Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fall 2008

Some photoshop projects of mine I just came across from last year. I wish I had a better grip of the program... if anyone's down to teach me a few lessons in photoshop and or illustrator it would most certainly make my day.

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Estoy Enfermo

Feeling a bit under the weather like I got hit by a bus and on a rainy day... I'm pretty sure I know what I got sick from too, must have been that "Valley Water." HAHA not really but it was most definitely that day. Any way I just took some medicine to reduce my fever... hopefully I start feeling better soon.

Did I mention that much like this baby tiger I hate taking medicine!

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México

"A national social explosion is knocking at the door." Said top Roman Catholic Bishop Gustavo Rodriguez, "We cannot separate the economic crisis from the violence and criminal crisis that we live day by day."


In regards to Mexico's political, economic and social woes...

to read the rest of the article: click here (yahoo news)

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Spotted at: ffffound

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Metagraffiti Trailer

F*cking insane, did you see them stand on top of each other's shoulders to reach that spot?



Source: TheCityLovesYou

Addidas SB - Frisco Stand Up

Incredible.



Source: freshnessmag

Ariz para Montana Colors

I'm truly impressed by Aryz's technique and style. Who would have ever thought to spray paint into the cap of an aerosol can and use it to paint with a brush. The combination of traditional and contemporary techniques is simply genius.

ARYZ from Hans Hansen on Vimeo.

Source: TheCityLovesYou

Silver Lake...

Bobby and I had quite the adventure yesterday... I'm hopping to get around to posting some pics up soon.

Rappin with the Rickster

The girl doing the interview is cute... haha I know I'm missing the point. Anyways take some time to get famiiar with one of the forefathers of New York street culture. Ricky Powell is THAT DUDE.



Spotted at: SLAMXHYPE

Friday, December 25, 2009

Poed Up

It may not be jazzy or soulful but you don't always have to act like an arrogant music connoisseur/snob. This song goes hard regardless.


Source: ArrogantVeggies

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Garance Doré

I wish I had more information on this drawing and or the artist who drew it.

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Spotted at: FFFFound

Epaulet

Denim done right! I don't usually post about fashion and or clothing too often, but Brooklyn's Epaulet definitely made me take a double look. Simply put these jeans look amazing. Coming in their "Smith" fit, a tapered-straight leg fit and cut from fabric imported directly from the Kurabo Mill in Osaka, Japan. Not to mention the fact that the raw selvedge denim is entirely stitched and sewn in Los Angeles it's guaranteed to turn heads.

These jeans are currently avaiIable at select dealers, I have yet to try on a pair but I think I just found my next pair of jawns.

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Source: Selectism

Interview with Aya Takano

To be perfectly honest I'm not a particular fan of Aya Takano's work but after watching this interview I can definiteky say I have a new found appeciation for the passion and love she has for her artwork and craft.

She brings up a rather interesting conclusion... can art evoke a more sensual burst of physical and emotion extacy than say sex? Watch the interview and listen to her response.



Source: hypebeast

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Mornin' Lurkin' part 2

Apperently this monologue is an excerpt from a 1976 film entitled "Network." Very commanding I think I just found another movie I need to put on my "to watch" list.

Mad As Hell! Kinetic Typography from Aaron Leming on Vimeo.

Friday Mornin' Lurkin' part 1

Too be honest I haven't followed football by any means since high school, but this film is beginning to look very interesting.



"The U is an ESPN 30 For 30 documentary about the 1980s University of Miami football team. Directed by Billy Corben, this is an in-depth look into one of the most extraordinary and controversial college football teams of all time. (They're the reason why the NCAA banned touchdown celebrations.)"

source: arrogantveggies

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

El Camino x Exist x 1981 x Tocayo

Too sick! Apparently I have an affinity for masked luchadores, mexican food, art and great music.

Who's down to roll to San Diego over winter break?

EL CAMINOxEXIST 1981xTOCAYO from EXIST1981 on Vimeo.


source: formatmag

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tenderloin Project x Blvck Scale

Let me start things off by saying how wonderfully surprised I was after watching this. My man Bobby (digital) hit me up with the link while we were chatting it up about bape and kid cudi, and I must say this video definitely made my night.

Hopefully it inspires you as much as it did me...

The Tenderloin Project x Black Scale from Sean Desmond on Vimeo.


"Sometimes you have oranges, that are full of juice. sweet... and then you got oranges. on the other hand. some are dry don't have juice in them at all. like there's no life in them. there's people like that. you know them cuz there's some people that walk around here every day. like they dry... bitter don't have no life in them. mad at the world, mad at everybody. And then you've got some people like sweet fruit, just full of life, bubbling with energy. natural juice. - Flash"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

9five Eyewear

I don't even like white girls lol, actually this video is much too dope. I'm digging the slow motion/film affects, Too be perfectly honest this has got to be the best lookbook/video I've seen. Big shout out to Mike Metcalf and Jay Cabautan who helped put this together!!

keep an eye our for 9five Eyewear... yeee!

9five Eyewear 2009 Lookbook from Mike Metcalf on Vimeo.


source: hypebeast

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Art 241


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Finals week... Need I say more?

