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April 30, 2010

Untitled Wave Frame by Todd St John

Jack White’s Record Label: Old Sounds, New Tricks ~ NPR
James Jarvis vs Polish artist Pawel Kozlowski 90-min drawing battle ~ James Jarvis
Untitled (wave frame). Gouache on paper. 2009 ~ Todd St. John
Alpinestars introduces Tech Air Race motorcycle suit [w/video] ~ AutoBlog
AIA’s Committe on the Environment. Top Ten Green Projects of 2010 ~ Dwell

Wish list: 005 (Stationery. Not to be confused with “Stationary”)

April 29, 2010

Ace Hotel Stationary

Muji Pencils and Calculator

Ettinger jotter for Monocle

Field Notes

Postalco for Opening Ceremony

On my desk: Nike Free 7.0 V2 Running Shoes

April 29, 2010

Nike Running Cushioned Socks w/arch support and Nike Free 7.0 V2

My boss pulled some strings over at Nike and they were kind enough to send me a pair of Nike LunarGlides. I was pretty convinced that these would be my go to running shoes but I was really trying to get them in the Electric Green colorway. Luckily, my local Nike Store had them in stock for me to make an exchange.

As I made it to the store, I ran into the Nike Free 7.0 V2 after a recommendation from one of the sales associates. On impulse, I made sure to try them on before making my exchange. After a few laps around the shop with them on, it turned out that these were much more comfortable than the LunarGlides. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the Lunars, but I felt that I would have to endure a break-in period before I would be fully comfortable running in them. With the Free 7.0, it was pretty convincing that they would be good to go right out of the box. I ended up changing my mind and walking out with the Free 7.0. It was also pretty cool that they were $15 cheaper than the LunarGlides, which allowed me to buy a few pairs of running socks with my remaining store credit. Good deal. Thanks Nike!

Also, if you plan on buying these shoes online before trying them on, be sure to get them in your true size. These do not fit a half-size small like most of the other Free-soled Nikes. You shouldn’t be shopping online anyways. Buy local!

Nike Free 7.0 V2

Currently listening to “Bhang Bhang, I’m A Burnout” by Dum Dum Girls

April 28, 2010

Cobras and narcotics. via Cat Dirt Sez

Erin Hanson’s “Need to Want” series

April 27, 2010

Want and Need by Erin Hanson

Erin Hanson’s Need to Want series provides me with some much needed enlightenment. Check out the rest of her witty compositions here on Recovering Lazyholic. Thank you to WeAreCosmos for the heads up.

On my desk: Huge Magazine. California Dreamin’

April 27, 2010

Huge Magazine's June 2010 issue, California Dreamin'

When Huge Magazine first started, it was definitely a breath of fresh air amongst other lifestyle/fashion publications coming out of Japan. Relax Magazine was going on its way out and I felt that Huge did okay at filling in its void; except with a more fashion-based direction. Eric Elms was designing the covers, and Hiroshi Fujiwara had his recommended section towards the end of the issue. Even my boss was taking LA-based reportage duties for their world events section. Over the years, Huge seemed to focus more on high-fashion (at least in my eyes) and less about what I was into. With import prices and currency conversions changing for the worse, I really didn’t find myself buying the mag as much as I used to.

The June issue just hit shelves this week and being that this month’s theme is California Dreamin’, I couldn’t pass up on their latest issue. Provided, is a coastal overview of some of California’s inspirational artists, shops and companies that make living in the Golden State that much better. Available now at your local Sanseido Bookstore.

Joel Tudor in Huge Magazine June 2010 California Dreamin

Gary Benzel Igloo in Huge Magazine June 2010 California Dreamin

The Mattson 2 (left) and San Diego's Cardiff (right) in Huge Magazine's June 2010 issue, California Dreamin'

Commune (left) and Geoff McFetridge aka Solitary Arts (right) in Huge Magazine's June 2010 issue, California Dreamin'

The Smell in Huge Magazine's June 2010 issue, California Dreamin'

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April 26, 2010

Upstate New York

Upstate New York Landscape by Steph Walker ~ Design is People
Ebbets Field is alive and well ~ ESPN
Field Notes Meets Busy Beaver Button Company ~ Field Notes
I’d Tap That! 50 Beers to Try Right Now ~ GQ Magazine
Every Exit is an Entrance Somewhere Else by Johnne Eschleman ~ Ace Hotel

Currently listening to: “Weak for Me” by Nite Jewel

April 25, 2010

Nite Jewel

On my desk: Green Lady Print & Solitary Arts Stickers

April 23, 2010

Solitary Arts Stickers

I wasn’t able to leave Gary Benzel’s Igloo Store without these. Thank you Gary! Igloo Store is located on 640 West Beech Street. San Diego, CA 92101. (619) 234-5855. Pay them a visit if you want all of your dreams to come true.

Green Lady Poster

Green Lady Poster

Glimpses of Heavy Hawaii and Little Deadman at Tin Can Alehouse

April 22, 2010

Little Deadman and Heavy Hawaii at Tin Can Ale House

After the Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour, I drove just a few blocks north on 5th Ave to check out Heavy Hawaii and Little Deadman at Tin Can Ale House. I didn’t know about the show until earlier that day, so I was sans Leica. Heavy Hawaii just finished recording their new EP with Jon Greene and Brandon Welchez, and after hearing their live show post-recording, I must say that I’m really, REALLY excited for this EP. Aside from the sound issues in the beginning they played a great set that sounded very different from their leaked recordings.

Little Deadman. More than one man. All taller than me. Full of life. First time seeing this band play. I don’t know much about them, but they sound VERY good live. Below, listen and watch “Shooting Seagulls”.

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