headphone Headz, Unkle, Wu-Tang Clan
thoughts Hiroshi, Shinsuke, Tomoaki, Nobuhiko, Hikaru
I want to get into Sake… Know the who, why and how.
The Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show is always a good time, I wish it was a bit bigger, with more bikes and more vendors.
sound Faze Action, Dirty Beatniks
detection 45 rpm, Sake shops, Randoseru
Miyakawa is a tiny restaurant in Aoyama, Tokyo. It specialize in Kansai-style tempura, which use sunflower oil instead of the sesame.
location Los Angeles
sound Suicidal Tendencies, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
detection Beach, Hinano, On the Waterfront
Wacko is an art and culture store promoting Low brow and pop surrealism. They always have amazing exhibition that blow my mind. Every time I visited L.A. I make sure to stop by. They also have a great selection of counterculture books, toys, gifts and a bunch of other stuff to waist money on.
MadeHere PDX is a shop proudly dedicated to Portland-based makers, artists and designers.
I enjoyed my stay at Ace Hotel Portland, I do appreciate the history of the company, the concept and its branding. Yet a feeling was missing. Was it the “escape” feeling? The "I’m not at home right now”… Which is what Ace is providing, a local homy feeling, having a coffee in their lobby, meeting locals and what not. Their bar deliver great cocktails, which makes superfine night caps.
I love the art and craftsmanship of Brad "Tiki Shark” Parker
Residency is multicultural gallery and art space that opened in Inglewood in Los Angeles. The mastermind behind this new cultural machine is none less than my dear friend Rick Garzon. I’m super stocked about this new adventure.
I believe I discovered Dice Magazine in 2006… Something like that. Back then, it was a smaller size. Over the years the size got bigger and the covers got better and better. Their store, TriCo in Los Feliz, Los Angeles housed Dice Magazine, The Great Frog, and not sure who’s the third one?…Eat Dust or Joe King. It doesn’t matter, great shop and Wil Thomas III is a very welcoming dude, passionate… I love that. I copped the Cycle Zombies, Neighborhood and Mark Henning cover.
The D47 Museum is a Japanese crafts and food shop by D&Department, a network of stores and exhibition spaces all over Japan. They also produce an excellent magazine series covering Japanese cities, which i highly recommend.
web D47 Museum
Kabuki is one of Japan’s traditional performing arts and was proclaimed Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. This t-shirt is a collaboration between UNIQLO and Shochiku, the principal Kabuki production company and Ichakawa Ennosuke IV, one of Kabuki’s most popular stars.
Down The Stairs is a café and grocery store concept by Japanese label, Art & Science. It is literally located downstairs from their retail establishment. The original idea was to create an exclusive eatery for the staff but quickly morph into a kitchen open to the public, serving simple Japanese meals, coffee and wine. It also provide a selection of kitchenware, food products and accessories aligned with the brand’s aesthetic and vision.
web Art & Science
The cassette game is well and alive in Tokyo. Look at that "Public Enemy’s Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black"
My love for magazines; graphic design, journalism, photography, themes, discovery, opinion, education, etc. keep me in loyal relationship with Monocle. With 10 issues plus two special editions published a year, an ongoing series of travel guide and books on quality of life, podcasts and films, the Monocle brand is nothing less than editorial excellence in my opinion. It's always well designed, clever and over filled with intelligent information. Additionally, they're also offering a line of high quality products produced in collaboration with distinctive and world renowned brands, which can be found at one of their expanding retail network in New York, London, Toronto, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. Plus cafés in Tokyo and London.
The Hill Climber is a bronze sculpture by American artist Jeff Decker. It is located in front of the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. 16 feet tall, 5,000 pound, It was a gift from the family of Willie G. Davidson, the grandson of one of the company founders.
web Jeff Decker