I was in IF+D the other day dropping off some art, and I came across these amazing hand-crafted dish sets. Each was has different elements of graffiti, and some are pretty intricate. I know some will hate saying that such products are just a confirmation of how graff is just another comidity, bought cheap and sold out...But looking at these, it is obvious, the act of letter writing is very dear to the heart of the creator of these fetish objects. I'm sold.
The detail on the truck is amazing. And ther is everything you need, cups, various plates, and bowls.
If you follow me on twitter, you may have noticed me whining about having to wait for some wheelset to come in. Thank my lucky stars that Fast Folks finally got that shit in. What we have here is a nice little fixie built up from an old Shcwinn road racer, after giving it a little custom paint, (furious pink blending into diamond grey with a triple acylic clearcoat.) I handed it over to Neil, and he hooked it up with a nice Soma seat, a perfect set of riser bars, clear Oury grips, all new hardwear, and some All-City hubs laced with black spokes to Velocity deep-v's. White in the back, silver in the front. The matching quad LED's are a plus as well. It's got a buttery new bottom bracket and a 46:17 gearing, and I fucking love it.
Thanks Dino for the frame, and to Natalie, and everyone at Fast Folks for hooking it up!
Here is a recent sampling of some things I thought was cool enough to spend money on...
First up, a great example of Chinese bootleg technology. It actually writes letters quit well, but I'm not so sure about it's permanant-ness.
Evan Gruzis- Dark Systems A great book I picked up from The Menil Collection bookstore. On the sale rack for like $5. A great Los Angeles based artist, he makes amazing images of Cali pop culture, all with pen and ink.
And while in Houston, saw some great graffiti:
Last but not least, I picked up some new Deluxe wood from No Comply skateshop in Austin. I've been riding blanks for a minute, so it feels good to finally have a quality board underneath my feet, all for $45 with grip.