Seattle-based outfitter Filson and off-road manufacturer AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) present the AEV Filson Edition Wrangler. Geared towards rough terrain and focused on premium engineering and design, the AEV Filson Wrangler is built with 3-1/2” DualSport SC suspension, 35” BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires and a heat reduction hood. Additional features include the ProCal module, jack base and optional 5.7L or 6.4L HEMI V8 engine. The Wrangler is also outfitted with a customized Medium Duffle, Original Briefcase and snap-closure seat back pockets, providing extra storage. The limited edition Wrangler will retail from $70,400 USD to $100,300 USD and is available for purchase from Filson.
Mercedes-Benz has partnered with world-class Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara and Portuguese company Polen Surfboards to produce two new, innovative surfboards. The first, made entirely from the renewable raw material of cork, has already been handed over to McNamara and can be seen in the gallery above. “As Portugal is the world’s biggest producer of cork, it makes sense to use that material to produce high-performance surfboards,” explains McNamara. “For surfing high waves, we need a flexible board that is also tough enough not to break.”
Look for the new issue of Wonderland to hit stands on Thursday, November 13 and check out Taylor Swift’s placement at the top of Billboard’s Top Money Makers of 2014.
I never met him,but I feel like I knew him,from the many times I said this.
Hear me talking ’bout checkbooks, credit cards, more money than a sucker could ever spend But I wouldn’t give a sucker or a bum from the Rucker, not a dime ’til I made it again Everybody go: Hotel, motel, whatcha gonna do today (say what?) Cause I’ma get a fly girl, gonna get some spank and drive off in a def OJ Everybody go: Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn You see, if your girl starts acting up, then you take her friend.RIP #HipHop
Dorsey James (left), Jermaine Dupri (center), Mike Kalombo (right)
Inspired by the idea that ‘one song’ can change the course of a writer’s career, One Song Publishing is “a special place” for talented up and coming songwriters who have the potential to create hit music.
The company is a joint venture between Dupri, music industry executive Dorsey James and Stealth SME, a sports and entertainment firm co-founded by James.
“One Song is unique in that it’s headed by a songwriter, a creative force such as Jermaine,” says James, who was once CFO and GM of LaFace Records. ”Additionally, through our partnership with Stealth SME – an agency of record for companies like Procter & Gamble and AT&T – we have the ability to connect our songs with various global brands, unlike traditional publishing companies.”
One Song’s first signee is Congolese native and YouTube star Mike Kalombo. The 29-year-old producer built a large online following posting videos of himself creating beats and melodies. Then, when he decided to take his craft to the next level, he turned to social media.
“I’ve always been a fan of JD, because I liked how he worked,” says Kalombo. “So I told my fans to go to Twitter and tell JD that I wanted to work with him. Eight hours later, he hit me up on YouTube and said, ‘Yo, I mess with you.’ Two weeks later, I drove from Tennessee to Atlanta to meet him and now I’m in the studio with JD, Usher and Monica.”
Dupri believes One Song will be telling this kind of Cinderella story many times over.
“When you have a publishing company and you find a writer like Mike Kalombo, you don’t know what is going to happen,” he maintains. “All it takes is that one song and the whole world will know who you are. I’m looking forward to the future.”
Japanese label HUMAN MADE has introduced their entire Fall/Winter 2014 range with a little help from NIGO himself. Showcasing key pieces from this season’s offering, the lookbook includes the previously featured “P.Williams” sweater alongside premium denim, a plaid cap done in collaboration with Germany’s Mühlbauer, and perfect-for-winter bomber and CPO jackets. For a closer look at the release, be sure to venture over to HUMAN MADE’s official website.