London and Spain...

When I think of Europe all i think about is how expensive it is and how old the buildings are. Ive seen pictures and videos on how beautiful everything is out that side of the world...But when you actually see those monuments, those churches , and meet the people, you will get blown away and appreciate the raw beauty of what human hands can create. We ate at the oldest restaurant in the world, in spain, we walked and ate so much I was surprised I didn't get a Gout attack! There is so much to see and 2 weeks was not enough. This was my first time and certainly not the last.


Time for New Beginnings and Change. 
My boy Jonas and Anu from WashHouse are getting their pe'as done by Hawaii Soul Signature's
Suluape Aisea Toetu'u. Thanks to all the boys from Sac coming down and stretching and giving the much needed support. The the folks bbq'n and helping . The pea's are nearing completion and let the festivities begin.  






Much respect to Boundless NYC. Definitely a great spot to check out when your in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Thanks again,  Teddy King.


New shop under the belt.

Today we are welcoming The Krate to the Cukui family. The Krate in Santa Cruz, CA carries brands such as Rebel8, The hundreds, Stussy, Upper Playground and now Cukui. Make sure to stop by and pick up the new Cukui Spring 2011 collection. Whattup Mike!



Jam packed Weekend

 This weekend was a memorable one. Sunny days in the bay , and alot of runnin' around.
One of the first things I had to get done was for an art show at Sake Koji Lounge in downtown SJ. Started off painting the background with calligraphy letters, then Chris and I through on the tribal top layer. I figured the painting was big enough for the wall and it turned out a bit smaller than I hoped for. But it ended up working out. Got the piece in there for first fridays art walk.    

Then off to Santa Cruz. I had to go fishing. Jae, my pops, and I havent gone in a while. We casted off the piers near the boardwalk. It was a real chill day, hooking the anchovies, and eventually catching nothing! lol, oh well, on to the next...Grabbed some lunch took a nap and headed back.

Didn't see the sign...

The pit bulls of the sea

Then SF Bound

Gout in full effect!

My Love of Letters.


My Love of Cars...

2732 BAY RD. 

Weekend Shots

When you think about Tahoe in the winter, snowboarding and skiing, and just plain snow, come to mind. Well I dont really do either, anything attached to my feet, except shoes. So instead I did a guest spot at my friends tattoo shop, Lake Monster. Owner Reed and Narissa. Let me tell you about tattoo shops, usually lightweight dirty. This space was one of the cleanest spots I've ever been in, OCD at its finest. They never told me how busy it gets, on a saturday, so I found out. I tattooed all walk ins, Waikiki steeze... a micro butterfly, a horse with tribal? Praying hands with a cross behind it , and a Cherry Creek dragon. I haven't done a marathon like that in a while. Good Fun and a place I can definitly tattoo at again. 

Welcome Kanoa Makai Helm.
The newest member of the Helm family.

Some people do art, paint, fix cars...James makes knives...
All handmade and Custom for you...