On my desk: “I Will Be” (HZR-051) by Dum Dum Girls. Gold Version

March 31, 2010

Dum DUm Girls "I Will Be". Hozac Records version. 1 of 200 gold pressings of the record

Sometimes, the only thing you need to make for a great day is a great record.

Support your local. Push for a Mira Mesa Skatepark

March 31, 2010

Willys Workshop Support your Local

Willy’s Workshop in San Diego has been a huge lobbying force behind Mira Mesa’s skate park proposal to the City of San Diego. Long overdue, the skate park would be beneficial for the Mira Mesa Mesa community (especially for the youth!) but with the economic crisis across the local, state, and national levels, plans to proceed with the skate park have been put on hold. Next week, Willy’s Workshop will be holding a fundraiser at Happy Sushi. If you cant make it, feel free to visit miramesaskatepark.org and see how you can contribute. Raise awareness!

On my desk: Lovewright Co’s Humphrey Jersey & Converse’s Matchpoint

March 30, 2010

The Lovewright Company Humphrey Jersey

The folks at the Lovewright Company were kind enough to make my dreams come true when they floated me their Humphrey Jersey [from their Spring 2010 collection]. I’ve had my eye on this piece ever since I saw it in its earlier sample stages. I’m hoping that they keep this silhouette for the upcoming seasons. I’ve always been a fan of the collegiate-style aesthetic and this piece definitely follows through. Now, all it needs is a fight song.

Converse Matchpoint top

These Converse “Matchpoints” will probably get the most wear for the next couple of weeks. When Visvim released the Paiks a few years ago, I always wondered why more shoe companies never really used the unfinished side of leather. Its all about texture here. I’m into this. At $80, these aren’t too detrimental to the wallet, no? Style has nothing to do with price.

Converse Matchpoint

Converse Matchpoint detail

Edwin Himself vs the iPhone vs Twitter

March 30, 2010

Edwin Himself iPhone icon for you iPhone

For those of you that have an iPhone and want to spend more time getting lost within this mess of a weblog, now you can bookmark us and get stuck with the “edwinhimself” icon. When you’re on our site via iPhone, just press the “+” button and select “Add to Home Screen”. I know, pretty lame.. but hey, you don’t have to do it. But if you want to… just sayin.

Also, edwinhimself.com now has a Twitter. Here, I will post important things like what American cheese tastes like. Follow me on Twitter, I dare you. I have 11 followers so far and it doesn’t look like membership growth is slowing down.

One more thing, this site looks best via Firefox. All others need to get their fonts right.

Currently listening to: “VCR” by The XX

March 29, 2010

The XX

Recommusings: 019

March 28, 2010

Owen and Vokes Ascot House

Ecstatic [Garland Lyn + Ting Ting Lee] ~ iamecstatic
Click! Polaroid Snaps Back On The Scene ~ NPR
How to transform an Audi A1 into an S1 ~ Auto Blog
Video | New Balance: Made in the USA ~  High Snobiety
Owen and Vokes, Brisbane Architects ~ Owen and Vokes

Currently listening to: “True Blue” by Dirty Beaches

March 25, 2010

"True Blue" Dirty Beaches

Jeans Wilder and Montreal’s Dirty Beaches will be playing a free show next Wednesday (3/31) at the Whistle Stop Bar in sunny San Diego. Wait, did I say free? Yes. The following song can be found on Dirty Beaches’ upcoming True Blue 7″ via Zoo Music. I’m guessing that this show will be spectacular. Is it Summer yet?

Recommusings: 018

March 24, 2010

House Beautiful Magazine giveaway. Photo by Robert Caplin for The New York Times

Dum Dum Girls I Will Be Review ~ BBC
Car Parks Zine by James Jarvis (Edition of 150) ~ Nieves
Health care bill requires calories on menus at chain restaurants~ USA Today
How the Tablet Will Change the World ~ Wired
House Beautiful Invites New Yorkers to Take a Seat, Literally ~ NY Times

On my desk: The iPhone 3Gs. Technologically up-to-date… for now!

March 22, 2010

On my desk is the iPhone 3Gs

Last year, while I was at work, a guy in his late teens came up to me and said, “Damn, you’re still using a Razr?”. I couldn’t reply with a smart-ass remark because yes, in fact, he was right. I was long overdue for a mobile device upgrade.

After temporarily replacing my weathering Razr with a Nokia that did nothing more than make and receive phone calls, I finally decided to purchase an iPhone. With its clean interface, dumb-friendly usability and the countless selection of available applications, the iPhone is  hard to beat. Maybe 6 months from now, when the iPhone 8G comes out, someone else can tell me how the 3GS was so last year. Oh well. Fuck ‘em. Gotta enjoy it while I can.

Wish list: 003

March 22, 2010

Visvim Scarf

Thom Browne x Supreme NYC

Cotton Braided Belt J Crew

Corona Baker Pants fron Utility Coop

New Balance M998. Made in the USA!

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