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Rosie, Rosie, Rosie. We can remember the exact moment we first saw you. It was a warm day, Lamb of God was on the iPod, and Surfline was on the screen. It had been a boring morning up until then, but as we reached for the Hurley Spring ’08 catalog from the teetering pile on our desk, there you were. Our life hasn’t been the same since. You were all smiles and squeaky clean, posed in some cheerleader stunt jump we hadn’t seen since junior high (not that we would hold the against you). It was like watching Saved By The Bell again for the first time. So you can imagine how overjoyed we were to see that Hurley had posted a link to your myspace page in their blog. And what a page it is! So full of life and audio and video and YOU! All joking aside, it’s about the coolest things we’ve seen any company create for one of their models, and truly shows the positive capabilities of a social networking site. So cheers to you Rosie Whatsyourface, it looks like the polish on your bloom is here to stay.
Nixon’s next leg of their rotating art installment will be hitting Downtown San Diego on November 16 at 1037 J. Street. Meshing the talents of some of the industry’s best filmers and photo junkies, it’s actually a swinging party disguised as a pseudo high-brow gathering. This time around, style makers Taylor Dunfee, Grant Brittan, Chivo, Dustin Ortiz, Tyler Nelson, Michael Carter, Dave Swift, Rob Machado, and a few other sickos will be exhibiting.
If you’re new to the fixed bike phenom, we’re here to tell you there’s just no stopping ‘em. Pardon the pun, but it’s sorta funny when one of the hottest trends on both coasts is geared (oops, there’s another one) towards passive death-wishers. As the original racing bikes, “fixies”, as they’re called, are sans breaks. Slowing and stopping is done the Fred Flintsone way. All the rage among LA and NYC hipsters, their popularity is getting just about everyone to slow down and take notice. Jocko Weyland’s recent New York Times piece gives an in-depth perspective to this thrill ride, as does this extensive Fixed Gear Gallery.