Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Champfest The Big One

Champfest Issue 004 (Dill Cover) is now available to read at the 1948 Bookspace.

The East London sportswear branch of Nike has it's very own book space and they have a great selection of magazines,
This Buff Issue of Chap is also avilible in
many more cool spots

TateModern |
Donlon Books
| 77 Broadway Market E8 4PH |<
| 41 Coronet Street N1 6HD |
Tokyo Fixed
| 4 Peter Street W1F 0AD |
Beach London
| 20 Cheshire Street E2 6EH |
Filthy McNasty's Whiskey Pub
| 68 Amwell Street EC1R 1UU |
Artwords Bookshop
| 65A Rivington St |

And this is just London

Plus best of all featuring
Sew Wat


Friday, 7 October 2011

The First Show

Saki and Bitches First Show Was Great

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Bikes & Fashion

Dont know how many hours i spend looking at my bikes...

Friday, 2 September 2011

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

SAKI&Bitches First show "Tokyo Lady Chatterley"


“Curvy Bitches inspired by 1970’s Japanese porn movies painted on glass cabinets salvaged from the British Museum”

Art Exhibition by SAKI at Silwex House, London, EC1 6SN
Exhibition dates: 30th Sept–7th Oct, 2011; Opening Night: 6pm, Friday 30th September, 2011

For further info contact: Matthew Mcfarlane; Tel: 07 400 969 196; Email: link to facebook page URL:

SAKI, a Tokyoite turned London artist, makes her solo debut with a show that takes its title and inspiration from romantic Japanese porn films of the 1970’s. Featuring voluptuous, “curvy bitches” on glass frames salvaged from the British Museum, her work fuses Japanese erotica with a whiff of Victorian curiosity cabinets.
SAKI says: “I am inspired by a series of Japanese pornography films known as “pinku eiga” or “Romantic Porn”. They are not just erotic films; they also have crazy but good story lines. Each film has a crazy title and stars an iconic glamorous woman. My show's title Tokyo Lady Chatterley is taken from one of the film’s titles*, and each painting’s title references one of the films.” (*Exact title: Lady Chatterley in Tokyo.)
Pink pornography – financial pressures on the Japanese film industry in the 60’s and 70’s led otherwise ‘respectable’ film studios to venture into low-budget pornographic films. Shot in the space of a week, each film was around an hour long and contained about 4-6 sex scenes. Japanese censorship laws that forbade showing genitals and other explicit acts meant that directors obscured sex scenes using artfully placed objects or techniques such as ‘fogging’. This led to the creation of a ‘romantic’ genre of soft-porn films and an aesthetic quite unlike the more direct depictions in Western pornography; consequently the films sometimes enjoyed a broader audience.
"I like painting these sexy, curvy women simply because I love these shapes from 50’s pin-up girls, Playboy Playmates and calling cards in public telephone boxes. I am passionate when it comes to drawing women and their body shape,” says SAKI.
Erotica enjoys a long tradition in both SAKI’s native Japan and her adopted Britain; from saucy Victorian playing cards to erotic woodcuts by Floating World artists such as Hokusai’s The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife depicting a woman being pleasured by multiple octopi. (Hokusai is better known for his series One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji). Modern incarnations of erotica range from phone sex calling cards in London’s red telephone boxes to otaku-friendly maid cafes in Tokyo’s Akihabara district.
SAKI’s Tokyo Lady Chatterley imagery owes more to the aesthetic of street art, manga and Charlie’s Angels, but the effect is more or less the same. The combination of these shamelessly sexy broads painted on sturdy museum cabinet glass salvaged from one of Britain’s cultural icons is akin to encountering the archetypal stern librarian who removes her glasses, shakes down her hair and begins unbuttoning her blouse... But if the Victorian curiosity cabinet enabled viewers to disguise their voyeurism as self-edifying ‘scientific interest’, SAKI’s unabashedly sexy paintings and drawings simply ask us to watch, admire – and enjoy!
Exhibition dates: Friday 30th Sept–7th Oct, 2011. Opening Night: 6pm, Friday 30th September, 2011
Address: Silwex House, Quaker St, Tower Hamlets, London EC1 6SN
Closest Tube: Shoreditch High St; Liverpool St.
SAKI has a background in the fashion industry, having worked as a make-up artist for seven years in Tokyo, New York and London before switching from faces to canvas. “I wasn’t satisfied with my career so I started to paint.”
SAKI, who is also a fixture on the London cycling scene, has participated in group art shows including JOYRIDE for the Bicycle Film Festival London 2010 (with fashion designer Sewwat). And collaborated with designer Benedict Radcliffe for the Paloma Faith bicycle; created for W Hotel London’s WOW BIKES, in partnership with Elton John AIDS Foundation. She was recently featured in the Webby Honouree video series Freewheelers about satorialist cyclists in London.
She painted Tokyo Lady Chatterley series on glass because, “the colours will stay vivid forever. This suits my style of painting: bright colours with bold black lines.”
SAKI moved to London to pursue her career two years ago, this is her first solo show. SAKI’s portfolio can be seen on her website SAKI & Bitches:


For information or additional images contact Matthew Mcfarlane.

Tel: 07 400 969 196 Email:

SAKI’sWebsite: SAKI & Bitches link to facebook page URL:

Image Attribution: Please feel free to publish attached images for publicity purposes. Please attribute the images to SAKI – and include painting title if possible. Thank you! :-)

Thursday, 25 August 2011

WOW! Six One-Off Bikes Created For W Hotel

BIG UP Benedict Radcliffe

For the bring in on the "WOW Bikes"

The bikes have been designed for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and the auction is currently online on W Hotel’s Facebook page, with bids being accepted from now until 29 October.

B Radcliffe's W New York bike

Saki's Painting for the hat box on Paloma Faith bike

And I upholstered the Patrick Cox mobile bar complete with BOOM BOX

For more info on the rest Google "WOW Bikes"

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Thursday, 4 August 2011