From SJ’s beloved tattooist Orly Cukui to the signature pigeon of Jeff Staple, a large mixture of artists put their super powers together in revamping their own Benny Gold Glider for a Guest Artist Show. Seriously, I said it once and I will say it again, swing by Benny Gold’s shop in SF to see these personalities in one roof. It’ll get your creative juices flowing. I promise.

Speaking of creative juices…

When I last dropped by, it was solely because Rox@aestheticproject and I wanted to check out the gliders. Little did we know that we would be walking out with our own D.I.Y.’s! 

These cut-out planes resemble the good ol’ vintage build-your-own paper toys– they even come with easy 1-2-3 steps! Along with nostalgia, these gliders come with the Golden flare.

You can imagine how giddy this little girl got.


This is my take on the #bennygoldglider


I wanted the glider to reflect my favorite earth elements and natural gradients. Hibiscuses subtly peek in the front, wooden beads and shells are wrapped around the limbs with twine and black leather, and the feathers are placed for emphasis on flight and reaching for the sky.

“… heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…” – Wilferd Peterson

– ChiChai@Empire



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