Monday, August 23, 2010

Mystery Monday

put six scents into my mystery machine and this is what i got.
happy monday

Saturday, August 21, 2010

one million things to bare in mind

i must admit that as of late i seem to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis. unlike many, i have no guide, guru, manifesto, or plan i can refer to in times like these. we've all heard more rules of thumb and pearls of wisdom than we can handle, but they are helpful and generally rooted in truth. So I've combed a certain source up and down, made a list and checked it twice. Here is the most relevant bits of information that I've chosen to bare in mind.

Do Not :

Constantly compare yourself to other artists.

Base the success of your entire career on one project.

Stick with what you know.

Undervalue your expertise.

Let money dictate what you do.

Only do work that your family/friends would love.

Set unachievable/overwhelming goals. To be accomplished by tomorrow.

Taken from 'Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking', David Bayles and Ted Orland.

A ceramics teacher, at the beginning of the semester, split the class in two. One half was told they would be graded on the quantity of work: the more a student produced, the higher the grade. The second group would be graded on quality: to get an A, a student only needed to produce one pot, but it had to be perfect.

It turned out that at the end of the semester, the works of highest quality were all produced by the students in the 'quantity' group. That group was constantly learning and improving, while the other group 'sat theorizing about perfection' and did not progress in their actual work.

"I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it." -Fellini

An idea on the page is worth 100x more than an idea in the mind. You can only judge and be judged by work that’s executed. Eventually, we all realize that most of the ideas that look great in our mind look dumb once they’re real. But, at least you now know.

Voice is about what you say. It’s content. Style is about what you’re wearing. It’s aesthetics. The prior informs the latter, not the other way around. Clothes don’t make the man. They don’t make your work either.

"The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneliness. Choose one or the other with great care." - Hugh Mcleod

Other One Liners That Made The Cut :

If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.

Keep your day job.

If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.

Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.

Sing in your own voice.

Merit can be bought. Passion can't.


painting by christopher duncan

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


unique, durable, comfy and stylish frames from eco friendly eyewear company Drift. I love to see some throw back done smart. go check out the science to these specs and see for yourself how hard it is to resist brains and beauty. smoken.

If your style-seeking-self happens to be mozzien around Seattle this weekend (like i will be) these bad boys will be making and personal appearance at the coming soon space Saturday night.

check it:

THIS Saturday, August 21st @ 8pm, the COMING SOON space will be transformed into an interactive pop-up shop, debuting an 'outdoors meets fashion' inspired eyewear brand – Drift Eyewear. The launch will be the first for the brand in the Northwest. Their unique aesthetic alone is worth the trip but once you learn about their revolutionary construction and eco-friendly design you'll be hooked. The installation – designed by COMING SOON – will turn the showroom into a floor-to-ceiling, merchandisable forest– with sunglass and eyeglass

frames hanging from the branches. Shopping will become an interactive experience – as you discover the various styles within the trees while trying them on to see which wood/ frame fits your look.
*All frames will be available for purchase during Saturday night's opening and also Sunday 12-5. The designer and founder of the featured brand will be flying in from Chicago for the opening weekend as well.
**Bar built and provided by SHELTER lounge.

happy hunting!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sass & Bide

all about these pieces from the futuregrand sass & bide collection. With a recent come down from a serious die antwoord obsession, a long standing concern for the tragedies of darfur, on-going research into the tribes and influences of africa's tribesmen and last but not least a recent fixation on the work of rem koolhaas (be it seattle landmarks or his amazing new shoe designs)...this collection could not have hit the special spot any harder. take a peek at the rest of the collection.

heres to a grand future.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


jimi via
killer print via Alex Koops
waxed leather bike jacket via
cosmic skull print via apatchofskye
boots via hudson


Kyle Lightner telln it. seriously.