Needless to say


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I've got great ideas.

This is Quatar

This is Qatar from Enrique Mayor on Vimeo.


I'm really digging Enrique Mayor's cinemtaic work in this skate film.

Shout out to hypebeast for the heads up.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Toypunks

I first stumbled across this video a couple years back while browsing thru No/Fi's now extinct blog. Japanese toys, fashion and punk rock, what more is there to say? Pretty amazing if you ask me.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Miyuki... what?

Very interesting read over at IVY-STYLE about the Miyuki-zoku, whom were the first set of Japanese youth to emulate the fashion/dress of collegiate American Ivy League students.

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"Starting in 1945, Japanese authorities generally viewed all Western youth fashion as a delinquent subculture. Despite looking relatively conservative in style compared to the other biker gangs and greasy-haired rebels, the Miyuki-zoku were still caught up in this delinquent narrative. In fact, they were actually the first middle-class youth consumers buying things under the direction of the mainstream media. It was Japanese society that was simply not ready for the idea that youth fashion could be part of the marketplace."
Shout out to the homies at Selectism for the heads up.

Underground Vibes

Awesome short skate flick shot by 13th Witness, featuring Shingo tearing it up and down the streets of Harajuku and Shibuya.

Much too dope makes me want to hit up Japan right now!

Underground Vibes from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.

info via hypebeast

Friday, August 7, 2009

Missing her

here's a lovely pic to lighten up the mood.

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Another amazing pic I stumbled upon on ffffound

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Get Learned

This Thursday, July 30th LAartlab in conjunction with Rick Klotz will host a panel discussion on what it takes to be successful in todays ever evolving culture and market. Tomorrows event will feature some major taste makers including the founders of The Hundreds, Freshjive and Hellz Bellz. I'm extremely looking forward to what Bobby Hundreds and Rick Klotz have to say. Surely not an even to be missed.

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"This Thursday, July 30, from 7pm to 8:30pm at:

National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

And the best part, admission is FREE!"

Props to Bobby at The Hundreds for the heads up and picture.
http://www.thehundreds.com/wordpress/?p=11377

Mr. Shaun Stussy

Be sure to pick up the August issue of Juxtapose Magazine, they have a rather in depth article with Mr. Shuan Stussy himself. I could go on and on about how much impact Shuan has had on not only surf/street fashion but also on introducing Southern California culture and essentially a lifestyle to the world.

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Click on the following link for a sneak peek.
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/a-day-with-shawn-stussy

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mad Talented

Saw the trailer for this skate video a few days ago while browsing through formatmag. I must say I was pretty blown away by the sheer talent and style that each skater posses. Why go all city when you can go all out across an entire continent?

Mad props goes out to the entire Diagonal Adidas Skate Team/Family, keep up the good work.



For more info and even a free download  head to the Adidas site.
Thanks agin to formatmag.com for the 411.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A little bit of...

heaven on earth.

It's been a good minute since my last post, well lets be honest it's been months. But as a sign of retribution for my absence here's an amazing video of... well you'll just have to click and see.



Your welcome haha.

Thanks to Kevin Ma, yes that Kevin (the founder of a certain website you may have heard of)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Summer, summer, summer

So I broke my camera phone not too long ago and was consequently forced to down grade to my old chocolate from high school, yes you heard me right... on top of that I lost my micro-sd memory card adapter which means until I come up on some funds I won't be able to post any personal photos, maybe this will be an incentive for me to finally get an slr? Maybe.

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In other news I must say I was definitely pleased to come across this gem. Stussy's been doing it for years as one of the founding father's of "street wear" and I must admit they are showing no signs of slowing down.

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Ahh I forgot where I originally borrowed the pic from, sorry.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Anjulie

I must say I was definitely caught off guard by this music video. I would love to find out who was in charge of the video's artistic direction, simply put it's very good.

I won't say much more, I'll let the video do the talking.




Thanks to Kanye West for posting this up, be sure to peep his blog at http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/blog/

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Glimpses of Summer in Spring

Dang it's been a quick minute since my last post. I've been very busy with school, even though I only attend half of my classes regularly. Sad to say huh? Well regardless I've been debating on the general direction I want to lead with lifelostinreverie. I'm somewhat torn between simply posting what I find intersting (esentially reposting from other blogs?) or letting the world see glimpses of my personal life. So far I've been an ardent follower of the former but I've come to the conclusion to take this project seriously and much more personally. So expect to see tri-weekly updates on cool hunting and life's little adventures through the iris' of a young distraught latino male.


To kick off my comeback I present to you Zee Avi, a gret new artist hailing from Borneo, of all places. She's already attracted a great deal of attention through her viral videos even going so far as to getting signed by Jack Johnson and his Brushfire record label. She's currently touring the U.S. promoting her soon to be released debut album.

