Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cassette Tape and Record Deck doormats at Meninos

We've seen (and featured) some interesting doormats in the past, but these Cassette Tape and Record Deck doormats at Meninos are something special.

Take your pick from four cassette designs, including the one above, or opt for the record deck, which you can see over the page. They might not look it, but all the mats are made of rubber, which means they should be washable and durable, with a size of around 60 x 38cm.

Prices for all are around $49.99, which is around £33.

Find out more at the Meninos website

A Rocket In My Pocket - The Hipster's Guide To Rockabilly Music by Max Decharne

Max Decharne has already wow'd us on these pages with Straight From The Fridge, Dad amongst other works, so we're particularly looking forward to his latest offering, the forthcoming A Rocket In My Pocket - The Hipster's Guide To Rockabilly Music.

The title just about sums it up. This is the story of rockabilly music, from its roots in country, blues, folk, hillbilly, R&B and boogie-woogie to its explosive three-chord arrival on the main stage in the 1950s. But the book digs deeper, looking at the people, the record labels and rockabilly's impact on clubs, movies and fashion. It even covers the later years, with chapters taking in the 1970s revival and its resurgence in the modern era.

325 pages, plenty of black and white shots and the most in-depth bibliography you'll find on the subject. The book is published by Serpent's Tail from 29th July 2010, with Amazon doing pre-orders right now for £7.79. Look out for a review soon.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Fred Perry Harris Tweed Harrington jacket

You can pick up a plain coloured Harrington jacket just about anywhere, but if you want one that offers something just a little different, you might want to take a closer look at this Fred Perry Harris Tweed Harrington.

Produced, no doubt, for when the temperatures plummet over autumn and winter, this Fred Perry Harris Tweed Harrington is (as you've probably guessed) made from authentic Harris Tweed and is fully lined for even more warmth.

Aside from that, it keeps the classic profile, adding in the Fred Perry logo, a Harris Tweed Label and a brass zip. It retails for £349.

Find out more at the Fred Perry website

Streetstyle book by Ted Polhemus reissued

Out of print for some time, Streetstyle by Ted Polhemus is to be reissued in September by PYMCA.

It's a history of youth cults, originally produced to coincide with an exhibition at the V&A that covered the changing faces of 'tribes' over a 50+ year period - Hipsters, Teddy Boys, Beats, Rockabillies, Rude Boys, Mods, Surfers, Hippies, Punks, B-Boys, Ravers - you know the kind of thing.

This fully updated edition will feature nearly 100 extra pages with a four page bound insert, 5 new chapters, including over 250 images, all packed into 224 pages. The books is down for a launch on 15th September 2010, priced at £18.95.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Dr Martens 50th anniversary boot-shaped USB drive

So if you were celebrating 50 years of iconic footwear, what would you do? Well Dr Martens has decided to celebrate this event with a boot-shaped USB drive.

What can we say? well, we can say it looks like the boot that made the company both its name and fortune, a 24-hole boot that opens up to reveal a USB connector for your computer, while the inner boot packs 2GB of storage for any kind of file you need on the go.

The boot is just two inches tall and good for use with both PC and Mac. Price? That' $25 online.

Find out more at the Dr Martens USA website

The Small Faces, German TV show "Beat Beat Beat", 1966 Pt. 2

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pi li shi jie

Just finished watching this movie. Watch it now! Shaw brothers kick ass!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Invincible Armor

Just finished watching this movie. It was awesome!


The Emperor's Minister of State Cheng, an authoritarian ruler, arranges for Hu Lung, one of his old students to distract General Chow while he assassinates the leader of the Ming rebels. Chow hunts for Hu Lung, but must avoid the authorities since he is a suspect in the murder. He eventually finds Chow, but is thwarted by Hu Lung's master, Phillip Ko, and Minister Cheng's hired enforcer, Shen Yu. Shen Yu is hunting for Chow in order to arrest him.
Although Shen Yu wants to arrest Chow, he does not kill him, preferring that he goes to court first. This goes against Minister Cheng's orders to kill him. Hu Lung and Chow escape in the ensuing confrontation between Shen Yu and Phillip Ko. Hu Long confesses to his master that he was ordered to kill the rebel leader, and Phillip Co confronts Minister Cheng.
Chow learns kung fu from a young child and his sister to defeat the Invincible Armor technique, but his training is cut short when Shen Yu arrives to arrest him again. He gives Chow three days to clear his name. Minister Chang's plot is eventually exposed, and he is confronted by Chow, Shen Yu, and others.



  • Hwang Jang Lee – Minister Cheng
  • John Liu – Chow Lung Fu
  • Lee Hoi San – Hu Lung
  • Tino Wong – Shen Yu
  • Phillip Ko – Hu’s master