The Ponytail Show: Estelle Bailey-Babenzien

It's a pleasure to have Estelle Bailey-Babenzien on the podcast today. Estelle is founder of The Dream Awake, a full service Interior Architecture and Experiential Design studio; and co-founder of Noah, a socially conscious clothing brand that focuses on an uncompromising pursuit of quality, in...

The Ponytail Show: Spencer Barksdale

Spencer Barksdale was designer at Levi Strauss & Co., and senior design director at Tommy Hilfiger before starting his own brand Heehaw Melancholy in 2000. He later went on to work at Calvin Klein Jeans before his 15 year career at Ralph Lauren where he was VP of Denim Design. Back in 2015, we met..…

The Ponytail Show: Belinda Baggs

Today for World Oceans Day I'm stoked to have Belinda Baggs on the podcast. Belinda Baggs is a global surf activist dedicated to campaigning on the issue of climate change. She is a trailblazing female longboarder, surf ambassador for Patagonia, and the first woman on the cover of Surfer's Journal…

The Ponytail Show: Sakson Rouypirom

Today I'm stoked to chat to Sakson Rouypirom about how we can help our communities' most vulnerable from the ground up. Saks is social entrepreneur behind the Sati Foundation, a grassroots non-profit addressing healthcare and education needs for underserved and at-risk youths in Thailand. He is a..…

THE PONYTAIL SHOW: FOREST ECKLEY

Forest Eckley is co-founder of Glasswing Shop in Seattle, a community-focused retailer of artisanal clothing and objects. He and his collaborators also run a plant shop called Glasswing Greenhouse; Canyon Creek Cabins - a cabin retreat in the nearby mountains; and make furniture under the name Brac…

THE PONYTAIL SHOW: YUMIKO SAKUMA

My friend Yumi in New York inspires me very much. She has a keen eye for emerging cultures and a good compass for navigating the world's ever-changing behaviour. I like how she asks what of change means for us regular folk, and with that curious mind of hers, she has even brought cross-cultural ta…

The Ponytail Show: John Dennis

Today on the show we're looking at the world through John Dennis' glasses. His creative Universe, 'Sam Roberts LA' was named after his son. John's world is a rich spectrum of found objects, given new life by his team of artisans in California. His tools are relics from the past: counter cultures.…

The Ponytail Show: Eric Kvatek

Today on the show I'm chatting to my photographer buddy Eric Kvatek about his recent travels to Southeast Asia for W'menswear and Kapital; his early work as a photojournalist; zombie apocalypse escape plans; and the creative process. You can see Eric's work here. Also, shoutout to E.L. Mahon fo...

The Ponytail Show: Nigel and Sophie Cabourn

This week I started a new podcast called The Pontail Show and couldn't be happier to kick it off with my first guests Nigel and Sophie Cabourn over in Newcastle. The idea behind the podcast is really 'Seeing the world through a new pair o glasses', the show's slogan. I want to show the world not..…
12 Hours in Saigon with Kiro and Eric.

12 Hours in Saigon with Kiro and Eric.

Welcome to the second rendition of our Saigon series, with special guests, Kiro Hirata and Eric Kvatek! This chapter, we stop for a hearty breakfast, visit the army surplus market, and take a moment to reflect on the terrible wars that held Vietnam captive for decades. For me Vietnam is a gat...
Re-kindle friendship in 2020

Re-kindle friendship in 2020

Hey friends, I'd like to make my first post of 2020 a reflection on the past year and what I would like to work towards in the new year. 2019 felt like a dutch oven of chaos, heating within its scorching walls. With much political, economic, and environmental uncertainty - Brexit, Trump orderin..…
Krazy Horses in South Dakota

Krazy Horses in South Dakota

For Kapital’s FW19 collection, Kiro wanted to shoot in the US, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This is a very beautiful mountain range with historic sites like Mount Rushmore, Sturgis and the town of Deadwood. I was slightly familiar with the area as my father drove us there in 1986. Deadwood..…