“Everyone holds his fortune in his own hands, like a sculptor the raw material he will fashion into a figure. But it’s the same with that type of artistic activity as with all others: We are merely born with the capability to do it. The skill to mold the material into what we want must be learned and attentively cultivated.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Many of my friends are aspiring artists like myself. Being a […]
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” – Henry David Thoreau Recently I’ve focused my energy on strengthening my inner power. This essence is something that can […]
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” -Albert Camus This weekend provided a taste for what I believe Summer 2015 has in store. The weather was hot, the nights were long, and the vibes were strong. Let the good times roll on, like the rockin’ sea below. Cheers to another weekend in paradise; this is only the beginning.
“We’re not shy about our ambitions and we live to inspire others. We like our clothes classic, and our goals lofty.” – The Mighty Company I was recently introduced to The Mighty Company through the wonderful world of Instagram. With their timeless taste and meticulous tailoring, this independent brand resonated with me instantly. These guys equip their buyers with classic pieces designed specifically for the rebellious, forward-thinking individual ready to shake up the world. They also understand […]
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates Photographed by Evan Woods, Ace Hotel DTLA When I first moved to Chinatown, I was curiously drawn to a large hill on White Knoll Dr. As I ascended, the familiar flow of Jay-Z and Kanye flooded my mind, “Made a right on 79th, I’m coming down South Shore Drive (I remain Chi-Town) […]
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” -Michael Jordan As I made my way up the third concrete hill of my hood, I repeated to myself, // you’re stronger than you know // For the entirety of my run, I compared my physical stamina to that of my mental endurance. In life there will always be hills. Most of us see the hill and run for cover, […]
Soaring east– Three birds took flight chasing away the demons & shadows of your yesterday. –M.R. As the Summer sun trapped its heat in my apartment, I began to lose energy. Before I could melted into a relaxed state similar to that of a sauna, I decided to kill two birds (never a Mockingbird) with one stone; I headed out for a late afternoon stroll to escape the heat and re0energize. This has become something I […]
Got no deeds to do, No promises to keep. I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep. Let the morning time drop all its petals on me. Life, I love you; All is g r o o v y || –59th Street Bridge Song, Simon & Garfunkel It was the first week of May and a heat wave engulfed the city of Los Angeles. A wave similar to that of the ocean when it casts its lazy spell and shifts your […]