Fiskars teamed up with designer Maria Korkeila (@mariakorkeila) for a fresh garden wear collection. Rooted in the Nordic design heritage and inspired by contemporary streetwear, the collection features 11 multifunctional, carefully designed styles ideal for gardening and daily activities. The collection is now available online in select European markets and the U.S.
We at 5pm Magazine received some highlighted pieces from this collection and showcased them in our latest editorial.
Johnny Tang, a true skateboard rider who has skated for 19 years till now. His skateboard setup is 8.0 deck, highs, 51mm, Allen key, and he skates in US 9 shoes.
In 2006, a few Global Nike SB members made a trip to China to film some clips for “Nothing But the Truth”, Johnny was probably the only one they could find who knew the spots and spoke both Chinese and English. So, he naturally became their tour guide. During that trip, Johnny skated a few spots with the Nike SB team and the team managers (Kevin Imamura and Hunter Murraira) were interested in starting a China Nike SB team.
Soon after that, Johnny got a call from Kevin Imamura who offered him a job at Nike SB. Johnny was the first member of China Nike SB team and has been representing Nike SB till today.
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 🙂
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.
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.
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!
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!
Home is certainly the most important place for us. While #stayhome has again proved to us the importance of homes, we will keep bringing joys and inspiration to you, and we will be connecting people from different homes.
Recently, we caught up with some friends from different cities around the world, and they will share some photos of their homes.
For most Finns, wool socks are very essential for their winter. Wearing a pair of traditional wool socks and sitting next to the fireplace is a miniature of the ideal Finnish winter lifestyle.
To find out how the traditional wool socks are made, we paid a visit to Helsingin Villasukkatehdas— meaning Helsinki Wool Sock Factory. It is the only traditional wool sock factory in Finland that’s using carded wool yarn, and very possibly the only one in the world.
Skateboarding has always been an important culture for us.
They spread the undefeated attitude from street to street, so we took this image of shuttling skaters and created a “5pm Express” delivery company — we use skaters to delivery your packages, on time, and with the realest love.
Of course, the company is just a joke. But our love for skaters is real. We made this new merch to show the love, to all skaters making the streets a better place.
The retro styles, again, are strongly influencing today’s streetwear and fashion.
New Balance 860 V2, this ‘90s runner has explained how the retro sneakers could fit in today’s style. The original innovative appearance from 1990s and the updated N-ergy technology make it ideal for daily use.
5pm Magazine styled two outfits to showcase 860 V2 in today’s lifestyle.