Video of Osaka Automesse 2014 by my friend, Nakatani Yuzuru, featuring the Voomeran and Euro Magic cars.Posted in FatlaceTV, Hellaflush, Motorsports, Slammed Society | Tagged Nakatani Yuzuru, osaka automesse | 1 Comment 24/02/2014
Spray Away Meth is an art campaign aimed at keeping teens off drugs. The three-island tour kicks off this week Wednesday and will travel to Maui, Hawaii Island and Oahu next month.
Local artist and youth mentor, East3, is shaking things up in the community by reaching out to kids who want to take a stand against crystal methamphetamine. “There is a serious problem on all islands and I am hoping that the art can bridge the message they have which is ‘Not even once,’” East3 said.
The Hawaii Meth Project reports Hawaii has the nation’s highest rate of meth use in the workplace and 20-percent of local teens say they know someone who is using the drug and the kids also say they have access to it.
“We are always looking for new ways to reach the kids today,” Hawaii Meth Project executive director David Earles said. “Kids are moving faster than us adults can keep up with, and so we talked with our teen advisory council and we asked how do we get the message out to your peers. One of the things they told us was through art.”
The program, which involves painting murals with students, began last March with the help of three students on Kauai who, as part of their senior project, painted a mural at Kauai High School. East3 held painting and anti-meth workshops for close to 40 teens.
“The kids showed up in droves and they loved learning how to do this message in a way that they could take back to their own schools to their own families to their own clubhouses,” Earles said. “Meth is the worst drug honestly out there. It’s a very disgusting drug once you get into it, and these kids can express that visually.”
The street art movement in Hawaii started in the ’80s and has now progressed into a vehicle for expression and education for the younger generation.
“Art is inspirational, art is expression,” said East3. “It’s freedom, so when you put together something that speaks to them in their language, it’s very powerful.”
The project begins Wednesday on Maui at the Lahaina Boys & Girls Club where students will paint native Hawaiian fish, followed by Kealakehe High School on Hawaii Island where the mural will feature hip hop artists, and on Oahu in Waipahu at Pas De Deux Hawaii.Posted in Art x Music, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged east 3, hawaii meth project | Leave a comment 24/02/2014
Huge Warehouse Sale this Saturday, March 1st at Illest in Costa Mesa (@illestoc). Roll thru and enjoy up to 75% off on sample apparel. Dogzilla Hotdogs will be serving it up all day. // illest OC 2950 Randolph, Costa MesaHellaflush, Slammed Society, Stayfresh Crew | Leave a comment 24/02/2014
Timbuk2, the original San Francisco bag company has introduced for the 25th anniversary a new Classic Messenger Bag. Built for efficiency and versatility the new Classic Messenger is more durable and comfortable with ample space for your belongings. In addition, the new Classic Messenger is available in Timbuk2′s Custom Bag Builder to personalize the bag made to order in SF. I had a chance to build my own bag and must say the experience and end product is fantastic. Having somewhat of a bag fetish I have several bags for different purposes work to travel and for camera gear. The Timbuk2 Classic Messenger is a great solution for most of my day to day needs. Starting with the Custom Bag Builder on Timbuk2.com you are able to select the size you want from XS to Large. I elected for a size Small as it fits up to a 15″ MacBook Pro and I wanted a bag that would carry the bare essentials and remain lightweight. Items like headphones, Sigg water bottle, notebook and more fit with ease. The next step is the fun and creative part in selecting the various fabrics and materials to customize the 3 panels of the bag. Fabrics and materials include endurance nylon, performance materials and fabrics such as waxed canvas. The customization options are endless and with an assortment of colors offered it makes it easy to make a one of a kind masterpiece. For my bag I wanted to focus on functionality and durability. I selected to use waterproof polybond material for the outside panels and added woven reflective material for the center. I often travel and pack my bags with electronic items such as a laptop, camera or hard drives so the waterproof polybond fabric that is tarpulin backed was a great option. The finish is a nice smooth matte that is also easy to clean. The reflective nylon has specks of reflective material woven throughout, which I liked as it serves a dual purpose and not only looks good, but also has a function to be seen in the dark for example if I was to ride my bike and had the bag on my back at night. Just one extra safety measure. For colors I wanted to keep it simple on the exterior. So black was the choice. I didn’t want to go too fancy or stand out too much especially if I was to use the bag for a business meeting. I also elected to use black for the binding color. To keep things clean I also went with a black on black look for the logo, but many options are available. The interior liner is where I decided to add a pop color and chose aquamarine for the simple fact that I liked it as well as it adds extra visibility to the contents inside when searching for something quickly. Additional design and options are available for the interior. You can keep it as an open space or add things such as a water bottle pocket and laptop sleeve. The existing pockets are great for things like your wallet, keys, cell phone, etc. I went the extra mile and added the camera insert, which easily slides into the pocket converting the messenger into a discreet camera bag. The exterior of the bag can be modified even further by adding a grab strap for ease of handling and portability. Timbuk2 has gone the extra step and can build your bag if you are right or left handed for more ergonomics. A custom shoulder strap pad can be added in various materials for the outer and has an air-mesh pad for additional comfort and support. I chose to match my strap material to the waterproof polybond exterior of the bag. After building and placing the order on the website it was a very quick turn-around for the custom bag and I received it in about a week. Which is incredibly fast considering they are each handmade in San Francisco. Overall, I’m very pleased with this bag and the custom bag builder program. The quality of the bag is great with the endurance nylon that provides higher tear strength and water repellency. The bag is easily adjustable for comfort and the organization inside gives plenty of options for storing your goods. Check out Timbuk2.com for more info and to build your own bag.Posted in Gear+Gadgets, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged bag, Custom Bag, Messenger, review, san francisco, SIGG, Timbuk2 | 1 Comment 22/02/2014
Took a break from editing photos from Pow Wow Hawaii 2014 to post up some coverage from The Hawaii State Ruck Out last weekend. Fellow Fatlace blogger John P was also on island for the Ruck Out as well as Pow Wow Hawaii…check out his coverage of the Ruck Out here. And to start, a few photos from a pre-Ruck Out meet earlier in the weekEvents, Garage Life, Motorsports, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged alpinestars, Arai, Cycle World, Flexfit, hawaii, Honda, honda ruckus, illest, illest hawaii, Meguiars, Rokform, Ruck Out, ruckus, Scosche, the hawaii state ruck out, Two Brothers Racing, Wrenchwerks | Leave a comment 21/02/2014
We are excited to announce that Fatlace Apparel is back for our 15th year anniversary! These products are currently available instore and online! Shop now online at FATLACE!
