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I've been bumping "Take a Win" by Seattle rap group The Physics since their album Tomorrow People dropped awhile back, and now there's an equally dope video to accompany the track. The Physics first entered my radar mainly because MC Thig Nat is one of the best dressed rappers in the game regardless of locale, but with tracks like this perfectly backdropping my summertime grind, the group has been popping up more and more in my daily iPod rotation. Keep an eye on The Physics as they look to become the new torchbearers of the eternally underrated Northwest hip-hop scene. —Angelo
How much marijuana is too much to be on the road? KIROtv conducted an amazing experiment to find out. They got a few of volunteers super stoned on the strain "Blueberry Trainwreck" and put them behind the wheel (with the cooperation of police, of course). Are you reading this? THEY GOT PEOPLE STONED AND PUT THEM BEHIND THE WHEEL. My question is: how did they get to do this? How do I get to do this?
The classic Northwestern outfitter Filson have been making quality headwear for over a hundred years so you can trust that they're doing it right. They make some classic full brim hats that not everyone can pull off, but these days they're also doing some really exciting collaborations. Take for instance their Classic Cap (pictured above) that's been re-imagined with help from Levi's: water repellent materials on the exterior keep out the rain while the blanket lining inside will keep your dome nice and toasty.
This video, Inspired by DRY, by director Stephen Ringer, has me ready to get out there and go this season! DRY Soda is the perfect drink for fall, and this video makes me excited for the colder weather, weekends curled up in sweaters, and parties lit up by bonfires. DRY Soda is available in 16 UO Stores, find the closest one to you here. -Ally
Subtly beautiful pencils from One Fine Dae. Each pencil notes (bad pun) a summer event that must be had (though I wish I knew where I could find a drive-in theater).-Bob
Seattleites are doing a double-take: Dozens of trees along the city's Westlake Park and Burke-Gilman Trail have suddenly turned an electric, Yves Klein-esque blue. The azure raid is the work of Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, who performed similar mischief at last year's Vancouver Biennale. The shocking Smurf hue, not usually associated with trees or environmental art, is designed to remind viewers that something unnatural is happening to our planet. (The ultramarine pigment is, Dimopoulos swears, biologically benign.) -Eviana
Shaun Kardinal's embroidered postcards make sending someone snail mail even more special. Each work is hand-stitched with geometric patterns and shapes on an oversized postcard of rock formations, landscapes, and the occasional tourist location. Check out his website and Flickr for more embroidered postcards, photos, books, and even a TV Guide.
Today is Kurt Cobain's birthday. He would have been 44. In case you are somehow completely clueless and lacking in creativity, here is an ehow article about how to celebrate it. (Wtf?)
Fleet Foxes latest video, "The Shrine/An Argument" is a stop-motion masterpiece directed by frontman Robin Pecknold's brother, Sean. The over-eight-minutes long video will make you feel like you are watching a familiar dream—or nightmare. It's videos like this that make you want to go home and create something of your own. (via Pitchfork)
When it comes to jewelry, we can't help but feel that the bigger, the better. So, when we saw Debra Baxter's Crystal Bomb collection, we couldn't help but get excited over the massive pieces. If you've ever seen her Crystal Brass Knuckles, you'd already know how great this collection is without even having to look.
There is totally a reason why Actual Pain remains everyone's favorite label, just take one look at their new video for Faul 11. X - Jen
If you're looking to adopt a kitten in the Seattle/Tacoma area, or if you just want to see pictures cute kitties, look no further! The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee is a blog that follows the life of fostered cats from the Tacoma/Pierce County Humane Society. The blog has been going for four years and has fostered over 120 little ones.