Saturday, March 6, 2010

Truly wild... and yes I'm a nerd.

Monday, March 1, 2010

I really wish I could have seen this in person. Amazing art work and an amazing message by a deserving artist.

Watch the video and see if you can get the message.


JR / Exposition Paris 2009 - Ile Saint Louis
Uploaded by JR. - Independent web videos.

thanks to: hypebeast

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Murs-Break Up (the o.j. song) video from Van Styles on Vimeo.


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Mars - Selfish (cover)

I must say I'm truly impressed with Mar's rendition of Slum Villiage's classic "Selfish".

"how can I let you be with no one else but me?... I remember when I didn't care about a valentine in the air, yea but now I know what I'm talking about... a day I dedicate to you."


Mar "Selfish" Acoustic Variation from Mar on Vimeo.



Source: Inqmnd

Rafa Jenn

I'm very intrigued by the works of Rafa Jenn can't wait to see what other projects she has in store!!

Here are two examples of my favorite pieces.


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Thanks to: JOSH SPEAR

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I wonder...

I wonder how many real life "fight clubs" were inspired by the novel/film?

O.Children

For some reason I can't seem to shake this song out of my head. In any regard it's delightfully catchy... in a creepy, sadistic, you don't really want to be sitting next to me on the bus type of way. Enjoy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Garota De Ipanema

Wow the moment I heard a sample of this song I was passionately driven to find the original version. Thanks to youtube and some elbow grease I was able to back track and find the original composers of this Brazilian bossa nova classic. The version posted below happens to be my favorite version, combining both the original Portuguese version (composed and written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes) and the English equivalent (written by Norman Gimbel). To be succinct, this track offers the best of both worlds!

Now find a nice comfortable place, relax and press play! You can thank me later.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Funkdoobiest

Ever since "crossing" over into a fraternity, I've found myself up and down all over Los Angeles County. From South Gate to Downey, Compton, Huntington Park and even South Central. I've been able to see every day life through a different lens. Not everyone shares a similar upbringing as myself, we all come different socioeconomic backgrounds. We have different political views, religious beliefs and even belong to different ethnic cultures. Some embrace it while others challenge it, but we're all a unique result of our upbringing and our very response to it.

I must say even though I choose not to partake in fraternity activities anymore as I've grown to be quite disilusioned and a bit jaded by the whole thing, I can't help but to be thankful for the doorway it has opened for me. From partying, to language spoken, music, food, culture and customs, I've seen a lot of shadier activities take place in my own back yard of northern Orange County. Don't belive eveything you hear or read, there are always to sides to every story. We all experience hardships and triumps, perhaps the greatest lesson learned is that we're all not quite as different as we would like to believe.

In conclusion here's a great song by group called "The Funkdoobiest" a early 90s Latino hip hop group from the city if South Gate. I'm very intrigued by small glimpses into the past of places that I frequent today. Funkdoobiest definitely holds it down right up there with other famous acts from the LA urban suburb including Cypress Hill and Mellow Man Ace.




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My life. My room. (Throw Back Pic)

fraternity paddle. CSULB parking citation. sketch book. Jordan 5 Retros. high school literature. biology homework. haha messy room.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Selby

The Selby is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites. I love the behind the scenes perspective the interviewer offers us by documenting and interviewing the artists in their own creative environment. The written/drawn interview transcripts are pretty cool too. Do your self a favor and check it out.

*MORE PICTURES TO BE UPDATED SOON*

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tokyo Sky Drive

Usugrow

I'm quite taken with Usugrow's technique and artwork. I love the conviction and prose he hides behind each and every stroke. I love the macabre and gloomy religious undertones he packs in, but most of all I love his attention to detail.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Symphonies Remix - Dan Black ft. Kid Cudi

This video is craze!.. Definitely digging the art direction, this has to be by far the greatest music video I've seen in a very long time.

DatNewCudi.com: Dan Black Feat. Kid Cudi - Symphonies Remix from DP on Vimeo.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tom Ford

Great interview with one of my favorite fashion designers, period point blank.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hense - The 7th Day Project

Amazing how just through a few cans of paint ideas can be shared and expressed throughout communities inspiring many different people along the way. From New York to Nashville to Tokyo Japan, Sao Paolo Brazil, Mexico, Europe and everywhere inbetween, graffiti's here to stay.



great find at: thecitylovesyou (TCLY)

Wieden+Kennedy

Wow there's just too much I want to say after watching this interview... alot of good points were brought up. Definitely something I look forward to becoming a part of in the future.



many thanks to: ITSBONGOBOY!

America's Biggest Rip-offs

"Text Messages -- 6,500% Markup
The messages are such a tiny piece of data that they cost carriers only about one-third of a cent to deliver, according to computer scientist Srinivasan Keshav, who testified before U.S. senators on the issue last summer. But on a pay-per-text plan, the 160-character messages typically cost 20 cents outgoing and 10 cents incoming. That's a markup of as much as 6,500%.

