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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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