Freedom Pop Privacy Phone – Those looking to avert the eyes of the NSA can look no further than Freedom Pop. The small US based cellular company introduces the Privacy Phone, but it does come with a lot of compromises. The Privacy Phone is currently only available as a Galaxy SII, and a full year behind current cell phone technology. If you can stand the lower processing speeds, then you can look forward to 128 bit data encryption along with voice and texts routed through a Virtual Private Network (VPN). There is no guarantee that the Privacy Phone will stop the prying eyes of the US government, but it’s the first step in the right direction.
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RATS Spring/Summer 2014 – Fans of Japanese streetwear know that RATS has been holding it down for a long time. This small label dedicates a lot of time and energy to capturing that look, and for Spring and Summer they focus their attention on Americana. The collection has a great early eighties vibe; from the color blocked silk bowling shirts down to the essential short-sleeve madras. The lookbook is a great view of a sunny weekend in the sand and surf.
Herschel Supply Co. “Pacific Print” Collection – Herschel Supply Co. has a new print every other day. But, I happen to like fishing so this new “Pacific Print” collection is going to get some love. The latest “Pacific Print” collection is made up of an textile that borrows from the vintage fishing posters up on the walls of an old bait shop or a grimy sushi joint. The navy canvas lends itself to showcase an array of suitable marina prey. Look for the all-over print to be used across six of Herscel’s more popular bags.
Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces – Ronnie Fieg gets another chance to design as he embarks on a small collection with Filling Pieces. The joint venture will bring form the “Quilted RF-Mid” in a trio of colors. The shoe begins with premium quilted leather that is handmade in Portugal, then comes a leather midsole, and finally a gum color rubber outsole. The shoes will be available in black, red, and white. No word on that wooden “Just Us” shoetree.
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Juniper Ridge – Men like to smell like men. Skip the floral and aim right for the trees to get that rustic scent. Juniper Ridge is the way to freshens things up with their latest seasonal small batch fragrance, “Winter Redwood.” Using Redwood needles, Douglas Fir pitch, sea grass, Chanterelles, and wood smoke the blended scent is sure to give off that masculine woodsy vibe.
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