These Impossibly Light Basketball Shoes Kind of Feel Like Sweatpants…

Kobe Bryant, the most decorated basketball player still playing in the NBA, has a new pair of shoes, the Kobe VIII, that's so ridiculously light you can hardly tell you're wearing them. Weighing at only 9.6 ounces, the secret in its lightness is in Nike's new engineered mesh technology. It feels like sweatpants. » 11/29/12 7:15pm 11/29/12 7:15pm

Kobe Bryant Has 3D Basketball Shoes

Don't ask me why but Nike has decided to release a pair of Zoom Kobe VI 3D for the upcoming All-Star Game. People, 3D televisions, movies, and commercials are NOT enough! We need 3D everywhere! Check it out: » 2/05/11 11:00pm 2/05/11 11:00pm

Comfy IKEA Train Makes Me Want to Move to the Subway

IKEA has outfitted a train in Kobe with sofas and curtains—probably with names like Oompa-loompa, Svenssonjohansensson, Frida, and Bucarest. Unfortunately, the makeover is temporary, to mark the opening of a new shop in the city. Good, because otherwise I would move to live in there. I will miss my stair bookcase,… » 4/09/08 6:30am 4/09/08 6:30am

Gigamungous Gigantor Coming to a Square in Kobe Next Year

You've got to love a mayor whose vision for municipal art looks something like this. A 60-feet statue of Gigantor is to have pride of place in the town of Kobe, Japan. The 135-million-yen structure (around $1.1 million) will weigh 70 tons and is going up for two reasons. » 7/03/07 7:15am 7/03/07 7:15am