GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE PT.III

Good Morning Sunshine Part 3.

The battle.

(Hand held, no photoshop)

GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE PT.II

Red, White, and Blue.

Before sunrise.
(No Photoshop, hand held)

Good Morning Sunshine

Just before sunrise.

(No Photoshop, hand held)

Good Morning Sunshine.

A Single Man by Tom Ford

  • Posted on: January 4th, 2010
  • Posted in: Updates

As a designer and a person who someday wants to make a film, I was really drawn to see Tom Ford’s movie A Single Man..

If your into fashion or into fashion by Tom Ford, it’s worth a watch. Tom has an amazing sense of style for all things tangible.

The tangible(clothes,set design etc.) aspects to the movie heavily out weighted the intangible(pace, mood, character building) of the movie..

Thumbs up on the clothes, the cars, and the set design.

December 30th 2009

Rolled up with our buddy Joel Madden to Disneyland on practically the last day of the year.. I couldn’t think of a better way to end out the year, going to a place dubbed happiest place on earth.. We had a Disney cast member escort us through the park to every ride and show. It was one of the best times I’ve had at Disneyland as an adult.  It was one of the busiest days yet (before all the kids go back to school from Christmas break) we didn’t wait in a single line, we literally walked on to each ride and  rode most of the rides all to ourselves.. It was an amazing Disney experience. We ate lunch in a private VIP room with a big flat screen, dinner table, sofas, couches, and our own restroom. It was an awesome way to end out the year. Thanks Buddy.

This morning these three photos stood out the most relevant to end out 2009..(Which happens to be the last three I took before we left.)

A wishful look into the past, present, and future..

Here’s to a brighter 2010.

Cinderella’s Castle

“Main Street USA”

Tomorrow Land

Gold Class

  • Posted on: December 22nd, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

An ol buddy Paul who’s one of the managers to help open Gold Class Cinemas in LA invited me to check out their spot in old town Pasadena.

I sometimes bashfully but most of the times I bold-fully consider myself a movie buff/movie critic. I grew up watching/experiencing movies at places like the Mann Chinese, Mann’s Westwood, Cinerama Dome, Laemmles and (in more in recent years)these Megaplex movie theaters that are conveniently everywhere.

Gold Class Cinemas is trying to make the movie experience special again. Each theater room has 40 (HUGE) automatic reclining seats. If you happen to arrive early you can order a drink from the bar or the lounge.  Once seated in the theater with a push of a button you can order food from a menu. The menu offers a verity of fine wine, and gourmet movie food.

They also have a pretty good selection of beer that’s not of the menu.. The decor feels more like boutique hotel more than it does a movie theater.  The over all experience is sure to win most people over.. I would say the Gold Class might be a little over kill for a once a week movie goer, but with only 40 seats per theater I’m guessing it’s not meant to be for everybody..

It’s a great place for a movie date. Get there early and book tickets in advance..

Pabst

  • Posted on: December 9th, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

Ahhh dam.. Pabst Blue Ribbon X Diamond Supply Co., Tee shirt..

LA Auto Show Pt. 2

After the LA Auto Show and a quick lunch I headed over to Fairfax to meet up with Neran (Diamond). And look who was cold chill’n in the alley..
None other the Mr. Cartoon and squad straight pimpin the gangster lean in the new Green Thumb Hard top Impala.. Berto(Supreme) and Mr. Cartoon was chop’n it up, so I strolled up and said my hello’s..
It was a impromptu mini car show in the alley..(It was Sunday after all) There was even a lil g in training that was catchin dust and wiping it off the car as it was falling (or even before it fell on the car).. Mr. Cartoon’s new whip is a work of art on wheels.. No joke, no detail over looked..

LA Auto Show


Scaffolding on the Porsche GT3 Cup

Porsche GT3 Cup

Porsche GT3RS

Lexus LF-A!

SLS AMG 6.3

Vision BMW concept car.

MOCA’s First Thirty Years

  • Posted on: December 4th, 2009
  • Posted in: Art, Updates

Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years:

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Chris Burden

Charles Ray

Barbara Kruger

Bill Viola

Charles Ray

Dave Muller

Jean-Michel-Basquiat

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

Larry Johnson (My old mentor)

Mathew Barney

Mathew Barney

Richard Hawkins (My old mentor)

Richard Prince

Sign of the Times

It’s at the start of December and the leaves have just started to change here in Los Angeles. With 2010 approaching it’s been a time of reflection. A decade to remember (some might say forget) but it only begs for me to look at Spring 2010 and beyond.

Like the leaves on a tree and the flowers in the ground, I hope when we get out of this “freeze” you blossom with someone you love/admire/adore/ right next to you.

1200 – It’s So Sad to Say Goodbye

It’s So Sad to Say Goodbye:

“Technics turntables Panasonic announced that they would cease the manufacture of Technics turntables in February next year, citing an increasing decline in sales as the motivation behind the line’s demise.
The Australian arm of Panasonic issued a similar statement today, expressing their disappointment that the brand’s 35 years-and-running legacy was to be put to bed. Link here

I think a lot of vinyl/record collectors or record affectionados like my self romantically thought that “technics 1200’s/1210’s” would never go away…

Could we really have expected an old love to stay around forever while we our selfs wanted the best of both worlds, cheating and embracing other new audio formats?   Now the 35 year old legacy might truly be a legacy…. I guess if you’ve ever wanted a pair of Technics now would be the time to get them.. They are built like tanks..  And I know I am glad I have my turntables. The decision by Panasonic pulling the plug on the 1200’s/1210’s just makes me a little bit more romantic, cuz i’ll be holding on to mine..

