Houston Classic

December 28, 2010

I knew someone will be out bombing in the snow. The legendary  Houston wall by Kenny Scharf was bombed by Remo, Ate, 9th and a few others. I love this mural, but i also love fresh graff on the street.

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Art series entitled “Identity” by Jorge Rodriguez Gerada.

In anticipation of the French release of the Science-Fiction thriller Tron, Les Ateliers Ruby has mocked up an exclusive motorcycle helmet which takes its visceral cues from the film. Ruby is no stranger to pop-art helmets and this one comes complete with Tron stylings on the exterior and a navy blue palette on the interior with a matching navy strap to boot. Look out for this helmet to drop during the month of January in concert with the film’s French release. No word on pricing, but it will be available at colette.

 

Via: Hypebeast.com

Kanye Interview Rihanna

December 1, 2010

Interview Magazine has just launched this short bio on Barbadian pop-sensation Rihanna, alongside an interview with the star, conducted by 14-time Grammy winner, Kanye West. Clearly familiar with one another, the interview is piloted in a relaxed fashion but manages to penetrate beyond the surface reached by most interviews. Discussing a range of interviews from the public perception of Rhianna, to her personal fashion style, don’t be surprised to also find snippets of info about West himself. Key excerpts from the interview can be seen below.

KANYE WEST: Whuzup?

RIHANNA: Hey. How are you?

I’m good. I’m just out here in this retarded-ass studio- Peter Gabriel’s studio.

Where? In London?

Yeah. Like two hours out.

That’s dope. You-all working on the new album?

Yeah. Well, it’s a me and Jay album. Right now, I’m sit­ting here going through some Lex Luger beats. This whole album, Watch The Throne, is going to be very dark and sexy- like very couture hip-hop. Because since me and Jay have already had big records and over-the-top joints, we’re just going to make some real dirty, fucked-up, hardcore stuff. But it’s also luxe and definitely high-class. So let’s start with my favorite thing. Rihanna, what’s your take on fashion? How has it evolved since the start of your career?

Well, I would say that in the beginning of my career, I didn’t have a lot of input in what I wore and stuff, but it was a very, innocent, girly look. Then after we put out Good Girl Gone Bad, it kind of became a darker, edgier look, and then it got even edgier on the last album [Rated R]. And now it’s just . . . I’m over the whole structured clothing, overly shoulder-padded shit. I like stuff that’s easy without trying too hard. I don’t like stuff that’s too contrived.

So what’s your next look? Where do you see yourself a year from now?

I probably see a lot of menswear, or something extremely, extremely feminine. But I like to play with both. It would have to be so extreme that it’s a look, because I don’t usu­ally like typical ladylike, girly-girly stuff. It would be a look if I were to do it. I always like something that’s a little off, so it’s just not typical or expected.

When you make songs, do you think about what you’re going to wear when you’re performing them? Does it directly relate to the music in that way?

I think not so much about what I’m going to wear yet, but when I make songs or make music, I do always think about the video. The video always plays in my head while I’m lis­tening to the song.

So why did you call your new album Loud?

Because I feel like it was a really fun, expressive album, and loud was the perfect word to symbolize that. It’s aggressive at times, but in a really fun way-just the overall energy of it. Even the energy when we were making the album was really expressive and rebellious, but fun. We had fun the whole time. And you hear it when you listen to the songs. They feel really good.

Do you have a vulnerable side? Because in a lot of the sin­gles that come out, you’re like, “What’s my name, muthafucka?” or “I’m a murderer.”

Yes, I do have a vulnerable side. I think a lot of peo­ple have a misperception of me. They only see the tough, defen­sive, aggressive side. But every woman is vulnerable. They have vulnerability. So of course I’m going to have that side. It’s not a major part of who I am, but it’s definitely there. I just don’t like people to see me cry-I don’t like to let them know when I’m bothered. You know? I just prefer it to be all about business, and then whatever I’m dealing with, let me deal with that alone, because I don’t want it to affect anything in my professional life.

So a year from now, Rihanna could have a little shorty with little high-tops? [Rihanna laughs] What will Rihanna’s kids be like?

If I had a girl, she’d probably be really rebellious. She would be like a bundle of karma.

Via: Hypebeast.com