Home and Away

March 19th, 2012 § 2 comments § permalink

Home and Away, originally uploaded by KenjiSummers.

I write this before dawn inside of the Marcy Playground in Marcy Projects in my neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn. I decided to ride by multi gear road bike here to think. Not to think about how I got no sleep but about home and away. Home and away is what I struggle with today. How do I dare inspire young people, especially Americans to get passports and leave home when Projects such as Marcy, once home to Shawn Carter you know him as Jay-Z, still exist? With all the KONY talk I find myself at a perilous path where I must find a way to bridge the poles of home and away. I ask questions to myself like why do white people feel like they always have to come to the savior of brown people, especially Blacks? Fuck can’t we do our own saving? What was Jason Russell going through that he was naked in the street doing defensive slide drills? I am reminded of an axiom that goes “Serve on the upper and rule on the lower”, it is what the people I look up to throughout history have mastered. With Passport Project and all my efforts moving forward I pledge to do just that. If you catch me contradicted please call me out on it, I’m merely flesh and bone with some spirit mixed in somewhere.

I am going to start blogging again

March 19th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I have some things to say.

DelToro Driving Boots

November 7th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

DelToro Driving Boots, originally uploaded by KenjiSummers.

Ian of ModSnob and I both were in Miami the weekend of November 5th for an award show. We went by the show room of DelToro to pick up a pair of evening shoes. We both purchased pairs in all black. The price point is extremely competitive and the style is modernly classic.

Here is a peek at the DelToro Driving Boots which will be priced somewhere under $300.

For more info on DelToro visit deltoroshoes.com

*Blame my Blackberry*

Why You Should Love The #Facebook Like Button #F8conference

July 30th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Note: I am 3 months late on posting this, but I thought it was still relevant. Thanks Marvel.

When Facebook announced its decision to switch from the “Become A Fan” button to the “Like” button, there was a lot of backlash. Many viewed the change as a something that will hurt the connections brands had built with users.

There were some valid arguments supporting that position such as: It is more powerful to be a fan of a brand than to like a brand.

Yet these arguments were premature. Recently, the F8 Developer Conference was held. At the conference, Mark Zuckerberg gave the keynote speech which was focused on Facebook’s Social Plugins, specifically the new “Like” button. He began by hailing what he was about to share as the biggest thing Facebook has ever given to the web developer community (paraphrasing). I deem that statement as correct.

So why is the “Like” button so awesome? Simple answer: it attempts to allow every website to be personalized for each user* whether or not they have ever been on the website before.

How does it do this, you ask?

If a website has added the code for the Facebook’s social plugin on their website, Facebook will track the activity of a visiting user*. For instance, if I am on Pandora.com and I “Like” a bunch of bands. That will be recorded onto my Facebook page and my Facebook cookie. If I go onto Yelp.com and I review a few restaurants that will also be recorded onto my Facebook page and my Facebook cookie.

Now here is the awesome part. When I then head over to CNN.com, which has already integrated Facebook’s Social Plugins, CNN will know what restaurants I reviewed and what bands I “Liked.” With this information, despite the fact that I am not signed in, CNN can customize my experience. Using the knowledge gained through the social plugin, they can give me content more personalized to my interests. Or at least that is the hope.

3 PM Today in DUMBO (Brooklyn) @ Brooklyn Bridge Park. Be there. #cmonlebron

May 30th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

One Show Interactive

May 14th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink



One Show Interactive, originally uploaded by KenjiSummers.

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Mr. Brainwash Icon Gallery Exhibition #madebybanksy

May 9th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink



Mr. Brainwash Icon Gallery Exhibition #madebybanksy, originally uploaded by KenjiSummers.

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Protected: The alchemy of it all (for h.e.r.)

May 4th, 2010 § Enter your password to view comments. § permalink

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Knit Bike

May 3rd, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink



Knit Bike, originally uploaded by KenjiSummers.

Spotted on Delancey St. and Essex St. In LES (NYC).
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I still live in Bed-Stuy. Don’t get it twisted.

May 1st, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink



I still live in Bed-Stuy. Don’t get it twisted., originally uploaded by KenjiSummers.

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