Friday, July 29, 2011

Girl Decks, Proenza Girl

Girl Skateboards is putting out these navajo-inspired decks sometime soon. and I would like to buy them all and hang them in my house, if I had money, or a house. They remind me of Proenza fall and pre-fall.

In 2003 I made a short documentary about skateboarding in Portland, and featured my cousin Peter, who at the time was about 7 or 8 years old. Now, he's a pro skater. Here he is in all his fucking awesome glory:

Damn, Peter. He's a quiet kid, but he rips that shit!

Bon weekend, beezies!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tyler The Creator + Pusha-T "Trouble On My Mind" Video

The internet can be a truly beautiful place sometimes. Yes, it's also creepy and weird and has bred a world of stalker behavior (I see you) and over-sharing, but the right Wikipedia stumble or puppy-with-his-duck-friend video can turn around your whole day. This is an example of internet awesomeness.

Pusha-T formed Clipse with his brother Malice when he was just 15 years old, and together they released their first album to Elektra records when he was 20. More than a decade and four studio albums later, Pusha is now gearing up to release his first solo effort, and putting out mixtapes and working on collaborations in the meantime. Tyler, The Creator was 6 years old when Clipse's first album came out. Now 20 years old and with two records under his belt, Tyler has been on the cover of Billboard, NME, Wonderland and more – but fame hasn't changed his fan-boy love of Clipse.

A few months ago, Pusha-T and Tyler struck up a "convo" on twitter. Here's a look at some of those tweets:

 For all his horror-core lyrics and cocky-teen swagger, this is just d-gamn cute. And the result of all the above tweets is this song/video, which is one of my favorite favorite videos I've seen in a very long time. It's fun to imagine how hyped Tyler must have been throughout this whole experience, and Pusha really gets to let loose in his tube socks, too (without sacrificing his ever-present need to roll around in a sick whip (which I am not mad at, btw)). The song is solid, if not overwhelmingly slappable, but I think it was smart of them both to stick to what they're good at: even, driving, smart and witty rhymes.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did... and I'd love to hear your thoughts on the song/vid/Tyler/etc!

Monday, July 18, 2011

New 'Do: Rainbow Brite

Last week I got an email that said "Let's do this to your hair!" And so, we did. Here's how it turned out:

Very into it. Thanks P for being such a patient buddy! If you're interested in giving it a try, here's the tutorial. It takes a long time but is well worth it!

the tipping point @toomanyronis

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Style Then and Now: Just Horsing Around

Supreme jacket / Blazers hat / Bamboo earrings / T by A. Wang tee / Versace Sunglasses / Margiela booties / Textile shorts

"Hayy guys! I'm just shoveling all this sawdust and then I'm gonna go shovel a bunch of horse s*** and put this stuff over there do you like my jacket!? Do you like my jacket." I LOVED that jacket... I can't remember what the arm patches were but I think they had something to do with the NBA... and then I lost it. I lost jackets about once a month for the better part of a year, and then I got over it.
This is a picture from horse camp. I begged and begged and begged my parents to let me go and then one year I got to go. I used to also collect horse figurines and sketch horses using a "How to Draw Horses" book that was really helpful. *cough*

This outfit is sort of ridiculous, but it's honestly probably one of the most realistic outfits from the "Now" series that I've posted to date. I'm obsessed with those amazing shades, that hat, those booties, the Supreme jacket... sigh. I'd wear this every day. Forever. 
SORRY FOR THE HIATUS I ran out of "then" pictures. Also this font is sort of easier to read... or is it not? I don't know.
childhood livin' @toomanyronis

We're In It: Summer Cuts

    Okay people. Are you BBQing? Are you beaching? Are you driving in your cars with the windows down until the AC gets cold enough to turn on? Are you going on some late night ronis? GOOD that means you're doing it right. Now all you need is a lil extra spoonful of fresh in the form of a very perfect summer mixtape. I mean, just peep the tracklist, and DOWNLOAD IT here! Shout out to Alex for the tip!

    1) Intro: Summer Breeze
    2) Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince: Summertime
    3) Smif–n-Wessun: Bucktown
    4) Jagged Edge: Where The Party At?
    5) R. Kelly: Summer Bunnies
    6) Gap Band: Outstanding
    7) Steve Winwood: Higher Love
    8) Redman & Method Man: Da Rockwilder
    9) De La Soul: Buddy
    10) Slick Rick: The Show
    11) Jill Scott: Golden
    12) Mos Def: Brown Sugar
    13) Norman Connor: Invitation
    14) Grand Puba: I Like It
    15) DeBarge: I Like It
    16) EPMD: Never Seen Before
    17) Le Pamplemousse: Gimme What You Got
    18) Alkaholiks: Daamn (Mick’s In My Bed Blend)
    19) Q-Tip: Let's Ride 20) PM Dawn: Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
    21) Spandau Ballet: True
    22) Talib Kweli: Hot Thing
    23) Stevie Wonder: My Cheri Amour (Jeff’s Sucker Blend)
    24) Common: I Want You
    25) Musiq: For The Night
    26) Jocelyn Brown: Somebody Else’s Guy
    27) One Way: Cutie Pie
    28) Method Man: Release Yo’ Delf
    29) James Brown: The Grunt
    30) Public Enemy: Night Of The Living Baseheads
    31) Main Source & Donald Byrd: Lookin’ At The Front Door (Jeff’s Twice Edit)
    32) Koffee Brown: After Party
    33) Stevie Wonder: Love Light In Flight
    34) Tom Browne: Funkin’ For Jamaica
    35) Stan Getz: Saudade Vem Correndo
    36) Pharcyde: Runnin’
    37) Bahamadia: Uknowhowwedo
    38) Big Daddy Kane: Smooth Operator
    39) Mary Jane Girls: All Night Long
    40) LL Cool J: Around The Way Girl
    41) De La Soul: 4 More
    42) The Turtles: I'm Chief Kamanawanalea
    43) The Blackbyrds: Rock Creek Park
    44) Pete Rock: Take Your Time
    45) Slum Village: Fall In Love
    46) Suite For Ma Dukes: Fall In Love

Courtesy of UNDRCRWN, who also have some shirts I am DYING to have in my possession (though I kinda wish they were tanks):
 party pants @toomanyronis