash print makes these totally unique without being over the top.
They’re available at A.P.C.’s online shop for $140 BUT the whole site is in Japanese and I doubt they’d ship outside of Japan. I wonder if the store here in LA has these? Also be sure to check out Eley Kishimoto’s blog which even features some photos of Sebastian Tellier playing live.
Found through Hypebeast