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Monitor World Cup Scores With HotBlack Smartwatch
Created by physicist—and avid soccer enthusiast—Richard Hoptroff after 15 years of tinkering with intricately complicated timepieces, the HotBlack smartwatch aims to keep wearers connected to their favorite soccer team, whether live at the match...
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Svbscription + The Green Soccer Journal
To celebrate the return of the World Cup, men's luxury lifestyle subscription service Svbscription recently teamed up with The Green Soccer Journal, the London-based publication exploring style and the world of football. As with all Svbscription...
CULTURE
Generation Soccer
Some 20 years ago, US soccer was more closely tied to orange slices and minivans than to the intense passion for the sport seen nearly everywhere else in the world. Now, with excitement for the World Cup reaching new heights, we took a look at what...
DESIGN
Crispin Finn's World Cup 2014 Planner
Our favorite arbiters of red, white and blue have just given their classic yearly wall calendar a competitive edge. Crispin Finn's World Cup 2014 Planner is just as the title suggests—an all-encompassing set of brackets designed to keep track of...
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Interview: George Quraishi of Howler Magazine
by Madison Kahn Howler is a new quarterly magazine aimed at the American soccer fan, entertaining both die-hards and newbies alike. Founders Mark Kirby and George Quraishi launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 that raised $69,000 from 1,400 backers...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Genital Instruments Panties get strummed and nipples are turntables in this NSFW animated short and accompanying website from the French organization AIDES, putting a comically risqué spin on what in most other cultures would be a typically...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Bike Fixtation If you've ever ended up stranded in the city with a flat tire, you'll find the new Bike Fixtation kiosks helpful. The self-service stations are open extended hours for bicyclists in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan areas...
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Red All Over
While fans of Argentina's national team still clearly outnumbered U.S. supporters at the exhibition match held at the Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey last Saturday, the sold-out event and tie game were proof that soccer continues to gain momentum...
STYLE
Minx Fantastic Flags Nail Art
In light of the popularity of this year's World Cup, Minx Nails came out with yet another way to support your favorite team as they (hopefully) go into the quarter finals. Their new Fantastic Flags line of nail art features fourteen different countries...
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Write the Headline
Taking over Johannesburg's towering Southern Life Center building, Nike Football's interactive LED light show "Write the Headline" allows fans around the world to root for their favorite World Cup player in a big way. The installation, almost the...
CULTURE
World Cup 2010
Starting this Thursday, 10 June 2010, the opening festivities of the 19th World Cup screen live at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, with spectacular events planned—including South Africa's own R&B sensation Lira—kicking off the world's most...
FOOD-DRINK
Soccer Ice Ball Maker
For the ultimate World Cup party accessory, this ice-maker adds novelty to drinks and—thanks to its slower-melting spherical shape—won't water them down. Using an aluminum mold (much like Macallan's sphere machine), the device uses heat...
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U.S. National Soccer Jersey
As the world gears up to watch the exciting quadrennial battle between soccer's finest, every detail plays an important role—all the way down to the uniforms. Made from eight recycled plastic bottles, the United States Men's National Soccer...
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Nike Innovation Summit: The World Cup 2010
As the 2010 World Cup nears, Nike gathered hundreds of journalists in London (CH included) last week to learn about their new soccer products and technology, helping to fan the flames leading up to one of the world's most popular sporting events taking...
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Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
Those looking for a highlight reel of soccer trickery or an artful abstraction of a star athlete were most likely dissapointed by the recent documentary "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait." But the balance of action highlighting Zidane'...
STYLE
Umbro by Kim Jones S/S 2008
In his 9th season for Umbro, Kim Jones' upcoming Spring and Summer 2008 is yet again a collection of bright colors and subtle twists. His street-ready athletic wear takes a cue from what's to come, including the World Cup 2010 in South Africa...
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F.C Real Bristol
F.C Real Bristol (F.C.R.B) is an exclusive and elusive Nike Football side project. A line of football (aka soccer) wear with a street edge, it's snatched up as soon as new lines drop. The 2007 spring/summer line is no different, featuring both...
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Chinatown Soccer Club Tees
Chinatown Soccer Club (CSC) T-shirts. CSC, a loose group of players, was formed during the 2002 World Cup. They meet mornings year-round in Chinatown to play soccer. Most of the members are supercreative types. Photographer Gerhard Stochl and photographer...
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Soccer Urinal
We saw this one a while back, but with World Cup in full effect it seemed time to post it. Installed in select Brazilian pubs, the campaign takes the concept of captive audience a step further. A makeshift pitch is comprised of a small plastic goal...
STYLE
Puma v1.06 Grass Camo Boot
Most of this year's Puma sponsored players will be kicking around in these grass camo boots. No, they won't really disappear and provide some kind of stealth advantage, but they will lend a constant reminder of where they really belong...
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