tricia_illest01
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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ANTONIOBRASKO-iLLEST-BraskoDesign-Studio-12
11 Sep 2014

SPACES: ANTONIO BRASKO

When I interviewed Antonio Brasko for Tastemakers, I met him in his studio in Portland. I’ve come to realize that this is one of the coolest parts of the gig – being able to immerse myself in personal environments. So with that said, I may start a new thing here

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10 Sep 2014

TASTEMAKERS: ANTONIO BRASKO

When we set out to do Tastemakers, we had an ambitious list of working individuals with obvious influence. As we began to check off names and tell their stories, our interest shifted on whom we wanted next. Through different outlets, we learned of new people to feature – people off

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29 Aug 2014

Nike Football Society Combine

With football season right around the corner, millions of people are ready to root for their favorite teams as they take the field, while others are eager to set their optimal fantasy line-ups for Week 1. Rather than sit on the couch with a bowl of nachos and a cold

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25 Aug 2014

Team USA Basketball Heads into the World Cup

The Team USA basketball team heads into the World Cup tournament through mid-September. As part of the Nike World Basketball Festival, the team played an exhibition game against Brazil’s national team at the United Center in Chicago. The game saw the return of Derrick Rose in front of his home

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16 Aug 2014

Nike Chicago Unveils New Jordan Space with Jabari Parker

Today, Nike unveiled the new Jordan space within Nike Chicago with the number two pick in the NBA draft, Jabari Parker, in attendance and coinciding with the World Basketball Fest. A Chicago native, Jabari was signed to the Milwaukee Bucks and recently joined the Jordan brand team. Jabari along with

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ian3
07 Aug 2014

TASTEMAKERS: IAN WILLIAMS

When I started my conversation with Ian Williams, Footwear Developer at Nike and founder of Deadstock PDX, I didn’t believe anything he said. Upon meeting him, I found him facetious. He had jokes, he said what’s up to nearly everyone on campus, and his smile was huge. So when I asked how he

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07 Aug 2014

NIKE HYPERDUNK 2014 CITY PACK TO DEBUT AT WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL

Next week in Chicago on Aug. 13-17, during the 2014 World Basketball Festival (WBF), the Nike Hyperdunk City Pack will make it’s on-court debut. The four featured all-star teams will represent their cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C in the Tournament of Champions. Each team will

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03 Aug 2014

Sole Slam Manila 2014

Taking a short break from my Offset Kings coverage with Manila’s biggest sneaker event to date, Sole Slam Manila 2014. This year’s convention was held last August 3, 2014 at the World Trade Center for sneaker fans to buy, sell and meet enthusiasts. Check out the photos. Sole Slam Manila marked

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24 Jul 2014

PAC NORTHWEST: PHOTO DUMP

I’m back in LA. After a 24 hour recovery period from my vacation, I bring you my Pac Northwest photo dump AKA the photos that didn’t make it on my previous recaps, AKA food and crap. Enjoy. From Portland: Of course I had to do the Voodoo thing. I had

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