islamicart6
17 Aug 2015

INSIDE: ISLAMIC ART NOW

After hitting Known Gallery, we went for a change of pace. No hype, no fashion, no bloggers with better cameras than mine, just art. It was unfamiliar art. Art that is compelling and mysterious. And forces you to think about the world outside your own. Now on view at LACMA

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artincase14
16 Aug 2015

#INCASEFAIRFAX

We hit the block yesterday for Known Gallery and “TECHLIFE”, the Incase pop-up shop/gallery showing a retrospective of the brand’s most creative collaborations and products. These collaborations have been a lot of the reason why I use Incase for myself; favorite artists have designed laptop sleeves (like Kaws), phone cases

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IMG_7906
11 Aug 2015

FILL IN THE BLANK

illest just dropped this tee in its Fall 15 collection and it got me thinking about my own past in “streetwear”… Several years ago, I started this brand called Chicharon Adventures or CA for short. Some of you may know me from there and some of you probably let out

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bootlegbart17
04 Aug 2015

DOUBLE CONSCIENCE

The draft for this post has been sitting in WordPress for some time.  I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not I should write it and break the routine of the blog as an invitation to discourse. But I just wrote about an SF trip that was full

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sf9
04 Aug 2015

THE WEEKEND

Ended up in The Bay this weekend with nothing planned but a hotel. Despite that, it had to be one of the best trips ever. I’ve been there a ton of times; even spent summers in Oakland when I was growing up. But this trip had a lot of first

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illestkaba4
29 Jul 2015

ILLEST x KABA MEGA KREW

I’d like to proudly announce that illest sponsored the Kaba Mega Krew (KMK) in their participation at Hip Hop International next month. A little background – KMK is a dance group from Irvine, CA. The crew combines three Kaba Modern teams (Kaba Modern, Kaba Kids, and Kaba Legacy). They will represent

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bootlegbart5
27 Jul 2015

BOOTLEG BART

A group art show dedicated to one of my favorite characters of all time was on view this past weekend. Be Street’s “Bootleg Bart” opened last Friday with 70+ interpretations of Springfield’s resident bad boy, Bart Simpson and I. geeked. out. A lot of my childhood revolved around Bart. You

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powwow1
29 Jun 2015

POW WOW LONG BEACH 2015

I’m pretty excited to join my fellow Fatlace editors in posting highlights from Pow! Wow!.  Previous entries had been from Hawaii and as I read them I was always bummed that I never got to see it. Until this weekend. Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2015 began on June 22.  It

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KJS_1792
03 Jun 2015

ADVENTURE READY

Last week, Kawasaki hosted an event where they featured their newest products in the motor and power sports categories. The night was meant to connect the people that crave adventure; those whose lives have been changed by the world of two and four wheelers. Set against a backdrop of canyon and greenery, we

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KJS_9272
14 May 2015

IMPRESSIONS: RECAP

A million thanks to everyone that came through to the opening of IMPRESSIONS: A Collection by KSOLE, last Saturday at illest Los Angeles. The place was packed in support of art, camaraderie, and of course, beer. This was my third yet most invested show and I’m really proud of the A

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