By: Josh Agerstrand
Here’s to you @JoeIggy… #5boro – So much respect Mark.
Listen to this while you’re doing whatever it is that you do. It’s great, fresh and inspiring. This is 22 minutes of 26 of the most influential underground artists with the beats produced by Ryan Hemsworth. Мишка’s Class of 2012 Hyperbolic Chamber Ensemble from Miska Bloglin, look here.
Featuring (in order of appearance):
MondreM.A.N., Squadda B, TRPLBLK, Chavis Chandler, Kool A.D., Big Baby Gandhi, Key Nyata, Isaiah Toothtaker, Joeybagadoughnutz, Dizzy D, Supa, Snaxx, Left Leberra, Don D, Rod Fuego, 9Gs, Zachg, Lakutis, Fat Tony, Lofty305, Lowercase, Himself the Majestic, Shady Blaze, Keyboard Kid, Antwon, Western Tink & Chippy Nonstop.
While Annabelle and I were walking around San Diego’s finest “Big 3 Parts Exchange” swap meet held at Qualcomm Stadium, I found myself facenated with the interiors of several different campers and moter-homes. Each design is amazing in it’s own right. After looking at these, I remembered the saying “There are two great day’s in a man’s life, the day he buys his boat and the day he sells it.” I imagine most apply that mentality to the ownership of these…
1964 Airstream Safari 22′
1959 Bluebird (Greyhound) Conversion
1968 Newell (Peterbuilt Influence)
Yesterday, Annabelle and I found ourselves at the most bizarre swap-meet we had ever been to. This particular one is held in the parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium. 1/3 of it was automotive junk. 1/3 were incredibly restored vintage cars. And the final 1/3 was a standard swap-meet filled with “ordinary” household items. One thing I notice over most things this morning was that most of the men pulled wagons.
The Junípero Serra Museum, in Presidio Park, is an extremely familiar landmark in San Diego. This particular museum stands atop the hill recognized as the site where California began. In 1769 a Spanish Franciscan missionary, Father Junípero Serra, with a group of soldiers led by Gaspar de Portolá, established Alta California’s first mission and presidio (fort). On July 16, 1769, near the site where the museum now stands, Fr. Serra founded the Mission San Diego de Alcalá.
If you’re looking for some great creative ideas, just get this book. Sibella Court : is a beautiful stylist and I encourage everyone to find their creative soul and work with it. This book, Etcetera and her website are all very inspirational but it’s all up to you… Annabelle : I love you for helping me find my creative soul.
Spending a lazy sunday at home with Annabelle and Irish.
Ponte Winery is in the heart of the “Temecula Wine Country” in Temecula, California. The landscape is something out of a story book and the full grape vines seem to go on forever. To give this place even more weight, it is where Anna and I had our wedding reception. One of the fun details about the contract for having your reception here is that they send you two bottles of wine once you return from your honeymoon. We recently sent in our order … and wa-la! Just in time for Valentines day.
Twigg’s coffee house : This morning I woke up early to meet Joe, a good friend of mine for coffee. We typically go to Twigg’s when we do go out and we choose this coffee house because of the great aesthetics and environment as a whole. Twigg’s is a full bakery where they bake award-winning wedding cakes along with essential breakfast pastries … where breakfast pastries are one of my true weaknesses. Shoot, I look forward to any kind of breakfast. I want breakfast.
Santa Fe Train Station San Diego, California … an old soul.
I seriously can’t tell or explain to you how much I truly want an Eames® Molded Plastic “Dowel” Leg Side Chair. These chairs have always made me stare and I honestly can’t wait to actually own one of my own. The “dowel” leg side is the first of the three photos below and the wooden legs do a number on me. I want to fall asleep in it, on it or even around it … and dream of wonders, encouragement and creativity. “It will be mine, oh yes – It will be mine.”
Moonrise Kingdom : If you don’t love this, I don’t love you. Rumor is May/June … but either way, YES!
One amazing perk to working for a reputable high fashion skate shop is that the brands you sell want to keep you happy. In this case, Vans sent me some amazing Vault Sk8 Hi’s in a nice finished black leather. I am seriously going to wear the crap out of these all the time. Seriously, this is a good looking shoe! Thanks Vans.
El Vitral | I haven’t eaten there yet, but I plan to based on pure aesthetics. The building looks incredible.
Coranado, California | One of my favorite places on earth, next to San Clemente, CA., Grand Targee, WY., and McCall, ID. I like to come here to be reminded how amazing life is.
Fruit Bats – “Tripper” 2011
Hotel El Cortez: Cortez Hill, San Diego.
This hotel looks awesome! It’s one of the first recognizable buildings each time I drive into downtown San Diego. I love how lit up it is at night and it seems so full of personality. I would love to stay there one night, just for the full experience.
Imperial Beach – San Diego, California.
Lazy “Superbowl” Sunday | Annabelle and I spent the morning at Kobey’s swap meet looking and searching for new/old treasures. Kobey’s is the local San Diego swap meet held at the Valley View Casino Center parking lot … or formally known as the Sports Arena, home of the San Diego Clippers. It’s one of the most amazing swap meets I have ever been to! Luckily, the two of us found an amazing address book (picture #1). As you select the letter of the last name that you’re looking for, the address book pops open to reveal only the people with that last name. Pure magic… and from the 60′s. #goodfind #swapmeet
Japanther – “beets, limes and rice” 2011
I really like this band, they remind me of the Ramones.
Happy Groundhog Day, Thanks Punxsutawney Phil … you saw your shadow today!