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MONSIEUR A GRAFFITI in PARIS STREETS 2014 - アンドレMR A @パリ

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MONSIEUR A biography

On the street André is known by his graffiti-artist alter ego, the tag Mr. A and for his concept “Love Graffiti.” Mr A is a funny, round face, with a huge smile and a wink that follows you everywhere, and now is all over the world — and often in pink! — a color that is pretty much taboo in the graffiti world, except when itʼs Andréʼs monochromatic style. The Love graffiti are tags of peopleʼs names commissioned by their loved ones that he does in pop colors near where they live, so that they canʼt miss it.

Unlike the past 20 years of street graffiti, where a street artist imposes an anonymous tag for an anonymous crowd — some merely staining a depressing urban landscape, a few becoming famous gallery artists, such as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, KAWS, Neckface, and of course Samo — André has hesitated to go from the street into the galleries. Rather heʼs given a new sense to his graffiti art, first, by by-passing the walls of the gallery and introducing hi…

A Bathing Ape 2014 Fall/Winter Ladies Collection

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Coinciding with today’s reveal of the upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 collection from A Bathing Ape is a preliminary look at the fan-favorite Japanese label’s ladies collection for the upcoming season. Like the men’s range, the women’s collection draws heavily from tried-and-true streetwear staples and sees everything from the iconic brand’s 1ST CAMO motif and APE HEAD logo to collegiate fonts and starburst graphics emblazoned across tees, hoodies, skirts, beanies, bucket caps, military-inspired outerwear and more. Expect the entirety of the A Bathing Ape Ladies collection for Fall/Winter 2014 to be available soon at BAPE spots across the globe.

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Michael Jackson in Japan 1987

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Michael Jackson in Japan 1987

Captain Tsubasa x adidas “Battlefield” Figures (Olive et Tom)

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After the recap of the Captain Tsubasa x adidas “Battlefield” exhibition, we now present to you the figurines, which are on a much smaller scale than their full-size counterparts. Depicting the spirit of attitude, determination, friendship and enthusiasm, the figures are constructed of a golden bronze plastic. Although not currently available to the public, the figures are a nice memento as we near the climax of the 2014 World Cup.

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A Visit to KAWS’ Studio by Wonderwall

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Japanese architecture firm Wonderwall is best known for the beautiful interiors of all BAPE flagship stores, Uniqlo flagship stores as well as the most recent renovation of French concept store colette. After having designed the OriginalFake store for Brooklyn artist KAWS and his partners Medicom Toy a few years back (the store has closed in the meantime), Wonderwall went on to also design the artist’s impressive Brooklyn studio – the place where all the magic happens. While the brick facade nicely blends in with the neighborhood, a slick open space interior is in vast contrast to that. Signature elements by Wonderwall can be found all over the place, with the mix of steel and lots of glass, being the primary hint that the firm has been involved. The space almost feels more like a gallery than an artist working space. It is very impressive without any doubt and perfectly underlines the sharp and detail oriented work of the successful artist. Take a full tour of the KAWS studio here a…

H DE LUNE X DJ SAZA TOKYO - special DESIGN

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French graffiti artist LE H designed a special cat for TOKYO dj SAZA.

A Look Inside London’s Koya Bar with Chef Shuko Oda - One Of London's Top Noodle Bars

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Tucked away on Frith Street in Soho, London rests Koya Bar, the brainchild of one Shuko Oda. The soft-spoken young chef explains Koya Bar as the culmination of a somewhat nomadic life, having grown up multinationally in Japan, the United States, and England. Oda incorporates this into the menu at Koya, drawing on English breakfast staples like the “fry up” while maintaining the core, basic elements of Japanese cuisine. A far cry from oft-pretentious fusion cuisine, Oda integrates familiar ingredients to create truly original comfort food. Enjoy the above courtesy of Crane.tv and be sure to stop by Koya if in the London area.

Koya
49 Frith St
London, United Kingdom



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Head Porter OSAKA x retaW Fragrance Car Tag

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In anticipation of the launch of its new storefront in Minami-horie, Osaka, Japanese accessories brand Head Porter OSAKA has joined forces with retaW to celebrate the occasion. Those who purchase an item from the 2014 fall/winter collection, which will be on pre-sale, will receive a special retaW fragrance car tag. If you’re in Osaka on July 11, head over to the new store and check out the quality offerings.

