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I was born and raised in Louisville, KY.

I like soccer, snowboarding, hulu, surfing, quick and witty people, reading, netflix, crossword puzzles, making people laugh, bourbon, drinking bourbon while betting on horses, writing and listening to a wide array of music.

I love the beach and am so happy to be living in San Diego. That being said, I am 2000 miles away from home and do miss seeing my friends and fam on a regular basis.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I can't write about just one unique thing or experience, wouldn't be fair to the others.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Same answer for this as question 1. However, I know vague and mysterious responses can get lame so I will say moving to a new city (SD) and starting from scratch.
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Not being defined by cool.
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Keep your mind wandering and wondering.
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Right now? The recreation of animated characters. Super Mario with that put-upon, blue-collar look on his face... classic. I want that portrait hanging up over my oven when I am cooking. Also the video of the PooTrap... absolutely ridiculous lol.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
My advice would be to write about stuff you like. Even if it doesn't get published, you will still have fun.
How do you reset to be creative?
I like to search a random word and see what comes up. As for a creative reset, I take my brain out and blow the dust off of it... just like an old school Nintendo.
What inspires or excites you?
New ways of looking at old ideas.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Teleport application on the iPhone.
Crumpled Kitchens
Crumpled Kitchens
Cyril Hatt Shows Us His Wrinkled Works of Art
The sculptures by Cyril Hatt featured here aren't actually mangled up; rather, they are just realizations of Hatt's imagination come to life. The trains, cars and trash bins are certainly amazing to look… MORE
Gravity-Defying Trees
Gravity-Defying Trees
Shinji Turner-Yamamoto's 'Hanging Garden' Soars in Cincinnati
This absolutely tremendous Hanging Garden sculpture by Shinji Turner-Yamamoto was recently installed in the abandoned Holy Cross Church of Cincinnati, Ohio. The seemingly levitating earthly artwork… MORE
Canned Food Kermits
Canned Food Kermits
Annual International 'Canstruction' Food Drive Returns
The annual international charity competition known as 'Canstruction' has returned and it is bigger and better than ever. The Canstruction food drive aims to raise hunger awareness during Thanksgiving.… MORE
Heineken High Tops
Heineken High Tops
The Gourmet and Heineken Quattro C is Pilsner Posh
The super sneaker stylists at Gourmet have teamed up with Heineken to create the cheers-worthy Quattro C high top sneaker. If the Heineken High Tops are just a small taste of what happens when Italian… MORE
Church-Like Incinerators
Church-Like Incinerators
Erick Van Egeraat Creates the Most Striking Giant Garbage Burner Ever
Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat has won the rights to design a new waste-to-power incineration line in Roskilde, Denmark. He is not only planning to make an incredibly efficient plant which will "process… MORE
Powerful Powder Boards
Powerful Powder Boards
First Look at the New BLK OPS Power Snowboard
The BLK OPS Power Snowboard is here, and it seems that designer Brian Deka Paupaw has succeeded in making a board that might be too good-looking to take out on the mountain. The ultra-limited edition board… MORE
Otherworldly Light Fixtures
Otherworldly Light Fixtures
Benoit Vieubled Boggles Minds With New Globe Chandelier
Geography geeks beware, Benoît Vieubled has created a globe chandelier capable of giving you a multiple ocular orgasm. Boasting 15 separate spinning Earths, the 'Monde à l’endroit and Monde à l’envers'… MORE
Scientific Presidential Stunts
Scientific Presidential Stunts
‘MythBusters' and President Obama Join Forces
The Discovery Channel's ‘MythBusters’ and President Obama are teaming up on the December 8th, 2010 episode which will explore the work of Archimedes. The scrutineers will test to see if the ancient intellectual… MORE
Second-Hand Suitcase Seats
