Vancity Artist Collaborations

Are we still a little hungover from last weeks pop-up in Vancouver-maybe-but hey thats the sign of a pretty awesome party, right? In true RP fashion we couldn’t just have a regular old fiesta- we had to bring a little local flavor. With the help of our beloved Cate Dunkin we tapped Vancouver based artists to intrepret our California Born vibes through photos and styling. What we got back blew us away. So much so that we had to share the pix & artist info below.

 

Inspiration is easy when it’s your life.

I am always excited to work with creative people. They always see things just a little differently and that is the one thing I have really come to enjoy about this new role here. I came across, Elise by chance and it is always refreshing and exciting to see a text or email from her…

#7daysintoronto Party Recap

Earlier this month the #honesthustle made it’s way all the way up to Toronto, Canada for ONE week for up our very first Retail Pop-Up. Curated together with our partners at @shoesdotcom, we set up our #7daysInToronto concept located in the heart of shopping mecca Queen Street West. The goal was to bring California to the…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Justin Reade

Ok in these social media days there are so many insta-crush worthy peeps. You could literally spend days, weeks, even months going down a rabbit hole of awe-inspiring imagery. There are an overwhelming number of artists, illustrators and other creatives that flood us with good shit. Then there are the people who I have politely…

Be Street Bootleg B(art) Show

I have always said the only tattoo I would ever get on my porcelain jewish skin was a Simpsons one. I grew up religiously watching the show with my brothers and still catch reruns on Fxx regularly. I even dropped $100 bones to journey to Springfield and visit the Quik-E-Mart at Universal Studios earlier this…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Max Wanger

When it comes to insta-crushes all roads lead to Max Wanger. He was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for us and BONUS: send us a sock seflie. Who would have thought this talented creative aspires to be on The Voice. Read on to learn more. 1. How did you get your start?…

5 Must Have Albums

OK, so, first off, this is just a start. To cover my love of Jazz, Blues (Rest in Peace B.B. King),  and every other musical genre I love, I’d need at least 100 albums…probably more. There is no theme to this particular list, just 5 Classic albums that I love, and why.    Guided By Voices-“Alien…

Art of the Polka Dot

Does life imitate art, or does art imitate life? We’ll probably never solve the riddle regarding the polka dot, but one thing we can say is that it sure makes life fun. Here are a few diptychs of polka dots in art and in real life.   1. Yayoi Kusama- Polka Dots Madness 6 | Drop…

Our buddy Brooks…

Friend of our brand and photo contributor, Brooks Sterling, is highlighted in this short web clip called ANALOG. This series of stories by independent San Diego-based filmmaker, Matt Mangham explores the current state of photography. Check out more of Brooks’ work at http://iambrooks.com For future stories from Matt and his endeavors, visit http://www.landoflightandshadow.com All images…

Ink…and just a little bit of blood.

I actually don’t like getting tattooed. It sucks. It hurts like crazy and it takes sheer willpower for me to stay fairly still for that long. I may not enjoy the process, but I love the outcome once the tattooer is done as well as the stories and conversations that are had during the session.…

Show Spotlight: Cool Kids

RP friend and designer over at Steven Alan, Chris Tuyay recently closed out his first show “The Cool Kids” and we wanted to recap all the action in case you missed it. The show: A new series of watercolor portraits of people Chris admires for the cool they do and are. So simple and genius,…