Monday ; Creative Boost /hi

Countdowns... counting down to something / counting down from something...Sneaker drops, clothing collaborations and album releases. For the last month or so, we've been counting it to the day we were to leave for our trip to Hawaii and now we're counting our days being back from the island. ***big time sad faces*** No doubt we have a full week of Hawaii posts coming your way, with beautiful beaches, the awesome rental and location we stayed at and mostly the awesome people and shops we have visited. But for now on our Monday ; creative boost, we give you an inside view of two events that take place in Honolulu, in the streets of Kaka’ako. And two sneaker/fashion videos designed by Japanese masterminds, Jun Takahashi for Nike and Mihara Yasuhiro for Puma.



POW WOW Hawai'i, an art festival that originated from Hong Kong, which takes place once a year during a six day period and features 50 local and international artists. One can equate it to the likes of "Art Basel" set in tropical surroundings. This is Part1.

Honolulu Night Market is an evening thrown once a month, where all the best local food trucks, artists and designers get together. We were fortunate enough to attend the 1st anniversary HNLNightMarket.

*** Big kudos to Mono :)

This video is from  Honolulu's Night Market in June '13, featuring Redbull Motorcross. 

We have a definite soft spot for the Undercover running line for Nike Gyakusou. Owning and putting to use the couple of pieces we have in our closet, makes it this much easier to credit the technical aesthetics and the innovative technology. In this video, Jun Takahashi explains his design process for the 2013 holiday collection and his almost somewhat addicted passion for running. Collection is being released in October '13!

Sneakersnstuff presents Puma by Mihara Yasuhiro.

Sneakersnstuff's team flew to Japan at the beginning of the year to get to know Mihara Yasuhiro as a designer, his background and his inspirations. His collection, which encompasses the tribal feel and uses the knitted form, is presently available on the website. Here are both videos on his ongoing project with Puma. ***Our personal favorite are the Puma My-71 and the LS Performance Tee along with the Performance Layer Pants.