Have you noticed the recent popularity of the game Sudoku? Well as with most cool things, it originally comes from Asia. And essentially, it is a brain training game that has caught fire with corporate America. A game on Nintendo DS has recently come out called Brain Age, and along with Sudoku, features dozens of other brain training exercises.
The training methods have even been reported to help fight Alzheimer’s and memory loss due to age. I’m not sure about all that, but the exercises are pretty fun nonetheless. The game is actually structured like a gym workout. You play it for a couple of minutes per day and a coach tracks your performance. Before your training begins, the coach does a brain analysis on you to see where you stand. As you can see, I ain’t doing so hot. But knowing is half the battle damnit!
A new book is about to drop that is pretty interesting. (And not just because I’m featured in it! ha.) “RE:VISION“.
“Conceived and photographed by Chris Pieretti, re:vision is a collection of sixteen artists and creative minds in New York City. From Alife co-founder Tony Arcabascio, to “Broken Flowers” and ABC’s “Invasion” actress Alexis Dziena, Pieretti shows each subject working as their respective craft moves from vision to reality.
The hard cover, 176-page book also uses the collections of Dorothy Twining Globus to reinforce the theme of the creative sparks that join these people together. Whether it be a piece of music, a design on a page, a skateboard move, or a painting, the artists contained in re:vision all share a common thread of creativity and drive. This is re:vision.”
The book features: Swoon, Tony Arcabascio, Matthew Gubler, Michelle Zacks, Rb Umali, Jauresti Saizarbitoria, Carlucci Bencivenga, Jermaine McCray, Alecis Dziena, David Horii, Eric P, Skewville, Jaime Reyes, Will Evans, Edi and yours truly. Worth checking out…
Joy to the world! SB Booty came via UPS today.
Y’all are very familar with the Supreme Blazers I’m sure…Hmmm..the tough decision is deciding which are my favorites. They are all so tasty in their own respects. But for this summer, you’ll prob see me rocking the white ones the most. Also got these great Dunk Hi’s Wht/Khaki/Beige and the Huf Goldigger SB Trainers. (Thanks James for the Supreme’s. And whoever anonymously sent me the other 2; hit me up so I know who to thank!)
Also had a visit today from my secret weapon, Ken at GBIM. Ken is my go-to printer. He pretty much takes care of all the print jobs for Staple (in-house stuff) and our client work. He’s one of the best in the biz. Always comes thru in the clutch. I always say, it don’t matter how dope or talented you are if you have a wack team. You can only really be as good as the people around you.
For almost as long as I have earned enough money to buy my own clothes, one of my favorite brands of all time is RRL. The little brand from the Ralph Lauren Conglomerate that “kept it real”. With stores that would go in and out of business every few years, limited collections and tight distribution; it was Ralph’s personal collection of western and vintage inspires wears. Last night I had the pleasure of having a great dinner at Gyu-Kaku with Maurizio, the man responsible for everything under the RRL umbrella. His girlfriend, Marisa also joined who is pretty amazing in her own right.
Check out his bank card! Its a mini version for heavy travelers! So awesome… I want one but it’s only available for personal acct’s right now. Bastards!
Also, good lookin to CM at Burton for hooking me with this sick Burton x New Era 5950 Hat. Its part of their “Capture The Flag” Series, where each hat comes in a special box and is hand signed and numbered. This one is with Jake Burton. One of the best New Era’s I have seen in a long time. Featrues a dope wool outer, metal die cut logo of the original Burton “mountain” logo on the front and the entire inside is silk lined with a flocking monogram. And to top it off, the inner band has been woven with the names of 3 Burton team riders that died while riding: Craig Kelly, Jeff Anderson and Jamil Khan. Beautiful and meaningful.
Yes, I know you think this is a post about Charles Barkley kicks or some shit. But it ain’t. It’s about GNARLS BARKLEY. The album of the year (so far). From the minds of Cee-Lo (Dungeon Fam/Goodie Mob) and Dangermouse (The Grey Album/Adult Swim). Listen to the evolution of hip-hop.
You gotta check this site out. Z-COIL in full effect! First, note that they are celebrating their 10th anniversary. Then figure out when Nike Shox came out….
Kinda makes you think right? Well regardless, there’s something to be said for marketing (Boing!), and industrial design. I would love to see someone walking around with these. It looks like you could pull a tomahawk dunk with ease.
But fear not for the Z-Coil. They are on the offensive with an ID program of their own! Hand Painted Z-Coil’s dawg.
(Excuse me while I prepare renderings for the Pigeon Z-Coil.)
People are having too much fun with the laser machine at Nike.
After posting Jamie’s RAZR and Cybershot, Justin from Dime sent me this shot of his Blackberry, modified with the Jordan XX allover print. Looks pretty hot if you ask me. Now if someone can send me a photo of their first born child with the Navigation Laser pattern all over them, I’d be SUPER impressed.
I have Apple in my soul. From the first time my elementary school sized fingers touched the Apple IIC keyboard…I fell in love. Decades later as I glide my middle aged fingers across the trackpad of the Nano…I reminisce about all the different innovations Steve Jobs and Co. have developed. Then
this comes out and gives me all the memories in living Technicolor.
Remember when Steve Jobs FIRST unveiled the iPod? Look at it now and its kinda funny. You realize what a genius he is. The Earth was built in 7 days. The Music Revolution was built in about 30 mintes at a Keynote speech.
And finally; how many times have you been at an airport or cafe…workin on your laptop..and needed to take a quick leak or grab a napkin but was afraid to leave ur Powerbook? Well all you need now is this.
After repeated missed meetings…illnesses (is that how you spell “illnesses”?), and travel plans, Jamie from Juztapoz magazine and I finally got a moment to hook up and meet. For the longest time, Juztapoz has been the authority on West Coast art, but recently they have really embraced the world cultural pipelines that runs between NYC, London and Tokyo (with tributaries in Berlin and Paris). Great guy. Check out his Nike Lasarium (that’s what Nike calls the room they do all the laser shits in) Mark Smith celly and camera. So hot!
I met up with him afterwards at the Phil Frost solo exhibition in Chelsea. For as long as I can remember being into art, I have been an admirer or Phil’s work. This recent exhibition was a long time coming and the amount of work shown here is staggering. Definitely worth checking out. the opening was a cool gathering as well. Got to see some heads I haven’t caught up with in a minute like…Ease, David Ellis, Matzu, Chris Mendoza, Omar Q…also ran into Suchin Pak from MTV and Miguel.
After that i headed again into the heart of Chinatown and continued my training in the ancient art of table tennis. Its so addictive! I’m working towards a big event we are helping to organize this summer…keep your paddles at arm’s distance. My sparring partners…Peter Sutherland, Khairi from Puma, Tyler from Rude and his boy Jesse.