or else you never achieve.
And once you get to your highest level,
then you have to be unselfish.
Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.”
Max and Ari, the duo behind Oakland Surf Club, have quietly turned OSC into one of the Bay’s most eclectic retail destinations, curating everything from gear and boards, to vinyl and fine art–all while balancing a budding business with a new marriage and a brand new baby girl.
Our good friend and Cre8tive Class founder Daghe offers up a glimpse into his world–from party pics and landscapes, to portraits of the young and doin’ it, Daghe’s 35mm photography acts as an ongoing document of his eclectic, on-the-go lifestyle.
Following a massively tragic wave of homicides, Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos visits Medellín’s most dangerous barrio. Our own Benjy Hasen-Bundy decided to tag along and explore.
Bucking the conventions of the prototypical sex shop, Feelmore combines expert curation, adventurous sexual politics, and deep engagement with the community. We take time out to kick it with proprietor and adult industry pioneer Nenna Joiner to talk about all that and more.
Rebekkah Castellanos gives us a glimpse of her photographic journey across China. From sprawling urban centers and ancient temples, to gorgeous portraits and double exposures, Rebekkah’s work offers a brief snapshot of a changing country.
What are your thoughts on the present condition of the music industry with piracy and low record sales?
“The current state of all music is facing a dilemma of piracy of 90-95%, which is a catastrophe in the record business all over the world. Everybody is stealing all the music and it’s on both people. If you only make one or two hits people aren’t gonna pay for a package. Back in the day we came up with five No. 1′s and seven top 5 hits to make it worth it for someone wanting to own the package. We need to get back to that which takes work.”
Excerpt via XXL mag. Full article here.
“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore…”
Download: Andre 3000 – “Walk It Out Remix”
“We can also approach the importance of compassion through intelligent reasoning. If I help another person, and show concerns for him or her, then I myself will benefit from that. However, if I harm others, eventually I will be in trouble. I often joke, half sincerely and half seriously, saying that if we wish to be truly selfish, we should be wisely selfish rather than foolishly selfish. Our intelligence can help to adjust our attitude in this respect. If we use it well, we can gain insight as to how we can fulfill our own self-interest by leading a compassionate way of life.”