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 the USA from August 4-9 at…

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 see, I couldn’t watch the…

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 brought together a collective of…

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 heard stories, reveled in the…

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 to Z. From the preliminary…

IMPRESSIONS @ ILLEST LA

This coming Saturday May 9, illest Los Angeles once again transforms into an art space for the opening reception of Impressions: A Collection by Kenneth “KSOLE” Soleta. I wasn’t planning on curating an art show so quickly after BRANDALISM; I wanted to take a little break and nurture my role. But this one fell on my lap organically…

AIR MAX BOX LA

After taking down the artwork from the BRANDALISM show at illest LA, Antonio, Shelly, and I walked the two blocks to the Nike SNKRS Air Max Box. It was the last of the three-day pop up event that celebrated Air Max in a larger than life digital shoe box in the center of the Little Tokyo Arts District. The inside…

INSIDE: LOUIS VUITTON SERIES 2

Been holding on to these pictures for a minute. Forgive my delay; I had a show to curate/open. Louis Vuitton Series 2 was the public, unconventional, consumer-facing, 2 week exhibit held here in Los Angeles last month. I had a chance to check it out before it closed and I’m so glad I did.  Each room (in…