FLYBIRD “KURO NI KURO”. FALL/WINTER 2013 COLLECTION
Do what you are meant to do
American Family Insurance presents the short film "Good Morning" inspired by the American Dream of Sean Jones. The film is the result of our Black History Month program "Through A Black Lens" where participants were encouraged to submit their dream in hopes of having it made into a film and directed by Coodie and Chike.
Visit http://www.throughablacklens.com/ for more info about the program.
Flybird in the streets of paris 2013.
Vico winter 2013 x Flybird Duffle Bag
This Autumn/Winter VICO continues with its journey into Scandinavia. Inspired by Scandinavian functionalism, cleanliness, sophisticated design and their beautiful natural environment. VICO travelled to the South of Sweden and passed by Mölle in Sweden wheere they found a beautiful environment. Those places where independent minds go to feel the freedom of nature, surrounded by water and rocks and call it their ‘weekend escape’.
HTNK Modefabriek 14 & 15 july
A POV Video of Rooftop Parkour
This is real Cool!!!
Speaking of confidence....
Vivian Maier the street photographer
The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard - thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply.
Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work.
War On Want
I was watching a program on tv and they where talking about a organisation called war or want.
I found it very interesting that we people still wearing these clothing and actually we close our eyes for it.
I Stand for designers that produce theirself or produce at a good factory where people are not used as machine's
Follow this organisation for more info
Blogger Karlmon aka Mr. Boy
British Gentleman and Blogger Karlmon aka Mr. Boy recently collaborated with photographer Sam Travis to shoot this series of great photos . You can see more of their series on his Blog http://mrboystyle.tumblr.com/post/51573037890/collaboration-outfit-feature-mr-boy-x-sam-travis
Mick Keus Jeans Atelier
Mick Keus a graduate from the Amsterdam fashion Institute and creative spirit, has a true love for jeans and refuses to spend his money on stuff that is mass produced and overpriced. From this philosophy came the idea to save old levi's jeans from being dumped on the market. He saves them in his hidden denim laboratory in Scheveningen, where he customizes them into a unique and contemporary pattern. The whole process is done by hand, using old machines and a self made dying method to color the jeans as well.
I have 4 pair of his jeans!!!
Over the past few days Flybird creator Franky Boateng has released a series of visuals from his new Spring Collection. A line where Franky played with his curent pieces. A creative splurge lead to new must have to compliment your attire this season. The mini-bag for the summer festvals. A Flybird traveller to store all your neccesities for that beach day you've been longing for all winter.
It is coming, have your Flybird ready..
Preview Spring/Summer 2013
An add to the Ambassadors of Life collection will be released within the next...... Franky Boateng recently shot a new lookbook. You will see the wellknown and familiar Duffel Bags and City Travelers in new colour schemes and materials. Different styles and ways to compliment the piece with your attire will be made visual through pictures. This shoot also inspired Franky to design a new backpack named Flybird Revolver. Crafted around the essentials of the Smith & Wesson this piece will be launched as soon as possible.
A destiny that lies in Greatness..
Dreaming about that step. Waiting an eternity for that one chance to jump on that wheel of fortune and grab a hold of something great. Having your life revolved around the one thing that will change your life forever. A constant battle between security and flying. Continuous reminders and signs that Greatness is the final destination on your path of life. Losing all that is certain in life and trading it for something that could be gone with the wind in a second. And then u do it, you run, jump and take a leap of faith. Waiting for the crash but closing your eyes and letting positivity guide your successful flight. Envisioning a soft and heavenly landing in the clouds.
All it takes to fly is a jump…
We are working on new color schemes for the Ambassador of Life collection. In between designing Franky Boateng also took the time to add new one of a kind Flybird pieces and sealed some new collaboration deals.
