Tacoma, WA based apparel brand, Imperial Motion welcomes Jimmy Carlin to their growing group of brand Affiliates. Jimmy is known for his diverse bag of flip tricks and making people laugh wherever he goes. Unlike a lot of people his age, Jimmy still loves jumping down a good stair set or gap. Whether it’s his fondness for Sonic the Hedge Hog, beat boxing, cracking jokes, making impersonations or just being a goof ball with the boys, Mr. Carlin, aka DJ Dunce Cap, just loves to have a good time on and off his skateboard. Imperial Motion couldn’t be more stoked to welcome Jimmy to the IM family!
December 9, 2013
December 7, 2013
Please join us this Saturday for the grand opening of THE SEVENTH LETTER Flagship Store and Gallery on Faifax Avenue in Los Angeles, CA
December 6, 2013
Rockstar Energy Drink / Sullen Art Collective / Keep A Breast / Inked Up World Tour – This Saturday December 7, 2013 at Known Gallery
Inked Up World Tour Wrap Party and Group Exhibition
Opening reception: December 7, 2013 | 9-11pm
441 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Keep A Breast Foundation announces an exclusive art show in conjunction with Rockstar Energy Drink and Sullen Art Collective to come together to celebrate the closing of The Inked Up World Tour, a yearlong program supporting the art and culture of tattooing. The tour culminates December 7, 2013 at the official wrap party and group exhibition at Known Gallery, one of the most influential street and contemporary art spaces in Los Angeles.
The Inked Up World Tour is a global celebration of the tattoo lifestyle that combines 12 top tattoo artists, 12 top tattoo conventions, a Rockstar Energy Drink can art contest with a $25,000 purse, a Miss Inked Up model contest, and a Keep A Breast breast cast exhibition. The Rockstar Energy Drink can art contest winner will be announced and art from each of the 12 artists will be on display. The event will include 12 of the best tattoo artists in the country who have combined sculpture, philanthropy, and symbolic artistry creating one-of-a-kind plaster forms made from the female torso of 12 celebrity castees.
The Keep A Breast Foundation Breast Casts™ are part of Keep A Breast’s unique campaign to use art and artistic expression to inform young people about methods of prevention, early detection, coping and support. This awareness campaign is like no other, harnessing the power of art to communicate complex feelings and thoughts about health, the female form, and ultimately about breast cancer.
“This unique exhibition features the breasts of so many of my favorite ladies. It’s been a honor to work with them all.” Stated Shaney jo Darden, Keep A Breast Founder. “I’m thankful for everyone involved in this exhibition from the castees, the artists, Rockstar, Sullen and Known gallery for using your important influence to help raise funds for Keep A Breast and awareness for cancer prevention.”
The breast casts will be sold at the exhibition and online to raise funds for Keep A Breast’s early detection, prevention, and support programs. Through these programs Keep A Breast strives to eradicate breast cancer by inspiring young people to adopt lifestyle choices that have long-term health benefits.
ARTIST | CASTEE
Robert Atkinson – Audrey Kitching
Shawn Barber – Sabina Kelley
Ryan Smith – Bernadette Macias
Robert Hernandez – Lenora Claire
Nikko Hurtado – Ivy D’Muerta
Moni Marino – Xanthia Pink
NORM – Juliette Simms
Oliver Peck – Cherry Dollface
Jack Rudy – Malice
Camila Rocha – Emii
Carlos Torres – Aleyx Chew
Bob Tyrrell – Bridget Blonde
Sullen is an Art-Driven Lifestyle apparel brand that integrates like-minded sub cultures within one platform. Co-owner Ryan Smith, a professional tattoo artist for over 15 years has built relationships with some of the world’s top tattoo artists, graffiti artists, and painters – The ‘Sullen Art Collective’. Sullen is also deeply rooted in the local music scene and in action sports although they are not defined by any one style of music, sport, artistic style or culture. Sullen represents a community of culturally aware individuals inspired by a diverse range of interests. Each of which is represented through Sullen’s underground movement. You could describe Sullen’s lifestyle in many ways…but it always comes back to the art.
Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com Find us at:
www.Facebook.com/Rockstar ~ www.Twitter.com/RockstarEnergy ~ www.Instagram.com/RockstarEnergy ~ www.YouTube.com/Rockstar
About The Keep A Breast Foundation:
The Keep A Breast Foundation’s (KAB) Mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being. For more information, go to www.keep-a-breast.org
Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday
Saturday, December 7, 2013
One night only: 8pm to 11pm
The Well 1006 South Olive Street, Los Angeles 90015
On Saturday, December 7, the magical world of Rilakkuma returns to Los Angeles to celebrate Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday at The Well in downtown Los Angeles.
