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Hong Kong

Took a quick trip to Hong Kong to check on production for Illest and also check out Kaws latest at the Galerie Perrotin. We shopped in between and I found Hong Kong to be very interesting. Huge buildings tower everything else, bamboo scaffolding, expensive cars all the while if you look up, you’re bound to see lots and lots of laundry air drying.

Photos taken with a Leica M8

Freeway flying. Thanks to Tim’s cousin picking us up at the airport. This was one very long tunnel.


Aape by Bathing Ape. Advertising on the highway. Nice.

Tim & Max looking for the Neighborhood Waterbottle magazine issue only in HK.

LV is Huge.

Galerie Perrotin showcasing Kaws. Very excited to go here.

Very rare photo of me.

Time next to Michelin Kaws Man.

How stoked was I? I ended up buying 3 pieces of work by Kaws (or so I thought). The three to my left along with 2 others were for sale.

In HK, just like in the Jackie Chan movies, they use Bamboo Scaffolding! I didnt think it was still being used to this day.

True story.

Below were 5 star stores.


Dickies going strong in HK and asia for that matter.


Ciao HK. and to continue the story about the Kaws painting. I received an email from them saying their partner in Paris sold the painting to someone in Paris. Most likely got outbid on the piece which kinda pissed me off but its ok. Next time.

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Mark Arcenal

Mark Arcenal

Founded Fatlace in 1999. Lived the Agency life for over a decade and then moved to client side launching the biggest brand Nike has to date, NSW as the Global Digital Lead. Today, he's the Creative Director for Fatlace and clothing line, Illest, overseeing 3 retail stores, and a design studio in California and Hawaii.


  1. emily
    19/06/2012 at 11:51 am

    HK, one of my favorite cities of all time. where are the dim sum shots??

  2. Dj Dawodu
    22/06/2012 at 11:13 am

    P@W!, slick tour.

  3. Rocket
    23/06/2012 at 9:19 am

    Dang that sucks, they got the painting. Next time say I’m Mark Arcensal and that painting better be in the bay when I land. Then hand up like a boss lol!

    • Rocket
      23/06/2012 at 9:19 am