Historians clearly dismissed the existence of The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. However, British journalist Peter Haining claim his convictions in his book “Sweeney Todd: The Real Story of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. What can be proven with ease is; Sweeney Todd is a multi awards musical thriller with numerous stage productions and cinematic adaptations. And a retro looking barber shop in Los Angeles.
Often when I see a van, I can’t help but wonder; is this thing hiding something? The FBI spying on the building across the street? surfers, hippies, drunk musicians? Serial killers, dead bodies!?? Questions gets in heavy rotation. What could be happening inside of it, right at this particular moment. Are there people having sex? Doing drugs? Just sleeping? Empty, jam packed with a bunch of junk or extremely valuable items? Are they looking at me looking at them? Or there’s just completely nothing going on inside and I should go on with my day?
Montecito Heights, Los Angeles, CA. I juts found out that Jackson Pollock lived here… it doesn’t make the neighborhood better or worse, it just make me imagine what he saw when he was taking a break from painting.
From a marketing point of view, Deus Ex Machina did a good job at packaging the custom bike and surf culture. Its consistent and attractive branding made it accessible to the mass. Did that bring a few douchebags and phonies in the mix, it surely did. It always does with this type of things. I doubt their flagship stores are the destinations of choice for bikers and surfers, nor that I think it was the intention of the company. Which would explain clearly the annoyance of life long riders, that’s understandable. I simply appreciate it for what it has offer; cool looking customs bike, nice art and decent coffee.
The best pizza I’ve ever had was in Tokyo. Period. The owner spent several years in Napoli, learning the art of Pizza making from a renown master pizzaiolo. He then came back to Tokyo to share his passion and perfect the craft.
headphone Headz, Unkle, Wu-Tang Clan
thoughts Hiroshi, Shinsuke, Tomoaki, Nobuhiko, Hikaru
You’ve heard of the smallest escalator in the world right? 3 steps, something like that. Well, that’s not it.
I want to get into Sake… Know the who, why and how.
From very subtle flavor to very pronounced taste, Japanese drinks and snacks deliver the excitement.
Shinjuku’s Golden Gai, it’s nearly 200 bars as tiny as a small bedroom, squeezed in narrow alleyways. And it’s a stimulating experience to walk in this old-time Tokyo and imagine past stories.
Robots, futuristic warriors, monsters, clowns and lasers… Need I say more?
thoughts Contrasted, alive and excitiing
headphone James Blake, Madvillain
thoughts Anxiety free
One of the several flagship stores from Japanese brand Hysteric glamour, created by artist Nobuhiko Kitamura.
Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it is the centerpiece of the World Trade Center transportation hub. With a price tag of $4 billion in taxpayer money, you can’t help but wonder if that money could have been used for something else. But the job is done and paid for, you might as well embrace the futuristic feeling you get once you’re inside the building and hope you’ll bumped into Anakin Skywalker trying to catch the train.
Items: Is Fashion Modern? at the MoMA is the first fashion show since 1944. Instead of showcasing the most elitist pieces from world renowned fashion houses, it list what most of us would most likely wear on a daily basis. And that’s where my personal interests lean toward; article of clothing that made an impact on a community or another and became icons of our society.