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Category - Culture

Publish x Timberland Release Event

New England born company Timberland, worldly renown for their flawless craftsmanship in outdoor apparel and footwear, teamed up with Publish Brand to introduce a limited collection of the Chelsea boot and the classic Oxford silhouette.

With the concept of merging West coast style with East coast functionality, these pieces feature the best of both worlds.

To celebrate the recent release of the “Reinventing California” collection, the two brands came together at the beautiful Timberland shop in the heart of bustling downtown San Francisco on Saturday, November 7th.

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Here, any inquires of the brands or the collaboration were happily answered by Publish’s CEO, Timberland’s Senior Footwear Director, and other members of the team. They took the time to sign shoeboxes for any desiring fans who purchased a pair from the collection, while surrounding guests roamed the shop enjoying complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres and the warm ambiance.

 

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Available in the traditional wheat and timeless black leather, the shoes were elegantly displayed front of shop for those who wanted to get a real feel of the West coast design aesthetic and the premium East coast weather-proof quality. It’s no surprise that the shop sold out of the black Chelsea boot by the end of the 3 hour event.

 

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As the successful night came to an end, the teams connected over bringing this collaboration to life, their experiences in the industry and truly getting to know one another. Not only is it important to share a sense of camaraderie among the brands, especially executing a huge project as “Reinventing California,” but to meet the people who support the vision and getting to know theirs is essential in continuing on “Today for Tomorrow.” The exchange of ideas, gratitude, love and support filled the shop, exuding positive vibes throughout.

 

Check out this limited release of this collaboration of the stylish Chelsea and the traditional Oxford now, while the stock lasts!

Also, head to Timberland’s blog of “Reinventing California” to get a look at the Publish Brand Manager’s interview with this favored outdoor company. #TimberlandxPublish

Happy Air Max Day!

Today is biggest day known to footwear enthusiasts and athletes around the world known as Air Max Day. Twenty eight (28) years ago today marks the first release of the Nike Air Max silhouette. Take a look at our special Air Max Day look book below!

Model: Jona Weinhofen

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Street Meat

Extra Butter partners with Reebok for the 25th Anniversary of the Ventilator. 1990 marks the birth year of the Reebok Ventilator, as well as the start and rise of “Street Meat” food vending, a delicacy which remains a New York City staple and Extra Butter favorite through the years.

Executed on a buttery, premium, euphoria nubuck upper, Extra Butter’s “Street Meat” Ventilator takes it’s design cues from Halal food plates; mixing appetizing elements and colors that point to lamb, chicken, falafel, lettuce, yellow rice, and of course the infamous red sauce and white sauce. Extra Butter takes the gritty element of NYC food vending and spins it with Reebok for a luxury feel that both highlights the Ventilator, and pays proper homage to the delectable dish that “Street Meat” truly is.

Also featured throughout the video is our ‘Arnelle‘ pull over hooded sweater.

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Vans x Publish Release Party at The Republik

We had the pleasure of bringing our release party with Vans out to Hawaii in late October. Being two California brands, we could have easily thrown a party out here in Los Angeles but why not try something new? We decided to bring it to big island of Oahu and we brought some friends with us to throw the party down! Check out some photos below from the event night. Thank you to everyone that came and supported us! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Dj Delve – Our friend Chris, known all over Hawaii, is known for taking all types of music and giving it a groovy funky feel you can dance to.

Salva – DJ, Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, SALVA is blurring lines between all types of musical boundaries. Pitchfork has described his work as “music that sounds like it comes from a place of genuine adventurousness.”

Dam Funk  – Taking elements of modern soul, electric funk, hip hop, and dance ; Dam-Funk is here to move to feet and stimulate your mind. His rare blend of music has landed Dam hardcore fans worldwide

Just Blaze – Producer of some of your favorite songs by Jay-Z, Dipset, and Kanye West, Just Blaze is a one man hit making machine.

Release Party was hosted at The Republik
Photography provided by Jarett Blake

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KAWS Effect

While the team is out in Hong Kong checking out the KAWS “CLEAN SLATE” Exhibition at Harbour City, we got to check out the KAWS “Man’s Best Friend” Exhibit in Los Angeles at the Honor Fraser.

Back for the third time (through October 31, 2014), this recent work takes the familiar silhouette of famous cartoon characters. The exhibition features paintings, drawings and sculptures rendered in bright colors on canvas stretched over wood panels.

 

If you are from the Los Angeles area, you should definitely swing by this FREE exhibit!

GALLERY HOURS
TUESDAY — SATURDAY
10AM — 6PM

2622 S. LA CIENEGA BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90034

 

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Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular and controversial artists of the postwar era. Koons pioneered new approaches and tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture. With close to 150 objects dating from 1978, Koons’ exhibition will be on display in New York at the Whitney’s Museum of American Art.

Photography by: Switttch

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Seattle’s Underground Floor

Make your way to Seattle’s Underground Tour to learn more about this historic city. The basement passageways below was Seattle’s original  ground level in the mid 19th century. An accidental fire spread destroyed 31 blocks of Seattle due to initial wooden foundation. Instead of rebuilding the city, the townspeople decided to build above the original ground level due to frequent floods from high tide.

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Below is a portrait of Seattle before the town caught fire.

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After the rebuild, a lot of merchants moved up to the new ground level leaving all the rubble behind. The underground is closed to the general public except for special occasions such as these Underground Tours.

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After the rebuild some merchants operated on the new ground level but some decided to operate on the original level still. These glass panels were put in place to allow light to the underground. If you’re walking along the sidewalks and you spot some random glass panels, you know there is an underground passageway underneath.

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Highest City at Sea Level

This past weekend we got to take a little adventure up to Seattle, the biggest city in the Northwest Region and fastest growing in the States! The city itself is known for rain, coffee, big businesses, nature, art and history.

Where it all began; The original Starbucks location on Pike Place. The line goes out the door consistently all day and you can expect a 20+ minute wait.

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  This is the longest operating Farmers’ Market in the US.

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Come early and catch employees throwing fish across the counter.

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If you’re a germaphobe, you may want to take two steps back. The Market Theater Gum Wall has been named one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions.

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Make your way to Seacrest Park in West Seattle for a great view of the city!

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We happened to be in town for the Solstice Festival in Fremont. It was put on to support the art and artists in the neighboring area.

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Follow the Aurora bridge up Troll Ave, and you’ll come across this awesome sculpture.

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    The architecture on the Seattle Public Library is simply breathtaking. Seattle is ranked the most literate city in the country. The Seattle Public Library has the highest percentage of library cardholder per capita.

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Do you know about underground Seattle? Stay tuned for our next blog…

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Our Favorite Coachella 2014 Moments

After all the hysterical hype, the 15th annual desert festival finally comes to a bittersweet end. Nearly 180,000 crazed art and music fans flocked to this year’s Coachella Festival in Indio, California, with huge expectations of greatness. With astonishing art installations everywhere and the variety of world renown artists performing every second of the day, there’s no wonder why people drop hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars in preparation for this majestic cultural experience. We already cannot wait to see what 2015 will bring for our new generation of adventure-seekers.

Coachella has been a catalyst for reuniting musical groups in the past and is most definitely continuing to do so for our listening pleasure. Celebrating 20 years of their unique sound, Outkast launched their highly-anticipated tour on April 11th, headlining this festival and 40 more thereafter, throughout Spring and Summer around the world.

“It’s truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose…Don’t just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I’m looking forward to rocking the stage with my Bro Ski and to all the fans – stank you smelly much, this is for y’all!” – Big Boi

Andrè 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast closing out the first night of Coachella 2014.

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This infamous festival also features various up-and-coming artists, giving them the opportunity for amazing exposure. Rising progressive music producers, The Glitch Mob, hands down rocked the Sahara stage from top to bottom, beginning to end. Their extraordinary sound pulsed through the dense sea of bobbing heads and hands. One of our favorite artists at Coachella 2014, definitely.

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In the pursuit of happiness, Coachella attendees flew to the outdoor stage to see Kid Cudi perform. Because he has stopped hanging out with “Mary-Jane,” rumor has it that his music just isn’t the same. We beg to differ. He threw it down with new songs, old hits, and even brought surprise guest MGMT to feature in his set. Long live Mr. Solo Dolo!

Kid Cudi keeping the crowd entertained with his great stage presence.

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A$AP Ferg had the whole crowd chanting “Shabba, Shabba!” No doubt the crowd was hyped up for this midday afternoon performance at the Outdoor Stage. Ferg had help from A$AP Rocky where he debuted a new untitled song. But wait, it didn’t end there. The A$AP Mob took stage with Skrillex to perform Wild For The Night.

A$AP Ferg x SkrillexThe crowd was definitely happy and throwing  up their hands for Pharrell Williams, who recently did a collaboration with the timeless French duo Daft Punk. Like every year, rumor had it that Daft Punk was definitely going to appear on stage with Pharrell. However, we didn’t see Daft Punk, but he did not disappoint with his special guest appearances. Over the two weekends, the cameos included: Snoop Dogg, Diplo, Gwen Stefani, Busta Rhymes, Usher, T.I., Jay Z, and The Jabbawockeez. That’s a line-up on its own!

This Pharrell fan shows off his love and creativity with his hand-painted denim jacket.

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If you haven’t heard of the musically talented Jhene Aiko, you definitely will hear of her in the very near future. She gained massive attention with her Sailing Souls mix tape in 2011, where she collaborated with Miguel, Drake and Kanye West. “I love me, I love me enough for the both of us…” As soon as Jhene began singing that catchy hook, the huge festival cameras came out to play. The crowd was on their toes in anticipation that Drizzy Drake would walk on stage to perform the rest of the song with her. Then a smooth, familiar voice announces, “This is my first time at Coachella by the way.” The sea of fans screamed and cheered in excitement. What an amazing surprise! It won’t be long until we see Drake’s name on the line up bill in the next year or two. Jhene also brought out Childish Gambino and Kurupt for her performance.

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The Coachella Art and Musical Festival of 2014 has dwindled down to the end. With all the craze and hype buzzing around the great music and mind-blowing art installations, it’s hard to believe it’s all over – back on that daily grind. Until next year Indio! Thank you!

THROWBACK TO COACHELLA

Take us back please.

With tens of thousands of music fans from all over the world descending upon Indio California, Coachella and it’s eclectic lineup continues to be a destination for all music lovers around the world. Hell yeah, we definitely wish we were still there at one of the world’s greatest music festivals hanging out with 90,000 of our newest friends. With its picturesque mountains and giant palm trees serving as a perfect backdrop, our photographer and good friend Louis Trinh was able to capture some of his  favorite moments this year. Enjoy!

 

Photos by Louis Trinh Photography

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