Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy B-Day Darren

21 at last! Couldn't wait to use that i.d. so we ended up at The Shack
Mililani. Goodtimes and happy 21st big guy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vans Syndicate Party Los Angeles

Photos from a trip I took with Alf back a couple years for JJ's Vans party. Along with JJ was Mr. Cartoon, the WTAPS guys from Japan and a whole bunch of other dudes lurking. Pretty cool show art wise especially Mr. Cartoons stuff. Bunch of old bombs rolled up along with some 64's and then some of the Sinners as well. Alf and I got wasted that night and walked a couple miles back to our hotel at around 2 in the morning then woke up early and caught a flight back home to Hawaii.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Stephen Carpenter

This is my buddy Stef who I went to high school with back in
Sacramento in 1986. We used to skateboard together and do all kinda
mischevous stuff together. 25 years later I find out he's in a band
and they were stopping in Honolulu for a show. Got to catch up and
shoot the shit about life, golf, poker, and everything that's gone on
over the past 25. Good to see you my brother and hope to see you
before the next 25 is up!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Vans / Eighty Four Skate Co. / Fitted

This project has been a couple years in the making. Rene and Keola from Fitted Hawaii were throwing around the idea about possibly working together with Eighty Four Skate Co. and Vans on putting together a shoe. Not just your typical colab but something that we felt would represent the Kama'aina as well as Hawaii in general. The first version was vintage topless Hawaiian pinup girls. This was something that both Fitted and EFSC felt good about. When we brought the idea up to Vans they axed it due to the nudity all though it was in a tasteful manner. So a year or so goes by and Vans hit us up this time and asked if we were still interested in working on something. I went back to Ola and Rene and it was on. We chose the Era Pro because of the Era's timeless style as well as the full functionality of it being a shoe you could skate. Ola went through Fitteds' archive and chose one of their most iconic designs in the "Kala" aloha print. A couple years, alot of hurdles, and alot of patience and here it is. When the opportunity to work with an iconic brand like Vans comes along you put your best foot forward because opportunities like these don't come along very often. I hope you guys enjoy this!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mello's B-Day

Today was Damon's daughter's bday at Magic Island. Couldn't get a pic of the bday girl herself because she was hiding somewhere in the jumping castle! Overall it was goodtimes as usual. Family style bbq at Magic Island with friends!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Deuce Ex Machina (Bali)

I've dreamed of a place similar to this for many years. It is possible.

Deus Temple of Enthusiasm Walk Through. Canggu, Bali from Deus Bali on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Superbowl Champ!

Yup Mark Kawakami and RJ Steinke are Superbowl Champs. Enjoy it boys
because next year the 49ers will be taking that trophy back to SF!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

City Mill

Support local before there's nothing local to support. City Mill has
been around for over 100 years. Not too many businesses can lay claim
to that much less big box stores. So before you hit up Home Depot or
Lowes be sure to check City Mill out first.