Friday, December 07, 2007

Battle at Kruger

Nature at its best...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Seiko Orange Monster Review

JUST got this in the mail. So stoked about this watch. Finally have a respectable MAN's watch.. this thing is SERIOUS.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Jin-Yum Dom Cha


dayam catchy! hahaha


Does anyone know how i can get this on MP3??! i'm in love with MAACKKMOOOD.. and his butter pecan thighs.

Common - I Want You World Premiere Video

Oh Alicia, you're so beautiful. Oh Common, you're so bald.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Kanye freestylin on SNL

Dood finish that ish up nicely.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Big Brother

If ya haven't heard.. nows yer chance.

THe ROCK is in the buuildin.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hip-Hopopotamus vs. The Rhymenocerous

Flights of the Conchords bitches.

Friday, August 17, 2007


You can watch the rest of the roast on YOUTUBE.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007


Once again, I had a jammed packed weekend. All I can say is, its great to live it up, its dang fun and a ton of sh*t happens and theres a sense of fulfillment, but whheewww.. is it ever tiring. I feel like i need 2 days of sleep to get my energy back. Maybe I gotta work on my stamina.

Here are the highlights:

1. Right after work on Friday, the pre-game begins. I started drinking at 6:30pm. We then made our way down to DRU's 30th birthday party down at the Alibi Room. Dru's a popular guy, so it was a good sized crowd and it was a great mix. Made a point of it to try to talk to as many people as i could. it was tons of fun. its amazing how dance can really open people up... its a great ice breaker.

2. I can't remember what time i got home early Saturday morning, but i had to wake up at 10am. My niece is turning 1, and her parents decided to have a party at CEFA which is like a pre-shool/day care center type joint. Place was packed with kids and had a ton of cool rooms and a gym. I felt outta my element, i'm really not that great with kids... that and i was pretty much still drunken from the night before.

3. Later that day, headed to DTP (Driven To Perform) which is an import car show. A buddy of mine entered the contest and a couple of us were there to show some support. The show was pretty good actually.. there was tons to see. When all was said and done tho, my buds didn't win and was feelin kinda down. we cruised for a bit afterwards and eventually ended up at my brother's place for some after party eats and drinks. We had some good chatter there. Talked about joinin a gym and working out on a regular... definitely something to look forward to.

4. Sunday morning, wake up early AGAIN. this time for some Dim Sum. Bern's sister and fiancé are in town visiting from Ottawa. We decided to go to Greek Fest in the was my first time going to was pretty cool.. i liked smelling the bbq meats.. but i was stuffed so didn't get any. Gotta go next year and do it up big.

5. Sunday evening had a big family dinner to celebrate my niece's birthday. actually it was birthday party #3 for her.. and there's gonna be another one on thursday. Dinner was quite tasty. mostly seafood. we even had abalone.. which was another first for me. i dunno.. it was good but, it wasn't delicious. makes me wonder why its so expensive and considered to be a delicacy.
Next weekend: VEGAS.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Toyota FT-HS

Toyota Hybrid X Concept
Lexus LF-A

Dodge Demon


Audi R8

Why is it that production cars NEVER look as cool as the original concepts? I've always enjoyed looking at concept cars... its kinda like looking at the future isn't it? Its nice just to look at them for form. I always think the designers of these concepts must have such a great sense of abstraction. Any industrial designer for that matter. When they create something, its not like a graphic designer where often, its just a fusion of forms, subject matter, artwork, whatever content... kinda like a DJ makin a new beat by mixin 2 different ones that he/she found. With ID, its different. I mean they do have other cars/chairs/lamps/etc to reference, but the overall form.. thats gotta be completely intuitive. Its more like other art disciplines in this sense.. like dance, or abstract painting. This is the part of ID that i love. The end result is more about feeling rather then something comprehensible.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Royksopp - Remind Me

Super nice music video. Very inspiring stuff... motion graphics can be super fun.

