Wish x Joyrich “Rich Five Points” Collection Release Event Recap

As a proud member of the Little Five Points Community, we are always looking for ways to support our neighborhood. For this reason, we collaborated with the Los Angeles based Joyrich to produce a capsule that shines light on Little Five Points and Atlanta. Dubbed the “Rich Five Points” capsule, this collection does a great job of encapsulating the essence of both brands while baring the branding of each. Just for the release, Joyrich came all the way out from the West Coast to help us put on a pop-up shop in honor of the release. A good time to view and shop the capsule, the in-store release event that took place during the day was followed by a celebratory party at Club Halo at night. Take a look at images from yesterday’s release events below: 

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A Night With Jordan Brand Recap Photos

Our “A Night With Jordan Brand” event with Senior Global Design Director Jason Mayden and Director of Energy Footwear Gemo Wong that took place this past Friday night was not only a special night for us here at Wish, but also the city of Atlanta, and all of our supporters. Attendees got more than what they bargained for, as the night was not only about sneakers and fashion, but also about career goals, character building, and life lessons from the Jordan Brand Senior Directors. However, the night consisted of more than just presentations from Mayden and Wong, who after their talks were able to have one-on-one conversations with guests and even critique several creative portfolios. Perhaps the most fascinating part of the night came as ten raffle winners were selected to preview future Jordan Brand models and a select two had the priveledge of designing their own custom pair of Nike i.D. sneakers with Mayden and Wong. With drinks sponsored by Mountain Dew, the night also saw a one-of-a-kind limited sneaker collection by Tennesee native Joseph Privitte, a special appearance by rapper Killer Mike, and a custom pair of Wish Air Jordan 3 Retro Doernbechers.

If you weren’t able to attend, or just want to refresh your memory, take a look at images from the memorable night below:  

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A Night With Jordan Brand Part 2

Part 2 // For one night only Jordan Brand’s own Senior Global Design Director, Jason Mayden and Director of Energy Footwear, Gemo Wong will be hosting a workshop and interactive product and design forum at Wish. Stay tuned. #NWJB

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The Sound Table x Yardbird HK x Wish Recap Photos + Video

It’s hard to go wrong, when you’re in good company. Last weekend, we aligned with Atlanta-based restaurant and bar, The Sound Table to invite Hong Kong Japanese Yakitori collective, Yardbird HK to Atlanta. For the event, Yardbird’s own Matt Abergel (Head Chef) and Lindsay Jang were in attendance and Abergel was cooking a special, one-night only Yakitori menu. The night featured a multi-course menu that took attendees through a far-east journey through Chicken Thigh and Chicken Breast yakitori, KFC (Korean Friend Cauliflower), Yardbird’s signature Caesar Salad, Friend Chicken and plenty more. 

In addition to the menu and the custom cocktails that were being pushed out by the bar, a late night was also hosted by Pat Mahony of DFA, LCD Soundsystem and Eug (Public Release, FACE).

For the night, Wish worked with The Sound Table to curate a special iteration of Yardbird HK’s Evan Hecox-designed chicken logo T-shirts. Boasting an oversized, vinyl printed white chiken on the back, each tee is finished out with an understated trio of logos at the feet and a custom, one-night only stamp on the interior neck.

Purchase the T-Shirts here in extremely limited stock. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. 

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Yardbird HK x The SoundTable x Wish

Atlanta’ very own, The SoundTable is pleased to welcome Chef Matt Abergel and Lindsay Jang of the venerable Yardbird restaurant in Hong Kong for a single night of exceptional food, custom cocktails and heavy, heavy music.

Chef Abergel, who cut his teeth at NYC’s legendary Masa Sushi (the first sushi bar ever to have garnered 3 Michelin stars) opened Yardbird with his partner Lindsay Jang back in the summer of 2011 to great approbation. His focus on simple, detailed dishes along with the freshly minimal look of the place soon had throngs of the hip and the hungry queuing up down the block.

