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One of my favorite things to do is take to the neighborhood on a Sunday afternoon, grab a comfy seat, fire up my alpha waves with music, my cells with caffeine and my iPad with the interweb connectivity. The weather was hinting at impending Spring and I alighted from my typical Sunday wanderings kick up my freshly adorned feet and see what the rest of the world outside the [402] was up to. As it turns out, the answer is always, "much!" [read on!]

 

I'm always delighted to hear from Kim Nunley, an ardent supporter of my RGC accessories imprint. So when I got an email from her, I figured it was a standard reaching-out to say hello as we do every couple weeks. But this correspondence was different. Kim had made the leap from checking out the gear to checking out the work on the RDQLUS CREATIVE side of the shop, and had come to the conclusion that she wanted help to craft an identity and put clear, creative branding in front of her efforts as a very talented screenwriter. I jumped at the chance and what resulted was one of the favorite identities that RDQLUS has created to date—much credit due to this very savvy, informed and trusting client and friend.

 

Mid-week. That means Krug Park, posted up in a booth—prime observatory position to ingest the stimuli from all senses and angles. Yeah, this is my spot. So if you're not from "The ONE" and you find yourself in the "Middy"—between Chicago & Denver, Minneapolis & KC—hit me up; first one is on me.

 

Over the last few weeks I've spent a lot of time cooling out with my shooter! Don't let the demure face fool you; Jess E. is a mutha'effin' monster… on the photography front, that is. She's done an amazing job shooting the look-book for 'RDQLUS Goods & Cloth' in the most innovative way I've ever seen done. I'm telling you, if you don't know about Jessica Ewald—trust, you'd better get familiar.

 

Scene: interior at 'The Common Co.'
It's been an dream-come-true to have my new press up & running at, with my cohorts from 'Make Believe Clothing Co.' Over the last few weeks we've had "Sunday Fun-Days" where we will break out a few screens, test colors, print a few samples, sip beverages and converse about projects, news about town and life in general. Stay posted as we'll be going public with "Sunday Fun-Day" soon.

 

I can't properly convey the amount of respect, love and appreciation I have for those who support my efforts in all creative endeavors. None have been more steadfast in that support than the crew at the 'New BLK Collective'. Firstly, the "RDQLUS CREATIVE Annex" office sits second level atop the mayhem. Secondly, on any given day I can walk into the shop and see someone 'RGC'd up. This particular day was photo-opp worthy when I noticed that art director Shane B. and intern-extraordinaire Tyson R. were rocking the same lid that I had chosen for the day. Sorry boys, you know what comes next… act natural. *snap*

 

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Cosmo from 1987? Oh, trust… I get all the quizzes right! This is an out-take sneak-peek of the RGC Spring 2012 look-book that will be dropping hopefully next week. The talent behind the lens and beautifully muted style is Instagram sensation and an innovator in the growing category of "iPhone'ography," Jess Ewald. I can't divulge her shooting secrets, but I can tell you that there is no more gifted eye that hers. I'm glad she's down with me. [read on!]

 

There is stunning beauty in the most ordinary of things around us, all the time. I woke one morning this week and this was the site. A stunningly cropped and lit scene lay above me. The convenience of being able to reach for my mobile device and get a snap is such a wonderful thing. the capture and documentation of life in moments is truly a gift—the way I see it.

 

Spotted: the RGC "Royal Standard" at Krug Park (Benson Neighborhood), Omaha NE.
My homie—and ardent supporter—Feirin W. usually gets advance samples of RGC gear to rock and wear-test for me. She wasted no time getting into her new cloth and stealing my hat bearing the new RGC "Royal Standard" mark. I can't front, she makes it look far better than I'd ever even attempt to. RDQLUS' accessories imprint RGC will drop the Spring 2012 line next week.

 

I give myself the "fits" sometimes… but only the good kind.
My RGC imprint is completely designed and created by me. So what you get is more than just a tee, or a hat. I bring to bear all of my design principles and skill in creating all of the artwork for the line. I love the aspect of wearing the designs that were created to tell the story of a brand and the kind of good heads that support it. Oh, it looks nice too.

 

I'm as "hood" as they come, by way of upbringing. But once you are exposed to something that pins the needle so hard that your receiver is blown, there's no going back or remaining the same. That happened when I taught to never take time off from taking pride in my appearance. That moved to studying style, trends, fashion and lifestyle from all angles; my regular life, my career & professional life and from the aspect of aspiring to connect with that world as a contributor. So naturally, as I watch Netflix while working out to pass the time more quickly, I chose a favorite documentary of mine; "The September Issue"—featuring the exploits (and tell-tale looks) of the glorious Anna Wintour. Someday, I'll send you all a picture of her and I having a coffee and a chat.

 

Needless to say it was a long week… and then I got a ticket. Yeah, I'm done with the woods, bro! Let's go!