new france away kit

http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2011/03/dzn_France-away-kit-by-Nike-2.jpg 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?

http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2011/03/dzn_France-away-kit-by-Nike-1.jpg

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.

http://www.designboom.com/tools/WPro/images/11i/fr1.jpg

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)