Second-Hand Suitcase Seats
Katie Thompson Takes Household Furniture on a Trip
South African company REcreate specializes in taking old luggage, milk bottles, typewriters and other back-of-the-basement items into unique pieces of furniture. Designer Katie Thompson is the brains… MORE
Hovering Basins
Hovering Basins
Dutch Firm A-Ha Creates the 'Hanging Kitchen Series'
Although you'd like your kitchen to have a sleek, floating ambiance, you'd probably also want it to be solid enough to keep your cooking woes at bay. Well not to worry my kitchen-confused compadre, Dutch… MORE
Parisian Shoe Promos
Parisian Shoe Promos
The 'In the Streets of Paris' Vid Shows Off New Adidas Originals Collection
Hats off to the Adidas Originals crew for finding a way to make a captivating video in Paris without featuring any famous landmarks. Using the ever-popular stop motion film-making method, which... MORE
Ancient Parchment Palaces
Ancient Parchment Palaces
90-Year-Old Paper House Still Standing After All These Years
In 1922, Ellis Stenman, the man who invented the machine that makes paperclips, decided to try his hand at building houses using paper as his medium. The inventor and engineer from Rockport, Massachusetts… MORE
Antique Weapon Fireplaces
Antique Weapon Fireplaces
Mati Karmin Turns Old Estonian Mines into Furniture
Mati Karmin started creating his "Mine Furniture" five years ago as he was exploring the coastal zone of northern Estonia. The area was filled with old and corroded mine shells. Mati Karmin became fascinated… MORE
Billion-Dollar Abodes
Billion-Dollar Abodes
Mukesh Ambani Dashes All Hope for Neighbors to Enjoy a Sunny Day
Really, Mukesh Ambani? Is this even close to necessary? This billion-dollar skyscraper home located in the heart of Mumbai boasts the following: 37,000 square meters of floor space (more than the Palace… MORE
Purple Powder Peepers
Purple Powder Peepers
The 2Nine75 Signature Series Pro Frame Oakley Goggles
Famed glasses and goggle brand Oakley is no stranger to reissuing past products, and this time they have brought back the Pro Frame Oakley goggles that gave boarders and skiers confidence in spades on… MORE
Woven Weather Baskets
Woven Weather Baskets
Nathalie Miebach Creates Meteorological Works of Art
I think it is safe to say that when Nathalie Miebach talks about the weather, she isn’t just making everyday conversation. In an amazingly odd-shaped nutshell, Merbach “translates ecological, astronomical… MORE
Portuguese Pedal Bikes
Portuguese Pedal Bikes
Nuno Teixeira Unveils the Pluma Track Bike Concept
First of all, for those of you not born in Brazil or Portugal, Pluma means "feather" in Portuguese. Now that that is out of the way, designer Nuno Teixeira has put on display his uber-light Pluma Track… MORE
$75,000 Stop Signs
$75,000 Stop Signs
Donated Banksy Artwork Goes for 75 Large at Christie's in San Fran
Artist Banksy has been on the radar a lot this week, first with his own personal take on the Simpsons intro and now with his artwork going for a cool $75,000 at a Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary… MORE
Far-Out Bed Frames
Far-Out Bed Frames
The Bside Bed is a Nightmare for Symmetry, Dream for Designers
Frederico Bergese has designed this aesthetically curious Bside Bed, and by doing so has unleashed upon the world a whole new way to lay your head to rest. Mixing upper-level wood shop with technological… MORE
Marine Mammal Specs
Marine Mammal Specs
The Madsaki and Effector Killer Whale Glasses
The talented people at the eyewear manufacturers Effector have joined forces with Madsaki to produce a killer pair of new glasses inspired by the Grim Reaper of marine mammals. Each pair of the Madsaki… MORE
LEED Gold Skyscrapers
LEED Gold Skyscrapers
Tallest Building in South America Set to Debut in 2012
The tallest building in South America will hold its grand opening in 2012 in Santiago, Chile. It will be located in the Providencia region of Santiago and reach a height of 300 meters. The complex in which… MORE
Pull Tab Pendant Art
Pull Tab Pendant Art
Mauricio Affonso Desgins New Lamp Made from Old Soda Can Tabs
Mauricio Affonso has designed a pendantlap made from recycled soda can tabs. Of course his ingenuity should be saluted, but I think his commitment to constantly drinking sugary beverages for the sake of… MORE
Frosty Football Stadiums
