How rad is this collection! I’m a huge apple nerd as most of you know and I love anything 80′s so naturally I had to post these images. The sports casual collection from Apple in 1986 was just as colorful like the vintage rainbow Apple logo. I find it amazing how the brand has evolved over time, simplifying their color palette and streamlining their product year after year. I wonder if Apple had continued to make clothing what their 2012 summer line might look like. I imagine a mock turtle neck would have been a staple silhouette season after season. It would surely be teched out clothing for the modern nerd. One can only dream.
Good question. If you’re looking for a watch that simply tells the time, then our watches are probably not for you. We design wearable art, many people don’t appreciate art but many people do.
If your sole reason for buying a watch is to tell the time, I would recommend purchasing another watch brand that does just that. If you have a cell phone, computer, PDA or wall clock, the chances are you don’t even need to wear a watch, so why purchase a Tokyoflash watch?
If you are in some sort of design business, be it product design, graphic design or homepage design, you probably have a flair for design. These watches are what I like to call “Unique Product Design”, where design is the main point, not function. After all if it looks good you want to buy it.
An exotic car is by no means practical but most people would love to have one. A painting that just strikes you in a certain way or a piece of jewelry – these all pretty much serve no function, well maybe the car does, but you could have bought a practical one.
So, when thinking about these unique time telling designs try to look at them as if each is a piece of art that also tells you the time. These guys turn TIME into ART.
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On December 3rd, 2010, Stussy culminated the 30th anniversary celebrations with an event at the famed ageHa nightclub in Tokyo, Japan. I had the pleasure of attending this 6 hour event. It was definitely one of the raddest parties this year. The Japanese sure know how to do it up. About 4,000 Stussy heads gathered to hear the sounds of Force of Nature, Masterpiece Sound, The King of Diggin’ AKA DJ Muro, Roger Yamaha, Yoon, Nitro Microphone Underground, the stylish Fraser Cooke and many more. Filled with pole dancers, an outdoor pool, authentic Jamaican chicken, projections and a room for female DJ’s only, the party went until 6am the next morning. Thanks to everybody involved for a great event!!!
In thinking about birthdays, I’ve been asking myself what that means exactly. By definition it refers to ones official day of entering the world, but for me I thought the idea seemed more interesting to think of it as a birth of who you would ultimately in life become. And more specifically remembering a single moment that would define your character?
There is a story my Dad used to tell us growing up about his journey into the United States. The entire story is much longer, and actually pretty good, but for now I’ll just share the bullet points. It starts with him and my sister taking a van up through Mexico and into Baja from San Salvador (my mom and I would cross at a later date). The goal was to cross at Tijuana. At some point they were instructed to get out of the van in the middle of the night and walk…literally cross the border. There were many and they walked for miles throughout the night just before the sunrise. Helicopters were seen in the sky periodically. They had no suitcases. Only the clothes on their backs. And at some point my Dad hurt his foot and was unable to carry my sister. And there was this old man who must have befriended them during the journey. He offered to help carry my sister in return for the shirt my Dad was wearing. He said he liked the little alligator. He knew what the logo stood for. He knew that Lacoste carried some cultural currency, and he was in that moment willing to trade physical strength for material wealth. Who knows what shirt he had on before that, but he definitely wanted to roll into the U.S. with some style.
Growing up I remembering hearing that story. When I was little I never understood why someone would care so much about a stupid shirt. Now I’m completely fascinated with brands and logos. I also now work for a company that produces enough apparel to clothe an entire nation. Logos, icons, and graphic language are everything in the business I’m in. Standing for something is everything. And in some weird way I owe that stupid alligator some credit for the creative life I’ve been able to lead thus far. I thank god everyday for the creative talents I’ve been given and the amazing opportunity to express myself. Sometimes I think what kind of life I would have led had if my parents had not made it across the US border. Sometimes I wonder if I would still have a creative life. Sometimes I wonder if I would care so much about logos. Sometimes I wonder what became of that old man.
The gritty corner of North Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles’ Hollywood section is just beginning to revitalize. Nevermind all the trannies and prostitution at night. Its actually right around the corner from my job. James Perse opened an 8,000-square-foot compound at 1128 N. Highland Avenue on the weekend of Aug. 14. The building is said to be a 100 years old.
He opened the Highland Avenue store to offer the brand’s fashions to the eastside’s burgeoning hipster neighborhoods of Echo Park and Silverlake, as well as the well-to-do neighborhood of Hancock Park which is a 5-minute drive away, according to brand spokesman Noah Stone.
“It is our intention is to create a destination,” Stone said. Nothing will be priced more than $200 at the shop. The store will offer a performance area where bands might play. Art might be exhibited there. For the hard core James Perse aficionado, the brand’s limited edition furniture and lifestyle products will be exhibited there.
The best part is that they have a bangin ping pong table! Anybody who is ever down for game…hit me up and I’ll meet you there.