Friday, November 30, 2007

IMPT EVENT: FLY to NY to see BANKSY!!!!!


BANKROBBER GALLERY, London, in collaboration with VANINA HOLASEK GALLERY, are pleased to present for the first time in New York, an exhibition of works by Banksy, on view from December 2nd through December 29th, 2007.

Event: Tokidoki Signing and Mobius K-Town



Newest Cactus Friends felines -- Bruttino and Carina -- will be released Saturday December 8th from 7 to 11 PM. Bring your friends..should be fun. Click on the picture for the addy.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Event: Beautiful Decay Release Party

Street Art: new finds from Miami, Sao Paulo, Prague, Denmark

Miami.
Artist: Daniel Aaron Fila

Sao Paulo.
Artist: Onesto

Prague.
Artist: unknown. looks like Banksy stuff tho. Stencil art

Denmark.
Artist: Dan Witz

Street Art: Urban Cancer is the title

Watch all of it.

Street Art: seriously..street.."the river grows in Holland"



Wait..did you..oo nevermind AD



punkd!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pasadena: Vinyl Toy Network Show COME!



Hey guys! The Winter Vinyl Toy Network show will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center this Sunday. Instead of visiting all the shops around LA, they will come and set up individual booths and showcase and sell designer toys. mixi-bang! will be there too, so come and show some support!

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
DECEMBER 2nd

BBC ICE CREAM Opening in NYC



What?
Pharrel's clothing line - store.
Open Noon - 7pm everyday except Weds.

Billionaire Boys Club / Ice Cream New York
456 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012

KAZUO: ART SHOW - KOJI IJIMIA

Jason Markk x NORT Premium Sneaker Solution Set



I've been seeing these things at local sneaker shops all over LA. Maybe! I should buy one and try it out..but the thing is..you have to pour the solution into a bowl and dilute the solution and dip the brush in. ehh. so many things to do..compared to those Penguin Foaming solutions. Back to the Jason Markk solution, the 8oz. bottles can clean up to 50 sneakers and so far, I've only heard of good things about this set. So go get yourself a kit and take care of that shoe. By the way, the basic Jason Markk box is cool too, it looks like a Nike sneaker box. This specific Nort collab has laser etched designs on it, but seriously, who cares.

Punisher's in the HOUSE! Skulldefeated Satin Jacket







Honestly, the UNDFTD winter collection this year has been pretty weak. They consist of boring designs, boring colors, and mediocre quality. But just as I feel what used to be my favorite brand is falling flat on its face, I see the silverlining! This satin Skull Undftd jacket definitely caught my attention. The simple yet effective design with big skull in the back with UNDFTD logo embedded really did it for this jacket. I will not comment on the quality until I see it in person, but so far it looks promising. The Skundefeated jacket will be released on Dec 1st.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Brobee in the house!




YO GABBA GABBA

I have no clue what that means, but Kid Robot released a new set of toys and clothing to go with it. Here is a sample of the character Brobee and the hoodie you have to wear when you own a Brobee toy. I mean it.

Brobee?

Brobee might look a little down, but a little good music always gets this guy going.
Brobee is a fuzzy striped 2-tone green figure and stands approximately 7-Inches tall. His mouth is rotatable, so you can choose his mood, depending of course on what tunes you have crankin'. Each Yo Gabba Gabba! character includes a decal sheet and arrives in a window display box featuring original artwork specific to themselves. Set aside some time to relax and tune in to a kid's show that adults can watch without losing their marbles.
artist: KR Loves Ygg

Hoodies are 100% terry cloth.

info: kidrobot

rappers and bags..it aint hood or is it?!




These days, rappers Kanye, Pharrel Williams, and will.i.am have been seen with bags..not grocery bags..female bags. I'd have to say that I am pretty open to new steez but bags..c'mon we can leave that for the ladies. In the pictures you can see Pharrel and his bags. hahah. I do appreciate the design and art of these bags, especially, the ultra lux Hermes Birkins that will run you from 8-15gs but rappers should not be carrying these around in the street. Beanie Sigel smashed this style on his site not too long ago, saying that where he is from.."you liable to get something happen to you". But hip-hop stylist June Ambrose responded with reasonings about how rappers and their cockiness, with some confident attitude should not be questioned about their sexuality. eh..I just want to see if this trend will be humped or dumped.

info: spin

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Muji Grand Opening in SoHo NY

What is Muji?

MUJI, the hugely popular Japanese retailer best known for its “all value/quality but no frills” products, opened its first retail location in the U.S. this month in SoHo neighborhood of New York City. The opening also marks a momentous point in the retailer’s 27 years history. At about 3,200 square feet of retail space, the SoHo store will offer over 2,000 items of MUJI products, including about 570 stationeries, 270 health & beauty products, 30 simple appliances, 330 apparels, and many more.

MUJI SoHo
455 Broadway
New York, NY 10013






info: Freshnessmag

Toypunks vol. 1


WHAT IS TOYPUNKS?

Toypunks is a documentary film series covering the converging worlds of Japanese toys, fashion and punk rock. Via location shooting around the globe, toypunks spotlights several top Japanese fashion designers, toy makers and artists illuminating the fact that most of these influential creators find deep roots in DIY, punk and outsider attitudes. Several top US artists and toy makers are included in the discussion, revealing profound parallels between their lives and those of their Japanese contemporaries.



http://www.toypunks.com/

coverage of Touma show at mixi-bang!

Touma made his third U.S. solo in three years in November at mixi-bang! in Pasadena. This year Touma brought two new exclusive Bone GID figures, Bonga Konga and Fang Wolf, an exclusive clear blue Skuttle X, his new Papitz figure, production figures, and a large selection of customs to tempt collectors. His customs included hand-painted Papitz, Skuttles, Mao Cats + masks, and hand-made Mao Cat plushes.
*Check out mixi-bang! website to find the available toys and prints for sell.
www.mixi-bang.com



Friday, November 23, 2007

Alife x Reebok 2.0 oh snaps!

Alife dropped its second series of the tennis shoe material footwear. Supposedly more colorways are going to be released. I went to the Alife store today and didn't see these shoes on the rack but definitely check their online store.


Black Friday Sale: Keep Company

Billionaire Boys Club x Ice Cream Winter 2007 sample

WAFFLE HOUSE is what I call this sample of what BBC x Ice Cream will be offering this winter. wheres the grit and fried chicken?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

brief 18hr stay in SF over the weekend







I'm glad USC WON!!! because it made leaving LA at 11pm on Friday and coming back to LA at 930am Sunday worthwhile. The rain was miserable but we dealt with it. The waves of Trojans at the tri-city bar block was quite a sight, reminding me of the row. If anyone has not experienced the weekender, then you should. You will be cold, tired, drunk, but at the same time you will have lots of fun..that is if you are a Trojan. hahha.

So why does LA not have a subway system?

*LATE ANNOUCEMENT* for this event happening today