Wednesday, September 30, 2009

And I'm Out

Alright you guys and gals, I'm off to Brooklyn for a few days. I'll still be posting, but today will be a long day of flying(5hrs is not that long).


Too Much Free Time(Down Time)

This is Autodesk Flame. I use this composting package at work and someone found time to do karaoke with it.

Yung Berg Gets Smacked Up


Please stop watching after the first minute or so. The rest of the video is just RETARDED!

Union, Stussy, and Undefeated are not too far from where I live. I'm not sure exactly what went down but Yung Berg is in the light blue jacket and he gets hit in the head. Hmmm I wonder what went down to cause this tussle?


There's a new show on NBC called Community and it is funny. The show has a great cast and the writing is done well. I hope this show stays on for awhile. Here's a clip of the end credits from the second episode and a link to the second episode.

Episode 2

Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New York

In 4 days I'll be New York bound and I can't wait. It's been 4 years since I was last there and that was fun. I'm going to try to catch up with my host sister from Japan and see a few friends. Watch out Brooklyn, here I come!

Extreme Chair Racing

Back in college we held a little chair race at night when everyone went home. We would run into anything, force people off their chairs, well basically we did anything to win or make someone crash into something hahaha. My friend told me about these clips and it reminded me of the good old days in college.


The Race

Friday, September 25, 2009

Your Purpose

This is a re-post because I feel it's important...

Quotes are from The Way of the Superior Man

"The core of your life is your purpose. Everything in your life, from your diet to your career, must be aligned with your purpose if you are to act with coherence and integrity in the world. If you know your purpose, your deepest desire, then the secret of success is to discipline your life so that you support your deepest purpose and minimize distractions and detours."

"In any given moment, a man’s growth is optimized if he leans just beyond his edge, his capacity, his fear. He should not be too lazy, happily stagnating in the zone of security and comfort. Nor should he push far beyond his edge, stressing himself unnecessarily, unable to metabolize his experience. He should lean just slightly beyond the edge of fear and discomfort. Constantly. In everything he does."


The Red Planet

The people of Australia woke up on Mars earlier this week. This must have been cool to see

via CNN ireporter

Nope, that’s not the red planet. It’s Sydney, Australia, this morning.

Australians woke up today to an atmosphere of reddish-orange haze caused by a massive dust storm. The red cloud was worst in Sydney, but it extended all the way up to Brisbane, 12 hours north.

Australian iReporters are starting to get an idea of what life on Mars would be like. And, luckily for the rest of us, they’re sharing their experience! bennyz said it looks "like a chemical explosion." popstar28, who can usually see the Sydney opera house from his 36th floor balcony, says all he can see now is orange. "I could smell it before I knew what was happening," he said, adding that many people were wearing masks to go outside. "I thought the world was ending."

Experience what it's like to "wake up on Mars" – according to halans – in these captivating photos and video.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Darth Vader in the Death Star Cafeteria

The Wrong Hole

Random Drawings

These are a collection of drawings that I find in my notepad from time to time. My Friend Willy usually comes by when I'm not in my office and doodles in my notepad. A bit odd, but funny in a way.

Tool: Vicarious

A little something that I worked on awhile ago, enjoy.

New Balance 686 Limited Snowboarding Boots


Snowboard Boot

Based upon the original MT580 sneaker, the 686 design team recreated a fully functional, technically advanced snowboard boot with a sneaker-like fit. The intense process utilized New Balance’s proprietary features like Rollbar® and Abzorb®, as well as combining BOA’s® proven Focus® lacing system. The end result is a true masterpiece of New Balance’s quality footwear heritage and 686’s technical snowboarding history.

Special Features:


via: New Balance

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nike Zoom Kaiju Snowboarding Boots

Nike brings out it's second run on their snowboarding boots. The boots that they dropped last year were cool looking but weren't really functional(kinda Useless). It looks like they step their game up on these. They look a look very functional and comfortable. I will be willing to gives these a whirl, but as of now I'm lovin' my Danny Kass Vans boots(the last boot he had before signing with Nike).

Via Hypebeast
"Nike latest Snow Boot, the ‘Kaiju’ is both high standing and hi-tech. Kaiju literally translates (from Japanese) as ‘strange beast’ which seems apt given not only the initial appearance, but the Zoom Air and abundance of previous sneaker references (starting with that Mowabb-esque colourway!) More pics of the Kaiju feature in Issue 16 of Sneaker Freaker; feel free to check if the lacelocks are in the wrong position there too!"

Black Dynamite Clip

Back in March or so(I think), I was fortunate enough to see a preview of this movie. This movie is so damn funny. I believe that it comes out next month or so. It's definitely a must see.


