Stuff posted in the ‘Travel’ Category

55DSL + Dim Mak + Ferrino Survival Kit

For those of you headed to Coachella this year and feel like braving the elements (and smelly hippies), 55DSL, Dim Mak and manufacturer Ferrino bring you the Coachella Survival Kit. The kit includes a tent with a cool all-over illustrated print, t-shirt and mix CD featuring tracks from artists like Bloody Beetroots, Shinichi Osawa and Steve Aoki.

Incase Travel Dop Kit


I really wish I had discovered this before venturing out of the country for the summer. The Incase Travel Dop Kit is a mini case meant for your iPhone, iPod and other goodies that need some extra protection. The case has a fur lined pocket with cord management, mesh pockets and a removable accessory clip. It’s a simple case, but  I have a thing for bags whether they are small, big or whatever their function. Especially if they are made with the attention and quality of Incase bags.

My Wish List

In order to help my friends and family out with their Christmas shopping I devised a little list of realistic wishables. I know it’s a bit late, but just in case you are able to add a few more things to your own wish list I thought I might share some suggestions of things you might like as well.

At the top of the list is the WESC Stretch Armstrong Bagpipe Headphones. Even though WESC makes quality stuff, at first I had reservations about these. But after listening to them, and then seeing this colorway with the maroon and baby blue I was sold. Read more below to see more goods that topped my list.

Available here for $149.00

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wejetset – Travel in Style

If your going to be traveling this summer and need a place to find those random travel gadgets and goods look no further. wejetset is an all inclusive website about where and how to travel in style. The site includes a store with everything from the new WeSC headphones to super cool iPod cases to language guides. Not only does wejetset sell a bunch of cool stuff, but their magazine/blog is full of little travel tidbits and information as well.


I have always thought it would be cool to have an easy way to transport your iMac. The computer is so light and compact, it seems it wouldn’t be too hard. Recently while searching for a way to take my iMac overseas I found the iLugger. This is a bag designed for the 17 and 20 inch iMacs that makes is easy to take your iMac with you. The bag also provides a hard plastic screen protector making it safe too. So if you are a DJ wanting a bigger display than your MacBook is giving you, the iLugger may be your ticket. The actual design/colors of the bags looks like it could use some work, and the price seems a little much, but hopefully the iLugger will inspire better bags to come.

Muji Cardboard Speakers

Forget those overpriced iPod speakers with all the fancy-shmancy bells and whistles. When traveling all I really want is some speakers that are very portable, and sound decent. The MUJI cardboard speakers are just that. The cardboard boxes make for a very lightweight, compact speaker. And at $42 a pair, the price is great too. I mean when traveling it’s too easy to lose stuff, and the less expensive, the less you worry. Not to mention they just look cool.

[via: Popgadget]

Travel In Style

This summer has opened an opportunity for me to travel a bit more than usual. With trips planned to Tokyo, San Francisco, Montreal, Shanghai and Hong Kong I found the definite need to start looking for some luggage and travel gear. Upon a few Googles I came across Flight 001, an online shop with some extremely well designed luggage and many other items to help your travels a bit smoother. From huge suitcases to airplane flight blanket kits, Flight 001 is sure to have something to make your next trip more comfortable.

Hotel De La Paix, Siem Reap

The next time you find yourself in Cambodia, please make it a point to stay or at least visit the Hotel De La Paix in Siem Reap. With the brains behind Thailand’s Bed Supperclub and landscape architect Bill Bensley developing the stylish hotel, globe trotters of all shapes and sizes will be in for a delightful surprise. The lobby will be heaven for art enthusiasts since it will be regularly rotating art exhibits while the rooms will be equipped with luxurious bath tubs and a personal iPod. The best the east and the west has to offer are all available in this hotel and what more can one ask for?

Room rates start at US$165.

Busy Work Shop Opens In Hong Kong

Busy Work Shop just opened its doors to Hong Kong residents last Saturday, April 1. That’s a pretty cool way to celebrate April Fool’s isn’t it? Of course, the brains behind the Japanese fashion empire, Nigo, was there to join in on the festivities. And as expected, he was wearing his ubiquitous neck gear. I wonder how much those necklaces weigh…

Photo courtesy of Denise via the Hypebeast.

