October 16th, 2014

The #Heineken100 program made its 2014 launch with a collaborative beautifully crafted Parabellum tote. This collaboration is the first of three for this year’s program. The tote—the brand’s first canvas offering—features a front pocket and handles made from Parabellum’s signature bison leather, black ceramic rivets, and a high-tech Trackr chip—which allows the selected members of the #Heineken100 network to track their lost or stolen bag from anywhere via a mobile app. 

Complex sat down with the #Heineken100 Creative Director, Chris Gibbs, to discuss this year’s brand pairings and how the Parabellum partnership came to life. Learn more HERE

October 7th, 2014

Introducing Glossier, the skincare line that doubles as makeup. Created as a sister brand to the popular site Into the Gloss, Glossier is a collection that aims to redefine how women view beauty. The introductory line focuses on creating a glowing facial canvas for all women, regardless of ethnic or racial background. It includes four products: Soothing Face Mist, Priming Moisturizer, Balm DotCom, and the Perfecting Skin Tint. 

Each item can be worn individually or the whole set can be used together to create a fresh-faced everyday look. This line is the first of many, as Glossier and Into the Gloss creator, Emily Weiss, plans to debut a new collection every few months. The Glossier Phase 1 set retails for $80, or you can buy each face essential separately, with prices ranging from $12 to $26. 

For more information, visit Glossier

October 3rd, 2014

Evian and French fashion house, KENZO, have recently unveiled a limited edition 2014 bottle. The design, straight from KENZO’s fall 2014 collection, features an asymmetric lime and blue zigzag pattern. The look is reminiscent of Evian’s fun and youthful brand. Since 2008 Evian has worked with other designers to create signature looks. This collaboration marks another success. 

Drinking water has never looked so good. However with a design this striking, you may spend all your time admiring instead of consuming. 

October 1st, 2014

Interior decorating can be difficult and a nuisance. You have to go into stores to measure the furniture and décor. With the way of the times, we like our lives and information instantaneous and easily accessible. Why can’t making our homes look gorgeous be the same?

Hem makes high-end design easy. It offers consumers the ability to tailor their products to the size of their house, apartment, studio, or wherever they call home. With refreshing designs and detailed craftsmanship, Hem is where you should shop.

September 26th, 2014

In 2004, the hit sitcom, Friends, came to an end after a momentous run on primetime TV. Central Perk was the hangout spot of choice and home to some of the most memorable moments on the show. In celebration of the twenty-year anniversary of Friends, fans can experience a Central Perk pop-up in Lower Manhattan. 

The pop-up is filled with Friends memorabilia, including displays of outfits worn by each of the show’s characters, cast photos, and signed TV scripts. There’s also a limited edition Central Perk brew, courtesy of Eight O’Clock Coffee, that’s available for purchase. James Michael Taylor, better known to Friends’ enthusiasts as Gunther, has even made a few appearances.

The Central Perk pop-up will available until Wednesday, October 18. Catch it at 199 Lafayette Street. 

(Source: TIME)

September 23rd, 2014

No one likes a lukewarm beer. With Chillsner, your beer temperature can change to cooler than cool. 

Chillsner is shaped like an icepick with a bottle cap at the top. The device works best with an already refrigerated or chilled bottle of beer.  Stick it in the freezer for forty-five minutes to an hour, remove the cap of your beer, replace it with Chillsner, and your favorite lager (ours is Heineken) will remain chilled while you consume. It’s that simple. 

Not much of a beer drinker? For the wine aficionados out there, you can opt for the Corkcicle, a device that’s shaped like—you guessed it—a cork. It works the same as the Chillsner, cooling your favorite red or white from the inside out, but requires a longer period in the freezer. 

September 17th, 2014

Harman International and the NBA have linked up for a multi-year deal, bringing two storied brands together for an iconic partnership. The similarities between the two are unmatched: they both value cutting-edge technology and exceptional performance. As the NBA’s official headphone, speaker, and audio sponsor, the deal will allow Harman’s JBL brand to sell team and individual player branded speakers and headphones. The exclusive line may even be in an arena near you, with Harman expected to provide product to each of the NBA’s 30 teams. 

Expect to see the iconic merchandise online and in-stores in six months.

(Source: fortune.com)

September 17th, 2014

Startup on the rise, Packnada, allows business travelers to leave their luggage behind during business trips. The service will go to the hotel, pick up their luggage and amenities, and store them for their next visit. 

Worried about laundry? Packnada will also clean clothes in preparation for each guest’s next visit. The easier the better. Forget checking bags or carryon luggage, just bring your ID and plane ticket and you are as good as gone.

