I am inviting YOU to my party! Thursday Feb 19th – 8 pm to 11 pm – Livestock (1709 West 4th). Canada’s premier sneaker store Livestock and I are hosting a party/charity event for the long-awaited (for me anyways) release of the shoe I designed for Converse & (PRODUCT)RED. All profits from shoes sold at the event will be donated directly to The Global Fund by Livestock!
If you want to get your hands on a pair show up around 8pm to make sure you can get them. Your purchase will help the fight against AIDS in Africa! Come on out even if you don’t want the shoes, it would be fun to meet you all in person! RSVP the FACEBOOK EVENT or just show up!
A really quick word regarding the design of the shoe – the shoes are covered in 100 hands which represent the people of Africa calling out for help and also those around the world answering their call. I didn’t want to sugar-coat what’s going on in Africa but I did want the message to be a hopeful one so that’s why that bit of sky blue is in there. I’ll tell you more when I see you!
Thank you to all the newspapers, magazines, websites, radio stations, and tv talkshows that have helped spread the word about the shoe and more importantly the message behind them! And thank you to all of you who have told a friend!
The 2008 High Five Series boards I designed for Endeavor have been really well received. If you’re looking for a new snowboard this Christmas, this might be the board for you! Take a look at this full product review with Kevin Griffin, along with some footage of it being shredded to pieces. It’s a great feeling to see riders having fun using something I designed.
Hypebeast recently asked me to list five things I can’t live without as part of their Essentials series. The four of us who were asked are all currently involved in Vancouver’s street fashion scene. That’s me on the bottom left. To my right is Kenta, the creative genius behind Brknhome, and above me are my friends Matt and Vince (Finale Design).
Read my five essentials, here. Feel free to list your five essentials in the comments!
Another successful birthday! I had to figure out a way to outdo last year’s Sushi, Sunglasses & Sake party so I booked the whole lower floor of La Casita (Mexican restaurant) for about 40 of my pals and we enjoyed a night of Tequila & Pictionary! The winning team was entitled to as many churros (Mexican donuts) as they could eat. I secretly utilized my amazing mathematical powers to make sure the game was a draw so everyone would win (ie – one team was down 10,000 pts so naturally the last round was worth 10,000 pts).
Here I am eating a churro after “enjoying” about 50,000 shots of Tequila. In case you are wondering what my t-shirt says, it says email@example.com. It was one of my many fabulous gifts, and more importantly, it is my friend Rob’s actual email address – the same email address we always shout out in the movie theatre when it all goes quiet (among other, less appropriate, things).
Hooray for October 3rd! Last year I went all out and had a Sushi, Sunglasses & Sake birthday at a big Japanese restaurant with about 20 friends. This year it’s Mexican – I’ll let you know how it goes. (I’m celebrating tonight so if the site hasn’t been updated on Monday assume it went well.)
I am taking the rest of the day off and dedicating this PBF comic to myself:
Have a great weekend everyone!
Max (endeavor) just sent over a few shots of my 2008/09 High Five Series snowboards getting put to work! Photos courtesy of the master, Scott Serfas (senior photographer for Transworld Snow among other things). I am STOKED to see my creations in action – and on a staircase made of ice no less!