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.
No creative entity deserves to be categorised, boxed, or logged but somehow no matter what, end up in this systematical process in light of trying to understand the Universe. Meet Lea Thomas who believes in gathering, creating, and being medicine for others, a quiet and selfless process that keeps her busy in her Brooklyn flat and fuels her exploration through our wild world.
The Blue Stove; incredibly busy on a weekday morning thanks to mum’s feeding their untameable children, business folk grabbing a slice of paradise before clocking in, and a lot of local Brooklynites in their tattooed, plaid shirts, ripped jeans camouflage. What strikes you on entry is the heavenly smell of baked vanilla, butter, and flour, mellowed out with an inkling of brewed coffee that Americans drink by the gallon. So what makes such an delicious institution tick? We talk to owner Rachel McBride about her tasty brain-baby.
The world is fast changing and young people are becoming incredibly equiped for an online existence, and perhaps the Internet has made for a new way of expression and development. So we chat to band-of-the-times X0809, a female duo who are inspired by women who embrace a do-it-all-yourself reality.
An exhibition of the rollin’ anthology that is - our pal Eric Kvatek’s vast body of photography work, poetic in his great gift for story telling through imagery. Hosted by Heavy Selection in Bangkok, the opening was the most interesting gathering of an eclectic motorbike riding, indigo loving scene. Lucky Eric was there himself to document the wonderful hybrid between a romantic vision of the wild west, vintage, and pop-culture all carefully proportioned around a tight knit crowd in Thailand. What a soulful melting pot of badass, new-ass, and old-ass... and lots of bikes.