Sunday, November 30, 2008

Salad Wrap (Shake That Salad) - The Sniper Twins

Ran across this the other day. The funniest part was that they can actually rap. "Salad help me get my grind on" LoL

Asics Gel Lyte 3

Limited to 100 pairs worldwide, the Asics Gel Lyte 3’s will be released exclusively at Colette for France on December 13th. They will also be available at Patta (Amsterdam) and Solebox (Berlin), with each boutique getting 12 pairs. As a nice added feature, each shoe will be coming in a matching leather bag.
I love the colors on these, too bad they're not dropping in America. Right now I wish I was still in Europe.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Did Kanye Go Too Far?


(Somehow I got my own blogsite address wrong in the video. I said, when its actually

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Diddy "I Am King" Mini-Movie

I like this. The aesthetics are inspiring. VERY inspiring.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Random I.V.A.N.

Here's a few random pictures from my Rome trip. I normally don't really like pictures of myself, but for some reason I kinda like the one on the bottom. I had a bad case of food poisoning when I was there, but I played it off for the pictures and the video blog. I definitely deserve an Oscar.

Pic Of The Day

This is a picture I took last week in Rome. I believe the sign translates to "Rome For Obama". It was for a conference being thrown in support of his election campaign. The energy that Obama created across the world was incredible. He may be the first 'World President'.

Lebron James "Chalk" commercial w/ Wayne cameo

Surprisingly the kicks aren't that bad. The fact that they're my favorite color may have something to do with me liking them though.

The Daily Loop

Antique Watches: The New 401k?

With the roller coaster like stock market these days, one of the surest places to put your money is in antique watches. Looking at the results of the first Fall Antiquorum watch auction held on Oct. 16, things don't seem to be affected by the falling Dow at all.
One of the most interesting pieces to sell at the auction was a watch by Longines given to world famous physicist Albert Einstein by the Jewish community of Los Angeles in 1931. The 14k tonneau shaped watch was engraved with Einstein's name and date on the back of the watch. The estimate for the piece was $25,000-35,000 and it ending up selling for an incredible $596,000 -- over 2000% of its estimate. Below is a picture of Einstein rocking his prized watch in 1933.

Radiohead: 15 Step

Radiohead had an animation contest for they're latest album. This video, created by Kota Totori is one of the winners.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"The problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts"

Bertrand Russell- British Philosopher and Nobel prize winner (1872-1970)

GQ Man Of The Year

Well since I wasn't chosen, I guess Barack Obama is the next best option for GQ man of the year. This is the december issue. It's sure to be a collectors item. Even though I think I was robbed, hopefully I'll win next year.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Beyonce on SNL

Here's Beyonce's skit from Saturday Night Live. Justin Timberlake popped up in this one also.
On another note, when I watched this, it forced me to think about the different standards of Black male masculinity. How many male African-American singers/rappers would agree to do a SNL skit in a woman's leotard and heels. And if they did, what would the backlash be like? Why is it different? Just some food for though.

Ivan In Rome

Here I am on the balcony of my hotel room in Rome doing a quick video for my myspace page. I was at the Parco dei Principi hotel. Excuse my hollywood-ness, but I WAS in Rome, so I had the right to be feeling myself a little bit.

Quick Note

I just realized I had a bunch of comments that hadn't been accepted. They were hiding on my blog moderators page. They're up now. So, if you left a coment and didn't see it until now, I apologize. This blog thing is fairly new to me, blame it on my inexperience :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Intellectual I.V.A.N.'s Fact Of The Day

Ever wonder why we always vote in November, and why it's always on Tuesday? Well luckily I.V.A.N. will tell you (yes, I just spoke in third person). The short answer is because we used to be a nation of farmers. The long answer is that Congress chose November because the harvest was over and the weather wouldn't be bad enough to prevent people from traveling.

As for Tuesday, people used to have to travel overnight to their polling location. In 1845, most people traveled by horse. Trying to avoid religious days of rest, Congress chose Tuesday, leaving Monday and Wednesday as travel days.

Now you can share this bit of info with friends as you lie and say you read it in a book somewhere.

The Yeezy Tuxedo Fitted Cap!

The Bay Area’s "HELLA TIGHT" company presents the ‘Yeezy Tuxedo‘ Fitted Cap. Inspired by the music of Kanye West, the cap company flipped an homage to the double threat producer/emcee into fitted baseball cap packed with many fine details.

The crown is a Black 100% Wool, stitched with Black Pinstripes. Kanye’s Bear Head Logo, complete with those trademark shutter shades is embroidered on the front panels. Both the shades and the White outline are in Glo-In-The-Dark thread. The top and bottom of the visor is black perforated leather. Adding that finishing touch the button is perforated leather as well. The interior is finished off with a white satin lining.

This shit is dope as fuck. As soon as Im done typing this, I'm about to go try to buy one on the internet. Real talk though.

Football...or Soccer to us Americans

In honor of my trip to London later this week figured I'd post the new limited edition Louis Vuitton soccer ball. It comes with a lamb-hide carrying strap. I always thought it odd how the worlds most popular sport gets no recognition in the U.S. We even had the nerve to change the name. Guess we figured we already had a sport named football. true, true.