Friday, 24 April 2009
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Homegrown clothing company Second Son decided that the G20 protests would provide perfect settings for its Spring/Summer '09 catalogue shots. It was right. Love the shirts too, especially the tweedy one with leather elbow patches. Click the pics for the full image.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
I've been digging through the piles of old clothes that I no longer wear and have made the decision to part with something of a significant part of my teen years (and beyond).
I got my first Stussy top when I was 14 and I remember the trip with Mum to Cult Clothing to get it. That top, and several others I bought since, is now on a well-known internet auction site. I've got no idea if I'll get anything for them but I think there is a market for old Stussy stuff. I'll know in a week.
Update: All sold for £77! That'll do nicely.
Friday, 10 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Some of you (LOL etc) must have been wondering why my posts have slowed somewhat recently. It's because I've been back at work. Literally back. I have been and will be at Marketing Week again. Only three days since eventually getting the heave-ho, I'm back as a freelancer. I'm there for a total of ten days, which should bring in the same amount as I was making in a month when I was full time. This will obviously leave the rest of the month for other work. Or...
This place opened today. Mile End skatepark. It's only minutes from my flat. Amazing. And it will be even better when I'm actually good enough to use any of the obstacles (or whatever they're called), apart from rolling up and down the bump bits.
Also today, Weartested, a super-comprehensive skateshoe review site, was updated with a breakdown of the Adidas Campus Vulc. I helped out with this by checking over the words – the guy who writes it is German. But his English is probably better than mine. Check it out.
Saturday, 4 April 2009
While listening to the podcast or Erol Alkan's music A-Z on Rob Da Bank's Radio 1 show, I decided to come up with mine.
M – MGMT: Kids
For the Spotifiers among you, here's the playlist. I had to change P from The Floyd to Purple Rain by Prince and the ZZT track to Lower State of Consciousness.
Friday, 3 April 2009
This may be old news as far as this blog is concerned – I did it while I still had a job – but I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
Thursday, 2 April 2009
I went here today. Well not actually "here" as in the place in the picture, but "here" as in the Job Centre Plus (plus what?).
As should have been predicted, I needed a lot more paperwork than I was told I would. So I have to go back tomorrow morning. Fantastic. I think I've scraped it all together though. Apart from bank statements. Since going all green, like, I no longer get paper bank statements. So I would have to go and print them off in an internet café. Um... no.
So after all that fun, it was on to the job hunting bit. I got some details of some jobs that looked as if they'd help me make a move into the world of online advertising. But, as Marie pointed out, they're probably telesales jobs. They are. Um... no.
So then I went skateboarding.
(this isn't me)
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
This was the only page greeting me when I tried to check NikeSB.0rg this morning:
NikeSB.org shutdown due to Multiple Nike LawsuitsHmmmmm... Let's see if that's still there tomorrow.
Tue Mar 31 2009 12:12:22 Eastern Time
March 31st of 2009 - NikeSB.org, the popular fan site from Virginia Beach,VA has today announced that it is forced to close down due to multiple legal actions brought against it by Nike Inc. Nike claimed that NikeSB.org infringed its trade marks and copyright by user submitted content with other brands registered trademarks, and have recently obtained a judgment in the United States rendering NikeSB.org's organization of news/info on SB sneakers unlawful.
As of today, NikeSB.org will not be in the position to accept any new members. Furthermore, NikeSB.org is working closely to follow up on any transactions held between our members. The staff of NikeSB.org will make sure that nobody will get hurt in the crossfire of this ordeal.
"Today is Nike's victory, with this precedent set, next week could already be the stage for complaints from Nike about the samething, or from other brands about fan sites such as NikeTalk, BapeTalk, or PumaTalk.", stated Jeremy Wilder, formerly known as the developer of NikeSB.org.
"That's the latest dark spot in their track record as an industry leader. The Empire finally 'won', few dominating blogs from the States probably will rejoice the news, but everybody else in the sneaker world lost something today."