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Watch a Healthy Bam Margera Shred Through the Streets of Spain

Things haven’t been easy for Bam Margera in recent years, with the Jackass OG battling bulimia and alcohol addiction following the death of his close friend Ryan Dunn in 2011. After stepping away from the limelight, Bam is now back doing what he does best: tearing up the streets on a skateboard.

Now approaching his 40s, Bam is perhaps less of a daredevil than he was in his early ’00s heyday, yet he still shows flashes of the shredder that blew up skating and captured the imaginations of kids throughout America and beyond. Joined by friends old and new, he explains how he managed to get back on the board and recapture some of the old magic.

Watch above, and then check out adidas and Magenta team riders skating the streets of Paris below.

This Doernbecher Nike Air VaporMax Arrives In Seattle Seahawks Colorway

Brand: Nike

Model: Air VaporMaxw

Key Features: Flyknit upper, Flywire cables, full-length Air unit.

Release Date: TBA

Price: TBA

Buy: TBA

Editor’s Notes: Now in its 14th edition, the Doernbecher Freestyle program continues to raise money for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital by giving kids the chance to designer their very own sneakers.

This VaporMax was designed by Andrew Merydith, who is 15-years-old and currently battling cystic fibrosis. The shoe arrives in a striking lime, blue and purple color palette, taking inspiration from Andrew’s favorite football team, the Seattle Seahawks.

Nike has yet to respond to Highsnobiety’s request for comments on the leak, but stay posted for more releases from this year’s Doernbecher collection as they emerge.

Now peep the returning Vandal High Supreme “Doc Brown.”

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Magic Mushrooms Can “Reboot” Brain to Treat Depression

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Yet another study has turned up interesting therapeutic benefits of psychedelics — this time suggesting magic mushrooms may effectively “reboot” the brains of people with depression.

Imperial College London researchers used psilocybin — the psychoactive compound that occurs naturally in magic mushrooms – to treat 19 patients diagnosed with depression. Monitoring their brain function before and after the treatment, the researches saw changes in brain activity associated with lasting reductions in depressive symptoms.

Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, head of psychedelic research at Imperial, told The Guardian: “We have shown for the first time clear changes in brain activity in depressed people treated with psilocybin after failing to respond to conventional treatments.

“Several of our patients described feeling ‘reset’ after the treatment and often used computer analogies. For example, one said he felt like his brain had been ‘defragged’ like a computer hard drive, and another said he felt ‘rebooted’.

“Psilocybin may be giving these individuals the temporary ‘kick start’ they need to break out of their depressive states and these imaging results do tentatively support a ‘reset’ analogy. Similar brain effects to these have been seen with electroconvulsive therapy.”

Psychedelics have continuously shown promising results in the treatment of depression and addictions in clinical trials over the last decade, 50 years after the LSD counter culture explosion in the 1960s.

Scientists stress that people should not begin to self-medicate, and that further research is needed before definite conclusions can be deduced.

In other news, Palace is opening a skate park this winter.

Netflix Is Still Killing It in the Streaming Game

Despite the rise of Amazon and Hulu, Netflix is still killing it in the streaming game. The company recently revealed that it had surpassed its own estimates in the last quarter.

Netflix gained 5.3 million new total subscribers, compared to the anticipated 4.5 million. 850,000 of those came from the U.S., with the other 4.45 million coming from international markets.

The company also exceeded its expected revenue, bringing in $2.98 billion compared to the estimated $2.97 billion.

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One of the reasons for the continued success is Netflix’s recent investment in original content.

At the end of last year, we reported that the streaming service was planning to spend an incredible six billion on twenty original shows, and that’s not to mention original movies like Burning Sands, Okja and most recently, Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories.

In other movie news, Twitter is freaking out about the Black Panther trailer.

The KAWS BFF Vinyl Open Edition is Releasing Tomorrow

KAWS’ popular BFF Vinyl Open Edition has a release date as confirmed by MoMA Design Store’s account on Instagram. Coming in two colorways, both will be available on Wednesday, October 18.

The Companion’s blue colorway will be available exclusively on the MoMA Design Store’s website and the museum’s two New York City stores, while the black companion will be released on KAWSONE.com alongside a reissue of select Companion figures.

