Category Archives: special delivery
*thanks to JEN and her dad for the honey. i’ve already made ICED GREEN TEA with it and it’s amazing!
*sometimes being friends with people who do cool things, isn’t a bonus. i had to wait months before i could get my hands on these yummy ROSE and WATERMELON watches!
*finally framed my DASH piece…
special delivery: NIKE WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL TICKETS (RADIO CITY) – SURPRISE PERFORMANCE BY “WORLDS GREATEST RAPPER – NSW GEAR
prior to getting these tickets, i was told a surprise guest would be performing and that it would be the GREATEST RAPPER ALIVE. my brain started racing…”SLICK RICK?”. i was looked at as if i had said FERGIE. i thought harder…”RAKIM?”. again, i was met with a look of disgust. then i asked, “you brought BIGGIE back to life? i mean, you’re NIKE – you could do that”. finally i was met with an answer. all i can say is…
check my twitter
*thanks PAUL “PR” RIVERA and ALEX!
thanks to HELEN and UNA, my god-baby AMAYA and I will be stuntin’ together!
very special thanks to ALEX TANGUAY over at NIKE for sending me these super lightweight and magnificent athletic shoe. it MIGHT just send me fat ass back to the gym…who knows.
* i misread “PLANT” as “PAINT” and i got excited thinking NIKE was targeting depressed artists, haha. then i realized what it said and then felt slightly bad that i’m not a jock.
thanks to the homie GREG KUBIE from HARPER COLLINS. ANGELO told me this book was a gem and he was right. i am so not a reader, it’s stupid…but, i can’t put this book down.
*it’s PATTI SMITH’S autobiography about her growing up, coming to NYC and her relationship with photographer ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE. it’s so good…all you aspiring artists should give it a read.
*special thanks to JOEY LOPEZ.
a couple years ago OSCAR and i met AWOL ERIZKU, upcoming artist and recent graduate from COOPER UNION. since then he’s kept me up to date with the art shows at his school. it’s cool to see young folks making art and COOPER UNION has held such a history of excellence that i was always blown away by what these folks were making when i stopped by for a show.
he recently gave me a piece from his show…it was part of his exhibit at COOPER UNION.
“The Print is a one of one piece I made just for downtowns “It” girl Va$htie, inspired by (your) Violette NYC Brand. The original work, “50 Years of a Legend” which is made up of 50 Unique print pieces with a 5 color Screen process, maps the years of the late great Michael Jacksons life transitioning from Dark to a lighter Skin complexion. Often installed in 5 rows and 10 columns, the piece occupies 7×15 feet wall.”
*my reflection makes me the “MAN IN THE MIRROR”
*thanks KK aka KUNLE for the great pieces. i especially love the dude puking and the zine.
*LUZ, my god-daughters mama, is the most creative friend i have! she’s so amazing. look at this frame she made for me! so good.
“SPECIAL DELIVERY” is that section where you can find gifts that friends send me…or things i might sometimes buy.
*shoutout to ASHLEE ARDER and my family at F.O.C.K.U.S. in ANN ARBOR at THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. while i was there i spotted a girl rocking some vintage pieces and i wanted some, but had no time for shopping ASHLEE was sweet enough to send me some! it’s much appreciated
*THE SUPREME BOOK, published by RIZZOLI! finally this bad boy is out. i just have the utmost “re-speck” (said like BUJU BANTON) for SUPREME. thanks to ANGELO for giving me a copy!
*VENA CAVA is bringing back that style that some of us went through in middle school of putting safety pins in everything penetrable! luckily these aren’t real safety pins and you won’t be stabbed like you did back then!
*X MINI (thanks to LOIC at BBC for these bad boys. they’re the tiniest and most portable speaker ever. they plug into your phone or iPod for a booming bass filled sound. AND they’re like 30$ and you can connect as many other little speakers as you want to amplify the sound. available at the BBC STORE soon!)
*there’s also a memory card slot, ITS THE NEW BOOMBOX.
*shoutout to SUPREME for the dope LEE SCRATCH PERRY tee and fiyah jacket!
special thanks to NATALIE over at GREY ANT! i first saw these bad boys at OPENING CEREMONY last year and totally slept on them, now i have them! i love my new sunnies!