a blog about random bits of information that I find interesting...

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hermès × Tokujin Yoshioka



Maison Hermès Window Display Nov 19, 2009 ~ Jan 19, 2010

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SPAMera...

holy moly... i need to make one of these...

SPAM pinhole camera.

http://www.chriskeeney.com/photography/pages/ck_SPAMera.html

Monday, October 19, 2009

Earlier today I was saying "Hip Hop Sucks..."

... and then I came across this guy, FASHAWN.... he has an album coming out tomorrow that's produced by Exile...

ummmmmmmmmmm.... Exile does it again... (did it with Aloe Blacc as Emanon, did it with Blu.) I'll just say that...


Aloe Blacc even has a couple lines in an updated/remixed version of Slick Rick's "Hey Young World."
....oh... aaaand Blu on another track....

aaaaand... the track, "Star," sounds like it has a sample of "'S Wonderful" from Funny Face..... can't go wrong there... (although i might be wrong about the sample.)

I've only listened to the first 4 songs on this album, but I must say that I'm definitely loving what I'm hearing... grab it any way you do.

http://www.fashawn.net/


butter.....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

random funnies.





and this is the first time i listened to this whole song... too good.:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kutiman

Visual/Sound remixing of videos captured from Youtube.... awesome.

http://thru-you.com



Thursday, September 24, 2009

EEEE!!!

Getting ready for the winter months... I'm looking forward to snow... but I'm not looking forward to putting chains on. This product from Thule looks promising. K Summit tire chains.



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

I <3 HUF...

I love HUF's aesthetics. Really clean and consistent. Their Fall 09 Lookbook does a great job of showing the lifestyle their clothing portrays... click on the photo below to take a look...



me.... loving my HUF hat. (photo: adam guzman http://aleome.com/)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

so good... Jarbas Agnelli



"Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn't the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.

I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.

Here I've posted a short video made with the photo, the music and the score (composed by the birds).

Music made with Logic.
Video made with After Effects.

The newspaper story about my work (O Estado de São Paulo): tinyurl.com/l4qdbg "

Lovers' Land...



Nuff said... take a look: www.loverslandblog.com

fire.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Speed & Angels

Did you like the movie Top Gun as much as I did growing up?

It was a toss up between Top Gun and The Karate Kid for me. Those were my two favorite movies. I used to be able to recite every line from both of those films... word for word. Those two movies made me want to be a crazy fighter pilot and a skinny kid that could whoop some ass with karate.

I was always playing with my metal F-14 Tomcat as if I were in there flying the plane from the inside. I used to sit in the back seat of the car on road trips with that thing and watch the background move by the plane at an amazing speed. My Dad and I used to sit on over sized decorative railings in front of skyscraper buildings in downtown Houston... one would sit in front of the other. We would pretend we were Maverick and Goose. (Somehow, my Dad always made me play Goose.) I used to wear headbands just like Daniel Lerusso in his final battle with Johnny Lawrence. My crane technique couldn't be touched! I wanted to be both Daniel and Maverick.

Well, my parents let me take some karate lessons...

...which I ended up doing for most of my childhood through the middle of my high school career. And I never did get to fly a damn plane. Oh, how I wish it were the other way around.


... where am I going with this?

I just watched this documentary, "Speed & Angels," on Hulu. It takes you through the lives of two young pilots, from the training to the battlefield. It gives you a little peak into what it really takes to become one of the few to fly these beautiful machines. Think of all the visuals in Top Gun, when they're flying... You get the same thing here, but much more of it. Speed & Angels is Top Gun minus the dramatization.

and it's just pretty darn cool. word.

(great review, mikey.)

whatever... give it a look if you like that sort of thing...

http://www.hulu.com/speed-and-angels





and some pay off for reading through my crap... I was going to try to make it better, but I got lazy... so here you go:
me in the middle. age: young

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

aaaaaaaand.....

...more butta for yaaaa..

ecto cooler.

I feel sorry for the little kids that don't know about ecto cooler and ghostbusters.



Thursday, August 20, 2009

who's ready for the snow season?!?!?

