So what exactly would the Surface Phone look like? While Microsoft’s folding smartphone may be a ways off, designer David Breyer has whipped up some pretty slick conceptualizations in the meantime. A picture-perfect render of the aforementioned patent, Breyer’s sleek imagining shows off the patent’s unique hinge and massive wraparound screen while incorporating the Surface lineup’s ubiquitous stylus. As The Verge points out, the miniaturized tablet is essentially “a modern mix of Sony’s VAIO P, Nokia’s Communicator, and Nintendo’s 3DS.” So how does Microsoft’s patent compare to Apple’s? Would you rather have a foldable phone with a hinge or one with a flexible display? Sound off in the comments below and stay tuned for more foldable smartphones — like them or not, the 3DS-like tablets could be the go-to for smartphone manufacturers in the years ahead.
BAPE "YEAR OF THE DOG" COLLECTION.
2018 is just around the corner with Lunar New Year celebrations to follow in February. To commemorate the upcoming holiday, Japanese magnate BAPE is once again drooping its Chinese zodiac designs to celebrate the “Year of the Dog.” The collection features the label’s iconic APE head motif alongside a dog spread across black, red and white tees and crewnecks. The capsule will also include apparel decorated with BAPE’s sidekick Baby Milo dressed like dog on hoodies and tees in both adult and kids sizing. The items will land in BAPE retailers and online on Saturday, January 6 ranging from ¥4,600 JPY for a kids T-shirt to ¥19,800 JPY for the pullover hoodie (approximately $41 USD to $175 USD).
NIKE AIR MAX PLUS "BLUE FURY".The sneaker’s design stays true to its original form with a webbed-like overlay that transitions from “Blue Fury” to white as you move from its lacing to the sole. Its underlay is coated in white while the traditional “Tn” logo can be found on the heel. Nike’s Swoosh returns to each lateral and medial side as the final stage of its design. This colorway is currently available at select retailers such as Foot District for approximately $190 USD.
PUMA SUEDE "50 BREAKDANCE CITIES" PACK.The silhouette broke into the breakdance toolkit in the ‘80s as the culture bubbled all over New York and around the world, which eventually became a B-boy and B-girl style essential. Rendered in four distinct colors that pays respect to the four most influential breakdancing cities worldwide — New York (orange), Berlin (red), Paris (blue), and Seoul (birch) — each silhouette is embossed with a graphic treatment that celebrates its respective city and each pair is complemented with a matching tee. Find this entire line at PUMA retailers globally starting January 2018.
VISVIM "BUTZI-FOLK SNEAKER.Japanese brand visvim certainly knows what it’s doing when it comes to craftsmanship and high quality, long-lasting products. Its Americana-inspired workwear and moccasin footwear are highly revered among celebrities like John Mayer. But while the FBT and visvim’s other footwear silhouettes are more eccentric than your regular pair of sneakers, the visvim Butzi-Folk sneaker is much more toned down. The design shares a lot of similarities with the iconic German Army Trainer, however, it is actually inspired by traditional motor racing shoes. If you’re looking for a clean, minimalist design but don’t want to compromise on quality – this sneaker is for you.
BALENCIAGA CUSTOM TRIPLE S X SPEED RUNNER.This is a custom Balenciaga sneakerposted by an Instagram account and looks to be a mashup of two of Balencaiga’s hottest sneaker silhouettes: the Speed Runner and the chunky-God of sneakers, the Triple S. These sneakers are not releasing but, fusing two of 2017’s most hyped footwear trends, some might say they should get an official release date. Let us know your thoughts on these custom sneakers in the comments. Would you cop?