Thursday, June 11, 2009


Happy Birthday to my biggest younger brother. 
I love you. 
Happy 30th. 

May the next 30, and 30 beyond that, be happy and healthy.

I love this picture. Its a photo of a photo of Spencer (in the foreground). He is playing Nintendo. I love how he and his friends are glued to the screen.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chester French - June 9th London, England

I am in London. 
I get to see these rad dudes tonight for a $8. Two Harvard graduates with big music ambitions. 

They are Star Trak's newest prodigy. See video below for why Pharrell signed 'em up.

Chester French's website.
Chester French MySpace.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Let there be Light

I have a friend who, in addition to his day job of saving lives, has decided to renew his passion for photojournalism.  His first assignment 300 photos of light. I am kind of jealous I don't have this assignment. Sound super rad... and super daunting.

In my attempt to figure out what I would do, I went to flickr and to contact photography for inspiration... and then I went to Shanghoon .

Shang and I played basketball together. He's got game, I don't.  But I do make dinner, so we're friends. He is also an award winning, ultra talented photographer.  I thought I'd pull a few of his pieces that remind us that photography born out of a lightbox, but in Shang's case, a very sophisticated lightbox...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Was your coffee loved as a bean?

This was the headline from Wieden + Kennedy's Starbucks brand campaign.

If it is the truth in advertising that lures you to love a product - this headline was cupid's arrow. It never really did make it to market. Its a shame, I always thought it was perfect.  click here for a link to the photographer's website.

I have worked at and with Starbucks for over 7 years. Friday was my last day. (BTW, voluntarily... I feel in these times its important to call that out.) It has been an amazing journey.  I have learned a great deal. It was the cheapest MBA I ever could've received. 

It truly is a people company serving coffee.
Thank you.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy Weekend - Leroy Smith

Check out NIKE's tribute to Michael Jordan's induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
click here for the microsite.

Here are few pics from their wallpaper collection... love 'em.

click here for ESPN's article.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Internet Killed the Video Star - Thursday

Chuck D. Public Enemy. Watch. Amazement.

click here to watch the On the Real with Chuck D series. Brilliant. 

Perfect Happiness

I have found bliss with the Shift house.
In this month's  House and Home magazine they feature is this incredible modern gem of a cabin. Designed by Toronto based firm Superkul, this gorgeous home in Parry Sound reminds me of my favourite place on the West Coast. (Pete... I need to visit!!)

My lifelong dream is a cabin.  And this might just be my dream come true. Perfect in every way, except that it isn't mine. and the owners will likely shoo me away if I go poking around.