... i know i am.

here's a photo by Matt Georges to get you amped:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

winkers...

go here:http://winkersdesign.com/

they're pricey though... hahaha... too rich for my blood.

The Eyes ......................... $149.00

The Ducks ....................... $159.00

The Clap Boards ........... $249.00

The Owl is .........................$269.00

Lion in the Jungle.............$569.00


"Winkers is a new business just starting up. We decorate pants, usually jeans, in such a manner that they WINK as you walk. That is, the crease between your buttock and the top of your leg WINKS for you. "



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

this site is dope...

love the colors and texture...

draw some pictures!

http://sketch.odopod.com/

SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!

If you don't know... or haven't realized. I absolutely love bodyboarding. when there's no waves, i'm like a fish out of water..... anywhoo... me n my lady (my lady and i?) purchased a Flip Ultra HD video camera a little over a month ago? almost two months ago... i just looked on Flip's site and they're finally coming out with an underwater water housing for the second generation cameras... (OURS!) looks like they're going to be shipping in about a month. So stoked! can't wait to video tape me and some friends enjoying our favorite pastimes.... from the safety of being in the water... right in the shorebreak... where i can breath a little...

timmy and i can finally see what we look like when we drop knee.... can't wait to see my wack style...

yippeee!!!

http://www.theflip.com/store/Product.aspx?SKU=AWC2T





Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

hehehe...

new zombieland trailer...

i still can't wait for this movie...

"instable" by Aissa Logerot

This is a brilliant/beautiful idea/sculpture?/table. I want to make something like this.

www.aissalogerot.com

"This table has an unstable surface. The weight of objects is shown because it distorts the surface. It is possible to turn over the wood sticks and personalize the table for different situation (graphics, games, message…)."











skills.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wonton....

Chris Won Taloa has some crazy erratic style... but fuckit. he's got more skill than 90% of the people in the water in So. Cal.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

my favorite bodyboarder/surfer/waverider... Dave Hubbard.

Got a chance to go on a trip to Mexico with him once a few years back.. I was so stoked.... good guy... insane bodyboarder.



Thursday, July 9, 2009

ken block. top gear.

Wooohooo! Ken Block was on one of my favorite TV shows, Top Gear.

studioreport.com

just do yourself a favor and visit the site...

studioreport.com

Blondie - Ring of Fire.

I'm watching THIS Network on tv... and they just have a bunch of movies playing 24/7... i just flipped to the channel and saw debbie harry for a second... then this scene happed...




WHAT?!?!?! That was awesome.. I love Johnny Cash.. and I love Blondie... this was a fun cover... I dig it.

(the movie is called "Roadie.") (and Meat Loaf is in it too!)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

i thought i lost this clip forever...

... one of bollywood's greatest moments.

Monday, June 29, 2009

i want to experience this...

I want to experience this, but I think I'd be too scared to try it...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Carlyle.R. (NextDayPair)

My friend Car has been doing a project involving his extensive sneaker collection. He's one of the OG sneaker heads and was one of the original guys to bring the sneaker culture up to what it is today through sites like Fixins.com and events such as the original Soled Out.

So basically, he's wearing a different pair of sneakers from his collection every day for a year. Saucony did an little interview on him earlier in the month. The interview's posted below.

Check him out here...
nextdaypair.tumblr.com
Link to article: http://www.teamsaucony-originals.com/as-seen-here/2009/06/05/meet-nextdaypair/

(Car and his wife Tami.)



(NextDayPair)



We recently started following NextDayPair on Twitter. We’re fascinated with his self declared project to wear a different pair of sneakers every day for 365 days straight. We offered him a pair of Saucony Originals to help him on his mission & asked him a few questions to beguile our curious minds.

What inspired you to begin this 365 challenge of wearing a different pair of shoes every day?
I’ve wanted to do this for a while, because people would always ask, “how many shoes do you own?” and I would reply with, “honestly, I really don’t know… probably enough to last at least a year if I wore them all”. I always wanted to try to do a blog about it but was always hesitant because I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to have internet access everyday. Thanks to the iPhone, and the tumblr app, I know I’ll have internet access everyday and that I can post from anywhere and it goes directly to Twitter. That gave me the piece of mind to know I could probably pull this off.

