A look inside the creative worlds of artist Tommii Lim. He is returning home to Los Angeles for his much anticipated solo exhibition 'Vacuum' in the summer of 2017.
Directed by Tommii Lim.
Kobe Bryant x Be-Street footage by Panamaera.
Hand painted Tommii Lim Kendama Set.
Available at the Tommii Lim store.
Black Rose freestyle timelapse by Tommii Lim
Music by Kero One
Photo shoot with Kobe Bryant was published in the winter 2016 issue of the french magazine Be-Street including cover and center fold poster.
Bae Tokyo Dj's Yon Yon & Jayda B from Japan shot in East LA.
Grammy nominated Dj / Producer starRo performances at Splash House, The Roxy and Mayan for his debut album 'Monday' tour by Tommii Lim.
Tommii Lim was named the guest creative director of ASIF’s spring / summer 2016 line. This collaboration between the future sneaker line and Tommii Lim marked the inaugural season for the Tommii Lim x ASIF Sona Moon Boot.
A concept silhouette created to supplant the idea that utilitarian pieces can never orbit the world of high fashion. In concept, Sona is a sneaker built on top of ASIF’s signature ultra-light running bottom. In effect, however, the Sona is a moon-boot inspired foot brace utilizing three oversized straps. These medial in-step sided strap enclosures offer a new take on shoe stability and security.
Only two hundred we’re produced and offered in Stealth Black and Base White with a LIMited edition box and set designed by Tommii Lim.
A solo exhibition of works by Tommii Lim encompassing the tale of his eye accident and journey to recovery in the shape of an abstract installation.
Director / Videography / Photography
2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the Acura NSX. 165 NSX owners joined the celebration in Palm Springs, CA for NSXPO.
Agency: Razorfish / Mullen
Acura NSX official superbowl 2016 tv spot edit for social platforms.
Acura Brand Point Of View TV spot edit for social platforms to launch their 2016 brand campaign, Precision Crafted Performance.
LA based artist Tommii Lim and Rich Cofinco’s ASIF (As See In the Future) future sneaker brand collaborated on a one night pop up exhibition titled ‘The Absence Of Color‘ in DTLA.
The event highlighted and combined the recent works of Tommii Lim’s fresh and bold minimal black and white art with the newly anticipated season of ASIF’s sleek new line integrated through out the three story penthouse space.
The pairing of the two within the black and white furnished environment worked as a seamless marriage of art meeting design through a minimal, sleek and monotone visual language. Every detail in the exhibition was hand selected and created to view inside the scope of Tommii Lim and ASIF’s combined worlds. The event was recorded in Virtual Reality and attendees were able to view an interactive 3D VR interview of Tommii Lim immersed in his art work filmed by Steve Tamago Yoon. The over capacity night also had appearances by celebrities like actor Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), James Roh from Far East Movement, celebrity chef Chris Oh (Seoul Sausage), actor C.S. Lee (Dexter) and a live rooftop performance by up and coming indie synth band Neonderthal.
Photography / Videography
Believe it or not, this 1993 Acura Legend just might be the hip-hop equivalent to Elvis' Graceland. That's because, although this unassuming Japanese sedan might not look like much, it's the place where Grammy award-winning rapper Ludacris made his name ... well, sort of.
Behind the wheel of this Acura, Ludacris wrote famous hits such as "Move B***h," "Stand Up" and "How Low." So, yeah, the car is kind of important to the history of hip-hop.
While that historical factoid alone makes it noteworthy, there's another that might make it even more surprising: Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges has owned it since 1996 — and still drives it daily through his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. You might even call it the legend's Legend ... OK, that was lame. I apologize.
Ludacris bought the car in the mid-1990s when he got a job at a radio station in Atlanta out of high school. When he had enough money to buy his own car, he chose the Legend.
"I always felt this car matched my personality," Ludacris told me, leaning against the Acura at the automaker's U.S. headquarters in Torrance, California. "It's the perfect mix of luxury and sport ... it just says a lot about me."
