Friday, May 29, 2009

Science By Busta Rhymes

"If it's in your nature to be "devil" and you're acting out accordingly, then.... that's OK, because that's what you're supposed to be. But if it's in nature to be "godly" and you're acting "devil" then you're the worst kind of "Devil". Because now you can be held accountable because you understand what your nature is. And anything that one is aware of, and you choose to do other than what you know you should be doing, you know, you should definitely be held accountable... FULLY."

Busta Rhymes

I couldn't agree more Busta...

Eric Koston's Shoes

Eric Koston let's the people know that he STILL doesn't have a shoe sponsor (or he's just trying to keep it on the low). @ 0:53 seconds in this video you can see how he camouflages his kicks so the public can't see what he's rocking. Too bad that camouflage technique is NOT good for skating...


Lady Gaga "Paparazzi" Video

Now this is what you call "Entertainment"...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Electrik Red "How To Be A Lady Vol.1"

Electrik Red's debut album "How To Be A Lady Vol.1" is in stores now!!!

Vogue Nippon x Commes des Garcons "Magazine Alive" T-Shirt by Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami has designed part of the Vogue Nippon x Comme des Garcons pop-up store and one of his characters also made it onto this t-shirt, created to celebrate the opening of the “Magazine Alive” store. The t-shirt can be ordered from Vogue Nippon.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Keith Haring Vintage Skateboard

Phillips de Pury just sold a skateboard that Keith Haring doodled a dude ollieing over a baby on in 1987 for $16,250.


Chanel Fiole Concept Car


"Fixed City" Trailer

Fixed City is a new documentary about fixed gear culture in Germany. The actual movie will be coming out in August 2009.


Pharrell Talks "Street Dreams"

Pharrell Williams chats about his soundtrack involvement, more specifically the title track “Hoppin Over Fences”, in the upcoming skate film project by Nino Scalia and Rob Dyrdek entitled Street Dreams. The film, which is due to release June 12th, features some of the best skaters in the world including Rob Dyrdek, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Terry Kennedy & Ryan Dunn. Further information regarding the project as well as participating theaters can be found via the official Street Dreams website.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" House For Sale

The house that Ferris Bueller's best friend Cameron Fry lived in, in the classic film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is for sale for $2.3 million...

"THE BEN ROSE HOME-site of the famous movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", cantilevered over the ravine, these two steel and glass buildings, which can never be duplicated, have incredible vistas of the surrounding woods. This is a unique property designed by A. James Speyer and David Haid, both notable architects of the 20th Century. Estate Sale Sold -No disclosures! This is an amazing architectural treasure."


Jay-Z "Can't Cheat Death"

This song is from the DJ Premier x Jay-Z project titled "Premier Issue Vol. 7: Hova Edition".
Click here to download

Maestro Knows: Las Vegas

In this episode follow Maestro & his friend Kellen as they make their way to Las Vegas visiting UNDFTD & The Hard Rock, find out about Jermaine Dupri's new venture "The Ocean's 7" and hear Nelly preview a new verse in the elevator.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Girl Skateboards T-Shirt

"Tell Your Girl To Stop Paging Me" T-shirt.

I most definitely need this joint... HAHAHAHA!!!!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Net Air Yeezys



I'm out here chillin' in Paradise for a couple days, feeling GREAT!!! I just started moving into my new house in Hollywood last week, and it's just the best feeling in the world to have some sufficient space for ALL the stuff I've been collecting throughout my travels over the last 6 years. (I can't believe 6 years went by this fast.) And having a fresh spot to put all that stuff on display finally... man, I can't even explain the feeling. I literally "outgrew" my old apartment to the point where it was looking like a storage unit, lol! Over 200 pairs of sneakers, 60 skate decks, 15 complete skateboards, magazines, books, toys and just a complete "System Overload" of clothing were all jammed into my old apartment. My brother Ross is about to be the absolute freshest 21 year old in a few weeks when I ship all of these clothes to him. He wears the same shoe size as Don C. too, so you know his shoe game is gonna be super superior! HAHAHA! That's really gonna feel cool to hook him up like that, I'm gonna enjoy that!

Well yea, it's great out here, but I can't wait to get back to finish moving... Peace!

Derick Rose: The Inner Workings Of A Creator

Chicago's Native Son...


Common Interview w/ Tavis Smiley


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Design For A Living World

The latest Cooper-Hewitt exhibition, aptly titled Design For A Living World, combines the thoughtful material research of an environmental scientist, the sexy design aesthetics of the highest end showrooms, and the celebrity and travel itinerary of a reality TV series. Curated by Ellen Lupton and Pentagram's Abbott Miller (who also designed the exhibition catalogue and website), Design For A Living World sends renown designers, including Yves Behar and Hella Jongerius, to locations ranging from Central America to rural Idaho to explore the qualities of a natural material, then produce a design inspired by the material. The exhibition showcases this "material + design quest," documenting the entire process from cacao bean to kitchen tool (Behar) and chicle tree to vase (Jongerius). The show goes so much deeper than the usual "green materials are great" credo, combining a deep understanding of the ecologies from which we build our physical environments, with sensitive design thinking that brings the true beauty of such materials to life.


Nalege x Dope Couture "Chicago Picasso"

The artwork features a cubist-style portrait of Naledge inspired by Picasso’s piece “Seated woman with wrist watch”. The quote on the back is from Picasso’s lettres fran├žaises translating as “Art is an offensive weapon in the defense against the enemy.”


