Tagged: graffiti

A KAWS To Move?

The Lakers won last night, L.A. All Day, “To live and die in L.A.” like 2Pac said, and all that good stuff; but there are just some things that really make me wish I lived New York.  This is one of them…


This 3-Car S Train wrapped with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade campaign by graffiti artist KAWS travels exclusively between Grand Central and Times Square.  Wouldn’t riding this train make your trip to work just a little bit brighter?  Sadly the use of public transit is as rare as walking in L.A.; so yeah, I feel like moving to NYC right about now.

Check 12ozprophet.com for a great post discussing how far we have come from the days of erasing graffiti from subways.



Being limited edition applies to so much more than material things.

This weekend I attended an event hosted by Behind the Hustle at the Nike Montalban in Los Angeles. If you don’t know,

Behind The Hustle™ is a career development project designed by Creative Contraband to help young adults find work in unique industries. Our goal is to bring influencers and executives in these fields to young adults beginning their careers in order to teach, inspire, and hire.

They are basically encouraging and guiding young individuals on how to create their own paths to fulfill their dreams and make a living off of it too!  There is nothing more limited than creating your own life experiences (including wins AND failures) to help you attain your goals. I must admit I currently have chosen the path frequently traveled, but  I honestly haven’t felt this inspired in a long time and I probably just needed something like this to kick me in the ass.

the panel consisting of Jacques Slade, Jason Markk, & Fran Marchello

Fran’s collection of super limited SB Nikes

$50,000 worth of kicks!

Please check Behind the Hustle for yourself!


Speaking of young individuals doing what they love and making it, I also had the privilege of attending photographer Ja Tecson‘s first show that same night at Kicks Sole Provider in Brentwood.  Some of my shoddy photos of his photos:

featuring graf artist Gypsyone

limited edition skate decks by Ja Tecson & Norm Will Rise


And if you weren’t inspired enough already… check these Top 10 Inspiring Jay-Z Quotes 

get it! (maybe i’m just telling this to myself)

an eye on louis v

just when you started to think your speedy was played, marc jacobs once again decides to step up his l.v. game and join forces with famous street/graf artist RETNA.  though just rumors as of now, a mural by RETNA on the Miami Design District Louis Vuitton storefront are keeping my hopes high.

it may just look like lines but really spells out “louis vuitton”!

if this collab truly happens and it’s anything like the stephen sprouse collection, i will definitely be on it. crossing fingers!!!

p.s. just realized i linked that sprouse l.v. on malleries and kinda really wanna buy it now! ahhhh!

via: freshnessmag