The Brooklyn-based artist also took to instagram to announce that the KAWS BFF is on the cover of the MoMA Design Store’s fall catalogue.

Guaranteed to be gone before you know it, if you want one you better be fast.

In related news, KAWS and Uniqlo are releasing another Peanuts collection.

Here’s What Chinese Rapper After Journey (艾福杰尼) Is Wearing Right Now

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Name: After Journey (艾福杰尼)

Occupation: Rapper

Location: Shanghai, China

Brands: OCCUPY, Gucci, UNDEFEATED x Nike & Rolex

Here, we’re spotlighting Chinese rapper After Journey, who recently caught the spotlight thanks to his appearance on the country’s popular The Rap of China TV show.

Gucci Mane Cleans Up Nice on ‘Mr. Davis’

Nobody will ever be able to say they’ve experienced all there is to life. However, from the outside looking in, one might look to Gucci Mane as someone who has seemingly experienced much of what life has to offer – the good, the bad, and the ugly. He’s helped pioneer trap music from the outskirts of mainstream reach to the Billboard charts, released dozens of heralded mixtapes and albums, dealt with a string of incarcerations and a dark drug addiction and met the love of his life.

But before the wedding bells and standing tall before his fans as the mature elder statesman of trap we never could have imagined, Gucci would serve a three year stint in an Indiana federal penitentiary for federal drug and gun charges. For the now 37-year-old Atlanta-based rapper, this particular isolation from family, friends, fans, and his career weighed heavy and marked a pivotal moment in his life. So much so that by the time he was a free man, we were introduced to a totally new Gucci Mane (hence the clone jokes). Cleaning up his act, mentally and physically, it was a career overhaul as he reinvented his image and refocused on his passion for music in a new way that would allow him to live and work as he truly wanted to.

The past 17 months have been a whirlwind for Gucci Mane. He’s released a telling autobiography, got a clothing line on the way, got his own signature Guwop Reebok, proposed to Keyshia Ka’oir (they’re getting married on October 17, 2017, because duh); and began writing a screenplay with the push of Spring Breakers-director Harmony Korine. And as one of the more popular rappers of the past decade, Gucci Mane’s music career is flourishing like never before as he earned his first ever No. 1 on the sales-based Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with his post-prison, ninth studio album Everybody Looking. Not to mention, he’s been featured on a handful of charting singles on the Hot 100, from Rae Sremmurd’s smash hit “Black Beatles” (his first number-one single as a featured artist) to Selena Gomez’s “Fetish” and Fifth Harmony’s “Down.”

Since his unexpected, but deserving, commercial high point, Gucci continued to feed his ever-growing fanbase with a bevy of solo and collaborative mixtapes and two albums: Woptober, Free Bricks 2, The Return of East Atlanta Santa, and Droptopwop. With a wicked and celebrated work ethic, comes much responsibility, and of course, Gucci stepped up to the plate and delivered.

Upholding his winning streak, Gucci has released the highly-anticipated Mr. Davis, his eleventh studio album, after pushing the date back by an entire month. Unlike his stacked discography, the title alone is leaner than ever and has a sobering aura of maturity that breathes easier than his latest offerings. After living his life out in the media, being scrutinized for his mistakes and ultimately learning from them, and going on to embark on a successful career resurgence, Gucci turns to making nothing less than honest art.

On the album’s Murda Beatz-produced opener, “Work in Progress,” Gucci rattles off a list of vile things he’s endured throughout his 37 years of life: sleeping on dirt floors, facing eviction notices, sitting in a cold jail cell. “Sometimes I think about my past, it make me start tripping / I was gifted with a talent that was god-given / But I was so hard-headed I would not listen.” In the same breath, he lifts his Trap God guise and unveils a stunning vulnerability: “How you gon’ judge me? You don’t know what I been through / I think these killers need a hug, I need a hug too.”

Seemingly, Gucci’s newly adopted brand of maturation has aided his domination of rap’s mainstream, but he doesn’t leave his day one fans in the dark. Across the board, Mr. Davis achieves a careful balance of his diverse musical capabilities: The Offset-less Migos-featured “I Get the Bag” is a laidback yet flamboyant victory lap as the threesome trade stories about their expensive lifestyles featuring a plethora of women, wealth, and drugs, and “We Ride,” assisted by R&B chanteuse Monica, is a blissful take on the enduring beauty of his relationship with his fiancé Keyshia Ka’oir.

