Get off work early, and go see some art. I think that should be my new mantra… I spent an afternoon on the Westside and had a chance to see the latest KAWS exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend”. I’ve managed to see every one of the shows he’s had at Honor Fraser, and although this one wasn’t as grandiose, it was just as good. He returned with a new body of work that encompassed black and white pieces and the use of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic Peanuts characters.
If you’ve seen “Man’s Best Friend”, I’m sure you got some pretty cool Instagram photos for your followers. Any KAWS piece would warrant that. But have you taken the time to really examine what he does? Sometimes the meaning gets lost. I know because I’ve done that just for content on Fatlace. But this time, I went through the gallery and studied lines, shapes, and colors. I stepped back and stared at his chaos, his interpretation of pop culture and dystopia, and tried to make sense of it.
I think I should change my mantra to take time, instead.
Anyway, here are some photos from the show. It runs through October 31 at Honor Fraser in Los Angeles.Art x Music, main, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged art, charles m. schulz, honor fraser, Kaws, Los Angeles | Leave a comment 19/09/2014
Growing up my family lived on the edge of Lakewood Country Club / Pine Park, my friends and I pretty much carved our own trails in the woods on the parks property. The park is situated on the border of Jackson and Lakewood NJ, and made for prime real estate when it came to our BMX bikes, quads, dirtbikes, golf carts, etc…back in the day!
The Lakewood Country Club has a rich golf history dating back to 1894. The Golf Club was among the first ten clubs to join the U.S.G.A. as associate members (in the spring of 1895), and later became a charter member of the M.G.A., W.M.G.A., and the New Jersey State Golf Association. The first hole-in-one in the United States was shot at Lakewood in that year. The following year, the first P.G.A.-style tournament was held there. As of lately, the course has turned public and is undoubtedly one of the nicest public courses in the state of NJ, which I can speak from years of experience, being that it is my home course, and I love to golf!
At the beginning of last week I received a call from Kenny Cano and the Los Goonies Crew, these guys are a staple in the NJ fitment, drifting, drag, & car show scene in general. We’ve been going back and forth in regard to a few projects in the near future, and in that process he mentioned a meet coming up at Pine Park which turned out to be this past Saturday, he wanted to know if I would be willing to bring down a car from the stable, immediately I thought of a vehicle that would be perfect for their tent or at least nearby! A car that demands respect, sits very low, and has an impeccable stance! Luckily I didn’t have any plans not to mention that car was all cleaned up the week before and considering it was so close to home, I couldn’t resist. However, I was a bit skeptical about the turn out being that I hadn’t heard about any promotion or seen a flyer up until that point. In the meantime I was just excited that there was about to be a meet so close to home, rumor has it when Kenny and co, mention they are going to be somewhere, kids with cars are going to congregate, this was the perfect opportunity for me to meet the crew and politic! Midway through the day my date (Emma) and I decided to take a lap around the parking lot and then what she referred to as a daddy / daughter nature walk through Pine Park. It was nice to get some one on one time with her, as we discussed, her wanting an RC Drift Car, school, gymnastics, and a new baby on the way! She’s rooting for a sister, I’m in favor of a smooth pregnancy whatever comes next will be handled in stride!
When we got back to the show we began to pack it up, the wife cruised through and picked up my young lady, and it was time to return the gangster 1949 Cadillac Series 62 (which I’ve dubbed Mrs. Royal), to it’s garage, but then on the way out I ran into a photographer (Luis Garcia), who had been itching all day to do a shoot on her. So we ventured into the park to find a good location, I was quite pleased with the oak / pine tree lined gravel parking lot that was just a short way down the windy wooded entrance! So we posted up and dropped the airbags in the front suspension while he went to work doing what he does best! I will delve further into a post on this car later on this winter!
So, if you were wondering why we call her Mrs. Royal, I guess you can say it’s an ode to Lorde & her song Royals, where she proclaims that…
every song’s like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin’ in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room,
We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams.
Many thanks to everyone who came through to “Snapshots” at Illest LA. It was a great night for Ja, for us, and for me. Like I had previously mentioned, this was my first stab at an event with Illest. After Ja’s Tastemakers feature, I brought up the idea to the team – to collaborate with him on an art show that I promised would be complementary. After conceptualizing the experience, spending long nights at the shop setting up, and adapting to Ja’s processes, I knew I was right. “Snapshots” was a personal collection of Ja’s influences and passions like sport, fashion, and music. And when I compare it to how Fatlace/Illest started, it’s like we began and evolved in the same way. I was so proud of everything.
