Meet Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins, two of the most gnarly sixth graders this side of the universe. Why such an extreme support for them you ask? Well because these two pintsized AfricanAmerican Brooklynites are metal heads that play in their own bandUnlocking The Truth. Check out The Avant Garde Diaries’ profile of the rock prodigies and get into what shapes and inspires them.
The popular bicycle sharing system used in cities in Europe, Asia, and North and South America that rents bikes to individuals on a short term basis has arrived to the New York City boroughs of Manhattan & Brooklyn. Citi Bike is a privately owned public bicycle sharing system that began 24/7 operation on Memorial Day with 6,000 bikes in over 300 different docking stations. It’s the largest system of its kind in the United States.
Rapper Lil Wayne continues to dedicate himself to skateboarding. This time around he and some professional homies (Greg Lutzka, Tyler Hendley, Yo Yo and Christiona Sereika) hit California’s Orange County to capture some nighttime thrills. Weezy and company laid it down, hitting everything from grass gaps to rails and even a ditch! Props to this. With all the negative publicity surrounding Lil Wayne, it’s great to see him have fun doing something he truly enjoys.
Brooklynbased streetwear label, Mishka, is no stranger to creative lookbooks and features. The brand has always made it a priority to collaborate with upandcoming music acts, artists and scenesters. In their latest lookbook the selfproclaimed “Death Adders” follow Brooklyn boxing phenom Zachary Ochoa as he laces up and preps for the ring. Check it out!
Capitalizing on the newlybuilt Barclay’s Center Arena in Brooklyn, New York City, Nike’s decided to open up a popup retail shop (The Pivot Point) that’s stocked with all things Air Force 1. It’s the 30th Anniversary of the infamous shoe and the new Lunar Force 1 is also available in the space.
With international foodie Anthony Bourdain getting ready to wrap up his final season of No Reservations he takes time to visit New York City’s Brooklyn borough. While there he samples local dishes and kicks rhetoric about gentrification and change with none other than BK’s very own HipHop royalty, Talib Kweli. Check out the trailer.
Bureau of Common Goods is a creative film company from Brooklyn, New York City. Their niche is telling small stories in cool ways. As part of their ongoing Made By Hand series, which focuses on people who engage in local and sustainable craft businesses, the group recently captured the story of local cigar shop, Martinez Cigars. Kick back and peer into the world of handrolled tobacco and how one small shops brings a family of men together to celebrate a tradition of smoking and comradery.
Art folks in the New York City area this Wednesday, August 1st should check out “Cause And Effect” over at 211 Franklin Street in Brooklyn. The show is being curated by UR New York and feature the likes of artists like Vicki Pages, Cope 2 and others. The show opens at 6PM. Not to be missed!
Hailing out of Brooklyn, New York City is camera accessories company, A7. The unique brainchild of creative agency APT No.7 is much more than a vanity project. Their focus is great photography and the utilitarian and timeless aesthetic of the cameras behind it. Check out their current line of premium straps to see exactly what we mean.