I posted on Tyler Aksew’s Favorite Thing’s radio show the other day and I’ve been following his blog ever since. Tyler’s a designer and has posted some great links. I was super psyched on this designer firm Li, Inc. They are based out of New York and have some amazing work. I’ve been a fan of all the Barneys Co-op stuff for a while, and It’s always rad to come across portfolios with work that has caught your eye in it’s natural setting.
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If you donate to Mike Aitken via the 50/50 donations page, you will be entered to win the above S&M L.A.F. w/ Odyssey parts. If you donate $20 bucks you will be entered twice, and so on and so on. And it’s for a good cause anyway.
This was a one-off show bike at Interbike this year, and people were stoked on it! Thanks to Chris Moeller for the frame too.
Stewart Munro hooked us up with a nice exclusive trailer for his new film “These Days”. The trailer is rad and I can’t wait to check out the video. Kurt from BMX Union just posted a review that you can see here and check out the trailer after the jump.
Andrew posted on this Soulwax documentary a while back and I just stumbled across a link to the full film. I hope this is a legit link and I’m not screwing anyone over! I’m watching it right now and It’s pretty interesting. There is a lot of talk in the beginning about who Soulwax is and they essentially explain that they are three different “things”.
It got me thinking about how so many people now are almost impossibel to classify… Like designer/photographer/bloger… etc or a designer working under three different names. There are so many different outlets and creative tools are so accessable, that I think there are going to be a lot more people that are going to be sucessful based off a wide range of talents, like Philippe Starck for example. People that are just “designers” or just “musicians” with out a sub category… I know this is nothing new… I just feel like I’m seeing it a lot more lately.
On average I’d say that Jim Bauer and I send each other about 15-20 Porsche- and Mercedes-related emails per day. Here’s the latest one I received: News that esteemed Porsche tuner Ruf has unveiled their electric 911 concept.
There are some electric Porsches of the vintage variety already out there, but it’s cool to see this current model version, created by a company as badass as Ruf, aimed at the Tesla. It’s got a heavy load of batteries in the rear, which could add to the 911′s reputation of being a car that takes an acquired skill to drive.
In lieu of my Nike post (which is now lost forever in the digital abyss) a little while ago, the 20Negative crew decided to take it a step further and ask a few people their opinion on the topic as well.
In case you missed it, I basically brought up Nike and questioned why everyone hated on them being involved in BMX, and brought up some points. There were a lot of comments for and against Nike, and (at the very least) it was a good discussion.
Click HERE to see what Joe Rich, Myself, Tom from Empire, Sam Bryant, John Dye, Gaz Sanders and John Povah have to say.
Stephan from Fairtilizer hit us up a few weeks back and asked us to compile a list of a few tracks and answer some questions for their site. After a bit of back and fourth between most of the crew, we have a cool feature up on their site right now. Big thanks to Stephan for hooking this up!!
Designer Tyler Askew put together a great playlist that has been floating around on the design blogs over the past few days. It’s for Shibuya-FM and guessing from the title, it’s the 12th playlist he’s put together. I wish I knew about his show earlier, because it’s really good! The first track got me hooked, it’s a song by Two Banks of Four who are on the Sonar Kollektiv label. The whole playlist is very Jazz inspired and it’s been a good break from my recent Chet Baker obsession.
Nigel Sylvester was recently featured in Nylon Guys magazine, and he has uploaded a scan of it onto on his High Snob Blog. It’s funny too, this was the only issue of this magazine I ever happened to look at in the bookstore, and it had a rider in it.
You can click on the image below to check it out as well.
Eddie Cleveland and Marco Svizzero have set up an auction to help out Mike Aitken. This is what Marco has to say about the auction.
“Up for auction is a pair of signed Original Black Coastals in size 10 and an Original painting of the shoe on canvas. I painted the shoe and gave it to eddie as a gift when his shoe dropped. Its a combo of ink, paint, spray paint and pen. please bid, low starting price, get shoes, get art, help Aitken.”
Glenn Milligan and Primo are pushing the release date of ‘NICE TRY’ to March 09′, in order to give you a better video. In the meantime, check out the new promo. According to Glenn, Filming has been going great and there’s going to be a couple ‘surprise’ sections in the video.
This year at interbike I took a different approch when it came to documenting the show. I was inspired by an article on Anna Bauer in a recent Interview magazine. Anna travels to all the big fashion shows, taking portraits of key people who make fashion shows what they are. I didn’t get to shoot everyone that I wanted to shoot and I did loose a roll of film with a hand full of photos from the last few days, but none the less, I’m psyched on what I got.
David Lang just posted some amazing photos on his blog from the Singapore F1 race that went down a few weeks back. This race was the first time F1 visited Singapore and the first time a night race was ever held in F1 history. I really love David’s perspective when it comes to photojournalism and this series really showcases David’s skill and creativity.