Sunday, December 17, 2006

S2CW)tapsHRJKTN
aka Japanese brands can't afford vowels

Stussy Chapters in Japan really have it made. 'Taps drops the bones artwork for Harajuku's 10th anni to great effect: "X" = ten, geddit?


A little too plain, but still a nice touch for an in-store exclusive: "HRJK TEN"
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Michael Lau's 3300

Lots been said about this project lately. Initially it was coz of Lau's involvement with Nike HK's insanely hot Flagship project. Sneaker collectors, speculators, bystanders are exposed to the creativity and uber-coolness of Lau's vinyl work.
The premise of the 3300 seems pretty cool, i liken it to the popular series 4400, where this unique group of people who disappeared at various points of history suddenly re-appear with special powers.
It brings forth the birth of unique characters, storylines and even tie-ins for both the vinyl world, and given Lau's penchant for anything hip an hot, the real world. Lau takes it to the max and brings out the most familiar alien in urban culture-land: the pointman created by Futura, circa Unkle times, with an accompanying JLavelle figure. The pair was immortalised much earlier by Medicom and Nigo's BapePlay to devastating effect [on wallets, not galactic destruction], and it's a lark to see them get the Lau touch. [NB: i haven't used 'its a lark' in prolly 15years]

And here in lies the current whisperings that may split the fans and afficionado's alike. Michael Lau's vinyl work, from the times of his 12" creation to gardenergala, crazysmiles, crazy children etc, has always sought to blur the lines between street culture and fantasy. He's one of the pioneers that help create this phenomenon of hype and urban culture. While Mr Lenny may say that he has not approved of his likeness or characters being used by Lau (prolly coz he won;t get a cut), i don't see His Airness and his lawyers complaining about Lau's 12" "Jordon" figure, or Ronald McDonald's battery of legal eagles pursuing about the Meter Chen figure [mind you, that one had the all-familiar "MC" logo, for which McD's frequently sues to shut down lookalike restaurants in India and China].
My advice to Mr Lenny [if i may, of course, i totally respect and admire him] is to just chill, treat it as a caricature and take pleasure in knowing that he has been imortalized by a fellow living legend. Live and let live, eh?
That said, i need that 3300 set, someone help a brotha out
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AF25
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You've seen the limited edition AF1's next year. Here's more, featuring laser artwork for Vince Carter, LeBron [2pairs], Tony Parker and best of the lot 'Sheed Wallace.
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stuntwood

Lovely art by Emil Kozak
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Scarlett's bags

Scarlett and her amazing cleavage peddles LV's bags...lovely shoot

*slurp*
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RIF LA

Saw the news about new boutique RIF in LA. Could this shop be from the same NT veteran Saam?
[back in the days, just before the SB explosion - - yeah, those prehistoric times]
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randomz
Back2Future timeline
Marty Mcfly was the subject of envy by sneaker heads and then-teens back in the day. Turns out there are much much bigger fans out there

smile


bursting bubble

My man S78 loves bubbles, so check out J-Lo "string bursting" feat [u gotta scrutinize the pic to notice - i admit i'm a geek/perv]

Jamie Gunns

Another reason local mags suck

Kelly Carlson

The major major reason i watch nip/tuck

Nip/Tuck season 4 finale
And if you caught the finale recently, you would've seen this excellent montage of the show's characters lip synching [in a good way] to the song "brighter discontent". The song is so relevant to the characters' development throughout the seasons, its amazing:


Thought i'd share it with you:
Brighter Discontent - The Submarines

It's been on repeat rotation on my pc lately, somehow speaks to me thru the lonely times...

Got a brand new roof above my head
All the empty boxes thrown away
I rearranged the place
A hundred times today
But the ordering of objects
Couldn't hide what's missing

All these things should make me happy
Make me happy to be home again
All these things should make me happy
Make me happy to be alone again

Got myself a bottle of red wine
Got a night of nothing else to do
I think I might know
What I really want
But is a brighter discontent
The best that I could hope to find?

Got a big black television set
Now I can watch just what I want
But I'm here staring up
At pictures on the wall
And where are you,
You're still stuck inside them all

All these things should make me happy
Make me happy to be home again
All these things should make me happy
Make me happy to be alone again

But love is not these belongings
That surround me
Though there's meaning
In the memories they hold
A breaking heart in an empty apartment
Was the loudest sound I never heard

Got a desk I'll write myself a note
Pretending that it came from you
On hotel stationary
From the time we first met
Whatever I can do cause
I won't throw my hands up yet

All these things should make me happy
Make me happy to be home again
All these things should make me happy
Make me happy to be alone again

But love is not these belongings
That surround you
Though there's meaning
In the memories they hold
A breaking heart in an empty apartment
Was the loudest sound I never heard

Well I'll be fine if
I dont look around me now
Too much for what's gone
If only I can wait here just a little while
And let time pass in my room

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Love & Peace

With just a week to go, check out this lovely greeting from one point oh

Laters y'all

1 comment:

78 said...

thanks for thinking of me homie.
hahahha

but even that bubble doesn't get my vote!

however that jamie gunnnnnnns wow n' Kelly's bubble is bubbliscious yo!

ha.

And don't you think they could have done more with the LV ads?? But hey any scarlett is good scarlett right?

fuck the 25th AF1 clown shoes. ha. And stuntwood... c'mon homie... get it straight ride krooked!!