Surprisingly, Luda drove the Legend regularly until last year when it was totaled on the highway — to no fault of his own. When Acura learned that not only had the rapper owned and loved the Legend for so long, but that it also had been wrecked, the Japanese automaker offered to restore it for him.
"It's crazy, if you look at the odometer, it still has 243,000 miles — that's how many miles I drove it," Ludacris chuckled.
Over the span of two months, Acura Design Studio employees painstakingly restored the car inside and out. Though they certainly didn't pimp Luda's ride, they did upgrade it slightly. After repairing the body damage, they slathered it in a custom Ice Pearl paint scheme, highlighted by the Warm Cashmere interior leather color.
Then, given Luda's love of music, Acura installed a Pioneer sound system and head-unit complete with Apple CarPlay. And, as you can see, Luda gleefully demonstrated its potency.
Acura couldn't keep the car too stock, however. So its design studio team lowered the car by two inches with some H&R sport springs and bolted up a set of 18-inch Rays wheels wrapped around Bridgestone Potenza High-Performance tires. Those bronze-colored wheels are backed by custom high-performance brakes, which are likely far more powerful than the rebuilt original 3.2-liter, 230-horsepower V6 engine.
A new kind of retail therapy, Wantless helps people achieve self-actualization by decluttering and organizing their space to make it more efficient, sustainable and inspiring.
Videography / Photography / Set Design
Agency: Razorfish, Rosetta
Client: Acura, Periscope, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Cannes (Acura / Razorfish)
Mobile E. Games – E04 Connected Experience games
Webby’s (Acura / Razorfish)
Official Honoree: Advertising: Best Use of Mobile Media
Official Honoree: Social: Best Use of Video
Official Honoree: Social: Experimental & Innovation
Regional Addys (LA) (Acura / Razorfish)
SILVER: Social Media Single Platform
SILVER: Online Branded Entertainment
National Addys (Acura / Razorfish)
GOLD: Social Media Single Platform
SILVER: Online Branded Entertainment
Shorty Awards (Acura / Razorfish)
FINALIST: Emerging Platform
One Show (Acura / Razorfish)
MERIT AWARD: Branded Games
MERIT AWARD: Durable Goods
MERIT AWARD: Innovation in Social Media
IAB Mixx Awards Shortlist (Acura / Razorfish)
Direct Response and Lead Generation category
Smarties Shortlist (Acura / Razorfish)
Marketing within a Mobile Gaming Environment Category
Acura asked us to activate their "Oh What Fun It Is To Drive" Winter Sales Event by reinventing a holiday tradition. Classic slot car races provided a powerful insight and mechanism: rekindle the love and excitement of getting an iconic toy, and translate that nostalgia into the joy of buying a new car.
This led us to create the first ever Periscope-powered race: a slot car race with a multi-camera broadcast and two live announcers, inviting users to #RaceYourHeartOut. The more a viewer would heart, the faster their slot car would go, and the winning car of each race raised $500 for charity.
Two custom 3D printed Acura TLX slot cars were created and each given their own Periscope account. Users picked the TLX they wanted to race by joining the car's broadcast and simply hearted the screen to make it go faster.
Every heart press was monitored real-time on both Periscope accounts. An Arduino then converted the heart into a unit of current and accelerated the corresponding slot car. The entire race was captured live via five cameras along the track and edited into a Periscope broadcast along with running commentary from Acura factory racecar driver, Ryan Eversley and sports broadcaster, Greg Mescall.
The purse for each race was worth a $500 donation to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Two hours and twenty races later, we had generated over 60,000 hearts and raised $10,000. In total, users watched 75 hours worth of races and Acura brand media. Acura’s rate of hearts on Periscope increased 190%.
Not bad for reliving the holiday excitement of our past in a way never been done before. Oh what fun it is to drive.