Thursday, November 27, 2008
RVCA artists D-Mote and Ewok 'got up' in the new Underworld in Montreal. More to come, but here's a teaser for now
Labels: rvca underworld
Love the new Altamont sign we made for the new Empire shop on Quebec
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Brendan Fowler catches up on 30+ years of Mark Flood, while Aaron Rose gets as much V. Vale. Naomi Harris shows us a lot of America and the swingers she met in the process. Shannon Ebner discusses politics, poetry and photography while cover stars Lizzie Bougatsos and Sadie Laska discuss the intersections of their band, I.U.D., and their separate studio art practices. We also get in touch with the Mega Words Store, Chris Johanson’s record label, Paperback, Wildness and more. We should be getting this soon.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Riding that wave and showing the summer 09 Sole Tech footwear program all through Canada we thought that we would take a second and catch up with one of our favorite skate shops located right downtown
Vp: How many years have you been in business and do you remember the first line that you every picked up from us?
N: The Tiki Room has been open since 1996, under the umbrella of World of Trout, which opened in 1992. I've been with WOT/Tiki since 1993. I've had this job longer than I had ever been in school. Whoa. Scary thought. We've been getting eS and emerica stuff from Timebomb since it first came out. I'm unsure of the date, but we carried Sheep shoes. That may help date things... late 90's anyway.
Vp: Your shop is killer!!! But at one time was there any killing going on???
N: Part of our building used to be a fur storage vault, but I am pretty sure the animals weren't killed on the premises (unless they were gopher skins). I personally kill it in our Saturday dice games... does that count?
Vp: I think that you carry every line that we distribute minus the snow goods. How do you keep it so sk8 core in a smaller market with out having to go into those other lifestyle categories (wake, rollerblade, laser tag)?....
N: We've been considering the laser tag thing, but...... at a brief point we had snowboards in the 90's. We carried skate/snow brands (Skull Skates, Shorty's, World) and I realized that I didn't know a damn thing about snow stuff. The overhead with snow stuff combined with my complete lack of knowledge of it solidified my choice to go skate only. I've been skating since the mid 80's, and consider myself a skate nerd, so keeping things pure is pretty important for me. When you're starting out, you think that you've gotta provide everything to everyone, but you're better off focusing on what you know, not grasping for dollars from everywhere you can.
Vp: Other than Freshjive and eS, what other Timebomb lines are you most stoked about and why?
N: I like the diversity of
Vp: Has Garret ever showed you the rebound in any of our sole tech footwear?
N: What's the rebound? Is that some STI lab shit? Garret who? (jokes)
Vp: Your Jimbo Phillip’s/Tiki Room skate deck and wheels colab has been featured in a lot magazines/websites. Really amazing design!!! What advice can you give to that smaller shop guy who really wants to push there ideas into reality? And “just do it” is not a correct answer….
N: I'm pretty stoked to have been able to wrangle Jimbo for this project. I've been a huge fan of Jimbo and his dad's (Jim Phillips) artwork for years. Regarding pushing ideas into reality: sometimes you just have to throw shit out there. If an idea seems far fetched to you, it may seem like a great and easy project for someone else. Connections also help. Talking to people and maintaining relationships is key.
Vp: Any last words?
N: Thanks to everyone at Time Bomb for the support over the years!
Every now and then, I do a little camera photo upload of all of my cell phone photos and arrange them into contact sheets to send to the friends I was with that week/weekend. There is just something about impromptu high in interest and low in quality camera phone photos that hold it's own charm. That being said...there is finally a photography contest where you don't need nice gear to win.
RVCA x Color Mag Present "This Is My Life"
A cell phone photography contest
Take 12 photos of your day with your cell phone and create a 12 frame (one per hour) contact sheet. The most interesting day wins a clothing package from RVCA valued at $500. Second and third place wins a subscription to Color Magazine.
Contest details +how to make a contact sheet in Photoshop
Email your contact sheet jpeg to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Our very own Jennilee Marigomen got up on 'I thought I Was Alone', a photography collective that is curated by the photo editor of Vice Magazine Italy (Lele Saveri). See photos HERE.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Eight countries, 5,000 eyes, hundreds of paint brushes, thousands of hours of painting, 6,500 glasses of Sangria and beer, 3,000 tapas and almost 7,000 miles later, the éS Adrian Blanca Traveling Art Exhibition has come to an end. For the last three months, Adrian Blanca has been on a whirlwind art tour to celebrate his collaboration with éS. At each tour stop, spectators were able to watch Adrian create his visual madness live with permanent installations fashioned in all eight locations- Stockholm, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Antwerp, Munich, Barcelona and New York City.
A true fan of éS for years—in particular the Accel, which he has used on numerous occasions as a canvas for his art—it came as no surprise that Adrian chose to launch his collection with the Accel TTL and TT Deluxe.
Pierre Andre talks to Complex about his new exclusive 22 collection. read about it HERE.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
DJ Concept puts it down! Jimi Hendrix 'A Tribute To Experience' mixtape. Download it HERE.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
This past Saturday night was the greatly anticipated opening of Ed Templeton’s show, ‘Map Of The Inner War’ and Matt Leines “The Great Gates of Zenith” at LA’s Roberts & Tilton gallery in Culver City California.
Map of The Inner War - Ed Templeton saturates the gallery with over 250 new works including painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper.
The Great Gates of Zenith - Consisting of all new works on paper Matt Leines imagines a futuristic world in which his creatures dwell.
p.s. yes that is Neil Patrick Harris!!
Watch the teaser here!
Red Bull's Shoot To Thrill Screenings Announced
VANCOUVER, NOV 20th / Vogue Theatre (918 Granville St)
9pm, all ages. See the 10 Super16 films from Shoot to Thrill 2008 and find out who is going to win the $8000 grand prize. Afterparty at Republic (958 Granville St.)
First 75 people with ticket stubs from the premiere get in FREE! 1/2 price cover there after.
WINNIPEG, NOVEMBER 20th / Garrick Theatre (330 Garry), 8pm
TORONTO, NOVEMBER 21st / Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor St W), 9pm
OTTAWA, NOVEMBER 21st / Babylon Nightclub (317 Bank St), 2 shows, 7pm (all ages), 10pm (19+)
QUEBEC CITY, NOVEMBER 21st / Le Cercle (228 Re St Joseph Est), 8:30pm
MONTRÉAL, NOVEMBER 22nd / Cabaret Juste Pour Rire, 8:30pm
HALIFAX, NOVEMBER 22nd / Tribeca (15688 Granville St), 8:30pm
CALGARY, NOVEMBER 22nd / The Uptown (612 8 Ave SW), 7pm
More info on Color Magazine's site
Terry Richardson for Erin Wasson x RVCA
Embodying American supermodel Erin Wasson's signature low-key style and edge, the collaboration of RVCA and Erin Wasson has received a phenomenal response from both retailers and media alike.