Rappin With Two Ricks

Rappin with the Rickster was a public access tv show with Ricky Powell following his life and work photographing the early Def Jam roster, a young Larry Fishburne, smoking blunts w/ “Hand on the Pump” era Cypress Hill, and exploring the high rises of the new york rap elite.

My friends over at Five Day Weekend sent me a promo copy and I gotta say it’s a great DVD for the collection. The show itself gives candid access to a time in hip hop and NYC that we all have a warm fuzzy memory of. Rare footage of Dr. Revolt, a young Sofia Coppola, Warhol, Basqiat, Dr. Revolt, Dondi, RunDMC, fellow highsnobiety contributor Dante Ross, and countless others are the real gem here.

    Rapping With The Rickster = B+

You buy from our homies at traffic.

Richard Avedon at the MFA

On the other side of the Ricks who photograph is iconic photographer Richard Avedon. The MFA gave me a nice preview of the show last week and I was transported to a time when the world was more glamorous and the mode of fashion was elevated sophistication instead of our current state of Kardashians and voyeuristic exploitation. The Paris Nightlife section of the exhibition was particularly strong with some his best work and some of the MFA’s best presentation.

Go visit the MFA. They just redesigned and have great film screenings as well as amazing bands in the courtyard.

Drug Rug w/The Tune-Yards at the MFA Courtyard from Boston Phoenix on Vimeo.

Lastly, a preview of our upcoming project w/ Lacoste!

LACOSTE Legends brings together 12 legendary collaborators from the worlds of music, media, design and retail, to create an exclusive collection comprising 12 shoes.
The 12 Lacoste LEGENDS are: Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B, Sébastien Tellier, Stones Throw Records, Japanese designer Ato Matsumoto, fashion designers Christophe Lemaire and Tim Hamilton, Sneaker Freaker, i-D Magazine, Shoes Master, Bodega, D-Mop and Parisian fashion store Colette.
The 12 LEGENDS footwear designs reflect the broadly diverse personalities and creative talents of each of the contributors, and confirm their legendary status as the foremost trend-setters and opinion-leaders from across the globe.
To celebrate the launch of the LACOSTE Legends project, LACOSTE hosted a glamorous party at Berlin night-spot ‘Stadbad’, with sets from Stone Throw DJ James Pants and Jazzie B.
The 12 designs go on sale with selected global distribution on 12.12 – the 12th December 2010.

For more details on the Lacoste Legends range and the 12 collaborators, visit http://www.24teeth.com/.

A Day In The Life Of Bodega

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Mishka : Kill With Video

Amazing video from our friends at Mishka.

Audio Did This

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Frank 151 Feature

Backpocket cool dude magazine Frank151 recently featured the shop in their Summer Fashion show issue. It’s an interview with Dan, and he gets into the origins, philosophy and current-whashappenings of Bodega.

Frank151: Tell us about the history of your store.
Bodega: Bodega this May will be four years old. Myself and my two other partners, Jay and Oliver, about five years ago we hated our jobs and wanted to pursue something that we had an interest in, which was niche market retailing. In Boston there was no store like this and we wanted to create a unique retail experience where the consumer could come in, find product that they wouldn’t find everywhere and just have a different and very eclectic experience compared to what is traditionally done. Our main goal was to have it operate off of word of mouth – we have no phone, no sign. We just kinda wanted to be like a speak-easy. The reason that we based it off a bodega is because traditionally, the bodega is the centre of the neighborhood, it also doubles as a social club or a weed spot, it’s multipurpose. So when we created the space, we wanted there to be a traditional bodega setting when you come in, and then in the back there’d be the secret retail area, you’d have that juxtaposition of spaces.

Read the rest here

Bodega x Converse

Thanks to everyone that came out!

We The Best!

The Improper recently named Bodega Best of Boston for Sneakers !

And our gallery – Fourthwallproject Best Gallery of Boston! —-After just a year of operation. Many thanks!

Top 5

Out of boredom and inspiration, Leo started a photo site off tumblr – top 5 things – that is definitely worth following.   Expect surrealism, literary references, photos of Jane Birkin, nice interiors and the finer things in the world

MR. Cartoon at Fourth Wall

As part of Nike’s True Colors Artist Colab series, the gallery hosted legendary Los Angeles based Tattoo/Graffiti artist Mr. Cartoon. Photos of the mural & gallery installation coming shortly .

Top 50 Shops -Dime Magazine

dime mag

Dime magazine recently leaked their list of the top 50 sneaker shops in the world. Click here to see if your favorite shop make the list.

Also, just wanted to shout out the allmighty nike for seeding me with some new prototypes. Keep the heat coming….