Stay Wild Magazine – Kickstarter

Justin Morrison aka Scrappers is a man of many activities; drawing, painting, camping, surfing, moto riding and i am sure the list goes on. Born on Vancouver Island and now based in Portland, Scrappers is all about the adventure life and he wants to share and explore that with you, so much so he is looking to launch a free adventure/lifestyle mag called STAY WILD. To help get things off the ground he has started a Kickstarter page to raise money for the printing costs of the first issue. This looks like it is going to be a super rad publication, one I can fully support and if you feel the same head on over to the Kickstarter and throw down in the name of adventure…

HUF x VTS Collaboration

Here is a look at a great little collaboration that I am rather excited about: HUF x VTS. Coming from a background in graffiti myself I know of the VTS crew very well (mostly westcoast based with a heavy Vancouver presence) and have watched the crew grow over the years to what it is today, a world renowned graffiti crew. The one thing that I respect most about the crew is they don’t mess with the street art, we’re talking raw, illegal graffiti here. It is also no surprise we are fond of HUF and what they do and represent so this was a no brainer for me. Here is a little about the colab via HUF:

“HUF x Very Top Secret collection | Founded in 2003, very top secret (VTS) is a worldwide graffiti crew rooted in — and fundamentally dedicated to — illegal graffiti. Widely known for traveling the world over and leaving their mark wherever they go, VTS thrives off the desire to maintain freedom and self-expression by rejecting social conventions. Born out of a similar street-level upbringing through skateboarding, HUF has come together with vts on a collaboration that encapsulates both parties’ allegiance to upholding shared roots in underground culture. Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of VTS, the limited edition HUF x VTS collaboration features a series of three t-shirts, a pullover hoodie, snapback hat, and socks”.

I also really like how the crew has been busy hitting the streets in preparation of the release, click through for that as well as the rest of the collection.


Brat Style – Go Takamine

Awesome interview with Go Takamine of Brat Style, a shop building some of my favourite bikes in existence. Specializing in air-cooled Japanese singles and American V-Twins, the style is a blend of dirt and chop, punk and traditional, all the good things. Anti-convention and all style, Takamine’s Panhead is a great example of what the shop excels at… great riding footage too!

Softmachine Spring/Summer 2013

Here is a bangin’ new lookbook by Japanese label Softmachine for the current spring/summer 2013 season. The brand is a tattoo-inspired apparel label that was started back in 2002 by Kosuke Yamagishi. The artwork for the collections are all done by Japanese traditional tattoo artists, taking inspration from traditional Japanese tattoo art, contemporary fine art, photography and music associated with the tattoo culture. Some damn good looks seen here, all very skins, suedes, teddy, rocker styles with plenty of plaids, bowling shirts, Docs, Braces and head tats.