PENTHOUSE THEORY 101: 6 HYPEBEAST ROOM ESSENTIALS YOU NEED
Creating the ultimate Hypebeast room — one that your friends will envy — isn’t an easy task. It starts with a room, a layout, and a few unique items that will leave anyone with no doubt that it’s a Hypebeast space.
Here are a couple of tips to make it so:
“If you spend all this money on your appearance from a clothing level, it should be a goal to have your home match your sense of style”
Displaying sneakers in your Hypebeast room is a no brainer — the real question should be which ones make it to the show.
(Well, unless your room is as big as Chris Brown's)
It is important to display your sneakers at a place with good visibility— wall shelves or a display storage case. After all, you want to be able to admire the beauty of it wherever you are.
Always remember, a person’s footwear reflects their style — and adding a couple of sneakers, either AirForce 1 or Lebron’s, will set the perfect tone for your room.
As mentioned in my previous blog post, Be@rBricks may appear simple at first glance, but it speaks to a more sophisticated crowd. Today, these vinyl toys have become canvases for modern expression, playing a crucial role in the intersection of style, art and fashion.
Since Be@rBricks are limited release and difficult to collect, there’s a lot of hype around releases. Since its inception, BE@RBRICKs have become one of the most recognizable characters in the world, and some of the most sought after. — making their product a must-have item in your Hypebeast room.
#3 COLORS OF MURAKAMI
Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan” is a Japanese contemporary artist that is known for blurring the lines between high and low art, combining traditional aesthetic of Japanese art with popular culture. Murakami's artistic style particularly revolves around the use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton.
Growing in popularity, his limited-edition releases and symbolic Murakami flower prints and plushes come in many different colors, becoming a staple piece not only in many Hypebeast-inspired cribs but also in the homes of art collectors.
#4 SOMETHING SUPREME
Founded by James Jebbia in 1994, Supreme was at first a skateboard shop in Manhattan’s SoHo, selling hoodies and sweatshirts aimed at the burgeoning New York skate scene. But Supreme’s limited releases and pioneering attitude quickly pushed the brand far beyond their humble beginnings.
Supreme’s appropriation of images is one key to its popularity. Pop-culture imagery and logos are sampled and adapted in a way that makes their designs feel more like contemporary art or graffiti than a big fashion brand. Moreover, Supreme’s limited-edition drops, invite-only store experiences, and restrained distribution model — only 11 brick-and-mortar stores worldwide to go with their online store — make the brand very exclusive and their product line very coveted. To give your room some hype, add a touch of Supreme’s home accessories — rugs, hoodies, or the simple (but well-known) Supreme logo.
#5 A TOUCH OF KAWS
Have you heard the saying, "two is better than one"? Well, now that you're already deciding to get Be@rbricks, why not get yet another plastic figurine? But not just any plastic figurine. You already know what I'm talking about. Yes, the KAWS Collectible Figurines.
An illustrator by trade, Brian Donnelly is the man behind the cross-eyed mask. In the 1990s — with New York City plastered with advertising that consumed a lot of physical space which could have been used by street artists — Donnelly would “deface” billboards and bus stops with his characters Companion, Bendy, Accomplice, and his tag KAWS.
KAWS first experimented with creating collectible figurines in 1999 after being approached by the cult Japanese toy and streetwear brand Bounty Hunter. Adapting his Companion character in brown, gray, and black motifs, each figurine had a limited 500-piece release — which sold out quickly.
KAWS then clinched deals with some of the most recognizable names in entertainment —Kanye West for the album cover of 808s and Heartbreaks, footwear design for Nike and Marc Jacobs, collaborations with fashion brands A Bathing Ape, Comme Des Garcons, Undercover, and Vans, along with character mash-ups of The Smurfs, Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, SpongeBob SquarePants and many more. Certify your Hypebeast room with one of Kaw’s collectible figures
#6 A BATHING APE RUG
A Bathing Ape, better known as BAPE, is a Japanese streetwear brand founded in 1993 by NIGO. It encompasses men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, as well as a variety of accessories and lifestyle items.
Comfy up your room and take your home decor game to the next level with some BAPE rug. Your feet will thank you.
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