Did you already own 365 unique pairs when you started?
I’ve always assumed I could last a year, but I’ve never truly counted. I’ve done rough estimates to make sure, but I will never really know until I’m done. While going through this so far, I’ve found out that I have a lot of Deadstock sneakers, and that will be the hard part if I have to go into my DeadStock Reserve to complete the project. I’m going with the assumption that I have 365 pairs though. Anything I acquire within this year I add an extra day to my total. So if I got a new pair and posted it this year it would no longer be 365, but 366 days… and so forth and so on.

What got you interested in collecting sneakers?
I was always interested in sneakers, even as a kid. But I really didn’t start “amassing” sneakers until about 10 years ago. Ten years later, I still don’t know how I got to this point. I’m not a collector of a certain brand or style. I collect what I like and unfortunately/fortunately I like a lot. If I think hard, I guess it started with basketball, my friends and I would get together after work and play and it was like a damn sneaker party. You always had to come strong, because wack kicks were not tolerated. I always tried to come different every time I showed up. I guess it just snowballed from there.

Have you done anything crazy to get a pair you really wanted?
I don’t really camp or do crazy extreme things to get sneakers. I figure, if I can’t get them, then it wasn’t meant to be. I did do something crazy to make a point, although, I don’t know who I was making the point to. When the Supreme Dunk Sb came out, my friend and I tried to get a pair through retail. It ended being some big fiasco and they eventually were sold out and sold for like 500 bucks. So to make a point, I went on a sneaker binge, using that money to buy as many kicks as I could with that amount. I think I finished the day with about 10 pairs. Ten pairs to 1, I thought it was a pretty good day.

Where did you purchase the Japanese camo’s you wore on 6/2?
Ever since I pulled out the box, I’ve been trying to recall. It has a sticker on it with a barcode, and that’s all I have to go by. It’s either undefeated, neo39 or shoe biz. I could be totally wrong, but I think it was one of those 3.
What’s the hottest pair of Saucony Originals you’ve seen?
I’m a huge Hangtime fan, so the hottest pair would be a pair of those in a colorway that I’ve created ;). Aside from that, there are quite a few I’ve wanted to get my hands on, and slipped… The Black/Brown Pony hair hangtime lows are still one of the dopest (I’ve nicknamed them Han Solo/Chewbacca) , there’s a pair of Gray hangime skate shoes with a neon green pop that I’ve wanted, and there’s a blue and yellow Courageous TR, I guess that’s the trail version of the courageous. I regret not picking up any of the tweed hangtimes as well… Can you tell I like hangtimes? They’re one of my all time favorite sneakers. I got a few pairs yet to put on the site.

Which sneaker blogs do you follow? Favorites?
Right now I’m mostly on Tumblr and Twitter and get all my info from there, but big ups to PreQuel Mag, Nice Kicks, Undefeated, High Snobiety, Freshness, and Vapors, I’m always into what they got to say.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

gf=awesome

watch.this:


then.watch.how.they.made.it.


The guy that did it: click here to go to DAVID WILSON'S site.

Monday, June 22, 2009

new shoes.es.

Brooks Cascadia 4






Can't wait to try these babies out. They're trail running shoes. Not quite sure as to how many miles I'll be running on the trails... (a little, but nothing too serious) but I look forward to using them for day hiking too. Hopefully they last a while before the tread wears through. I'm kinda weary about using them for road running....

... what?!?! I bought running shoes? I never thought I'd be saying that.

on the EZZzZzzzzz....

Ken Block. Subaru.

Ken Block's been getting better at driving...




This one's old... but still fun.

I can't wait for this movie...

ZOMBIELAND!

Friday, June 12, 2009

"And I'm leavin... On a jet plane..."

Headin south for the summer... well.. only 10 days. it should be good though...

This is where I'm going (thank.you.flickr.):





Next string of posts will be from Nicaragua. This will be my first surf trip with a bunch of friends that I actually surf with on a regular basis. First day we're there, it's supposed to be 7-10ft. !!!!!!

Because I'm not working on this trip, I'm only going to be bringing 4 cameras... hahaha... wtf. Yeah, I don't know. I can't help myself. My backpack is heavy with equipment once again. Oh well.

