Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I know I'm a little late, but damn.....SO FUNNY!!!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Dooooooope picture!

Be on your _________.

Some great womens wear (really like these pants) from Best Behavior.

This is Waaaaaay to good!

Ramp House in Athens, GreeceAccording to architect Athanasia Psaraki, the Ramp House is a project which tries to reconsider and redefine the living space. The result of the client’s request is a curved form interior, which “set the whole house as well as the inhabitant’s life, into motion”.
The architect wanted the ‘skateboarding’ element to be more than simply putting a mini ramp in the living room. Rather, the ramp, the bowl and all the interpretations of those terms would actually become the building elements for this space. It is intended to be a ‘ramp house’ and not a ‘house with a ramp’. Straight lines are curved and the flat surface becomes a ramp or a bowl. Basic house elements such as the fireplace and storage units are hidden inside the ramp forms.

See more pics and the rest of the article here.

Number A logo finalized :)

We just finished the logo/splash page for the store website - super excited on the design! The gears are turning!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

La Parilla

We went to La Parilla the other day for lunch, they have the most amazing mexican carnival theme going on right now. And suuuuuuuuper good chorizo queso fundido! Here's Brady and Water enjoying it - and each other.

custom bikes

Option 1Option 2Republic bikes offers a custom bike for $344. You design it, they build it. Check it.
Don't be stealin my designs either...

Dee and Ricky new website

Belt buckle

After running out of the lego hearts that Kanye wore for his 808's tour, the Staten Island brothers are back with more colors and styles. Check it here: www.deeandricky.com

OMFG I can't wait!!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Farmers Market.

Grilled corn on the cobb with chili, garlic salt, butter, and lemon - sooooooo good!
Korean food for Wab.
Super good veggie y queso pupusas con crema y salsa!!
Hollywood Market
Wab finally got to ride her new bike that I built all last week.
The Hollywood farmers market is amazing - the freshest fruits and veggies and random other home made goodness. There's a whole row of just hot/ready made food stands thats sooooo good. Thai, Indian, bomb pupuseria, grilled corn, Korean, lil italian man with awesome cannoli's, Italian - you name it.
Got to get out on the bikes to, which is always good! 

Friday, March 20, 2009

Radiator fluid in a watch??

Ok, not really, but the new Concord C1 QuantumGravity's power reserve is indicated by a glowing green liquid. These things are barely even watches anymore...

Dopest Drawstring Ever!!!!

A Bowtie?!?!?!?!?! Perfect!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Anatomy of a Jean

This is basically all the elements that I deal with on a day-to-day basis.
From Oki-Ni:
Here we have dissected a generic 5-pocket style to show the function of the different components and how they fit together in a pair of jeans.

JEANS - classic jeans are made with heavyweight indigo denim, feature five pockets, twelve rivets, contrast stitching, five to seven belt loops and a zip or button fly - see fig a and b

DENIM - a sturdy cotton twill fabric characterised by a 3x1 warp-faced weave in which the weft passes under two or more warp fibres producing the familiar diagonal ribbing, identifiable on the reverse of the fabric. Traditionally denim is made with indigo-dyed yarn for the warp and natural (or more usually bleached) yarn for the weft.


