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Gen-erators Z: Self-starters, Not Just Selfie-takers.
The first of three chapters to be dropped by Lucozade Energy, reveals how gen z are a generation of go-getters. Understanding that they can personalise every single part of their lives, from Nike IDs, a Netflix account, the cover on a phone, to their social network accounts, Gen-erators Z (a new moniker dubbed by Lucozade Energy for those born between 1990 and 1998 ) are branding their lives and their career paths.
Commissioned by the brand amongst 16-25 year olds, the report reveals that over half (62%) are interested in working for themselves or creating their own brand. The aptly named Gen-erators Z are a group of young people who have grown up in a world where technology exploded, making it more possible than ever for them to do what they want to; from publishing their own book, to being able to sell their products direct to consumers, they are now able to realise their dreams more than ever.
Including commentary from youngers making their mark online and IRL to academics and experts on youth culture, it’s well worth a read.
Releasing more insights from the wider report each day, hit up generatorsz.tumblr.com right away. You can even download the first chapter too.
Ben Sherman x Fresh Britain - “The Original Button Up”
UK brand Ben Sherman offer a first look at a series of films created in collaboration with the dudes at Fresh Britain, illustrating the brand’s shirt-based history and the rituals of an ordered life - preparation, ritual and respect; three disciplines that every guy needs in his life.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Spend your life doing strange things with weird people.” - unknown
THIS WEEK WE HAVE MOSTLY BEEN LISTENING TO: Kahlo
Why? Because ‘music + magic’ is what they’re all about. Plus, the celestial vocals of the lead singer has us weak in the ears.
With three tracks already down, we are hyped for what else they might be producing right now. This is good music. Like seriously.
Tune in to the hauntingly-spectacular Bears of Sophia above and click here to get up on the Kahlo soundcloud, right away.
Awesome minimalist film posters.
Spanish creative outfit, Atipo created this series of minimalistic movie posters, made and manipulated from paper, and we are totally diggin’ them.
Entitled ‘Papers for Characters’, the collection uses different types of wood derived and pressed pulp to represent an iconic film in the simplest way possible.
images from Atipo
"Laced Up" - a documentary on sneaker freakers.
Shedding light on the world of the sneaker collector and the obsession that transcends across generations, races, economic status and culture.
Collectors in this arena, also known as “sneaker heads,” range from the “Average Joe” to the hip-hop superstar. This documentary captures the various facets of the sneaker culture, the history and production of sneakers, the risks associated with collecting, shoe technology and foot health.
Providing an inside look into the lives of individual collectors, their personal shoe collections and their stories, this is an essential watch for the most discerning of sneaker fan.
Zack Snyder’s Batmobile revealed.
The latest ‘Batmobile’ model has been revealed on the Batman vs. Superman director’s Twitter feed. Looking like amped-up, steroid-induced, angrier version of Chris Nolan’s tumbler, we can’t wait to see it in action.
Kasabian cover Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” in the Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Kiera Knightley shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Interview magazine (NSFW).
Promoting her latest movie, The Imitation Game in which she stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch - as it follows the story of Alan Turing and his attempts to crack the Nazi code during World War II - Knightley pouts and bares it (all) for Interview.
Photographed by Parisian snapper, Patrick Demarchelier for the publication’s September issue, check out the interview and other shots from the shoot, here.
Kasina x New Balance MRT580.
Styling a bold leopard like pattern from the toe, tongue, and ankle areas, the neutral-colored grey suede paneling contrasts well against the pink and teal accents.
What’s more, the sneak also includes colour-blocked Rollbar midsole that which totally adds to the overall aesthetic.
Potentially the best *and only* taser photo shoot you’ll see this week?
Totally. Photographer Patrick Hall examines the faces people make while being tased with a stun gun, it’s a marvellous watch - especially the extended cut in which you see those who administer the taser.
UK STREET ART: Sclater Street, London E1 (artist; Mobstr)
Haim feat. A$AP Ferg - “My Song 5” music video.
Filled with some pretty ridiculous cameos, from Vanessa Bayer, Ezra Koenig, Kesha, Grimes, Big Sean to ‘Artemis’ from one of our favourite TV shows, It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia, it’s actually kinda brilliant.
WATCH. LISTEN. ENJOY.