See you a couple boarders down!






(gonnamissthesnores)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne

A new little teaser clip from Stones Throw. I can't wait for this guys album to drop.

At the end of the video, there's a little shot of my friends company logo... Elm Company.... the hat that the coins get tossed into. Dope!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Added to the "wants" list...

I'm in need... er... I want a new tripod. My current tripod is huge, heavy, and clunky... Sure it's solid, but taking that thing anywhere is a pain.

This thing, on the other hand... looks like it was made for me....... almost. I need something that will hold a 4x5 as well as a 600mm lens... but close... i wonder if they make it in a larger size...

Gitzo Ocean Traveler:

can't touch this....

Elextric Relaxation

I've always loved this song by A Tribe Called Quest... But I don't think I've ever seen the video. I'm happy with how they did it... way back when.



“Electric Relaxation” by A Tribe Called Quest

From the album, “Midnight Marauders”.

Video directed by Josh Taft

(Nabbed this from my friend's blog. Thanks Vik!)

I bodyboard.

This is kinda/big news in the bodyboarding industry... Mike Stewart is releasing a new pair of fins for the Viper lineup.

Photos and info:


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It's about time!!!!

I knew I wasn't the only one that felt this way about the whole Auto-Tune fad going on in hip hop........ (I hated it.)

Jay-Z feels the same way in his new track, "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"

Listen to it here:
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/11304-doa-death-of-auto-tune/

Cardboard Core surfboard...

Thought this was really interesting and smart.

More info here:
http://www.sheldrake.net/cardboards/



My favorite band.... Deer Tick.

Deer Tick is a band that I discovered shortly after their first release, War Elephant. They have a second album coming out this month... but if you look for it, you might find it ahead of time... then... buy it after.

Deer Tick sounds like what you'd expect from a band with the album art shown below... but better................. butt butter.

Coconut Records...

The beginning and ending of this video makes me happy. Reminds me of..... something.(or someone.) (that person also enjoys smashing coconuts against rocks at the beach.)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Just got a moped!

Throw a KIIIT on that bitch!


it's getting shipped to me...

Friday, May 22, 2009

that's it...

... i'm flying southwest from now on...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

i love it...

so, basically, me wanting one of those mopeds below is a baby step towards getting a motorcycle...

Monday, May 18, 2009

moped, what!?!?!

a while back my buddy dynomike and i were thinkin about getting mopeds... mainly because the hilarity of hollywood holt's video/song "Throw a kit":



and then we kinda forgot about it....

something sparked my memory and now i want one again..... shit looks like fun! and fairly cheap. it'd be a great way to get around los angeles..... and save a lot of gas... and... it'd just be fun to play on...





Remember the Dream Team?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Holy SHEEP!

Here's a great viral video for Samsung...



(i apologize for the title of this blog post.)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Steve Nash - The Showdown

Steve Nash, Thierry Henry Host Charity Soccer Game in NYC.

created by: http://www.13thwitness.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Space Invader.

Not analog motion really, but the editing is interesting... and it's just somewhat relevant to our class project.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Oren Lavie - "Her Morning Elegance"

Her Morning Elegance
Directed by: Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan
Featuring: Shir Shomron
Photography: Eyal Landesman
Color: Todd Iorio at Resolution
© 2009 A Quarter Past Wonderful

This is an awesome music video using only still images. It's been done before, yes. But it's still nice to see when it's done well.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

(another) kind of sort of?

Not quite motion, but it's a sequence of images that tells a story. Artist Jonathan Harris takes us along with him as he documents a thousand year old tradition of hunting whales for an Alaskan Eskimo community.

The photographs are amazing, and the way he chose to show them to the viewer is equally impressive.

http://thewhalehunt.org/

kind of sort of?

Ok... this isn't quite the idea I had with "Analog Motion." But it's sort of fitting? Building something with your hands, out of wood instead of metal... and it moves! So, there's motion...

Ok... It's far fetched but awesome.

More photos here:
http://www.carpintariacarlosalberto.com/vespa_daniela.htm

A Vespa made of Wood:







And a bonus Motorcycle made of wood by the same person.

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