Events

Tiki Disco NYC Party in Atlanta

Posted by Michael Kusumadjaja on August 28, 2013 in Events

As the summer is coming to an end here in Atlanta, NYC is sending something special our way to end things with a bang! Tiki Disco , the legendary NYC party will be here in Atlanta for one day of Funk, Disco, and dancing. Sponsored by 10 Deep and fellow Atlanta boutique Epitome Atl, things are getting started on Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m. at Noni’s on Edgewood. Come out and have some fun!

Check out more information on Tiki Disco: In Real Life here

Stalley “Honest Cowboy” In-Store Signing Recap

Posted by Michael Kusumadjaja on August 9, 2013 in Events Lifestyle 1 Comment

MMG recording artist Stalley introduced his album Honest Cowboy to the masses yesterdsay with an in-store signing here at Wish. Fans and patrons of the store got the chance to meet the Ohio MC as well as get a sneak preview of his new release. Stalley, a regular shopper here at Wish also took the time to do a bit of shopping between signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. Take a look below at some images from the event last night, and check out Honest Cowboy available now!

JR comes to Atlanta for Living Walls

Posted by Michael Kusumadjaja on August 2, 2013 in Events

JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases all around the world; presenting viewers with the question, “Can art change the world?” Touring city after city, country after country, pasting his larger than life pieces across buildings and walls, JR has brought his talents to Atlanta by way of the Living Walls organization. For this project, JR appropriately chose to tackle Civil Rights, an issue that was so monumental to the formation of the look and feel of Atlanta. Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the city that Dr. King and countless other Civil Rights leaders built is paid homage to through a series of three large prints, featuring actual images taken during the March on Washington in 1963.

Understandably, not everyone will be able to view this series in person, so we’ve taken images of all of the pieces and included them below along with locations for those who want to check it out for themselves:

Located on the intersection of Hillard St. and Auburn Ave.

Located on the intersection of Hillard St. and Edgewood Ave.

Located at 150 Edgewood Ave.

New Balance 574 New Arrivals – Burgundy & Grey

Posted by Michael Kusumadjaja on July 12, 2013 in Events 1 Comment

After hitting us with its “Propaganda Pack” earlier this week, New Balance is back with some new arrivals in the 574 sillhouette. A calmer alternative to this week’s previous releases, New Balance reworks its popular 574 model in a calm Burgundy and Grey makeup. Complete with suede and mesh construction, these pairs offer a perfect complement to each other in terms of colorway. A nice addition for any New Balance fan, these shoes are now available at Wish retailing at $75 USD each.

Purchase the new 574 arrivals here as well as in-store from our Moreland Ave. location.

Track of the Day: Hiatus Kaiyote ft. Q-Tip – Nakamarra

Posted by Michael Kusumadjaja on July 12, 2013 in Events

Our pick of the day comes by way of Melbourne based future sould band, Hiatus Kaiyote. This is our first pick from the group, but it is a truely excellent piece of music. The Aussies release a remix of their song “Nakamarra” with the addition of Hip-Hop legend Q-Tip, who fits right in with the track’s soulful vibe. Anyone not familiar with Hiatus Kaiyote should give the track below a listen or check out their bandcamp, and be on the lookout for the re-release of their debut project Tawk Tomahawk through Sony’s Flying Buddha slated for July 16.

Wish Recap: “Nothing Is Sacred” Closing Show

Posted by Michael Kusumadjaja on July 5, 2013 in Events Lifestyle

Patrons of the Nelson Street Gallery this past weekend were greeted by a far east experience as the gallery was transformed for the “Nothing is Sacred” closing exhibition. The exhibition premiered the short film, Nothing is Sacred by Andrew Litten and Brandon Sadler. The film follows Sadler as he takes us into his world and through the art of calligraphy introduces viewers to The Tiger, The Praying Mantis, and The Snake, all personified corners of his mind. These three elements combine to reveal and guide the artist along the path of enlightenment.

We got a chance to view the film, check out several of Sadler’s pieces, and sit down with the filmmakers to get more information about “Nothing Is Sacred.” So take a look at the interview below, and check out some images from the show as well as the  “Nothing Is Sacred” trailer.

Brandon, can you tell us a bit more about your three calligraphy styles?

My writing styles are representations of each mental state I adapt according to the varied circumstances that arise in my life.  These styles come in the form of the Tiger, Preying Mantis, and Snake. The Tiger is the body and the element of fire, the Mantis is the spirit and wind, and the Snake is the mind and water. Each character style embodies the character of each animal and their symbolism. The entire character system is based in the English alphabet form but designed to resemble the Chinese character system.

What is the meaning behind the film?

The story is inspired by the concept of “rights to passage.” To me, it seems that in our time and culture we have no customs or rituals that mark the point when a child becomes an adult or when they enter the conscious stage of personal development. I was interested in creating my own mythology, my own rights of passage, to show how the leader of the Red Lotus Clan came to be. This is my Way.

Andrew, what was the process of making the film?

I met Brandon about a year ago and created a video with him for ABV, from there the ideas started running wild. Brandon had wanted to make a short film for a while that showed his three styles, but didn’t know how to turn it into a storyline. We spent almost a year conceptualizing & filming until one day it all just made sense. Brandon reached out to a dear friend of his, Christopher Buldoc, who is an incredible writer residing in Korea. We told Chris the concept & a week later he sent us a beautifully written masterpiece. After we had the written story, we went back & reshot everything in order to compliment the final storyline. It’s pretty amazing what an organic creative process can do.
For more information on Brandon Sadler or the film “Nothing Is Sacred,” visit risingredlotus.com

Brandon Sadler (center) Andrew Litten (right)

Track of the Day: KiD CuDi – Going to the Ceremony

Posted by Michael Kusumadjaja on July 2, 2013 in Events

The Cudder is back with his latest track today titled, “Going to the Ceremony.” Produced alongside frequent collaborator Dot Da Genius, the track arrives as a WZRD release. Classic CuDi style, the song opens up with spacey overtones and heavy electric guitar vibes. Hit stream below and let us know what you think in the comment section.

Nike WMNS Dunk Sky Hi “Satin”

Posted by Michael Kusumadjaja on July 1, 2013 in Events 8 Comments

Nike’s celebrated Dunk Hi silhouette recently garnered attention from female clientele as Nike reinterpreted the timeless model into a decidedly heel-esque iteration. Titled the Dunk Sky Hi, the pair featured a contoured reverse heel that adds a feminine touch to the sports silhouette. The latest colorway to arrive drops in a unique “satin” iteration. Retail is set at $130 USD.

The Nike WMNS Dunk Sky Hi “Satin” is now available in-store via our Moreland Ave. location. Phone orders are accepted at 404.880.0402. Email orders are accepted by sending a size request to orders@wishatl.com

Now Available: Nike Roshe Run GPX “Camo Pack”

Posted by Michael Kusumadjaja on June 28, 2013 in Events Lifestyle Product 1 Comment

The Nike Roshe Run GPX model sees a new tiger camo makeover with the arrival of the Nike Roshe Run GPX “Camo Pack”. The lightweight favorite of sneakerheads everywhere showcases a tiger camo throughout the upper, varying in shades of both Black/Mercury Grey and Hero Blue/Atomic Red. A white midsole tones things down a bit underneath with matching thin white laces complete the Roshe delivery.

Purchase the Nike Roshe Run GPX “Camo Pack” in-store only at our Moreland Ave. location. Phone orders are accepted at 404.880.0402. Email orders by sending a size request to orders@wishatl.com.