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‘Name Tagging’ by Martha Cooper

Last month, pioneering Hip-Hop documentarian Martha Cooper debuted her newest publication Name Tagging at the OBEY Pop-Up Shop. Covering the prevalent notion of tagging with stickers once used primarily in the corporate environment, we took the opportunity to visit with Martha Cooper regarding her book, her contributions to graffiti and Hip-Hop and the importance of her getting involved early on as a photographer and the difficulty current photographers face.

Director: Devin San Martin

from: Hypebeast

Pomona Car Swap Meet (06-06-2010)

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adidas Originals – Women’s Collection Lookbook

(For the curious, the track playing is Friendly Fires – Paris [Aeroplane Remix featuring Au Revoir Simone].)


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Origins of the “Dirty Dog”, aka Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog

Without fail, I always manage to eat one of these things after a long night of drinking in Hollywood. I’m sure you have, too.

But have you ever wondered, during your drunken stupor, where the Dirty Dog actually comes from? Believe it or don’t, it’s actually not born and raised in LA.

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Really interesting look at inner city bike culture, a far cry from the fixed gears.

$89 Steak and Eggs?!?

from NYMag columnist, Daniel Maurer:

Marc Forgione gets some play today in the obligatory Daily News article about hot-headed chefs, but he tells us the whole Ron Lieber debacle is “behind us now,” and he’s more worked up about something he plans to add to his brunch menu this Sunday. At $89, it may be tempting to put his “hardcore, over-the-top steak and eggs,” as he describes it, in the category of a $1,000 paella, but Forgione says “the restaurant doesn’t even make money on this thing,” since he pays about $9.50 a pound to secure the 30-ounce cut of Creekstone Farms 28-day dry-aged rib eye (you’ll recall Creekstone is all the rage these days). “It costs me $30 just to get the steak on the plate,” says Forgione. The dish, which serves two, comes with two Feather Ridge farm eggs, two hash browns, North Country applewood smoked bacon, homemade maple-and-fennel-pork sausage, and country toast. It comes with a bloody or mimosa. No, they are not unlimited.

I’m sure this is worth the price (in an alternate universe where I am filthy stinking rich) but hot dang, I also don’t mind the deal at Norm’s.

Finley/Wamble Project – Houston, Texas

from: Dwell

Baxter Finley, Barber & Shop

“BAXTER FINLEY, BARBER & SHOP” New Barber Shop Opens in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA (April 30, 2010) – Baxter of California, the premium men’s grooming line since 1965, is getting into the service business with their first Barber Shop, “Baxter Finley Barber & Shop”. Aptly named after the brands founder, Mr. Baxter Finley, the new shop name is considered as an homage to brands founder.

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Volk Racing TE37V

B’s car sportin’ them new kicks. Splendid.

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