Posted in Studio | Leave a comment 20/02/2014
Last weekend I had a chance to drop by at Trilogy Boutique’s flagship store in Glorietta for the release of the 7107 x Illest t-shirt. This shirt marks the start of the exclusive collaboration for the 7107 International Music Festival to be held this weekend (Feb 22-23) at the Clark grounds. Enjoy the photos.
Stay tuned for my coverage at the said event soon on Fatlace.com
Til next time
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Fatlace.com | Manila FittedPosted in Stayfresh Crew | Tagged 7107, Fatlace, illest, manila, trilogy boutique | 1 Comment 20/02/2014
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The mind is grossly underestimated with how it can physically push our abilities to perform at a top level. There are the majority that subconsciously set their own boundaries in what we can achieve and then there are the chosen few that know they can reach much more beyond that unreachable point where they find themselves almost completely alone. These people are known as the best of the best, the Michael Jordan of their craft and future legends that will be surely be written in our history books to come.
This man right here is none other than DJ Q-Bert. He is not only named after that intolerable 80′s video game character but quite frankly he is the best turntablist to grace our planet. To say Q-Bert is important to DJing is a total understatement. Quite frankly modern day scratching (I am not talking ass play) wouldn’t be where it is if it wasn’t for this Filipino-American man. He helped pioneer and cultivate something so simple as moving a record back and forth that it’s finally being recognized as a musical instrument among the naysayers and predecessors.
It has been a long 13 years since the release of his last album Wave Twister (the first turntablism based musical) and through the powers of Kickstarter, Q was able to reach his goal in helping create his newest album Extraterrestria/Galaxxxian featuring the likes of Kool Keith, Del The Funkyhomosapien, El-P and Bambu just to name a few. And fellow ISP (Invisibl Skratch Piklz) and Beat Junkie crew member DJ Shortkut prepping the crowd in celebration Q-Bert’s new record.
A name I haven’t heard in quite some time since the Wake Up Show era. P.E.A.C.E. from the left coast great Freestyle Fellowship.
I prided myself at one point in knowing hip-hop music but there is always that growth period where music stays at steady age and rustic minds get stubborn in not recognizing that cool sound. But sometimes good music is just too good to ignore and regardless of the age brackets, you can’t help but bounce to that beat of everlasting bass and good lyrics. After a 20 minute set with mellow chants of “I ain’t got no money. Say it”, I insistently became a fan of Bambu which was undoubtedly the highlight of my night.
There is a part where Bambu had that Twista moment. That “diggita-diggita-diggita-diggita-diggita-diggita” rapid word flow just blasting people in the face with lyrical content. It’s a healthy reminder that the soul of hip-hop still lives strong and there are people that still choose to fight that good fight in keeping the culture intact. Remember, hip-hop is four elements…and two of them were beautifully showcased that night.
Giants weapon of choice has always been an interesting one. People say the pen is mightier than the sword but if you used a Sharpie as your sole line of defense, you’ll realize how much of a difficult thing that can be. We’ve all used a Sharpie before. Set the tip down for an ample amount time and watch the ink bleed profusely. Quickly strike it in the direction you want and you get tack sharp lining as if it came out of a computer printer. With Mike you will never see a bleeding line…ever.
I actually didn’t even get to talk to Mike in regards to his latest works. It seems Bobby had more of an in depth discussion with him than I did. “Hey man” and “Thanks for the photo” hardly holds as conversations these days, but I’ll take a half ass stab in why I think he drew what he drew.
I believe this was all a reminder to his audience that he can literally draw anything in the god damn friggin’ world. Corporate logos…got it! Iron Maiden zombie axe killer…easy! Popeye The Sailor Man…what am I? An asshole?! Or it could be a conglomeration of all the cultural influences that he’s experienced in his lifetime. Or it could be a little bit of both.
Rumor has it that Mike has already set his sights on Colorado after only living in LA for a couple of months. As he continues his journey in seeking his own self virtue, it’s always nice that he blesses us with his work at his second home in San Francisco. To see it all in the flesh, make sure to hit up FFDG.