Sunday, November 30, 2008


A broke down melody...

Little Field of Flowers Rug

I walk by Design Within Reach on my way to school and i always think about the Little Field of Flowers.  
It almost brings me to a happy place. If only i could get it to my crib and lay my bare feet on that shit, I'd be in Heaven.

Tord Boontje is an industrial designer who was commissioned by Nani Marquina to create his Little Field of Flowers Rug (2006). Similar to Marquina's Roses Rug, this design uses die-cutting to create the shapes of flowers and leaves. There are six distinct shapes of flower combinations, in three different tonalities, which creates an intriguing composition that's all about movement, texture and color. A witty approach to a floor covering, Boontje brings the experience of walking through a meadow into an interior space. The rug is hand-loomed using a manually actuated loom, and features both looped and cut pile. Boontje's many awards include 2005 Dutch Designer of the Year, and the 2006 IF Product Design Award. Together with the nonprofit Care & Fair, Nani Marquina is fighting against illegal child labor in the manufacturing of carpets.

$450,000 Moonwatch

“The exclusive Moon Dust DNA timepiece has been built by Swiss watchmakers to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1969 moon landings. A limited number of 1,969 of the concept watches have been made to commemorate the year Neil Armstrong first stepped on to the moon.

The case of the watch is made with steel melted with fragments of the Apollo 11 the first manned space mission to land on the moon, the strap made from fibres from a spacesuit worn on the International Space Station, And the face has been coated in dust from rocks taken from the surface of the moon.”

Highest paid living Artist, Damien Hirst

Raised a record $200 million USD at his last solo auction at SOTHEBY'S but lays off half of his staff.  Art, above all else, must reflect one's times, no?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

We are Thankful

Ronin Roc holds it down and keeps it legit...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Site of the Day

Hmm...Penguins go quack.

Lil mashup of styles and inspiration to my Love, Portland With Styleeee.  I haven't really stressed about the female attire but I know they be keeping an eye on The Happening.  
So I tellem Fix Up, Look Sharp.  


I haven't gamed in forever but its nice every once in awhile to geek out.  It has come in waves:  Ultimate Street Fighter II, Super Mario Kart, James Bond (Golden Eye), Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto, Halo 2.  
Homie Cam back in the day burnt me this 1998 game, Thrill Kill (EA-never released) With its creepy S&M themes, the planned PlayStation fighter made Mortal Kombat look soft.  EA absorbed the title after acquiring its original publisher, then shelved it and refused to sell it to another company. 

A Thank​sgivi​ng Day Praye​r

Do not bow your head.​ Do not close​ your eyes.​ 

Let us look deepl​y withi​n one anoth​er.​

TODAY​,​ I give thank​s for the light​ that exist​s withi​n each one of you.

TODAY​,​ I ackno​wledg​e that your quest​ for light​ beyon​d shado​w,​ your desir​e to defea​t your own cynic​ism,​ your work at belie​ving the impos​sible​ possi​ble,​ your faith​ in chang​e and the abili​ty of human​kind to trans​cend past trans​gress​ions and overc​ome the short​sight​ednes​s of ignor​ance and fear,​ and our colle​ctive​ effor​t at stret​ching​ the bound​aries​ of reali​ty,​ has enabl​ed us to achie​ve the dream​ that is TODAY​.​

TODAY​,​ I ackno​wledg​e that even my own succe​ss is a simpl​e spoke​ in the wheel​ of our colle​ctive​ succe​ss,​ and that our colle​ctive​ succe​ss is in respo​nse to all of the indiv​idual​ effor​t that we have put forwa​rd in our indiv​idual​ lives​,​ in priva​te momen​ts,​ in priva​te strug​gles again​st our lesse​r selve​s.​

Some of us worke​d on being​ more hones​t.​
Some of us worke​d on being​ more kind.​
Some of us worke​d on not hidin​g our emoti​ons.​
Some of us worke​d on becom​ing less angry​.​
Some of us worke​d on becom​ing bette​r liste​ners.​
Some of us worke​d on facin​g our fears​.​
Some of us worke​d on remem​berin​g to say thank​ you.
Some of us worke​d on trust​ing our loved​ ones.​
Some of us worke​d on havin​g more faith​.​
Some of us worke​d on detox​ifyin​g our envir​onmen​t.​
Some of us worke​d on detox​ifyin​g our minds​.​
Some of us worke​d on monit​oring​ our diets​.​
Some of us worke​d on stren​gthen​ing our disci​pline​.​
Some of us worke​d on broad​ening​ our skill​s.​
Some of us worke​d on learn​ing new langu​ages.​
Some of us worke​d on becom​ing bette​r paren​ts.​
Some of us worke​d on becom​ing bette​r frien​ds.​
Some of us worke​d on remem​berin​g our dream​s.​
Some of us worke​d on forgi​ving the past.​
Some of us worke​d on stren​gthen​ing our bodie​s.​
Some of us worke​d on shari​ng and givin​g back.​
Some of us worke​d on takin​g on great​er respo​nsibi​lity.​
Some of us worke​d on our art.

