A huge event on the Los Angeles Vintage calendar is Inspiration where the cream-of-the-crop world’s best vintage and heritage rag businesses gather for a stunning show in Southern California. Our buddy Eric Kvatek went to explore the treasures on display and on the floor at this massive annual event. You’ll see friends and new faces from all over the states as well as those who had hopped over from Japan like The Real McCoys, Clutch Magazine, J’Antiques, and local heroes like Hellers Cafe, Indian Motorcycles, Lewis Leathers, along with many newcomers who are imparting their own flavour on the show floor.
Dining with the cast of Bad Opera, the latest published work by Kapital and Eric Kvatek, one late July in Budapest.
Kenji Wong’s work breathes life in Hong Kong’s unique culture through his various creative projects and intricately designed apparel and today we’ll be picking at Kenji’s brain for a little peek at what makes him tick.
Come on a wild ride with Eric and Kiro through their favourite digs, eats, party times, and treats of the big apple.
It’s Sunday night and stalls from Tong Chong Street Market in Hong Kong are winding down and packing their bags. As the lights dim and the carts roll out, Anne is lucky enough to geek out with Janice Leung Hayes about the tastiest tomato salads possible, juggling full-time work and writing, and how we can all spread a bit of goodness every day.
What’s more exciting than seeing something in bloom is to watch it blossom. Buoy has just released her second EP, one that is rich with her own unique touch, her creative fingerprint if you like, and we are now experiencing the wonderments of an artist who has stretched her legs and is ready to rumble.
Following the release of his latest mix on Highsnobiety sounds, producer Onra shares his special insight into the late 80’s fusion genre, ’New Jack Swing’, a Hip Hop and dance-pop lovechild that went wild in the New York club scene. Listen, read, dance here
Get to know Nigel Cabourn Woman designer Emilie Casiez, the newest addition to the family and an unbreakable Parisian who has her eyes wide open to the wonders of our sensory Universe, past and present.
Meet Isaac Nichols, a friendly guy with a penchant for disruption and making things that describe beauty and the strange sensations that we humans experience in life. Eric Kvatek explores his radically feminist, neo-hippy Brooklyn based ceramics studio that turns out hundreds of delightful ceramic breasts, faces, (and more recently) men’s junk as a wild idea called Group Partner.
On the yearly vintage run to LA, Kapital designer Kiro Hirata starts the hunt for inspiration for his ever wild mens and women’s collections. He joins his buddy Eric Kvatek who has been shooting Kapital’s cult catalogue for over 2 decades to scour, drink, ride, roll, and side-step their way through the bountiful world of American vintage. ’Take it from here Eric
Anne Berry took the chance to meet up with James Ling of ’The Ale Project’ and ’Second Draft’ in Hong Kong to find how he manages to keep his business sleeves rolled up, while getting elbow-deep into the malts and hops of beer-geekery with curious customers.
Our friend Nigel Cabourn’s favourite summer hang out in Japan is only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from Tokyo, where the echo of cicada calls in the city are swept away with the fresh sea air on the coast. We took a local train out to the volcanic sand covered beaches of Hayama to discover the colourful seaside culture that wonderfully describes the eclectic patchwork of Japanese summer culture. It’s full of bamboo, Hawaiian prints, kayaking, and banana juice spiked with Malibu.