Stumbled across this guys work*- his name is Cheeming Boey. He lives in CA and draws amazing things on foam cups using sharpies. A big step up from the Vans I did last Christmas, eh?
You should really take a few minutes and browse what he's done here.

Here is what he says about his work:
drawing on cups is a challenge. unlike a flat canvas, u have to consider compositions from all around. which is what i spend most of my time doing off the top of my head.

i dont do initial drafts on the cup. i do that on paper, but even that is rare, most of the time its a straight shot. part of the fun is not messing up..and that can happen anytime. sometimes, 95% into the work.

how do i mess up? its styrofoam, it charges up easy. lint can stick to it, so can tiny hairs. when it gets caught on my sharpie, and i am not aware of it, a fine point can suddenly become a broad stroke.

if i mess up, i drink out of it.

some cups take a few hours, including what feels like a relatively simple one. some takes months, because i draw something great, and i am afraid of messing it up with the next stroke. so i tend to wait and think for days, or weeks.

i am still constantly refining my strokes. its hard when u get one shot, and u cant undo an error.
but thats also part of why i enjoy it.
i must be some sort of a masochist.

i hope my works can inspire others to think outside the canvas.
its not always what you draw on, its what you draw.

if you look closely, you'll see rom, the cat.

*via All About Orange



Attended this show last week with my friend, Erica. It's a trade-only show so it's a good way to test/check things out. I don't really know much about kicking tires and getting down to specifics cuz, you know, I'm a girl and all that... which really means I walk through and point at all that's 'pretty'. :) I really enjoy getting a pulse on what's coming out, observing merging trends and taste testing the electrolyte goodies. No Schleck sitings but at least saw some cool stuff.
Urban bikes are picking up momentum and I snapped a few pics of some I liked. These I think were my favorite of the show, Biomega. WOW. Such amazing design! I really, really admire their attention to every sculpted detail. Modern, clean and tasteful.

Cinelli is a given. They have beautiful, classic styles.

This Masi stopped me in the aisle. Look at those wheels.... aaarhhhllll I drooled a little. So purdy. Complete with a white chain.

Puma has joined with, guess who, Biomega, and made some urban styles. Thought the paint colors were cool. If this doesn't reach some trendy kids, I don't know what will.

Cycle Style

Don't know why, but over the weeks I have collected a few images of people on bikes. Ok- mostly guys with great style...on bikes. I think style is something most people can appreciate. Either people have it or they don't. And the latter is okay, but the former is inspiring so I'm sharing some of them with you.

Plus, a little yum factor is a good thing.... :)

Left: Love this guy sporting old school Sperry's.

And the girl with green wheels waiting by cute-guy with green bike. I like the 'story' in this image. The colors they are wearing help- the muted greys and browns with only green in the bikes. Look at him: suitcoat, brown cords and sand desert books? Well done, I say. What happened next? Do you think ever saw her?

Ah, to be strolling through Euro avenues looking as darling as this girl...