August 27th, 2014

Our friends at Freshness Mag stopped by our NYC headquarters to check out the style of our three managing partners: Coltrane Curtis, Lisa Chu, and Sky Gellatly. They explained their style and inspiration while also sharing how they’ve emerged into their roles at Team Epiphany. Their style is top-notch, but their stories are even better. 

Find out what they were wearing and more HERE

August 19th, 2014

New Yorkers who are looking to cool down this week, should check out evian’s Twitter account. The water company is premiering #evianBottleServce - a concierge service that delivers a free bottle of ice cold evian to your door (if you’re in their service area). #evianBottleService kicks off today with delivery services near Bryant Park. Check out their delivery schedule and tweet #evianBottleService to get in on the fun and hydrate stylishly.

August 14th, 2014

What if you could access all the top-brands that can be found on Spring Street, or better yet all of the top designers you love right on your phone?

Now you can with the launch of Spring, a new app that facilitates e-commerce. A simple Swipe enables you to skip the line, and make purchase without ever leaving your home. The app’s feed resembles that of Instagram, where users can follow brands, like pictures, and swipe to complete a purchase. A like enables users to interact with brands and receive relevant updates such as upcoming sales, or potential product shortages (a marketers dream come true). What really sets Spring apart is how the app integrates with third-party brands’ existing e-commerce infrastructure. As a result, the post checkout experience (i.e. receipt, shipping, customer service) is seamless and the remaining shopping experience resembles that of the brand’s website. Spring is simplicity at its finest – one app to shop all the brands you love.

August 12th, 2014

Friday, July 25 was an ordinary day for most, but for a select group of New Yorkers life took a turn, UP. The crew was draped in all white, the Moët Ice Impérial was flowing, and Complex and Team Epiphany had a little something special up their sleeves. Prior to sailing, Wiz Khalifa arose from the bottom level of the boat and surprised guests with an exclusive listening session of his upcoming LP, Blacc Hollywood.

Shortly after the intimate interaction with Wiz, the boat set sail and the real party was began. Partygoers took in the breathtaking views of New York City as DJ Wonder bumped the tunes culminating in a dance party that defied the time of day.

This #SUMMERFRIDAYS event raised the bar, making a weekend escape to the Hamptons irrelevant, and a Friday afternoon in the city well worth it. Guests went their separate ways wondering just one thing - what in the world could Team Epiphany do next summer to top this experience?

(Source: complex.com)

August 6th, 2014

We’re not suggesting waiting until 2018 to fly again, but you may want to take it a little slower. In 2018 Embraer will release its new state of the art airline - E2, designed by Priestmangoode. This break through design pushes the boundaries of modern air travel in a way that greatly responds to the needs of travelers.

In the past travelers would line up in advance, or even board before their zones were called in order to secure luggage room. E2’s design has increased carry-on bins to fit four wheeled-bags comfortably. We can also thankfully welcome personal space back into the conversation as the E2 design looks to increase personal seat space, in addition to new reading lights give individuals a way to read without disturbing your entire row. Finally, for those environmentalists out there, the design company has successfully decreased the weight of the aircraft’s interior, making flights more eco-friendly by decreasing fuel usage. 

Is it 2018 yet?

(Source: fastcodesign.com)

August 4th, 2014

What do Eneuri Acosta (Influencer Marketing at Chevrolet), Ryan Leslie (Music Artist, Tech Entrepreneur), Eleanor Langston (Founder of Paintbox), Randy Brandoff (Founder of Eleven James), and Complex’s Noah Callahan-Bever all have in common? Besides the impressive titles accompanying their names, they co-hosted #SUMMERFRIDAYS Spark Sessions. Team Epiphany is proficient in turning up, however, for an hour of this #SUMMERFRIDAYS event, we turned down with a purpose. For an hour, those in attendance of Spark Sessions learned through the advice and experience the aforementioned panel had to offer. Once the Q&A finished up Drake’s “0 to 100” came to fruition, as DJ Wonder spun the party back to life in a matter of seconds.

Spark Sessions was very unique. The consistent qualities of a #SUMMERFRIDAYS event were apparent – an awesome venue (the Sky Room at the New Museum offered breathtaking views), the laughs and good times remained, but what really made it special was for an hour guests had an opportunity to learn from a special group of people whose advice was invaluable.  

(Source: complex.com)

July 31st, 2014

When you think of fashion FENDI often comes to mind, and we can now say the same about real estate. Just when we thought the fashion house had done it all, it launched a new collection none of us were expecting – FENDI Château Residences. The waterfront apartments were designed in partnership with luxury developer Château Group. The 58 upscale residences will go on sale in 2016 with a price range of $5 million to $22 million.

(Source: bbook.com)

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