This was a list of things that Ryan had deemed as “Cool Stuff” back in 2011 and 2012. We have deemed it necessary to dig up things from the vault and share them with everyone to get a further analysis of what interests Ryan. 🙂
Fox (Motocross Brand)
Cool motocross lifestyle brand for both guys and girls. The biggest name in motocross, BMX and MTB sports clothing and gear also has awesome clothing for surf and skate too. Check out their website for the latest in Fox gear along with all the latest news about their race teams and upcoming events.— Ryan’s Official Website (now defunct)
Since 1974, when Geoff Fox first introduced the world to the iconic fox head logo, Fox has been all about family. Not just the Fox family name— a legacy that continues to this day—but the idea of forging a family that celebrates life on two wheels and shares that passion with the world.— Fox Racing Official Website
From movie stars, musicians, and skate-boarders to toys, technology, and history, Giant Robot magazine covers cool aspects of Asian and Asian-American pop culture. Giant Robot also has the coolest stores in Los Angeles selling an eclectic mix of collectible figures, books, art, t-shirts, unique items from Japan and the Giant Robot brand. Check’em out online!— Ryan’s Official Website (now defunct)
Giant Robot Store, established in 2001 features products from around the world. Notably, fun house wares, gifts, stationeries, t shirts, comics, plush and toy figures. Giant Robot is often cited as the birthplace for Asian Pop Culture products and Uglydolls. We’re located at 2015 Sawtelle Blvd. LA, CA 90025— Giant Robot’s Official Website
I love anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture so you can imagine how stoked I was to find Kidrobot here in the States. Kidrobot is the world’s premier creator of limited edition art toys and apparel. Kidrobot creates toys, apparel, accessories, and other products in collaboration with many of the world’s most talented artists and designers. The products sold at Kidrobot are the centerpieces of a global movement that exemplifies the cutting edge of both pop art and mass culture.
Click on the link, check out their cool stuff and start collecting!— Ryan’s Official Website (now defunct)
Kidrobot is acknowledged worldwide as the premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, signature apparel and lifestyle accessories. An innovative cross between sculpture and conceptual art, Kidrobot offers not only a powerful medium for today’s international fashion designers, illustrators and artists, but also the creative canvas for emerging street trends and pop art. Kidrobot toys retail anywhere from $5 to $25,000, and many appreciate in value over time. Our products can be found online at Kidrobot.com and in select retailers worldwide.— Kid Robot’s Official Website
Robin Lorraine Photography
Specializes in child portraits and kids headshots. Agent and manager recommended for kids and teens headshots.— Ryan’s Official Website (now defunct)
Vans: seriously cool shoes and gear for skateboard, snowboard and surf. Vans is the total Southern California culture brand. It reflects the latest in fashion, music and art with deep roots in board heritage. Check out their web site for the latest shoes and clothing along with news about cool music and skate events.— Ryan’s Official Website (now defunct)
White Tiger Schools
White Tiger Kung Fu (also known as Bak Fu Pai) is one of the original Shaolin Temple styles. Developed in a time when techniques had to be effective, this martial art is a relevant today as it was back then. White Tiger is a no frills style that incorporates all aspects of a combat system and preserves the health knowledge of Shaolin such as Chinese herbs and qigong.
Ryan has been studying White Tiger style for seven years. He credits White Tiger with building his character, his confidence and his role of “Mike” in Supah Ninjas.— Ryan’s Official Website (now defunct)
White Tiger Schools is a company that cares about the well being of the world. We provide an alternative martial arts fitness lifestyle to the public – a pure and complete traditional Kung Fu system that develops optimal internal energy, as well as external movement, speed, and power. Our Kung Fu training will keep the body in a state of premium health, creating longevity and increased levels of performance as you learn Kung Fu self defense techniques and traditions. At this Kung Fu School, our goal is to have the relationship between teachers and students be one of patience, care and compassion. This will inspire us all, developing a foundation for personal growth in all areas of life, as well as providing aliveness, confidence and success to every person we serve.— White Tiger Schools’ Official Website