As a resul​t of all of the work that has been done quiet​ly in our indiv​idual​ lives​,​ we have colle​ctive​ly contr​ibute​d to the bloss​oming​ under​stand​ing and simpl​est expre​ssion​ of what God is. God is our good,​ and even the good we do for our self count​s.​ Each fully​ bloss​omed flowe​r on the hills​ide of our desti​ny adds to the broad​ened spect​rum of our being​.​ And toget​her,​ we creat​e more than beaut​y,​ more than fate;​ we evolv​e the depth​ and scope​ of the All-​Seein​g.​ 

We may never​ see it repor​ted throu​gh the media​,​ but there​ is more good happe​ning in this world​ than evil.​ There​ are more child​ren smili​ng in this momen​t than any singl​e one of us could​ fatho​m… and someo​ne just fell in love,​ and someo​ne just helpe​d a stran​ger,​ and someo​ne just score​d a goal,​ and someo​ne got their​ heari​ng back,​ and someo​ne’s jokin​g with their​ co-​worke​r,​ and someo​ne’s sitti​ng in the kitch​en,​ while​ the rest of the house​hold sleep​s,​ writi​ng a poem.​

Today​,​ I give thank​s for all of the good that has gone unrew​arded​,​ for every​ kind word,​ actio​n,​ or deed.​ Today​,​ I gave thank​s for the God that is withi​n each and every​ one of you, that is us, when we claim​ who we are.

-Saul Williams

Nom de Guerre 09

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Yes I have something to be thankful for and I hope you all do too.  I took Cecilia's advice to tone down my steez in some Nom De Guerre for dinner.  
By the way is 24 hr open today?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nike Cortex Fly Motion- Spring Summer 09

Along with its elder Cortez brothers in leather and suede, the Cortez Fly Motion will debut Spring/Summer 2009. This new version is a cutting-edge version of the iconic Cortez that puts a premium on reduced weight in the upper. Built on the same retooled platform as the Cortez, the Cortez Fly Motion fuses Flywire technology developed for Nike’s highest performance track shoe, the Zoom Victory Spike, into the design. The overall look of the Nike Cortez retains the integrity of the original Cortez featuring an oversized swoosh and an upper of nylon and suede. It’s instantly recognizable as the Cortez, but remixed with Natural Motion technology to improve function and form of the shoe. To attain a more comfortable ride the Cortez dual-density EVA midsole was replaced with injected Phylon, making the Cortez lighter without compromising on stability. A series of deep flex grooves were laser cut following the herringbone tread pattern, enabling the Cortez to offer unrivaled flexibility while becoming lighter than ever.

Flywire is an ultra strong, paper-thin series of cables that when interwoven into the upper provide superior durability and support in the places the foot needs it most while drastically reducing weight. Flywire represents groundbreaking innovation in performance footwear, proving that lighter can be stronger.

For the Cortez Fly Motion, this means that the upper has achieved one-piece construction with cloaked comfort at a weight that could not have been conceived of two decades ago. Stripping away the upper materials to a bare minimum for the Cortez Fly Motion goes back to the original objective of Nike Founder Bill Bowerman when he chose a mix of nylon and suede for the original Cortez in 1972.


So I hooked up a proform from Salomon/Bonfire and it looks as though i'm hooking up a new Jacket.  This ones called Magnum.  Like Trojans its gonna keep my shit tight.  Embossed 2 layer Gore-Tex, fully taped seams.  
I like the military inspired style. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Review by Jeff Weiss:

In the two years that have elapsed since underground legend J Dilla passed, dozens of rappers — among them Busta Rhymes, Jay Electronica and Q-Tip — have plundered his seemingly abyssal stock of unused beats. Yet only Dilla’s younger brother, 21-year-old Illa J, can claim them as a birthright.

Upon relocating to Los Angeles from the family’s hometown of Detroit, Illa J received the ideal housewarming present: a CD’s worth of unused beats that his big brother (then known as Jay Dee) had recorded for Delicious Vinyl between 1995 and 1998. As one might imagine, the beats themselves take center stage (”DFTF” and “All Good,” in particular). The elder Yancey brother concocts a simmering, smoky, soulful brew — a dream cross-section of his work on A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes and Life, The Pharcyde’s Labcabincalifornia, and Common’s Like Water for Chocolate.

On the mic, Illa J might still lurk in his brother’s long shadow, but with his laid-back, sing-song flow, he seems to intuitively know how to rock Dilla’s soundscapes. Occasionally, this liquescent tone veers towards languor, but more often than not, Yancey Boys proves to be an impressive debut, one that would make big brother proud.

House Party

Adidas keeps it pretty O.G.  taking it back to the House

Monday, November 24, 2008

Nanotech Clothing

The secret to this incredible water resistance is the layer of silicone nanofilaments, which are highly chemically hydrophobic. The spiky structure of the 40-nanometre-wide filaments strengthens that effect, to create a coating that prevents water droplets from soaking through the coating to the polyester fibres underneath.

“The combination of the hydrophobic surface chemistry and the nanostructure of the coating results in the super-hydrophobic effect,” Seeger explained to New Scientist. “The water comes to rest on the top of the nanofilaments like a fakir sitting on a bed of nails,” he says.

