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Polls: Are Full-Length Music Albums Dead?

With a drastically changing music landscape and the influx of digital mediums for consuming music, the decline in full music albums has been steady. After last week’s poll in which we tackled the questions, “Is Print Dead?” this wee...

Polls: Is Print Dead?

It has been the case for some time now that, with the influx of digital media and the internet, the decline of print has been steady and substantial. While traditional print magazines, newspapers and other publications struggle to keep up with the ur...

A Conversation with Mega

As a young sneakerhead with little disposable income, working at a sneaker boutique may be a dream career like no other. Not only do you get prime pickings and a generous discount, but your expanding network of like-minded individuals as well as the...

PROCESS: The 5oz. Espresso and Milk by Handsome Coffee

Handsome Coffee Roasters recently gave us a detailed tour of their headquarters in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. The sleek Scandinavian interior, courtesy of WoodSmithe, combines hardcore utility with minimalist design to provide accessi...

Polls: Should Established Brands Change Their Name?

While certainly not the first established brand to change its name, the recent announcement that Hedi Slimane would be looking to change the storied Yves Saint Laurent brand name prompted plenty of discussion surrounding the motives and track record...

HYPEBEAST Trade: jeffstaple Founder/Creative Director of Staple Design & Reed Space

If you haven’t kept a pulse on jeffstaple since 2005 when he designed the now infamous “Pigeon Dunks,” it is easy to write off the name as simply “that one guy who designed that one pair of shoes that one time.” But, fas...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Candie Weitz

Upon plugging Candie Weitz into a search engine you’ll be surprised to see very little information appear regarding the aspiring Los Angeles-based designer. What you’ll likely come across is a collection of photographs at elite fashion ev...

A Conversation with DJ Neil Armstrong

In addition to his impressive resume that includes touring as a DJ and mixing for major hip-hop acts like De La Soul, The Roots and Kanye West, DJ Neil Armstrong has been keeping busy with carving out his own platform and distinctive niche through th...

HYPEBEAST Approved: Bottle Openers

This encouraging tale goes out to my amiable peers coerced into the early stages of alcoholism by way of attaining the “Social Drinker” badge in Foursqaure. Sure my leg instinctively starts twitching at my prison-like cubicle around 1pm as I begin to...

HYPEBEAST Eats… Marinated Scallops with Watercress and Wasabi by Chez Patrick Deli

Bringing French authenticity to the streets of Hong Kong, Chef Patrick Goubier has firmly established himself amongst the French expat community and locals alike as a genuine name for French cuisine – an often misled genre with a myriad of so-c...

BadBadNotGood: The Game-Changers of Jazz

A lightly-struck piano key reverberates in the still air. It flutters and disappears as an upright bass begins to crescendo with a barrage of cymbal crashes. The result is unexpected; a cover of Tyler, the Creator’s “Bastard,” which...

Polls: NBA Finals or UEFA Euro 2012?

The summer of 2012 is shaping up to be one of the best ever for sports fans. While the Olympics are probably the biggest attraction this summer in regards to general global interest, two tantalizing appetizers are currently playing out: the NBA Final...

A Conversation with Errolson Hugh

In 1994, partners Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh birthed an independent design and consulting agency dubbed ACRONYM. With a focus on the unification of style and technology, the inventive duo began creating functional outerwear for Burton Sn...

Polls: Air Yeezy I vs. Air Yeezy II

Certainly one of the most talked about shoes of the year, the anticipation building up to the second Air Yeezy 2 was arguably only rivaled by the pair’s predecessor — the first Air Yeezy. While both shoes definitely showcase similarities...

A Conversation with Chris Gibbs

Many striving retailers often struggle with uncovering their target demographic’s always-evolving tastes. Setting the men from the boys, the shops that manage to stay relevant through the cloud of contemporary trends do so by enlisting a buyer...