The Better Than Yesterday collection from WTAPS brings together an array of simple, functional and well crafted quality garments. Under Tetsu Nashiyama direction the brand’s styling is heavily referenced by military and workwear aesthetics. Great construction and durability has been an obvious focus of WTAPS since it began back in 1996.
The collection includes simple Oxford shirts, chinos and pullover hoodies. The Sherpa jacket is a stand out item, constructed from a technical nylon shell, with custom branded taped seams making it fully waterproof and windproof. The slanted chest pockets, lower patch pockets and main closure all feature fully waterproof zips, reinforced with concealed pop studs. Subtle branding and contrast colour details finish this highly functional, classically styled parka brilliantly.
TEDxBrickLane takes place at Vibe Bar on Brick Lane this Thursday (29th March).
They’ll be a series of eight talks, each no longer than 18 minutes all looking at a different aspect of the art of DJing – including the history and reasons behind the DJ’s rise in popularity over recent decades, but also the knock on effects this has had for the way we consume music in the 21st Century. The event will be streamed live at www.livestream.com/tedx and then sit permanently on the TED website and YouTube following the event.
Tony Andrews, the founder and genius behind Funktion One sound systems
Jerome Sydenham, resident DJ at the infamous Berghain and Panorama Bar in Berlin
Dr. Karenza Moore, expert in illegal drug use in society
Joe Muggs – Music writer and reviewer
Adam Place – Creator of the Alasphere
Julien Mourlon – founder of The Laid Back project (aka LDBK)
Sasa Ralic – brand strategy consultant
Rob Watts – DJ, producer and project manager at Saatchi & Saatchi
If you’ve not seen these before the Stickerbomb series are books filled front to back with fully-peelable stickers created by artists, illustrators and graffiti writers from around the world.
Stickerbomb Letters contains alphabets plus type slogans in various typography designs. Selected artists include: Chato, Dabs, Darbotz, Helen Mycroft, Jo Contino, Niark1, Redy, Remi Rough, TuTu indo and the Yok.
The books official release is on 28th March 2012, but has been made available for pre-order on Amazon.
The Wonder Year documentary follows a year in the life of 9th Wonder: CEO, NAACP ambassador, Duke University professor, husband, father, son and Grammy Award winning producer. Having first broken through as the producer for the group Little Brother, formed alongside school friends Phonte & Big Pooh, this North Carolina native has an interesting perspective and story to tell.
The film follows 9th Wonder from his childhood home to late nights in the studio and everywhere in between. Expect to see appearances from a few others from Hip-Hop including the likes of Drake, DJ Premier, DJ Green Lantern, J. Cole, Murs, Phonte, Sha Money XL, Young Guru, The Alchemist.
The UK film premier will be hosted by The Doctors Orders on Thursday 26th April 2012 @ Plan B. Excitingly the screening will be followed by a Q&A with 9th Wonder and film director Kenneth Price. After that 9th Wonder will play a 2 hour set featuring a live PA from Rhapsody.
7pm – Doors
730pm – ‘The Wonder Year’ Film
9pm – Q&A with 9th Wonder & Director Kenneth Price
930pm – 2am DJs
2012 sees Vans celebrate 20 years of their popular Half Cab model. Every month Vans will be releasing a new limited edition version of the shoe. January sets things off with a very limited 20 pairs in collaboration with Supreme who take the shoe back to its owner Steve Caballero himself. A slightly unorthodox approach here as Cab will be hand-cutting and duck-taping down a pair of Caballero Highs, personally numbering and signing each pair in the limited collection.
They’ll be exclusively stocked at select Supreme stores worldwide.
Brainfeeder would like to show sincere thanks to our fans after winning “Label Of The Year” at the 2012 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards.
Download a free 12-track Brainfeeder sampler, with tracks from Thundercat, Martyn, Samiyam, Tokimonsta, The Gaslamp Killer, Jeremiah Jae, Taylor McFerrin, Teebs, Austin Peralta, Matthewdavid, Mono/Poly, and an exclusive download from Lapalux.
Back in 1998 Silas was born from British skateboarding culture, gaining attention from a wide variety of designers, artists and creatives alike. In 2007 Silas ceased their UK operation moving to Japan as a result of being acquired by B’s International.
Last season Silas returned to the UK market by opening up a flagship store in London. You may remember reading our interview with George Louch who runs the store in Islington.
Having established themselves back on home turf, here is a preview of some of the Spring/Summer 2012 stock in the form of basic t-shirts with nostalgic designs that look like they were made back in the 90′s. There not up yet but Silas have an up to 70% sale well worth checking out in the meantime.
The All Gone book series, curated by Michael Dupouy and his creative agency La MJC, annually documents the most sought after limited product over a year, after they’re ‘all gone’.
2011′s edition comes bound in two limited covers, classic leopard print (800 copies) and grey leopard print (600 copies). Across 248 pages you’ll see key product from street culture leaders like Medicom, Bape, Adidas, Supreme, Nike, Puma, Vans, Kaws, Bodega, Asics, HUF, Patta as well as many others.
Over on the All Gone site you can see a brief preview of All Gone 2011 as well as a look inside editions from previous years.
It’s December and time to get ready for Christmas. Ahead of their boxing day event at Fabric, Rinse will be running special giveaways throughout December – tune into Rinse for your chance to win. Keep track of prizes and competitions on their advent calendar.
The Doctor’s Orders knows what’s up! Sampled combines a sample sale with a record fair and club night featuring your favourite streetwear brands, some of the UK’s best record sellers and art stalls. If the girlfriend needs convincing let her know that there’ll also be a nail bar.
A strong hand picked selection of streetwear brands will be on offer at a fraction of their usual prices. Brands will include the likes of Stussy, Alife, Stones Throw, Gimme Five, DGK, Osiris and a lot more. For the crate diggers there’ll be classic vinyl, hip-hop box sets, rare soul and jazz LPs traded by Mr Thing, Crazy Beat, Rapandsoulmailorder, Jake BBE, JP and Nice Up will all ensure plenty of interest for any avid music collector. This will bound to be crate digging galore!
After the sale, Sampled holding a one off club night with an incredible line up of DJs including Mark Rae (Rae & Christian), Andy Smith (Portishead), Mr Thing, Spin Doctor, Mo Fingaz & BobaFatt.