Friday, August 31, 2012

Primitive x Vans OTW Bedford Available Tomorrow!

After months of anticipation, the Primitive x Vans OTW Bedford will be available in-store and online this Saturday, September 1, at Primitive! Our friends at the shop are throwing a party tomorrow at their Encino location in honor of their 4 year anniversary and in celebration of the collaboration's release. So Cal crowd make your way to 17060 Ventura Blvd. in Encino from 1 to 6 pm tomorrow to celebrate with the Primitive crew. If you're unable to do by the shop, you can also cop our Bedford online at Primitive's official site. Take a closer look at the Primitive x Vans OTW Bedford after the jump!
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Via SNAV: DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock at Lyricist Lounge

I recently headed over to the Lyricist Lounge show on the LES of Manhattan. It was a beautiful day outside to hear some good music.
To start the show off DJ Enuff was keeping the crowd hyped as the main acts were getting ready for the show.  Enuff got on the mic and said, “ I'm not going to play anything that you hear on the radio. I'm only playing break beats and classics.” 
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop f/ Wanz

Finding a come-up in the thrift shop isn't an easy task but Macklemore & Ryan Lewis make it look easy and make it look fly while doing so! Check out their new video for "Thrift Shop" above. Be on the lookout for the duo this fall as they perform all over the globe for THE HEIST World Tour.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Starks x Vans OTW Woessner

Starks and the Vans OTW Collection team up this fall for the Starks x Vans OTW Woessner. Starks founder Alex Dymond revamps the low top silhouette his own nautical-inspired colorway featuring washed canvas uppers, zig-zag stitch detailing, suede accents and metal eyelets finished off with his signature shoe laces. The Starks x Vans OTW Woessner hits select OTW retailers this September. Get a closer look after the jump!
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Bonneville Speedweek Photographs


Photographer Simon Davidson captures high-speed enthusiasts from all over the world on a 5-mile course in Utah’s 36,650 acre dry salt lake at the 64th annual Bonneville Speedweek. The photos look quite ethereal and maybe a little unreal thanks to the white wash of a background of Dry Salt Lake and beautiful custom cars and bikes. Check out more photos beyond the fold.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NightFall


"NightFall" is a stunning three minute long time lapse video that captures Los Angeles as it transitioned from day to night created by Colin Rich.  The video captures the daily life of LA from  many different angles showing the movement of light through the day with the use of multiple motion control techniques creating organic almost dream like flow with no small thanks to a beautiful background track "Echoes of Mine" by M83  Enjoy!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Via SNAV: Rockin' with Pete Rock


Apt. 78 is located in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and I headed out there for Pete Rock's set a few weeks ago. It was the kick off for their Summer Series which went down every week this month.
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Meshmedium MA-1 iPad Sleeves

Vinyl figure sculptor Chris Kong ventures into a new business arena, the mobile tablet business with his new Meshmedium label. Inspired by the design of the US Military's MA-1 Bomber Flight Jackets, the Meshmedium MA-1 series debuts in three colorways (Jet Black, Sage Green and Navy Blue) with high quality nylon exteriors, functional utility pockets, bright Indian Orange lining and detailed reflective 3M material interiors.
You can check out more of his new line at Meshmedium's official site.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Via SNAV: Tuff City NYC


I was walking around New York and I happened to see a Bode toy in this store so I had to go in to see if I could by it. I looked at the front of the building and realized that it was a tattoo shop, Tuff City tattoo shop. Last year I met up with Mr. Cartoon in the Bronx at another Tuff City spot.
Tuff City shops epitomize the East Coast. The live it so much that the inside of their store is designed like a New York Subway. I saw everything from subway seats, handles and they even have the doors.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lupe Fiasco - B*tch Bad (Official Video)

Yesterday Lupe Fiasco debuted his visuals for "B*tch Bad" on MTV RapFix. Mr. Fiasco takes us to school on several different issues on this. Listen up and watch above.

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Intricate Sculptures by Kris Kuksi


With his latest sculptures artist Kris Kuksi's continues to amaze with the intricacy of details and imagination. As he puts in the artist statement: "Kris Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim for the intricate sculptures that result from his unique and meticulous technique. A process that requires countless hours to assemble, collect, manipulate, cut, and re-shape thousands of individual parts, finally uniting them into an orchestral-like seamless cohesion that defines the historical rise and fall of civilization and envisions the possible future(s) of humanity." Check out more of the works beyond the fold.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Via SNAV: Lyrically I Want to Be


I have been running into a lot of the greatest MCs of our time lately. I went downtown to the Highline Ballroom to see Idle Warship. Idle Warship is collaboration between Talib Kweli and Res. This is one of my favorite groups at this time. This group has there own sound that is very different from what’s out there at this time. The crowd was pumped up when they heard the music start.
Talib took the stage and was performing some of classics.  I think Talib is one of the top 10 mc’s to ever touch a microphone. When Jay-Z says that he wish he could lyrically be Talib Kweli you know he is something special.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"B*tch Bad" Debuts on MTV's RapFix Live Tomorrow


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Lupe Fiasco is ready to unveil the visuals for his second single off Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part I. Tune into RapFix Live tomorrow at 4pm EST to catch the debut of "B*tch Bad". If you can't make the webcast, you can also catch it on MTV Jams, mtvU, MTV2 and MTV Hits after its premiere.