A similar combination of water-repelling substances and tiny nanostructures is responsible for many natural examples of extreme water resistance, such as the surface of Lotus leaves.

The silicone nanofilaments also trap a layer of air between them, to create a permanent air layer. Similar layers - known as plastrons - are used by some insects and spiders to breathe underwater.”

The superior water-repelancy of the fabric has been implied that you can completely submerge the nanotech fabric into a bathtub, pull it back out in two months and it would be as dry as the day you put it in (Any fun experiments come to mind?) .

While we’ve already seen many labels adopt the technological approach in sportwear design the likes of Nike Sportwear’s Storm-fit, and the ultra popular Gore-tex collaborations, this latest report shows that nanotechnology fabric may be closer than we think, in the meantime, we can only hope for the day when nanotech fabric will become available for our everyday use.

Read more about this amazing fabric at NewScientist HERE.

Terry Richardson Shoots Louis Vuitton for Vogue France

Photographer Terry Richardson shot a new LouisVuitton lingerie/swimwear campaign in 
classic pin-up style. The turn-out is as expected good and very playful.

Mad #496

Just remember - into every life, a Lil Wayne must fall!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bruce Lee Ping Pong=Dopeness

Look past the multiple racial stereotypes and enjoy this great promo for the new Nokia phone.

Download: Jay-Z f. Tony Williams, "History"

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Radiohead video- "Weird Fishes"

Radiohead - Weird Fishes - by Tobias Stretch

Radiohead outsourced In Rainbowsvideo production duties via their 
Tobias Stretch's "Weird Fishes." Appropriately, it's weird and pretty.

Friday, November 21, 2008

"First Asian Boy"

I'm all for my Asian brothers getting the finest of them Brady Bunch.  
Hapa is where its at.

Honda FC Sport throws madd Hydrogen Power

The FC Sport emphasizes the design flexibility and potential of Honda’s V Flow fuel cell technology – already deployed in the Honda FCX Clarity sedan – and reconfigures it into a lightweight sports car design with an ultra-low center of gravity, powerful electric motor performance and zero-emissions. The design study concept is inspired by supercar levels of performance through low weight and a high-performance, electrically driven fuel cell powertrain.

“The Honda FC Sport explores how to satisfy automotive performance enthusiasts in a world beyond petroleum,” said Dan Bonawitz, vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “People who love sports cars will still have a reason to love in a hydrogen-powered future.”

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ferrari Zobin Concept

Love it or hate it (there’s not much middle ground on this one), Iranian engineer SIAMAK RUHI DEHKORDI’s new FERRARI ZOBIN concept car is a no-holds-barred design statement. A sleek one-seater modeled after the Italian company’s legendary F1 cars, but designed for street use, the car’s “flying wedge” silhouette is distinguished by its most prominent aesthetic feature: a front structure made of a single metal band which props up the headlights and serves as both the front spoiler and the front fenders providing the vehicle a unique “open-wheels” appearance.

ROCKBOX 2 Year Anniversary

They don't know it but I love these DJs and what they're doing.  The 2 yr anniversary is gonna be Banannas and thats Real Talk.

Nike x Michael Lau

The Nike x Michael Lau 1World Air Force 1 and the exhibition that Lau would be hosting at his gallery in Hong Kong. Now we have a preview of the Air Force 1 that Michael Lau worked on with Nike. It looks like the shoe will be a very high end and artistic version of a White/White Air Force 1. The graphic we saw on the flyer for the exhibition is applied in a quilted form to the entire upper of the shoe with the heel featuring a small graphic of some sort. Remember, Michael Lau looked to a psychiatric ward for inspiration for this pair of Air Force 1’s, hence the shoe being dubbed the “Air Crazy Force 1″. In addition to the AF1, Lau has also created a vinyl toy to accomodate the shoes.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Robert Burden Paints Voltron

SF painter, Robert Burden: video compilation of 1200 pictures in 900 hours.  Amazing.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Those D&Gs ain't too fresh anymore...The block is Hottt!

Chillin' like a Villian

A crackowe is a shoe that William II introduced during the Medieval Era.  It was pointed toe which remained popular and became more exaggerated over the next 300 years.  These long toed shoes were fashionable for men and lengths for these shoes were eventually legislated by sumptuary laws.  Young men would stuff wool and moss into the pointed extensions to keep them erect and soon the style began to include chains that attached to the knee in order to prevent tripping.  It was at this point that the vulgar trend of painting these extensions in a flesh color began, and a favorite pastime of the younger crowd was to stand on the street and wiggle their feet suggestively at any young lady who happened by.  CRACKOWE!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The basic dope sneaker

Clae's Holiday 2008 collection.  Having recently returned from a three year freeze where the company stayed in limbo with no new releases, Clae sticks to the basics for this set.

Soo Crazy...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Planet B-Boy now on video

From what i've seen the movie is FIRE!!!



- The Los Angeles Times


I am checking out these couple events this week to get me 
amped up for the snow and that is fo sho...