Sunday, December 30, 2007


Just so you guys know where to find me.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sneakers: Zoom Kobe III

Kobe's latest signature shoes. Releasing February 8th, 2008. First picks at the new House of Hoops store in Harlem, NY.

via: freshnessmag

Hip Hop News: Jay-Z not Def Jam CEO anymore

Jay-Z to Quit His Day Job as President of Def Jam
Published: December 25, 2007
The rap superstar said Monday that he would end his unusual three-year turn in the corporate suite.

Merry Christmas! & did you get this for xmas?!?

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Under the Infulence: A Tribute to STAN LEE

Stan Lee will be appearing at the opening of the event! This exhibition will be featuring a bunch of artists including Amanda Visell, Angry Woebots, Cameron Tiede, Chris Reccardi, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Luke Chueh, Travis Lampe and more. The opening reception is on January 8th from 7-11P.M. and the exhibition runs through February 1st.

Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Check it out!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sneakers: Jordan Brand x Levi's

Levi's lovers must be in awe.

Event: local - in Pasadena's Terrace

My friend Will is going to do a live art show. Come support him. Its on the 28th, thats before everyone is going to Vegas, so no excuse.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Stuff: Air Jordan XXIII Basketball

Isn't this bball tight or what?! The details and vintage look..This will be released next year when Jordan celebrates his 23rd legacy.

Event: Crash Mansion x Lunch Box x Hellz Bellz

@ Crash Mansion LA
1020 S. Grand Ave.
(Corner of Olympic)
Doors open 10PM
Invite only!!!

via: mrkimsays

Furniture: Pininfarina Luna Desk

A base made of varnished aluminum and covered with a curved tempered glass surface, the Pininfarina Luna Desk is made to match your Pininfarina designed sports car. Can you imagine this in your office? Available in black or red leather trim.

via: acquire

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A couple nice pieces from Diamond Supply Co.

Brilliant Crew

Life Crew

Woven Checker Scout Belt

Check them out at their flagship store in LA

Diamond Supply Co
507 N. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Red Croc Skin AF1

Classic Nike style with some exotic flavor. These shoes will definitely turn some heads. No words on release dates but I will keep you guys posted!

Cars: Giorgetto Gugiaro

Italian Automobile Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro designed some amazingly beautiful cars:
Lotus Esprit 1972

Maserati Merak

ArtistS Profile: Os Gemeos

Os Gêmeos are graffiti artist identical twin brothers from São Paulo, Brazil, whose real names are Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo. They started painting graffiti in 1987 and gradually became a main influence in the local scene, helping to define Brazil's own style. Their work often features yellow-skinned characters, but is otherwise diverse and ranges from tags to complicated murals. Subjects range from family portraits to commentary on São Paulo's social and political circumstances, as well as Brazilian folklore. Their graffiti style was influenced by traditional hip hop style.

New stuff by the brothers in Lithuania...

info: wiki

Art Event: Censorship Is Weak As F*ck


via: hundreds

Shop: Gourmet LA

I couldn't find much information about this brand, but from what I've read, its a new clothing brand ran by ex-members of various skating wear companies. Shoes are clean, Keep-like. Looks nice to me.

Store is located @
120 West 4th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Shop: Frank's Chop Shop

"Frank's Chop Shop, a new concept fusing a full-service traditional barbershop with a place of leisure for the hip and contemporary gentleman. Frank's Chop Shop aims to be more than a unique service and retail endeavor by creating a cultural hub and community forum for the modern man. The barbershop will feature high-end grooming services, from cuts and shape ups to straight edge razor shaves, in three old-fashioned barber chairs. Frank151 hopes to use this new space as an innovative environment for gentlemen to read the latest issues of the Frank Book, chop it up with friends and associates, pick up custom products, including excusive New Era Caps, and receive high-quality cuts"

Check out the DETAILS

And these are Frank's next exclusives

MTV YO remixed!!

Frank's Chop Shop
19 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002

info pic via: highsnob, hypebeast,frank's, nitro:licious

Friday, December 14, 2007

Art Event: Axis of Evil by PlasticGod in Santa Monica

will hold his sign and release event at the Santa Monica Museum of Art tomorrow, December 15th 5pm-8pm. He is releasing the Axis of Evil toy set, that includes Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Kim Jung Kil, Osama Bin Laden, and a "ghost Saddam". Set is running for 120 bucks.

Santa Monica Museum of Art

Bergamot Station (Building G1)
2525 Michigan Ave., A3
Santa Monica, CA 90404

via: vinylpulse

Store Opening: Crooks and Castle

Crooks and Castle Clothing Line started out in rough street wear market not too long ago. And after many successful seasons and straight fly lines, they will be opening their own store in the blocks of Melrose. To be honest, I am not sure if I want Crooks to have a store because I might see all these punk asses that didn't know the niche and are repping the gear now. Anyways, I guess people have to make their cheese. Here is a pix of some goodies that will be out on opening day tomorrow December 15th at NOON!!

Crooks & Castles Flagship Store
8021 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

via: crooks and freshnessmag

Art Event: Ad Hoc Art NYC 12/13 - 1/15

Michael De Feo is curating a show at the Ad Hoc Art Gallery in NYC, that will be featuring works from 40 renown graffiti and street artists. The difference between this show and other ones is that it will be displaying works that are unusual from the artist's known style. So if you are visiting the EN Y CE this break..hit up the gallery in Brooklyn.

via: the wooster

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Junya Watanabe x Vans SK8-HI Collab

I don't really mess with Vans shoes, but these are worth a look! COMME des GARÇONS designer Junya Watanabe works with Vans to create these sick Sk8-His. Love the classy black leather accented with white stitching. No words on the release date yet but I will keep you guys posted!

pic via hypbeast

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Nom de Guerre Spring/Summer 08 collection Preview

Nom de Guerre is an up and coming New York based fashion label that has been getting a lot of attention lately. "Founded by Holly Harnsongkram, Wil Whitney, Devon Turnbull, and Isa Saalabi. The concept of the collective is to combine basic and diverse influences from art, fashion, and various New York City subcultures to create a composite culture and product."

What I am impressed the most about their collections are the clean design accented with simple colors. For those of you that are trying to move away from street wear and looking for something more grown up, Nom de Guerre might worth a look.

pic via

Sneakers: Ubiq Preseren

Ubiq displayed this new design at a recent trade show. The "Preseren" is a hybrid between sneakers and boots, something Nike and Adidas has done before. The exterior is made of suede, with velvet on some segments. The inner lining of the boot can be roll out too. Available at Japanese & US retailers with a UBIQ account.
I would check Barneys CO-OP.

info: freshnessmag

Event: Crash Mansion x 10 Cane Rum

Saturday - December 15, 2007
10:00 PM to 2:00 AM
1024 South Grand Ave
Downtown LA
(next to J Lounge)

Vinyls: Michael Lau's Annual Exhibit in HK

Michael Lau is one of the most celebrated toy designers in Hong Kong who has captured the attention of artists, designers, musicians, toy manufacturers and street culture internationally. His productions are always exclusive and sought after. Every year he creates an exhibit at his gallery, CSBOOTH 14 GARDENER STILL, to showcase his old and present works. This year, he released a set of toys at the show, and also sold 3 paintings that were $25k each. Do you have the change?

for all of you who might be in HK this break:
Michael Gallery (8, 9 DECEMBER 2007)
Address: 11/F., Lok's Industrial Building, 204 Tsat Tsz Mui Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2811 3111

something you might recognize:

info & pic: vinylpulse & hypebeast