Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

A cute little Halloween display in the Harajuku area of Tokyo.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The best BBQ in Tokyo

A visit to a Yakiniku and steak restaurant in Ebisu is a must if your in Tokyo. Just look at how happy these chefs at Ebisu Yakiniku Ginseng (one of the many restaurants in the area) look! The meat comes out in smoking bowl or cylinder filled with dry ice and they cook it for you right then and there. Most of the Yakiniku restaurants in the area have really chic interiors and the freshest meat and vegetables your money can buy!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Wood Show

Paul Smith hosted an exhibition of the work of British artist Richard Woods at Paul Smith SPACE, Tokyo. The exhibition showcased a new logo floor – logo 57, 5 off cut inlay prints plus 4 sculptured logo prints and a green lamp. Although not part of the exhibition we thought the white ghetto blaster with the matching cassette tapes in front of the shop were pretty cool. The last shot is of Sir Paul himself trying on a tattoo stocking at the opening. To read more or to buy a limited edition print CLICK HERE.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Second Cousins reunion

They haven't done anything since their classic RUSH mix CD on Turntable Lab's Money Studies label (maybe it's because it was so good it would be quite difficult to top) but tonight you can catch a rare Second Cousins live reunion in NYC.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Butler Worn Out

If you love that crisp feel and dark look of a brand new pair of classic A.P.C. jeans you can now trade your old ones in and get a new pair for half price at their Mercer Street store in New York. Your used pair will then be marked with your intials, washed, ironed "inside and out" and resold.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Doze Green in NYC

One of our favorite old school graffiti artists Doze Green is showing his work at Jonathan Levine in NYC until Nov 15th along with French artist Blek Le Rat.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Only in Japan...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wall Art: Tokyo

This piece ran all the way down the stairs to the underground manga and anime shop Madarake in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Super size me

This is a burger from the Hard Rock Cafe in Hong Kong. Does anybody really need a burger this big?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Banksy in New York

The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill is Banksy’s first official exhibition in New York, his representatives say, and it will be open to the public daily through Oct. 31. CLICK HERE to go to the New York Times to read the complete story and see more photos.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Q & A with Leila Baboi

Leila Baboi is a woman of many talents and obsessions. Her passion for art, photography, fashion, and design have resulted in a prosperous and exciting career in the fashion publishing industry. She's worked with Flaunt, Modern Luxury, URB, and a slew of successful entrepreneurs in the publishing industry as well as musicians like Hot Chip, Outkast, Yoko Ono and Peaches. She is now settled in as the West Coast Market Editor for world renowned fashion trade publication WWD in Los Angeles where she continues to feed her obsession for vintage shoes and jewelry. CLICK HERE to go to Leila's website to view her past projects and recent work.
Who's your style icon? Why?
Miuccia Bianchi Prada. With no formal design background she pushes conventions through eccentric and unconventional uses of design, never underestimating the power of pop culture, and always keeping a femininity of dress.
Favorite designers or brand?
RTW: Rei Kawakubo, Alexander McQueen, Camilla Staerk, Galliano, Maison Martin Margiela
Sportswear: Ksubi, Insight, Larsen Gray, Kill City,
Spikes: Pour La Victoire, LD Tuttle, Report Signature, my Chucks sans height
Gold or Silver?
Favorite book?
Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
Favorite film?
Le Grand Bleu by Luc Besson
Basquiat, Van Gogh, Helmut Newton, Picasso, John Miro, Gustav Klimt, Ronald Kitaj, Raffaello, Robert Rauschenberg, Duane Michals, Henri Rousseau
What's playing in your IPOD?
Lykke Li, MGMT, the Virgins, Neon Neon, Minuit, The Kooks
What's your guilty pleasure?
Cigs + chocolate
If you had one wish?
Love for all
Your favorite find? or accessory?
A mixed metal triple wrap chain that once belonged to my friend's fabulous grandma.
If you could go back in time and pick out anything to bring back with you, what would that be?
Peace, worldwide.
Tell us about the accessories finds you chose to share with us and where you got them. When I vintage shop I generally look for accessories. SHOES and JEWELRY. They just don't make shoes like they used to and the jewelry you can find is unmatched to contemporary pieces. It almost feels as if I'm wearing a piece of history and I love that there is probably no other like it in the world. I found the white rhinestone star earrings at a no-name vintage boutique off the Pacific coast highway in route to San Fran, both pairs of shoes at the Fairfax flea market in Los Angeles, and the fabulous sequined blue cocktail lounge dress and wing earrings at the Pasadena swap meet in Los Angeles. I chose to share these because I'm obsessed. Especially with vintage shoes - I CAN'T GET ENOUGH !!! and I always get compliments and people asking where I got them.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


French fashion house Lanvin has some great women's accessories this season. We love this yellow cracked patent leather flap front bag with python handle, laminated oversized shopper, and black grosgrain ribbon shoulder bag with gunmetal chain shoulder strap.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

One of a kind: Pierrepoint Arcade, London

What's your sign? We found this lovely vintage zodiac belt at one of our favorite stores here in London. If your in town on a Wednesday or Saturday and looking for some great vintage shopping you have to visit Fat Faced Cat at the Pierrepoint Arcade, a few blocks away from Angel Station in Islington.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Our friends at Cut NYC have some fantastic shows lined up for the upcoming week in New York. Bloody Beetroots, A-Trak, Boys Noize, and MSTRKRFT plus some great support talent!