Grifted Boutique

by Ashley Eldridge Stuffed Mao Zedong dolls and candy wrapper curtains beckon from the windows of the Grifted shop on Beijing's famed Nanluoguxiang. Inside, irreverence reigns. Barack Obama, decked out in a Superman suit (all the more fitting post-Nobel), nestles up against Fidel Castro and miniscule Napoleon dolls. (The little dictator doesn't come full-size.) Bedazzled Buddhas and reindeer pandas dot pre-cut squares of wrapping paper. …

Lightning Bolts BMX Art Show

The age-old sport of BMX Racing is “premiering†in the 2008 Summer Olympics and to celebrate Nike teamed up with BMX Hall-of-Fame inductee, Bob Haro, for a show entitled "Lighting Bolts." Recreating his original BMX number plate as an artist canvas, Nike brought together pioneers, cultural icons, legends, and the future generation of the sport to celebrate four decades of BMX. The show opened 13 …

Nike Flywire

Nike's newest and most exciting innovation presented at the Sportswear Exhibition at a new Nike space called Cable 8 in Beijing had everyone talking. Named Flywire it entails the use of high-tensile Vectran threads (stronger than Kevlar) which cut down on weight of the product yet adds stability. What's particularly unique about the new technology is that Nike's found a way to use it in …