Saturday, May 29, 2010

Favela On Blast

Releasing July 2010.


There's still hope for hip-hop videos.

June 1st

Hurricane Wilma, 2005. Miami Beach.
photos: Stevie Ites

...marks the beginning of Hurricane Season.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Miranda Kerr

Don't Stop, Get It Get It

In addition to inspiring women of all ages and races to partake in a number of unlady-like behaviors and coining the beautifully innocuous, ¨don't stop, get it, get it,¨ Miami's own Uncle Luke contributes to the Miami New Times with his newly added blog. With topics generally being Miami-centric, Luke's presence is a welcome addition to the publication. As Miami prepares for Memorial Day Weekend, Luke shares his perspective on a day that is often loved and feared throughout the city. More often than not, those emotions tend to be tied to the race and experience had by those in attendance. And with Miami's checkered history, this holiday and the divide it causes serves as another reminder of a turbulent past.

Maestro's Moves

"In this video check out Maestro as he sets off on his world tour in the spirit of this years 2010 World Cup. Follow Maestro & his intern Devlin from his digs at the Ace Hotel over to Complex Magazine, stop by to preview "Three Days In Paris" photo show at Milk studios by Philip Andelman and finishing of with adiCup NYC at Pier 40."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jamaica Cyaan Cool

Prayers go out to the people. Something has to change.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ask Jason Lee

En Francais

Off The Pitch

Monday, May 24, 2010

Guns and Drank

photo: Peter Beste


Sometimes just when life feels like it's about to break all around you, you open your eyes and you're riding out of the whitewater.

Native Son

To coincide with the opening of the new Orchard Skateshop and their non-profit art space, Extension Gallery, friend of T & T, Boston OG, and millennial renaissance man, Jahmal Williams, will be displaying an array of his artwork this Saturday, May 29. All you Boston and northeast heads would really be remiss to pass on this event. Go out and support an event that stays true to the heart and soul of what we love.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Siempre Fresco

La Camaronera, OG Miami.

South Africa 2010

June 11th, you ready?

Previously on Lost

Undeniably the greatest pilot episode in the history of television and a show that managed to raise the bar to whole new heights of what network television could be. A true epic.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pon Di Bookshelf 009

Spring Has Sprung

photos: Stevie Ites

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Idle Hands Are the Devil's Playground

Unemployment rates:
Afghanistan 40%
Iran 14%
Iraq 18-30%
Jordan 30%
Saudi Arabia 32%
Lebanon 10%
Yemen 35%
Tajikistan 60%
Pakistan 15%

No work, no food, no options.

Mr. E

"Hey, Mr. E, do you skate? Or you used to skate?"
"Why do you ask me that?"
"I don't know, it's just a feeling I have."

Out of the mouths of babes indeed. Coming out of the public school system and feeling less than enthusiastic about that experience makes my current situation that much more surreal. As my third year of teaching middle school Social Studies comes to a close and seeing myself in many of these kids, it has become only natural to reflect on my own school experience and the effect I have on my students. I'll admit, with neither pride nor shame, that I am the "cool" teacher. A title that carries two sharp edges. Being "cool" often leads the other teachers to think you let the kids do whatever the hell they feel like and with that comes a subsequent silent judgment from the faculty. Kids often associate the "cool" teacher with freedom, lack of structure, and an overall lack of supervision or expectation. Stepping into room 219 will cast those dispersions. I've had students tell me in the same breath that I am both the most strict teacher they have as well as their favorite. See, "cool" also gives me the ability to relate to the kids and therefore, get them to work or behave in ways they would not normally.

"How's Jon for you?' teachers ask.
"Good, no problems. I wouldn't even know if he was here or not. Barely speaks."
"Really? In my class, he's up walking around, talking back all the time."
"That's odd," I coyly reply.

