Proud to be from LA.


Again, I was honored to be a part of this historical night in @NipseyHussle’s career, in music and in the culture.  If you missed it, here’s a recap video of my boy Nipsey releasing his $100 “Crenshaw” album at my shop, youthfairfax.  Peace and love to everyone that supported and come out to show that they we’re #Proud2Pay! And let’s keep on making history for the culture!


I’m Back…

But that’s only assuming that I was actually missed lol.  All jokes aside- it feels good to be posting again…I have so many updates.  For those of you who have been with me throughout this journey know that I have been building a brand from ground…up.  You have witness my trials and tribulations- and now it’s time for me to share some of my triumphs.  Just recently, I was selected amongst 350 designers and artist to participate in this design show by the name of UNIQUE LA, which happens to be the largest independent design show in the country, and the only show to focus on modern, curated MADE-IN-AMERICA goods.  This was my first time participating in anything like this- so I was extremely nervous.  After months of preparation leading up to the 2-day event- designing, creating, editing, adding, subtracting, and editing some more…I was finally ready for the world and I am so thankful that my hard work was received well.  

Thanks again Aisha, Marat, and Sonja for giving me the opportunity to shine.  And thank you to all of my friends, family, and everyone else who came out to support me and my brand.  And last but not least- a special thank you to Traci Alexis for helping me throughout this whole process and being there to make sure everything went smoothly.

Day 1 Recap 

Day 2 Recap

Save the Date(s) │ May 11+12

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything new on the blog but I promise you it’s all in good reason- these last few months have been solely dedicated to revamping the brand and I am finally at a point where I am ready to present it to you all.  In fact, the first opportunity is for those of you who are in (or will be in) the Los Angeles area…next weekend TEM will be debuting all of the new product exclusively at UNIQUE LA’s 5th Annual Spring Show.


What is UNIQUE LA you ask?  Well, it happens to be the largest independent design show in the country that is curated specifically with MADE-IN-AMERICA goods directly from over 350 designers and artists, and I am so thrilled to be amongst this community!

In preparation for this two day event I am producing a limited amount of goods to be sold exclusively at UNIQUE LA and I can’t wait to share them with you!  

I hope to see as many of you there as possible!  For more information on the event click here.

"The best way to get approval is to not need it."

Hugh MacLeod

29 Apr 2013 / 5 notes

Black excellence.

(Source: salaaam-imnora)

Common got off on this!!!


Common f/ eeeeeeee!!

14 Apr 2013 / Reblogged from cocaine80s with 153 notes / good music Common Cocaine 80's 

"Distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything."

Johan Lehrer

Food for thought:

“If we’re free from the burden of trying to be completely original, we can stop trying to make something out of nothing, and we can embrace influence instead of running away from it.” © Austin Kleon via “Steal Like An Artist

"You can’t take the vertebrae out of your back just to fit into someone else’s ceiling."

Terrence Howard


"Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find your self."

Yohji Yamamoto

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to shoot some promo visuals for Paisley Sockwear.  Her are a few of my favorites.  

Thanks again Maceo for the opportunity.  And I can’t forget Russell and Aisha- thank you both for coming through in the clutch and loaning me your time.

I love this song. #groovemusic

"Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again."

André Gide

New Product Alert: The Essential Tee

I just released my first product of the year and I can honestly say that it is only a small indication of what’s to come from TEM in 2013.  Just stay tuned and I will try to follow up more regularly.  But for now I would like to direct your attention to the new ‘Essential’ Tee that I released this past Friday.

It was made and printed right here in Los Angeles (🇺🇸) from my original pattern using a super-soft combed ringspun cotton and it is slim-fitting.  I didn’t over-think this one during the design process, and you shouldn’t over-think it when you wear it.  The ‘Essential’ Tee is a versatile no-brainer.  Hope you enjoy!


"Work ethic eliminates fear."

Michael Jordan