Showing Posts From "September 2014"

WILD WILD EAST :: THE NEW CHINA

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.25.2014
If China taught us anything this week, it was in reminding us how vast and endless the planet is.  Especially as far as brand potential, there is an entire chunk of the earth that is starting from ... Read more

LEVELS :: SHOPPING IN SHANGHAI

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.24.2014
I guess I had an entirely different impression of Chinese retail.  Out of ignorance, I assumed it’d be Quiksilver flagships on every corner and scant multi-brand retailers.  And I definitely didn’t... Read more

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY :: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.23.2014
If you can remember way back to the ’08 Olympics in China, you may recall the sensational fireworks show that accompanied the opening and closing ceremonies.  The pyrotechnics were courtesy of reno... Read more

MADE IN CHINA :: YO'HOOD, CLASS OF 2014

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.22.2014
Once upon a time, America was everything and the only thing.  I’m a by-product of the ’80s and ’90s, so as far as I can remember, the USA was kickin’ global ass and the world was leaning into it. ... Read more

THE LOST WORLD OF CHINESE PROPAGANDA POSTER ART

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.19.2014
Before the Internet, before the rise of television and popular media, poster propaganda led the people.  Throughout the 20th century, Chinese poster art catalyzed the movement behind Mao and the co... Read more

BEARBRICK WORLDWIDE TOUR 2 :: SHANGHAI

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.19.2014
Edison Chen curates Medicom Toy’s Bearbrick Worldwide Tour 2 for Yo’Hood in Shanghai, China.  Tonight, our crew got the first sneak peek at this gallery of hundreds of Bearbricks customized by the ... Read more

BY LAND OR BY SEA :: HONG KONG

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.18.2014
I don’t walk anywhere as much as I do in Hong Kong, but by train, plane, boat, or MTR subway, this city is literally always on the move. One of the best parts of our stay in Hong Kong was our hote... Read more

EYE OF THE HURRICANE :: SAMANTHA IN HONG KONG

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.17.2014
I totally forgot about Samantha.  I don’t know how that’s even possible, but I did. Samantha.  You know, Julia’s sister.  The last time I saw her was in 2011, when she stopped by the office.  She h... Read more

HOT HOT HEAT :: THE HUNDREDS IN HONG KONG

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.16.2014
I’ve been traveling to Hong Kong for close to a decade now for work (we design and do our cut/sew production out of here) and in that time, this island has become a second home.  The unforgiving hu... Read more

THE PAPPAS BROTHERS :: SKATEBOARDING IN 1996

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.10.2014
I think I’ve taken a photograph at some point of every single day of my life since the age of 14.  Back then, most of my shots were of my friends skateboarding, local punk shows, or graffiti runs. ... Read more

THE HUNDREDS X HAITI

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.08.2014
When tragedy strikes on such an epic level as a natural disaster, the only saving grace is watching the world draw together to aid the victims.  Four years ago, Haiti was crippled by a devastating ... Read more

SUMMER'S END :: MY LIFE IN 168 HOURS

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.07.2014
Another California summer comes and goes, and I was lucky enough to spend more of it than usual at home in LA.  It’s no wonder why the world draws in from all corners to vacation here, and don’t th... Read more

CHEF TOMMY ORTEGA OF AMOR Y TACOS ON THE FOOD BUSINESS

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.07.2014
The other day, the 530 Media Lab team was over, running our usual web design meeting.  As it tends to go, talk of user-interface and navbars fast devolved into hunger and new restaurant picks.  Bar... Read more

HISTORY IN THE BREAKING :: THE END OF RSWD?

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.04.2014
It was the Fall of 2005, and we needed somewhere to hang our hat.  This building on the corner of Fairfax and Rosewood had recently burned down and the landlord was eager to flip the spaces.  The n... Read more

NSFW :: UNLESS YOUR WORK IS DAVE CHOE'S BANNED VIDEOS

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.02.2014
…In that case, enjoy Dave Choe’s “igloo hong’s comedy castle fan made 2 hour special.”  According to the artist and friend of The Hundreds, “Everything I’ve ever uploaded on the internet has been t... Read more

MEETING MONAMI FROST.

Bobby Hundreds :: 09.01.2014
You don’t really get to experience America until you leave the major cities.  I cherish traveling beyond the suburbs and into the vast landscapes, where farms and sky and corner stores intersect.  ... Read more