This might be a slight departure from the usual content here, but I’m posting it because I honestly think that an hour in a kayak in Alamitos Bay (near Belmont Shore & Naples Island, in beautiful Long Beach) is pretty much the best way you can spend $10 in Los Angeles County (not including pizza or tacos). My daughter and I are huge fans – we go about once a week throughout the summer. The combination of outdoors fun, cool water, and good exercise is kind of unbeatable. Please pardon the low res screen cap from my old GoPro – you get the idea. Check out Kayaks On The Water for more info, and their Yelp page is helpful too. You can even take your dog (but you’ll need to bring a suitable dog life jacket).
For this week’s installment of T-Shirt of the Week, I’m rather shamelessly plugging my own brand, Selector, known for obscure reggae references done in nice type, according to some discerning friends anyway. We just dropped this new color of the popular Everyting tee for Fall/Autumn 2017. Also, on a related note, we are currently doing our Labor Day sale, wherein you can get all the stuffs, at 40% off the usual price of said stuffs. Check out the Selector online shop and use promo code LABORDAZE40. Enjoy. Or fulljoy, as the case may be.
If you’re into reggae vinyl at all, you’ll love the art opening at LA’s HVW8 gallery this Friday. They’ve collaborated with One Love Books to bring In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious, the first West Coast solo exhibition of work by iconic and prolific Jamaican illustrator Wilfred Limonious (1949–99). At the same time, they’re opening Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London, which relates to another upcoming title from One Love Books. After researching various reggae LPs and twelve-inches from his record collection, photographer Alex Bartsch has shot fifty sleeves in their original London locations, holding them up at arm’s-length so that they blend in with their surroundings, decades later.
Is Reykjavík in the house? Without a doubt. The weirdos at Stay Weird Forever have been busy staying weird, and now they’re back with another great T-shaped garment for your weird consideration. It says “Iceland” and features the country’s most famous export on it too.
Another fun lapel pin design from my talented friend artist/designer Benjie Escobar which is kinda snarky and reps East LA culture nicely. Benjie has coined the new “tacos before vatos” type catchphrase here, and in all honestly it’s probably slightly healthier to go with the frutas anyway. Get it in Benjie’s online store.