Monday, November 30, 2009



The waterfall house is the perfect holiday home if you happen to swing past Buenos Aires in Argentina on the regular. After a night out at a soccer game this is a great destination for the after party where you can sip on some red wine and eat a famous local steak by the waterfall. A Spaders paradise.


Sunday, November 29, 2009


Dominic Di Francesco (pictured above with Black Eyed Peas member is the Editor and founder of Australia's Rhyme & Reason magazine which consistently delivers interviews with the biggest acts from around the world. To stay in the loop with everything going on in the urban scene get onto the Rhyme & Reason website (link below). Here is Dom's top 5 moments in 09.

1. The Kanye West / Taylor Swift Incident:
Long story short; obnoxious rapper storms the stage and humiliates country/pop princess. Perhaps we could've forgiven Kanye were he contesting the oversight of Beyonce for the Most Awkward Dancer Award - but that wasn't the case. Even so, Kanye didn't deserve the cruel retribution dealt by Jay Leno the following evening, with Leno asking Kanye on live television; "What would your mother think?" Perhaps she would think that her son had been taking lessons from Leno on how to be an insensitive a**hole!

2. The Chris Brown / Rihanna Incident:
No other piece of news generated as much conversation in the music world as the Grammy weekend altercation between R&B's then golden couple - Chris Brown & Rihanna. Having spent time with both artists, it came as a shock to find them embroiled in such a nasty and unfortunate incident. But every cloud has a silver lining. Rihanna is now exploiting the altercation to sell her new album, and Chris is... well, Chris is being exploited by Rihanna to sell her new album. And rightly so.

3. Retail Release of Drake's 'So Far Gone' Mixtape:
September saw this Canadian sensation out-sell his peers with the retail release of his free [year-old] mixtape, So Far Gone. To provide some perspective, Drake is currently charting higher than both Whitney and Mariah, having released So Far Gone within two weeks of both divas' albums. Oh yeah, and Universal forked over a $2million advance for the kid! Making this story all the more spectacular is the fact that Drake played "Wheelchair Jimmy" in Canadian teen soap Degrassi High - which should have seen him promptly laughed-out of Hip-Hop altogether. Alas, he remains our next in line.

4. Rihanna / Cassie Nude Pics Leak:
2009 saw nude photos leak of both Rihanna and Cassie, each baring their chesticles [and much more] for the whole world to see. Like Rihanna's new album, the photos were definitely Rated R. But what bugged me out about this "scandal" is the fact that it wasn't a scandal at all. With zero public outrage, mainstream media seemed to breeze over both stories. I'm positive this would've been deemed controversial a decade ago, complete with media circus and backlash from family groups. After all, Rihanna and Cassie are role models. These non-scandals demonstrated just how our culture is changing.

5. Death Row Records Purchased by Canadian Company:
Canadian company WIDEawake Entertainment purchased Death Row Records out of bankruptcy in February for $18million. Death Row's former CEO was Suge Knight; the over-sized African American ex-footballer from LA with a criminal past [and present] whose idea of negotiating involved dangling rappers over hotel balconies. Death Row's new CEO is Lara Lavi; a stocky, Caucasian soccer-mom and folk singer from Canada whose idea of negotiating involves threatening to revoke television privileges. The Death Row saga continues...


Friday, November 27, 2009


I hope your ready for a big finish to 2009 as we put up our new website ( in the coming days and launch our summer range the start of December. To get the ball rolling, here is the BRAND NEW summer theme song from Spader "Be Sure" which was recorded in Detroit by The Regiment. Feel free to pass the song onto as many people as you like. Thanks so much for all the support so far in 2009 :-)

Thursday, November 26, 2009


New York's DJ Clark Kent is your man when it comes to Nike sneakers, finding the hottest artist in hip hop (Jay-Z), rocking a party or talking fashion. The legend stopped past the Spader office to tell the world his 5 biggest moments in 09.


1. (Tie) My Mom turned 65 & My Daughter turned 16.

