My friend Mileece composed the music ('Nightfall' from the album Formations) used in this video. It is as beautiful as she is. The filming and editing was done by Leo. Skateboarding's never been so chill.
As seen in today's Urban Outfitters' morning mailer, now every Tom, Dick, and Harry can be just like you:
Built by us & you. Urban Outfitters has teamed up with Republic
Bike to bring you a personalized experience in bike design. We offer
more than 100,000 component and color combinations for the fixed /
single gear Aristotle bike. You just need to pick and choose. Republic
Bike will build it, box it and ship it directly to you.
I don't know what all the fuss is about anyway, but I'll keep on enjoying my own single gear (and slow ass) Schwinn Sting-Ray!
Our handsome boy modeling cat, Godzuki, made his acting debut courtesy of Cat Workout, the Tai Bo of animal kingdom exercising! Thanks to Tara and Sean for giving our four-legged roommate his lucky break... this might be what we need for Disney to pay attention so we can retire and become animal stage moms.
We dropped in to support our friends at the "enjoi just another skateboard art show" featuring skate art by Winston Tseng, Matt Eversole, Todd Bratud and Jerry Hsu. Packed with boys and boards, there was plenty to gawk at. On view from March 8th to April 1st, visit the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery and don't miss shopping at the temporary enjoi pop up shop!
Girls Write Now (GWN), New York's premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its Annual Winter Reading, co-sponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture. On Saturday, January 17, join participants in the program for an afternoon with young women writers and the women who inspire them -- including guest speaker Judy Blundell, author of the 2008 National Book Award-winning What I Saw and How I Lied (Scholastic) in Young People's Literature -- at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, located at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West on the Upper West Side. The event will take place from 5-7PM, and a $10-20 donation to GWN for admission is suggested (although no one will be turned away at the door for lack of funds).
Forbes has named skate champion Tony Hawk the third most influential athlete in the world beating out other sports megastars such as baller Shaquille O'Neal, race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., and multi-Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps. Aside from his winning slab superstature, Tony's rise in influence and fame rose with the help from the blockbuster videogame franchise, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater -- a game my husband Silvio is proud to have been the lead artist for, for the first couple of iterations. What a long way, skateboarding has come. And videogames too.
Good pal and tech journalist Daniel Terdiman interviewed Tony for cNet. Tony talks about technology, entertainment, charity-work, and skateboarding. He says, "More kids are skating than playing little league now... the same cities that are discouraging them aren't providing facilities for them. So I wanted to help bridge that gap and provide skate parks in low-income cities." Huh, really?! Wow, cool!
Ed Templeton's "Map of the Inner War" was very well received by the hundreds of friends, family, and fans who turned up to support at Roberts and Tilton tonight. For the most part, Ed's crew is true and rolled up in full force to support their favorite pro skater cum artist. Go see the art and judge for yourself. I quite enjoyed viewing the snapshots of a life built on living.