Soldier Of Love Sade

SADE SET TO RELEASE SOLDIER OF LOVE WORLDWIDE ON FEBRUARY 8th.  I CAN NOT WAIT..

SURU MS DC Shoe

A while back buddy Joe Hahn asked me to work on his SURU collaboration shoe with his band mate Mike Shinoda‘s X DC Shoes.

Joe, and Mike are both painters/illustrators in their own right.. Mike already having his artwork on the out-sole,  Joe and I went through some of his illustrations and found a really nice looking skull.. After a few tweaks, rotations, scale adjustments, logo placements, fabric and treatment call outs,

plus a few months….  Next thing you know we have a shoe.. Pretty cool considering most shoes take a prob a year and a half to get to market from sketch to retail, if not MUCH longer..

Both Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn were signing shoes and autographs at the SURU(Melrose/Los Angeles) store this weekend for the release of the shoe..

Thanks Joe for letting me be apart of the SURUxMSxDC Shoe.

OMG-OH My GaGa

Meet Mr. T, Wheat-Paste master.

Here’s a behind the scenes look into one aspect of what I call Corporate Graffiti.

1) Tools 2) Prep work.. Just like priming the base layer of a canvas.

1) Getting it just right…  2) Oh my GaGa..

Golden State

  • Posted on: November 15th, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

Shot of downtown LA during another golden sunset..

(Handheld no photoshop)

Here’s another pic of DTLA at night 35mm.

All Black Everything

  • Posted on: November 11th, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

Black Qtips for the most discerning clean person..

Why black? Well cuz you can see anything that’s not black that your white Qtips didn’t pick up… Trust,,,, even though you thought there was nothing on the white Qtips… When you try the Black Qtips you’ll find some little guys that you thought the white ones would have picked up….

So after you next scrub down and your whistling I’m SOOO Fresh and So Clean/Clean… But don’t have Black Qtips….
(pause) your probably not as clean as you think..
All black everything
Black cards, black cars
All black everything!

I wonder if Jay-Z knows about these Black Qtips..

MONDAY NOV 9TH

  • Posted on: November 7th, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

Linda, Naomi, And Christy

  • Posted on: November 6th, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

Classic: Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington.. circa 1989.

More photo’s like this in this months Interview Mag.

UnderCover Weekend Outfit

Another outfit I pulled as a Secret shopper at American Rag (150 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles 323-935-3154).

I call this outfit the Under-Cover weekend outfit.

Patta Store Amsterdam

  • Posted on: November 4th, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

Buddy Josh Madden representing all the way over in the Dam.
Out-front the Patta store in Amsterdam.

Black Night

This is a little secret shopper segment on American Rag and an outfit I call Black Night….

—-

Caught up with the guys at American Rag on La Brea the other day. I’m digging the selection they have in store right now….

The guys were nice enough to let me have a go at the store. They let me pick a bunch of clothes and gave me a huge room upstairs so I could take these pictures.

Empire State of Mind

C.G. And Co.

  • Posted on: October 29th, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

1)Dinner with buddy Claudine and a couple of her LA Think PR girls Grace and Jen along with actor Paul Iacono(Fame 09 – MTv), homie Neran(Diamond Supply Co.), and Matt.  2)Girls talkin to the big boss..

1)Wed night at the Playhouse.. 2) Hollywood b4 it gets Hollyweird…

89 Degrees

Watching the sunset wearing shorts and a tee shirt in late Oct is not a bad thing..

Orange Sunset in time for Halloween 09

Commonwealth Oakley’s

  • Posted on: October 26th, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

Thanks to my buddies at Commonwealth I’ll be sport’n these bad boys in the snow this winter…  These are the illest Frogskins collaboration I’ve seen yet.  Tortoise shell with Oakley Iridum Lenes, yumm..

Oakley developed a special way to replicate the tortoise shell look using their plastics just for this collaboration..

Nuff Respect.

“The Commonwealth rendition features an original “Cmonflauge” pattern inspired by the look of traditional tortoise shell. Using Oakley’s HIgh Definition Optics®, the sunglasses are equipped with your choice of Gold or Fire Iridium lenses.”

Skins

  • Posted on: October 21st, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

My old phone cover was mad bulky and didn’t ever want to come out of my pocket..

Buddy Neran linked me up with the Music-Skins people and they had me test out their product..

It’s like nikeID but with phone covers. 100% customizable. You can upload any photo or graphic to personalize your iphone, blackberry, psp, and/or laptop..

Sleek, Slimple, and it works. Brilliant.. Musicskins..

American Flag by HAZE

  • Posted on: October 20th, 2009
  • Posted in: Art, Updates

Our buddy HAZE recently relaunched his website, InterHaze.

American Flag by HAZE.

Hanging @ EM Studio

4 Footer

  • Posted on: October 19th, 2009
  • Posted in: Updates

Sometimes after a few too many of ______ I feel like this..

Rickey Kim’s Kaws Companion (4 Footer)