Jan 29, 2010

Winter Weekend

It's cold. I'm sick. It's winter. Still there's is something that draws me to the icy, cold, chilly weather...Maybe its the frost on the windshield or the way you can see your breath in the air or the chimney filled air...who knows? This is a great time to be sick anyway, not like I want to be out there.

Maybe I'll read a good book or warm up to the fire with a good movie and some soup...yes, soup. Good Bob Dylan listening weather. It took me a while to appreciate Bob Dylan but as I got older, Dylan finally made sense. One of my favorite tracks below from the album, Blonde on Blonde.

Jan 26, 2010

Paul Rand

Paul Rand is the iconic and genius graphic designer that spawned such famous logos as: UPS, IBM, Esquire Magazine, ABC and many more...Below are a few examples of his work. What really gets me though is his business card; Clean, simple and smart.

Paul Rand Corporate Identity

Paul Rand Business Card


This is what having style is all about. This look is not put-together or perfect which makes it cool. It is appropriate for a woman to be fashionable but never a man. A man should be stylish. This guy pulls it off perfect.

Via (Sartorialist)

Jan 23, 2010

Banksy Revealed

Banksy, the infamous and mysterious British street artist who is known for combining graffiti writing with his distinctive stenciling style is finally revealing himself in his first film, Exit Through The Gift Shop. The film is being billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie", the movie will debut this spring at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. I really dig his stuff and was able to see some of his work when I was visiting in Paris a few years back. The trailer looks interesting.

Jan 22, 2010

Have a Rockin' Weekend!

Every now and then there's that track that still sends chills down your spine. I've been listening to an old favorite of mine from the band, Deerhunter called, Agoraphobia. Perfect cruising music. Hope you enjoy!

Deerhunter, Agoraphobia

Jan 20, 2010

Milan Style

Cool pics from GQ on Fashion Week in Milan.

Milan Fashion Shows: GQ.com

Endorsement: Vince.

Seven-year-old LA-based label, Vince recently opened its first north Texas location several months back at Highland Park Village in Dallas, TX. I really dig the laid back California-cool of this label.

Check'em out: Vince.com
or at their Dallas location at:
Vince, 94 Highland Park Village

Jan 17, 2010

The Traveler

There was a time when flying meant something, you were going somewhere, it was exciting. Stewardesses wore uniforms fit for a runway, men wore suits and sipped on cold martinis. Today most people dress like they're taking the bus, not catching a plane. If you're going to travel, do it in style.

You don't have to wear a suit just keep it simple and pair a navy blazer with a white dress shirt and some classic tennis shoes like Adidas Samba or Jack Purcells. You can still be comfortable and not have to look like you schlepped out of bed. For luggage I highly suggest Jack Spade for both quality and style. Make sure to put your passport somewhere safe or use a stylish passport holder like the one below.

Don't forget to load the iPOD with new music, try anything from Astrud Gilberto, no matter where you're going the easy samba sounds will take you some place warm and cancel out the noisy kid behind you kicking your seat. Don't forget to grab a good book and leave the magazines and best-sellers for the suckers. I always go for the classics like, Steinbeck's East of Eden or one of the other top 100 novels out there.

Jan 10, 2010

James Dean circa, 1955

"A great artist is always before his time or behind it."
~George Moore

Jan 5, 2010

Office Space

I really dig the office of designers Shipley and Halmos. This office has a great mix of art and very laid back feel. I've been working on my home office and definitely stealing some ideas! Click on the pics to enlarge image.

(From Division Street, via A Cup of Joe)

Jan 1, 2010


"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..."

-Jack Kerouac, On The Road, 1957