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Q&A with Tunway a.k.a. 小屁孩

Tunway, more known as his nickname 小屁孩 (Xiao Pi Hai, “little naughty boy” in English), is a Chinese-speaking Malaysian.
He is the founder of FUTUREMADE STUDIO and a YouTuber with 115K subscribers (till November 11, 2020).
In Chinese-speaking countries and regions, his videos are very popular for the inspiring contents and interesting editing.

Brands including Nike, Asics, New Balance, Puma have worked with him.
And during the lockdown, Tunway decided to open a FUTUREMADE STUDIO physical store. 
Let’s get to know more about him, and find out what’s the secret keeping him smiling 🙂

Tunway
Instagram: @tunway
YouTube: Xiao Pi Hai小屁孩

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Q&A with NAGA

NAGA is an illustrator and graphic designer residing in Tokyo. He loves skateboarding very much as well.⁣
As he stared working in “sento” (public onsen in local town in Japan) when he was at 25 age, he got into Edo culture eventually and stared to draw his original illustration and artwork mixing street culture and ukiyo-e.⁣

Recently, NAGA worked on the poster for the release of Nike SB x Medicom Toy BE@RBRICK, and the graphic went viral on social media — everyone loved it!

We’re very honored to have NAGA joining the Q&A, and talked about some stories behind his creations.

NAGA
Instagram: @naga0708
Website: naga-uraedo.com / nagawork.tumblr.com

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Q&A with Amber Aarts

With two locations in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the sneaker store Oqium (@oqium) has constantly brought new visions by infusing the basketball culture into the sneaker game in Europe, and their efforts can be seen in those excelsior graphics used on their social media.

To match the returning of Air Jordan 1 High OG CO.JP “Tokyo” — the 1 of 4 colorways in “Japan“ Pack released in celebration of the new century in 2001 — Oqium’s in-house photographer and designer Amber Aarts (@amber.aarts) created a poster with Japanese calligraphy that reads “Japan, 2001, 2020”. 

It’s that simple, but it still demonstrates the sophistication. 

With our curiosity, we asked a few questions to the designer Amber, to find out her inspiration. 

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Q&A with Gettomasa

Gettomasa, born in 1993 in Montreal, Canada, but he spent most of his childhood in Jyväskylä, Finland.
He started being interested in hip hop when he was 6 through his cousin, he was already making music himself when he was 17. 
In 2012 he won the Finland’s freestyle championship RAP SM.
In 2019, his second solo album ‘Diplomaatti’ was awarded the Emma Awards as the album of the year in Rap/R&B category.

In this Q&A, Gettomasa will talk about his daily life, work and clothing.
More importantly, 
Gettomasa’s new music video ‘Elastinen x Gettomasa – Mähän Sanoin’ will be out tomorrow, Friday July 26.
Remember to watch it! 

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Q&A with Joose Siira of Nide

Joose Siira, a book freak for whom literature and following book industry trends are a passion and a way of life. In 2015, he founded Nide bookstore (@nidekauppa) with Terhi, and soon after that, Nide became a very popular bookstore for Helsinki citizens and visitors.⁣

We’re very glad to have Joose join 5pm Q&A and talk about his daily life during these days. Also, check out the photos at the end of this article for some books Joose recommended for 5pm audiences!⁣

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[Interview] Steven Penny – BBC & Ice Cream Collector

Have you ever thought,

you have some friends around you who have done something you didn’t know,

and they will surprise you a lot.

I met Stephen Penny in a local event I hosted in early 2018,

at first he was quietly wandering in the event,

but when I talked to him about streetwear,

he became a different person,

he could keep talking about different things for hours.

And after that I know,

Stephen used to be a banker in several famous banks,

he also hosts The Otherz Podcast.

At the same time,

Stephen is one of the most known Billionaire Boys Club (BBC) collectors in Europe,

and even in the world.

On a recent weekend,

we visited Stephen’s house,

we chatted for a few hours and covered from the streetwear scene in the early 2000s

to his most memorable BBC pieces,

and things happened between him and the BBC brand.

 

Guest: Stephen Penny ( @steverpenny )

Text: @zed.zee

Photos: @maisboi

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[Interview] Joe – Woolshed Gastropub

Introduction

While I stayed at an Airbnb in Helsinki, I was impressed by the interior and overall experience of the stay. I became interested to know the man behind this heart-warming flat for travelers away from home, so I contacted its owner Joe.

Woolshed is the place we were meeting, it is a bar & restaurant with a warm name owned by Joe, who is originally from Australia and currently living in Helsinki.

The place is in the city center, right next to Helsinki railway station. When we went in, this sheep shearing-themed space instantly warmed us up with its wooden constructs and thoughtful decors on the walls. Joe was waving to us, with a casual street outfit.

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[Interview] Kalle Kallonen – Founder of Blockfest

Introduction

Kalle Kallonen is the founder of Blockfest, it is a hip-hop festival established since 2008, he devotes his passion and time into Blockfest and makes it nowadays Nordic’s biggest hip-hop festival. In 2018, Blockfest brought 75,000 visitors, 22,5 million Euros and 500 jobs to its host city Tampere, while the number is still growing every year. It is undeniable that Kalle’s hard work has grown Finland’s hip-hop culture and industry.

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