Saturday, December 27, 2008
Ringing in the Holidays, KAWS introduces some new additions to his latest offerings from label OriginalFake. Part of the new releases is a set of dissected Companion pillows in three different colorways. The pieces will be available at select OriginalFake stockists including the OF flagship store and Cruisin.
Jeff Soto opened up his inaugural museum exhibition the other night, entitled Turning in Circles. The show featured some of the Southern California product’s latest pop surrealism artwork. With a year in the making, every piece reflected Soto’s massive effort and labour of love for the genre into an impressive array of imagination and talent. Turning in Circles will remain open until February 21st, 2009 in Jeff’s hometown of Riverside.
Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
UK sneaker customizer Nash cooks up another pair of Nike’s with his unique custom style. Rather than painting swooshes and adding materials, Nash dives into the seams of each sneaker reconstructing various panels almost completely transforming the sneaker into a hybrid of sorts. His latest pair features an Air Max BW with a moccasin stitched toebox, custom tongue and even lace grommets.
Got me some of these babies on the way heres some info...
Nike has just released a new colorway to add to their Air Max 1 SP collection, which were previously thought of hitting select retailers in early 2009. These Air Max 1 Premiums will have Nike’s trademark safari print and light grey, black and white color schemes with a black leather collar.
Showing his creativity on a medium beyond his usual sneaker customs, Methamphibian has recently showcased a series of five new 12 inch custom figures. The figures much like Methamphibian’s footwear customs are full of details from intricate accessories to custom apparel.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
It's about time they made a film about this martial arts legend "ip man" this is the man who brought wing chun to new levels by braking tradition and starting a school and teaching groups of people instead of only being able to teach one student.He is the sifu (master) of bruce lee which is saying alot in its self....
In the 1930s, Foshan thrives as the hub of Chinese wushu, with various sects actively recruiting disciples. They often compete against each other to prove their strengths.
While Yip Man is an accomplished martial artist, he is unassuming and keeps a low-profile, and doesn't run any martial arts school nor accept students. He only stays at home, quietly sparring with his compatriots in friendly competitions, swapping pointers with each other.
One day, Yip Man (Donnie Yen) is challenged by Master Liao (Chen Zhi Hui), who just set up a wushu school, in a closed match. Yip Man's buddy Martial Zealot Lin (Xing Yu), who witnessed the entire fight, tells everyone about Master Liu losing. Seeing it as a public humiliation, Master Liao gets into disputes with Yip Man.
Henchmen of Jin Shan Zhao (Fan Siu Wong) are going around challenging various wushu schools in Foshan. In one fight, Martial Zealot Lin is mortally wounded. Yip Man comes to his rescue, only to be stopped by Jin Shan Zhao. Everyone gathers around to watch the match whereby Ip Man dispenses the latter with ease using four Wing Chun Forms: fist, footwork, blade and cudgel.
Ip Man becomes an instant hero and there develops a craze for Wing Chun in Foshan.
Following Japanese invasion in 1937, everyone's life is adversely affected. Yip Man's property is confiscated and his family is forced to live in a decrepit house. Being one with strong pride, Ip Man refuses charity from his wealthy friend Zhou Qing Quan (Simon Yam), owner of a cotton mill, opting instead to work as a coolie at a coal mine to sustain his family.
One day, General Miura (Hiroyuki Ikeuchi), together with his troops, arrives. As a fanatical practitioner in martial arts himself, he sets up an arena, offering rice as a reward. However, to another high-ranking Japanese officer Sato's (Shibuya Tenma) mind, they cannot afford to lose, they must preserve Japanese superiority and dignity.
Eagerly taking up the challenge, Martial Zealot Lin makes use of the opportunity to demean the Japanese...
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Curating his second exhibition at The Showroom in NYC, Bronx graf legend COPE2 presents “Top Of The Line” opening up this Thursday December the 4th. The group show definitely lives up to its title featuring the works of Futura, Sharp, Shepard Fairey, Fafi, Siloette, Revok, Can2, and Ron English. “Top Of The Line” is scheduled to be open until December 9th, 2008. Be sure to check it out if your in town!
The Showroom NYC
117 2nd Avenue (& 7th Street)
New York, NY 10003
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Found this one on hypebeast..
Putting a new twist on the Star Wars theme, award-winning French photographer Cedric Delsaux displays the many popular Star Wars characters in urban settings and areas. While the characters may look real, they are actually model toys superimposed on to the shots of Parisian architecture to create the illusion of realism.
Here is a link to more photos have a gander..