gi joe . august 7th 2009

channing tatum as duke in the upcoming film, GI JOE.
coming this august.

i can't wait.

he's gorgeous.
check out that jaw...
makes me melt.



shepard fairey . chapter approved interview

who the hell really is shepard fairey?



ligne roset . philippe nigro

ligne roset is a furniture design company that i tend to use often when designing projects.
ligne roset is known for their bold and beautiful contemporary design.
recently they collaborated with philippe nigro creating a new seating line named 'confluence'

confluence features a series of modular seating that fit together like puzzle pieces that are able create numerous configurations that allow a unique individuality to seating.

me likey.

ligne roset: website
philippe nigro: website


corine grant . inspiration bracelets

went to the soda bar the other night in northpark for commune wednesdays.
this young woman named corine grant was selling these bracelets that i adore.
the girls and i ended up buying some for ourselves & i thought i'd share.
you can find them on the etsy website.
the bracelets can now be found at fred segal as well.
i just love the inspirational quotes and sayings that are on the bracelets.
it's like a daily reminder to keep oneself going.

check it out.

corine grant: etsy site
commune wednesday: myspace . website



26 random things . about me

random factoids and whatnots about yours truly

1. mickey mouse is my ultimate hero. i used to have a reoccurring dream about monsters chasing me in my backyard...and when i was lucky mickey would magically come to my rescue. i love him. (haha, this is a good start)

2. i can't bend my big left toe. so it looks like i'm giving you a thumbs up with my foot. my old friend michelle stepped on it while playing sardines right before arriving to ssp, a community service type deal i did every summer with my church youth group.

3. while on the subject of feet...i tend to play with my feet. a lot. they're constantly moving and fidgeting...i can't help it. it's comforting to me.

4. i love going to music shows. i believe one of the best feelings in the world is to listen to the music you love in a venue where the action is live...it's just you and the artist. i don't go to shows nearly as much as i should...but when i do, it's always epic.

5. i wish irish were human and he were actually my son. hahaha. OR that he would live forever as a dog and replace the need for me to ever have children. hahah. wtf?! i know.

6. when i was younger i always broke up with my 'boyfriends' when i found out they wanted to kiss me. geez. my mom wouldn't even let me watch people kiss on the television back then. what did you expect? sorry back in the day dudes.

7. i want to travel the world...mainly to find myself, also for inspiration to someday design interiors, and other 'life' things. my mind & creativity seems so limited just staying in one spot for so long. there's so much out there and so little time to see it all...i need to get off my ass!

8. i love onions. raw and cooked. LOVE them. my mom always rants about how my breath stinks from em...but i really don't care!

9. my mom is worried about me settling down. she's been complaining that i don't dress up like a girl enough, and she recently revealed it's cause she wants me to find my lifetime male companion. i told her it's just not my time yet...but the time will come soon enough.

10. well, apparently my parents are the most critical aspect to my life. they made me who i am today and i'm completely grateful for EVERYTHING they've done for me. i only hope to be just as great of a parent to my kids as well.

11. naughty by nature. that's all for this one.

12. i used to be terribly afraid of the dark and i always had to sleep with my closet door closed. haven't you seen monsters inc? monsters enter through your closet door.

13. when it was time to go bed, my pops and i would race each other up the stairs. laughing every time. we also have this song that we used to sing to each other called 'my sweetheart'.

14. i want to write a book about my life. from love escapades, trials & errors, bumsville, and everything in between. i think everyone should write a book about their life. we all have a story to share.

15. i love to sight-see. one of my favorite things to do is drive over to a couple spots here in san diego and take in the scenery...just soak it all in & breathe it. when i do this, time slows down, and i can actually take time to appreciate my surroundings.

16. one time my brother mike was babysitting me while my parents were gone. he grilled a hamburger for himself and i was devastated since he didn't make me one. i complained. he got mad and ended up spitting the chewed up burger particles in my face. hahaha. i was so upset, but now all i can do is crack up about it.

