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Takashi Murakami and Mr. @ Fabrik

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After class the other day I went to check out the Murakami Exhibit at Fabrik with my boy Nillz. The space was pretty small but it was full of great pieces from Murakami, Mr., Damien Hirst, and Andy Warhol.
Here’s some pics:

This is a Buddhist meditating so intensely that his head is bursting and eyes popping out. Pretty serious.

An amazingly detailed scene by Mr.


Some of his work for LV.


Then we snuck up to the top of a 32 story building to catch this view.

If you can make it out to Fabrik in the next few days I highly recommend it. The curator, Jurgen, was the man and talked with us for a while explaining pieces and telling us other exhibits to look out for in Hong Kong.

Fabrik Contemporary Arts Gallery
412, 4F Yip Fung Building
2-18 D’Aguilar Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2525 4911

-john-

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September 28, 2008 at 9:06 am

Marc Jacobs x Kaws

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Marc Jacobs line, they have teamed up with Kaws to release some very nice and extremely exclusive pair of ladies flats.



I can already see these being pulled off amazingly.

Uber limited to 150 pairs to be released at Colette Paris, Original Fake Tokyo, and Marc Jacobs SoHo and London flagships.
They come out tomorrow so ladies start lining up.

-john-

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September 28, 2008 at 4:15 am

The Return of the Music Video?

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So right next to fashion, we have an undying infatuation with music as well, and I am personally a huge fan of music videos. Wellll, good music videos that is, which are hard to come by sometimes, especially in the realm of hip hop.
But in the past 2 days I’ve seen 2 videos, from The Knux and Heltah Skeltah, that I have on repeat so I thought I should share.

The Knux – Bang Bang
These guys are uber indie so it’s cool to see what they were able to do on that Interscope budget they have now. Nice West Side Story feel to it.

Heltah Skeltah – Ruck n Roll
This video is just hysterical to me. Directed by the one n only Rik Cordero, who used what looks like a basement, a handycam, and a 30 dollar budget for some wigs, somehow created this ode to a Rock video. Great.

“You fuckin’ guys rock man…. we love you”

-john-

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September 26, 2008 at 8:11 am

Introducing: Benjamin Bixby

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Benjamin Bixby is the new fashion line from none other than Andre Benjamin or more famously Andre 3000.




The line is fully backed and inspired by Mr. Benjamin and truly captures his look of fly yet classy throw back pieces.

The full line released last week at Harrods London and hit shelves in Barneys this week. Oh yea, be weary of the crazy price tags. Check their online store here.

-john-

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September 25, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Purple Vaider & Blue Skytop Released

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After a relatively subtle set of colorways last season, Supra starts this year off with some bold solid colors. Here are the Purple and Gold Vaider along with the Blue Tiger Skytop.


These kinda came out of nowhere and are already hitting many Supra accounts, so check your local spot for details.
Also, there are some nice red n yellow, purple accented, and silver colorways set to drop soon as well, so keep it locked.

-john-

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September 24, 2008 at 1:22 am

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Runway to Change

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So I’ve realized that we post a decent amount Obama content on this blog. We aren’t trying to push political views or anything here, so don’t take it wrong. It’s just that this man is inspiring a lot of people to do a lot of really cool and creative stuff that no one has ever seen before from a political figure.

The new project from the Obama camp is Runway to Change, which brought together some of the top designers and artists in the world to make some tees and totes supporting Mr. Obama’s cause.

Change by Jay-z

Obama Stands Out by Pharrell Williams

Vote Hope by Tory Burch


America Deserves Better by Russel Simmons

Obama Button Tote by Marc Jacobs

There is much more in the online store from the likes of Vera Wang, Juicy Couture, Beyonce, Rag and Bone, Isaac Mizrahi, and many more. Everything made in the US.

Oh and there’s also a Yes We Can CD with Kanye, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5 and many more.

Well that’s enough politics on SwaggerDap for the time being.

Stay up America.

-john-

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September 22, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Uniqlo Introduces Wakamaru

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Uniqlo has recently introduced Wakamaru, a robotic staff member, to it’s New York store.



Wakamaru is a “walking” talking and thinking member of the staff who’s job is to greet and inform the customers on anything going on in the store. Aparently you can also have some basic conversation with her as she shows you around the store.

Pretty cool and innovative on Uniqlo’s part as they teamed up with Mitsubishi for the project. As of now Wakamaru is 1 of 1 and resides in SoHo only.

To find out more about the project and to read Wakamaru’s blog (yes it is actually updated by the robot, with some assistance I’m sure) check out NewYork-Tokyo.com

-john-

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September 18, 2008 at 4:36 am

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