February 2016 - There are two things in life worth working for - your family and your freedom. Building this branding consultancy from the ground up was the best thing I could have done to further my passion for the arts. I found that when creativity meets strategy, a business solution is formed - and from the looks of it, my clients are happy.
I was presented with an opportunity to help my city, the city of San Francisco, design and curate a gallery in one of its rougher neighborhoods, the Tenderloin, through a project called SPACE236. This opportunity was a collaborative effort between the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and myself. The idea was to transform the 200 block of Leavenworth to be a destination corridor. With the Tenderloin Museum at Eddy, Smash Gallery at Golden Gate, and multiple small businesses in the area slated to open their doors in 2016, the Tenderloin is getting the attention it deserves.
The entire year of 2015 was dedicated to conceptualizing, pitching, meetings, planning, construction, and permitting for this project. We transformed the ground floor of a historic building into something the neighborhood needed, a concept gallery featuring San Francisco artists with inspiration as it's central theme. SPACE236 is a manifestation of freedom and inspiration banning together to share a message of creativity. This concept gallery showcases art in the broadest sense. Photography, storytelling, music, illustrations, and of course paintings are the visual messages to the public.
I truly believe any city can be measured through it's art and culture programs. SPACE236 has opened it's doors publicly for a month and some change but has already opened the minds of many and has provided locals to pursue their own passion through art. If you are an artist and would love to be featured at SPACE236, please visit the site and email us for more information. I look forward to seeing you here.
Join me for the official launch of Content LABS on July 23rd at@deccadeccadesignstudio. David Ocampo@milagromarketing, Natasha Kramskaya@deccadeccadesignstudio Danny Halvorson @webenertia@thecultivatorreviewing and I will be reviewing portfolios. Tickets available here. Thank you @contentmag! Let's tip some glasses!
Nike SB and Atlas are working on special release coined the “35mm Dunk Low”. The Dunk takes inspiration from vintage 35mm film cameras with the traditional black casing, grey metal polish and hints of red mimic throughout the shoe. The colorway utilizes a black pebbled grain leather and suede paneling. The translucent outsole hints a black-and-white photo of birds on power lines. Atlas branding is minimal as seen in these images. The run is limited to 1,000 pairs and exclusive only to Atlas.
This summer sees the release of the HYPEBEAST Magazine’s tenth issue, which coincides with our 10-year anniversary as an online frontrunner in fashion and culture.
In acknowledging the myriad of brands and industry heavyweights that HYPEBEAST has been a part of since 2005, our tenth issue aims to highlight the very best in both product and cultural collaborations of the past. We talk with streetwear experts, gallery owners and fashion designers alike who discuss this issue’s theme of collaboration while sharing an exclusively curated selection of their favourite collaboration items. A leader in the field of forming alliances with brands, Nike takes this issue’s cover with an exclusive interview with its CEO Mark Parker, followed by a special look at our own selection of the best Nike sneaker collaborations of the past through to today. Other highlights of this issue include a fashion editorial by renowned photographer Ari Marcopolous, exclusive conversations with legendary buyers Sarah Andelman and United Arrows & Sons’ Poggy, gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin, BEINGHUNTED’s founder Jörg Haas, streetwear distribution experts Luca Benini of Slam Jam, and a number of names*’ Craig Ford, among others who have all shared their selection of the best collaboration products.
Officially releasing on May 21, the HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 10: The Alliance Issue will be available at select retailers worldwide, as well as in the Design Rehab Store for $12 USD.
Common Projects just released their Spring / Summer 2015 line. I spent quite a bit of time hitting the left and right (tinder style) marveling the collection. The Achilles program is strong with new Gum sole colorways bringing back the black / gum combination (as seen in the SS2010 offering). To one up the release Common Projects now offer bags in their lineup. Pretty impressed with the offerings. You better hope your local Common Project stockist placed a hefty order.
The duo better known as Majid Jordan supplementing their minimal sound with a well directed video. This is that OVO sound.
We are extremely excited to see an anti-domestic violence campaign we worked on with Students of the World get coverage from Huffington Post amongst other major media outlets. Design Rehab had a hand in concepting, design and crafting not only the web destination for the #iAspire cause, but also the athlete influencer kits. Nothing but loves goes out to Margaux Joffe, the Creative Director at Students of the World for her hard work and vote of confidence in our team and Umar Issa for being the campaign poster-child.
Please visit iaspireforher.com and take action for this great cause.
Issue 8: The Perspective Issue
HYPEBEAST Magazine's "The Perspective Issue" looks at iconic forms of design and explores its functionality and creative processes. Talking to designers, architects and engineers, our print title's eighth issue explores what makes a design stand out, how it is used within our culture and where "design" relating to that culture is headed. Highlights from the magazine include a travel guide to Kyoto with a "wabi-sabi" twist, an interview with footwear designer Tinker Hatfield and a feature on NIGO's relationship with collectible items. The issue also features in-depth looks at the automotive design house Pininfarina, furniture specialist Modernica, animator David O'Reilly and artist Samuel Burgess-Johnson, as well as seasonal styling shoots, product news and engaging editorials on today's fashion and design landscape.
Now available at the Design Rehab shop.