new france away kit this is the new france away kit, by nike. like the nike kits from last summer's world cup, it is made from recycled plastic bottles and organic cotton. i have to say, i thought it was a hoax when i first saw this kit, but it's actually real! based on the marinière that is synonymous with french style, it has even been photographed by karl lagerfeld (below).

umbro (who i think are owned by nike) released a few designer kits last year: the world champions collection and the peter saville designed england kits. I wonder if they were inspired?

via dezeen

watches and rings

quite a few of my first posts were about rings and watches. not for any specific reason, i think i was just tuned into them so they appeared quite frequently. anyway, at 100% design i saw some really nice watches by a french company called lip.

above is the 'mach square' from the mach2000 range (€189). below is the 'diode' watch from the revival seventies range (also €189). there are many more great watches on their site, which is well worth a look, all for similar prices.

as i was saying, the other subject i did a few posts on was rings (1,2,3). i saw a post today on designboom about nature jewellery, which featured a ring that although not very practical, still looked quite cool to me! the flower pot ring (below) is by alison wells, 2004.

more watches and rings to come (hopefully)!

link to lip watches

link to designboom article

link to alison wells

other watch posts (1,2,3,4,5)