Frosty Football Stadiums
New Meadowlands Lands the 2014 Superbowl
After bids from Tampa and South Florida, the 2014 Superbowl will be held in the New York area at New Meadowlands Stadium. The 2014 Superbowl may be four years away, but if you want to see the holiest… MORE
Infallible Drill Devices
Infallible Drill Devices
The Unidrill by Jiyoun Kim Makes Crooked Screws a Thing of the Past
The Unidrill by Jiyoun Kim is here to make all of your drilling problems go away (well, maybe not all problems). Featuring a guide which enables you to not put in anymore crooked screws, a handle that… MORE
Cross-Stitched Cufflinks
Cross-Stitched Cufflinks
New Lanvin Cufflinks Must be Paired With Confidence
Are you looking to rock some Lanvin cufflinks in the near future, but aren't sure which kind you want to have adorning your wrist? Gold is too flashy and for some reason, you are allergic to silver. Well,… MORE
Car-Capital Capris
Car-Capital Capris
The Rick Owens' DRKSHDW Woven Pants are Inspired by Detroit
The Rick Owens' DRKSHDW Woven Pants are here for summer 2010. Averse to ankles, dirtier than a porno mag and showing off that 'Detroit' cut in pants which we all know and love (if you actually know what… MORE
Candied Logos (Update)
Candied Logos (Update)
'Lolli-Pop' by Massimo Gammacurta is for Anyone With a Sweet Tooth
Lolli-pop is a conceptual still life project which re-creates unmistakable and iconic brands as super sweet suckers. Italian photographer Massimo Gammacurta is the man behind the candied commercialization… MORE
Histogramic Bike Gear
Histogramic Bike Gear
The 2010 Mash Team Kit for the Tour of California
The Tour of California has brought about a lot of drama in the cycling world. Lance Armstrong was accused of using illegal substances by a former teammate (again), and then was bloodied up worse than a… MORE
Ultra Secure Sneaks
Ultra Secure Sneaks
The New Nike Trainer 1.2 Mid With Gratuitous Velcro Straps
Have you ever been running with the sneaking suspicion that you are about to slip right out of your brand new kicks? Well, with the new Nike Trainer 1.2 Mid, you can finally give those troublesome thoughts… MORE
Touchscreen Tech Bracelets
Touchscreen Tech Bracelets
The Nextep Computer Concept by Hiromi Kiriki
From the mind of Hiromi Kiriki comes a concept design for adorning the wrist with the latest technological gadget. The Nextep Computer Concept was developed to be constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen… MORE
Smiley Sneaker Ads
Smiley Sneaker Ads
The Converse Jack Purcell Spring 2010 Campaign by Todd Selby
The new Converse Jack Purcell Spring 2010 Campaign is here and it is certainly trying to put a smile on all the sneaker-loving heads out in the world. The new campaign was designed by Todd Shelby and intends… MORE
Spring-Stepped Sneakers
Spring-Stepped Sneakers
The Proudly Pastel PF Flyers Spring 2010 Sumfun Shoe
Historic shoe brand PF Flyers is once again tapping into their historic footwear vaults. This time they set their time-traveling clocks to the year 1947 and have brought back the PF Flyers Spring Sumfun… MORE
Geometric Gaga Art
Geometric Gaga Art
David OReilly Re-Imagines Stand Out Pop Star Lady Gaga
Using his signature 3D style, artist David OReilly has re-created Lady Gaga with a look that is as eye-catching as some of her outlandish outfits. David OReilly describes his liking of Lady Gaga to… MORE
Sino-European Train Stations
Sino-European Train Stations
China To Connect High Speed Rail to Europe
China is preparing to build a series of rails which will stretch all the way from the Queen's land to the shores of Singapore. Featuring running at speeds of 320 kilometers per hour, the first of the… MORE
Beautiful Break Dance Art
Beautiful Break Dance Art
The New Justin Bua Gallery Set to Debut in New York
Justin Bua is one of the most prominent and active figures in hip-hop art, and his new show in New York is a continuation of his remarkable talent. Born in New York and raised within a hip-hop friendly… MORE
Sky-High Miami Marvels
Sky-High Miami Marvels
Miami Dade College to Get Striking New Campus Center
Miami Dade College is getting a brand new campus center thanks to the creative minds from the firm Oppenheim Architecture + Design. Quadrangular in shape and boasting a glass and steel exoskeleton, the… MORE

