Back when I had zero jobs, I looked up to guys who had multiple jobs. Guys who did things they didn’t have to do because they wanted to take things a step further. First it was BMXers like Brian Castillo who worked a design job and rode bikes for fun, even though he rode at a pro level and got paid for it. In ’97 I found Dyrdek fascinating because he was so into investing, music and entrepreneurship outside of skateboarding. Then it was rappers who also sold drugs, then James Franco acting in multiple movies while writing, making art and going to school full time; then Alexander Wang Creative Directing Balenciaga while running his own brand.
Caesy Oney is one such busy person. He’s got a dream job at Nike and owns his own brands, Draught Dry Goods and Odd Fellow Company. Through hard work and relentless curiosity, he’s put himself in a position of freedom to create as he pleases without compromise, surrounding himself with the people and things that make him happy.
I asked him what compelled him into this position, and he said “It’s important for me to be always working from an uncomfortable place creatively, and to hold myself to high standards. Complacent designers are boring and lazy.”
Below are a lot more questions and answers with Caesy, and photos of the beautiful products he creates.
Anyone who has seen this video about our buddy Stephen Kenn might share my excitement about The Encounter Collection, Stephen’s new line of bags which are sourced, and made, locally in Los Angeles.
One of the coolest things about watching old episodes of Miami Vice is noticing the fact that pretty much each episode has a strict color palette. The wardrobes, props, interior decor, landscapes and even food (!) adhere to the palette.
Click below to see a bunch more grabs from a single episode (Season 3 Episode 2) which aired in 1986 and guest starred Liam Neeson. Colors were blue with hints of green and yellow.
This is on point! Great editing and filming!
Of course for my first post I pick a lengthy documentary, but if you have time to sit back and watch this, you won’t be disappointed. William Klein is probably one of the most influential street photographers as well as one of the great early fashion photographers of the 20th century. He’s one bad ass old man to boot….he does whatever he wants. The stories this man must have!!!
…with Vans Cold Weather Classics for Holiday 2012.
When the temperature drops, it’s important to have footwear that protects you against the elements. That’s why Vans offers Classics options updated with materials that will brave cold weather. A six-pack offering including the 106 Vulcanized, Era and Mid Skool ‘77 are available in water resistant pig suede promoting both style and function. Additionally, the Mid Skool ’77 and Era are lined with a soft fleece for an extra layer of warmth. Another style designed to keep feet dry this holiday season is the Outdoor Switchback. The rugged and comfortable silhouette is made from the same water-resistant pig suede and includes waxed laces that repel water. A vulcanized mudguard and gusseted tongue provide additional protection against any climate.
The Cold Weather Classics are now available at Vans retail locations and wholesale accounts.
Click below to check them out.
My desktop is a mess, so it’s time for another “on my desktop” post. Keep reading to check out a bunch of random images that I’ve saved over the past few weeks.
Wild in the Wind is a new project I worked on with Chad Moore for Dazed and Confused. Chad shot the photos that are featured as an editorial in the October issue of Dazed and I shot a film to go along with the article.
Super happy with how the whole project turned out and it was great to work with Chad! We’ve been friends for ages (I actually met him at Woodward when he was a camper and I was working there almost 10 years ago). Keep reading to see the film and the rest of the photos and check out the whole thing on the Dazed site.