Friday, July 3, 2009

Spin Moves ( LA Riders unite )

Spin Move   Weekly Wednesday Bike Ride

Eco friendly bicycles are becoming a way of life for many and it is great to see that another new ride is being set up in Los Angeles. Nike Sportswear and The CTRS brings you the volume one of Spin Move, which welcomes all sorts of cyclists and bicycles to participate each Wednesday. To start off the ride this coming Wednesday June 24, there will be a special event with a raffle for a chance to win a 54cm fixed gear bike designed by Jupiter Desphy. All you need to do is drop a $1 and the proceeds will go towards the Lance Armstrong Foundation for Cancer Research.

Meet Point
The Montalban | Map
1615 Vine Street 90028

Cyclist Registration: 7pm
Ride begins at 8pm and ends approximately at 10pm

Thursday, July 2, 2009


If you don't know.... then you are merely a consumer of what they do and what they have been an instrumental part of creating. These guys are the street fashion Vets. Shawn Stussy has been at it for over 25 years, James Jebbia and Eddie Cruz started the retail end of things for Stussy , Union and most recently Supreme ( Recent like 13 years ago). Imani Lanier designed and produced the first Supreme collection for James Jebbia and Launched a men's collection called Biast about the same time Rick Klotz formed Jive. Jive and XLarge had to be the two LA city big boys which is where Eli Bonerz comes in to play( Mike D of the Beastie Boys was a share holder ). Grant Lau started a line in SD with the Behind The post office guys called Greed..... David No worked with Eddie Cruz and developed his own collection called Deep Note.... On the east Coast Russ with support of James Jebbia started SSUR... Stash got Recon going and Futura was working with Agnes B on the first of the ever so popular collabs. Fraser Cook was distributing street Wear into the UK with Michael Koppleman and is now with Nike. Alfred Hawkins has been holding it down for the SO cal skate apparel game from the get, but started it back in the day with Subliminal and Andre the Giant in South Carolina... He was actually business partners with Sheppard Fairey. Alyasha Moore has been responsible for brands such as Alpha Numeric and Fiber Ops...... These are the guys who attended ASR and 432F when there was no Streetwear section and 432F was held in a old victorian hotel in downtown SD. Japan was hungry for fashion and we gave them what they wanted. It was a great partnership.... We all had a lot of fun back in those days. It would be great to catch up with all of these guys and trade stories of the beginnings of what is now so mainstream and commercial. These are the guys who took the risk for all the LRG's, RVCA, Obey, Volcom, 10 Deep, Upper PlayGround, The Hundreds and many ....many more...... Thanks goes out to these guys for having a real and independent vision that paved the way for fashion as we no it today.

David No
Young Kim

WK Interact

Street Dreams

HD Exclusive Trailer #2 In Theaters June 12th

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Patagonia Surf

Patagonia in store video discussion with Gerry Lopez.... Very cool

The Present by Thomas Campbell

Once Again Thomas Campbell pulls together great cinematography, Soundtrack and a undeniable energy that speaks to everyone who has ever been passionate about anything. Check the trailer and then check the movie...
The soundtrack is also available on Itunes.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Very nice Japanese operated online gallery showcasing artist:


Monday, June 29, 2009

Republic Fixed Gear

republics are built by the people

Republic Bike assembles custom bicycles based on shared design. We offer component and color selection curated for quality, value and aesthetics. Pick, choose, swap and decide and we'll build it, box it, and ship it out. Built by us and you.

quality, design & value

We work hard to offer a rotating mix of affordable, custom designs to get you the bike you need the way you want it. Mix it up or tone it down, however you like it. We try to keep it bold & simple, clean & colorful.

The first thing that stood out to me was the colors they decided on with the builds in the gallery, then it struck me that this is a Miami based company then I began to see simularity in the bikes with photo's of Cuba and the cars and buildings...... I think the presentation here with republic is quite nice... Hats off.

I fell out of love with Magazines many years ago as I noticed the increase in the amount of ADs being run in my favorite monthly publications... I was a big fan of The Face, I-D, Interview, Tank, Surface, and many others that don't come to mind at the moment. I m still a fan of National Geo, Thrasher, Juxtapose, And many Japanese Fashion Publications that speak to our good ol' American way of being...uuumm, American.. Huge is one of my favs as well as Free&Easy. But! And I repeat..But! The only Magazine that I get absolutely bummed out when it's not on the stand is MONOCLE! This Magazine is a complete balance of style, culture, politics, travel and the arts. It's a cover to cover read for sure.... If you don't have friends that have already turned you on to it. It's been in circulation for about 2 years now and is the project of Tyler Brule, (Wallpaper Founder). This is a highly suggested monthly purchase if you are at all interested with things that are happening now outside your hood. For you LA people they opened a retail store in Brentwood where you can purchase collab products as well as back issues of the zine. Check It!

Sunday, June 28, 2009


This is a old collab I did with Nara, Murakami, FTC and Brutus Magazine back in the Day. It's a LTD. Edition skateboard Deck with Yoshitomo Nara and Murakami collaborating together. This was way before Murakami became world famous and Nara was just starting to gain international recognition.

Not a new concept.. but for those of you who don't already know Paul Rodriguez other wise known as P-Rod, The Nike SB sponsored Skater and Son of Comedian Paul Rodriguez SR. has a pretty nice Sneaker Boutique located in the Valley of Los Angeles.

Here is the about from his store site: Primitive is a retail Boutique owned by Paul Rodriguez Jr. AKA P-Rod. We specialize in collectible shoes and fresh apparel.

We carry more Nike SB than anybody else in the world. We also carry Adidas, Converse, New Balance, Alife, The Hundreds, Diamond, Stussy, 10 Deep, Upper Playground, In4mation, Alphanumeric, Brixton, Cappeline, Obey, Crooks N' Castles, etc...

We are located at :

17060 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316

(877)479-7171 (toll free)
M-F : 11-8
Sat : 11-7
Sun : 12-6

  • Name: Paul Rodriguez
  • Nickname: P-Rod
  • Gender: Male
  • Hometown: Chatsworth, California
  • Date of Birth: December 31, 1984
  • Family: Single
  • Occupation: Pro Skater
  • Began Skating: 1996
  • Began Competing: 1996
  • Turned Pro: 2002
  • Favored Discipline: Street / Park
  • Stance: Goofy
  • #1 Sponsor: Nike
Paul Rodriguez Skateboarding Style and Strengths:Paul Rodriguez looks as relaxed and comfortable on a skateboard as anyone could. He's consistent and almost never falls. On top of that, he's able to bust out with some incredible tricks. Paul Rodriguez is one of those rare gifted skaters who is obviously born to ride.
Paul Rodriguez Favorite / Signature Skateboarding Tricks:Paul Rodriguez skates anything he can find. in an interview with EXPN, P-Rod said it's not so much what he can do, but where he likes to do it. "My favorite things to skate are ledges, rails, stairs, pretty much