Monday, 30 April 2012

Music Monday - d'Eon Music For Keyboards Vol. II




This week we are having a look at a free mix dropped by Montreal based electronic artist d'Eon who is best known for his previous work with fellow Montrealer Grimes on the Darkbloom EP.


In the build up to his debut EP which will be released later this year he has dropped some free mixtapes. He just recently released this new one entitled Music For Keyboards Vol. II, a selection of 14 piano arrangements based on Blink 182's "What's My Age Again". The aim of it is to show the beauty of the song when stripped down just to the core notes.

It may sound very strange but it's pretty good and very interesting to hear his his take on the originals. But don't take our word for it have a listen below and see what you think...




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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Hottie of The Week! - Keri Hilson

The hottie of the week title goes to American R n B singer Keri Hilson. Although her first big breakthrough came when she appeared on her record lable owner, Timbalanads track "The Way I Are" she had been hard at work long before this.









Previously she had been working with the writing and production team the Clutch which involved writing hits for artists such as Britney Spears and Mary J Blige.





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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Mishka NYC

A new delivery from New York City streetwear masters Mishka has just dropped through the door at Fat Buddha Store. A New York City fixture since 2003, Мишка (“Mishka,” or “bear cub” in Russian) clawed their own path in the New York Streetwear seen producing small runs of t-shirts at first and now producing strong powerhouse collections of everything from sweats, to jackets, to snapbacks and everything else inbetween. Some of their new second drop for Spring/Summer 2012 is shown below.





The Mishka collection shown above plus lots more from the brand is available instore and online at Fat Buddha Store now.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Ray Ban


The global leader in the premium eyewear market Ray Ban has just made it over to Fat Buddha Store with a serious new collection of stunning looking sunglasses. The company was founded in 1937 by Bausch &  Lomb who were designing a pair of sunglasses for the United States Army Air Corps which would result in them creating the classic and iconic Avaitor as we known it today. By 1952 the brand had developed their new style of eywear which took shape as the Wayfarer, one of the most recognisable, classic and iconic sunglasses ever produced, shown below.
The company was sold in 1999 to the French Luxottica group for a reported $640 million and has seen it maintain it's place as one of the biggest selling, most popular eyeware manufacturers in the world. The brand has been seen on and endorsed by a massive line of celebrities, musicians, actors and stars including Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, John Lennon, John F Kennedy and more present day figures such as Tom Cruise, Alexa Cheung, Quentin Tarantino, the list could go on and on.....

It's our pleasure to welcome this truly classic and iconic brand into Fat Buddha Store with a strong collection which should appeal to everyone. The full collection of styles can be found here.

Craig

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Glasgow International festival of Visual Art

The Glasgow International Festival of Art kicked off on the 20th April and will carry on until the 7th May. The festival which is held every 2 years will celebrate contemporary art from Glasgow, held in a number of varied venues across the city from intimate artist studios to museums.



The festival features a host of talks, tours and plenty of exhibitions providing a platform for Glasgow's contemporary art scene on an international. As well as opening residents of the city's to the vast amount of art created and available in Glasgow. This years festival features more than 30 Glasgow based art organisations and artist groups, as well as significant commissions of new work which really builds on 2010's festival.



It features talks, tours and plenty of exhibitions providing a platform for Glasgow's contemporary art scene on an international level. With this years festival having more than 30 Glasgow based art organisations and art groups involved, as well as significant commissions of new work this years festival has built on 2010's. What's more is most of the events are free so there's no excuses not to check it out.



Some events to watch out for are Karla Black's exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art featuring new sculptures, these site specific sculptures are usually made of unstable contents and therefore will only exist for the duration of the exhibition, so get down and see them.



Also keep your eyes peeled for the work of Joshua Petherick who will present a series of posters on Glasgow's Subway system throughout the event.

Check out the art section in store and online at Fat Buddha to get your creative juices flowing.

Jansport - Right Pack Originals

Seattle bag specialists Jansport have added a few more additions to their range over here at Fat Buddha Store in the form of The Right Pack Backpack. The company was founded by a bunch of friends, Jan Lewis (who the company is named after), Murray Pletz (Lewis's husband) and Skip Yowell in 1967 and has continued to produce high quality, functional bags ever since. The Right Pack features a large main compartment, front zip pocket detail, padded shoulder straps and is made from high performace premium Cordura fabric. The bag is finished off nicley with a contrasting suede base, giving the bag a great contemporary finish. The bag is available in Black shown above and Navy shown here.





