Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010


A friend shared this quote with me a while ago and I think about it a lot.

"Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something."

bike lust

So, I have been incredibly disappointed in humanity after my beloved black beach cruiser was stolen three weeks ago but hope was restored when, walking down Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA the other day, I discovered Linus Bikes. The company is the brainchild of Adam McDemott and Chad Kushner, both South African natives. With just a handful of styles and colors, Linus keeps it simple, but detail isn't lost on them. Inspired by French styles from the ’50s and ’60s, the elegant new bicycles are very grown-up. The stream-line “roadster” (my personal favorite) features leather handle bars and saddle seat. Is it wrong that I want to buy every beautiful bike I see? They also recently came out with their own line of simple yet functional canvas accessories like double-sided farmers’ market bags and small pouches for keys and a wallet. So simple. So sweet. Go in for a test ride? Don’t mind if I do.

Monday, September 13, 2010

and i'm back!

So obviously I haven't posted in a long time, but that is mostly due to the fact that I was without internet access all summer (a surprisingly freeing experience). From June to August I worked at a camp on the East Coast. It was the most beautiful and challenging and exciting summer to date. I learned how to sail, throw pottery, play lacrosse and hike mountains. This picture was the view of the lake from my cabin porch. Can't beat waking up to this every morning!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

friends of animals

How we roll.
Cory is a good friend.

Friends of Animals is a no-kill cat and dog shelter founded in 1983 in West LA. If you would like to take home one of our furry friends visit them online.


"The world today does not make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"
-Pablo Picasso

Color Water
acrylic & ink on canvas
by me, 2009

French Navy by Camera Obscura

This song is newsworthy. Video ain't half bad either.


Aren't these roots beautiful?

Balboa Park, San Diego 2009

Thursday, April 1, 2010

bicycle diaries

This is my bike gang. We like to call ourselves "The Lost Boys". Lauren, Astrid and I can be seen cruising around Marina Del Ray, picking up fro-yo and making friends with the neighborhood dogs. We are actively looking for new members.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


How rad? The BookBook a one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case designed exclusively for MacBook and MacBook Pro. Available in Classic Black or Vibrant Red, BookBook brings three levels of security to your prized Mac. First, the hardback cover and spine provide solid protection from the rigors of the road. Second, the vintage book design disguises MacBook for superior security. And third, the stylish case protects you from being like everyone else because BookBook is totally original.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

lookHEAR: mix tape 1

music on my mind. enjoy.

I'll Try Anything Once...The Strokes
The Greatest...Cat Power
Magnetized...Laura Veirs
Beat (Health Life and Fire)...Thao and the Get Down Staydown
Starry Eyed (Jackwob Remix)...Ellie Goulding

Monday, March 8, 2010


me. by me.

from the inspiration files

Tarik Mikou
I love this artist right now. He's from Quabec, Canada and his work is amazing. Check out his website to see more.

by way of the green line bus

I love The Royal Tennenbaums, and this scene is one of the most beautiful I've seen.

ready, set, blog

This blog will be full of my thoughts, my adventures, my inspirations, and my ideas. It will serve as my creative outlet, my diary, my entertainment, and my means of venting. Maybe I will teach, maybe i will inspire, or maybe I will fail. I guess the unpredictability is what makes this exciting. Perhaps millions of people will peruse my blog or maybe only my mom will read it. I just don't know. A blog is merely a tool that allows people to do anything from change the world to share their grocery list.
This is me, Cooper- a pathological picture-taker, a college student, an idealist, a friend, a son, a brother, and now, a blogger. Enjoy.