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Jason Mayden Describes Meeting Michael Jordan and “Coming Home” in the Launch of The Design Fellow

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 24, 2014
“Palms sweating, heart pounding, shaking uncontrollably from the excitement that had built over the past 27 years, it was finally my moment…” “Palms sweating, heart pounding, shaking uncontrollably from the excitement that...

Koreatown, LA: It’s About Time – The Emergence of Koreatown

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 20, 2014
Koreatown in Los Angeles used to be like an inside joke: if you were in on it, you felt undeniably cool, and if you had no idea what this sprawl of urban life was about, the town was somewhat befuddling and unwelcoming. The neon diaspora of foreign H...

THROUGH THE LENS: Bob Mazzer

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2014
“Every day I traveled to King’s Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt like the tube was mine and I was there to take the pictures” recalls Bob Mazzer, London-based photographer who carried his una...

What Does It Mean to Be a Professional Footballer Today?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 17, 2014
“But this is what sports is for me. A chance not only to see amazing athletes perform and do what they do best, but also an opportunity to dream about being that person.” In the months leading up to the World Cup, sports brand...

All Eyes on Brazil: Scenes from the Opening Days of the 2014 World Cup

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 16, 2014
On June 12th, attention turned to the world’s largest sporting event: the World Cup. Hosted by a country that has held the Beautiful Game in high regard for much of the sport’s history, the opening match between host country Brazil and it...

Tech Essentials: Chris Gibbs

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2014
Condensing the needs of a busy mediaphile, family man and owner of Union LA into a small set of apps, Chris Gibbs shares his list in this edition of Tech Essentials. Aside from the instant messaging and communication mainstays, a lot of his apps cent...

Polls: Who Will Win the 2014 NBA Finals?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2014
Year after year, my homies and I debate the same handful of questions at the start of the NBA season, among them, “Who’s coming out of the Eastern and Western Conferences?” As a self-loathing Orlando Magic fan I can regrettably say I have given the s...

Michael Lau Discusses Vinyl Toy Design, Hong Kong’s Street Culture and “remember-disc · time-table”

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2014
Widely credited as the godfather of the urban vinyl toy movement, Michael Lau started his tenure in 1998 with the Gardener comic strip for Hong Kong’s East Touch magazine. Heavily influenced by street culture, Michael looked to graffiti writers and s...

Polls: Will Apple Rule Music After Acquiring Beats?

EditorialComments ⋅ May 30, 2014
News of Apple’s rumored buyout of Beats first broke at the start of this month and in the time since, many have questioned whether the deal would in fact go through. Three weeks later, Apple officially announced the acquisition and set minds ra...

Christopher Raeburn Discusses Functionality and Sustainablity in Fashion and His Role at Victorinox

EditorialComments ⋅ May 30, 2014
There’s often a perception that high fashion designs aren’t the most practical. While this might sometimes be true, Christopher Raeburn’s innovative approach to fashion design questions these judgments. In particular, Raeburn and his namesake label h...

THROUGH THE LENS: Zak Noyle

EditorialComments ⋅ May 16, 2014
On a constant hunt for spectacular barrels and adventures, Hawaiian surf photographer Zak Noyle never seems to be far from the action. Choosing to create his own niche rather than following the steps of his father as a commercial photographer, Zak ma...

Tech Essentials: Rick Williams

EditorialComments ⋅ May 12, 2014
Brand strategist, entrepreneur and footwear aficionado Rick Williams is not one to rest on his laurels. In 2007, the Detroit native purchased the retail space Burn Rubber, a homage to his love for sneakers. A few years later, Williams tried his hand...

Tech Essentials: Jasper Wong

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 16, 2014
Every year on Valentine’s weekend, the art world descends upon Honolulu, Hawaii for POW! WOW! – a week-long art and music initiative founded by Hawaiian artist Jasper Wong. Inspired by art as a means of expression, POW! WOW! continues to...

T.I. Talks High Fashion’s Avoidance of Hip-Hop and His Brand AKOO’s 5th Anniversary

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 15, 2014
For an audacious few, the words “no,” “can’t,” or even “failure” fuel a creative fire that forges the path to some of the world’s most artistic compositions and scientific discoveries. Every inquisitive mind meets opposition at some point in their jo...

Polls: Branding or Design?

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 11, 2014
The recent release of the Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite 1 made news because of the monster crowds trying to get their chance at a pair. Whether they were in it to resell or wear, potential buyers were out in such force that the New York release was s...