In my first year teaching, without ever setting foot in a classroom, or a college level education class for that matter, keeping my head above water was a daily struggle. Trying to establish a teaching style of my own, manage classroom behavior, learn the curriculum, and maintain the bureaucratic standards put in place for first year teachers often resulted in daily afternoon naps on the couch just to retreat from a world of overwhelming responsibility and paperwork. In the midst of that struggle, I was given some advice by my administrator that forever changed my approach to teaching and I will be eternally grateful for. "Loosen up and be yourself." From that day on, this has been my philosophy. Wearing Jordans on a Friday, Vans lows during the week, and the occasional Weezy reference showed those kids that I know what it's like to be them. See, I haven't forgotten what it's like to be their age while many in this profession have. Sometimes school sucks. It's hard being a kid. And that's what separates me from the others - my ability to be both Peter and Pan.

"What was one of your best tricks?"
"Probably nollie flips or switch flips."
"You could do those?!"
"Could? I still can."

The New Sinatra

"Saul, we were in the City today and saw that Jazzy guy. I got his autograph."


While the rest of the world smolders with anticipation for the upcoming World Cup, the fever for futbol is slowly catching on here in the States. To coincide with the Clash of all Clashes, adidas is putting on it's annual adi-cup competition in NYC, Tokyo, Berlin, Herzogenaurach, and London. Teams consist of representatives from the finest fashion houses, publications, music labels, retailers, and other artistically minded folks. It's all going down at Pier 40 in New York, giving you yet another reason to get in on some early summer fun in the City.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Can It Be That It Was All So Simple Then?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Badmon Business

Someone fi tell Drake, nah play pon the Gullyside...

Deep in the Cut

photo:Stevie Ites


Monday, May 10, 2010

Pon Di Bookshelf 008

"Supreme has great products, but what is really most unique about it is that it seems to be run artistically and philosophically. Supreme exists to make a profit, but also make things happen. It is a vehicle for artists and designers, and it also makes self-propelled vehicles for kids. Supreme spreads style, but it also spreads thought and information. Culture is its business. It's a brand that practices the arts of living and playing." - Glenn O'Brien, taken from an excerpt from the new Supreme monograph.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

For Moms

Thank you for putting a camera in my hands, for buying me my first skateboard, for the endless trips to every skateshop in the four corners of the county, for putting me on to The Beatles and Ray Bradbury, for tolerating me during those teenage years and all the "illicit" activities that permeated the garage, for always encouraging me and providing me with your wisdom, and most of all, for bringing me in to this world and giving me a life full of anything and everything I've ever needed. I am who am because of you and I am eternally grateful for that. I love you ma. Happy Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Recipe for Summer

Thursday, May 6, 2010

This Is Fly

On to the next. Image courtesy of

Growing up in Florida, fishing is an inevitability - a birthright even. Having access to two long coastlines, the largest wetland preserve in the nation, and an entire state dotted with lakes, rivers, canals, and springs, there is no shortage of options. Whether it's the canal or lake by your house, a friend's boat for a deep sea mission, or the Jurassic Park style adventure of an Everglades expedition, fishing is a Sunshine State past time that is seemingly inescapable. It defies all boundaries whether race, class, gender, or socioeconomic status.

With this passion for angling comes a multi-billion dollar industry anchored by dozens of publications dedicated to the various niches of the culture. Fly fishing? Check. Bass? Yep. Marlins? We got you. The list goes on and on depending on your vice. Amidst these stacks of paper is a digital magazine with a decidedly different aesthetic, This Is Fly. Evident in the clever title, This Is Fly is far from the run of the mill magazines clogging up the newsstand. Taking design cues from skate and art magazines, the New York based publication is injecting some fresh into this polarized lenses, nylon breathability, Guy Harvey illustrated culture. Already 3 years and 23 issues deep, this online venture is available in print too at special request for all the purists out there. Catch up and stay fly.

Murderous Style

Stussy Deluxe recently collaborated with London DJ, Al Fingers, and venerable English powerhouse reggae label, Greensleeves to release a capsule including a number of shirts and a book documenting Greensleeves' deep history of album covers. Stussy has long drawn on Jamaican and dancehall culture for a number of it's iconic designs since their inception, so this collaboration seems only right.

images via High Snobiety