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More Kanye

Monday, September 14, 2009

Rest In Peace Patrick Swayze

Rest in peace Swayze. "DITTO"

Kanye West on Patrick Swayze's death, "I'll let you get back to your funeral in a minute...but Michael Jackson had the best death of the year. Just sayin'."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Can You Imagine Doing This Everyday?

From Kevin Smith."Dad used to tell "We walked 5 miles in snow to go to school" stories. Dad was a pussy compared to these kids."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Nike Commercial I Worked On

This spot was shot with the RED Camera and was directed by David Fincher. We were working on this spot for 6 weeks I think. We finished the job on Monday and it aired tonight. Sorry I don't have a high res version so you can see some of the details that we put into it, but please enjoy some of my hard work

New York

Well I just just booked a trip to New York September 30th through October 5th. This should be an interesting trip because I haven't been there since November 2005. That was a fun trip and it was a bit cold too. This time around there won't be any drunk stories or anything like that because I choose not to drink anymore. While I'm out there I have no idea what I'll be doing so yeah... One thing for sure is that I'll be with my friends and then my boy Jerrod will be celebrating his 31st birthday in NY while I'm there. I'm also going to try to meet up with my niece(she turned 9 yesterday on 09.09.09 hahaha) and also my host sister from Japan(they both live in Jersey). Should be interesting

If You're In LA This Weekend...

If you're in LA this weekend be sure to check out Art & Copy playing at the Laemmle's Sunset 5.

"ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time -- people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising's "creative revolution" of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for "Just Do It," "I Love NY," "Where's the Beef?," "Got Milk?," "Think Different," and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads is brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion."

Then on Saturday there are a few art show's going on in Culver City.

Edwin Ushiro, makes yet another return to the gallery scene with his latest solo exhibition, “Softly Encompassing the Womb.” The show will feature more of Ed’s signature unmatched mixed-media style, finding inspiration from his native land of Hawaii. “Softly Encompassing the Womb” opens on September 12th, 2009 at LeBasse Projects in Culver City.

LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Scion Presents: INSTALLATION FIVE, SCION ART TOUR, SELF-PORTRAIT | September 12th - September 30th, 2009

See you there

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Things I Saw On Monday

I believe this is a '72 Skyline. What a treat and a surprise to see this on the road. I want one hahaha

I don't know what this is, but it's cool.
This car belongs to my friend Joel. It's called an LC470. It puts out 550hp(LS7) and weighs 1900lbs. This thing is crazy

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Skateboard Deck Art

I just wanted to show some skateboard deck art that I have. These are a few that I own and I'll post some more pics later tonight or this week.

Glow in the dark Kozik(signed) deck that I bought 3 years ago.

These are the first editions of the Hy*drau"lx(visual effects company that I work at) decks that were put out back in 2004. I told yesterday that there will be a second run coming soon. The designs were all done by my friend Scott Kinsey owner of GoodFear.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Work & Art

So far this Labor Day weekend I've been working on a Nike commercial that was directed by David Fincher and it was shot using our RED Camera. The spot should air some time next week during the football games. So last night I hit up my friend Mels and she told me about some art show that was going on that night. Since I'm into art and I had nothing else to do, why not go. I rolled up a little past 8pm and the show was at an old record store(Martin Record's) that I used to shop at, but now it's an art gallery/graffiti store. Little did I know that I knew a kid that had a piece in there. It was a pretty cool motion graphics piece that was done for Computer Jay. After hanging out for a bit, I stroll outside and I see my friends Adam Jones of "Tool" and Matt Santoro walking up. It was cool to see those guys again. Here are a few pics for you guys and gals.

These were very cool

Automotive paint on plexiglass

Mix media: digital print on canvas & paint(mixed)


The hallway to the back/outside
Get your spray paint cans and other goodies here

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Making of the Autoban



I still can't believe that the iPhone is "JUST" now getting this after 2 years in production. I was able to do this on previous phones that I've owned and loved it. On the iPhone it's different, I hated when people would send me a picture from their cell phone to mine and I would have to go to some lame ass AT&T website to enter a login and password just to see the damn image.

"Got an iPhone from AT&T and love spending your days complaining about how you don’t have MMS when everyone else in the world does? Well guess what, Apple fans: you can stop your complaining on September 25th when MMS goes live via a software update. Thanks AT&T, that was nice and expeditious of you — should we go ahead and expect tethering some time in 2011?"

via BoyGeniusReport

Patrtick Dempsey's GT3RS

I've always been a fan of Patrick. I loved his early movies that he did, "Lover Boy" and "Can't Buy Me Love."