17. my brother sam and i used to draw on each other's feet with crayola markers. it got boring in the household sometimes...and i guess that's the coolest thing we could think of doing at the moment.

18. i wish i could take my interior design classes over again and take it more seriously. i now understand that you have to completely immerse yourself in your passion to produce work that actually means something. i wish i understood that from the get go...but at least i know now.

19. i've been to the Philippines once...right before sophomore year of high school. i didn't appreciate it whatsoever and i didn't get to know my family members that well. i want to go back and completely experience it. soon. god bless the motherland.

20. i'm a hopeless romantic that's afraid to fall. merely due to previous circumstances...i haven't been able to shake the feeling quite yet. but i know i will. someday.

21. i have this unexplainable liking towards jesse mccartney songs...it's a guilty pleasure that i can't help. yea, i'm ashamed. ha.

22. i have terrible luck when it comes to the following electronic devices: cameras, cellphones, & laptops. they always break on me. they all hate me.

23. i used to be able to go to TGIFridays and order the following: a garden salad with onions and ranch dressing, the three-for-all (substitute the cheese sticks for jack daniels crispy chicken), jack daniels steak, and a brownie obsession. extra sauce please. i went on this kick for a few weeks straight and i would sometimes go one day after another. it was amazing.

24. i wish i could play the guitar. i've tried learning a while back, perhaps i should try harder. i think it's so sexy when someone can play the guitar. guitar hero isn't nearly as satisfying as it used to be a while back.

25. my life isn't always easy and i don't always know where i'm going with it. i always try to find good in the shittiest of situations, whether it be a lesson learned or some sort of self realization..for me or someone else. life's beautiful in that way. and i'm fucken corny.

26. i have developed this keen relationship with jenn. we were in hillcrest the other night for dinner and were mistaken for a lesbian couple. apparently i give off the vibe that i'm the man in the relationship. you gotta love friendships that blossom so crazy outta nowhere.

goodness, this shit was random.
the end.


penny sale . active downtown san diego

from your family @ downtown san diego
swing by!



killers . spaceman

new killers video.


brandon flowers is gorgeous.


stussy x hellz bellz

lanie's done it folks.
hellz bellz has collaborated with stussy.
the collection will include a jacket, crop pant, fashion top, tunic hoodie, 2 graphic tees & a bag.

im really super excited to see the rest of the collection.

here's a sneak peek photo.

read more about the collection by clicking here
be sure to check out the hellz bellz site here
once again, nice job lanie!!


henok achido . pusher

saw this video on its design related.
it was recognized due to the use of type throughout the video.
but i also really like the song & cuts to the video.
check it out.

it's a rap/hip hop artist named henok achido.
from stockholm, sweden.


source . its design related
henok achido's myspace



chinese new year . welcoming the ox

a few photographs to commemorate this year's Lunar New Year Festivities.
you need to visit the the big picture...the pictures are breathtaking

source: the big picture
by Alan Taylor


one billion dollar . by art marcovici

most expensive piece of art ever made by Art Marcovici

"One Billion Dollar is not so much about what you see but what you
could do or not do with the money."


spend time with poster boy

nothing ever planned
just go there
see something
get inspired
and do the work


asr weekend . sd jan 2009

just a few pics from the past weekend.
not in any particular order.
stolen from mikey & jomo.

it was nice to see everyone out in dtown.

gotta love slumber parties at bumsville.
it's been a while since it's been so packed.
hope you all had a great one.



The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

short read.
with meaning.
a email i recieved from my brother mike...

When things in your lives seem almost too much to
handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the
mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had
some items in front of him. When the class began, he
wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the
students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and
poured them into the jar. he shook the jar lightly. The
pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They
agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured
it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything
else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students
responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from
under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar
effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The
students laughed.

"Now," said the professor as the laughter
subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar
represents your life. The golf balls are the important
things--your family, your children, your health, your
friends, and your favorite passions--and if everything else
was lost and only they remained, your life would still be

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your
job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else--the small stuff. "If
you put the sand into the jar first," he continued,
"there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and
energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the
things that are important to you.

