Urban Outlaw: The Perfect Name, The Perfect Passion

As cynical as it sounds, I rarely find anything inspiring on the Internet nowadays. There is plenty of great content out there but in my life experiences, the truly moving and inspiring creations require either a big screen and buttery popcorn, a lot of black and orange, or in-person conversation that cannot be felt through and email or a phone call. Maybe it’s an old school way of thinking or maybe I am just tiring of the repetitive nature that has become the way most of us use the web on a daily basis. Regardless, I still search to find those things that inspire the next stirring of my soul, the very nature of my entrepreneurial existence.

I’ve often thought of myself as an outlaw of sorts (not just because I’m a huge Tupac fan either), in the sense that I don’t see myself having one job all my life, a career in the same field for years, or even living in the same place for an extended time period (at least until I land in SF), which is kind of Rebel Without A Cause-like in a way. With my current city being the incredible New York City, watching the infinite uniqueness of human nature and our inherent behavior to bury our individualities under the expectations of others, I am digging deeper within myself everyday, learning exactly what it is that I want in life. All of the moving, the networking and connecting serves me many purposes, and of course, as the confirmation of the assumptions that everyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook has already determined about me based on their own projections and belief systems. The new faces, places, business ventures, and all of my experiences along the way will shape my creations and passions for the coming years.

With that said, there are some things that will always inspire me. One of those things is curves. The curves of a woman, the curves of the California coastline, the curves of a Porsche and the curves that aren’t physical in nature, the ones that direct you or guide you to your next experience in life. The video below is called Urban Outlaw. I discovered it today while browsing the web. It features all of those curves that I love, minus the woman. The idea to create, to reshape, to rebuild and to beautify, is everything that is entrepreneurial to me and everything that I am about. To take something perfect, add some more passion and have the results be even better and more improved. Perhaps not in the physical sense, but in the sense of the euphoric experience that comes from doing what you love when nobody really understands what it is, the nature of an outlaw, the passion, perfect.

The Dark Knight Rises 3D Art

Once again I have failed to be on the cutting edge of cool. I missed out on the Supreme SB Dunks and the opening of the new Dark Knight Rises. I came across this picture on Mashable last night and had to share it. Although, this morning’s news of the shooting in Colorado has put a cloud over everything surrounding the movie, I’m looking forward to seeing it. Hopefully people do the same and don’t let the shadows of the world scare us from living our lives. Keep looking to experience and create rad things like the picture below.

Dark Knight Rises Street Art Painting in Madrid

 

Taking the Hashtag Too Far

Between Twitter and Instagram (among a list of others), the hashtag (#) has become a big part of social media and how we interact on a daily basis. Many of my daily conversations on BBM or through text messaging are littered with the usage of the hashtag, mostly for comical purposes but it’s interesting to see how quickly it’s become part of our everyday communications. Even companies like Red Bull use #GivesYouWings as a way to further brand themselves on TV commercials.

Now a design firm from Denmark is taking the hashtag to new heights in the form of an apartment tower. I wonder if you have to create a globally trending topic before you can add your name to the waitlist?

More pics and info at PSFK.