Join Rilakkuma and friends for the plushest Kawaii event of the year. Created by SAN-X, Rilakkuma is one of Japan’s most popular characters, and this year marks a decade of Rilakkuma’s “bear in relaxed mood” lifestyle of eating, sleeping and listening to music.
Rilakkuma fans of all ages will be treated to an assortment of special surprises, shopping and holiday cheer. Discover the season’s most sparkling gifts, cute clothing and sought-after stocking stuffers at JapanLA’s pop-up shop at The Well. Curated by Jamie Rivadeneira, the space will be filled with an assortment of delightful Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori treasures including collectible mugs, markers, notebooks, stickers, socks and many more glittering gems for your shopping list.
A fashion show will illuminate the night, featuring Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma as the stars of the show. The event will highlight JapanLA’s adorable new Rilakkuma apparel collection of Bodycon dresses, cozy cardigan sweaters, and colorful spandex leggings. Goody Two Sleeves will release a rainbow of new tops onto the runway and disguise yourself as Rilakkuma or Korilakkuma in Kigurumi Shop’s fluffy fleece onesie costumes.
The Well’s backroom will be transformed into a shimmering Rilakkuma wonderland with a holiday tree centerpiece and kaleidoscope of vibrant Rilakkuma wall projections. Capture the fun at Rilakkuma’s themed photo booth, and experience Rilakkuma’s favorite activity, relaxation, along with The Lolita Girls, sets by DJ Miss Glitter, savory Takoyaki TANOTA and Sushi Pirate food trucks, POPwater, Sapporo Brewery and Kurosawa Sake by Pacific International Liquor, Inc.
Presented by San-X, JapanLA, Bubble Punch, The Well, JapanLA Clothing Company, Charm School and Pocky – Glico USA, Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday will be one night only on Saturday, December 7 from 8pm to 11pm at The Well in down- town Los Angeles. The event is free and open to the public.
Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday
Saturday, December 7, 2013 8pm-11pm
The Well 1006 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday Press and Media Inquiries Angelique Groh | Charm School firstname.lastname@example.org T: 323-363-9338
SAN-X Co., Ltd. is based in Tokyo, Japan and creates unique and fun characters that are embraced by fans around the world. Founded in 1932, San-X has produced approximately over one thousand characters, including Rilakkuma, Sen- timental Circus, Monokuro Boo, Mamegoma, Kutsushitanyanko, Kamonohashikamo, Tarepanda, and Afro Ken. San-X characters are licensed worldwide in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Italy, Brazil, Philip- pines, Singapore and the USA, and they have partnered with globally recognized brands such as Kit Kat, Toyota, Tower Records, Fuji-TV and Sega Toys to produce unique tie-ins and collaborations. For more information, please visit www. san-x.jp.
Inspired by Japanese and American Pop Culture, JapanLA is a unique retail destination that caters to adults who love “kawaii” or “cute” toys, apparel, and gifts. Owner Jamie Rivadeneira curates a highly-edited selection of rare and limited- edition items imported from Japan’s most popular character brands, and recently launched JapanLA Clothing featuring Rilakkuma sweaters, dresses and leggings. They also carry items inspired by Japanese pop culture, including handpicked items made by local and international independent artists. Also a lifestyle brand, JapanLA plans creative theme parties and organizes its highly-anticipated annual “JapanLA Super Mega Fun Tokyo Tour,” where customers and friends travel to Japanese destinations such as Harajuku, Shibuya, and Akihabara. JapanLA makes it fun for people of all ages to share their love for “cute” in their life. JapanLA is located in the Melrose Shopping Area, at 7320-1/2 Melrose Avenue, Los Ange- les, CA 90046. Please visit the website at www.japanla.com or call (323) 934-5201 for more information.
