fresher than your average.

Check it out...Our good friend, David pham.. heavy influenced by design, fashion, illustration, typography and street.

A self-taught illustrator and painter, David often pulls from his graffiti art background, using a vibrant palette to capture the eye's attention and striking imagery to stir the mind. His subjects vary from fantastic and allegorical characters to creatures both unusual and symbolic. He describes the nature of his relationship to inspiration as a "Savage Kindness," encountering the beautiful, the mundane, the upright and ignoble and morally ambiguous with a democratic and enpassioned spirit.


sweet classic lows.

Kicks of the day! Picture creased dickies slacks, a button up flannel and a red bandana. Pick these shoes up and you can complete the look..

For Holiday 2009 the Nike Sweet Classic Low comes in a solid black/red colorway. Parts of the sneaker feature black perforated leather, the Swoosh, heel tab and tongue tag come in red. The white sole with red stripe is a nice and classic finish. The sneaker will be released some time Winter 2009.

More images of the Nike Holiday 2009 Sweet Classic Low follow after the jump.


Check it out. The pacific island festival of Reno will be on July 24-26th. This 3-day event will be in front of the silver legacy hotel. This will a public event filled with main stage entertainment, arts & craft booths, food booths as well as featuring Heiva'i Reno Tahitian Dance Competition. Come join us while we release new cukui designs, new humble beginnings t-shirts and women's tshirts..


East bay hustle.

New shop of the day! Upon sucess of the 1st shop, Kingdom209 has officially up a second shop in Union City, CA. Much success to kingdom.

Don't let the color fool you.

In4mation gives us a better look into their latest creation alongside Casio. After the highly successful colorways from last year, the Hawaiian-based brand work up another color scheme with the popular G-Shock GLX-5600 platform. They will be released on June 27th at the ward store. Fresh for the summer, salmon is the new black.

There goes the neighborhood.

Pop-up shop of the day! REBEL8 in conjunction with Famous played host to the “There Goes the Neighborhood” event at the Famous store in Los Angeles. The event featured appearances by musician Travis Barker, a DJ set by The Alchemist and a live art installation by Mike Giant of REBEL8.
Photography: The ID Agency


treacherous three.

The three biggest names in streetwear, Dave's quality meats (NYC),HUF (SF) and Kicks Hawaii decided to offer a further look into the multi-partner collaboration. The Half Cab is the model of choice this time as the inaugural 3 Feet High project revolved around the Chukka. All three styles will release on Saturday, June 27th. Don't miss out!

bay area hustle.

In and around town the bay. Made Jewelry 1st annual party.Mercury lounge (SOMA) in SF, check it..


twitter dee twitter dumb!

Follow us on the twitter page, latest up to date shenanigans!


twitter, the new age stalking!

crispy white like white-out.

Summer is approaching pull out your shorts and white tees out. fly kicks is a must.. loving the inner sole design, very nice details.

While we previewed some of the fall releases for the Rick Griffin x Vans Vault collection, a present-day release with a classic Vans Authentic model also bears the name of the iconic underground comic/psychedelic illustrator. The shoe’s execution is ultimately very minimalistic as the majority of the design on the all white Authentic is seen within the lining as well as on a special box. A signature of the late Griffin marks the heels of both shoes..I'll take a pair!

dope spot.

Finding inspiration in the classic Mexican-American mafia film American Me, Melbourne-based label For The Homies introduce their Spring/Summer Collection. Although the lineup can be considered a bit questionable seeing the locale and origins of the brand, the items are crafted quite well, offering an expanded lineup of leather goods amongst playful graphic tees which reflect a sense of fashionable execution and artistic elements. Various items from Spring/Summer are now available through the brands online store.

nice in-house team, well crafted elements..www.forthehomies.com


don't front.

shop of the day! Seventh sun tattoo can legitimately claim to be one of the finest all-custom tattoo shops in the known universe.

Founded in 2005 by Jason Kundell, Erik Rieth, and Luke Stewart in downtown San Francisco, the shop has since taken on a full house of talented artists capable of any and all styles of tattooing.



Getting up in tokyo.

Graff pic of the day. Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo.


+16 hours later = jet lag.

konichiwa! In other words hello! So how was japan people ask? expensive? if you love shopping, eating the best sushi and eating the real top ramen then this place is not for you.. a special what up to dee jae (koncious clothing) up in japan, the ghetto gallery/skate shop/boutique and the punk drunkers.. let the pictures do the speaking. cukui internationally known.


One man show..

Shorty fatz, internationally known worldwide. Check out the blog on prollyisnotprobably.com. shout out to the shorty fatz crew!

Summer breeze.

FREE cukui stickers! Get them here..e-mail us at cukuiapparel@gmail.com...


Follow the light.

Never Confuse Movement with Action. - Ernest Hemingway

Sneak peak into the next line..