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Ryan Rocha is a thinker, which you can probably tell by the detail in his paintings. In our interview, the Sactown-bred painter and illustrator breaks down his journey, from skating and making flyers for punk shows, to hanging with Grandma, to setting up shop in Oakland.

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Let me introduce you to Telstar Logistics. While Telstar sounds like your average telecommunications corporation, it is not. In fact, you can hardly call it a company at all. Using the fictitious business name, Telstar Logistics, company “founder” Todd Lappin created the organization in 1987 as a means to get around parking tickets by plastering […]

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In short, ’09 was incredibly geeked. We ushered in a new President, realized how bad America’s really doing, and saw Kanye go bad on Taylor. It’s unfortunate though, I summed up the entire year with those three events. While everyone on earth endured incredible experiences throughout the year, I chose to mention three events that […]


The recently completed sports and recreation center situated within the wealthy community of Saint-Cloud in France, is a prime example of the amazing things we can do with money and creativity. Designed by Paris-based KOZ Architects, and coexisting with several older educational buildings and a residential development, the 1,600 square-meter facility is unexpected and bold […]


Ian jooged us with a great one. While BLU and Bang-yao Liu introduced many of us to the beauty of stop motion, the students of ESCP Europe have created another masterpiece that tests the limits of stop motion while expanding our minds about how far we can truly take it. Using 316 actors, 658 tee-shirts, […]


Way back when That ’70s Show was crackin, I had a thing for Mila. I think for most folks though, it took her role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall to really put her on the map. She might just be one of the baddest though, and now it seems she’s poised for movie stardom. Black Book […]


How clean is the ocean though? A whole nother world we can’t even fuck with? Props to these photographers though. How were they able to capture these pics? It’s not like they brought their tripod with them. I don’t know. I just find waves and water dope. The ocean’s just so poppin. Seahorses, sharks, dolphins, […]


You should probably hit the MORE off top to really see how Julia Chiang gets down. Creating her own installation at the ‘It Ain’t Fair’ exhibition at Art Basel this weekend in Miami, Julia has created a truly original work of art. Using ring pops as her medium, Julia’s created a set of iconic messages […]


Once upon a time I invited Lan Bundy & Kim to a Three Six concert at the House of Blues. With “slaps” for years I thought it would be a joyous evening of song and dance. Not only was I horribly mistaken, but that night I learned a valuable valuable lesson. Never bring a girl […]


I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the Sapeurs of Brazzaville, Congo. The Sapeurs put on for SAPE, the Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes, or Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People. Recently in the Congo, the Sapeurs have commanded the attention of those with an eye for fashion, becoming notorious for their […]


You’d think by now it would have stopped. That maybe we’d just run out of dope shit to post and close up shop. But the reality is that there are way too many talented and ingenious folks out there creating for this to stop. For the most part, we have those inspiring folks to thank […]

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Recently I’ve come to the conclusion that atmosphere is essential to truly get it marry poppins. Actually, I take that back kind of. People are essential to getting it poppin, the atmosphere just makes it marry. Apparently the architects of the Gorilla Suite feel the same. Lead designer Mark Tracy of Las Vegas Design Firm […]

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I think I’ve done a good, actually a great job of keeping the Kobe posts settled thus far on the bowties. Shit, I could’ve just made a blog all about Kobe. But we decided to go a different route. With so much love and so much hate, it’s hard to negate that the mere name […]


Some nice images from Norwegian visual artist Rune Guneriussen. These pieces take conventional household items and place them in natural settings, creating a pretty interesting contrast in the process. Some beautiful landscapes and some nice colors, and at the least, they should make you scratch your head once or twice. In my book, that’s valuable […]

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