Priest Mongaku, Bronze, 1908. By Ogiwara Morie, a pioneer of the modern western-style sculpture in Japan
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.
headphone Headz, Unkle, Wu-Tang Clan
thoughts Hiroshi, Shinsuke, Tomoaki, Nobuhiko, Hikaru
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.
Urban sculpture by Phil in Chelsea
The best part of the New York City Transit Authority is definitely not its precision and cleanliness, but its constant supply of great music. Is that why they keep on raising the damn price, to keep the line up fresh!? Yeah right…
Denim Days New York is a festival celebrating all-things indigo. It was founded by House of Denim, HTNK, Modefabriek and Kingpins. It’s a great way to spend the day with your obsession. The venue is filled with inspiring, knowledgeable and passionate denim enthusiasts. I look forward for the second edition in 2018 and hope they’ll revisit their DJ selection, because let’s be honest, as much as I loved the event, the soundtrack was awful. You can’t merge the best fabric in the world with the shittiest music!
The Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show is always a good time, I wish it was a bit bigger, with more bikes and more vendors.
Apparently the Bed-Stuy landmark, “King of NY” mural will go down. The Biggie tribute was created by art collective Spread Art NYC on the corner of Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street.
Conceptual art installation by unknown artist in Chicago.
location Los Angeles
sound Cypress Hill, The Doors
detection Art, Wurstküche, Angel City Brewery
Untitled, Pen on fabric