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to
your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get
medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play
another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and
fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first--the
things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is
just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what
the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm
glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how
full your life may seem, there's always room for a
couple of cups of coffee with friend."

corny status.
but still oh so good.
thanks mike.

thanks to everyone that hung out this past week.
even if we barely hung out...it was good to see your face.
good times.
til next time..



the women . a movie for the ladies

it's all about the women

directed & written by diane english

this is a perfect movie to watch with all your lady friends.
the entire cast is of female gender...not a single male is in any shot.
the cast includes meg ryan, eva mendes, debra messing, jada pinkett smith, and bette midler.

meg ryan is too flippen cute.


metchosin house . marko simcic

this is the work of marko simcic.
a 8300 sq ft waterfront home.
located in the metchosin district, british columbia, canada.

metchosin consists of two separate homes
yet both structures visually combine as one due to the roof plane.
the main house is located next to the water.
the guest house set back inland.

you might need to change your panties after looking at the pictures...

dang! gets me all hot & bothered like no other.
goshhhhhh. i LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE it.
don't tell me you wouldn't wanna live here!

T 604 731 3879
F 604 731 3899
E marko@markosimcic.com




walter meego . trabajo jams @ active

walter meego

heard this guy at work today.
it's music like this that makes the days go by steady & swell.


yup. the music.
one of the many reasons why i like where i work.
if you'd like;
take a listen.

walter meego: myspace . website . youtube


zachary's pizza . berkeley . san francisco

Zachary's Pizza features San Francisco Bay Area's best pizza since 1983.
They serve award winning stuffed, deep dish, Chicago style pizza and thin crust pizza.

The girls and I stopped by here in Berkeley to say goodbye to Jonathan.
It's pretty much the best pizza I've ever had my entire life.
Makes my mouth salivate...gaaaaaaaa.
Yet, another reason as to how San Francisco stole my heart.

Peace out Johnny. Hope your new home in Berkeley treats you well.


asr weekend . sweepen dtown san diego

wednesday night . jan 21st . SEGUE arrival party . bar 923
thursday night . jan 22nd . official agenda trade show party . jan 22nd

saturday day . jan 24th . altamont team signing . active downtown @ petco park
saturday night . jan 24th . alphanumeric . onyx room

put your party shoes on folks.
let's get down to business.



coldplay . life in technicolor


where the wild things are skateboards . by Girl

I had to repost this cause it makes me super excited.
I got it off SEGUE online magazine.
A definate must read you should check out daily...
or even multiple times throughout the day like a crazy person.

January 20th, 2009 by Vince

Spike Jonze gives us a peak at the Wild Things from his upcoming movie via skateboard decks by Girl. If you grew up with this book you can’t help but be excited. Where the Wild Things Are the movie is slated for release on October 16th, 2009. View the decks after the jump and check out the Girl catalog here.

can you say UH . MAZING?!

I now officially own a skateboard...my first ever!
Thanks Josh.

Hopefully I can get semi-decent and not look like a fool.
Bitch just wants to cruise.

Did you check out SEGUE yet?! DO IT!


the celestine prophecy . by james redfield

In the rain forests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages are 9 key insights into life itself-insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially, one insight, then another, as we move toward a completely spiritual culture on Earth.

I started reading this book while I was in my thesis class last semester...due to time constraints I put it off to the side until now, and I finally just finished. It's an amazing read and I often found myself relating to the insights involved with the book. All insights refer to self discovery-The evolution of oneself to one's fullest potential and how it relates to the entire world. One may reach this through means of self evaluation and realization, understanding, giving & recieving positive energy, etc. I would go into depth...but I definately think you should read it yourself. That is, if you're into this kinda hoopla. I know it's not for everyone...but if you're interested...

You can buy it used off Amazon.com for $0.01

Geez louise...My words aren't good enough in justifying how good this book is.

Anyway, I'm kinda excited...cause apparently there was a movie made in 2006 based off the book...It's probably not as good as what I brewed up in my head, but we'll see.

ooo la la.