#52: Saeed Akil Ferguson (ALL CAPS STUDIO)
ALL CAPS STUDIO Founder Saeed Akil Ferguson on House Music, Frederick Scott's Knit Beanies, Betsu Studio, and more!
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked cool person Saeed Akil Ferguson to come on Perfectly Imperfect & spread the hot rec wealth.
Saeed Akil Ferguson is a designer and the founder of one of my favorite streetwear brands, ALL CAPS STUDIO. Last summer during the Black Lives Matter movement they raised $100k for the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund and Covid Bail Out NYC through their “SILENCE IS VIOLENCE” tee in collaboration with 18East. He’s also been streaming Warzone with his homies on Twitch, so be sure to tune in every Sunday. Saeed has great taste and lucky for us, he’s here to talk about what he’s been into.
Without further ado
I don’t know about you guys but music is top on my list for helping me get through the day. One of my favorite places to check for music is SoundCloud and one of my favorite people on there is lowiron. She does an absolutely amazing job mixing techno, house, and electronic tracks and she’s only been doing it for a few months!! Not to mention she’s really funny on twitter too, love her to death!
Man, drink some Yerba Mate and play this in the background, I promise you will finish your to-do list in the next 45mins hahahah. I’ve been getting really into drum and bass music and this is one of my favorites. Youtube has a ton of gems and this is one of the few that I’ve found, such an amazing resource for music.
Fun fact: I made this list of recommendations while listening to this :)
So I’ve been wearing the same 3 beanies in rotation for the last month and I don’t think I will ever wear another beanie ever again. They fit great, the colors are amazing, they wash well! Fred did such an amazing job with these and he’s honestly becoming one of my favorite designers. I’m really excited to see what he has coming next. Keep your eyes on Fred!
One of my favorite shops is ran by Geoffrey Kixmiller and his partner, and they offer books, prints, clothing, objects, and a rapid response press. I probably order something each week from them and I love their curation and approach to design, they kill it! They also donate 10% of their profits, right now it’s to a fund called LA Tenants Union’s #FoodNotRent Solidarity Fund. AND on top of that, they offer free Risograph printing for activists, organizers, and protestors!! What else could you ask for?
Two of my all time favorite creative thinkers and people, Sean Murray and Nick Massarelli, run a publication called First Last and it’s been a year since their last release. However, I recently found out that they’re looking to release their next issue in April and it’s been one of my favorite pieces of news in months! I’ve bought every single issue and I will continue to do so!
Now that I’m spending more time at home more than ever, I’ve been more interested in buying things for my apartment than clothes and things for myself. One of my favorite places to check for pieces and for Inspo is Betsu Studio. Laura does a really good job with curation and every time I check out the website I ended up contemplating a purchase, her website is nothing but trouble for me and bank account.
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