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Parlayin’ with Huck Gee

April 9, 2012

Being toy collectors since the early 90′s, we’ve seen countless artists come and go. Some more influential then others… some just down right amazing. The new millennium spawned many great toy artists, just like the 90s… the only difference is, the market is super saturated with options and creations. Which, in our humble opinion, is [...]

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Parlayin’ with Travis Price

March 5, 2012

Back in the 80′s and 90′s, the world of design and illustration was only but what you could read in books (the internet was kinda’ starting out back then). There were only a hand full of designers and illustrators from Australia that made it big on a world scale, and from that spawned one of [...]

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Parlayin’ with Cool Rain

February 6, 2012

The toy industry has been saturated with gazillion toy designers and their products, but every now and again, there will that one person that will come and make toys that stand out from the masses. That man, is Cool Rain aka Chan Woo Lee. Korean toy designer, dad and overall nice guy, who has been [...]

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Parlayin’ with DJ Perplex (DMC, ITF & Thr3estyle Champ)

December 17, 2011

The DJ game is always changing, with new technology and the limitless abilities to “tweak” sound, it makes it quite a tough industry to stick around in these days. But one man has been pushing the boundaries of DJing and keepin’ focused on being one of the worlds best party rockers and technical DJs… DJ [...]

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Parlayin with Dave Flores

November 3, 2011

Dave… how’s CA treatin’ ya today? Very fine weather this November. Los Angeles is a nice place to be this time of year. Thank you so much for taking time off your busy schedule to be with us. We really appreciate it…. Speaking of busy schedules, what does it usually involve? I usually wake up [...]

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Parlayin with Ben Rorke (Westside Tattoo)

August 1, 2011

Ben thanks for taking the time to chat to us today. Can you give us a bit of a run down of where you work and what you get up to? I live in Brisbane and I work at Westside Tattoo in Westend. We have just moved into a new building and it’s amazing. I [...]

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Parlayin’ with Patrick Liberty (Akomplice Clothing)

July 18, 2011

Hey Patrick & Mike… how ya boys doin’? I am doing great. Mike is in Taiwan right now, so he won’t be answering any questions. Plus he doesn’t really do the interviews. Almost a decade old, how do you think the brand has transformed through the years? Wow, it has transformed so much. One of [...]

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Parlayin with Rose Hardy: Chapel Tattoo (Melb) / Sacred Tattoo (NZ)

July 4, 2011

Hi Rose thanks heaps for your time today and sharing your thoughts with us. Everyone knows you work at Chapel Tattoo, how is it working there compared to Sacred Tattoo in Auckland? Hi, no problem at all…I love working in both shops… Chapel is a bit bigger than Sacred, with 9 full-timers and usually 1 [...]

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Parlayin with Eric Singer (Shwood Sunglasses)

June 21, 2011

From its humble beginnings up until now, one moto remains firm at Shwood and that is quality over quantity. Being a handmade eyewear company, it is no easy task to maintain production let alone expand, stand out in the over saturated market, introduce new silhouettes every season and keep on top of everything else in [...]

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Parlayin’ with Frank Liew (Qubic NZ)

June 1, 2011

Hey Frank … how ya doin? How’s NZ today? Same as it ever was, I guess. Cold in the morning. Rained for five minutes. A couple of tornados. Then blazing hot in the afternoon. Probably hailed too, for all I know. Welcome to New Zealand? Starting our morning with a massive breakfast is essential to [...]

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Parlayin’ with Adam Kitamoto (Ten Ten Tattoo Studios)

May 16, 2011

The world of tattooing and tattoo art is constantly growing and changing. Not always more the better with the rise in unprofessional backyard tattooers and eBay putting tattoo machines in the hands of under-trained kids. But there are a few tattooers right here in Melbourne that are consistently pursuing perfection in their art and keeping [...]

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Parlayin with Greg Rivera (Mishka)

April 26, 2011

8 years and still goin’ strong, Mishka was founded by Greg and Mikhail back in 2003 and have now become a global streetwear label. We got a chance to chop it up with Greg and talk about how Mishka started, it’s present state and the future of the label. Check it. Hey Greg … What’s [...]