2. Barak Hussein Obama is sworn in as President.

3. President Barak Hussein Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize

4. We lost the Greatest Entertainer, THERE WILL EVER BE, Michael Joseph Jackson.

5. The New York Yankees win their 27th World Series.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Photo by: Toby Caughron

Professional skateboarder Antwuan Dixon for Urban Ink Magazine, 2009. (Click on image to enlarge photo).


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The latest edition to the custom cafe racer emporium DEUS is this sexy beast. Creating the best of both worlds, Deus have combined the Harley Davidson Nightster engine (1200cc) onto a signature Deus cafe racer frame. This would have to be the ultimate Spader moto.

All the bikes are custom made, just like this one. Meaning they're all one-offs. Very unique and if looks could kill... we'd all be dead.

Check out their other beautiful machines at


If your interested in contemporary culture be it- streetwear, kicks, photography, art, design, graffiti, tattoos, toys, video games, film, cars, skateboarding, bmx and of course music. Then you should be down with Acclaim Magazine! Andrew Montell, the founder and editor of Acclaim took some time out from his busy schedule to share his top 5 moments in 09 with the Spader world.


5. ACCLAIM issue 17: We were lucky enough to collaborate with Jeremyville for the cover of this issue. In my mind this issue marks a point where we really hit our groove, so to speak. The layout, content and especially the fusion of art and photography on the cover were all on point and helped to significantly lift the profile of ACCLAIM both locally and internationally.

4. Moving into the new ACCLAIM HQ: We were in workplace limbo for several months after moving out of our previous office. I worked from home for a while so it was great to move into such a dope office complete with balcony and BBQ!

3. A Decade In The Game: November 2009 marked 10 years of independent magazine publishing for me, from my first photocopied issue of Out4Fame to the current 18th issue of ACCLAIM.

2. Obama becoming president: While the biggest beneficiaries of this ‘change’ are citizens of the US, I think Obama’s world view will benefit all of us and hopefully bring an increase of peace.

1. The end of the Victorian Bushfires: My parents were surrounded by fire at one point and I lost contact with them. Seeing them alive and well a few days later was an emotional time that reminded me of what is really important in life.



This week on Spader Cribs we venture over to Chile with Infiniski who designs and builds eco-friendly houses and buildings based on the use of recycled, reused and non polluting materials and the integration of alternative and renewable energy. The Infiniski projects are designed by James & Mau who offers innovative and contemporary designs based on bioclimatic and modular architecture. Infiniski is not only green, it is cheaper and faster … it tries to think the values of architecture and construction differently; a contribution to the needs of our changing environment. What do you think Spaders?? Will you be moving in next week?


Monday, November 23, 2009


We continue on with the Spader families TOP 5 moments in 2009, Belinda (Editor) from Australia's leading fashion magazine "Attitude" and hip hop website "Crumpet" dropped past to let us know what effected her life in 2009.

TOP 5 RANDOM [very random!] MOMENTS:

1. Roc Raida (RIP) passing – He was my fave DJ.
2. Eminem releasing "Relapse"
3. Losing Attitude magazine...only to bring it back to life a couple of months ago!
4. MJ passing – crazy...Then seeing him on the big screen for "This is it".
5. The september issue [Vogue’s best issue] making it to the big screen.


Sunday, November 22, 2009


If you followed our photo shoot on twitter yesterday you will be aware we headed down the coast to get some snaps. It was a very successful day as we got some amazing photos & had a blast hanging out on the beach. Our new website and theme song launch this week!! Get excited!!!!


Saturday, November 21, 2009


Follow the Spader team on twitter as we head down to the central coast for a photo shoot. We will be bringing you regular updates via our twitter page with behind the scene photos, video and info on what's happening. So what you waiting for??? Start following us and tweeting!!


Friday, November 20, 2009


From now until the end of the year we will feature the Spaders (DJ's, models, athletes, celebrities, stylists, artists, editors etc) who have worked with us in some way over the last 12 months to give us there top 5 tracks or moments in 2009. To get the ball rolling we asked New Zealand's number one DJ, P-Money to get the ball rolling.