The opinion of our customers is highly valued. Therefore we would like to ask you to extend your thoughts on your Flybird piece our way. Send everything you would like us to know about your bag to info@Flybird.nl
“I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Today we would like to wish Michael Jordan a happy 50th birthday. His life, accomplishments and legacy make him a true Ambassador of Life. He is a fine example of how pursuing Greatness always brings in the win wheter it is on the court or the drawingboard.
Flybird Salutes U.
Smith and Wesson
Smith and Wesson
“The bag is the weapon, the mini-bag the bullet. One is not complete without the other..”
In 1852 partners Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson formed a company to produce a lever-action pistol nicknamed the Volcanic Pistol. The pistol was named Volcanic due to the high continuous shots that could be fired from ongoing trigger pulls. The innovative design of the exclusive weapon led to a massive run on the pistol and even resulted into a gold medal at the Baltimore Weapon Exposition.
Flybird designer Franky Boateng was inspired by Smith & Wesson for a line that has been a success from the first edition in 2011 till the 2013 Ambassadors of Life piece. Franky was truly intrigued how Smith & Wesson designed a weapon that was a divine masterpiece. Not only for the design but the innovative function of the weapon.
Flybird’s Smith & Wesson is not designed for a weapon, but is built from the same principals as used by the Smith & Wesson partners. Careful thought and precision went into the fabrication process of this handmade Flybird piece. All the details on the bag have a unique function to it. Together with the mini-bag, the Flybird Smith & Wesson is similar to a loaded gun. Sharp shot to kill…
The new collection will hold a variety of color combinations which can be purchased via www.flybird.nl.
One of Flybird's biggest retailers is menswear store Ontfront. They have several Flybird pieces incorporated in their new promotion material. Therefor Ontfront invited Flybird to join them for this years Modefabriek on the 20th and 21st of january. Make sure u visit us for a chat with Franky Boateng.
Last year was a productive one for Flybird as well as Filling Pieces. Our first joined venture resulted in the highly anticipated 'Collabo Pack'. Due to the success of the collaboration Filling Pieces invited Flybird to the upcoming Capsule that will be held in Berlin from the 15th till the 16th of january. A guarenteed creative splurge will be the result of this invitation.
What to wear in 2013 according to OntFront
As seasons shift year-round, men’s style changes and newer styles develop. Introducing their new looks for 2013; Amsterdam’s OntFront Store created a photographic series in which a generation of men pushes the revival of classic styles and represent the OntFront creed: “Tailored and Streetwise”. As Dutch actor Sergio Hasselbaink and Mike Verhagen pay their respect to Amsterdam’s long cultural history; they radiate “dapperness” in OntFront’s newly designed attire.
The series mainly contains of the newest garments within OntFront’s clothing line. Fabrics of the current collection are classic tweed, wool, jersey, velour, cotton and leather. All garments are crafted with care and created in limited numbers of 150 pieces per style. Details in the overall looks are completed by adding other brands that are available at the OntFront store: Bailey, Pasotti Ombrelli, Knits & Knotts, Brixton, Retrosuperfuture, Amsterdam shoe co, L’ecole National, NUNC & Flybird. By creating this series, the collective behind the OntFront clothing line proudly display their vision in modern-day menswear.
Text by Safi Graauw (Cavemen)
Pictures by Dim Balsem, taken in the Haarlemmerbuurt, Amsterdam.
Mini Bag Discount
Throughout the year 2012 the Flybird mini-bag has once again been one of our best selling hand-made pieces. Treat yourself to a one of a kind mini-bag. Till the 1st of january a 20% discount awaits you upon checkout at the www.Flybird.nl webshop. This as a token for your ongoing support.
These Cavemen Video
These Cavemen In collaboration with the OntFront Store and tributary brands Flybird, L’ecole and Baileyhats, we Cavemen hereby introduce our latest film.
We, who wander...
Dapper footsteps In the soil
These Cavemen, who wander Life’s coil.
Brotherhood and Kinship is what we seek...
Bearded men, roaming Day and Night,
Unnoticed and silent, like the great Owl’s flight.