With such a smooth and soft spoken perkiness to her melodic tales of love and it's follies. She truly presents a treat for all to hear.
Be sure to check her myspace page (www.myspace.com/zeeavi) and listen to my personal favorite "Poppy." This young lady is going places.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gran Torino

Did you know CSULB has a full blown movie theatre on campus in the USU? Well to be honest I didn't but after seeing an advertisement for Gran Torino in the Union I decided to give it a try. Now even though the springs poked out of the seats in the theatre I can't really complain. I mean I had the entire theatre to myself (is that sad?) well regardless it was definitely worth the $2 admission. Having spoken with a few friends and asking how they felt about the film it was pretty unanimous and well frankly I have to agree. The best $2 I've spent in a long time. You won't be disappointed.

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Much thanks to the CSULB Program Council for putting this screening together.
Be sure to check out the link to stay up to date on upcoming events at the beach.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Takeuchi Taijin (Wolf and Pig)

Stumpled upon thisstop-motion video while peeping BOOOOOOOM. The video was produced, edited and filmed by Takeuchi Taijin. Simply austounding, your in for a treat.



(p.s. I"m diggin' the soundtrack, reminds me of my snes days)

Thanks to BOOOOOOOM for the heads up. Peep the link for the original post.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Simply amazing

Pause the playlist on the page and play this video if you know what's good for you!

Without further ado,
Peter Bjorn & John’s Nothing To Worry About, directed by Andreas and Filip Nilsson.

Enjoy


Black leather jackets check
Dark skinny raw denim check
Slicked back hair check
Japanese Rockabilly check
Break dancing check
Peter Bjorn and John check
Awesomeness check

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Over my hiatus

Sorry for the absence folks, life has been incredibly busy but I'm sure you can all understand. I mean with the global financial market in shambles and U.S. unemployment at an all time high (and counting). I'm sure you have had more important thing to worry about.

With that being said I have decided to kick off this post with some random pictures I've accumalated. Unfortunately I do not have any info regarding the following pics, that's what makes them random.

Enjoy

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congratulations America

I never thought I would say it but I'm actually proud to say I'm American.
At lease for a day haha.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

As I listen to his "I Have a Dream" speech given on August 28, 1963
I'll leave you with this photo of the great Dr.

I believe it speaks for it's self.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Timothy Saccenti

I don't know too much about the man (Timothy Saccenti). But his work put a huge smile across my face. Definitely worth a look!

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Thanks to the good folks at Booooooom for the heads up.

And of course check out Timothy Saccenti at
http://www.timothysaccenti.com/

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Don't believe everything you see...

So I woke up early today decided to catch up on some reading and what did I find...

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the reality of it is photographers, image consultants and stylists spend a lot of time, energy and money manipulating photos for a desired effect. With a simple click of a button and stroke of a mouse they can remove blemishes, add breast and shave off pounds... point being it's adding to a trend in which we admire artificial beauty. A beauty that doesn't really exist.

Shout out to Epoxy, Mr Talion, Baveux & Kone the artists responsible for this adbuster.
Their handy work can be found at the Kaiserdamm metro station in Berlin, Germany.

Thanks to EvilMonito for the heads up, here's the direct link;
evilmonito.com/2009/01/14/photoshop-adbusters/#more-7009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

UrbanMedium

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So I finally received my order from UrbanMedium today! If you can't distinguish the two iconic images in the print your PROBABLY READING THE WRONG BLOG.

:)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sky's the Limit

"If the game shakes me or breaks me
I hope it makes me a better man
Take a better stand
Put money in my moms hand
Get my daughter this college plan, so she don't need no man

Stay far from timid
Only make moves when ya heart's in it
And live the phrase Sky's The Limit"



Wow this video's pretty amazing. I love how they used children to play everyone in the music video! It's a great artistic move that adds a notion of innocence. I guess in the scheme of things were still children at heart.

brought to my attention by:
www.theaaronreidexperience.com/2008/12/throwback-joint-sky-is-limit-notorious.html

Monday, January 12, 2009

Very creepy

A tad bit scary even.


The Kills - Black Balloon from kenneth cappello on Vimeo.

I'll be honest I haven't really paid attention to the lyrics yet but still
the song is oh so dope!


thanks again to the homies at inqmnd
www.inqmnd.ca/blog/

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Girl got me me stuttering

if she was wearing these!!

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Now personally I'd have to say that Skytops are kinda played out ever since Mickey Factz, www.myspace.com/itzmickey, came out with a song about his favorite kicks. But I'm a sucker for girls rocking hightop sneaks :) On top of that the color choice of neon pink and black with bangal pattern accents is dead on.

Be on the lookout for these this Spring!


For more info hit up the following,
ctothejl.com/shoes/supra-bengal-skytop/
www.simplysneakers.com/supra-skytop-magenta-black-bengal-print/

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Beginnings

Hello everyone, well after 11 months I finally got around to updating this thing and I'm glad to say it's finally off the ground and running.

My purpose for creating this blog is to allow others to experience and learn new things they might not have known prior. Sometimes life gets way too hectic, especially in economically challenging times such as the one we are in now. I hope you can take some time out your busy schedule to visit my blog, relax and just contemplate about various things you may have overlooked.

If your into any type of culture, whether it be Photography, Music, Food, Fashion, Graffiti/Street Art, Revolutionary/Politics, Technology and even Philosophy. Then your gunna be in for a treat,

Without further ado, I present to you

A Life Lost in Reverie