Enzo Ferrari Birthplace Museum

Enzo Ferrari Birthplace Museum in Modena, Italy

Enzo Ferrari was born in Modena, Italy, a small city between Milan and Bolgna. The automaker that Enzo built and its racing team are based in Maranello but Fondazione Casa Natale Enzo Ferrari have acquired the Modena home that Enzo grew up in via a long term lease and have turned it into a museum dedicated to the legendary industrialist and racer. Enzo sold the home at the age of 22 to buy a racecar and failed several times to buy the house back afterwards. The museum features this house where Ferrari was born in 1898 as well as a new building designed with a shiny yellow aluminum roof as well as the attached workshop of Ferrari’s father, a carpenter and mechanic for the Italian railway.

Design work for The Enzo Ferrari Birthplace Museum was done by Czech architect Jan Kaplicky and completed after his death by his protege Andrea Morgante. It also incorporates an art exhibit, a multimedia experience, a rotating display of Ferrari road and race cars borrowed from independent collectors, and a collection of Enzo’s own artifacts. There are also education and conference centers, a book shop, cafeteria and the offices of the foundation itself.

Kanye West Announces DONDA Design Company

Kanye West Announces DONDA Design Company via Twitter

From the comfort of his pad in London, Kanye West went on a three-hour vent session via Twitter discussing several topics which ranged from his early desires to design at a young age to his present-day need to reshape the world’s broken systems. In the process, Kanye announced the launch of his new design company — DONDA — named after his late mother, Donda West, who passed away in 2007. “DONDA is a design company which will galvanize amazing thinkers and put them in a creative space to bounce there dreams and ideas.”

The newly established design company will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford. The team will consist of architects, graphic designers, directors, musicians, products, A&Rs, writers, publicists, social media experts, app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionists and others. It’s a massive list with conquer-everything-at-once strategy but being the creative genius Mr. West is, we can really see him make some strides in the proper direction.

Happy New Year from Por Homme

From the entire Por Homme team, we wanted to wish you all a very happy new year. 2012 is finally here and we ran through another year rather quickly. We delivered over 1,300 articles in 2011 and we hope they've...

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Jawbone JAMBOX for Charity: Water

Jawbone JAMBOX for Charity: Water

Jawbone has unveiled a special release of their ultra-portable speaker the JAMBOX to support Charity: Water. This limited edition release features a black and yellow colorway with $50 of each JAMBOX sold being donated to Charity: Water to help support their staff and operations — allowing them to continue the important work of bringing clean, safe drinking water to the billion people currently living without it. The Jawbone JAMBOX in Jerry can yellow can be had for $199 through Jawbone.

Park & Bond for Movember

Park & Bond for Movember

The other night, we had the chance to stop in for Park & Bond’s Movember event at the Blind Barber here in NYC. For those not familiar, Movember is annual event that looks to change the face of men’s health. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. Where do you come in? You support their efforts by donating and joining in on the movement as well. This way, the support grows as does the conversation around men’s health and specific cancers that affect us. A long list of gentlemen from Park & Bond’s team have joined Movember, and we were there on November 1st to witness a few guys known for their beards hop in the barber’s chair and wipe it all off.

To donate to Park & Bond’s team, head on over to mobro.co/parkandbond and get in on the conversation.

Mike Horn and The Pangaea’s Mission

Mike Horn and The Pangaea's Mission

The marks on a man’s watch tell a story but for Mike Horn, the scars on his Panerai only capture a glimpse of what he has experienced and accomplished in his life. Horn’s a World Explorer — he’s swam the entire length of the Amazon river with a broken knee, been to the North Pole in the winter and has been to parts of the World most can’t even fathom. He’s done it all while wearing a specially developed, triple cased Panerai, the PAM 92 Arktos.

Ben Clymer of Hodinkee and Sean Sullivan of The Impossible Cool were recently invited by the folks at Panerai to take a trip aboard the Pangaea which is manned by Horn and his two teammates. Nowadays, the world explorer is on a four year world tour on the 109 foot all-aluminum manual sail boat. The mission? To show “young explorers how they can help save the planet that Horn has seen from so many different angles.”

Read the full article over at Hodinkee and check out the video on the trip below.

Boglioli x Kolor Jackets for Save the Children Japan

Boglioli x Kolor Jackets for Save the Children Japan

Boglioli teams up with Kolor for these jackets to help the victims of the 2011 Japanese earthquake. The two-piece capsule collection features garment dyed jackets, available in cashmere and high performance cotton, bridging fine Italian tailoring, innovative fabrics research and garment treatments Boglioli is known for with Kolor’s conceptual and deconstructed designs for the sophisticated, fashion-forward consumer.

Featuring a limited production of only 600 pieces worldwide, all proceeds from the sale of the two jackets will be donated to Save the Children Japan. Por Vocacao will be one of the few shops who will be carrying this when the pieces land in late October.

2011 Nike Air MAG | Back For The Future Video

2011 Nike Air MAG | Back For The Future Video

If you haven’t heard yet, Nike’s dropping the MAG sneaker, one you might remember from the 1989 Back to the Future II movie starring Michael J. Fox. Nike announced that 1500 pairs of this shoe will be auctioned on eBay, nikemag.eBay.com, with all net proceeds going directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The auctions have begun and will end on September 18 with 150 pairs to be posted on eBay per day for 10 days.