Tiny Camera, Grand View

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I'm spending the next couple months creating content for the Essential phone. Specifically 360 stuff, and I'm excited to get weird and creative. One thing to brag about the essential camera is that it's the smallest 4K camera on the market today. It's so tiny I barely notice it in my pocket. I've used other 360s in the past, such as the Theta and Gear 360, and they're more or less similar in quality, but the tiny form factor of the essential makes it my favorite everyday 360 camera.  (I think I'm onto something here. Everyday 360 =  the hashtag #360365) 

As of late, I've been having so fun creating these tiny planet photos. Everything you see here can be done natively on the phone. 100 percent free, and really low stress. It used to cost thousands of dollars to achieve something like this in the past. Technology is so awesome. We move forward by making technology more accessible and convenient for the consumer, and Essential is doing a really amazing job at this. Enjoy the photos :

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KAWS BLUSH

Look what showed up. The Red (blush) open flayed edition of the Kaws Companion. it's bigger than I expected. Will be a cool addition to my work desk. 

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CURRENTLY READING "THE EVERYTHING STORE"

Did you know Jeff Bezos thought about using the web address www.resilient.com but a friend thought it sounded too cynical. Jeff bought the domain in the 90's anyway. Today if you head to www.resilient.com it leads you to Amazon. 

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BENTLEY'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

Tomales Bay can act as a wind tunnel in the afternoon as NW wind concentrate between the two ridges. There were moments it felt like we were on natures treadmill going nowhere. I recommend going super early to avoid tough paddling conditions. Dog friendly. Would do again, but catch real fish this time.  

Yungbent turns five

Little dude isn't very little anymore . His grey hairs are starting to show. He's now 35 years old. 5 human year. Happy Birthday Bent. 

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Fish & Vomit

44.8084° N, 124.0632° W//

Trip Itinerary :  
a. Portland OR
b. 101 South towards Lincoln City
c. Depoe Bay Charters (The Worlds Smallest Harbor)
d. Tacklebuster (web site) (facebook)

Fish and Vomit lightly sounds like an ironic hipster charter company, but that's exactly what the fam and I did. We really lived the pseudo brand by throwing up while reeling in monster lingcod, sea bass & canaries.

Booking a 4am, 6 hour fishing charter was our first mistake, after a night of boozing. I wouldn't 100% blame the drinking for the induced vomiting, cause my brothers had zero sips of alcohol, and they were still curled up, pale faced in the cabin.

Shout-outs to our charter Tacklebuster. They're an incredible crew, knowledgeable, patient and helpful. They made the experience painless and never judged when I walked off to take a rail break (throw up) I would definitely hire them again because their crew is great, and they put us in the best position to outfish all the other charters that day. In total our charter caught 47 lingcods, and that's just counting lingcods. 

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Anywhere and Everywhere

37.0105° N, 122.1944° W W//

Trip Itinerary :  
a. Highway 84 to Alice's for Brunch
b. 84 to Highway 1 to Pescadero
c. Pigeon Point Lighthouse
d. Davenport Pier

e. Whale City Bakery for dinner

I've met two new riding buddies. Khoi Bui and Henry Li (click on thier names to check em out.) Its cool these guys are into photography as well, they're much better than I am, and have far superior gear than I have. We all rode out to Pescadero CA. this weekend, and stopped anywhere and everywhere in between SF and Pigeon Point. Here are the photos I manage to take while distracted by all the fun.  

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bamboo boat & rice fields

44.8084° N, 124.0632° W//

Trip Itinerary :  
a. Amed, Bali
b. Kirana Homestay (air b n b)
c. Jalan Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia for Tegallalang Rice Terrace

If you're in Amed for rice terraces. Tegallalang is highly recommended. It's super close to the main city, it's not a two hour drive through pot holes and thin dirt roads, It meets all the criterias you look for in rice terraces, and to be honest, they all feel the same after you've seen one. The cool thing about Tegallang is the bamboo boat hidden up in the hills. Our friend Adi (local farmer) built it to overlook his crops. The boat should be done in a couple of weeks. Check It out. Remeber to mention HoBo hoang with the two body guards, he'll remeber (refer to last photo.) 

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#BREATHEBETTERWITHCS

It's been awhile since we've done a community design projects. One year now to be exact. Last one was the watchdogs, and it's turn out was dope. Karim Rashid himself loved it. See the project here if you missed it.

This time let's design inhalers. Here's some info on "Metered Dosed Inhalers" if you want to geek out, but don't be constrained by all that data. Go wide in your explorations, have fun and explore unique materials, crazy mechanisms and bizarre shapes. We want to keep this loose so design criteria's are simple. Use the CAD provided. Must have a counter, 200 count to be exact. Use what ever tool you want, just as long as the idea comes across. Have Fun. 

Click here to download CAD

PS. Included are quick sketches that are inspired around the insecurities of using inhalers. Hiding the pMDI cartridge under a softer durometer material, this still allows for cartridge compression, and opens up some fun opportunities in design. 

ON SUCCESS

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On success. "More often we judge our success by what others have done, and not forge our own path.  " - Chris Burkard & Ben Weiland

CHRIS BURKARD - UNDER AN ARTIC SKY

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If you haven't heard about Chris Burkard. Well, he's your moms favorite surf photographer.  Check him out. He was in town last night for the premiere of his short film.The film documents Chris and friends chasing a storm in the northern tip of Iceland for ten days. What's amazing is, He's been to Iceland more than 25 times and never has the conditions, weather, swell and night sky align so well to be able to shoot the northern lights, and surfing all at once. It's an impressive body of work and film, go see it.  

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