Saturday, May 31, 2008

BK jungle

Bk jungle, originally uploaded by toneone.
container garden is officially striving. If you peep the photo on flickr, you can see all the labels of the different greens i got going on...i'll update you through out the season on its progress.
///Update: more joints:

(View from inside)

(close up of the purple cinnamon basil buds)

(grape tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, chili peppers at the far end)

(chive buds)

Friday, May 30, 2008

// foto friday

i found some fantastic shots on flickr today via singlefin 69's photostream - in the spirit of there being waves this sunday and a new south filling in mid-week... pick your friends and pick your spots - watch da winds guy -

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

gang meeting

thought i'd back up dp's post with some night shots from aussie bens flat:

(unobstructed views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge)

(Looking down Cranberry street and the Lower Manhattan Skyline)

special thanks go to aussie ben for hosting that night, pizza and those authentic aussie beers.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

bridge party

the brooklyn bridge celebrated it’s one hundred twenty fifth birthday last week and ben + emma had plenty of steak and beer on hand to wash the fireworks down proper blokes. during the surveying process for the east river bridge the design guru, john augustus roebling, suffered a massive foot injury. his foot was pinned between a ferry and a pylon and he consequentially passed several weeks later of tetanus. his son washington roebling was determined to complete the project, despite contracting caisson disease from working in compressed air chambers beneath the river. washington’s wife / OG construction manager extraordinaire, emily warren roebling learned to be an engineer overnight, grabbed the reigns and made it happen for NY. it is said that washington oversaw the whole process through a looking glass, perched high on the river’s edge. here’s a victory shot one hundred twenty five years later -

taz trippin' on the fireworks

schematic porn

Saturday, May 24, 2008

dpV.t III

Finally had some time this weekend to paint up the deck. Olive green stain and flat black enamel. architect camo = clean lines x schwarzenegger's face painted in predator (like you don't know what im talking about - see photo below). After the fact, i can also say it was inspired by the old Vision Street Wear Gator decks. Polly coat then grip, which ima try and match to the lines. coming to a paved street by you soon...

///UPDATE: visual rendition of dpV.t influence:

circa '89

Straight outta 80's skateboard culture excess, I dug these up for my custom ride. Call em what you want, ubolts, bridge bolts, harbour bolts; grindking claims they invented them in '89. These add much style to my flow. I guess they get in the way of huge ollie's, becuase no one makes these anymore.

As long as i got these, and neon pink griptape is still available, the 80's won't be forgotten.

Friday, May 23, 2008

self portrait

im out in Astoria last night headed to a sit down with nicky the greek, when i stumble on this shirt hanging in a window on 31st st. How'd they know i heart juicy birds?

butchie gets wet

yo butchie - i didn't know you like to get wet...
no. 3 /// american walnut stain + rusto high gloss enamel aqua marine/bright white

Thursday, May 22, 2008


headed up lafayette st mid morning heading to a meeting. I guess supreme was dropping some new joints, as there was a crazy line waiting to get in. Gaudy nike's optional, but highly recommended for line waiting. Doesn't anyone have jobs anymore?

/// bonus points if you can translate the title

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

a psa

don't tell you're dentist how you got your betel grill...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

home sweet home

Back in town from the boat trip. Heads trippin' from crazy lag and dt's from 3-sess /day withdrawls. Tons of flicks / drawings / footage to share with blog hounds alike. So stoked to have connected w. such a solid crew.

Cokes doin' that thing that it does - above

Louise havin' a laugh w. local kine

Grant livin' on Tiger TIIIIIME - brew foamie status a must mate.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

wind wind wind

t-minus +14 hrs. and counting. this wind has got to chiiiiillllll...

completely inspired by the the likes of brian conley - project secret weapon:

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

male male male

headed to the northern atolls tomorrow evening to do some field research for sda - jfk + 13 hrs / dubai + wait wait wait / dxb to mle 4 hrs + wait wait wait / mle + ferry 1 hr = yeeeeeeeeow.

5 other aussies are slated for the journey. a swell seems to be filling in as i type - winds may be an issue, but i've got my my head up and my fingers crossed. also, i've decided to bring along a secret weapon - more about this later...

Friday, May 02, 2008

representin straight out of new york city...

freshmode godfather, my partner in crime and metropolitan wave slayer DP made the mistake of sharing a quick clip of him killing it at the badlands. Although only 9 seconds, you get a feel for DP at this undisclosed rock location. I took the liberty of quick editing the clip to give it some additional soul. Make sure you let him know you saw the clip if you run into him at the fish fry manana.

//note: the video works, it just hasn't processed an image yet - hit play dunny

dpV.t II

Had a chance to stain up the deck this week. Olive green action came out just alright. Next up, passing it off to JB for a screen print, then poly then its ready to bomb my freshly paved broadway.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

albert hoffman, the father of LSD, dies at 102

::above left: one of my paintings inspired by the mastermind on the above right: albert hoffman::

PARIS — Albert Hofmann, the mystical Swiss chemist who gave the world LSD, the most powerful psychotropic substance known, died Tuesday at his hilltop home near Basel, Switzerland. He was 102.

Dr. Hofmann first synthesized the compound lysergic acid diethylamide in 1938 but did not discover its psychopharmacological effects until five years later, when he accidentally ingested the substance that became known to the 1960s counterculture as acid.

He then took LSD hundreds of times, but regarded it as a powerful and potentially dangerous psychotropic drug that demanded respect. More important to him than the pleasures of the psychedelic experience was the drug’s value as a revelatory aid for contemplating and understanding what he saw as humanity’s oneness with nature...

read more here//