30 Nov 2012

Gangster Squad Premiere Party Recap

Last night in LA, SA Studios and Warner Brothers hosted a VIP Premiere viewing and party for the highly anticipated movie ‘Gangster Squad.’ The evening was hosted by Director Ruben Fleischer and LA’s infamous Mister Cartoon. The event brought out star-studded movie buffs including celebrity jeweler Ben Baller, actress Brooklyn

28 Nov 2012

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. –Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Give. Thanks. ALWAYS.  I tend to attract wild animals (ha!). He showed up Thanksgiving Day in my fruitful

23 Nov 2012

Childhood Dreams

In our adolescent years, my friends and I built RC cars to race in fantasy races in my garage. We would scooter around town, from radio shack to radio shack, looking for the newest X-Mod accessories, the coolest plastic wheels, the best body kits and the strongest electric motors. We

23 Nov 2012

MIA in Korea

So I’ve been MIA for about a month due to a “work” trip to Korea.  This year, I made sure to bring my camera. I visited the Namsan Tower in Seoul, which also has a restaurant atop with a view awesome enough to rival the food.Although the Seoul Fashion Week

21 Nov 2012

Making of Illest x Transformer mural at Paddock

Headed to the Paddock to finish the Illest x Transformers production created by Kraze1 (Crown Works Garage) and myself. Kraze is rocking ‘Jaz’ (Porsche Autobot) and it coming out super fly! The character is rendered based of the Illest release of the classic rendering of Jaz in collaboration with Transformers.

21 Nov 2012

Mudslingers – 4×4 trials

4WD trials has evolved in the last few years to not just be done in a strengthened Hilux with a welded diff crawling through bog holes of mud.  Now the sport has bucket loads more horsepower, drivers and co-drivers with balls of steel, and some very serious looking trucks! With

20 Nov 2012

The Green

The Universe be funny.  Sometimes it’s best to just let it do its thing.  Last weekend I had no plans whatsoever to go to The Green show. Apparently the Universe did not agree.  And though it was last minute, with tix given to us on the day of…just hours before,

20 Nov 2012

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale

This Friday after Thanksgiving is our Black Friday Sale, happening at our Illest retail stores in LA and SF. Stores will be open at noon. On the following Monday, November 26th, we will have our Cyber Monday sale which includes our well known 3 for $20 Tee-Baggin’ Sale. Sale starts

18 Nov 2012

Random Shibuya

For some reason I find myself writing about Japan alot more than any other places. Probably cause it’s one of my favorite places to go. I usually stay in Shibuya when Im visiting cause its very familiar. Next year, however, I’ll be staying in different citys just to change it

17 Nov 2012

Walker Wilkerson Hits All Star Bash by AWFILMS

It was quite last minute when walker called me up and said he was headed to All Star Bash, as earlier in the week i asked him and it was a no. I was already there shooting for fun so i decided to focus more shooting him. The wind was