Sunday, January 15, 2012

Art of Design

My good friend Heidy Garay interviewed me and others discussing the intersections of art and design. She created this thesis blog as a part of her graduate studies at Pratt. Please peruse at your leisure. Also, check out Mikell Fine Iles' interview. It is packed with thoughtful insights and clarity. Heidy, thank you for the opportunity, it was fun. Check out the interview here.

Premium Goods Collaboration!

They are here! If you're in Brooklyn, stop by Premium Goods on 5th Ave in Park Slope and pick up this tee. Look out for the Houston & Premium Goods t-shirts soon.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Drake has been an easy target lately. With all the emo-introspective rap he's been cranking out, I forgot how many good songs he's already created. I went back and listened to the mix tapes, cameos and full albums. It's legit ya'll. This dude has been consistently cranking out hits and somewhat unexpected hits ( which, come to think of it might be the issue at heart ). He's currently being things hip-hop has never been. Specifically, vulnerable. It's easy to critique the person that puts himself out there fully. Which actually, presents another issue ya'll. As fans, we prefer our stars to be within sight but difficult to grasp. Drake is completely transparent, making him easy to "get at." So Drake, my bad holmes. You trusted me and I pounced ( Pause ). Whether you thought it is was a safe place or not... I messed up. Although, I wouldn't mind hearing a track like "Wilt Chamberlin" from time to time. Just Sayin'.