We had the good fortune of connecting with Willow Hoods and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Willow, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Steve Jobs once said :
“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful and not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”
I remember reading that and not really connecting the dots on what he meant. But looking back now at what I’m making here … It’s like, yeah, I think I get it now: just make the good stuff and keep on making them. I think when you’re younger you plant the seed and you sort of just sit there and wait for the plant to show itself. I get it. I was that kid once too. But I’ve come to realize you gotta keep planting the seeds. They all figure themselves out eventually and I’m still planting them.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Hardcore music really sets me apart …it’s the mentality…that PMA…Positive Mental Attitude. It taught me how to be human and how to treat people… and how people should operate… so as long I hear music… in general… my ideas and creativity will always be flowing.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I used to have this AirBnB experience pre-pandemic ….the meet up place would be at my retail store then we walk to a tattoo shop nearby which is owned by a tattoo artist who did trailblazed the tattoo scene in our City …then since everything is just in walking distance…I take them next to a skater owned brand “Strap” from there I take them next to another local brand flagship store “Deadways” which is owned by someone successful in the retail game nationwide. ( during the tour I tell the story behind every places we visit and if the owner is there I connect them )
Then coffee break at one of my favorite third-wave coffee shop “Linear Coffee” then next is I take them to my barbershop which they can get a haircut….and eat dinner at one of the best Filipino family restaurant nearby then end it at a Baguio Craft Brewery and drink the night with freshly-brewed beer from 18 rotating taps
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to wife for believing in me and showing me the truth always <3
Photos by : Adrian Agpasa