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The Mercedes G-Class Now Exists in the Metaverse




Good news! If you’ve wanted to own a Mercedes-Benz G-Class – now you can own one digitally, too.

To celebrate the signature car, Mercedes has teamed up with five international artists from the NFT space to interpret the G-Class, using different digital mediums to create unique pieces.

It comes as no surprise that Mercedes would lean into the art world, having previously partnered with creatives including Heron Preston and the late Virgil Abloh, to bridge the gap between automotive and art.

“Web 3.0, Metaverses, gamification, physical tokenization and virtual realities are the next steps that will change what it means to be human,” writes Mercedes-Benz, adding that “Cryptoart and NFTs are just the spearhead of pioneering technology.”

Partnering with Nifty Gateway, the NFTs will be dropping on January 23rd at 6 p.m. EST, lasting for just about one hour. What is great about the drop is that it includes pieces in various price categories, ranging from $222 all the way up to $1,554.

The drop won’t just include the NFTs – when the drop hits $1 million collective sales, there will be a physical G-Class raffle available for all NFT holders. Another raffle will be held when it reaches $2 million, and each NFT can be bought without holding cryptocurrency, using credit card.

The artists included in the project are Roger Kilimanjaro, Antoni Tudisco, Klarens, Charlotte Taylor, Anthony Authie, and Baugasm, each taking on a completely different approach whilst maintaining the DNA of the signature car.

If you’re looking to get your hands on one of the pieces, make sure to set up your Nifty Gateway account and stay alert as the project goes live on January 23rd.

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Tips To Keep Your Luxury Home in Pristine Condition




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Owning a luxury or high-end home offers many advantages. However, they can also be challenging to maintain. The maintenance and repairs required by luxury properties vary greatly compared to traditional homes, which is why some new luxury homeowners aren’t prepared for what they encounter.

From exclusive issues such as a problem with the heated floors to a more common issue like the need for a simple plumbing repair, understanding what to do to keep your luxury home in pristine condition is a must. Here are some helpful tips and insights about luxury home maintenance and repairs.

Keep Up With Regular Maintenance

A huge mistake made by many luxury homeowners is waiting to handle standard maintenance tasks. While maintaining any home can be expensive, stressful, and tedious, putting it off will only lead to more issues.

With any luxury property, the best way to deal with small repairs – particularly those that may get worse – is by handling them as soon as they are discovered. For example, call a plumber at the first sign of a leaking pipe and seal holes in walls before more damage occurs. It’s also recommended that you try to repaint well-used areas in your home regularly, to maintain their pristine appearance.

Keep Things Clean

Another step to take when it comes to maintaining your luxury property is to clean it regularly. Having a cleaner house means it will look more well-kept and luxurious. Make it a habit to keep every room in your home tidy and organized. Larger houses require more patience and time to clean, and if you don’t think you can handle this yourself, hire someone to do it for you.

Get into the habit of regularly tidying up at the end of the day, and encourage this behavior in your family members as well. Keep a schedule of cleaning tasks that need to be completed, including deeper cleaning jobs such as steam cleaning floors and carpets. If you get into a routine, cleaning your house will be something you can handle quickly and easily.

Adopt a Minimalist Mindset

If your goal is to maintain your luxury home’s pristine appearance, then adopting a minimalist mindset is highly recommended. Most high-end homes come with plenty of space; however, this doesn’t mean you have to fill up every nook and cranny with “stuff.”

With a minimalist mindset, you can eliminate excessive and impulsive purchases of décor and furniture. When you do this, you can strategically use the items you have. Maintaining a minimalist perspective is a great way to ensure your home maintains an elegant and sophisticated look.

Follow the Latest Home Design Trends

When it comes to luxury properties, there are always high expectations. If you are thinking about making upgrades down the road, you should stay updated on the most recent trends. This will ensure you always know what is in style and what types of changes or enhancements you can use to increase your home’s value.

One example is installing energy-efficient appliances. This will help you reduce energy costs while increasing your property’s value. Another example is the installation of smart home technology. With these, you can have features like phone-controlled thermostats, lights, and locks, which also increase your home value.


Maintaining the Look and Feel of Your Luxury Home

Buying a luxury home is a huge investment. Keeping it in pristine condition should be a top priority if you make this investment. While this may seem like a daunting process, it doesn’t have to be. Use these tips to help ensure your luxury home maintains the luxury appearance you want, and that it increases its value over time. This will pay off and help you enjoy all owning a luxury home offers. 


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Foot Locker’s Sole List 2022 Recipients Announced




Celebrating Black innovators in photography.

Foot Locker has officially announced the recipients for its Sole List campaign for 2022.

The retail chain announced today that it has used the sophomore campaign to highlight three photographers who are positively impacting and uplifting Black people and their respective communities. This year’s beneficiaries include Andy JacksonFlo Ngala, and Joshua Renfroe.

As part of the campaign, the photographers snapped images that highlighted product from Black-owned brands from Foot Locker’s Home Grown program to collectively reshape what Blackness looks like from their viewpoints. Foot Locker launched Home Grown in 2019 as a way to connect local communities connect with its local communities along with brands throughout the country. Through the program, Foot Locker strives to elevate and support up-and-coming designers who are shaping the future of streetwear.

According to Foot Locker, it plans to showcase the content from the photographers in an upcoming art gallery exhibition in February but specific details regarding the showing have not yet been announced.

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Comme des Garçons Homme Brings Its Black/White Appeal To The New Balance 550




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Since its official debut release with Aimé Leon Dore in early 2020, the New Balance 550 has been the “it” sneaker to watch on the scene. On both the in-line general release and collaborative front, the 550 hasn’t failed to impress for its retro spirit and attractive colorways and brands across the globe are lining up to get their opportunity on what will be one of the big sneakers of 2022.

Considering Comme des Garçons Homme’s long-standing partnership with New Balance, this release isn’t a surprise. Revealed as part of the AW2022 collection are two takes on the model that exemplify the signature black/white aesthetic championed by Rei Kawakubo’s menswear sub-label. Both are constructed in cowhide leathers, with the CdGH and new balance co-branding placed on the heel.

Expect both to release later in 2022 as part of the fashion label’s AW2022 collection. If you’re craving for more 550s to anticipate in the new year, check out the Size? New Balance 550 Cordura set.

Photos: fashionsnap

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