House of Marley’s The Get Together: NYC Lineup

TechComments ⋅ Jul 16, 2014
As a tribute to its newly released wireless speaker as well as the history of portable audio, House of Marley enlisted four filmmakers to create a video piece that could speak to the very essence of this speaker and its ability to bring people togeth...

Dissecting the Difference Between Japanese and American Retail: Part 2 – A Job Versus a Career

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 15, 2014
From the narrow perspective of a wholesaler, Japan and the United States of America may appear to share many similar buying characteristics, yet our favorite clothiers have an exceptionally different opinion. As examined in Part 1 of our discussion –...

House of Marley’s The Get Together: Kingston Sound System

TechComments ⋅ Jul 14, 2014
­­Growing up in England during the 1990s, filmmaker Wonford St. James spent many nights dancing in the field to the rhythms of a backyard-styled “free party.” A music lover, James studied these English parties back to its roots and instan...

Santa Cruz’s Jim Phillips on Keeping Fresh and His Career So Far

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 10, 2014
Born in San Jose, California in 1944, Jim Phillips has been at the forefront of forging Santa Cruz’s visual identity since he started working there in 1975. Four decades later, Jim has created thousands of skateboard decks, T-shirt designs, sti...

Steve Aoki: Man on the Move

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 9, 2014
In the age of electronic music rising to popularity in public tastes, the genre’s original ushers now stand at a point of transition. Interestingly, the term ‘transition’ practically embodies one Steve Aoki – the mastermind behind n...

Nardwuar vs. Wu-Tang Clan

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 8, 2014
Nardwuar ”the Human Serviette” continues to bewilder famous artists with his thick specks, pom-pom tartan cap and over-enthusiastic demeanor. Using his signature strategy of bearing gifts in exchange for stories, he catches up with the Wu...

HYPETRAK TV: Kaytranada – Global Grind

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2014
Since bursting onto the scene in 2010 with the likes of Kaytra DaMouse and Weather Report, Montreal native Kaytranada has become one of the most sought-after producers of 2014 thanks to his eclectic fusion of disco, hip-hop, house and R&B sounds....

Perspective by Chris Stamp: A Global Sneaker Release with Ronnie Fieg

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 28, 2014
My work as a creative director has taken me across the globe, giving me the opportunity to absorb a wide range of art and culture, as well as interact with numerous creatives both inside and outside of fashion. As the founder of Stampd – a bran...

Dissecting the Difference Between Japanese and American Retail: Part 1 – A Buyer’s Identity

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2014
In the wake of the recent Jackson-Woodson firings in the NBA, I considered just how difficult it is for a coach to properly induce a particular philosophy or style of play, whilst inspiring and maximizing his players’ talents. More than just a strate...

Nike SB UK Welcomes Casper Brooker

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2014
Seeing the chance to lend the spotlight to one of the UK’s brightest talents, Nike SB has recruited the services of young Casper Brooker on its burgeoning roster. Coming up in the camps of indie stalwarts Heroin Skateboards and Emerica, Brooker...

1-2-1 w/jeffstaple featuring YG and DJ Mustard

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2014
Following its recent interview with artist Steven Harrington seen here, Staple delivers the latest installment to its 1-2-1 w/jeffstaple interview series featuring Def Jam – “Bompton”-based recording artist YG and his longtime produ...

Nike CEO Mark Parker Talks NikeLab with 032c

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 11, 2014
Fresh off the debut of NikeLab and the unveiling of the Nike Free Mercurial Superfly HTM, Nike CEO Mark Parker sat down with Gary Warnett and fashion/art publication 032c to discuss the new endeavor. Supplementing last fall’s in-depth look insi...

1-2-1 w/jeffstaple Featuring Steven Harrington

LifestyleComments ⋅ May 30, 2014
In this latest edition of the 1-2-1 w/jeffstaple series, Staple welcomes artist Steven Harrington. Known for his contemporary Californian pop style, he shares a bit about his array of diverse projects, which include brand collaborations, commissions,...

Disclosure – Design Through Sound

MusicComments ⋅ May 29, 2014
It’s rather fitting that the soft-spoken, ostensibly reserved duo behind Disclosure would choose a face graphic as their icon, and a bit ironic that the graphic would become more iconic than the band members themselves. The brothers Lawrence –...

Behind the Design: Alter of Young & Reckless

StyleComments ⋅ May 23, 2014
Young & Reckless introduces the architect behind its visual overhaul, its new Men’s Senior Designer, John “Alter” Lawlor. A native of Chicago, Alter began his artistic career tagging streets around his hometown before making his...