190/365: Converse Block Party/Mishka Grand Opening


Converse held a block party out at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in Los Angeles, Watts to be exact. What attracted me to the event were the performances lined up, like Thurz, Pac Div, and Stalley. Once the clock hit 4, people were allowed to enter and it was made clear that everything there was free and up for grabs. Live screenprinting was present for free Converse tees, a photobooth to commemorate the event, raffles, food, and a couple of other booths. More…

178/365: Columbia River


From Seattle, the first stop on our drive back down was back to Portland for the night. Seeing as how we got there early, my relatives took us down to the Columbia river. Trees, trees, more trees, and water is all you see there. A couple of waterfalls scatter along the road so we stopped at every other one. Another breath of fresh air was provided. It kind of sucked hiking up and down trails after a long night, but the extra effort was worth seeing some nature. More…

177/365: Bite of Seattle


Come to find out, I’m in town for the Bite of Seattle. Different aromas flooded the air depending where you were, whether you were next to the Piroshki stand, deep fried alligator (pictured after the jump), or elephant ears (also after the jump.) Jessie and I did work out there. Mango lemonade was on point. Got to meet the talented Jordan Nicholson. Dude is talented and covers the whole artistic spectrum so make sure to keep up with him. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many pictures, my hands were greasy or had food in hand for the most part. But yeah, we ate our fill and went on with our day. Good day. More…

176/365: Seattle


Three hours north of Portland is our final destination, Seattle. After finding a hotel and a night of rest, my family and I immediately began to partake in tourist activities. With the help of another friend of mine, Kat, we were shown some parts of downtown Seattle and of course, Pike Place Market where you can see fish being thrown around and the original Starbucks. More…

175/365: Nike Campus


By chance of meeting an old friend, my family and I were able go visit the Nike Campus in Beaverton. After an hour or so going through what the Nike Employee Store has to offer, we drove over to the actual Nike campus or in other words, Nike Headquarters. Apparently they’re closed to the public on weekends, but luckily it’s Friday. This is where the magic behind Nike happens and where many of their sponsored athletes like to train. Banners and plaques of their most notable athletes are spread throughout the large property. All the buildings are named after a respective athlete with their history displayed in the lobby of each. More…

172/365: Monterey


So you might have noticed that the blog took a two-week hiatus. To be honest, the blog was neglected to make time to work on some personal business cards and getting rid of the designs that I was satisfied with a few weeks ago and putting in more time to design. Other than that, for the next week, blog posts will consist of photos from a family road trip, which hopefully provides some inspiration and fresh air. Seattle is goal, but Monterey and Portland are planned stops. So after about 7-8 hours passed out in the car, the family and I arrive in Monterey to stay with some family friends. We know nothing about Monterey. I’ve only been to places in the Bay that Bart and Muni can take me. It was nice catching up with our host and seeing another old family friend who just started his military career, so big ups to him. Pictured above is their version of Fisherman’s Wharf, which was pretty nice and contained a lot less tourists than San Francisco. Other than taking pictures in front of the water, eating, and talking, not much was done, but this is only the first stop of a week-long road trip.

171/365


Happy bornday America. It was a good 4th of July. Plenty of BBQ to go around, old friends seen, and festivities. Spent a lot of time at Mira Mesa Rec Center. Shout out to Willy Santos for doing great things for the youth out here, still sad that the second shop closed down though. Also met the creatives behind Daily Inc., make sure to check out their stuff. More…