We who wander... Kings to be crowned,
And in solitude... Brotherhood is found.
- The Cavemen
Video & Editing: Christiaan Grammer
Styling: Romy van Jaarsveld
Models: Safi Graauw, Berislav Viskovic, Francis Yiadom Jr., Quincy Brondenstein
Clothing by: Ontfront, Flybird, Bailey Hats and L'ecole.
Ambassador of life
“Ambassador of life collection 2012 ”
An ambassador of life is willing to make sacrifices and give everything in order to reach goals. No time shall be wasted on over thinking decisions. We choose and learn from the mistakes, if ever they are made. We travel to explore the depths within our soul. An ambassador of life is in total control of his or her own mind.
We take care of those who are in need and make sure we give richly as so we will abundantly blessed in return.
“Ambassador of life collection 2012 ”
“Ambassador of life collection 2012 ”
We fear nothing but believe that every time we take a leap of faith and jump, we will fly. Living and loving out loud with the knowledge that positivity is always key. We trust our senses and let positivity guide us through life.
Fall 2012 Collection
The time has finally come..
The new fall Flybird collection will be available in selected stores starting next week.
On the 20th of october we shot a new campaign for the Flybird lookbook. All the new pieces will be featured in the lookbook as well as our website www.flybird.nl.
Keep an eye on our website to be informed about the release and store purchase information.
Flybird live session at Ontfront A'dam
This upcoming saturday Franky Boateng will be doing another live session at Amsterdam based menswear store OntFront. See how an original Flybird bag is being produced from scratch. By visiting the store you can witness this unique process. We hope to welcome you on saturday.
Want a chance to see greatness at work? This saturday Flybird will be attending the Amsterdam Metro54 festival. Come close and witness Flybird's designer Franky Boateng creating his 'one-of-a-kind' pieces throughout the festival. Due to the new Fall 2012 collection the festival guests will also be graced with the new and upgraded Flybird Keychains. Visit www.metro54.nl for all the festival details.
Last February we presented our customers with one of a kind Flybird bow-ties. We felt it was time for an upgraded summer edition.
On the 24th of august we will release the new bow-tie in a limited quantity via our webshop. It is made out of silver leather and had black lining with a signature Flybird twist. The inside of the bow-tie has an engravement for authenticity. This all makes a perfect accessory to compliment your attire.
To purchase this item visit www.flybird.nl/onlineshop
IKi Beer Event
The refreshing, unique and organic Iki Beer has invited Flybird to present handmade leather holders for their exquisite beer bottles. Iki Beer is known for their extraordinary and out of the box taste. This leaded them to Flybird for a limited version of specifically for Iki Beer designed bottle holders. Presenting the bottles in the holders immediatly upgraded the look and boosted the image of usually common beer bottles.
The presentation will take place during the Iki Beer event where the new clothing label “A Fish Named Fred ” will also present their brand.
This exciting event will take place on this saturday 11th of August at Beachlounge ‘Zeezicht’ in Scheveningen, The Hague.
More information can be found on http://www.ikibeer.com/nl/iki-
Marije de Haan x Flybird
During the last Amsterdam Fashion Week, Marije de Haan showcased her new line inspired by late 19th century sailors. Covered in tattoos the male models walked down the runway with distinct accessories by Flybird. Handcrafted bottle holders made from the finest leather. Read the backstage report on the fashion show to see how the Flybird exclusive bottle holders were merged into Marije de Haan her new collection.
Street Dreams are made off.. PATTA
We at Flybird believe that the utmost respect is due to footwear and street apparel store Patta.. For almost a decade Patta has implemented, boosted and changed the sneaker and street fashion culture in The Netherlands. In the last 8 years Patta has inspired many street creatives to transform their talents into a business.
With their ongoing support for the Dutch event and music industry they have helped to lift careers and proven themselves to be great givers.
We can honestly say they have taken the lead into creating a street way of life into a solid business.
