Tetsu Nishiyama, founder and designer of WTAPS
A Love Supreme A film by Thomas Campbell for Supreme filmed in 1995, NYC
On Target Painted on the wings and panels of aircraft to identify them, the Royal Air Force roundel has been in existence since 1915. At the start of WWI anti-aircraft gunners would fire on anything they encountered, enemy or ally, which quickly meant identification was required. The roundel was designed after ground troops found it difficult to distinguish between the Union Flag/ St. George’s Cross and the German Iron Cross. Since then there have been many incarnations to suit a variety of tastes but it is the modern standard, called Type D (Ratio 1:2:3), which has been adopted by mods in popular culture and most notably for fans of cycling, Sir Bradley Wiggins.
Stussy x Nike Shoes In 2000, Stussy partnered with Nike to produce two exciting new colors of the Air Huarache LE shoe in very limited numbers. This sneaker collaboration was the first of its kind and has continued regularly since then incorporating several models of old Nike shoes including the Dunk High, Blazer, Air Huarache Light, Court Force, Free Trail 5.0, Trainer Dunk Low, Terminator, All Court Mid and Sky Force 88 Mid. The Stussy x Nike relationship has provided a platform to introduce new colors, fabrics, updates and designs to the sneaker market and even break ground on new sneaker models.
Stevens Pass, my home mountain
An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan.
“The Grandmaster” is said to be Wong Kar Wai’s most commercial film. It opened strong in China in January, making more than $50 million at the box office and is the director’s highest-grossing film. After multiple edits, “The Grandmaster” in its current version is screening at 120 minutes, though a four-hour version of the film is said to exist.
At the press conference for the film, the 56-year-old Wong said he’d had the idea the film since 1999, after seeing a Super 8 film of Ip Man taken three days before his death in 1972. In the clip, the 79-year-old is in his pajamas, in his living room with cats and grandchildren watching as he demonstrates his art. For a moment, with his back to the camera, he stops. “It’s a very agonizing moment,” said Wong.
“Either he’s too weak or he’s too tired to carry on. Or he simply forgot it. And that’s the moment that really moves me.” (via)