Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I've moved! When I said I was working on a new project, this is what I meant. If you haven't been redirected already, it means you don't have javascript turned on. In which case, click HERE.

Thanks to everyone who's tuned into Commonventures over the last year or so, and I hope you like the new site.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I realize that

I haven't been posting that much. You'll see why in a few days. I'm working a project. Hold tight!

Monday, January 11, 2010

january 11th - day 6

Monday, January 11, 2010

Preview of my Vacay


Monday, January 11, 2010

january 10th- day 5

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Sunday, January 10, 2010

january 9th 2010

day 4.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

run tings

So recently I've gotten into running. Its probably a good thing haha. I've found that the more I focus on music and stuff, the more I can zone out from what I'm actually doing and just enjoy the music. With that said, my favourite discovery is a mix that A-Trak did for Nike.

The 43 minute mix is called "Running Man" and its basically a long, super smooth, super positive blend of tunes, put together by Mr. A-Trak himself. The tune starts gradually building from a warm-up period, incorporating an extended middle section that finds a pavement-pounding groove, and ending with a downtempo closure for cooling down. The funny thing is that, the first "Say Whoa" section is actually a sample from his album Infinity +1, and later features a verse from KiD CUDi. According to A-Trak, this is because he wanted to showcase his new electric style, without straying too far from his Hip-Hop roots.

All in all, its a great mix and the cover art is pretty cool. For any of you runners out there, I'd give it a try.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Ron English x The Simpsons

In his classic style of POPART!, Ron English has teamed up with Homer to create an image to commemorate their 20th anniversary episode... check it out

Saturday, January 09, 2010

a day late- january 8th 2010

day 4.

Friday, January 08, 2010

espn 3d available in june!

Well, I knew it would happen. First 3D movies, and now 3D TV. This is amazing, and I'm really excited. Basically, it all begins with Sony offering 3D Tv's this summer, and right in time for the World Cup, ESPN will launch ESPN3D. ESPN promises to show at least 85 live events on this new channel, which may come at an added cost for viewers. If you are no stranger to 3D movies, you will understand how seeing Beckham bend it in all glories of height, width and depth is a life changing experience.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

january 7th 2010

day 3.

Thursday, January 07, 2010


From January 14th to January 20th, one of my favourite female photographers will be putting on an exhibit at the Yancey Richardson Gallery in NYC. Based out of LA, Alex Prager has always managed to keep my attention through her photography. This show, is just another reason why I wish I lived in NYC.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

wings + horns spring 2010

I've realized recently that Wings + Horns is definitely one of my favourite clothing companies right now. I don't know what it is about them specifically, but I just seem to like what they're doing. Although recently they split into Wings + Horns Archive, and Wings + Horns Research, I'm just going to post their offerings into one post.

As always, the garments are simple, but of the highest quality. This seems to be a trend out of the Vancouver production company, seeing as Reigning Champ seems to follow the same style of simple but well put together.

Anyways, check out the s/s10 offerings from W+H. I'll start saving now...

Thursday, January 07, 2010

xxl freshman class report card 2009

Recently, XXL put out their list of the best "freshman" to hiphop of 2009, complete with a writeup and grades. Drake, Wiz Khalifa, J.Cole, Asher Roth, B.O.B, KiD CUDi are among those on the list. Truly, these guys are the future of hip hop. I'm at a point where I'm really starting to have faith in HipHop again, since the arrival of people like Wiz, Drizzy, WALE and CUDi. I guess only time will tell how the future unfolds for these Freshman. Until then, lets see how they did on the report card.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

january 6th 2010

Day 2.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

kanye west vh1 storytellers

VH1 recently put out a DVD of Kanye Wests performances. The 70 minute dvd features over 10 ten songs, plus a lengthy Q&A period with Mr. West himself. I bootlegged the DVD a few hours ago and gave it a watch, its pretty cool. Say what you will about Mr. West, but the man always has something to say. If you can't find it online, or want to won a copy for yourself, go here to purchase it from Amazon.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Art Of Facts featuring Futura

13th Witness just produced a very cool little video showcasing the skills of the notorious Futura. I really like this video simply because of the way its shot, and the way that they play with focus in the video.

Brian Wood has done something I've really like here. He's mixed military with nautical elements, which I've seen attempted before, and not pulled off nearly as well as this. I really like the simplicity of this line. Anyways, check out some of it.


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Full Circle - January 5th 2010

So, in the spirit of getting my shit together, I've started a new project. I plan on taking a NICE picture every day, for 365 days. At the end, maybe I'll throw them into a NAICE colored book or something. Who knows. We'll see where it goes. Nevertheless, even though I should have started on the 1st, I've started now because it seemed like an arbitrary place to start. So, here it is, my first picture of the year...

...It seemed appropriate.

I'm thinking I'll make this thing into a book.

I have been waiting this album since I first heard their first CD. Honestly, I love love love these guys. Although their album isnt the BEST I've heard from last year, its just so god damn happy and upbeat that it makes me want more of them. Honestly, I love it so much. I'm sitting here listening to "White Sky" and LOVING every second of it. At this point I'm just ranting, but you have to download this album.


Seriously. Get it. Its fantastic.

I've always wanted a pair of these but I'm having trouble bringing myself to copping. Anyways, Common Projects have released a picture of their new Achilles. This year, its features a gum sole and brown leather backing, in both White and Black. Mostly, they're puuurty.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Cheers To Finger Power!

How many times have you been stuck without battery power? Its happened to all of us. Well, designers Song Teaho & Hyejin Lee have solved the problem. If your battery dies, simply take it out, swing it around your finger a few times, and you're good.

Monday, January 04, 2010

ida mariah - fortress around my heart

My step dad showed me this album yesterday and I've been listening to it ever since. Apart from the actual Vampire Weekend album that comes out in a few days, I think I've found my 2010 equivalent for the Vampire Weekend album. I listened to it non-stop last year, and so far, this is having the same effect.

I don't know what I like so much about this album, but so far this obscure Norwegian girl has captured my interest in a big way.

I seriously seriously really recommend you download this, in a big way. Its currently my favourite album. Its so simple.

Download HERE

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Ahah, I know, stupid.

But I got them because I think they're jokes.

Saturday, January 02, 2010


Saw Rachel today before I go back to uni...took some pictures, chilled, had earl grey.

This has got to be one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

beautiful buildings...

Crooked House, Poland

Stone House, Poland

Kansas City Library, USA

Rotating Building, Dubai

Have you ever seen a building in motion that actually changes its shape? Sounds unbelievable but not to Dr. David Fisher. This building will never appear exactly the same twice.

It is amazing but you will have the choice of waking up to sunrise in your bedroom and enjoying sunsets over the ocean at dinner.

In addition to being such an incredible engineering miracle it will produce energy for itself and even for other buildings because it will have wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor (picture 2). So an 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines, making it a true green power plant.

National Library, Minsk

House Attack!, Austria

Ideal Palace, France

The Eden Concept, UK

Wonderworks, USA