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These Nike X Super Nintendo & Adidas X Link & Zelda Trainers Are SICK!

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Being A Jordan fan these had to be first up. These beauties the work of custom sneaker specialists Freaker Sneaks (via Nicekicks.)

Taking the Air Jordan 4, they pay tribute to the Super Nintendo, using the JP/PAL version’s colour scheme (the artist, Jonny Barry, is from the UK) rather than the purple found on American consoles.

 The tongue patch is *kisses fingers like bad TV chef* but I love the buttons and d-pad on the back. Not so much for how they look, but for the fact he’s actually just ripped them out of an actual controller and stuck them there, so you can carry them around with you forever, like trinkets from a long-lost loved one.

The buttons can even be pressed. Seriously though check him out, he’s easily got some of the most creative and professional customs Ive ever seen and thats saying something!

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Next what we have IS a concept, but it might not be too far a stretch to actually be manufactured grvnp3eacxpssvo1m2fz

As part of his application process for a design internship with Adidas, student Paxton Porter—a lover of both sneakers and The Legend of Zelda—came up with these designs. Both of which I would cop in a heartbeat.

Figuring that Nintendo would be down for a footwear collaboration, and rightly believing that the brand deserves better than that awful line of Vans sneakers, he mocked up a Y-3 Qasa inspired by Link and a a pair of Y-3 Sport Approach Sheiks.

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“I wanted to solve the design challenge of applying Sheik’s abilities and appearance onto an existing sneaker”, Paxton says. “I asked myself: what sneaker would Sheik wear? She is so agile and many of her movements are very Ninja so the brand Y-3 (an Adidas collaboration brand with Yojhi Yamamoto) made sense because they are synonymous with Ninja/Techwear.”

“I picked the Y-3 Sport Approach. Having the boost technology was necessary because Sheik needs a responsive material for all her jumps, and having the primeknit sock on the upper gives the silhouette a boot feel while still allowing ankle mobility. The colors for the shoe were all taken from her armour. What ties it all together was adding her signature symbol on the pull tab. I wanted to create a sneaker that Sheik would wear but the fans could also wear and still be fashionable. The key was to create something the average person would find cool but would also appeal to the hardcore Nintendo/Legend of Zelda/Super Smash bros fan.”

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As for the Link Y-3, it needs a little less explaining. “I took my favorite Y-3 model, the Qasa, and placed Link’s signature colors on it” Paxton says.

“My intention was to have the straps on the Qasa mirror the straps on links chest (both are brown), the neoprene bootie take on the Green Hero’s tunic and then the gold accents on the toebox and heel match with the triforce/his gold hair. I added the Hylian crest on the tab by the laces to tie it all together, and also replaced the Yamamoto logo on the side of the shoe with a Zelda logo to show the collaboration between the two brands.”

Adidas, Nintendo, make this happen.

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Theres Now A CRISPS Restaurant In London…And Its Actually Pretty Good

hipchips_brand_identity_02_galleryTheres a fancy new restaurant that sells… wait for it… crisps, as its main attraction. Thing that makes it even weirder it that it actually seems pretty damn good

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Perhaps a sign of the times but automation is the star of the show at the soon-to-launch HipChips cafe in London’s Soho, where artisan chips will be dished up to customers via a revolving conveyor belt. Placing potato chips at the heart of its menu, the concept cafe on Compton Street boasts five different flavors that include katsu curry, baba ganoush and pickled onion plus dessert flavors – think chocolate, rhubarb and custard, and salted caramel. Set to open in October, find more information at the HipChips website.

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How To Cut String With Your Bare Hands Like This Craft-God Here

cut-rope-with-bare-hands-essential-craftsman-scott-2kvIf you’re like me, you wake up every morning constantly wondering that same all important question: how do you cut string with your bare hands? Well worry not, the answer is a big fat yes and some random guy who’s name i didn’t pay much attention to shows you how in the handy 60 second video below

can we also just take a moment to check my mans pose? look at his eyes, he knows he’s got the juice.

Enjoy my fellow procrastinator

Ghost In The Shell – Official Trailer

There’s been little 5 second teaser trailers dropping for the last few months about this but finally, FINALLY we get a full length trailer of the new ghost in the shell movie, and yes, it looks SIIICK.

For those that dont know, this is a live action adaptation of an amazing anime film created by  Masamune Shirow. Its one of the all time classic animes in my opinion so if you havent seen it, I strongly suggest you check it out too.

 

The Insect Made From Ultimate Despair

maxresdefault-1For some ungodly reason theres a a spawn of hell on earth that pretends to be a an insect and goes by the name of a tarantula hawk. Yep, thats right, a TARANTULA HAWK. The name pretty much says it all. As if preying on giant spiders wasn’t enough, it also holds the title of have the second most painful sting recorded. If you’re interested in what that looks like, please enjoy the video below of an idiot willingly getting stung by one and rolling in agony. You’re welcome.

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The Most expensive Crisps In The World

swedish-brewery-makes-the-world-s-most-expensive-potato-chips-5pack-for-2Guess what flavour the most expensive crisps in the world are? check it out

So Swedish brewery St:Erik is selling this five-pack of chips for around $56. Theres is no reasoning as to why they’re worth that, and thats because they aren’t. Looking at the image it seems the 5 flavours are couch fluff, toenail clippings, a finger, a business card, and a longer- executive business card.

jokes aside though heres the actual science bit:

These special ingredients are Matsutake mushroom from pine forests in the northern region of Sweden, Truffle seaweed from the waters around the Faroe Islands, Crown Dill that was hand-picked on the Bjäre Peninsula in southern Sweden, Leksand Onion that grows just outside the small Swedish town Leksand and India Pale Ale Wort which is the kind normally used to brew St:Erik’s India Pale Ale

Even being a millionaire wouldn’t justify buying this man.. though having said that, if somebody offered me a ‘pack’ I wouldn’t say no.

keep scrolling for more unnecessary photos:

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see more at: http://luxurylaunches.com/gastronomy/most-expensive-potato-chips.php