Clipse x Ferris Bueller

Funny Or Die: Common Plays "Dow Jones"

Common filmed a new short on Will Ferrell's comedy site Funny Or Die.

Voxel by Ubik

Based in London, Ubik have been experimenting with making films from 3D pixels. Voxel was produced at the request of Motiongrapher for their f5 festival in New York. Motiongrapher gave Ubik three key words/ideas to focus on “refresh, renewal, rejuvenation.” The result is above.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Most Expensive Car

RM Auctions and Sotheby's made history yesterday, selling a 1957 Ferrari 250 TR for $12,156,252 (€9,020,000), a new world record for most expensive car to be sold at auction.

Jalopnik said earlier this year, with only 21 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa with the Scaglietti designed pontoon fender body, chassis no. 0714TR is more rare than the 36 250 GTO's made. Add to that the very unique and quite sexy black and red paint, the great history — it was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built, the second customer car and is in absolutely pristine restored condition — and you've got one hot piece o' auction action.

Sure enough, yesterday when returning to its Maranello birthplace for the auction debut, the '57 Ferrari sold for €9,020,000 ($12.156 Million). That's €1,980,000 ($2.668 Million) more than the previous auction world record set at this same sale last year.


Maestro Knows x Terry Kennedy

The homie Maestro and the homie T.K. chop it up about Terry's new Supra Pro Model shoe.

Persona TV: Ibn Jasper

This is the "Behind the Science" video from a photo shoot that I did with Persona Magazine. Thanks for the opportunity...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Los Angeles Earthquake Prediction

We had a magnitude 5.0 earthquake Sunday May 17th in L.A. This guy predicted it...

There was another earthquake in L.A. that just happened around 4pm Pacific time.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Art Hong Kong 2010 International Art Fair

Art Hong Kong 2010 International Art Fair once again managed to bring together some of the most outstanding artists from around the globe. Overall 110 galleries participated in the art fair and they brought together high profile artists such as Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami, along with impressive newcomers.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Natas Kaupas

This is part 1 of Natas Kaupas' biography. Natas is the capital O.G. x G.O.D. of street skateboarding. From the way you looked to the way you skated, he was the the guy who laid down the blueprint of what street skating is 2day.

And this is Natas' classic part from "Streets Of Fire". This part singlehandedly had all the skaters back in 1987 wanting those hi-top Elleese he's rocking.... I was definitely 1 of them.

This Natas "Kitten" board is 1 of my most favorite boards in my collection.
Signed and numbered, still in the plastic...

Jamiss "Even The Odds" Mixtape

The Lil Homie from The Chi, Jamiss, is about to release her new mixtape "Even The Odds"


Vans Caballero Pro Pack

The first Steve Caballero signature shoe came out 20 years ago. To celebrate this occasion, Vans will be releasing the Fall 2009 Caballero Pro Pack. The sneakers were directly inspired by the colors used on the very first Caballero signature shoes and come next season in black/croc and red/croc colorways. Look out for a release in the beginning of June.

Here's an O.G. clip of Steve Caballero getting busy in these shoes. This clip is from the 1989 Powell Peralta classic "Ban This".


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

CCA Art Bus

The CCA Art Bus launched last Thursday. The initiative transforms an out of service Liverpool double decker into a mobile art gallery. Touring schools and public venues, the bus brings art to those whose access to cultural institutions might be limited.

The first exhibition on the bus is collection of works by Sir Peter Blake. The exterior of the bus compliments the interiors installation, with eye popping images from Blake’s career.

More on the Art Bus here. (via Switched on Art).


Stoops of Manhattan

Painter Andrew Berrien Jones casts his eye on the mid-19th century iron railings ornamenting the stoops of lower Manhattan. Twenty of Jones’ paintings are on view at the Museum of the City of New York in Stoops of Manhattan: Railings and Shadows. An important documentation of the artistry of ironwork, and a testament to Jones’ attention for shape and texture in the urban environment.


Moncler Short Waist Jacket

A nice navy blouson jacket from Moncler. It’s a nice non puffy version of a classic bomber with a fitted cut, and zip/button fly front finish. The hemline has a knit trim with white stripes.


Bastard Store: Milan, Italy

studiometrico has transformed an old theater in Milan into a skateboarders dream. Their clients, Comvert produces clothing and accessories for snowboarding and skateboarding. Needing to fully integrate the administrative and design departments, along with a flagship store, studiometrico incorporated the needs of all aspects of the company into a single space. Built in 1940, the Cinema Istria had previously held a car dealership, but with this project it became fully re-concieved. The most glorious aspect of the design is a skate bowl, suspended above all the working departments.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Reno Wideson Motorcycle Concepts


Takashi Murakami Returns To Paris

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami will once again be exhibiting his works in Paris. From 12th of September his new exhibition at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin opens its doors and runs until October 2009.


Supreme Sunglass Frames

Beyond their eyewear releases with Oakley, this season Supreme present two in-house models with the Locs and the MX. The styles feature made in Japan construction with shatter resistant lenses and acetate materials. Each version available in three colors will begin releasing on Thursday, May 14th online and in store in the US while Japanese outlets will release on Saturday, May 16th.




Sunday, May 10, 2009