Gucci Mane used to rap about partying and excessive drug use and distribution. Mr. Davis is full of sophisticated (at times still ratchet) swagger: “Old Gucci Mane was addicted to dranking / New Gucci Mane, I’m addicted to Franklins / No, we not the same, I’m evolving.” Throughout the album, Gucci doesn’t shy away from addressing themes that are prevalent in his life. There’s his unmatched hustle (“Members Only”), his affinity for securing the bag at all costs (“Money Piling”), and reveling in his post-prison transformation (“Changed”). But that doesn’t mean he’s totally ditched the Trap God repertoire that’s led his ascent. In particular, “Make Love,” featuring Nicki Minaj, is a nostalgic moment reminiscent of 2010’s “Making Love to the Money” and Gucci’s taste for exuberance. The twinkling, piano-laced beat melts into a tough bassline as he serenades piles of cash with an unassuming loverman voice on the melodic hook.

Mr. Davis’ most powerful moments are split between “Lil Story” and “Tone it Down.” While the ScHoolboy Q-assisted “Lil Story” is a deep cut that tips its hat to the classic era of the Gucci Mane who made his claim to fame from his hankering for gloriously gutter and grimy narratives, “Tone it Down” has an immediate commercial appeal but also finds Gucci commanding the track with a barrage of bars with absolute precision alongside Chris Brown.

It’s safe to say, Gucci Mane has found his sweet spot.

For more of our reviews, take a look at our thoughts on the new solo album from Macklemore here.

PUMA Unveils 50th Anniversary “Suede” Campaign Featuring Tommie Smith

PUMA announces the 50th anniversary celebrations of its iconic Suede silhouette and on this day in 1968 at the Summer Games in Mexico City, American athlete Tommie Smith broke the 200m world record in PUMA spikes, who then walked to the victory stand carrying a single PUMA Suede on his left hand.

Marking 49 years since the Suede’s first and greatest moment in sport culture, PUMA is officially kicking off the year-long celebrations through its 50th Anniversary in 2018.

To honor the Suede’s legacy, PUMA is partnering with brand and icons in music, fashion, street, and pop culture to introduce 50 unique drops of the classic silhouette as well as re-releases of beloved OG styles and brand new iterations.

Fittingly, kicking off the celebrations is PUMA’s long-standing Track & Field athlete, Tommie Smith.

This celebratory Suede 50th Anniversary edition debuts at select PUMA retailers and online starting Saturday, November 4, 2017.

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A Completely Level Floor Made from 400 Individual Ceramic Tiles

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The entrance to the Manchester showroom for Casa Ceramica Tiles has been generating buzz online for its trippy pattern. Made from 400 individual porcelain tiles, the floor appears warped and skewed but is actually completely level.

Even when viewed from the opposite direction the floor still appears to undulate. Casa Camerica tells Insider, “the inspiration was to create an entrance themed on illusions and [exceed] expectations of how tiles can be used.”

Below you will find some additional photos as well as timelapse videos of the build.

[via Insider]

 

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— Casa Ceramica (@casaceramica) September 22, 2017

The final stages of the install. #tiles #lovetiles #manchester pic.twitter.com/ifUlFGo2BS

— Casa Ceramica (@casaceramica) September 23, 2017

 

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Every Year Japanese Art Students Get Together and Make Giant Animals Out of Straw

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Since 2008, students from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo have travelled to Niigata City, Japan to create huge sculptures made from straw (featured previously) for the Wara Art Festival.

The giant straw sculptures are built atop large wooden frames which serve as the base for the woven straw artworks. The festival also features kite flying, a miniature market and other events. It’s a huge hit with kids and parents as people get to interact with the sculptures, taking photos and playing in the open fields.

Below you will find highlights from year’s festival. You can see works from previous years in our feature gallery from 2015. You can learn more about the festival at the official site as well as their Facebook page.

 

 

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Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook

 

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Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook

 

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Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook

 

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Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook

 

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Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook

 

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Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook

 

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Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook

 

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Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook

 

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Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook