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Jul 15, 2014

Roaming in Rome

By: Rob Heppler

Rome, Italy, 2014. Call ‘em as I see ‘em. Welcome to the sister city of Paris… except Rome’s cool stuff is in better shape and older ’cause Hitler didn’t bomb the shit out of it. Tomb of the unknown soldier. Not to be confused with the Parthenon, the PANTHEON is the most intact building from the Roman empire. […]

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Jul 5, 2014

The Isle of Capri

By: Rob Heppler

For those of you planning a destination that is uncommon, unexpected, and unaffordable, look no further than the island of Capri. If you followed me last year, you would have seen my intense coverage on yachts and culture. Now that I come here every year, I am basically a local. I’ll present the top line […]

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Jun 29, 2014

Off Duty at Paris Fashion Week 2014

By: Rob Heppler

Long time friends and veterans to Paris Fashion week are the Rochambeau boys. They have been coming here since before it was cool and before it was cool to dress like a vampire ninja. Josh Cooper and L. Chandler have been evolving their line so much over the years that this season they fucking nailed it. […]

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Jun 27, 2014

Down and Out in Paris, France

By: Rob Heppler

I am in Paris doing dope shit. It’s the men’s portion of Paris Fashion week. So I throw on my best motocross jersey and Buscemi’s and step out into a world that talks to me like I have Alzheimer’s. Le Tower. I stood here for hours hoping to get pickpocketed. The Louvre. Shopping before culture. […]

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Jun 19, 2014

Jim Darling :: Above All Else

By: Rob Heppler

Jim Darling is the most accomplished artist you never heard of. He has painted with Revok. He has done massive murals and innovated street art. Besides that, he has been my friend since I moved to L.A., shut up I know you don’t care, I’m just trying to make my writing look longer. When Jim does a show he never […]

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Jun 17, 2014

The Cut By

By: Rob Heppler

When you have mythological hair the most obvious reactions are: “Who manages that head of hair?”, “Where is your team of hairstylists?”, “What earthy creature do you trust to cut that epic mane?”. I have maintained my source until now. I get cut by Shane. Shane is the founder of The Cut By. If you […]

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Jun 10, 2014

Larry Clark at the Luhring Augustine Gallery

By: Rob Heppler

The craziest show in New York this weekend is at the Luhring Augustine gallery. Larry Clark has always been an explicit artist. In the past he has pushed the legal sex age barriers with Tulsa, Kids, and Ken Park. This show contains all this, with exclusive shots of Brad Renfro shooting heroin which kills him at 25. Patrick McMullan  Star of […]

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May 10, 2014

Yung Lenox :: 7-Year-Old Artist

By: Rob Heppler

Thursday night there was an art show that everyone enjoyed. A 7-year-old artist named Yung Lenox showcased his life’s work. LRG and 1988 gallery displayed what can only be called a pop culture marker on paper massacre. DJ Norman Rockwell handled sufficient tunes for such a momentous hip hop event. The artist and one of his adult-sized fans. Kev D was enamored […]

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May 8, 2014

Dave White :: APEX

By: Rob Heppler

10 years ago I drank with a tattooed Englishman at the then-brand new Nike ID space on Elizabeth St. We were both invited to this event because Sneaker Freaker both featured us in the current issue. Had I read the issue I would have known I was speaking to the definition of a contemporary artist. Dave […]

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May 6, 2014

Poo Bear

By: Rob Heppler

Happy Birthday! If you have heard these words then you have met POO. The Most Devoted Musician Alive is a 4 time grammy winner songwriter and this summer, your favorite singer. My new best friend Poo’s major contributions to the music scene can be heard on Peaches and Cream, Lean Back, Make It Rain… and more […]

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Apr 25, 2014

Me vs Larry Flynt

By: Rob Heppler

Ever wonder what’s inside that massive oval black reflective building with Larry Flynt’s name all around it? That’s what I’m here for. For reasons that cannot be revealed until the fall, I was hanging out with Larry Flynt for a few hours. His office is an entire floor in the recently renamed LFP building on […]

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Apr 17, 2014

Boyarde Messenger

By: Rob Heppler

Name: Boyarde Messenger AGE: 33 LOCATION: London, UK, and sometimes Belize, Central America! Did you know a common children’s soup company in America is called Chef Boyardee? YES, indeed, I have a tin of pizza topping for fun, I have not desire to eat it! You work on some very expensive canvas. What was your […]

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Apr 15, 2014

Coachella Day 2 :: Capital Cities

By: Rob Heppler

Day 2 started off dusty, then got colder and shittier. The screens and speakers are lowered so the wind doesn’t blow them on to unawares citizens. I can’t see anything from back here… let’s go on stage. Much better perspective. This is the largest crowd Capital Cities has played in front of in North America. South America […]

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Apr 12, 2014

Coachella 2014 Day 1

By: Rob Heppler

Day one we didn’t even show up till the sun went down. But you better believe the stars were out. Stacey Dash’s older brother Dame.  The incredible Tallulah Willis with the always stunning Tamie.  The always powerful LRG team Milhouse and Kev D. Fuck Jerry was there. Josh from Rochambeau met us in the VIP. Coachella Warrior…  Chris Garcia and Ashley. Nobody has […]

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Apr 8, 2014

DANIEL ARSHAM :: KICK THE TIRES AND LIGHT THE FIRES

By: Rob Heppler

Currently on display in West Hollywood’s coolest gallery is Daniel Arsham’s latest creations. Since none of us will live the millions of years it will take to have everything as you know it die, get buried, rot into nothing, including many chemical isotopes that don’t occur in nature, then have the space in the rock replace […]

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Apr 6, 2014

Copywriter-ing :: How I Sold Out and Got a Job

By: Rob Heppler

So you have never heard of a copywriter and think “if Rob can do it so can I”? Chances are, if you are a human with basic personal hygiene capabilities and limited reading skills, you can be. If I can describe this job in one sentence I would say, “Copywriting is the most amount of […]

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Mar 28, 2014

New Brand Alert :: Mercer Market

By: Rob Heppler

Mercer Market is a newer than new high fashion brand. Why are you hearing it from me? Because my friend SLOANE ANGELL (real name, seriously) just created it and he wanted to give me the scoop. At first I was like, “There is nothing ironic, or sarcastic about this brand so it’s not gonna be a […]

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Mar 26, 2014

Falcon Fever

By: Rob Heppler

What is the most successful way to get rid of hundreds of nuisance birds? I don’t like that opening… How bout: Tired of getting your whole life shit on by an overpopulation of shitty birds? Do you live in a recycling facility and the seagulls have become a serious problem? Have baby quail infested your home? Then do […]

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Mar 6, 2014

Illest Lamborghini

By: Rob Heppler

What’s black, Filipino, and not healthy? Mark Arcenal and his new Illest Gallardo. While this remains no surprise to me, being Mark’s 56th or so super car, I wanted to share what hard work gets you. Mark has been creating since the early ’90s. Starting as a respected graffiti writer, then a real DJ (before […]

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Feb 19, 2014

Fuck Jerry

By: Rob Heppler

Elliot Tebele is the face behind your favorite inspirational, art, fashion, jokes blog. It’s called FuckJerry.com. I guess it’s a Tumblr… can you still call that a blog? Every kid that doesn’t have a brand has space on a server where they post stolen images. Elliot just curates it way better than most. He has no idea […]

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Feb 10, 2014

Dumb Starbucks

By: Rob Heppler

If you checked Twitter, Insta, Gawker, the television, or a text from a friend, you already know about this. Sunday morning was a big news day, first Yeezys dropped secretly then Dumb Starbucks was a thing. Because of the same parody law that let’s Weird Al makes songs, Dumb Starbucks is allowed to give away […]

rob2.5
Feb 6, 2014

Capital Cities

By: Rob Heppler

The international platinum selling indie band Capital Cities shot their third video this weekend. Since I know the manager and still have the username and password to this blog, I was invited. This is a Chevy Corvair. Ralph Nader called it “unsafe at any speed” but we will always remember it as Marky Mark’s car in the movie Fear. Sebu […]

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Jan 30, 2014

Converse Space 7609

By: Rob Heppler

This pop-up will be popped down by the time you read this. In a nondescript storefront on Beverly lives an iconic sneaker workshop. This invite only footwear clinic celebrates Converse, new styles, new seasons, and the frustrated teenager drawing on their own clothes in the back of the classroom. If you are lucky enough to […]

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Jan 28, 2014

Being First Class

By: Rob Heppler

Have you ever sat at the front of a plane and taken a selfie and said “first class bitches!”? I am willing to bet it was not first class. There are only a few planes like the A380 Air Bus and the Boeing 747 that have a first class cabin. If you are not on […]

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Jan 21, 2014

Men in Women’s Shades

By: Rob Heppler

I used to say Los Angeles was the city of men with women’s hairstyles. That still holds true. Currently I have noticed men wearing women’s sunglasses. Brand of choice? Celine. Jack wears oversized Celine chick frames without a tan. Sloan wears Dior. With pride. Drew wears Ellery. And doesn’t think twice about it. Rob wears […]

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Jan 10, 2014

Sydney Robot Workshop

By: Rob Heppler

Do you spend sleepless nights staring at the ceiling frustrated as to how to build your own autonomous robot? Have you torn apart matchbox and Tonka toys attempting to replicate an R2 droid? Is Pharell’s 24 hour HAPPY music video the exact way you feel when you stare at an ED-209? Then boy am I […]

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Jan 8, 2014

World Famous Westsyde

By: Rob Heppler

While crossing Oxford Street a red rectangle caught my eye. On further inspection, an entire skateshop was housed underneath. If you ever need insight on what you are into, the local skateshop is always the answer. What the fuck is going on here? These two politely explained it to me. Westsyde is Sydney’s premier skate […]

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Jan 6, 2014

The Strange Village Of Nimbin

By: Rob Heppler

To continue my exploration of Australian counter culture, I heard about a town called Nimbin. By “heard” I meant Laurence would not shut up about it. Laurence was the only friend brave enough to travel from NYC to help me experience and witness Christmas and New Years in Oz. About an hour away from where […]

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Jan 2, 2014

New Years Day 2014

By: Rob Heppler

For Australians, New Years Day is considered a bigger party day than New Years Eve. Sydney is the first major city to enter the new year. So before you even say Happy New Year, we are already partying in the future. This year the social elite down under invited select Americans to see what going […]

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Dec 29, 2013

Wicked Vans of Byron Bay

By: Rob Heppler

I just read on their website that if you pick up or drop off your van naked you get a free day. This is not a Wicked Camper however it will take you exactly where you need to go.    Pffft… nothing will be better than mobfest 2011  

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Dec 24, 2013

Thunder Down Under

By: Rob Heppler

Last night at Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast of Australia I attended a boxing match. I wasn’t there because it was an officially sanctioned Heavyweight event. That was just convenient entertainment. I was invited by former professional Rugby player Angus Esslemont. Angus is a banker, he works at a place like Merril Lynch, and has never […]

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Dec 19, 2013

Supply Store

By: Rob Heppler

Last time I came to Australia I asked Scotty Trillz what he wanted. He said all he wanted was a T-Shirt from Supply. After a day of being Jet-Bagged (not the same as Jet Lagged) I woke up, said good morning to Hugh Jackman and went straight to the most exceptional shop in Sydney. Three […]

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Dec 17, 2013

Behind the Schemes :: Danny Lee and Bee Nguyen

By: Rob Heppler

Longtime lifestyle accentuators Danny Lee and Bee Nguyen came through the office today. You know them from their various accomplishments. The Ben Baller Show, Casey Veggies and Peas & Carrots’ Road Trippp, Rich Life Brand, and even a PSA about ecstasy that I should have watched 15 years ago. If something is getting attention, these guys know about it months in advance. Holy shit. I actually […]

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Dec 16, 2013

End Result of Art Basel

By: Rob Heppler

From what witnesses tell me Art Basel in Miami was a pantload of fun. During the day we visited as many galleries as we could handle, at night we schemed our way into as many parties as possible. A very cool person once said: “if you can’t outsmart a PR girl holding a clipboard, you don’t deserve […]

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Dec 9, 2013

Art Basel Miami 2014

By: Rob Heppler

It’s that time of year again when the deepest pockets in the world descend upon  Miami for the latest way to launder money… buying art. To stay with my current theme of taking awful pictures, I tried to take the worst possible. Buff Monster came up with the most original way to dispense his art. […]

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Nov 27, 2013

The Cullen Hotel

By: Rob Heppler

Even before I became an international expert on leisure I spent most of my free time in hotels. Throughout my life I have hated my living quarters so much, any time I got a spare $35 I would stay at a Motel 6. Concepts didn’t (currently still might not) have a bathroom so we would […]

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Nov 13, 2013

GQ Men of the year event recap

By: Rob Heppler

Last night GQ held their annual Men Of The Year event. Yes I know there was one in NYC as well but I didn’t go to that one. Buscemi was invited and I was plus oned. Next year we will be cover models. This photo reminds me of this video. Maybe if I take all […]

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Nov 10, 2013

Sneakerboy

By: Rob Heppler

The highest possible end of high end boutiques is SneakerBoy. You may think the name is average, but try saying it in a Japanese accent… see? The shop has more firsts than the special olympics. For starters, there is no stock on site. All purchases are made through an app. Who said you can’t walk […]

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Nov 8, 2013

Sneaker Freaker

By: Rob Heppler

In the summer of 2004 I wrote a tiny essay on sneakers in prison, for an even tinier unheard of sneaker magazine called Sneaker Freaker. Woody publishing that story changed my life in ways no one could not have predicted. Landing in Melbourne this was the first and only place I needed to go. The […]

trash-planet
Nov 5, 2013

Sculpture by the Sea

By: Rob Heppler

The Runyon Canyon of Australia is a waterfront walkway called Bondi to Bronte. Filled with steps, hills, rocky outcrops and cliffs it’s heaps different than Runyon. Once a year the several kilometer path is filled with sculptures and called “Sculpture by the Sea.” Sculptures are the new prints, according to Laurence Chandler, if you don’t […]

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Nov 3, 2013

Bondi Beach Graffiti

By: Rob Heppler

Reporting live from Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Here is your latest graffiti update. When I was 14 I used to take photos of graffiti where ever I went. I even made a magazine with Nate Oinonen. That is what you did before websites. These walls seemed freshly painted so here is your graf porn […]

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Oct 28, 2013

Exclusive Game

By: Rob Heppler

Tee is the creator, designer, owner of the label Exclusive Game. I know you never heard of it that’s why I’m borning this science on you. He came by the studio yesternight to share what he was working on and see what we have for fall winter 2019.    How many times have you said […]

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Oct 23, 2013

Drunken Stepfather

By: Rob Heppler

In 2004 the internet was the wild west. Websites about nothing seemed to pop up every day and it wasn’t called “social media”. Some people just drew dicks on celebrities faces and turned it into a multimillion dollar juggernaught. Other people like my friend Drunk Stepfather made a site that was too offensive and too […]

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Oct 21, 2013

Catalina Wine Mixer

By: Rob Heppler

Every cool guy restaurant and hobby winery got together for a tasting festival in Malibu. For the type of person that wakes up before noon and drinks wine for the taste, not the after effects, this was like the Super Bowl. For me it was another reason to be drunk while the sun was still […]

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Oct 7, 2013

Lawyers Guns and Money

By: Rob Heppler

What do you get when you mix photographer Damon Kidwell, $173,000 in cash, 3 Daytona’s, my gun collection and the single most important release the sneaker community has seen since the creation of the air bubble? Besides this photo, you get where I have been spending the majority of my time for the past year. No […]

metallica-art
Oct 3, 2013

Pins and Needles

By: Rob Heppler

If you are like me, then you don’t work, battle crippling depression, or stumble through life on quickly fading good looks. If you are not like me, then you probably budget your time through responsibilities and planned recreations. Like this bloke here, frozen in time by his fascination of 80′s analog technology. Somehow I was […]

Ezra-Koenig
Sep 30, 2013

Music Make You Lose Control

By: Rob Heppler

Have you heard about this new band Vampire Weekend? If you are as confused as I am about all the new music that is out there today, then I have a helpful way to remember who is who. Vampire Weekend sounds like girls… but aren’t. Phoenix is always whining. M83 has a girl and a […]

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Sep 27, 2013

Hotel 1171

By: Rob Heppler

One thing The Hundreds has always supported is other brands. Ben and Bobby have never shy’d away from featuring another up and comer, even when under the threat of direct competition. This is what makes The Hundreds the town hall… or the front porch… or the water cooler of streetwear. This view is from a […]

nothing-was-the-same
Sep 19, 2013

Hanukkah in September

By: Rob Heppler

To celebrate Drake’s latest album release he decided to activate the world’s largest street team… all of you. 3 cities are hosting pop up shops to give away free t-shirts. Drake’s home city of Toronto. The city where you never have to worry about making a new friend, New York. And the lowest bottom you […]

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Sep 13, 2013

The Key To Gramercy Park

By: Rob Heppler

Gramercy Park is the only private park in all of Manhattan. You may have walked around its large spiky fence at some point and thought “why can’t I get in there?”. This place is harder to get into than George Zimmerman’s father in-laws house. Harder than Lance Armstrong getting back into America’s heart. More difficult […]

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Sep 9, 2013

Rochambeau SS13 Presentation at Milk Studios

By: Rob Heppler

Last night Milk Studios hosted all the right now brands for fashion week. My very good friends Josh Cooper and Laurence Chandler, out of an extreme desire to hemorrhage money, created their own high fashion line, Rochambeau. Kanye took his crew to Hood By Air, Justin Beiber stopped by En Noir. The ATL Twins walked […]

moose-sculpture
Sep 5, 2013

Moose Limited

By: Rob Heppler

Against my better judgment I traveled to the other side of the hills. Deep in Calabasas there is the other online streetwear retailer. Moose Limited. Named after the owner Ori’s childhood nickname “Moose”… cuz he is so… gentle? Moose is celebrating being in business over 10 years. It has been a long road but now […]

gshock-undefeated
Aug 29, 2013

g-shock x undefeated x been trill

By: Rob Heppler

How many photos of your streetwear idols being normal and boring can you look at? Well chin up buttercup cuz I got what you need. All your most wanted fashion icons old and new partying their faces off. Here is one of the hosts slash DJs pound-sign Virgil Abloh. In your closet in 3 or […]

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Aug 26, 2013

The Hundreds X CLOT extravaganza

By: Rob Heppler

During the day last Saturday The Hundreds threw their best party to date to announce the launch of the Clot collaboration. Which must be a big deal cuz they didn’t do a party like this for the Grateful Dead, or Garfield, or Delorean, or Disney, or Garbage Pail Kids, or that artist, or that photographer […]

precious-metals
Aug 21, 2013

Shayan Afshar

By: Rob Heppler

This is why we can’t have nice things… because Shayan Afshar has them all. You may have first heard for Shayan (Pronounced Shy-Anne) when he created the infinite timepiece for Levi Meastro. Or, you may have heard of Shayan when you had to write his name on a check for $1mil because your name is […]

who-wore-it-better
Aug 14, 2013

Big Sean

By: Rob Heppler

Big Sean hosted a star riveted event at the London hotel to celebrate his new album. I think it is called Hall Of Fame, or maybe he was inducted into the Hall of Fame… or maybe he just really likes hats? I didn’t get any pics of Big Sean but look – all my other […]

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Aug 11, 2013

Life Without Andy

By: Rob Heppler

Life Without Andy sounds like a morbid band dedicated to the loss of a childhood friend. The let down of the century came when I learned Life Without Andy was just the chapter title of the movie, Basquiat, they crew was watching when they needed a name for their site. Life Without Andy is actually […]

lrg-pool
Aug 7, 2013

Lifted Research Gang

By: Rob Heppler

    Welcome to the LRG Treehouse. Conveniently located above Katsuya on the corner of Hollywood and Vine. This contemporary loft fulfills all your celebrity gifting needs. Kevin Delaney is hosting a formidable group of luminaries from extreme social caliber differentials. Retail demigod, senior sales over lord, and brand defensive tackle Jesse Duarte was on […]

moschino-belt
Aug 2, 2013

Welcome to the neighborhood

By: Rob Heppler

To announce the new tri-force of offices in the Norma triangle we held a little party. The Projects provided most of the event, a DJ, free tattoos, plus a kangaroo. The herculean brand in a brand Jon Buscemi invited 600 of his closest friends and got Heineken to drop off 60 cases of beer. And […]

jason-markk-footpatrol
Aug 1, 2013

Unmarkking Jason Markk

By: Rob Heppler

If you just finished cleaning your sneakers and thought to yourself, “Broself, where does the worlds best sneaker cleaning products get born from?” Well then you came to the right blog. Jason Markk is the premier sneaker cleaning solution. The formula is more secret than the ingredients for Coke Cola. Let’s see how Mr. Markk […]

ransom-footwear
Jul 27, 2013

Not so hidden Agenda

By: Rob Heppler

Another year, another trade show. Except Aaron Levant’s little trade-show seems to be growing and consuming all other trade shows. I have been to a few Agenda’s, but this is SF blogger�Jorge’s first. I still don’t know what possessed him to wear a Derek Jeter jersey to a fashion show… rookie error. Fake Birkin alert! […]

tamie-ingham-pompeii
Jul 13, 2013

So I just meditate at the home in Pompeii

By: Rob Heppler

3000 years ago Mt Vesuvius erupted and buried one of the most flourishing cities in ash and debris. Think New Orleans getting just annihilated by natural forces… I mean imagine a small town outside Tokyo…er, you know the deal. Anyway the most fascinating part was life was not much different than today, the city was […]

ferrari-ff
Jul 10, 2013

Down and Out

By: Rob Heppler

Part three of my world tour travelogue takes place in Paris. The most sophisticated city in the world calls the movie Hangover 3, “Very Bad Trip 3” Bradley Cooper is the countries most celebrated competitive eater. Collette… meh. Arthur Kar met us for drinks at Hotel Costes. The last king of Boston and the Last […]

mega-yacht-nirvana
Jul 6, 2013

Yachts of the Amalfi

By: Rob Heppler

Batten down the hatches, I have been taking photos of the world’s largest recreational boats so you don’t have to. You would be surprised how much innate knowledge we all have about vessels we will never permission to come aboard. So let’s try to keep your deck hand above desk at all times Boat that […]

capri-passageways
Jul 2, 2013

Capri

By: Rob Heppler

Capri has been a resort since ancient time. Roman emperors built extravagant villas thousands of years ago so jaded fucks like me could enjoy it. Off the coast of Naples Italy, constructed on limestone that seems to exists as sheer faced towers, everyone here is named Sarah, because all I hear anyone say is, “buonasera!”. […]

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Jun 27, 2013

Publish

By: Rob Heppler

You know when you see something new and you say “who makes that?” or “What brand is that?”, lately the answer has to often been “Publish“. My friend Kev D might be their honorary flag bearer, so I asked him to put me in touch with these cut and sew connoisseurs. The drive to Santa […]

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Jun 21, 2013

The Homey B D P

By: Rob Heppler

If you have been glancing at this blog over the last 3 years I have been writing it you may remember my friend Brandon Drew Jordan Pierce. The Homey BDP has been a creative character his entire life. You cannot spend anytime with him without crying with laughter or becoming sexually satisfied. That’s just what […]

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Jun 16, 2013

Garrett Leight

By: Rob Heppler

  If you have ever been south of UNDFTD on La Brea there is a good chance you have seen the Garrett Lieght California Optical boutique. GLCO is a one stop shop for all your light sensing organ needs. I like to think of them as the Bang and Olufsen of eyewear. Vision street wear… […]

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Jun 10, 2013

A day with Raif

By: Rob Heppler

Streetwear wouldn’t exist without the help of a few people. Shawn Stussy, Rick Klotz, Russ Karablin, and Raif Adelberg. Yes I know I missed a few other  bitter, talentless senior citizens but they don’t read this blog, and are scared to death of me. Raif is a multi-slash creative. From fashion designer and artist to skate […]

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Jun 7, 2013

Altai

By: Rob Heppler

To say “new store alert” would be an understatement.  The ALTAI boutique is the storefront of ALTAI Studio’s interior design and furniture prototyping facility. On offer is a range of menswear, furniture, artwork and design objects reflecting ALTAI Studio’s values and practice.   Located at 5810 W. 3rd St, in Los Angeles, More than a store, […]

keith-richards
May 24, 2013

The Rolling Stones

By: Rob Heppler

The Rolling Stones are touring for the 50th year anniversary. Why is this significant? Their first hit record was recorded before your parents where born. Unless you have old parents which just made this embarrassing for both of us. I also need to retract something I said 2 years ago which was; “I wouldn’t fucking […]

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May 19, 2013

Hoorsenbuhs

By: Rob Heppler

It appears every mans dream does exist in a single brand. Hoorsenbuhs (pronounced Whores-n-Booze) Is as L.A. born and raised as you can get. Until they can bottle up health, happiness and love you will have to settle for handmade opulent jewelry. That is their current catalog on top of a non-carry on size suitcase. […]

samsung-whiteglove
May 16, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4

By: Rob Heppler

Newest successor to the smart phone throne is the Samsung Galaxy S4. Which means I get one delivered directly to me, data transferred, and crash tutorial on all the new features. It’s called being a member of the Whiteglove Program, and it is awesome. Better than being Dickie Eklund’s ex-girlfriend. Samsung is Sea Biscuit-ing the […]

PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
May 14, 2013

Art imitates Me

By: Rob Heppler

Movies are deemed good when the audience can relate to them and feel the same as the character. That’s why most movies are fluffy remakes of Steve Martin or Julia Roberts movies cuz thats what you civilians can swallow. I’m not going to say the Place Beyond the Pines is just like me. Yes I […]

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May 11, 2013

Urs Fischer

By: Rob Heppler

  Currently on display at the MOCA galleries is the retrospective and massive clay installation of Urs Fischer. A self described “Anti-Artist” most of his work is big and as satisfying as my jokes. Welcome to clay angeles. Let them eat CLAY! There’s more clay here than Gumbys’ wet dreams! You weren’t getting up with […]

playa-del-carmen-center
May 8, 2013

In Hemingway’s footsteps

By: Rob Heppler

Just spent 5 days in Tulum. If you leave the resort for some over the counter steroids there are surprises waiting for you. Like this hectic sculpture in Playa Del Carmen center. Ernest Hemingway spent his successful life drinking and fishing in the Caribbean. So that’s what I’m gonna do, and avoid persecution from the […]

montana-and-josh
May 3, 2013

Montana Cox

By: Rob Heppler

What do you do when you have Australia’s current top model and a camera? If you are Van Styles you make a photo exhibition. If you are me, you take her to Runyon Canyon and try to make sarcastic captions. Here Montana Cox is sad because she doesn’t have todays equivalent of a Abercrombie model […]

bull-shit-artist
Apr 30, 2013

Bull Market

By: Rob Heppler

Look who it is… everyone’s favorite foreclosed home buyer Dion! WHen he is in town he expects nothing short of a 48 hour party. No matter what the costs. Once Dion is off the clock he can’t spend his profits fast enough. For instance there was a line for the bull at Saddle Ranch. Dion, […]

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Apr 29, 2013

Church Boutique Artist Extravaganza

By: Rob Heppler

West Hollywood-fashion-museum-slash-boutique, Church, held a launch event to showcase all its new artists. If you’ve never been to this warehouse of one-off creations, I recommend you adjust your seating arrangement in life. One visit to Church Boutique could result in a rapid upgrade. My brilliant best friend Jim Darling doesn’t burn bridges, he builds them. […]

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Apr 24, 2013

Sand Stormchella

By: Rob Heppler

Two weeks ago called… they want their Coachella pics back. The last day of the festival during the first weekend had the first real surprise guest. A vicious sandstorm from Saudi Arabia. It was cool at first because everyone wore their tee shirt like a mask. Then when tiny dust particles entered every crevice of […]

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Apr 22, 2013

Steven Vogel

By: Rob Heppler

We had the two most popular blogs on Hypebeast from 2005-2007. I had a seriously offensive blog on his site Black Lodges from 2007-2009. He ran one of the biggest international trade shows of all time. We have all the same friends and enemies. Yet this is the first time we have ever met face […]

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Apr 14, 2013

Coachella Day 2

By: Rob Heppler

Coachella Day 2. I easily missed the first half of the festival  due to logistics in getting wristbands for after parties and from being faded. I think this is Amanda Seyfried but can anyone know for sure? This is some girl from the hills. Love for music is what we have in common. Hey it’s […]

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Apr 13, 2013

Coachella Music Festival 2013

By: Rob Heppler

Cut off your 2012 Coachella wristband, the most asked question for the month of April is back. “Are you going to Coachella?” For the first time ever I could answer yes. But if I’m going it has to be with special status and levels of importance. Here is my day one, week one Coachella recap. […]

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Apr 11, 2013

Most Insane Infinity Pool

By: Rob Heppler

When you need to get away from it all and the Beverly Hills Hotel pool is under construction, there’s this place. Located 10,000 feet above Sunset Plaza, situated between Brian Wilson‘s rental and a very irritable neighbor is this one of a kind water container. An infinity edge pool (also named negative edge, zero edge, infinity […]

rocks-and-minerals
Apr 5, 2013

The World’s Most Incredible Fossil and Mineral Shop

By: Rob Heppler

While walking around Aspen I lowered my nose long enough to stumbled upon the most magnificent store ever imagined. The Columbine is a rocks and mineral shop. Most of us have been to a public institution created to inspire wonder and discovery more commonly known as a museum. Have you ever given any though as to […]

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Mar 29, 2013

Jon Hundreds

By: Rob Heppler

Jon Hundreds. The unsung little brother of Ben Hundreds. The manager of all things printed has a secret to tell. Creator of the Archwood brand. After all these years of collectors battling over who has the largest sneaker collection, a champion can finally be crowned. After the applause has dissipated, I would like to introduce […]

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Mar 26, 2013

Free Range LA

By: Rob Heppler

Every Sunday from 10-2 there is a farmers market on Melrose Place. Right by the Marc Jacobs bookstore and fancy shops with ivy covered gates and plants where the sign should be. At every Melrose Place Farmers Market there is a tent called Free Range LA. Free Range specializes in high end street dining. Delicious […]

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Mar 25, 2013

Yesternight

By: Rob Heppler

3:45pm:”Nothing, what are you up to?” “You trying to have the best night ever 2013?” “Here we go.” Maclean Jackson was in town shooting some commercial he wrote. He has never had a truly ratchet evening so we started with dinner at the opening of Goldies. Table for 5, no rez 7:20pm. 8:11pm: The most powerful […]

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Mar 21, 2013

Meanwhile… at Maxfield

By: Rob Heppler

The quintessential retail trajectory outpost on this continent is Maxfield. The only place you can find Balmain next to Dr. Romanelli, akimbo to never before seen Birkin’s above actual human skulls. Tonight Maxfield hosts a Dior pop up shop. The poured concrete interior was transformed into a real life Dior lookbook. The usual secrete service […]

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Mar 18, 2013

Hunter S. Thompson

By: Rob Heppler

While the entire semi professional world under 30 was at the music trade show in Austin, I decided to see some snow for the first time in 4 years. “I’m talking about a little place called Aspen.” – Lloyd Christmas. The second the driver grabbed my bags from the private jet, all I could think to […]

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Mar 10, 2013

Logan Hicks

By: Rob Heppler

Right now Logan Hicks‘ first Los Angeles solo show can be seen at 6522 Hollywood BLVD. I first learned of Logan’s work back in 2006 when he posted his time lapse videos on the artist catapulting network Myspace. Since then Mr. Hicks has evolved into more than just a hyper stencil cutting savant. Every color is […]

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Feb 28, 2013

Native Edge

By: Rob Heppler

If you are like me you like to give gifts to people every single day. If you’re like me you also lie a lot. But one gift that is always a crowd-pleaser is a luxury scented candle. We are all familiar with Yankee Candle, and the ones that are like buy 4 get 9 free […]

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Feb 14, 2013

James Goldstein

By: Rob Heppler

Today I was invited to give the world a glimpse into the life of James Goldstein. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Goldstein then prepare yourself for a lifestyle you couldn’t imagine even if the Sheik of Dubai started taking Tom Ford’s human growth hormones. If you are already a fan of Jimmy then there […]

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Feb 5, 2013

PHO-netically PHO-nny PHO-nunciation

By: Rob Heppler

Perhaps you have tried the hottest hipster food of 2009, Pho. Pho is so cheap and easy to make new franchises are popping up hourly. Since there are no  differences with cooking noodles in hot water, all the creativity relies in the name. Formerly named UnPHOgetable, PHOnomenal is a favorite of PHOrell Williams when he […]

fantasy-factory-new-office
Feb 1, 2013

Know Good Dudes

By: Rob Heppler

New install at the Fantasy Factory, 4 new offices for the constantly growing work force. The one with the light on belongs to Nino Scalia who invited Buscemi and I for a ultra double top secret meeting. Buscemi is all about that straight cash homie. If you’re gonna hit it like a girl, hit it […]

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Jan 28, 2013

Making the Brand

By: Rob Heppler

We packed up the whole crew and drove out to Palm Springs to shoot the second season for Mara & Mine. We stayed at the Parker which is very similar to the movie Labyrinth but we don’t have time for that now. Pro Tip: If your blog has a black background try shooting pics with […]

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Jan 17, 2013

GET IT MADE

By: Rob Heppler

Everyone has goals. They can be as big as winning 7 Tour de France trophies, or as small as getting out of bed before 3pm. My friend Matthew has many goals, but this week he just wants to turn Los Angeles into a giant piano. He has done smaller versions for New York City, and Guadalajara, […]

jackie-weaver
Jan 14, 2013

G’Day USA

By: Rob Heppler

In 8 minutes this place will be filled with leaders of industry and key influencers in government, business, tourism, academia and the arts to successfully cultivate and enhance the long term and deep Australia– United States relationship. Recently single, Elle “The Body” Macpherson is Australia’s national treasure. She can read a teleprompter at 30 yards without glasses. […]

most-expensive-bar-b-q
Jan 8, 2013

Victor Churchill

By: Rob Heppler

Victor Churchill butcher shop in Sydney is one of the most astounding meat markets in the world. More of a meat boutique, this place is an example of; if something is worth doing… it’s worth doing better than anyone has ever done it. The comparisons to Alife and Bodega are instantly recognizable… except Victor Churchill […]

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Dec 28, 2012

Bratty

By: Rob Heppler

The first thing I noticed about this country was this car that looks like a senior in high school barn project that ran out of money. Then I saw another, and another. Pronounced “Yoot“, the utility coupé was Ford’s answer to a vehicle that could be driven to church on sunday, and carry pigs every other […]