Books Actually

Books Actually isn’t just a bookstore. It’s heaven. This was one place I knew I had to go to once I arrived in Singapore. It was rather hard to find at first but I assure you, you won’t regret it. Think of it as a treasure hunt and in the end, you’ll know the hunt was worth it because everything there is so damn nice! The books are really actually worth reading and the people are actually worth meeting (puns intended). Once you go up the second floor of the shophouse where the store is located, you are teased with bits and pieces of literary foreplay. The walls are lined with paragraphs written on tape and photos of books are mounted on the wall. There is a little corner with a green chair with a dunce cap playfully awaiting customers. An army of toy soldiers are displayed on a ledge (I don’t know the literary significance of soldiers but they work) just beside the main entrance. Once you enter, everything is a dream.

Books Actually is at 125A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068594. Look for Karen or Kenny.

WESC World Travel Guide

The folks over at We Clothing have decided that there dope-ass clothing just isn’t enough to please. Therefore the Weactivists around the world have joined forces to come up with the WESC Travel Guide (kind of like a cooler version of Lonely Planet). From Stockholm to Los Angeles, from Melbourne to Tokyo WESC is bringing you the lowdown on what’s happening around the world. Find the best tapas in Barcelona, know the best skate spots in Vancouver. Whatever it is WESC gives you the real stuff you need to know about these cities before visiting. Hard copies are also available at your local dealer. So if you are headed to Chicago or Hong Kong, make sure to peep the guide first.

One Week in Vegas

I am slowly coming out of the daze I have been in for the past week. Spending the week of the Pool tradeshow in Las Vegas can definitely be hazardous to one’s health. It was a week of no sleep, free things, seeing new clothing from some of my most respected designers, meeting my favorite artists and spending time with good friends. It’s good to be home though, now let the posting resume.

Check out Eye-candy from this week’s madness.

TDF in Las Vegas

TheDopeFiend is headed down to Las Vegas this weekend to attent the Magic and Pool apparel tradeshows. We will try and keep you updated this week on the LV madness, but if we are unable to, posting will resume on Friday. Wish me luck, I am off to hit the Blackjack tables!


XLR8R Adds Miami to Their Guide

XLR8R's City Guide now has Miami.

Griffin Slap Watches

Remember slap bracelets? Like those, but cooler.

Eboy’s FixPix App For the iPhone

Great puzzle game with graphics by Eboy himself.

XLR8R Atlanta City Guide

XLR8R added ATL to thier city guide. Check it out.



Hooray For Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends (Twin Shadow Remix)

Thursday, October 21st, 2010


Twin Shadow has been making some waves throughout the internets lately. I recently purchased his new album Forget, and I must say I quite like it. I am also really liking this remix he has done for Hooray For Earth, who I had never heard of before this song, but will surely be checking them out after hearing it.

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Muscles – Girl Crazy Go (Muscles Inception Remix)

Monday, October 18th, 2010


The last I heard of Muscles he had quit the music business because of problems with his label Modular. This disappointed me because I love his music. However, I was happy to see that if the rumors were true at the time he has apparently changed his mind. A new EP by Muscles titled Younger & Immature is due out October 29.

Here’s a remix of the first single from the EP ‘Girl Crazy Go’. Check out the music video for the original version here. From the sounds of it Muscles hasn’t lost his musical touch, or his ego.

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Sleigh Bells – Run the Heart (Bassnectar Remix)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010


Music by Bassnectar isn’t something I would normally post here. For the most part I feel his stuff is for dirty rave hippies, and if you read this blog at all you probably know how I feel about the wobbly bass-heavy Dubstep. That being said this remix done of Sleigh Bells‘ song ‘Run the Heart’ is still bass-heavy, but not completely overboard. It also manages to keep a lot of what makes the original track so good.

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Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette – Hello

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010


Chances are if you spend any amount of time on the internet you have heard ‘Hello’ by Martin Solveig featuring the lovely Dragonette (considering it went number one on Hype Machine). But I couldn’t resist posting this super-fun dance-pop masterpiece. It’s basically impossible not to want to dance to this song. I don’t know a lot about Martin Solveig, but from what I have heard and seen so far I am liking his stuff. Purchase the EP with several remixes on Beatport now.

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Millionyoung – Local Joke (Neon Indian Cover)

Friday, October 1st, 2010


Millionyoung, aka Mike Diaz, is shaping up to be one of my favorite artist of 2010. I really love this cover he has done of Neon Indian’s ‘Local Joke’. He adds his own personality to the song, so much that it sounds as though he could have written it. I am looking forward to a full-length album from him.