"ULYSSES" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The personification of Quest✖SAINT✖Jacobs

Come, my friends.
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.

It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven,
that which we are, we are,--
One equal temper of heroic hearts, ☜
☞ Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will ☜
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Giancarlo Zema's Glowing Decor

As i was searching for an illuminated nightstand, I found this.
Manufactured with a high design content, from natural materials like wood scratched by several resin rings that lighten at sunset, the illuminated chair and coffee table set is sure to capture your attention with its engaging glow. A series of ethnic and exclusive furnishing, this Unique and eye-catching Bright Woods’ furniture collection are currently on display at the Design in Nature exhibition in the Triennale Design Museum as part of the Milan Furniture Fair. Original designed by Giancarlo Zema for the Avanzini Group, these radiant pieces we’re enamored with the unique aesthetic that’s equal parts alien nation and woodland tranquility. Available in several colours and essences.

Tequila Taco Night - Epic Meal Time

“YOUTUBE Money!”

♬ ✞ ♤ ✈ ★ Trends


NEWS: $319 Mega Million Winners... and the guy who passed.

Lottery officials will unveil on Thursday the seven state workers who won the Mega Millions jackpot worth $319 million. They work for the New York State Homes and Community Renewal information services division, a source told the Daily News. They haven't reported for work since winning Friday night, but they haven't resigned either, another source said.
The group usually consisted of an 8th member who is said, “wasn’t feeling lucky.” "The word is that when they were going around the office asking who wanted in on the pool, one guy said no, that he wasn't feeling lucky," said Jill Cook... "They asked him twice. They said, 'Are you sure?' and he said yeah, he was going to pass this time. I feel horrible for him."

News: John Thompson's $14 Million Overturned

John Thompson: a BLACK-MAN, who was FALSELY convicted of robbery and murder in 1984 has finally been freed. (Even after it was proven that the state prosecutor, who sent him to jail withheld evidence which would have proved his innocence, Thompson was Not immediately released… -_-)
After being freed, he attempts to sue the New Orleans D.A. (which at the time was headed by The HARRY CONNICK; father of the famous N.O. performer) for wrong doing. He won a modest $14 million. BUT, this was appealed and taken to the Supreme Court where it was over-turned yesterday. Simply stating, “the misconduct in the case was the work of a single miscreant prosecutor,” and the case did not prove “deliberate indifference” on the part of Mr. Connick. Regardless of the prosecutor being an Employee of the State, this was a good enough reason to not give John Thompson any form of reparation for his 18 years innocently served in state jail, 14 of which were in isolation on death row.

The same way there are laws to protect doctors from being sued, there are laws to protect lawyers. Thompson’s lawyers went about suing them the wrong way. Resulting in an appeal sent to a conservative supreme court. Not a formula working in  John Thompson’s favor. But if the prosecutor cannot be held accountable here, than when? 

The justice system ruined this mans life, and is denying him life yet again. Taking him from his life at a young age, putting him through hell, and now allowing him to leave jail. This may seem like a relief at first glance, but when you are John Thompson, unemployed, no experience, no life, starting from nothing at this point is more than stressful. The life they have now allowed him to live is far more difficult than the one he has recently left.
A third of offenders, re-offend… whether it is ignorance or the stresses of life, prison has proven to be nothing relative to rehabilitation.
S/O to the justice system…
S/O to the judges ㋡

DJs Qbert x Shiftee x Rafik

Traktor was on the menu at a Breakfast of Champions recently, hosted at Qbert's crib in San Francisco. Witness a three-way jam session with DMC Champs Qbert, Shiftee and Rafik performing on 4 turntables with just one Traktor Scratch Pro 2 system in this video, making full use of the 10 inputs and outputs of the included Traktor Audio 10 interface.

BLACK EYE PEAS ✈ Just Can't Get Enough

Video shot a week before the earthquake and tsunami...

MUTINY hits Denton & Ft. Worth

Coltrane Curtis: Influencers ☞ ☜ Marketing

“influence is a way to #win”

M.I.A. - Paper Planes x Fabolous - Killn'em Remix

DJ Supamar x Quest SAINT Jacobs
M.I.A. "paper planes" acapella over Fab's "you be killn'em" beat

10.Deep 2011 Spring Collection

This Spring 2011 lookbook for 10.Deep shows a great array of items representing the American male. The camo t-shirts (camo is tough right now. i'm gonna do alot with it this summer. i see camo-prints going strong through the winter), sweatshirts, pants and the plaid button-downs. The stars & The stripes that express a rebel spirit blended with a military structure that sums up 10.Deep’s movement in 2011. Classic styling makes a lasting line. 10.Deep has been on the radar for years, but this is the first time I believe they’re the leader in street-wear for the past couple seasons. ㋡


"Bonjour, macaron!" - Macarons Are The New Cupcakes

On Valentine’s day weekend I was introduced to a “little cookie” that garnished my dessert. The cookie was far greater than the canoli it accompanied. For the following week, I continued to order the dessert simply to get the cookies. So I asked the chef about them and he introduced me to Pierre Herme’s Macaron. Far from affordable, these macarons make the perfect treat. And when I have $100 burning a hole in my pocket, I’ll order a case of 24.

