Archive for September, 2015

Plastic Bags of New York

Photographer Nicole Espina recently moved to NYC via San Diego and is totally embracing her new environment with her project Plastic Bags of New York. The project, living on Instagram and Facebook, pairs photos of discarded plastic bags with real quotes from Humans of New York. It’s highly entertaining to personify these bags and I’m glad something good is coming from all that waste. Plus, it’s really funny to imagine her chasing after plastic bags in the streets to get a good shot.

“I can walk around this city and point to 200 or 300 buildings I’ve worked on. Sometimes I go a little overboard with the pointing”

A photo posted by Plastic Bags of NY (@plasticbagsofnewyork) on

“I’m taking a break from setting goals” A photo posted by Plastic Bags of NY (@plasticbagsofnewyork) on

What makes you itch?

I don’t know how you feel about this, but I think this Alan Watts advice is relevant for all ages. Hit play if you want the shit schooled out of you.

“If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living that is to do things you don’t like doing. WHICH IS STUPID. Better to live a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.”

Stalyon gives the gift to adventure to those who need it most

Add Stalyon to the list of companies jumping on the adventure/camping motif. I could sigh and say, “not another,” but I’m not actually not mad about this one bit. They’re making some really beautiful goods named after beautiful places and part of the proceeds from every purchase helps fund The Gift of Adventure, a unique camp experience designed to empower kids who are currently in the hospital fighting a life threatening illness. My faves in in their shop so far? The wristbands, wallets and moleskine covers.

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Use less water by switching up your shirts

With the drought weighing heavily on everyone’s minds out west, I’m digging what Superego is trying to for an article we all probably own – the t-shirt. Instead of traditional cotton, Superego makes their shirts out of hemp which use 50% less water to produce (that’s 350 gallons vs. 700 for cotton), last longer and are more durable. Plus they’ve been hard at work to make shirts that are just as soft as what cotton brings to the table. Superego has a Kickstarter running right now because hemp isn’t that easy to source and they have just linked up with a supplier, which it wants to order in volume from to reduce environmental impact. Should you wanna be part of redressing America, check out this LA-based crew.

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Our September mixtape

We’re back with our September mixtape. Heavy on the funk, plus some epic trumpet and saxophone, this tape’s got new jams from Astronauts, etc., Day Wave, Yumi Zouma and more. Throw those headphones over the ears and give it a listen.

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