Monthly Archives: November 2009

tropic of cancer

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.

from mountains to molehills…who nose what they want.

the nose that knows.

which do u prefer? b4 or aft?


gucci cafe.

milan y tokio.
eat gucci too.
iz good.

Hoo-Ha…how would you like your eggs?

How do you have your eggs in the morning? Sunny-side-up, Scrambled, over-easy or hard-boiled? If the latter of the four describes your taste…you may want to kick it up a notch, and I’m not talking catsup/tobasco here. Here’s a new trend going on in Japan (of course ^_^), it’s given kids more interest in eating boiled eggs..

Shape your boiled eggs!
Here are some pictures of the cutie shapes:

Los Superelegantes

lovin’ this duo.

Abracadabra..Life After Death

“After your death you will be what you were before your birth.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer

In our world today there is a big focus on going green, staying healthy and enjoying a long, happy life. I agree that these options are all great ways to live, but I thought I’d jump ahead—to death—and see what interesting things you could do with yourself upon your departure! Now, there are many choices to pick from, such as having your ashes turned into a pencil—yes, a pencil! Or, how about mixing those ashes with combustible powder and heading into your next life as a fireworks display! Too flashy for you? Then the next option—being made into a diamond—may be out of the question as well. Either way—whether you decide to become an after-life cadaver used to train CSI agents, or convert your body into a battery—I hope you make the choice that is right for you. Decisions, decisions!
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Cash for Teeth

Diamond-studded, platinum dipped, gold smiles, they used to be hot a couple of years ago. Now some of those people who purchased them, are looking at that crap wondering, “What on earth was I thinking?” Well, never fear, there’s always a solution to everything, right? There’s a company out there that is willing to pay you money for that silly metallic thing you’ve chosen to put in your mouth…that’s right cash 4 teeth it’s sooo true.

Upon entering the site, customers are enticed by the blurb written on the home page: “America is in the midst of a NEW GOLD RUSH. Now more than ever gold is the most valuable and secure asset. Selling your gold teeth and crowns is an excellent way to bring in extra There are two types of gold teeth: removable teeth (caps, grills) and gold dental crowns. Both are sellable and very valuable.We are a 50-year family jewelery business and pay top dollar.”

Mark Porcello, the CEO of sell you gold teeth says in a press release “selling your gold teeth and crowns is an excellent way to bring in a little extra money for you and your family in these troubled financial times.”

There’s a market for everything…so WHY NOT?!


When pigs fly…

In an animal world full of jumpers, the competition to ‘take the leap’ is dominated by Pumas, Gazelles and frogs. For years these animals have been known to excel in their jumping ability. That is, until one animal accepted the challenge, breaking a world record! But, don’t be fooled by the pot-belly. Kotetsu, as he is called, is a pot-bellied pig who secured the record for ‘Highest Jump by a Pig’ when he soared 70 cm (27.5 in) into the air! Kotetsu lives at a farm in Japan where he took the leap, beating out his porky counterparts, bringing new meaning to the phrase: “when pigs fly”…

R.I.P. Jeanne-Claude


Jeanne-Claude, 74, American artist and resident of New York City, died suddenly November 18, 2009 as a result of of complications due to a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Christo is deeply saddened by the passing of his wife, partner and collaborator and is committed to honor the promise they made to each other many years ago: The art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude will continue.

Christo is dedicated to completing their current works in progress: Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, and The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates, as Jeanne-Claude would wish.


Christo and Jeanne-Claude met in Paris, France in November, 1958, sharing the same date of birth and have worked together for 51 years creating temporary works of art.

It is Jeanne-Claude’s wish that her body be donated to scientific research.

A memorial will be announced at a later date. Christo requests that flowers not be sent. Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice.

from me to u: dedications

for thibault from thibault.

Going to the movies can be $$$ but not if your arm is wrapped around Bangs. This brotha will get you popcorn n’ all that yeahhh.

p.s. If U want Bangs for Interview or enquiries please email Niriko at

for est u make my heart go giddyup

for maliea + armin. hugs y’alls

a lecture + scoops

Today Esteban and I went to a lecture by German painter Charlene Von Heyl who was speaking at the USC Grad Art Department.  Charlene was witty, humorous, and an artist who inspired me to get in the studio and just MAKE.

Having just returned from three months of making work on a prairie Charlene joked, yet sincerely told her audience that SHE WAS NOT HERE TO TALK ABOUT PAINTING.

Her large-scale works are spontaneous but not. abstract but not. subjects but not. Basically, a great big contradiction of sorts that woo the viewer with it’s compelling mysteries.

I fancied her drawings and collages the most.


After the 2-hr lecture, 4 of us met up with my best friend, dancer, Kupono Aweau, who has been on tour with the hit t.v. show So You Think You Can Dance. After a few months on the road, the dance force has returned to where they started, here in L.A.  I squeezed a quick gelato moment in before Kupono leaves for San Diego tomorrow to continue the dance tour.

We enjoyed the funkiest of flavors at Scoops, a one-of-a-kind gelateria on heliotrope and a place girls make their boyfriends treat them to after a bad fight :/


Est and I had the olive oil+salty white chocolate, Kupono had his mango+zinfandel+lychee combo, former Miss Hawaii sisters, Jonelle and Ashley Layfield also had their choice of flavors.  Jonelle mixed cofee, coconut, rum, and brown bread, while Ashley went with the chocolate mollasses which when eaten tasted exactly like a ranch or as she put it “saddle”.  The tastes were right-on, and we enjoyed our individual amalgamations very much so.

Today was good. mmm.