Saturday, July 18, 2009

GELASKINS - fashion for technology

I'm a big believer in personalizing everything... choosing art. I was looking for some form of sticker or artwork for my laptop when I came across this site, They have a decent sized library of art from urban artists that can fit a laptop or cell phone, or gaming devices. You can get wallpapers from the site as well to match your gelaskin for your iPhone, let's say. The artwork is varied and gorgeous. I have one of these on my work laptop, my personal laptop, and my iPhone. My personal favorite artist is Nanami Cowboy... that's the black and white image of the fish. I love that it feels like a cross between Asian art and graffiti.
This one I love because... well, because it has pandas and the girl depicted is a brunette. Like me!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

INSPIRATION - just because

I've come to realize I'm a very visual person and that's really what inspires me most. I just thought I'd share with you some images that I thought were pretty incredible...just great photography in general. Sometimes it's something that just is "in the moment", sometimes it's an incredible mood or emotion that is evoked, and sometimes it's just plain pretty.

This last one looks just like my dog Monkey, who is a chiweenie (chihuahua/dachshund mix). That's pretty dope.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

DON CHOW TACO TRUCK - kung pao tacos, burritos & tamales...WTF?

Well this was an interesting find... coming out of an art festival in Chinatown, I saw a taco truck parked on Broadway called Don Chow...the name made me stop and take a peek at their menu. It's definitely no frills... their signs have a kind of makeshift feeling to them, complete with perma-marker revisions.

What caught my eye was the Kung Pao on their sign. Kung Pao tacos, burritos and a Chimale which is a tamale filled with Kung Pao chicken or pork. They also have Chinese BBQ pork and shrimp and tofu as a filling for their tacos, and a bit of the traditional in their Carne Asada and Al Pastor. I had to try the Chimale. It's a VERY tasty tastes nothing like Kung Pao, but I loved biting into an occasional chunk of water chestnut. They served it with what tasted like a fairly traditional salsa. I'm hoping to try the soy ginger sauteed shrimp taco next time I come across them. If you're looking for something tasty that's a bit different from your regular taco. This is it.