On the first legs of its world tour, the Bicycle Film Festival hit up New York for five days of two wheeled mayhem. The images depicted here are from the Street Party which happened on May 31st and judging by the pictures, the crowd was an eclectic mix of bike riders from numerous disciplines. From the large contingency of fixie riders to sparing numbers of BMX and track riders, the event looked to have received a solid turn out. After this first tour of New York for 2008, look for the BFF to hit Toronto later this month from June 18th to 21st. For more information check out bicyclefilmfestival.com.
With much to talk about with the recent grand openings of art-based retail spaces via Upper Playground, Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon, what would an event like this be without a proper art gallery showing? Aside from providing a space to house Upper Playground products, an opening gallery was marked by a diverse selection of artwork from many artists who have received much attention thanks to Upper Playground’s huge push to create awareness to street-level art. Among the artists showing were Ron English, Slick, Alex Pardee, David Choe, Usugrow and of course Sam Flores and Jeremy Fish.
Upper Playground LA
125 E. 6th Street (between S. Main St. and S. Los Angeles St.)
Los Angeles, California
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Emerging from the Clyde’s shadow in recent memory is the similarly shaped Basket from Puma. Three new styles are seen here are all based on a Puma rendition of camo on an all-over print style. The models each exhibit varying degrees from flashiness from light green to khaki and gray. Available now at select Puma retailers and Mita.
Karmaloop TV recently produced a comedic spot inspired by late night infomercials titled Hot Chicks with Huge… The video features bikini clad women frolicking around with huge kicks.
This year we have seen Stussy Chapter Stores pop up on the map throughout the United States and Canada. Vancouver, Canada will be the next destination for Stussy’s next flagship store. On June 21st, the store will act as a concept store for the much anticipated Stussy x Neighborhood Boneyards project. The concept shop will be opened for three months. Afterwards, the Stussy Vancouver Chapter Store will open in the same location.
Source: Matt George
The May 31st release of the Concepts x Nike SB Lobster Dunk Low was met by a large crowd of eager sneakerheads and obvious resellers. In one of the most comprehensive packaging executions in recent memory, a large number of relevant accessories were included which worked out perfectly with the Rob Heppler designed Lobster motif. A look here reveals the special box set gifted to the first 50 buyers. Within a special wooden crate style box also included Concepts own box design and an accessories set which included a lobster shell cracker, a fork, a bib, an extra set of butter yellow laces, keychain, wet naps and shirts. With the set instantly sold out, your only option lies through 3rd party mediums.