Saturday, June 23, 2007

Shapeshifter | Brian Jungen

So what do you do if you have a huge collection of sneakers like me yet you grow tired of the over-saturated market and trend that has become too popular. Do what Brian Jungen does and make beautiful art out of them. He takes what was already a very fashionable icon, the Air Jordans, and puts his own unique twist to them. The results are very reminiscent of aboriginal art. Check out the story on them here.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Summer Mixes

So I am sort of a dork when it comes to my music collection. I make a bunch of mixes/playlists all the time. Lately I have been favoring really chilled out music and put a bunch of mixes together. Over the next few weeks I will upload these mixes for you to download. I call these chill out mixes "Bohemian Modern" which I ripped off this cool book that I bought about Silver Lake and its surrounding areas. The secondary name is Ocean Park, the street I live on, because this breezy mix I listen to while at Santa Monica beach. Whatever the case may be these songs are perfect for the summer. Sit back, sip on some Heffe Weisen and enjoy!

(01) Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy
(02) Kings of Convenience - The Weight of My Words (Four Tet Remix)
(03) Broken Social Scene - Looks Just Like The Sun
(04) A Band of Bees - Punchbag
(05) AIR - Les Professionals
(06) AIR - All I Need
(07) Caural - Our Solstice Walk
(08) Nobody - You Can Know Her
(09) Caural - Red Sunshine
(10) Lily Allen - Smile
(11) The Pastels - Windy Hill (Cornelius Remix)
(12) Savath & Savalas - Why She'd Come
(13) Hope Sandoval - Cherry Blossom Girl
(14) Gustavo Cerati - Paracaidas
(15) Ray Barbee - Let's Preserve
(16) Sean Lennon - Breeze
(17) Zero 7 - In The Waiting Line
(18) Four Tet - I'm On Fire (Part 1)

Here Comes the Sun

So my boys Matt and Aaron have just unleashed the hurtin' at I-Manifest. This line is ill and I am not just saying that because I contributed a tee for them. Portals is the design I did. I am also feeling Urban Decay which changes colors in sun light and interior light. Please do my friends and me a favor and go buy some. It's summertime, you need new tees anyways.

Hand Job by Mike Perry

Mike is a friend I met online. He is a designer/illustrator who pretty much does everything by hand. Mike has recently released a cleverly titled book called Hand Job. Hand Job documents all of Mike's hand lettered type as well as found type. It's on sale at Amazon for pre-order and will be shipping in November. I can't wait to have it in my hands. Kudos Mike!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Since78 + I-Manifest Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak of the t-shirt I designed for I-Manifest that should be on sale soon at their online boutique as well as a new crop of other dope tees. I can't wait to get everyone a copy of it. Email me your size and I will do my best to get you one.

Dave White iPod GelaSkins

So I am sort of phasing out of the whole sneaker craze. I feel it is too saturated and everyone in LA has Jordan's with a matching tee some dark denim and a stupid bandana around their neck (it's the new popped polo apparently). If I see one more douche with a bandana I am going to give him a red bull special to the kidneys and make him piss blood for a week. Anywho, Dave White still did an outstanding job on these ipod gel skins. Drop by the GelaSkin site to see these dope Jordan IIIs and others.