Archive for April, 2008

Crow block with character

There’s something undeniably cool and simple about TwoSarah’s crafty designs.  Perhaps it’s their Portland via Australia collaboration.  Or maybe it’s the number 28 (my birthday) on the crow block.  Whatever it is, I dig it. Impress your art-dork friends and head over to screenprint heaven (aka Etsy). 

DJ on the go

Mix, play and perform anywhere.  The Pacemaker is to DJing what PSP is to portable gaming.  Look forward to getting my hands on one of these. 

Dump and Chase

I was four when my parents first put me on ice.  I crashed into the boards and made one of the hockey moms spill her hot chocolate.  This was something I could get into. A few years later I witnessed my first professional game.   It was an original six matchup at Madison Square Garden.  Hash marks, grinders, wrap arounds, one timers and off to the sin bin. Man was I hooked.  Even now, the smell of the ice still fires me up. See, if a man has one true sport, ya know the one that distracts you when your girlfriend is talking to you, well then hockey is mine.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my girlfriend but I also love a good cross-check, saucer pass and coast to coast for the natural hat-trick.  And right now, the playoffs beards are in full effect.  I’m pullin’ for the Caps.  Alex Ovechkin might very well be to hockey what Sopranos is to HBO.  

Knock out your two front teeth, grow a mullet and learn how to talk like a hockey player here.

ovechkin the great

Coconut Records

He plays Max Fischer in one of my all-time favorite films and now he’s quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to musicians.  The man is Jason Schwartzman.  The band is Coconut Records.  And this, my friends is a keeper.
Recommended tracks:  “West Coast”, “Nighttiming”, “The Thanks I Get”, “Ask Her To Dance”

My kind of type

“Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day”.  And yes, I lifted that straight from the film’s website but I dig it.  Shot entirely in HD by former San Diegan and current Plexifilm proprietor, Gary Hustwit celebrates the font’s 50th anniversary with a documentary that’s pretty darn cool.

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