POUND (a short film by Evan Bernard)

I have enough trouble just slappin a high five to my buds. well, some are more reluctant then others.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Chair As Icon

I remember way back in foundation year while attending Emily Carr, I noticed other students had a project where they were to build a chair. I took the same course as they did, but happened to get a different instructor, and unfortunately my class did not get the pleasure to do the same project. At any rate, that must have been the first time I really started to appreciate chair design and industrial design in general.
3 of my favourite chairs happen to be the barcelona chair, the eames lounge, and Le Corbusier's LC2. Yes, all 3 are classic designs and when I think about them today, I think to myself, "aren't they EVERYONE's favourite chairs?" Kinda makes me wanna learn more about other designs, and find lesser known chairs that I can dream about having in my future home. I guess it's the sneakerhead in me... you know always gotta be different, or always tryin to one up the otha sneakerhead. Its childish, but I can't deny that its part of the game.

ANYWAY, here's a look at a cool project that Dirk Winkel manifested. Its my 3 favourite chairs in stackable plastic form!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Kids and Money

I just watched this short film online.. and um.. it just reminds me that I still have a TON of growing up to do! I'm watchin it and think to myself how ridiculous I can get with my spending. Too bad they don't interview OLD kids like me.

From Hypebeast:

Filmmaker Laura Greenfield recently created a documentary on the relationship between kids and money in the Los Angeles area. You’ll find situations at opposite spectrum which really enables you to classify your own personal financial situation. Some kids in LA are caught up in this perpetuating cycle where if you aren’t rocking expensive stuff then you aren’t popular. Another interesting point one of the interviewee brings up is our generation’s obsession with instant gratification. The interviewee openly confesses that buying a new pair of shoes results in that instant happiness that saving for a car won’t bring. You can view this interesting short film at NY Times Shorts.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Abs of Steal

Some days I feel like the chimp.. but on most days, I definitely feel like the bulldog.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

A Walk To Remember.

Okay, I apologize for the umm... "happy" title... and it really wasn't that great of a walk to remember anyway. Been sick all week and on top of that my car has been outta commish... so i've been taking the public transit home. Today, i decided to walk from the skytrain station instead of busing. Its a fairly short walk anyway... but i really enjoyed it.. even though i was coughing most of the way. Its been a while since I just took a slow walk through my neighborhood. I noticed so many things that i normally would have missed or not paid attention to. For instance, i saw a group of teens playing badminton in an alley. Remember this is east van we're talkin bout. they weren't the regular type of kids you would normally see play badminton. I peaked into people's yards.. and my gosh, i didn't think there were backyards like the ones that i saw today that still exist. Some had full on playgrounds, ponds, scattered toys, just huge grassy areas... and all not done in a fancy way, more like in a make-shift way. They brought me back to my childhood. Just walking along Kingsway too, noticed a bunch of restaurants which i pass by every freakin day, but have never really looked. got a good look into them and thought to myself why wouldn't i come here to eat? why not? ANyway, it was nice to slow things down a bit for once and take things in.

Beastie Boys killing it live on Letterman '04

That's a hype performance.

Simpson's Classical Guitar

Nice party trick. Danny, you gotta learn that ish.. just think of the next BBQ at yer place. Guitar sing-a-long and sausage.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Keith and the Girl.

These 2 have been keeping me awake at work lately. Dayam good show. They're a couple from New York who are comedians by trade, but have also been making a career outta this podcast. They've also got quite a Canadian cult following. On the show they pretty much talk about ANYTHING.. from lupus to black guys who like bigger white woman. They tell it like it is. You can find this program here: or you can simply run a search for Keith and the Girl using your iTunes browser.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Sneaker archive continued...

Dang, what a long day.. I can't believe i caught something over the weekend. Throats not doing so good, feverish, and feeling nauseous every so often. Hopefully this germ won't last too long.

anyway.. on with the shoes...

12. Air Max 180

Spotted these joints on the web. Turns out that they were samples and never released. One thing that i do really like about samples (aside from them being rare) is that Nike still makes them in Korea just like how all their airs were made back in the 90s. i gotta say, i really do enjoy these pink beauties. I really like the fact that someone at Nike actually had the guts to put these colours together on a men's runner.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Less thinking, more doing.

Had a jammed packed end of week/weekend. A bunch of things happened that seemed to give me a bunch of optimism... and now it feels like things are going to start to happen.

Here are some of the highlights:

1. Had an evening out with our good friend Norman who was visiting from TO. He said this to me that night: sometimes its not about deciding what you want to do with the rest of your life, sometimes what you do for the rest of your life finds you.

2. Played some poker with some good good company. Its been a while since the last time i've played. Was the first to get knocked out, but it didn't matter, it was just nice to hang out with dem peeps. There was some dayam good BBQ sausage too!

