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20 Nov 2014

Jeff Koons @ the Whitney – warning explicit material

Just in case you missed the amazing Jeff Koons exhibit at the Whitney museum in NYC – here is a bit of it.   I had the opportunity to see this exhibit.  I waited in line in the rain.  They told me there was no good time to go and

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30 Sep 2014

Not Even Once Mural Project Fall 2014

  Big Mahalo Nui to Illest & all our sponsors for donating towards the fall 2014 Not Even Once Mural Project (NEOMP) in partnership with Hawaii Meth Project.  This mural project is a statewide anti-meth campaign within the island chain of Hawai’i.  We painted 4 murals at 4 high schools

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19 Sep 2014

KAWS: MAN’S BEST FRIEND

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

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16 Sep 2014

ILLEST x JA

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

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02 Sep 2014

New York State of Mind

The last stop on our summer of travels is New York!  First time back since May 27, 2006 to visit our little future Army guy in training at my alma mater…so many things have changed!  One thing I wish I did when I lived on this side of the country

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23 Jul 2014

Perseverance

A little late to the party but considering I am not a California-native I think this post still deserves some daps! Ok, maybe not but let me share my experience from the perspective of a Japanese Tattoo fan. The Japanese American National Museum, located in downtown Los Angeles, has been

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04 Jun 2014

LA HEAT

Remember that one post I did about art in LA? And how I had a list of exhibits to visit? Well this was one of them. LA HEAT at the Chinese American Museum, all about everyone’s favorite condiments, Sriracha and Tapatío. LA HEAT creatively examines the two hot sauces made right

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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

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