Everyone should check out Spiral at hoponthespiralbitch.com. It’s half magazine, half blog and it’s run by the amazing Ryan Dye. Ryan is our friend from back in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh days. Except now we both live in New York and live across the street from each other (literally). We were honored to be asked by Ryan to shoot their first official story and it’s now officially live! So check out Spiral and enjoy!


The Kite Runner

I finished reading (e-book of course) "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hossein a few days ago. It’s very recommended to you all. Anyways, I became interested in the sport of kite running and wasn’t really familiar with it.

Kite running is the practice of running after drifting kites in the sky that have been cut loose in kite fighting. Kites are flown and fought in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and surrounding regions, especially in the Indian subcontinent Indian subcontinent throughout the year and during kite flying festivals. The manja or the kite flying string that is used to fly these kites is coated with powdered glass. Kite flyers entangle the manja of their flying kites with each other and try to cut the string of the other by the pull or release method. The winner’s kite remains flying while the loser’s kite string is cut loose, drifting free with the wind until it falls to the ground. Kite running is the practice of running after these cut kites to try and capture them when they come down; typically the custom is that the person who captures a cut kite can keep it." – wiki

Here’s a video about kite fighting:

Light Saber Umbrellas

The umbrellas consist of a lightsaber for the handle and rod and a canopy top. There’s red, white, and blue lightsabers with red, blue, and black tops, all of which give off an ambient, radiant glow. They cost $41. You can make me jealous and buy one here.