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Colortastic Time Pieces
Colortastic Time Pieces
Undrcrwn ZENV Watch Should Come With a Light Switch
The UNDRCRWN ZENV Watch is now available for the bold price of $275. Don’t know if you have enough scratch saved up to invest in a watch that looks like it belongs in an acid trip? Don’t worry my naked-wristed… MORE
Twisted Patriotism
Twisted Patriotism
Eolo Perfido Waves the Flag, Speaks to U.S. Culture
In his collection titled ‘Propaganda,’ Eolo Perfido has captured the dark side of American patriotism and values. In the world of Eolo Perfido, everyone is blind and our shared values is what is causing… MORE
Futuristic Aviation Havens
Futuristic Aviation Havens
Wara Urwasi Designs New Structure for Bali Bird Park
Wara Urwasi has designed a new structure to be placed in the Bali haven for all the winged creatures of the world. Although still an architectural prototype, the design definitely has eye-pleasing aerodynamic… MORE
All-In-One Tech Modules
All-In-One Tech Modules
The Upgrade Modular Telecommunication System Handles All Needs
The Upgrade Modular Telecommunication System is not only a mouthful, it is also a useful tech device which can consolidate the mess of gadgets that you have obtained over the years. Anyone else think they… MORE
Bread for Gamers
Bread for Gamers
Nintendo DSi Toast Looks Good Enough to Eat, and That's the Problem
The Nintendo DSi Toast was designed by Horse Holly. I don’t know if the toast-loving artist with the equine-inspired name is a man or a woman, but I do know that he or she has created something that makes… MORE
Mind-Bending Sketches
Mind-Bending Sketches
Alex Andreyev Draws Disturbing Nightmares
Alex Andreyev is a talented artist out of Saint Petersburg, Russia who has managed to sufficiently give me the creeps just by putting his simple black and white sketches on the Internet. No CGI, or even… MORE
Fluted Floor Lamps
Fluted Floor Lamps
Inevitably, You Will Knock Over the M and M Floor Lamps
The M and M Floor Lamps featured above have a nice design, seem to work effectively and would be a nice addition to any nightstand or desk.  But, alas, these are floor lamps. Considering these are about… MORE
Trippy Space Candles
Trippy Space Candles
This Photograph of a Candle in Space is Far Out, Man
If you want your candle to look like the one in the photograph, all you have to to is leave the planet. I mean how much could it be to fly on a rocket out of the atmosphere and light a candle in space?… MORE
Paintballed Warhol Works
Paintballed Warhol Works
Famous Marilyn Monroe Portrait Masterfully Replicated by Projectile Paint
Marilyn Monroe is a timeless icon across the world. The famous pop art portrait of her by Andy Warhol is a staple in the art and pop culture community. Marilyn Monroe’s popularity lives on today, even… MORE
Heineken High Tops
Heineken High Tops
The Gourmet and Heineken Quattro C is Pilsner Posh
The super sneaker stylists at Gourmet have teamed up with Heineken to create the cheers-worthy Quattro C high top sneaker. If the Heineken High Tops are just a small taste of what happens when Italian… MORE
Beached Tiger Art
Beached Tiger Art
'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Wave' from TwistedLamb
Shot in Dominical, Costa Rica by Dave Satori and TwistedLamb, these tiger art photos feature TwistedLamb as the model and the beach as the setting for a tiger on the prowl. The tanktop worn in the photos… MORE
Sideshow Skateboards
Sideshow Skateboards
Apocalyptic Longboards by Corbus
I learned how to skateboard on a longboard... but it definitely did not look anything like what is going on here. Looking as if they were built in Satan's garage just after he had a beer and cooked up… MORE
Uncloggable Drains
Uncloggable Drains
The PermaFLOW Implements Adjustable Wheel to Combat Clogging
I am in no way a plumber, but this thing makes sense even to my dreadfully novice mind. The PermaFLOW features a knob which allows you to push the clogged particles in your drain along to their desired… MORE
Mix-and-Match Artwork
Mix-and-Match Artwork
Carolina Montejo Combines Art, Lovers and Tree Trunks in Trippy Gallery
In an attempt to bewilder us all, Carolina Montejo has created a gallery which combines elements from all over the spectrum. Cut-and-paste tattoos, tree bark and ménage à trois enthusiasts are all featured… MORE