Earlier this year, Yardbird was named one of the top 50 restaurants in Asia. Now, on the heels of a feature dinner at NYC’s Food and Wine Festival, the Yardbird crew will be collaborating with us for a singular dining experience ‘neath the cover of October skies.

Abergel will be creating a menu based around the freshest local pastured poultry, and bar manager Navarro Carr will be working out a focused, delicious selection of cocktails designed specifically to pair with the meal. There will be two seatings available, at 7:00pm & 9:00pm, and seating will be strictly limited. Please contact us at yardbird@thesoundtable.com to reserve your seat today. As an added enticement, all diners will receive complimentary admission to the late-night show featuring dj sets from Pat Mahony (DFA, LCD Soundsystem) and Dj Eug (Public Works, SF).

Wish has joined forces with the culinary duo to curate a special collaborative item for the one night engagement. Stay tuned here and via our social media channels for further information about the special project.

Get familiar with the Yardbird ethos here.

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Trinidad James “10PC MILD” In-Store Event Recap

Finishing up his string of in-stores to support the latest mixtape, “10PC MILD,” Trinidad James stopped through the shop yesterday for the final stop of his meet and greet appearances. Bringing along a slew of Gold Gang affiliates and donning the latest Fall/Winter 2013 Supreme, Trinidad James held down the crowd for over three hours while taking pictures, shaking hands and signing autographs for those in attendance. In addition to handing out copies of the latest mixtape, James also invited his tour DJ, Genesis to get on the tables to chop and splice up a plethora of Atlanta tracks including many of James’ mixtape exclusives.

Download Trinidad James’ full mixtape here and scroll through the image set below.

Photography: Mae Elizabeth Gurene

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Tiki Disco NYC Party in Atlanta

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

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Stalley “Honest Cowboy” In-Store Signing Recap

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!

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JR comes to Atlanta for Living Walls

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.

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New Balance 574 New Arrivals – Burgundy & Grey

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.

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

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

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)

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Wish & Wale “The Gifted” Meet & Greet Event Recap

Taking place yesterday, MMG rapper Wale celebrated the release of his upcoming album “The Gifted” with an in-store Meet n’ Greet at Wish. The store was packed as fans, shoppers, and even Trinidad James gathered to hangout, shake hands, or get a signature or picture taken with Ralph himself. Wale, a well known sneaker collector, also took the chance to sign a few sneakers among promotional posters for the upcoming project. So take a look at the images of the event below and be on the lookout for “The Gifted” in stores June 25th!

 

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Sneaker Con Atlanta 2013 Recap

On June 15, 2013, the sneaker community of Atlanta took a pause as individuals from all walks of life, ethnicity, and income descended onto Dominique Wilkins Gym on Campbelton Road for Sneaker Con Atlanta 2013. Everyone from novice sneakerheads to downright footwear aficionados were in attendance hoping to either flip their pairs or discover a gem that they missed the first time around. Vendors sold everything from plastic wrapped exclusive sneaks to socks and jewelery as individuals walked around boldly lifting their pairs in the air, showing off their inventory in hopes of making that big profit. Most of the sneakers there having released at Wish at one time or another, it was great to see the community come together in such an event as this. This was our first time covering Sneaker Con, but it will surely not be our last. And after looking at some of the photos below, you’ll understand why.

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Now Accepting Resumes

We’re looking for 1-2 key people to join our team. Come up to the shop this Sunday between 3:00-6:00PM and drop of a resume. We’d like to meet you in person so please no phone calls, only in-person resumes will be accepted.

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Wish Presents: Spinback Thursdays

Staying true to who we are in Lil 5, Wish ATL is bringing back our DJ program! Kicking things off will be no other than Dj Dibiase come join us this and every first Thursday of the month for good music while you shop!
(For all DJs who would like to be features please send your mix link to: info@wishatl for review!)

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