The Emporium Of Postmodern Activities
Darkened and crispy on the outside. Chewy and delicious on the inside. Welcome to The Emporium of Postmodern Activities. Deus Ex Machina’s third addition to its global ground fleet of marvel outlets is proudly located in Venice, CA—one of the most vibrant hubs of surf, bicycle, and motorcycle culture on planet Earth.
Featuring in-house custom built motorcycles by Michael “Woolie” Woolaway, hand-shaped and hand-glassed surfboards, clothing and artwork designed at the House of Simple Pleasures in Camperdown, Sydney, and brewcraft from Vittoria as well as an intimate selection of fine apparel, accessories, footwear, motorcycle gear, books, magazines and more —the gas station turned flower shop turned Deus Ex Machina depository draws from its grand vessel of world flavors and stands at the ready to astonish and serve its citizenry.
Residence of Impermanence
Opened in December 2014, The Residence of Impermanence is the newest Deus Ex Machina flagship concept store in the thriving district of Harajuku.
A free standing three story building which was once home to the vintage clothing specialists Santa Monica was partially demolished and rebuilt to create the residence that now houses a cornucopia of art, surfboards, motorcycles and apparel. A lot of moving parts are packed into a the skin of the building – a full service surfboard shaping bay in the basement plays host to touring shaper like Thomas Bexton under the watch of resident shaper Takuya ‘Tappy’ Yoshikawa.
The basement also contains the generous gallery space which was launched by the LAND boys and their Texas In Tokyo installation (on display until Jan. 13 2015). The top floor is an expansive retail space overlooking the cafe below, bathed in natural light and always freshly stocked.
The ground floor is home to the cafe/bar and motorcycle workshop on the ground level mezzanine. The cafe is open from 9am for special blend coffees and Mama Lulis’ granola and stays open until 11pm, when your host Yoshi San swaps pouring perfect Cremas for mixing Cuba Libres.
A special collaboration was commissioned between Truck Furniture and Stephen Kenn for the sofas in the building. The fit out uses recycled Japanese cedar, Corten steel that have been designed to age and change appearance with time and wear. The signature cast concrete communal table anchors the cafe space and a new piece from Robert Moore graces the main wall.
The location is at the northern most end of Cat Street, near United Arrows. Knock loud…we are always home!
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80361
The Temple Of Enthusiasm
Deus makes motorcycles. Stripped down and rebuilt. Customized for your life and revved up for everything else. Deus makes four gears and loose throttles. Wind in your hair and thunder in your guts. Full speed towards the volcano. And that’s just the beginning. Deus makes surfboards. Deus makes coffee. Deus makes music. Deus makes things happen.
That’s what Deus makes. For everything else, there is the Temple of Enthusiasm. For caffeine and gasoline. For burnt rubber and trimming fins. For fiberglass and blues. For tacos and tattoos. The Temple is where you end up from never going home. The Temple is the destination where the road doesn’t end.
This is Bali. This is the once-quiet village called Canggu. With its winding rice-paddy back roads and a surf breaks for every appetite, this is where the Deus Temple of Enthusiasm takes root. Like some strange new tree. The Temple must be seen to be understood.
There is beer on tap. There is art on walls. There is shaping bays and surfboards stacked like sets out the back. There is photo studios and 3 world food fusion. Cocktails built by hand and paint spilled on the floor. Everything is fast and smooth and toes over the noes. Music in your ears and flashbulbs in your eyes. Hand-carved skateboards and individualise pushies. Surfboards and sushi. Movie nights and drag races. It doesn’t stop there.
This is the prayer of greasy hands. This is the path of resin-stuck sandals. This is the sacred ground on which we dig. Welcome to the Temple of Enthusiasm. Yes, we make motorcycles and surfboards. But it’s everything in between that makes us.
The House Of Simple pleasures is set in a 1600 square meter renovated factory building in Camperdown Sydney. Home to a retail space, motorcycle showroom, workshop facilities and design studio. Connected to the showroom is the Deus Cafe, where locals of the inner west rub elbows at communal tables with riders gassing up on caffeine before their Saturday excursions.
While the sale of motorcycles and parts is at the core of the business – from Yamaha SR400s and TW220s to Kawasaki W650s as well as a selection of signifigant classic bikes, visitors to the Deus showroom will find hand built fixed gear track bicycles and a range of Deus brand clothing and luggage as well as a handful of items which feature timeless design and reflect the Deus culture. Classic bike accessories and books are on sale, while objects such as prints and paintings by artists such as Robert Williams, Stevie Gee, Robert Moore and Japanese artist, Rockin’ Jelly Bean, are on display.
The House Of Simple Pleasures also stocks:
Jackets – Schott, Belstaff and Vintage Denim – Edwin Boots/Shoes – Redwing, Jack Purcell, Vans, Springcourt, Native and Vintage Sunglasses – Raen, Colab, Sunday Somewhere, Waiting For The Sun and Vintage Other Accessories – Brixton, Haemmer, Nannini, Aviator, Libertine, Uppercut, Harolds Gear and DVD’s
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Coffee Bar, Retail and Motorcycle Repair.
At Speed Deluxe Vintage & Bespoke Motorcycles, we specialize in the repair, restoration, and customization of pre-1980 European, British, and American motorcycles.
We work on projects large and small, and we’re more than happy to help you with one small item, such as oil change, tuning, or paint, or to complete your project from start to finish. We specialize in custom fabrication, based on your specifications. From handlebars to exhaust, we can build it. We’ve also got a fully heated downdraft spray booth and powdercoating facilities.
Established in October 2013 by husband and wife team, Adam and Jamie Sheard, Speed Deluxe began as a small shop in Soddy Daisy, TN. We moved to Cherokee Blvd in February 2016 and became Chattanooga’s Royal Enfield sales, service, and warranty center in August 2017.