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31 Mar 2015

The Architect of Illustration

With the ease of engagement to various artists on Instagram I met Azizi Zulkifli from Malaysia,  a student of Master in Architecture in Melbourne. Azizi dedicates 6 – 8 hours per car illustration. I asked him if he is open for a feature on this site. Check out these wonderful ‘art pieces’. Had

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06 Feb 2015

Wekfest Hawaii 2015

After recovering from the post processing blackhole that was Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 (http://fatlace.com/2015/01/tokyo-auto-salon-2015/), I managed to do a quick cruise by Wekfest Hawaii 2015! Year after year the Aloha State shows off their true Elites, and this year is no different! This Revision Audio creation came to the show

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24 Nov 2014

The Manila Auto Salon 2014

It’s that time of the year again when the Philippines best car customizers gather at the SMX convention center for the Manila Auto Salon. This year’s show packed a variety of interesting builds. I won’t go to detail on some of the cars as I plan to schedule individual shoots. On

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23 Nov 2014

Slammed Aloha Sundays

MAHALO to everyone who came out to support our Slammed Aloha Sunday events and especially those who donated to the Toy Drive too!  Don’t forget to follow @illest on Instagram for updated information on upcoming ones!    

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20 Nov 2014

Conversations with Kei Miura

Game-changing designer, art maestro, extraordinaire. These are the words that best describe TRA Kyoto’s Kei Miura. Last July, I had the privilege to meet and talk about design with him. So what’s really in for the Miura-San? As a graduate of Industrial Design, I must say that he is one

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18 Mar 2014

Meeting your idols

If you are into exotics then normally Europe would be the place to head.  Japan doesn’t often spring to mind when you say ‘Ferrari’…until now. Normally Ferrari’s don’t make Katherine go ooh ahh, although when it’s owned by Kato-san from Liberty Walk and infused with a bit of Japanese ingenuity

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14 Feb 2014

Less is More

I always get a kick out of seeing someone’s daily essentials post. What goes with them? What doesn’t? Why did they choose the items and what’s its significance? For me, I’m always on a quest to minimize the toys without sacrificing quality. My first attempt was moving to a mirror-less

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