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If there's a better way of telling Dikembe Mutombo's life story than through an animated version of the hoops star, we can't think of it. To mark the re-release of Mutombo's signature adidas basketball sneaker, illustrator Nathan McKee and animator Jamal Qutub created a web series called "The House of Mutombo" following the eponymous protagonist from his early days in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to his finger-waving notoriety in the NBA. Mutombo narrates the series. The clips are only about a minute each, but myth making doesn't take much longer than that with original lettering, charmingly 2D animation, and an inexplicable hawk that pops up in episode two.

Check out the first three episodes and some images from the series below.















By eliminating the frame which pop tents require, "Walking Shelter" from design collective Sibling is quite portable. So portable, in fact, that it fits around a pair of sneakers. When the wearer requires some protection from the elements, the tent is removed from the elastic netting around the heel of the sneakers, pulled over the head and shoulders, and zippered in the front to protect from rain, snow, or sun. Sitting on the ground completes the pop tent effect by using the human form as a support system. 












It's a great week to be a New Order fan. Commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the band's landmark album Power, Corruption & Lies, a new collaboration between Supreme and Vans will bring the iconic floral cover to a limited edition line of sneakers. We doubt Factory Records designer Peter Saville imagined his cover would end up on surf/skate culture-inspired footwear, but the joining of two '80s essentials works in this case. You can pick up a pair of the soon-to-be-rare kicks in shops in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Supreme's online store.