College Textbooks -- $900 a Year!
And a separate study conducted by the Government Accountability Office found that textbook prices nearly tripled from 1986 to 2004 -- a jump that's twice the rate of annual inflation over the last two decades. Public-interest groups say this is a rip-off. They blame greedy publishers and bookstores for driving up prices by issuing unnecessary new editions that render older texts worthless without adding much new information, as well as by "bundling" books with other materials like CD-ROMs."

source: Yahoo! Finance/CNN MONEY

Support Giant Robot

After watching this clip I have a lot of appreciation and respect for the crew at Giant Robot. I mean the amount of time, work, dedication and most importantly passion they put into their craft... I wish them nothing but the best!


source: The Hundreds

Typeface

Oh the things I want to learn how to do...


Source: hypebeast

Monday, February 1, 2010

6.0 P.I.C. Trailer

This is pure lunacy and I like it!

6.0 P.I.C. Trailer from partners in crime on Vimeo.

Carlos Zarazua - Transworld

Here's a nice little skate video I came across while browsing thru The Hundred's blog. The music playing during the video was definitely a nice surprise.

Carlos Zarazua - Transworld Part from nigel k alexander on Vimeo.


Source: The Hundreds

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Nas - Illmatic promo

Awesome video capturing the the essence and behind the scenes production of Nas' classic debut album Illmatic. To hear the inspiration and reasoning behind the tracks and beats by the people who created them is truely amazing, enjoy!

"Everybody make money out here. Try to get somewhere, everybody getting arrested, shot at, beat up... (pause) Im just doing my own thing."



Curtesy of: October's Very Own

Phil Jones

Sorry for the lack of updates and thereof I've been super busy as of late. I just started my third spring semester at The Beach, pretty hard to believe it's already been three years... As I type this I'm watching the Metrix for the first time on AMC. Yes I know I'm incredibly late... a good decade late haha. As I finish this film, which I must say has already proven to have gripped my attention and imagination I want to leave you all with an interesting piece enititled "Argyle Crocodile" by Phil Jones.

p.s. I have a couple surprise projects in the works including interviews with a few international clothing companies and a independent local rapper/artist, definitely good stuff to come shortly. Stay blessed.

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be sure to check out Josh Spear's blog for more goodies.

Little Wheel

Such a fun and creative flash game created by oneclickdog.com. It's free, fun and amazing! Try it!!

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Spotted at: Billionair Boys Club

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Phillip T. Annand

I've got alot of respect for Phillip, we have alot in common...

Street | Talk NY EP2 Phillip T Annand from Street Talk on Vimeo.

Friday, January 22, 2010

L.A. Art Show/Rivera Rivera Gallery

L.A. Art Show

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Street Legal @ Rivera & Rivera
Mear One/El Mac/Retna/Kofie


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Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr.

Enjoy the holiday, be proud of how far we've come but never be content for we still haven't reached the mountain top yet.

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for more pictures: ffffound/time

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Abstinence Project

I was going to write my own summary for the following, but they said it best...

p.s. I wouldn't mind having one of those posters on one of my office's walls, haha.
"Check out the Abstinence Project, a series of posters and t-shirts designed by Californian firm Gridnik Creative in an effort to combat teen pregnancy. The United States leads the entire western world with teen pregnancy hovering around 30%, so this kind of design conscious approach is welcomed. Using the classic Helvetica man figure, Gridnik has illustrated some fun, safe alternatives to unprotected sex."

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source: formatmag

I am GABZ


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for more pictures check out Grzegorz Domaradzki aka GABZ's website.

Back from Big Bear...

Press play for a decent laugh, apologies in advance for the low video quality.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pho

Went out to eat dinner with the family. How good was the food you ask?, I'll let the pictures do the talking!

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and a sneek peek at what I've been working on... life lost in reverie, forever and a day.

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talk@playground

Watch!

Will.i.am and Hiroshi Fujiwara


and this

Pharrell Williams and Kaws


source: Highsnobiety

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A day with 3sixteen



source: hypebeast

Man of Moons

If you didn't already know I have an affixiation for Japanese fashion brands. And this is why.
"the most important discovery from now on could only be done by those who could listen to the voices within and lisen to others and other living creatures from their hearts to trees, birds, animals, insects, fishes, forests, seas, deserts and skies..."

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For more info on the brand be sure to check out MofM (man of moods).

Unfaithful

"The bottles, found in several grocery stores, displayed "Unfaithful" rather than the usual "Focus" message. Obviously, they were fakes; this isn't the kind of collectors' edition that a company generally manufactures. Gatorade naturally issued a statement distancing itself from these creations.

In fact, investigators have determined that the labels are the work of a guerrilla artist in the vein of the infamous British graffiti artist Banksy, making a satirical point by targeting our most precious resources: our celebrities and our consumer goods... And yes, the mysterious unnamed artist could be facing product-tampering charges."

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


source: Yahoo! Sports

Mayer Hawthorne's Dusty Fingers

It pleases me to know that other people are just as passionate about music as myself...

Mayer Hawthorne's Dusty Fingers from Yours Truly on Vimeo.


source: hypebeast

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mishka NYC

Late Christmas gift, the boys at Mishka definitely hooked it up... all for $100!

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Silver Lake with Bobby

I know it's been a few days but I finally got around to buying myself a usb memory card reader with my paycheck. With that being said here are some pictures of my last trip down to Silver Lake/Fairfax/Melrose that I took with Bobby.

Side note: As I was driving I noticed some very familiar graffiti pieces to my left, turns out they were some murals painted by an artist named CACHE whom my friend Maricela had actually introduced me to some time ago. Funny how things work out that way...

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