Address: 1 Chome-34 Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0041, Japan
Address: 1 Chome-34 Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0041, Japan
-”In progressive shapes that embody modernity, simplicity and style, our travel goods are made from innovative materials that feel personal and offer durability so you can keep them close and for a long time.”
Parisian label, Côte&Ciel, meaning coast and sky strives to create products that are as functional as they are stylish. Aiming for the nomadic and adventurous type, Côte&Ciel develops travel goods that balance modern fabrics with architectural shapes, to make bags, rucksacks and sleeves that complement your lifestyle and also protect your devices. We had the pleasure of speaking with Côte&Ciel Commercial Director, Monica Salmaso. Click below for the full interview and some imagery of their latest line of backpacks.
It’s that time of the year again-
The annual Bodega warehouse sale kicks off this Friday 2/21 and goes all weekend until Sunday 2/23 at our gallery, Fourthwall Project (132 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA). All kinds of fun stuff will be happening, like expensive stuff for cheap and cheap stuff for cheaper. The savings start at 40% OFF on 2/21 and increase by 10% daily, so the longer you wait – the less product there will be. Bless!
UK based brand, Weekend Offender, largely known for their quirky and vibrant deigns has yet again produced a seasonal line that absolutely kills the game. Influenced by a range of subcultures such as terrace casuals and the acid house scene, the brand strives to produce innovative products that keep in line with what inspires them the most; music, film and fun.
The brand ethos states that anyone can be Weekend Offenders and so the designs and the brand continue to evolve with these elements in mind. Their most recent line features an array of well crafted products such as lambswool knit hoodies, simple pocket tees and multicolor woven button ups. We had the pleasure of speaking with WO’s company director about their newest collection. Click below to see the full conversation and a detailed look at their full line.
The latest installation at the shop features works from Boston’s own, Rashad Nelson – in addition the pieces hanging throughout the space he hit our wall with something new.
Rashad Nelson was born August 17th, 1991 in Boston Massachusetts. He grew up in the Roslindale neighborhood where he lived with his grandparents who contributed greatly to his artistic development during his early years. Rashad first picked up drawing at the age of 8 and his passion, creativity, and his unique eye for design allowed others close to him to see his potential. At the age of 10 Rashad began building model cars, largely inspired by his grandfather’s collection. Meticulously, he would build them and paint them until they fit his standard of perfection; a standard which at his age could be seen as unrealistic. The small, minute details of these model cars, from the shiny chrome handles to the treads in the tiny tires, became his obsession. He would translate these ideas of how cars should look like into sketches with pencil and paper.
During his early teenage years, Rashad’s interest in art and his rebellious spirit drew him to the relatively underground and emerging graffiti and street art world. He moved around the city at night, writing his tag name in various hand styles on walls, street signs, utility poles, or any other visible surface he could access legally or illegally. By the age of 14 his name was featured prominently on the side streets and avenues of Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain.
Around this time Rashad was introduced to the non-profit organization Artists for Humanity. It was here, where he began to learn more about painting and started to refine his raw artistic ability and technique. His experience graffiti bombing the streets played heavily into his unique abstract style, and now armed with a paint brush he was able to bring together both worlds. The resulting works were recognized by others immediately for their ability to grasp attention and evoke emotion.
Rashad has continued to spend his free time on his original artistic outlet of sketching. His love for the arts also extends into music and fashion and is conveyed through his wardrobe.
Working with the esteemed Canadian sweater company Granted – we created a truly beautiful 100% hand knit wool sweater with an iconic portrait of Malcolm X, in honor of his legacy. Due to the hand knit processes- no two pieces are truly identical and with only about 20 manufactured, the sweater will be available exclusively through Bodega [in-store and online at bdgastore.com]. Retail is set at $500 and the release is set for Saturday, February 8th at noon EST. For more detailed photos hit the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
On our most recent collaboration we linked up with world renowned designer, Mark McNairy, for another go at creating a product that stays true to us. The “Camo Toe” features the classic cap toe boot silhouette with a gray and black suede upper coupled with camouflage accents on the toe and heel. The lower retains a smooth rubber sole along with a quality Goodyear welt, giving the boot a subtle color pop. The Bodega x Mark McNairy “Camo Toes” will be available this Saturday January 18, 2014 online and in store at 11 am EST for $450 USD. Click on for more imagery.
Following their most recent collaboration with Puma, the iconic sneaker magazine, Sneaker Freaker, isn’t letting up on the collab game. Now teaming up with adidas consortium, the Sneaker Freaker brand shows off its talent once again. Designing two Integral S silhouettes, the sneakers feature a unique combination of mesh, leather and microfiber overlays. Coming in two colors, mint green and black, and a light tan and pink ,the duo features speckled mid soles, mesh toe boxes, and an extra pair of insoles. The pack will be available this Saturday December 21, 2013 online at 12:01 am EST and in store at 11 am EST for $140 per pair. Peep some more imagery below.
Hats off to the great folk at Complex Magazine, we will be joining their #ComplexChristmas festivities with three prize packs of our own. Each with a value over $300, the packs will be awarded to three lucky people who enter the giveaway before Friday, December 20 at midnight.
ENTRY REQUIRES THREE EASY STEPS- CLICK HERE TO ENTER: Win Bodega x #ComplexChristmas packs.