Saturday, June 11, 2011


Thank you to Lien for sending this to me! Shoemaking + Skateboarding + Weird youtubes= Things I like. Really interesting documentary about the struggle of original ideas in fashion. Again, what is really "original"? In the end it's all business, what people can capitalize off what others can't remember- trends just simply repeating themselves; or simply having the right idea at the right time. His shoes do remind me of 70's Pucci platforms.. what came first the chicken or the egg? For every shoe style that was "invented" in the 1970s, I'd like to see a non correlation point to some 1940's wedge sandal.

Ironically, as much as everything is made in "China", one of the problems that consumers unknowingly create is our demand for consistency in the products we purchase. Because we demand everything to look the same, to look and function perfectly, handmade products by default become manufacturing liabilities. You can't charge the mass market $300 for crudely made handmade shoes. You can only charge that amount if your bag looks as good as it does in the photoshopped ad and you sincerely believe you are either paying for a brand name or quality! It's difficult to respect and recognize craft when society tells us that everything should look and be the same; which is obviously the downfall of many trades. Or maybe that someone elses' hands in another part of the world is worth less ( or more ) than mine.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Second Nature's indoor park in Peekskill. Looks fucking awesome! Thanks to Victor for this clip

Reposted from Facebook. This is serious business!

Nollie flips and Jump Shots 2, a 16 minute promo from Galen!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ha! Forgot to repost this- Dave showed me this at Autumn last week. Whoa.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


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Old school animation is truly inspiring. Frame by frame, handpainted glass and celluloid. Art boner.

Walt Disney and General Electric's "Carousel Theatre" for the New World's Fair. The guy with all the plates and wires looks awesome..

Haha! 6 million views!? I'm so behind.

DIY scary movie soundtrack. Sick!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thanks to Bryan for this youtube! Weird! Reporter gets a pretty good hipper pretending to be a pinball.


Flying back to China in a week, been scoping some new potential wheeled luggage situations online. Kind of over not having wheeled luggage- I somehow always manage hand carrying like obscenely overweight duffles to the airport. My ideal luggage would be my Girl Skateboard travel bag circa 2002 with wheels and a handle. I feel like actual skate brands don't make novelty shit like luggage anymore. Most likely due to budget cuts. Anyway- for a price lower than $200 it's hard to find something legit that doesn't look fall apart sketchy ( for the amount of stuff I carry ) while also not making me look like a weird surfery transient that loves Dakine products. So I decided to check surf shops in NY to see if Mollusk or Saturdays carries anything reasonable.

Aside from finding $98 striped boat neck long sleeves and $35 shop t shirts that are repped curiously hard in SoHo, I found this "collaboration" deck among the "Special Projects" section of the website.

Harry Jumonji & Steve Olson Deck
Limited edition of 20 skateboard decks designed by the legendary Steve Olson and artwork by NYC street and pool skater Harry Jumonji. Unique in shape and a shiny black base.

Each deck is signed and numbered using silver Krink ink pens... Completed with Independent Trucks and 78 Ricta cloud wheels.

I am totally positive this is real. But it just makes me think of how much money Autumn could have potentially made by selling Jumonji's drop off boards after all this time. Hell, even clothes he's touched to trade in for stuff. And technically not even the actual shirts, the plastic it was wrapped in. When I worked at Autumn, he would bring in like SMA or Indy t shirts, and the t shirt plastic would be engulfed in signature Jumonji tags and life quotes. It was awesome. Jumonji is awesome. No question. But seriously, reading this limited edition deck description is so mind numbingly corny it makes me think prospective customers for this surf shop are out of touch douchebags that exclusively shop menswear at Opening Ceremony. $425? I think I missed the art gallery.

Did I mention they are also selling a $14,000 table in their shop? Again, unreal. I don't understand any of it. And all of this because I was looking for luggage with wheels. Of course my mind had to get blown somehow on the internet. Thank you Saturdays, I will now make sure to avoid you and your baristas when I can. Visit them here to experience the sound of cash registers partying.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chernobyl Heart is a 2003 documentary film by Maryann DeLeo. The film won the Best Documentary Short Subject award at the 2004 Academy Awards.
In the film, DeLeo travels through Ukraine and Belarus with Adi Roche, the Irish founder of the Chernobyl Children's Project International, observing the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on the health of children in the area. In addition to mutations and severe radiation poisoning, many children suffer from a previously unknown cardiac degradation condition, so common in the area it is known as "Chernobyl heart". DeLeo herself contracted caesium poisoning during the making of the film, although she was successfully treated and made a full recovery.

Rinse, lather, forever.