21 Apr 2014

Illest x Apex Surfboard

Summer is right around the corner, while in Hawaii it doesn’t ever really leave.  So why not add this to your quiver of surfboards – the locally-handmade, eco-friendly, sustainable, custom, limited Illest x Apex Nomad Surfboard!  Made by Rey Banatao from Entropy Resins, only one will be on sale at

26 Mar 2014

Recap: Misa Campo & Slammed Sundays

I know this happened a week ago but I get busy and forget that blogging is what got me this gig I call work. Anyways, here’s what happened this past Sunday. Misa Campo had her release with Illest and together they sold out of Skateboards and Tee Shirts that graced

21 Mar 2014

New Online Store Launch!

We just launched a new online store today to help ease your shopping experience with us. We’ve gone with shopify and will be organizing and adding new products in the store. Check out the new Ladylike Womens line, Tselli Sport line, and grab a new fatlace pillow while you’re at

19 Mar 2014

tselli .Aspire .Conquer .Inspire

Tselli will be releasing a cycling kit this Friday in collaboration with cycling apparel brand, Capo in part of the Fatlace 15 Year Anniversary. The Tselli kit consists of a jersey, bib, gloves, arm warmers and socks. Each can be bought separately and will be available at all illest retail doors

16 Mar 2014

Misa Campo for Illest

Illest latest collaboration with the infamous Misa Campo. A Tee, Sticker & Skateboard’s deck featuring Misa Campo. 100 pieces produced. Available at our online store.

26 Feb 2014


Many moons ago I used to work as a graphic designer for FTC skateboarding. And at the same time, I ran a sticker business called meccagraphics out of my garage in Daly City. Kent, the owner of FTC, was looking for a designer and since I was doing all their

21 Feb 2014

Fatlace Apparel Now Available!

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!

14 Feb 2014

Apex for Illest

The week of Pow Wow in Hawaii is amazing. Art all around the neighborhood and artist sharing ideologies and styles with one another. Apexer and I had plans to open the store with his art in Orange County but the planets didn’t align. Fast forward almost a year later, Illest

07 Feb 2014

Illest Spring 2014

Here’s a quick look at a few pieces from our 2014 Spring line with the release date set to March 2014. With the beautiful Island of Oahu as its backdrop, we put together the shoot using our handy 6D and the Defender 90. I had shipped over the Defender from

06 Feb 2014

Illest Hawaii – Build Out to Opening Weekend

Illest Hawaii – “it was all a dream…” but the dream is now reality!  I remember when Mark first told me about it and we threw some ideas back and forth.  Once the location was locked down, he asked me if I knew anyone who could build furniture for the