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Roundup June, 1 2014

Editor’s Selections | 10 Highlights of the Week

Taking a look back over another jam-packed week, we pull together ten favourites from another impressive seven days of news if we say so ourselves. Factories take centre stage from Kodak to Cannabis, classic and contemporary sweats from Champion and Reigning Champ for Club Monaco, a trip to Stockholm to visit sneaker dons Spalwart and a camping trip courtesy of Beams. See the best of the rest after the jump.

 

A Visit to Stockholm Sneaker Newcomer Spalwart

Spalwart may be a relative newcomer on the scene but the old school sneaker-maker has made sizeable waves, their stripped back footwear tapping into the current obsession for all things vintage sport. We head over to their Stockholm factory for a chat.

 

“The Lady and the Unicorn” Skatboard Artwork from boom-art

Skater or not, you’ve got to appreciate a deck covered in Middle Ages tapestry artwork. “The Lady and the Unicorn” has been silkscreened onto three seven-ply skateboards available in a limited edition of 80.

 

Inside the Amazing Vintage Denim Collection of Antonio Di Battista

Antonio Di Battista has amassed quite the vintage collection for his work as both a consultant for European denim brands and founder of his own label Blue Blanket. If you like beautiful old gear, get on this.

 

BEAMS and Coleman Create Bandana Camping Collection

BEAMS prove their collaboration credentials with another confident release, bringing in Coleman for an outdoors range that includes chairs, tables, sheets, and pop-up boxes in white or blue bandana print. Nice.

 

Inside Tweed Cannabis Factory in Ontario, Canada

How often do you get to tour a cannabis factory? The New York Times head to Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ontario to find out just how sterile and corporate the world of medical marijuana really is. A must-play.

 

Club Monaco and Reigning Champ Create More Sweats for Summer 2014

Club Monaco and Reigning Champ join forces once again, bringing a crew neck tee, henley and two sweatshirts with neon lining to the table, all lightweight, perfect for Summer weather.

 

Saturdays NYC Release $12,000 Ojas Project Speakers for Japan Store

If you’ve got a spare $12,000 and find yourself in Japan, grab yourself these handsome floor-standing speakers from Ojas and Saturdays NYC, designed by Devon Turnbull, horn-loaded, these feature a mid channel and low-end woofer housed in classic wood cabinets.

 

Catherine Luttenegger Goes Inside Kodak for New Book Kodak City

A beautiful photo book from Catherine Luttenegger, Kodak City offers a look inside the Rochester, New York factory. Now closed, the melancholic imagery stands as a reminder of times gone by.

 

A First Look at the Fall/Winter 2014 Roundel Collection

Our friends at Roundel offered us this exclusive look at their second collection for Fall/Winter 2014 featuring more London Underground prints and graphics, a bold MA-1 bomber jacket and moquette accessories.

 

Champion UK Present Fall 2014 and Reverse Weave Campaign Film

Do you like sweats? Well, we’ve got more of ‘em. From a true American classic via the UK, this European release for Fall/Winter 2014 echoes some of the goodness we’ve admired in those Japanese lines including baseball, skate and that  iconic Reverse Weave set-up.

 

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