For us they are the living proof that no “street” dream is too big.
We salute Patta..
Marije De Haan X Flybird Fashion Week Amsterdam
Today marks the start of a brand new fashion splurged week in Amsterdam.
Marije de Haan; a The Hague based menswear designer, is selected to present her third collection at the AIFW 2012. Her work comes from a fascination with the fringes of society, the unsavory, criminal. She has won the G-Star Raw Talent Award and was awarded with the Haagse Toptalent scholarship to start her own label.
In 2011 we discovered that MDH and Flybird shared the same uncommon creative style fascination. Her request for an out of the box backpack leaded solely to Flybird design pieces that sparked her fashion senses.
The result of our third AIFW encounter will be showcased on saturday the 14th of july at the Salon during Marije de Haan her collection presentation. We are thrilled to announce that all the MDH models will be styled with Flybird bags and accessories. Visitors of the fashion show will be able to feast their eyes on exclusive Flybird pieces of our new collection.
Visit http://aifw.nl/ for the entire Amsterdam Fashion Week 2012 schedule
Travelling; " passage from one place to another "
The Bread & Butter tradeshow
The Bread & Butter tradeshow for selected brands will take place in Berlin this upcoming weekend. Filling Pieces, a footwear label that bridges the gap between Haute Couture and Street couture, invited Flybird for an exclusive presentation of our joined labor unity. A unity that creates the abillity to match your Filing Pieces shoewear with an Flybird backpack.The Filling Pieces x Flybird backpack will be limited available for puchase starting from july.
The Flybird guest appearance during the BBB enables us to give the visitors a sneak peek of this new addition to our collection. Only the BBB visitors will have the privilege of this highly anticipated preview.We are looking forward to welcome you on the 4th, 5th or 6th of july in Berlin.
Tags: Bread & Butter, Filling Pieces, Flybird bags, Flybird Design.
L'ecole National x Flybird Design instore event
On the 24th of may 2012 L'ecole National organized a instore event with Flybird Design in the flagshipstore of L'ecole National in Rotterdam - Holland. The designer Franky Boateng made a bag live and the visitors could see the new collection of L'ecole National.
Tags: Flybird Design, L'ecole National, Instore event, making a bag live.
Rise in beachclub De Boomerang Zwarte Pad in Scheveningen
Friends of us are having a party.
Everybody can come over, you are welcome.
Marin Authentique Flybird x Guy Vernes on Hypebeast
Order this bag at www.guyvernes.com
- Made of cowhide and cotton canvas
- Measures: 38 x 44 cm (15 x 17 inch)
- Magnet clipped front envelope pocket
- Fully handmade in Flybird atelier in the Hague
Garments mixtape 4
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Ladies
Papa Ghana - I Am African
Music video by Papa Ghana performing I Am An African.(2012)
'I Am An African' is the first single of Papa Ghana's EP 'I Am An African'.
Garments : Mix 3 (live from Nyc)
Flybird meets Bluntspeakers
Flybird gaat nu de samenwerking aan met producer/DJ Bluntspeakers. Samen brengen ze een mixtape uit genaamd: 'Garments'. Bluntspeakers staat bekend om zijn unieke stijl en is niet zomaar in een hokje te plaatsen. Door verschillende muziek stijlen te combineren zoals neosoul, hiphop vibes, deep house en electro weet hij de luisteraar te boeien.
De mixtape is bedoeld om hun passie en liefde voor muziek te delen met de mensen die daar ook van houden. Franky Boatang zegt: "Ik wil de vrijdenkende geest graag iets extra's geven.” De 'Garments' mixtape wordt maandelijks uitgebracht en is te downloaden op www.flybird.nl.
Flybird Limited Bowtie's
Fashion Week 2012 Marije de Haan x Flybird
During the Fashion Week 2012 in Amsterdam, the young designer Marije
de Haan showed her collection. The winter ‘12/’13 collection was
inspired by the bandit ‘Black Bart’ and old police photos. Marije de
Haan used several fabrics for the collection: denim, leather, wool and
felt. The bags were made in association with Frankie Boateng
(Flybird). These leather bags were designed to transfer blankets.