Head Porter OSAKA
1-8-18 Minami-Horie
Osaka-shi
Osaka

A-Trak (Canada) - DMC World Champion 1997 - Winning Set

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A-Trak (Canada) - DMC World Champion 1997 -- Winning Set

YMO’s Yukihiro Takahashi recruits Towa Tei, Cornelius, Yoshinori Sunahara, Tomohiko Gondo and Leo Imai for an impressive supergroup

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One of the unspoken rules in the progress-fixated world of electronic music is that you don’t get bonus points for dwelling on past glories. So when Yukihiro Takahashi — drummer, vocalist and dapper elder statesman of electro-pop — convened a star cast of musicians at Tokyo’s Ex Theater Roppongi in January to perform faithful renditions of songs that he’d first recorded 30 years ago, it was, he admits, “partly tongue-in-cheek.”

In his work with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Haruomi Hosono in Yellow Magic Orchestra, and solo albums such as 1981′s “Neuromantic,” Takahashi laid the groundwork for Japanese techno and electronica. Now he was sharing a stage with some of the artists who’d picked up the baton during the 1990s: among them, DJ and producer Towa Tei; multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada, better known by his stage name Cornelius; and Yoshinori Sunahara, formerly of major-league dance-pop act Denki Groove. With the exception of singer-songwriter Leo Imai, all of the members (Tomohiko Go…

Daft Punk x Medicom Real Action Heroes “Random Access Memories” Figures

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Music’s most famous robotic duo teams up with toy specialists Medicom Toy as a part of the brand’s Real Action Heroes series. The 300mm “Random Access Memories” figures are done in the likenesses of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in their chrome-laden best, just as they appeared through promotion of their Grammy-winning 2013 album. Hedi Slimane’s daring glitter costumes have been faithfully replicated here, while the plated helmets have been expertly sculpted by PERFECT-STUDIO. The Daft Punk x Medicom Real Action Heroes “Random Access Memories” collectible figures are available now on Medicom’s website.

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OBEY + SPACE INVADER eXHIBiTIon @Paris 2014

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Invader

Invader is the pseudonym of a well-known French urban artist, born in 1969, whose work is modelled on the crude pixellation of 1970s 8-bit video games. He took his name from the 1978 arcade game Space Invaders, and much of his work is composed of square ceramic tiles inspired by video game characters. Although he prefers to remain incognito, and guards his identity carefully, his distinctive creations can be seen in many highly-visible locations in more than 60 cities in 30 countries. He documents each intervention in a city as an "Invasion", and has published books and maps of the location of each of his street mosaics.

In addition to working with tiles, Invader is one of the leading proponents of indoor mosaics created using stacks of Rubik's Cubes in a style he refers to as "Rubikcubism". He is also known for his QR code mosaic works.

From Wikipedia

Young Japanese Adults Emulate Hip-Hop & Black Culture With “B-Style”

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A Japanese subculture called B-style congregates young adults who have fallen in love with American Hip-Hop and Black culture

In 2011, Metropolis published a 5-minute documentary highlighting the subculture of B-style which shortens the words “black” and “lifestyle” and brings them together with a hyphen. About a minute into the video, viewers are introduced to Hina, a B-Style leader who works at Baby Shoop, a Japanese Hip-Hop lifestyle/clothing store with the tagline, “black for life.” Hina speaks no english, but accompanied with a translator, gives a tour of her everyday life. From a inside look at Baby Shoop and a walk through of her weekly tanning duties, we are introduced to lovers of Afican-American culture on an international level.

Among idolizing rappers like 50 cent, Hina can be seen reading The Source Magazine (Aye, we’re international!), one of the ways she stays updated on hip-hop activity and culture. So exactly what do these B-stylers do for fun in Japan? Attend B…

Mario Karts in Real Life & Cosplay in Harajuku

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Real life Mario Kart cosplayers driving through the streets of Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.
We see these people driving Mario Karts around Harajuku and Shibuya quite often. They are always really fun and friendly.

Apparently, you can rent these Mario Karts and drive them around Tokyo yourself if you have an international drivers license. Check the info here:
https://facebook.com/akibacart

SPACE INVADER @PARIS 2014

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Invader

Invader is the pseudonym of a well-known French urban artist, born in 1969, whose work is modelled on the crude pixellation of 1970s 8-bit video games. He took his name from the 1978 arcade game Space Invaders, and much of his work is composed of square ceramic tiles inspired by video game characters. Although he prefers to remain incognito, and guards his identity carefully, his distinctive creations can be seen in many highly-visible locations in more than 60 cities in 30 countries. He documents each intervention in a city as an "Invasion", and has published books and maps of the location of each of his street mosaics.

In addition to working with tiles, Invader is one of the leading proponents of indoor mosaics created using stacks of Rubik's Cubes in a style he refers to as "Rubikcubism". He is also known for his QR code mosaic works.

From Wikipedia

FIX 13 @R lounge Shibuya - Photo report

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Another big night @R lounge Shibuya with FIX crew !!!