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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...

Essentials: Eric Cheng of BAIT

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 2, 2014
Eric Cheng may not be a familiar name yet, but if you’re a regular reader of HB, you’re bound to recognize some of his work. The founder and CEO of BAIT, Cheng has been responsible for a host of eye-catching footwear collaborations with t...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Mike Cherman of ICNY

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 28, 2014
Lying in the street, cold, bloodied and alone, Mike Cherman had the inkling of an idea. Insert a roll of reflective material and he had the concept for a brand. Born out of necessity, ICNY is Mike’s retort to the self-posited question “how could I ha...

THROUGH THE LENS: Tomek Makolski

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 27, 2014
Looking to statuesque women, automotives and travel as endearing subjects, Polish photographer Tomek Makolski’s work celebrates beauty and a free-spirited lifestyle desired by many. Cavorting between Berlin and Warsaw, Makolski blends fashion a...

A Conversation with Scott Johnston of Lakai

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 21, 2014
Even as California-based skate shoe brand Lakai continues to attract a consumer base that lies outside of the sport, it and its founders have remained firmly dedicated to the sub-culture it was born out of. That being said, it has also remained open...

Big Sean Speaks On Aura Gold and Forthcoming Music Projects

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 18, 2014
Soundtracking the summer months with the release of his highly acclaimed studio effort Hall of Fame last August, Big Sean continues to excel with his unique disposition in hip-hop, one that blends early noughties rap sensibilities with forward-thinki...