Check out an “At Home With” feature with London’s Daniel Benson, courtesy of 4Down.
Thanks to Dean for the heads up.
I hate to bump the Adam feature with a Chameleon video, but this is nuts (maybe keep your sound off though).
Do they really change color that fast? I know something else that does (insert diabolical laugh).
A lot of people on the internet talk shit. Most of the shit talkers use fake names, sit at home and never do anything about the stuff they are talking shit on. Well, Adam Grandmaison, or as many of you know him as “Adam22″, is not that person.
Plagued with two straight years of injuries and nothing to do but talk shit on the internet, Adam decided to start a blog called The Come Up, because rather than posting comments and threads in other peoples forums, he wanted to create a voice of his own. After a quick three years, The Come Up has turned into what can easily be called the most followed BMX site on the internet, and Adam has positioned himself as one of the leading voices in the sport. Love him or hate him you can not deny the work Adam Grandmaison has put in and only respect what he has created.
The past few days, David Lang was Twittering about some “epic blog post” he was working on… I’m always stoked on anything David is up to, but I was expecting some exposé on a trials mountain bike rider or some future of communication on the Internet type of stuff… I was wrong! This past winter David spent many days and sleepless nights covering Red Bull’s 3Style DJ competition and he put a massive four-part blog post on his personal blog documenting each stop. We put together a “mid tour” feature a few months back, that you should check out here if you missed it, but for the full meal deal check out David’s blog.
Also, check out a preview after the jump – Continue reading David Lang Red Bull 3Style →
Beaf – Bellingham Electronic Arts festival is taking place this week. If you happen to be near Bellingham, there should be some great shows going on all week from artists like Morton Subotnick, and Christopher Willits among others. Check the Beaf website here to see details.
Here is a bit more about the show:
The sixth annual BEAF features a compelling roster of international, national, and regional artists presenting and performing a wide variety of electronic music, visual art, and installation art. Electroacoustic composition, electropop, sound art, electronica, experimental hip-hop, noise, electronic dance, and ambient music are presented both in separate showcases and side by side. Taking place in downtown Bellingham and on the campus of Western Washington University, BEAF also includes lectures and panel discussions with leading artists and scholars, as well as a hands-on vintage synthesizer expo. Nestled on North Puget Sound between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, Bellingham is a beautiful place to experience a unique festival designed to open eyes, ears, and minds.
Need some inspirational words, check out this video piece by Andrew Zuckerman on the Apple site. But if you go by Chuck Close’s words and you are looking for inspiration, I guess you are an amateur… “the rest of us just show up and get to work”.
Verde just updated their site. Check it out! – verdebmx.com
Check out some amazing design and web-development work from Suprb – suprb.com
Mutiny are throwing SOBP online in sections. Here is the intro and Ryan Smith’s part.
It seems like there are a bunch of videos in the making, or about to come out nowadays.
Primo’s new video “Nice Try” is one such video, and I threw a few quick questions at Nate about it.
Click below to check that out, and keep checking back for more Q&A’s.
Check out this incredible use of a Vimeo page for the Honda Insight Commercial. Make sure to make it to the end to catch the lens flare. What does everyone think of the Vimeo/Honda collab and the fact that Vimeo let them take over their whole page? Is this the start of a new trend?
Brian Kachinsky, who is currently on Road Fools, hooks up some random iPhone photos.
Click below to check them out.
So I have no clue how I stumbled upon this, and I’m actually pretty surprised I haven’t seen it yet to tell you the truth. All I have to say is – brilliant! enough said!
My buddy Brett Wiley has parted ways with Estate and has teamed up with Monarch Manufacturing to create his own headwear brand Quintin, named after his dog Quincy. Two weeks after I heard this news, Brett and I were meeting at my place where he rolled out the new logo with a full line of caps and tees, along with detailed plans for future projects including snowboard and BMX teams. Brett is moving full speed ahead with the aid of his sidekick Carlos Avalos (more on him later). Brett’s and Carlos’ calendars pretty much look like this which is setting a good pace for the new brand.
I’m working with them to establish the Quintin BMX program which will be repped by a few of my favorite riders, and will launch on the Quintin website very soon. Also look out for upcoming collaborative efforts with Verde and Lavar.
Check the brand new Quintin website here.
Lots of “whoa” shit going down in this.
Banned 3- Better off Dead coming out May 1st.
I’m excited for this documentary on John Lautner! The trailer got me pumped because you can see glimpses of some of my favorite Lautner houses: James Goldstein’s house (which you will definitely recall from the Jackie Treehorn scene in The Big Lebowski, as well as a Charlie’s Angels movie), Chemosphere (also in a Charlie’s Angels movie), and the Garcia House on Mulholland which I came across on a hike recently.
Those of you in Southern Cal can check it out at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
Watch the trailer here.
My friend Eden just hipped me to this feature on Honeyee; a click-through introduction of Carhartt’s line in Japan. Those jeans on page two have been on my body for months, literally. People are starting to look at me weird.
Regarding Carhartt, here’s an interesting piece by Jeff Staple highlighting brands that aren’t quite as cool in the US as they are overseas.
Andrew and I have been spending the last few days at Nemo Design in Portland working on some Defgrip Originals. Nemo is a design studio that goes way beyond what you would expect from a creative agency. The feature we are working on will give you lots of insight inside their agency, but for now, you should definitely check out their websites… Oh yeah, Mark Lewman works here!