The Right Pack range alongside more of Jansports limited Heritage range are available instore and online at Fat Buddha Store Now.

Craig

Monday, 23 April 2012

Music Monday - Record Store Day

Last Saturday, the 21st April was officially Record Store Day. The celebration was incepted in 2007 when 700 independent American record stores came together to celebrate their unque culture, with the UK record stores joining them soon after it has grown to quite the celebration with this year being no exception.
The day sees special vinyl and CD releases as well other one off promotional items and giveaways that are made exclusively for Record Store day. This year we saw special releases from Animal Collective, Arctic Monkeys, Battles, Blondie, Hot Chip and much much more.


Some retailers put on special in store performances and DJ sets. Glasgow's number one indpedent record store and retailer of some of the finest music software available Rubadub , celebrated in style with live DJ's playing all day including Joy Orbison and Jackmaster (who were playing later that night at Chambre 69).


I was lucky enough to make it down and the place was rammed with good vibes all round and brilliant music. Here's to next year.

Get your mix on with our selection of vinyl players and mixing equipment here.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Hottie of The Week! - Naya Rivera




American singer and actress Naya Rivera get's the title of Hottie of The Week this week. Naya stars in American sing-com television series Glee as badass cheerleader Santana Lopez.






We may not be big fans of the show but we are big fans of her!









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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Flying Coffin


Seattle outfit Flying Coffin's new spring/summer drop has just arrived at Fat Buddha Store and it's looking good. With its formula of bold graphic prints and select cut-and-sew pieces, the brand continues to evolve, producing a strong collection. Their latest offering see's them deliver a very solid looking and tight collection, ranging from sweats and t-shirts to caps and outerwear.





All Flying Coffin items shown above and lot's more are available instore and online from Fat Buddha Store now.

Craig

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Fat Buddha x Carhartt Spring Launch Party Video

So here it is the video we put together of the Fat Buddha x Carhartt Spring Launch Party we held in store last month.


Fat Buddha x Carhartt Spring Launch Party from Fat Buddha Store on Vimeo.


We really went all out for this one with a specially painted Carhartt window, had the dressing room decorated in Carhartt wallpaper and Carhartt displays throughout the store including the Carhartt x 5Boro display, exclusive to Fat Buddha.

A massive thanks to everyone who came along and Carhartt for all of their support.

Thanks also to Bier Halle for supplying the drinks and DJ Auntie Flo for providing the soundtrack to the party.

Check out the full Carhartt range online here.

Mighty Healthy

New York brand Mighty Healthy has just made a welcome appearance at Fat Buddha Store, and boy is it looking good. The streetwear brand embraces the spirit and sarcasm of NYC with a witty eye and some sharp graphics. The label has also done a number of high level collaborations with brands such as Diamond Supply Co, Benny Gold, HUF, Raekwon, Etnies, DTA and many more. Their Mighty Healthy x Diamond and Mighty Healthy x Benny Gold collabs are show below.
These shirts won't be around for long folks, so get them while their hot. The tee's above along with more of the range are available instore and online from Fat Buddha Store now.

Craig

Monday, 16 April 2012

Music Monday - Coachella Music Festival

This weekend saw California kick off it's annual music festival The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, better known as Coachella. Set in the Californian desert this year is the first time that the normally three day festival will be held over two weekends.



 Coachella is not like any British festival the sun is always shining and it is full of A-List celebrities.  The music spans all genres from rock to electronic as well as featuring sculpural art and ground breaking visual art.



This years festival features Asap Rocky, Dre & Snoop Dogg, Breakbot, Bon Iver, Kasabian, Metronomy, Pulp and lots more.....


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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Hottie of the Week! - Kate Upton



American actress and model Kate Upton takes this weeks Hottie of the Week title. Kate is most famous as the cover girl for American sport's magazine Sports Illustrated but more recently has been involved in some pretty humorous commercials for Zoo York.



She has featured in many more campaigns and adverts such as Beach Bunny swimwear, and has been the cover star of Esquire. She is incredible....






Recently she made released this video to say Happy Easter to her fans -







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