For almost a decade, the cupcake has been on the rise. But its peak is drawing near with the growing awareness of the macaron (NOT macarooooon! This has very little to do with a coconut crusted delight). While everyone was asleep, day-dreaming about how to re-invent a re-invented design on a cupcake, the French were already ahead of the curve with the petite, and fashionable snack. And if it does not crunch lightly, then melt in your mouth, its not a true macaron. It's just another little cookie.
The major key in a lasting trend is exclusivity. Never too much. The macaron being a true pastry, and extremely difficult to make (unlike the exhausted cupcake) will keep people coming back for it. ㋡

THE UPSETTER: Life & Music of Lee "Scratch" Perry

Today we can present to you the official theatrical trailer of “The Upsetter”, a documentary telling the fascinating story of Lee “Scratch” Perry. In the 50s he burst onto the scene with a new sound that would become to be known as Reggae. He gained international recognition as the mentor of the young Bob Marley, but more importantly as a music producer and solo artist. The documentary tells the vibrant story of Perry’s downfall and his uprising again, leading to a world tourin 2006. The Upsetter is based on an interview that he gave in Switzerland in 2006.
Directed by Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala-Lough, the film will see its first screening March 25-31 in LA, with many more to follow.


The Kinɢ of Lɪʍbs

ʀɑɗɪɵʜɛɑɗ – Thɛ KinƓ of Liɱbs

*google keeps deleting the post because they hate on the impatient.
i'll repost this 7 x 70 times ㋡

Geneva Motor Show 2011

This is a short mostly featuring high-end, aftermarket tuners from the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. ABT for Audi was an apparent aesthetic paramour. (Highlights: ABT R8 GTS & ABT A6) But the creative-minds at Hamaan did an awesome job of transforming aero-kits with their color choices. RadioHead - Separator
(*The copper/black SLS Benz was ba-na-nas!)


2002: Micky Ward v. Arturo Gatti

Fight of the Century

This was a boxing fans dream fight. Two honest, exciting fighters going to war round after round trying to prove who had the most heart. But in the end, both fighters were reverent of one another, and the respect and admiration was mutual.



“Let the music find you.” – Dom Kennedy

After giving this mixtape a couple listens, and reading Dom's interviews and insights into the direction for his music this time around, I'm not impressed. The push to find his own sound within the spectrum of West Coast rap didn't grab my attention.
When one makes music for a specific demographic, they are limiting their audience. They are setting a (Maximum Compacity) for the amount of listeners/fans/customers they will be allotted. 
As a business person, why would you do that?. 
As an ARTIST... why would you do that?. Art/Music is a binding force for the world... And at the end of the day, no one cares about “West coast shit!” or where you're from. We just wanna hear good music. I don't want to hear someone trying to sound different.


Comedian: Rasheed Thurmond

"Transcedent Man" Trailer

This is a documentary on the American futurist Ray Kurzweil, a multi-millionaire, inventor, and author of numerous books, has proposed a theory that in less than five decades the speed of change occurring in society will be too quick for humans to comprehend without directly merging our intelligence with machines. It sounds very 80s sci-fi-ish. The first portion of his beliefs, the accelerating speed of change, is undeniable… but to enhance ourselves to keep up with it…? I have to argue, we can’t keep up with something that is already beyond the majority.
The movie sounds interesting enough, but a little far fetched. I’ll check it out to check to see what else there is to learn from the subject.

FORBES Five Richest Rappers

Forbes ranked hip-hop's wealthiest artists this week with the usual suspects topping the list once again. 50 Cent ranked fifth with a cool $100 million, BirdmanDr. Dre placing third with a cool $125 million. - who hasn't been on this list in years—ranked fourth with $100 million as well. And Dr. Dre placing third with a cool $125 million.
The winners here are Jay-Z and Diddy. Both topped the list with Mr. Carter taking the second spot at $450 million and Mr. Combs topping the list with a staggering $475 million. Ciroc must really be doing well for Puff.