3. Went to a dinner party with what seemed to be the entire vball community of Vancouver. Definitely an interesting experience. It really forced me to break outta my shell a bit. Meet new people, re-connect with old ones. High fiving with strangers. It made it feel like being social could be an easy thing to do once again.

4. Ate some Pho with some friends. Always delicious and a good time. Some chatter about settin up shop and doing some screen printing has really gotten me excited.

5. Walked around downtown while the sun was blazing. Got some attention for some art i did on Bern's kicks. Actually had some good conversation about it... potentially more on this LATER.. don't want to reveal too too much before anything actually happens.

6. Celebrated our Cambie Volleyball League win at the Eatery. Out of 24 teams we managed to win our division (Silver) this year. Part of the prize was a $100 gift certificate to the Eatery. We ate well. Definitely a satisfying meal. Afterwards we went to La Casa Gelato. I had blueberry cheesecake gelato on a cone to top off my weekend.

Things are starting to look a little more clearly. I really do just gotta live my life and not question it as much as I have been. Good things will happen if you just keep on pedalling.

I saw this quote on the Hundreds blog a while back: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

And thus I just gotta sustain this and keep pushing forward.

Run for the kids.

Finally finished this year's 24 Hour Relay shirt design. So far the response hasn't been as good as i thought it would be, but i like it. we'll see, the whole team hasn't seen it just yet, we'll just wait for the responses on email. Hoping to get this sucker into production this week.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Change The World

First time i saw this type of technology was at Bruce Mau's exibit: Massive Change. I knew it would be the wave of the future.. and here it is.. well here it almost is anyway. Remember when Elisha Cuthbert was on the show Popular Mechanics for kids? Can't believe she's dating that Sean Avery guy.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Me Me Me.

Gotta find a way to change things up. Gotta get back on track. Its been way too easy to just fall back into the same routine everyday of going to work playing some kind of sport on my spare time and spending my paycheck away on brewskis over the weekends. Gotta put more effort into it.. gotta prioritize.. gotta do things that I want to do. I've chosen a challenging career.. unstable at times. always gotta stay at it.. keep fresh with ideas, working that creative mind. I'm frustrated.. i really am. somethings gotta change. finding time isn't the only problem. feel stuck. can't seem to progress. I want to be that go getter. Need to practice the secret. Staying positive and being attractive ain't as easy as it sounds! I feel outta wack. Lost a sense of self. Can't make decisions for the life of me. Definitely in need of soul searchin. Not sole searchin.. cuz i have enough trainers to last me a good while... but gotta find that SOUL. WHo the f*ck am I and why am I still stuck in a quarter life crisis? Its gonna be about me. gonna be about ME.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007


FINALLY, its taken a while, but Youtube has finally updated their blog posting options so that Blogger Beta users are now able to POST. So since switching over to Beta, I've developed quite the itch to post Youtube videos. Gonna post some of the stuff that I've enjoyed in the past few months for starters...

Just bought a cadillac.

Just got a model chick.

Jeff Staple would be impressed.

Monday, March 26, 2007

15 Minute Drawrings.

didn't finish this in the time allocated.. but think its a good start. its an idea of a series that i've been itchin to do for a couple of years now. How the series will materialize.. in paintings? digital prints? t-shirts? i really don't know yet.. all i do know is that i have a bunch of beautiful women in my mind that i would like to stylistically illustrate. 5 bucks to the person who can guess the "music artist" i'm attempting to render.

11. Air Jordan XIV

Designed after the Ferarri.. Money would drive to work in. Nice. I likey.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Please Nike pretty please?!

Why hasn't this happened yet? Why Nike, have you not retroed these?


Its about time Nike is attacking the Agassi line, but I do hope they come out the OG black and infra red Air Tech Challenges. These were the second generation flourescent coloured Tech Challenges that Agassi litterally rocked out. Props to him for changing the face of tennis.

Can you point out the inconsistencies when compared to the originals?

Why is tennis in the state it is?? Why isn't it exciting anymore? When it was MacEnroe, Agassi, Chang, Edberg, Lendl, Becker.. man.. I was glued.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

10. Air Jordan XIV (Last Shots)

The count continues with the AJ XIVs. These were the pair Money wore while shaking Bryan Russell (giving him a slap on the a$$ while he was at it), finding himself some space in the lane, spotting up, taking his last shot in his final game as a Chicago Bull, following through, keeping his shooting hand up for good measure, draining it to give them the lead, winning their 6th NBA championship. An image burned in my brain forever.

