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The rackets called racnets, were designed by furniture creator Hugh Hayden and are on sale on his website.

Brooklyn based Hayden has a special interest for tennis balls, and this was his source of inspiration for a recent collection of limited edition furniture completely constructed of recycled tennis balls.
The collection entitled HEX Tennis is composed of a chair, a coffee table, a pouf and a dog bed.

HEX Tennis by Hugh Hayden

HEX Tennis by Hugh Hayden

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Hugh Hayden

Lacoste challenged Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng to create two different polo shirts for its 2010 Holiday Collector’s Series.
For the limited edition printed polo, he chose blue and white shards with lotus and children designs from the Kangxi Period (1662 – 1772 AD) of the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911 AD). The lotus grows from mud underwater to emerge as a flower, symbolising purity and rebirth. Images of babies represent fertility, as during that period the high infant mortality rate meant that people decorated ceramics with babies hoping they would be blessed with children.


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Lacoste Stealth Steel Collection

As part of the Stealth capsule collection, Lacoste will be releasing a new collection titled Steel Racquets.
The story of the “Steel Raquet” goes back to 1963 when Rene Lacoste developed the world’s first steel tennis racquet. This tennis racquet then went on to earn court time with tennis greats such as Jimmy Connors, Billie Jean King and many others. The racquet has played an indispensable part in 46 grand slam titles from 1966 until 1978.

Each sneaker model in this collection pays tribute to the steel racquets by mimicking design details ingrained in the raquets. This is exemplified by the use of metallic mesh, brown leather trimming, matte steel leather and shiny silver crocodile logo. Crisp white shoe laces provide a modern contrast to the sneakers’ vintage looks. These are scheduled to be released around July so look out for them at your nearest Lacoste stockist.

Lacoste Stealth Steel Collection

Lacoste Stealth Steel Collection

Lacoste Stealth Steel Collection

Lacoste Stealth Steel Collection

via: Shoes Master