Pharrell Williams for Harley-Davidson video

This is the story of the custom motorcycle Harley-Davidson and Rides Magazine made for Pharrell. HD and RM have teamed up for a campaign of ‘Brothers of the Bike,’ which is expanding Harley’s demographic and erasing the prejudice stigma.
Last June I made a trend prediction: vintage bikes and Dobermans. So far I’m one for two…
You can hang on to your Harley homie... I'll take a '64 Beemer R50/2. Thanks. ㋡


TEDDY BOY Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

TEDDY BOY’s collection for Autumn 2011 was showcased at Project in Las Vegas last month. It’s a new twist on the classics. “The collection is top-heavy focusing on basics with a twist. Button-ups are all cotton with the top button moved from the center to the side hidden under the collar…” You’ll also find good use of popular fabrics including wax cottons, plaids, and tweed suits.
a new interpretation on the styles of the past with a modern feel. 


Another hit from Schott NYC. For Fall 2011, their classic Perfecto Jacket will come in a check pattern Harris Tweed version. If you can rock the classiest motorcycle jacket anyone has ever seen, you’ll be way ahead of the game. The classic design is timeless, making it a necessity. 
James Dean would've rocked it... ㋡


STUSSY Toronto going nuts for BIG SEAN

ROBERU Leather NEX-5 Holder

Despite being a popular choice in its domestic Japan and parts of South East Asia, the CMOS sensor Sony Alpha NEX-5 has still resided in the shadows of more popular yet less similarly-sized cameras from the competing Micro 4/3rds range. Leather brand Roberu ensure NEX-5 fans are properly protected with a new half case and strap. The holder comes in either brown, black or natural over at THINK SILLY.
I will need this by the end of the month. Camera comes first.

The PEEL App

Anyone who has spent too much time surfing through countless television channels knows that, despite the thousands of options, finding something worthwhile to watch can be a challenge. This is why fuseproject has developed an iPhone app called “Peel”. The application learns what programming interests you most and then tells you what’s on television, filtering out channels that don’t match your preferences. The Peel app also features a receptor with a sleek, modern design available in three different fruit-shaped forms (apple, pear or orange) that relays your iPhone signal to your television, allowing you to use the phone as a remote for easy channel surfing.



For the “lazy than-a-mug” and the walking impaired, I present to you a $1500, stripped-down SEGWAY, INVENTIST’s new SOLOWHEEL is geared for the mobile urbanite. The "self-balancing electric unicycle" operates through gyroscopic technology, with a 1000-watt rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers. On a full charge (which takes about 45 minutes), the Solowheel lasts two hours—but the battery actually recaptures energy when going downhill.
Basic Vocab - Come Get With It
Weighing only 20 pounds and consisting of little more than a simple wheel with a fold-up foot platform on either side, you can easily throw it in bag once you reach your destination, or carry it by the handle. 


Beauty in Damaged Places

Learning first hand the power of art in resolving conflicts, French street artist known simply as  JR embarked on an unlikely journey of documenting the “faces” in these conflicts and creating large scale illegal exhibitions. Almost at an instant, the often-silly portraits peel back the threatening aura and get people to see the true “enemies” are really the prejudicial thoughts within themselves. In winning the 2011 TED Prize, JR announced on his most ambitious plan yet, a global participatory project where everyone around the globe can contribute in photo form and the resulting art can be exhibit anywhere. By doing so, JR hopes more walls of preconceive notions, of century-old conflicts, of often-resolvable differences can be tear down, completely. Join JR’s mission at INSIDE OUT PROJECT.


Following a view of the collection last month, Band of Outsiders gives us a look into the actual runway show it held back in February. Taking on a 70s-era Californian rock climber’s aesthetic, the collection itself found inspiration from the book The Stonemasters, a story revolving around a small band of young rock climbers, decked out in bandanas, shades and cutoffs, who came together and blew open the conventions of climbing. 
One of the more imaginative runways shows, with an amazing collection.


Touch Screen Everything ☞ VENDING MACHINE ☜

The digital vending machine features a 47-inch touchscreen display with a camera mounted at its top. Sensory data is interpreted by an internal processor to recognize the sex and estimate the age of an individual who approaches the device, displaying recommendations based on this data. selecting a product brings up additional information about it prior to purchase.
Innovative for its use of targeted marketing through the visual analysis, “acure” makes use of its intelligent marketing' system even when not in use by a customer, to display advertising imagery appropriate to the time of day, temperature, and season. For example, the product showcased shown on a cold morning might be a hot coffee,
while on a sunny summer day, a glass of ice water or a soda with lime.

now about six months into the projected installation plan, the company has calculated that their machines make approximately three times the number of sales of other vending machines.

one of the great advantages to a digital machine is that it is updatable in realtime. replacing stock is a precise process, as the machine relays its needs to its central server, which dispatches deliveries once a day, and any sold out products are not included in the display in the meantime. because multiple 'acure' machines can be centrally controlled, they can be used in emergency situations to provide free beverages.

'acure' is also suica-compatible, referring to the ability of metro system riders to use their transit system passes as debit cards.

the first machine was installed in shinagawa station last august, and the company's plans to install
approximately 500 machines by march 2012 are already underway throughout tokyo.