29 Jul 2017
We <3 u Frank Ocean.
The statement is important, but if you’re curious about the shirt details, it’s available on Green Box Shop for $18.99. They’re an independent t-shirt maker and upon visiting the website, you’ll find that this isn’t the only statement they’re highlighting on their tees. Find your other favorite social justice pieces with them!
Frank wore this tee last night during his Panorama Festival performance.
25 Jun 2017
We’re doing a different format this week. This two-part article about a girl who texted her boyfriend to commit suicide is now facing nearly 20 years in prison. Read the two parts to the article here:
- The Bizarre Trial of the 20-year-old Who Texted Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself [Vice]
- Inside the Tense Courtroom When the Suicide Texter was Found Guilty [Vice]
Other roundup news:
- Chance the Rapper Hires American Sign Language interpreters for upcoming shows [Hypebeast]
- What Would Happen If You Never Used An Alarm Clock? [Digg]
- Skateboarding legend Brain Anderson on coming out [The New Yorker]
- I was an investor, she was a founder. [Source]
08 Apr 2017
Since we have a serious crush on Rami Malek, we’ll pretty much watch anything he’s in. I’m actually very excited about this career and where he’s headed. Upon watching the trailer, it’s easy to get stuck in that thought that he’s being pigeon-holed into the same character he is in Mr. Robot, but the movie trailer still has me very curious. I’m looking forward to seeing his transformation as what we believe to be as him being a normal family man turned into fugitive.
Malek as a hard-working family man named Jonah who seems burned out by his life. During one of his shifts as a nighttime hotel concierge, he meets a conspiracy theorist named Brown (played by DJ Qualls). A series of clips showcases Jonah battling with his psyche as he evades the police by hiding out in remote areas. We eventually find him alone on a mountaintop, but the details leading up to the scene are vague. Watch the trailer above and catch Buster’s Mal Heart, written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith, in select theaters April 28.
01 Jan 2017
Some of these articles are outdated; we were saving them for this!
- A photo series capturing two sides of a persona for TIFF [Hypebeast]
31 Dec 2016
This is a very long name for a sneaker. When I saw these on Hypebeast today, I couldn’t take my eyes off of them! For one, we’ve been obsessed with our Oreo Flyknits since the day that we got them and we’d take them in every color and style if we could! We feel very drawn to the dark green though because you know…northwest, but also how good does this look against the leather? It’s the perfect combination of soft and delicate with something that’s a little bit more rough around the edges. We’ll take one pair of these, please! Now… to come up with $185.00.
29 Dec 2016
When Veronica and I grabbed lunch together the other day, we started to think about how much a difference four years can make. We graduated in 2012 and in 2016, so much in our lives have changed. I’m now living in California while she is in Seattle and hello! Married! However, in the larger scheme of things not only has our world changed – but the country’s and how we do things in our day to day lives. We were talking about the different tech companies in the Bay Area and all of a sudden we are both like, “How did we function without Uber in our lives?!” “What did we do while we were in college?” For one thing, I was still using a Blackberry! Those things are practically extinct now. It’s fitting that this report was published above about the top apps being used on smartphones. Google and Facebook continue to dominate as always.
26 Nov 2016
All I have to say is, thank god I don’t have to participate in Black Friday anymore whether it is as a shopper or as a salesperson working in retail. There used to be this sort of allure around Black Friday that kind of intrigued me and I can only remember it for one year. It was the night after Thanksgiving and my local mall was having this thing where they opened early and there was a performance and I was meeting up with my best friend and I was eating it all up. I don’t think it is like that at all anymore and this photo proves just how chaotic the whole event can be. This photo was taken at a Nike outlet in Seattle on Black Friday and it looks like the customers just came in and destroyed the place. How is this going to be a fun shopping environment for anyone? It’s one of the reasons why I can’t be bothered with shopping at outlets or thrifting anymore because it’s the sifting part that gives me such anxiety. Ain’t nobody got the patience for that – at least I don’t. -_-
Here’s hoping that all of you can stay safe and shop online (hello Cyber Monday!) or hopefully today you shopped for Small Business Saturday!
18 Nov 2016
On this Thanksgiving, I am very grateful that my brother instilled in me a love for shoes – sneakers in particular. Is it too early for us to begin crafting up our Christmas wish list? This may be at the top! They’ll sit nicely next to my Oreo Flyknit Racers that I got from Kevin LAST Christmas!
Nike unveiled their “Triple Black” flyknit racer and it is so beautiful. These will be on sale starting November 30th… leaves me enough time for them to get under our family Christmas tree…