P-MONEY TOP 5 OF 2009:

1. Major Lazer - Pon De Floor
2. Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
3. La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream Remix)
4. Jay-Z - Empire State Of Mind
5. Duck Sauce - Anyway


Thursday, November 19, 2009


Last week was a special moment for Michael Jordan, Dwayne Wade and sneaker freaks with the Air Jordan shoe turning 25!! Can you believe the Jordan brand has been around for that long! Crazy isn't it! The reason for Dwayne Wade being photographed with MJ is another special moment for the Air Jordan brand, In the 25 years Jordan has been in the shoe game, no one besides him has ever been given the Air Jordan shoe to wear. Other athletes, such as Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, have gotten other Jordan/Jumpman sneaks, but not the centerpiece of the brand. Not the Air Jordan. This has to be one of the highlights of Dwayne Wades career.

The Spader team is loving the 25th Air Jordan kicks. Some of the designs in the past have been hit or miss but the 25 is looking right on the money from this image above. We can't wait to try on a pair and get a close look at the shoe. How do you Spaders feel about the new Air Jordan???



Canberra's number 1 promoters - Friction and Lexington Music put on the biggest parties the nation's capital has ever seen and Foreshore 2009 is looking like the best event yet! If you haven't got a ticket there is only 10 days left so hurry up! Get onto the Lexington Music website for info.

Here is the line up for 2009 Foreshore:

Deadmau5 (Canada)
Axwell (Swedish House Mafia)
Crookers (Italy)
The Bloody Beetroots (Italy)
Stanton Warriors (UK)
Miss Kitten & The Hacker (France)
John Dahlback (Sweden)
Zombie Nation
The Only
Chris Fraser (Syd)
Sam Scratch (Syd)
Marky Mark & King Lee (Syd)
Club Junque (Syd)
Derty Rich (Syd)
A Tonez (Syd)
Ashley Feraude
DJ Just 1
DJ Peekz
DJ Kiz
Luke Ellis
Shane Burgess
Shifty Business
Sean Kelly
Tim Galvin


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


It was DJ Skee's birthday and he celebrated in style by interviewing the beautiful Jennifer Lopez. She discusses her up and coming album and why she named the album Love ?.


Monday, November 16, 2009


For all of those Spaders in there mid 20's and 30's you will have fond memories of the WALKMAN. This little bad boy was the hottest accessory to have in high school back in the 80's & 90's. At Spader we are predicting this to be a hot fashion item in the near future, what do you think? Can the cassette tape make a come back??

Sunday, November 15, 2009


For those who came to our Canberra Globalize launch in June you will remember Canberra beat boxer Kodak who made a special performance that night. On Friday, Kodak made his way down to Melbourne to see his hero perform, this is the world's greatest beat boxer of all time - Rahzel. Somehow Kodak got on stage with Razhel and performed with him. If you don't believe us then check the footage below. Spader would like to say a big congratulations to Kodak for making one of his dreams come true!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Sick of the office you work in? In need of inspiration when you have that deadline creeping up at work? Or just want to get in touch with nature? Then Spader has found the answer for you!
Bark Design Architects, a small Australian practice, have designed a studio for themselves that showcases their philosophy of design and provides a great space to work. The “workhouse”, an elevated steel, glass and plywood studio, “explores the notion of a mixed work / house typology.” The architects intended for the project to expresses lightness in its modular structural form, transparency, texture, and a seamless indoor to outdoor connection.

The architects carefully placed the building between two mature Brown Bloodwood eucalypt trees as a way to emphasize the relationship between the built and the natural. Perched atop four steel footings, the elevated building not only visually translates into a light “floating” project but also minimizes any disturbance to the natural ground line and the trees’ root systems.

The building can accommodate a design team of five to six people, a house for two people and a comfortable combination of both at times.


Thursday, November 12, 2009


Book stores are the best places to find artists and that's how we came across US graffiti artist Mac. This below piece is one Mac worked on in Miami with another artist called Renta who did the background text. You really need to click on the photos to enlarge them to appreciate just how big this mural is. Make sure you check Mac's blog (link below) he has some AMAZING work on there.