No Biggie...

Did this tracing for a concept, but not gonna use it for the meantime. Guess it was good practice. Gotta use that Illustrator more often... dayam rusty. I'm pretty good at InDesign though!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Can't keep runnin away.

Decided to use today's 15 minute exercise to do a quick sketch of a concept idea for an upcoming project. I think i like the idea.. and i'm gonna go ahead and follow through.

9. Air Jordan XIII (Flint Grey)

The Jordan XIIIs, definitely my favourite Jordans to play ball in (though i haven't had a chance to play in all of them.... yet). Flint Greys, one of the best colour and material combinations in my opinion.

Monday, March 19, 2007

a green day.

Aiight, its been a while since the last post. Time to get back into the routine. I have indeed been busy, hardly gettin any sleep, but its not completely due to work i have to admit. I tend to stress myself out more than i actually get any work done! i'm such a drama queen living in misery.. ggoosh what introspective artistic minded tendencies i have. its not ALL so gloomy tho, i do spend a ton of time playing volleyball and also get a steady dose of bball. ooh and i love participating in the activity of alcohol consumption. This past St.Patty's day weekend was no exception.

i gotta say my mind just hasn't been right. Creatively its just been a huge struggle. Gotta jump back on the horse tho.. do them 15 minute drawings agaain.. and also gotta pump out a couple more t-shirt designs for some upcoming events.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

8. Air Jordan XI (Space Jams)

Okay, so these were coined the Space Jams.. well.. cuz he wore them in the movie of course, but heck.. I remember them more for his comeback. He actually borke em out early. What he should have worn throughout the playoffs that year were the AJ Xs, but I guess while facing a young and dominant Orlando Magic team, I'm thinkin MJ wanted to gain ANY type of edge he could get. So along with switching his number back to 23 from 45, he decided to rock the (i'm assuming at the time prototypes) AJ XIs. Patent never looked so good. Nike hadn't even made a black version of the shoe yet, so while Mike was wearin his white shoes, the rest of the team was wearin black. He got fined from the NBA for breaking a uniformity rule. It was only after a couple more playoff games against the Magic that he finally switched to black. Another interesting thing about this shoe is that when it was released to be sold to the public, it never came out in this particular colourway. This definitely added to it's mystique... the shoe that appeared in only in a couple of playoff games and a movie! Years later they finally came out as retros.

Monday, February 26, 2007

7. Air Jordan V

Jordan double pumping from the 3-point line against the Pistons, draining it.

Back to work.

I've once again become a company man. Back to the grind. Yup, I've returned to the office. Today was my first day back at work, it was nice to see all the people again. Funny thing was that most people didn't recognize me... and I've only been gone for 6 months. Mind you I did grow my hair out, my braces were taken off and I wasn't wearing my glasses.

Anyway, this week is gonna be busy. Along with the full-time position, I've also have another possible freelance gig this week AND i've also got 3 pending t-shirt designs yet to be completed. I think i might skip out on my 15 minute drawings and focus my attention on these projects.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Laser Tag

This is pretty darn cool. Check it out here.

Friday, February 23, 2007

New Releases...

Another release that has caught my attention, the Jordan III Fire Reds dropping on March 24th. I hope there'll be no line ups for these!

Some ol skool pics of Jordan rockin em:

On the same day, the "Flips" will be released. I'm really not sure how i feel about these just yet. I'm usually against the whole elephant print overkill, but these Flips aren't lookin too bad at all.

And finally, the "Cool Greys" are ready to be sold this weekend Feb 24th. I ain't feelin these at all. Actually, I think the sample shown below it is way more attractive. Something about yellow outsoles that makes me happy.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Taro Milk Tea with Pearls.

Fell a little behind on the 15 minute drawings. Gotta try to keep up with the pace next week.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Trying to loosen up my concepts... get outta the norm. Just think crazy and stoopid. Its hard to break outta the box sometimes.

10 Miles A Day.

That was a feat that the chinese people accomplished laying down the train tracks back in the day. Been thinking about building an art series based on this concept. Reseached the topic years ago.. but its just like me not to do anything about it til now. If they could lay down 10 miles of train tracks in one day then I believe i can defeat this procrastination problem!