All proceeds of these Boston Converse Chuck Taylor will be donated directly to victims of the Boston bombings. [More Photos at HiConsumption.com]
Inspired by an old school basketball shoe, the Cupsole Hi is ironically not meant for the streets. Instead, it’s for the gentleman in you.
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This one was designed with a lot of restlessness. And since we like making videos so much, we brought it to life. And we kept it restless. With a boot to the door. Featuring Creed McTaggart, Dillon Perillo, artist/photographer Mark Oblow, Chippa Wilson, Nate Tyler, some beautiful girls:
Xylo is the greek word for wood
The hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of a tree or shrub. Such a material when cut and used as timber or fuel
This is a plain description. Reality is even bigger than just a few lines put together next to each other. That’s because the material is alive; It has an odour, breathes and ages with you, as everything around us in this world. These are facts that the Mediterranean people understand since they are surround by nature and live in a different pace with her.
We wanted to overtake plain descriptions of books, that may distract us from that alive material. We wanted to live with the material, we wanted to hear the story from its side, by working with it. Thus, we explored wood’s behaviour by starting with small handcrafted artefacts and simple constructions. That is how we spent two and a half years of creative activity.
There are times where a simple morning thought, is enough to change everything you take for granted.
The way you live your life, your work, the way you perceive things, your state of mind, in general. We where lucky enough to witness a morning as such.To feel the sun’s warm light shaping you and instantly an idea being born that very moment. That same moment, where sun dazzles you with its brightness. Since that morning our decision in making wooden eyewear was perfectly clear. So obvious, that since is the centre of any activity, thought and philosophy of ours.
We started handling and shaping wood in various ways, learning new techniques and procedures. As we were training ourselves, wood started to train and educate us in its terms and ways.
We are thankful for every piece of knowledge we extracted from this process and proud of our creations. So, we place back the results of our passioned labour where we first envisioned them, in front of the sun.
We choose carefully the lumber we use and we refine it by hand, while choosing our lenses so that they satisfy the criteria of the E.U. (En 1836) and the U.S.A. standards (ANSI Z80.3). Of course, our final outcome will be able to accompany its user for a long time. With this having in mind, our lenses are polarized for a relaxed use, protecting from UVA UVB radiation, featuring an exterior scratch resistant coating and interior anti-reflect coating also, so that the inside reflections are avoided. An important feature that we managed to incorporate to our designs, is that our lenses are replaceable.
We believe in crowdfunding. We think that is a unique, fair and democratic way of funding new ideas, against the backdrop of a failing economy. Thus we started our campaign on indiegogo. The reason is simple: all the amount that will be gathered from the funding process, will support our tries in making Xylo a new eyewear brand and building in into a viable company.We consider your funding, a great help and a little step towards our goal. igg.me/at/xyloeyewear/x/3274911
Nike has added their comfortable Lunarlon technology to the ever popular 83 Pegasus silhouette for a shoe that is both stylish and comfortable. [More Photos at HiConsumption.com]