LA///FASHION///BAPE HOLLYWOOD OPEN FOR BUSINESS…

April 24, 2008  |  Fashion, KAWS, LA, News, Next Big Thing, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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OG streetwear homeboys Nigo & Takashi Murakami flex their street cred...

Love it or leave it, NIGO's LA branch of the legendary Tokyo streetwear brand BAPE (aka: A Bathing Ape)—the brand that launched a thousand imitators—opened for business on Melrose Ave this Thursday nite with a star-studded media frenzy of a debut party. Two years too late? Yep, but remember this is LA, Ed Hardy and Crooks & Castles are still "cool" brands here. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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TOKYO///INSIDE MADSAKI’S ART MAZE…

December 22, 2007  |  Art & Commerce, Fashion  |  Comments Off

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The enigmatic Japanese graphic artist and designer known only as MADSAKI has translated his trademark sharp-edged graphic patterns into a massive two-toned, Richard Serra-esque walk through art sculpture luridly titled "A.D.I.D.A.S" (All Day I Dream About Sunsex), in honor of the corporate patron that sponsored the installation. Constructed inside the concrete bunker-like floorplan of the old Maguro Rice Factory in Tokyo, Madsaki's angular art maze winds around the existing concrete pillars, forming a three-dimensional incarnation of one of his geometric patterns, and providing one of the city's most unusual art shows of 2007. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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