I originally didn’t plan on posting any of my trips because they’ve been very rhetorical. I kept going to the same places, doing the same things, not only boring you, but also boring myself. Luckily my friend didn’t answer my response for me to stay at his place and had a pretty good weekend.
Continue reading ‘Flos Angeles: Meet and Greet’
At the Karaoke bar in Downtown LA (k.town to be specific) and my old high school friends randomly see our hero, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
My Flos Angeles story coming up soon.
The day started off weird, but I had a good feeling about it. A text message from my friend Lee came telling me that he had no connects to get a ticket for the Obama rally, but informed me of the non ticketed section. I did my daily routine and went straight to the voting location, which was a block away from my house. I was a little scared when they couldn’t find my papers, but saw that I was eligible to vote. I was lucky enough to also rock the electronic voting machine they had there. It was a 15 min wait, but well worth it.
Continue reading ‘E™-lection day in Chicago’
I’ve made it a ritual for me to go to NY before or after the semester starts/ends. Last week was my time to go; the same week school ended. While the majority of my friends were graduating, I went out and had the retreat I needed.
The rest of the trip
I noticed that my California post is repetitve. There’s only so many times I can put up my Rubio’s dish or my animal style In-N-Out fries. So, for this first Cali Re-Up series I will showcase the designs of shopping bags and product packaging of the items I purchased out in the wild wild west.
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if you were watching good morning america this morning, or read the NY Times yesterday, you might have heard about the “new” Today Sponge, and how it’s coming back to retail after an absence from store shelves with all new packaging. packaging and branding courtesy of the LOVELY Jillian Doran, who some of you may also know as my rad girlfriend.
Continue reading ‘that’s MY girl…. no, really.’
One of the most interesting friend I’ve met now has a blog site. Cory Casey gave rollerblading personality (thanks flea) and now he is revealing himself, so to speak. Enjoy.
Photo taken from lgchicken
it is with MUCH pride and relief, that i cordially invite you all to the (re)opening of UBIQ. all of my friends are the support that has gotten chris and i to this point. rollerbladers, skateboarders, designers, buyers, publishers and who could forget the hypebeasts? all of you are invited to come see the new space a little early tommorrow night (may 11, 7pm). the official opening is saturday at 10am. stop in early so i can make sure you get the good stuff!
chris and i will be there most of the day. come up and say hello. we’d love to meet you.
also… super ultra mega online store coming soon!
Leaders 1354 has been delivering it’s goods in the south side area, but now they have added a 2nd location close to my house. I guess Saint Alfred’s isn’t the only one that’s going to be taking my scrill. If you’re in the Wicker Park area, I suggest taking a visit.
1400 N. Milwaukee Aveue, Chicago, IL.
This post could very well have been set in Las Vegas. Magic trade show was in town as well as the NBA all star game and although that probably seems like the best place to head to from a -16 Philadelphia, I had my eyes set on something much bigger – HOME! There was a whole bunch of people I needed to see about UBIQ, not to mention the fact I had a major craving for Ribena, Kebabs and Match of the Day. Seen as this was an official business trip, I opted to approach this post with the same execution as Mr. Ricky Kim. You’ll get the gist after the ‘jump’.
Continue reading ‘LAAARNDON!’
last night a friend of mine at the park said he had something to email me, and that he thought i’d appreciate it. he was right. knowing this kid and the stuff he does on skates… i was scared and excited for him at the same time. there are no pics to accompany the story (his camera died). but you won’t need them. have a nice friday afternoon break and read this narrative/journal. hopefully we’ll have some more soon.
Continue reading ‘adventures in ’07…’
Trudie is one of my good friends and every time I visit Cali I have to see her. The first visit with her was when my sister had an appointment with our knee doctor Dr. Richard Ferkel. He’s a Chicago man and I told him about the stuff I’ve been doing with the Cubs which he was really juiced about. Then he ordered me to bring my sister to a place to get pie. But that wouldn’t happen until I did my rounds and we had some Roscoe’s.
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Immediately after my way down to LA, I made a trip back to the bay, but the visit was so rushed and tentative that I couldn’t really see or chill with the homies; nor did I get some work done which I was hoping to do. My sister had her wisdom teeth pulled out and I was there to babysit her and cater to her every needs, which consisted of me getting soup and ice cream for her chipmunk-cheeked ass.
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Jeez, it’s 2007 already? It only seems like yesterday that six of the E™ were sat in a studio in New York throwing around the idea of a blog, whilst eating left over take away and Tootsie rolls. 10 months on and over 1.7 million visitors in, wE™ have only really scratched the surface of what we just might end up doing with this blog. I would venture to guess that 2007 will be a bigger year for us. We have some stuff planned…
Continue reading ‘The year that was… 2006′
I was glad to get the hell out of Delano, although it was bad timing because the day all the skaters decide to come out to skate all over Delano, I’m not there. Hopefully plans fit well and Mr. Bachrach comes down to join the festivities of Central Cali. Regardless, I went straight to OC, specifically the Franco office. As I entered the office, it was to my suprise that the first person I see was Jason Battle. As I move towards the office I see Joe in front of the computer showing the new NEW franco line in the works and I am very impressed. The designs are flipping the scripts on the streetwear fame. Arlo and Lulu were also present. I’ve met Lulu 5 times and she still didn’t remember me, but maybe she will this time since I did take some shots of her and I’ll be considered the guy who looks like Jeremy with the camera.
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the past 2 months have been the busiest of my life. adding chris to the UBIQ staff has helped a LOT, but the workload has significantly increased since his arrival. to give you all a headsup on what’s going down… i documented our day on wednesday as we had the first of many meetings that will happen between now and mid january when we close the store for renovations. wow, i can’t believe that’s 3 weeks away! check out more pics… censored so that the name stays under wraps til we open.
Continue reading ‘it’s almost go time…’
(mt) recently launched Krop.com, a site where you can find jobs in the creative and tech domains. The interface is really 2.0 slick and results are easy to find.
Now if only I could find a full-time job .. anyone?
I have to apologies on behalf of myself and the rest of the crE™w for the inconsistency of new posts. For myself, I’ve been pushing double duty going to school and working as a designer for a small Chicago design firm Pylit. Before I go back to California for the vacation, I have to suffer through finals. I’m not bitter because I combined both my photo finals together into one big project I’m busing my ass for and which I invested in a Nikon D80 for.
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*the link works how. sorry for before*
*Just a warning. This post is the longest. This consist of 2 trips to Phila and one of them off to NY. Lots of reading, but some suprises*