Special Flybird Valentine Discount at Puurr
Flybird mix by Bluntspeakers
10 FEBRUARI 2012 VIEF VUIG ROTTERDAM
WE ARE UNDERCONTROL EPISODE 1
The We Are UNDERCONTROL webisodes are behind the scene footage of the deejay pair UNDERCONTROL, Chano Serginhio & Paulo Ferreira.
The camera follows the #WAU crew from crib to gigs, to meetings and studio sessions so the fans can see how they are when the deejays are not behind their decks. If you want to see the latest updates of the #WAU crew be sure to check the #WAU webisodes.
Frequently there will be a new webisode out for you to watch. Hope you enjoy this webisode...
ARIEL PINK SINGS FOR DAFT PUNK
Daft Punk have released a late remix for their TRON: LEGACY soundtrack, which has previously been given sonic updates by the likes of Kaskade, Teddybears, Com Truise, and Paul Oakenfold on the TRON: LEGACY R3CONFIGUR3D LP earlier this year. Here, “Sky Sailor” gets a reconfiguration from remixer TRS-80 with guest vocals by none other than Ariel Pink. Listen to the track below and see the album art after the jump
Voler L'oiseau Bag
The Voler L'oiseau handbag is a necessity for every woman. A bag that is designed with an active lifestyle in mind. Voler L'oiseau is practical and versatile but also classy and chic.
It is a firm leather handbag designed especially for women. It’s functional and has enough room to carry all those little things a woman needs.
There are different varieties of the Voler L’oiseau for each new season.
There's a Flybird bag for a woman of every age and every lifestyle.
Inspiration of today
Ayahuasca is used largely as a religious sacrament. Those whose usage of ayahuasca is performed in non-traditional contexts often align themselves with the philosophies and cosmologies associated with ayahuasca shamanism, as practiced among indigenous peoples like the Urarina of Peruvian Amazonia. The religion Santo Daime uses it.
While non-native users know of the spiritual applications of ayahuasca, a less well-known traditional usage focuses on the medicinal properties of ayahuasca. Its purgative properties are highly important (many refer to it as la purga, "the purge"). The intense vomiting and occasional diarrhea it induces can clear the body of worms and other tropical parasites, and harmala alkaloids themselves have been shown to be anthelmintic. Thus, this action is twofold; a direct action on the parasites by these harmala alkaloids (particularly harmine in ayahuasca) works to kill the parasites, and parasites are expelled through the increased intestinal motility that is caused by these alkaloids.
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Bluntspeakers Remix)
FS Green x Minibag
Voor de look of the week heeft Freshdutchies een shoot gedaan met FS Green op de grachten van Amsterdam. FS Green is een uit Amsterdam afkomstige DJ & Producer die meerdere State Awards op zijn naam heeft staan.
meer info op op Freshdutchies
Fs Green @ Bassline Paradiso
Bassline, bij de hip-hop fans niet uit het beeld weg te denken. Een feest dat inmiddels al 15 jaar op de uitgaanskalender te vinden is. In principe iedere laatste zaterdag van de maand in de Paradiso. Met een vaste crew aan DJ's zoals FS Green, Abstract en Vic Crezee. En de MC's Fit en Lentini maken het feest compleet. Flybird volgde hen en legde dit vast.
Cookies & Cream at the Blender R’dam
Click here for the Pictures http://www.style-syndicate.com/cookies-and-cream-okt-2011/
Click-on Mini bag
One of Flybird’s new items in his new collection is this unique and modern Click-on mini bag.
It’s the perfect mini bag to keep your small items safe…it can carry your cell phone, keys, camera, money…practically any essential item.
this product is inspired by holsters.
If you want to order this bag email firstname.lastname@example.org