Established in 2009, Bubble Punch is a multi-faceted event production team that brings a fresh approach to cute, fun, geeky, and pop culture-oriented creative event production. From planning and coordination to conceptualizing and de- veloping an entire event, Bubble Punch infuses each project with creativity. Bubble Punch continues to actively collabo- rate with independent artists, designers, galleries, international brands, celebrities, and musicians in their creative and whimsical productions. Notable events include Sanrio’s Three Apples Exhibition: Hello Kitty’s Bats and Cats Masquerade, Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary: Kitty In Pink 80’s Prom Night and I <3 Nerds, Sweet Streets: 6%DOKIDOKI Fashion Show, and Rune Boutique pop up shop, and fashion show, featuring live concert by Japanese popstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
The Well is a unique hair salon and lifestyle-retail company headquartered within a distinctive architectural space in downtown Los Angeles. Operating out of a converted turn-of-the-century warehouse, The Well offers men’s and women’s designer fashion, one-of-a-kind gifts, of-the-moment hair styling, and a professional in-house marketing/event production team. The Well is a significant step in the downtown renaissance, a beacon for progressive culture, and a shopping experience like no other.
December 5, 2013
THURSDAY, DEC. 5 | 1PM-7PM
FRIDAY, DEC. 6 | 10AM-7PM
SATURDAY, DEC. 7 | 10AM-7PM
SUNDAY, DEC. 8 | 10AM-5PM
THE ICE PALACE
1400 NORTH MIAMI AVENUE
MIAMI, FL 33136
Custom Fender Jaguar Guitar and Hobie Replica Vintage Surfboard
Classic 1960’s surf culture can be embodied in many ways. But nothing really comes closer to epitomizing this era quite like the most iconic surf rock instrument- the Fender Jaguar- and the most popular wave riding craft of the time – a vintage Hobie replica longboard. Now, the public has the opportunity of taking home each of these fine pieces of surfing history, and help better the world in the process.
Hurley’s cleanwater initiative H20 has announced a partnership with Fender Guitar and Hobie for global clean drinking water access. The product collaboration, which includes a collector’s dream package of a Fender guitar and Hobie longboard, will be auctioned off with partner eBay to the highest bidder. Beginning December 2nd at 8am PST and ending December 12th at 8am PST, the one-of-three Fender and Hobie collection will be auctioned off at http://givingworks.ebay.com/hurley-waves-for-water/ with a starting bid of $10,000. The recipient, Waves For Water, which has been instrumental in providing clean water access to people in more than 20 countries, is honored to be a part of the project. All proceeds from this one-of-a-kind collaboration go to Waves For Water, which has given clean drinking water to 10 million people to date.
“I’m stoked to see this happen,” says Waves For Water founder Jon Rose. “Two iconic brands bringing to the table what they do best and in the process helping people gain access to clean water. By creating these pieces, Hobie Surfboards and Fender are speaking to Waves For Water’s DNA: do what you love and help along the way.”
The Fender Classic Jaguar Special is the instrument of choice for the original surf music pioneers and remains just as relevant today. This limited edition, one-of-three Fender Classics comes in custom “Hobie Surf Green” and features several thoroughly modern improvements, including hotter pickups, cut switch, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, 9.5″ fingerboard radius and neck pocket with increased back-angle for improved stability. The other two guitar/surfboard packages are with the Alter family and at the Fender museum.
Hobie Surfboards has been an integral part of beach culture for more than six decades, and – like Fender – is considered one of surfing’s “Founding Institutions.” The 9’0” longboard on offer also comes in “Hobie green” and is a replica of a vintage early ’60s Hobie surfboard.
Artist and surf/skate culture icon Craig Stecyk filmed and directed a video on the Fender and Hobie stories and the making of these works of art. The soundtrack is by Bob Berryhill of the Surfaris, who’s playing the limited edition Fender Classic throughout the video.
For more information about the collaboration and to view Stecyk’s film, please visit www.ebay.com/fenderxhobie.
December 4, 2013
December 3, 2013
Our friends at Dragon Optics have been nominated for SIMA‘s “Accessory Product of the Year” with their Dragon H20 Floatable Collection. By far, this collection is the most inventive and useful collection we have seen throughout the entire 2013 year and we are sure they’ll be taking home the trophy come February at the Image Awards Ceremony in Anaheim. We’ll be on hand to cover the event and tell ya, “We told ya so!”
December 1, 2013
November 29, 2013
ourCaste.com Is LIVE!
A long, long, LONG road is finally over!
ourCaste has spent the past three months developing, testing, and sorting out a new web experience. This fully interactive site is your one stop shop for all things ourCaste, even including the prints off our office wall! We hope our launch is everything that the Obama Care launch was not, something fully operational and a pleasure to play with. From our branded and contributor journal entries, to a stockist map, and finally with our full retail online shop, we hope this site gives you everything need. Make sure to sign up for special deals, free stuff, party invites, and much more…just no spam we promise!