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DUNNY NECKLACE BY TARINA TARANTINO

April 28th, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,Fashion,TOOFLY SHOP NYC

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Sooooooo it turns out my Toofly Dunny was chosen for a collaboration project between Kidrobot and jewelry designer Tarina Tarantino. Went to check them out on her site and I was like whoa $163.00? WHAT!!! yea I know…where’s my cut is all I gotta ask. Looks like it’s gonna be another day in the life of intellectual property rights…

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LUCITE “DUNNY” NECKLACE
Part of the latest Kidrobot by TARINA TARANTINO Collection, this limited edition adjustable 18″ lucite and crystal necklace features a puff heart bead and a 2.75″ iconic Kidrobot “Dunny” vinyl toy pendant. Please note that these necklaces, like the toys, are sold “blind” – that is, you won’t know what color lucite or which Dunny you get until it arrives! Part of the fun!

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P STAR RISING

April 26th, 2009 | Category: Community,Day in the Life,Hip Hop Culture

My next stop was Battery Park at Vessey st. for the Tribeca Film Festival outdoor Drive-in documentary world premier: P Star’s Rising

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I forget how much I need to get down here more often…

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It’s so dope!!!

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Set up was tight! plenty of seating everywhere…lucky for me I got there early I didn’t want to miss a NY beat. Plus I had to save mad chairs for my peeps…

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Got a chance to meet Pricilla, and her dad for a quick second while they were being interviewed. She’s so ready for this, feel so proud:)

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Younity crew made it just in time!

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Shana you look so cute! Loved your outfit:)

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Sunsets at battery park are always beautiful…oh the memories!!!

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it got packed!

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P-STAR RISING < trailer

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I LOVE MY PEOPLE:)

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OMG, you gotta see this documentary! So authentic, real, and triste:( benidito…but she’s a rising star! She’s gonna make mad moves and ya need to keep an ear out for her. Dope young Latina MC on the path to a reality our community has been waiting for. I just hope all the bubble gum pop stuff she has to do to survive doesn’t get in the way of her artistic truths and community roots. Loved it, loved it, loved it! Ya gotta check it…

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Shout out to Mr Peralta who trooped it all the way from P Star’s neighborhood in 207 st on his bike! Now that’s a dedicated footprint!

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Had to take advantage of the entire day it was just mad nice out! We walked from the world financial center across town to the Seaport to catch the view, and possibly Diana who walked home across the Brooklyn Bridge! Another dedicated footprint:) Can’t wait until this city get’s rid of all the traffic downtown so only bikes, and public transport can help us get green. Yes…I’m on my green tip lately.

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Can’t leave without some flicks

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Dope days like this have to be cherished and enjoyed to the fullest! Now I gotta go get ready for the Sunday BBQ and babe’s return home from his Canada snow trip. OMG I’ve missed him more than ever:(

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MISS FAVELA

April 26th, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life,Hommies

It finally hit 80 degree weather in NY! Time to get the 007 activities rolling…

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1st stop of my sunny Saturday afternoon; catching up with my latin side for brunch at Miss Favela

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A Brazilian neighborhood bistro located on the southside edge of Williamsburg. Food is delicious!

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My fellow virgo bud, and hommie for life Jose Rodriguez also known as Mr Latino Life is always minutes away from getting the party started.
Grub, drinks, live feijoada band, and samba dancing!

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A few of these capirinas and we were all happy jitter bugs on the the dance floor. The caipivinho was my favorite especially if ya caught all my silly twitterz lol

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Meeting good peoples are always moments away when you cherish your friendships.

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thanks kid! see ya at the house jam:)

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FLY GIRLS VOTE AWARD WINNING LOGO!

April 14th, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Events,Hip Hop Culture

Got an e-mail today from the ladies at BET, turns out the FLY GIRLS VOTE logo was submitted for the American inhouse Design Awards and it won! It is now officially an “award winning” logo:) Special shout out to Michaela Angela Davis for the design opportunity, and Kundia Wood at BET for hooking it all up with the pink!

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FLY GIRLS VOTE 2008 steadily pushing forward for more positive women in hip hop images, voices, and programing. Michaela Angela Davis, MC Lyte, Debra Lee, Tricia Rose, Moya Bailey, Alisha Thomas Morgan, Black Kold Madina, Shola Lynh, Lola Ogunaikke, Dj Beverly Bond, Toofly, and more…

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El Original…before the Pink:)

The American Inhouse Design Awards has emerged as the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers. It is a unique opportunity for inhouse design, marketing and communications departments within corporations, publishing houses, non-profits, universities and government agencies to be recognized for their creativity, for the special challenges they face and for their contributions to their businesses and institutions.

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TOOFLY FOR METHODS FALL/09′

April 09th, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,Fashion,IN THE ZONE...

Been working on a bunch of illustration T designs this month. Happy I got back into drawing, it had been a serious minute since I pulled out the pencil and paper. My first batch is done, and I’m def on my new flow. It’s been there…slowly unraveling until I was ready to wake up and see what it all meant. Remnants of it now embedded forever on plastic, fabric, and paper. It’s finally making sense! I’m pretty damn excited!!! gotta grind…

In the meantime here’s a sneaky peek of “transform time” an illustration t-shirt design for METHODS ” FALL 09′ line. Stay tuned…

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TOOFLY FOR METHODS FALL 09′

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TOOFLY 6″ FAT CAP!

April 09th, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,TOOFLY SHOP NYC

Toofly’s Kidrobot 6″ inch FAT CAP has arrived! This extremely limited figure was chosen to be part of the GOLDEN TICKET project. As many aficionados, designer/toy collectors know getting a golden ticket is a big deal. I was hit up left an right on myspace with $$$ offers for this little guy. I had no clue what the hype was all about but they sure were excited. Now I see why…THEY’RE HERE!!!

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Illustrated and designed box and all by yours truly;)

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They are now available for purchase exclusively at: www.tooflynyc/shop

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INFINITE LIBRARIES 4.4.09 – LA

April 01st, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Events,Exhibitions,Younity

Our hommie, universe advisor, photographer, writer, and Younity partna’ repping cultureserve.net will take part of an exhibit entitled Infinte Libraries this coming week at CREWEST GALLERY in LA. We got an opportunity to collaborate on some of her landscape photos for the show and they look great! Gonna see if we can make our way down there for the closing! stay tuned…

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INFINITE LIBRARIES┬á – Art Exhibition
Saturday April 4 – Thursday April 30, 2009
6pm to 9pm

Crewest Gallery
110 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 627-8272 phone

http://www.crewest.com/

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