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Made by Monster x The Simpsons x Ron English "Bart Grin"

Chris Kong continues to push the creative boundaries of his vinyl figure label Made by Monsters with every project he undertakes. This time he's remixed American pop culture icon/cartoon character Bart Simpson, with popagandist Ron English for the latest creation from his Grin series. The limited edition Bart Grin figure is available exclusively through Kong's Garageworks Industries, limited to one figure per customer. For ordering inquiries: info@garageworksindustries.com.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Xavier Veilhan at Richard Neutra's VDL House

"Architectones", an installation by French artist Xavier Veilhan opened last week at The Neutra VDL Research House . Veilhan has created a new body of work specifically for the Modernist house Richard Neutra designed for his family and architectural practice. The installation consisting of sculptures throughout the property that reflect the decades of the last century by focusing on the personal and professional history of Neutra, his times, and Veilhan’s interaction with the house. Most of the works are done in strict black fiberglass and fit in strangely organically  in the furnishings of the house almost as they belong there. The exhibition is on view until September 19th and shouldn't be missed.


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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Balancing Elephant


Since 2008, French artist Daniel Firman has been exhibiting various versions of his installation piece named "Nasutamanus" all over the world. The sculpture depicts an elephant balancing on its trunk, sometimes suspended or even coming out from the wall or up from the floor. One quite impressive piece.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Light Photography by Janne Parviainen

Photographer Janne Parviainen has been perfecting the art of light photography with this latest batch of his works. The creation process of these photos is quite difficult, it requires exposure times that can take over 30 minutes as the light carefully moves through the room with the source “tracing” every surface and object. Check out more photos beyond the fold.
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Lupe Fiasco - "Lamborghini Angels"

Lupe Fiasco dropped his latest single off of Food & Liquor 2 last night! Check out "Lamborghini Angels" above and cop it at iTunes.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Sneaker Pimps 2012 (Los Angeles)

Our friends over at Sneaker Pimps kicked off their tenth year of sneaker touring this weekend in Los Angeles. Footwear fanatics from all over the Golden State came to the Vanguard in Hollywood to check out SP's massive collection of kicks and art. Music also played a key role in the event, with XXL's 2012 Freshmen Hopsin and Iggy Azalea closing out the night with their sets. Check out the whole night after the jump!
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Pop Culture Tattoo Flash


Illustrator Derick James created this rather amusing tattoo flash featuring pop culture icons and characters such as Batman, Spider-Man, Star Wars and yes...Pokemon done in old school style. Check out more beyond the fold.
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Monday, August 6, 2012

The Camo Pack in Motion


We had a little fun with our Alcon and Ludlow Camo pack shoes and "cinemagraphed" them. If you don't know, the cinemagraph is a still photograph in which a minor and repeated movement occurs creating the illusion that you are watching a video. Give the images a few seconds to load to see the magic. Both the Alcon and the Ludlow are available now.

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Life-Sized Wood Sculptures by Lee Stoetzel


Lee Stoetzel creates these amazing life-sized sculptures out of cypress wood. His works include such objects as Jeep, chopper, old mac computer, fixed gear bike, fast food meal and more. Each sculpture is highly detailed and very close to it's real world counterpart yet slightly stylized by the artist.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Via SNAV: Pride & Joy

I got a call and received a special invite to come down to Brooklyn to witness a video shoot being directed by the greatest hip hop video director of all time. If that wasn’t enough there were four legends that were being shot for the video.  There was a lot of big wheels in the video and there were also a lot of big wheels also outside. When you see the Maybach’s out front you know that its going to be crazy.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cop This Book: Robert Longo's "Charcoal"

Robert Longo's newest book "Charcoal" covers almost 20 years of his works showing off mastery of charcoal drawing that has made him one of America's most admired artists. Most of the works in the book originate as large scale drawings. "With every new work he reinvests the tradition of history painting with fresh relevance and impact, rendering majestic, era-defining images in a sensuous and sculptural photorealism." Check out some of the images from the book beyond the fold.
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