Showing posts from October, 2009

Upper Playground

Just some snaps from outside and inside the store today. I love Upper Playground.

Mr J and Miss J

Kids had a fancy dress day on Wednesday at their Nursery. Mr J wore his Mr Bones t-shirt and Miss J wore her Baby Monster in Training all-in-one. Oh and check the TV behind Mr J. It's one of those You'll Shit Bricks moments.....

Cool Cat

This just made me laugh.

Perry Farrell for PM?

Just stumbled across this photo. I think Perry is possibly the coolest man alive. Would love to know what Perry and Tony were doing together, and what they talked about.

Walking to work

Just a few things that catch my eye on the walk to work.

Python Doctors Bag

Love it or hate it I don't care. This shit is crazy dope. Yours for 450 Euro but you gotta be quick. Very limited by Tommy Hilfiger.

Vans Sk8 Mid Fur

Vans Sk8 Mid Fur

Lucien Pellat-Finet Watches

Lucien Pellat-Finet Watches

Marvel at this sneak preview

Comic Books and Fashion. Yes. It has indeed been done before. From Hugo Boss, French Connection, Marc Ecko, A Bathing Ape, to name just a few from recent memory. Successfully. And there's no reason why the relationship between Heroes and High End should fail to generate interest once again. Here's a very early look at the latest collaboration between Marvel and Tommy Hilfiger Denim. A little taster of men's and girl's t-shirts. Expect to see a lot more nearer Summer 2010......

ILTC Part 2.

International London Tattoo Convention 2009 pt 2 OK so I have kept you waiting long enough. I'll try and keep this short (yeah right). Chuey had said to come back Sunday and I could hardly wait. I played it as cool as possible but I was itching to get back into London and on that freak bus* back to the convention. (*The freak bus was a red double decker laid on for free by the convention, looked awesome.) Hit town and got fuelled up on Dr Pepper, a hearty KFC (Zinger Tower meal - thanks Meesh!) and a Snickers Duo bar, then was off to the show. I got there just after 3 and checked Chuey's stall (#5 - G23) but he wasn't there yet. Ran into the homie from Friday and his arm was looking so sick. He was there for all the 3 days to have work done. Dedication. So I milled about but didn't stray too far from G23. Then Chuey rolled in with his crew but was immediately rushed off for a photoshoot. He said 'Hey' and told me to hang out and that Edgar would set up. Umm hold

It's possible to see The Dead (on your lunch break)

So who goes to a Damien Hirst exhibition on their lunch break? Me, that's who. And why not? Saw that this was opening today - and only a short walk from my office so off I went. It was kinda what I expected. Very clean space, skulls and other crazy sh1t, and all of it way too expensive to believe. But that's part of the draw for most I guess right? The curator lady was very helpful and super knowledgeable. She answered my (what must have seemed remedial) questions with ease and a smile. However, when she asked me "So do you particularly like Damien Hirst?" and I answered "No, not really, but I love skulls.", she giggled (I'm convinced purely out of politeness) and invested her time and smarts on anyone else but me. She did permit some photos (no not of her you bunch of sleaze bags), and I left feeling happy I took the opportunity to experience The Dead. Enjoy my very amateur photos. And here are some more

Ruder than You

Got these today in the mail from one of my buddies over at Vans. I can't tell you how many times those guys have hooked me up, or just how grateful I am. The dudes in the office, and the Carnaby Street store, are the most wicked rad people on earth. FACT. These are samples of the Rudeez 'S' from the VANS x WTAPS collaboration*. TETSU NISHIYAMA aka TET designer of WTAPS says of these - " In Rudeez the 80s rudeboy style tradition was used as an image and what was not asked for in a sneaker like the sharp looks in a leather shoe and fine craftsmanship, was brought in ." I'm a very happy boy. Can't wait to wear them tomorrow to work. Will put up a photo at the end of the day. *Missing the wtaps branding on the tongue, but present on the inner sole. Toe box reads "RUDER THAN YOU" - ain't that the truth!

Carling Cup

So I was (very) fortunate enough to be asked along as a guest of Fried Frank (solicitors) to the Carling Cup 3rd Round game against West Brom (22nd Sept). I've been to the Emirates a few times now and loved every second of it. This proved to be an entirely different experience! We were in Corporate Box 55. Greeted with champagne and nibbles. Then treated to pre match dinner. I had Beef and dumpling stew, creamy mash potato and vegetables. Chocolate fudge cake at half time and free beers throughout. Nik Bendtner was a guest of a box 2 to our left. The boys did us proud on the pitch and we won 2-0. Great view, erm 'interesting' meetin the others in my box but I was there for the game. What a great opportunity and so glad I took up the offer!

October 1st walk about

So today was October 1st. Where has the year gone? Anyway, thought I'd have my usual wander at lunch time and saw the new front window graphics for VANS (done by Jasper Jones) for the Rick Griffin series . Looks dope. Also went to the Levi's Cinch store that is currently hosting the Original Fake collab denims. Looks great until you see the denim itself. Shame. More updates of my wandering to come!