Eric Nakamura of pop culture magazine Giant Robot was a guest speaker at the Persuasive Persuasion symposium dealing with the effects and influences of Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. As well as dealing with the monumental effects of Murakami, discussion also revolved around how the art scene has developed in Los Angeles. The free flow of ideas includedTim Biskup, Gary Baseman, and Simone Legno (of Tokidoki). Aside from an animated conversation, the event also included live artist installations.
Source: Eric Nakamura
Premiere skate brand Lakai has just dropped their 2008 Spring “Lakai Limited Footwear for Dummeez” in a format similar to those super popular For Dummies books. Broken down into seven chapters, the catalog looks at collections such as Lakai Limited Editions, The Recycled Program, What Would Carroll Do?, The French Connection, The Spring Connection and finally Apparel and Accessories. Seen here are a selection of Lakai Limited Edition packs. The catalog can be seen here.
Source: High Snobiety
Another gem from Nike’s classic running collection has made its way onto the Nike Members Only Store. The Classic BW is fully customizable with the same materials available at Nike iD Studios such as full grain leather, crinkled patent leather and oakwood leather.
Source: Sneaker News
Originally started in 2001, Kaikai Kiki was the formation of a platform for a series of artists to gain exposure for new artists and further promote the exploits of established artists. Aside from events, they have made their artwork more easily accessible with tangible goods such as prints, toys and accessories. A new batch of prints have recently been released at the hnyee.store.
Japanese sneaker brand Terrem has released new colorways of their Graft 2 model. The clean and simple aesthetics (with a bit of Visvim Logan Mid interjection) are created with high quality materials. Three colorways produced include black, white and red. Available at Bostonclub.