Thursday, July 23, 2009

My new favorite photographer: YYELLOWBIRD

I was browsing through a magazine on and found an article on an amazing photographer that goes by the name, "YYELLOWBIRD" AKA Cari Ann Wayman. My initial thought was "where does this girl live and how do I get her to do a shoot for Modesto?" I read a little more about her, only to find out that she is from my hometown of Rockford, IL. Whodathunk!?! Cari is currently living and working in various spots around Chicago. I was able to get in touch with her and I am hoping that we will infact be able to arrange for a shoot together. Check out her Flickr page:

No money, No Problems. Daniel Suelo is a true inspiration

Daniel Suelo :
"I've been living without a cent to my name since the autumn of 2000 (with a month's exception during my first year). I don't use or accept money or conscious barter, and I don't take food stamps or other government dole.

(And, after 8 years, to my joy, I've learned there are other people in the world doing the same.)

Why? I simply got tired of acknowledging as real this most common world-wide belief called money! I simply got tired of being unreal. Money is one of those intriguing things that becomes real because you believe it is real.

Wild Nature, outside civilization, runs on gift economy: "freely give, freely receive." Thus it is balanced. World civilization runs on consciousness of credit and debt (knowledge of good & evil); thus it is imbalanced. What nation on earth can even balance its own budget or environment? Gift Economy is Faith, Grace, Love - the message at the heart of every religion, though rejected by virtually every religious institution. The proof is inside you: Wild Nature is your True Nature, crucified by commercial civilization."

Read Daniel's Blog:

Monday, July 20, 2009

MODESTo at Pool Trade Show!!!!!

We will be traveling to Las Vegas to debut our 2009 t-shirt line at the Pool Trade Show, which is the original independent trade show for the boutique market and leading retailers world-wide.