So were a lot of other people because Illest was packed with supporters. Neither Ja or myself had any time to take our own photos during the night. Thankfully, Lensley was there with their sleek – almost unnoticeable – photobooth that captured attendees and glimpses of the show with a 24mm lens. Enjoy and thanks again. Remember that the show runs through October 12 and that Ja’s work and the limited edition show tees are for sale.
Better late than never here is the official Ruck Out Hawaii video recap. I’m stoked to have helped produce this event. It was a super fun experience. You really can’t beat riding around Hawaii on a Ruckus. Thanks to everyone that was part of the event – Cycle World, Flexfit, Alpinestars, Illest Hawaii, and Pow!Wow!Hawaii!.Posted in FatlaceTV, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged alpinestars, BSCMP, Cycle World, Flexfit, hawaii, Honda, illest, powwowhawaii, Ruck Out, ruckus | Leave a comment 16/09/2014
Since dropping end-August, that new mixtape
by Oakland’s own Kehlani,
been stuck on repeat.
And if you like that vibe reminiscent of them good ol’ days of 90′s queens of hip hop soul
- that blunted, cruise-good, “I deserve better” music -
then this is a must.
You too…will be on Cloud 19.
01. FWU (Prod. by Swagg R’Celious)
02. As I Am (Prod. By Red Vision Of The Midi Mafia)
03. Get Away (Prod. by Jahaan Sweet)
04. Deserve Better (Prod. by Tommy Hittz)
05. How We Do Us Feat. Kyle Dion (Prod. by Jahaan Sweet)
06. 1st Position (Prod. by Swagg R’Celious)
07. Act A Fool Feat. IAMSU! (Prod. by Prophit)
08. Tell Your Mama (Prod. by Nate Fox, JP Floyd & J Gramm Beats)
Free download and listen here.
RAYS has announced a new size addition to the current Volk Racing G27 model line-up. Available for Japanese and European fitments, the special forged one-piece wheel will come in four color variants and includes a center package. The 21″ size will now be added to go along with the 18″ – 20″ sizing beginning in November 2014.
Posted in Motorsports, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged G27, Rays, volk racing | Leave a comment 14/09/2014
Feelin’ free since I just finished all my homework and I can relax & enjoy the rest of the weekend! Wanted to share “My Crazy Family” which is my first English essay as a high school freshman at Da Vinci Science Academy.
My Crazy Family
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. From kindly nurturing their little seeds to sprouts and becoming healthy, strong living trees like them. From being the best friend of their own trees’ seeds, watching them grow, and being an immortal, grand giving tree. My crazy family starts with my grandparents. My grandparents have done so much for us, our family and I. They have directed us to be the best we can be, tenacious and robust. They give so much with their everlasting love and comfort to help us be elated, for if we are feeling down, they are always there for us and will listen better than a silent sky ever could. Even though two of them had their leaves fall and it was time for them to go, they are always with us, especially me. The whispering wind in my ear reminds me that they are still here. My family starts with my generous grandparents.
If there was such a thing as “World’s Next Top Role Model” my aunts, uncles and godparents would be the first place winners, the best, even the creators of it, the CEOs, you name it. They have taught me so much in life, from mindless examples of dos and don’ts. They have spoiled me with their time and luscious laughter. My aunts’ and uncles’ personalities are like fireworks, some booming with enthusiasm or even just fruity as an avocado and exclusive. My family starts with my astute aunts, unique uncles and gregarious godparents.
My brother’s spirit is sweet like candy. He is the best brother I could ever ask for. Our age separation may be long distance yet that doesn’t stop us from being close, and I may be older than him but I treat him as an equal. He is very humane and thoughtful towards me and we are always looking out for each other like watchdogs in the night. I can’t wait until he evolves into a powerful, gentle giant of a man. My family starts with my brave and bright little brother.
Last but not least, my parents. Their perpetual love and support towards us, me and my brother is like a constant slope, never-ending. They do anything and everything for us and they help guide us through life. Their dedication to make us grow-up into happy, independent, successful and well-rounded people is as unbelievable as mermaids walking around France. I’m so thankful for them and allowing me to live what I love. They accept me in every way, shape and form and I’m truly grateful. My family starts with my passionate and proud parents.
I love my crazy and loving family. I am who I am today because of all of them.Stayfresh Crew | Leave a comment 14/09/2014
When I got there they were still putting on some final touches on the wagon.
The new color is sure to bring even more attention, thats for sure.
Egarage also had some of their cars on display.
At the end of the night #RicFlare was the main attraction.
Even the kids love the new color.
…But Nic’s R8 is still sick.Events, Features, Garage Life, Hellaflush, Motorsports, Racing, Slammed Society | Tagged egarage, SS Customs | Leave a comment ← Older posts