1 branding patch
The patch most commonly found on the rear waistband above the right hip pocket. Either real or imitation leather, the tag identifies the brand – often bearing the logo and the size, lot number or style of the jeans. 
2 suspender buttons
Attached to the waist bands of jeans to attach suspenders and braces these became less common from the late 30s when suspender buttons were removed to make getting dressed easier for the modern belt-wearing man. However many retailers stocked and fitted ‘Press On’ buttons for customers who preferred suspenders to a belt. 
3 back-cinch
Also known as martingale, the back cinch with a back buckle was used to tighten the waist on jeans before widespread use of belts; hence the term ‘buckle back’. Most jeans makers abandoned them by 1942; with renewed interest in vintage-style looks, cinch backs have returned on modern jeans including Evisu, Atelier La Durance and Levi’s®. 
4 rivet
A metal accessory that is used for reinforcement of stress points as well as for non-functional ornamentation.
5 yoke
V-shaped section at the back of jeans, also known as a ‘riser’, which gives curve to the seat. The deeper the V of the yoke, the greater the curve. Cowboy jeans often feature a deep yoke whereas workwear or dungaree jeans might have a shallower yoke- or no yoke at all.
6 arcuate
Distinctive double stitching used on the back pocket of the very first Levi’s® jeans, now acknowledged as the world’s oldest clothing trademark. The shape became synonymous with Levi’s® jeans by 1900, although it’s conceivable that other early work wear might have used the device before them. LS&Co. trademarked the stitching in 1943. 
7 seat
The seat or saddle of a pair of jeans refers to the rear body and pockets of the garments. 8whiskering
A fading of the ridges increases in the crotch area and back of the knees, which gives the appearance of aged denim. It can also be inverse- dark creased in faded denim.
9 left-hand twill
Also known as an ‘S Twill’, this is a weave in which the grain lines run from the top left-hand corner of the fabric towards the bottom right. Usually in piece dyed fabrics, left hand twill fabrics are woven from single plied yarns in the warp. The denim brand Lee has always used left-hand twill denim as it’s basic denim. Left-hand twills will often have a softer hand feel to them after washing than right hand twills.


1 coin pocket
The fifth pocket, also called watch pocket. Strictly functional, it sits inside the right front pocket and justifies the term five-pocket jeans. 
2 belt loop
Belt loops were first added to the waistband of the Levi’s® 501 jean in 1922 to allow a belt to be worn without slipping. Both suspender buttons and the cinch back still remained on these first styles. 
3 atari
A Japanese term describing the selective fading of the ridges of creases. The most common areas for ‘Atari’ are along side seams, on the front and back of the knees, the upper thigh, along the hem, on belt loops and along pocket seams. 
4 bartack
A sewing procedure that reinforces stress points on jeans- usually found near zippers and pocket openings. 
5 tate-ochi
Japanese term referring to occurrences of ‘Iro-ochi’ forming in vertical lines in vintage denim. As the thread width is not uniform in vintage denim, the colour fades the most where the thread is the thickest. This creates a white or severely faded thread of several centimetres along a single vertical indigo thread. 
6 right-hand twill
Most denim is right-hand twill, a weave which produces a diagonal, or twill, line which rises from left to right. This was standard practice in weaving; single yarn warps were woven right-hand, double yarn warps were woven left hand. Most Levi’s® jeans are right-hand twill whereas most Lee jeans are left-hand twill.
7 selvage
Also referred to as ‘Redline’ or ‘Aka-Mimi’. Originally called ‘self-edge’, the selvage is the narrow tightly woven band on either edge of the denim fabric, parallel to the warp. A selvage end prevents the edge of the denim from unravelling. Old 28 to 30 inch shuttle looms produce denim where selvages are closed, whereas on larger modern weaving machines, the weft yarn is cut on every pick, creating what is called a ‘fringe’ selvage. Coloured thread was used by Cone Mills to identify the particular fabric used by it’s major manufacturers. Vintage Levi’s® jeans began with an all white strip and later had a single red strip along both selvages, Lee’s had a blue or green strip along one end and Wrangler’s was yellow. 

See the rest here.

Bloc Party "Signs" remix by Armand Van Helden

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


My collection is getting out of control...

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I've always been a fan since I was little. These are a few from the Vault I'm tryin to get my hands on:

Cut Copy show

Club NokiaMatt&Kim rocking out like 8 year olds mainlining pixie stix.
Cut Copy

Saw Cut Copy play last night at Club Nokia last night. It was awesome. The venue is pretty cool, it's kind of an old opera house set up.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Got the bike fixed up - New crank, crank arms, new back wheel with one side fixed and the other side single gear with freewheel, new seat. Just gotta ride it more now!

Rose Bowl/ Store

We went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market and found some amazing fixtures/tables/display pieces for the store - suuuuuper good deals too. Saw Nicole Ritchie/Joel Madden and Daryl Hannah too -haha.
 Then went down to a crazy good antique store we found downtown. It has some of the best pieces I've ever seen.

MIMS wearing my shirt....

This is from his new video "Move If You Wanna". He's wearing a Monarchy shirt I designed last year.