Sunday studio service
Tomorrow is the official global launch of the @Converse x JV Chuck 70 High ( Swipe for retail list ) . Feels like yesterday I got the text to meet for dinner in NY in September of last year . I had mentioned we were about to do the @realitytoidea US tour and we’d be stopping at @cncpts Boston hoping for an invitation to the HQ. What seemed like a maybe , became very real once I got to Boston and had maybe an hour or two to push the concept through . Nobody was positive the Velcro upper was even going to get approved and the team made it very clear we only had time for one sample but we went for it . Fortunately , the interchangeable uppers were approved in January and the first and final sample landed . I changed the white sole to natural with tonal printing , made the white pair with tonal matte eyelids instead of metal , cleaned up the sole design , and sent her off . After months of uncertainty ,the production pairs landed a few weeks before ComplexCon and they were perfect . Chicago went better than I could have wished for and our exclusive pairs were gone in minutes . Now we’re here , a day before launch and I had to sit down and write this . As much as this project was about me , I designed this for you . This object is a form of expression with minimal limitations . The Chuck Taylor x JV 70 is interchangeable with over 50 different color options and I’m hella proud to say that . Add fabric , draw on em , cut a swoosh in the upper , dye the panels , whatever you want . Just have fun and get weird with em . You never know , you might just upload your idea on these shoes one day , go viral , and have your life change forever . . . Thank you for the continued support and energy . Enjoy my friends ✌🏽
For those of you low on cash , were busy during the last drops , clicked a few seconds too late , or just wanna have fun . . . I got something for you . Starting tomorrow until the global launch of the @converse collab ( August 16th ), I’m hiding shoes wherever I go . You find em , you keep em . Plain and simple . I’m posting all drops on @realitytoidea so if you’re tryna get your hands on a pair , you should go set those notifications . Otherwise , best of luck next Friday . First stop tomorrow , San Francisco . Drop you size in the comments . See y’all soon and enjoy !
We put a hoop in the studio yesterday . It may not seem like a big deal but I’m pretty fucking happy about it . Three point shoot outs now required for all studio visits . Who’s first ?
Happy Birthday Warhol 🎂
Wall Clock , 36” x 36” x 3” - Acrylic on Canvas
( sold out ) We’re live ! Link in bio 🙏🏽
Tomorrow on @realitytoidea ! The Converse x JV 70 High Top go live at noon ( pst ) . Each pair comes with a set of 8 Paint pens which are exclusive to our web store and will not be available anywhere else . Worldwide shipping is available and we’ve set bot protectors in place . Thank you for the continued support and enjoy !
Visual interpretation of balancing my personal and work life 🎯 Fendi x JV collaborative goods available exclusively at @harrods ✌🏽
Same shoe . Different day .
Messy laces , crooked panels , offset patches , or perfectly aligned ... these shoes are a form of expression . I designed these so you can do whatever the fuck YOU want to do . Add your own material to the panels , paint em , make em low top , write your name on the tongue , SKYS THE LIMIT. Enjoy my friends and see y’all at @complexcon ✌🏽
T -4 days . Crew shirts aging nicely .
Italian luxury fashion skateboard decks .
“Wicked Jump Shot” , Concrete Incense holder and other objects available tomorrow on @realitytoidea . As always , the store opens at noon and closes at 1 pm ( pst ). Thank you for the support and enjoy 🙏🏽
Just placed cone 25/50 in Chicago . Peep my story for location . Be back soon ✌🏽
Painting in Chicago
Read all about it !
Working Remotely LLC
Drawing in Rome
Pantone testing with the new crushed can mold 🕯
Deflated Basketball Incense Holder - Black Concrete . Few minor adjustments needed . I’ll show you the top soon . Who wants one ?
The shoes Chico . They never lie
I’ve painted close to 30 images onto this canvas over the last 6 months . Shits layered like a cake . I promised myself I wouldn’t move onto another standard 3x4 until I created something I was obsessed with . So many times I wanted to post what I thought was the final but never felt right . I for sure yelled at and almost broke this frame multiple times out of frustration . I’ve painted rooms , walls , cars , etc. but this small canvas has been the biggest hurdle to date . Finally man , the day has come where I can confidently move this baby off the war wall . Welcome to the world my new friend , I’m keeping you forever 🙏🏽
😳 @side.pro.ject bottle openers just landed .... kinda
Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock , the @palms is officially back ( Bigger and better than ever in my opinion ) . For whatever reason , I was chosen to become a part of this game changing moment in history . Although my energy was a fraction of their entire rollout , I’m forever grateful for the opportunity I was handed from the Chapel , to the Hardwood Suite , to the cereal boxes with Marshmello . @tallywood @grayjon @ffertittaiv and team , I can’t thank you enough . Not only did you trust my vision fully but curated my work with some of the greatest artists of our time . Thank you so much and I’m sure you heard it all weekend but I’m extremely proud of all of you and forever grateful to have worked with you the past few months . Cheers to the future and more success my friends . Congratulations on conquering Las Vegas 🌴
Thank you thank you thank you ! Over the past few weeks something switched and my infatuation with making candles went from zero to waking up and thinking about what mold I wanted to make next . The Cone was obviously the first that came to mind but the molds we’ve been making lately are insane . Very excited to share this new obsession with you . Ya boy is officially in the candle game . Lessggoooo 🔥
The “Cone”, candle and more available Friday at noon ( pst ) on @realitytoidea . Handmade in Rancho Cucamonga , CA . Beeswax and cotton wick. Looks great on desks . Thank you and enjoy 🙏🏽
One time for Guatemala ! One time for Rialto and the IE in general ! One time for every immigrant born creative and entrepreneur tryna make some noise ! WE ON @CNN !!!!! ECHALE GANAS !!!!!!!
My first solo show will be this summer . Probably opening around my shoe release . Here is a photo of me unwrapping a new canvas ✌🏽
Creating lines without applying them . RIP to another pair of forces ☠️
Working on a collaboration that will be releasing this Fall / Winter . The project consists of numerous home goods like Chairs , pillows, duffel bags , house shoes , skate decks , etc . Instead of creating a repeat pattern for the objects , each piece will receive a unique perspective from this drawing that expands 25 ft. Looking forward to showing you . Stay tuned ✌🏽
A retail space where the @side.pro.ject brand would live and a creative workshop that everyone could access . Screen printing , embroidery , and heat press machines with all types of fonts , logos , colors , and apparel blanks to choose from . The workshop would be based off renting a table per hour or day for a single person or party and you’d have a creative team member at your table to help execute your idea into product . Everything from Converse Chuck Taylor’s to t shirts .... I’ve shared this idea with a few friends and mentors over the last months and everyone would make the same face . That “oh shit that’s wild / good luck “, face . Easily the most difficult project I’ve ever had to work on. It’s been one hell of a roller coaster to say the least but man it feels good to be posting this . After 5 months of rent , 3 broken machines , 400+ tested products , 23 parking tickets , 6 new hires , and countless hours of problem solving we’re finally open to the public . The online store will open March 22nd where you can book an appointment or purchase goods . Until then , the back is open for walk ins . Thank you to everyone who supports my wild ideas and energy . See you soon ✌🏽
Welcome to @side.pro.ject 🤝