Shout out to Anika and Nasty Nate for being down, and to Morgan and co. for handling. The Day After Valentine’s Day was one to remember. Whole party going crazy. Thank you for supporting Wine & Bowties, check out some pics from the night right here.
February marked the first installment in our nascent discussion series, Talks, where we opened up a conversation about creativity and entrepreneurship. For the inaugural, we called on a superstar cast of young creatives: Cre8tive Class founder Daghe, photographer Lauren Crew, MC and visual artist Queens D. Light, Oakland Surf Club’s Max Klineman, and Flavourhood’s Japheth Gonzalez.
A few years back, one of our favorite artists laced us with a used Yashica. Since then, we’ve been collecting memories of people we love and the places we’ve been. A reminder to keep capturing these moments, and a thank you to Maggie for getting us started.
We step inside the world of the Top Dog Guy. Looking back on 23 years of service, we sit down with Top Dog’s longest working employee, taking time to learn about his life, his career, and his legacy as a Berkeley legend. With photography by Scott Rockwell and words by Max Gibson, this piece is one for the ages.
Ayumu Arisaka creates some incredible, trippy collage work as a part of the female design collective Saigo No Shudan. We took a brief tour of her repertoire, and paired it with some psychedelic slap curation from our good friend Yung_SMH. Heavy vibes all around.
If there’s a theme to this collection of tracks, it’s that I’ve been sleeping. The tone here should probably be a little apologetic, even. For one, I wasn’t all that impressed with Big Sean until recently. But with the handful of tracks I’ve heard from the album so far, it looks like dude actually has a serious project on his hands. “Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay”, for example is looking like a new anthem. As far as Timber Timbre goes, I’m just glad Jesse put me up when he did. On the other hand, there are some more familiar faces here too. The grimiest Nas track in years, the latest from The Weeknd and some quality Drizzy round things out. Also, not to jump the gun, but that Thundercat album is going to be fucking crazy. Anyway, it’s the weekend. Enjoy yourself.