Currently Listening To: “Hula Hoop” by Wavves

August 17, 2009

Wavves from TERROREYES.TV on Vimeo. via Ghost Ramp.


On my desk: Green Lady: Ten Years, Creature Beanie & Arik Acosta Print

August 16, 2009

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Green Lady: Ten Years by Arkitip and my Support your Local Creature beanie. 95% of the time, I’m wearing this beanie all the time.

Waves with teeth, by Arik Acosta for Igloo 7th Anniversay Exhibit and Bazzar

Here’s Arik Acosta’s (Eternal Ruler Zine) submission for Igloo’s 7th Anniversary Exhibit & Bazaar. Before making his move to to Japan, he was kind enough to give me an Artist Proof on top of the print that I had purchased (which are still available at Igloo). Sayonara dude.


Daily Driver Get Together Car Show by 5&ADIME and Alphanumeric

August 16, 2009

Alphanumeric O2 Motorworks Mitsubishi Evo

Earlier today, I went to 5&ADIME’s and Alphanumeric’s Daily Driver Get Together. The Sunday afternoon car show featured vehicle specimens for all types.  American Hot-Rods, Japanese, Euro.. You name it. The two Japanese Nostalgics definitely represented. Look at the Skyline!



A new FIRM in town. You better stay home on Tuesday Nights

August 14, 2009

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Steph Walker goes East. Brooklyn… be nice

August 12, 2009

For Little Things by Steph Walker

Yesterday was Steph’s last full day in San Diego before she made her move to New York. The Igloo inhabitants and I decided to meet up for some last minute slices to see her off. Till next time Steph. I guess I’ll see you Here and There. Thanks for the slices Gary!

For the millions interested, you can follow her at Design is People. Buy her Graniph tee here. Buy her 2K tee here.

L-R Steph Walker, Gary Benzel, Michael, Saya


SDFIXED Presents Cult Classic. Fun With One Gear and Two Wheels

August 12, 2009

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Recap in Photos: Igloo Store 7 Year Anniversary Exhibit & Bazaar

August 9, 2009

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TONIGHT!!! Igloo Store 7 Year Anniversary Exhibit & Bazaar

August 8, 2009

Igloo Pins

I made a set of Chet Baker inspired magnets for Igloo’s 7th Anniversary Exhibit & Bazaar. They’ll be available for sale tonight for $4. Get them while you can. Let’s Get Lost Have Fun!

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Solitary Arts Print by Geoff Mcfetridge Available at Igloo 7 Year

August 6, 2009

Solitary Arts created a new 18″ × 25″ poster for Igloo’s 7 year Anniversary. The edition of 50 posters are signed and numbered by Geoff and will be available this Saturday at Igloo.

Solitary Arts Geoff McFetridge Print


Alex Calderwood via BlackBook Magazine

August 5, 2009

Alex Calderwood Ace Hotel

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting two of the Ace Hotels within the last few years and I must say that they pretty much sum up how I want every hotel stay to be like. In a recent interview with BlackBook, Alex Calderwood reveals his combination of good taste and the fearless business plan behind his famed Ace Hotel chain and Rudy’s Barbershops. Read the interview here.

Down below are photos taken by Sebastian Kim at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club during the Coachella Music Festival. Roll over the images for captions. Check the rest of them out here.

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