being eclectic

Feb 17


Beardo beanie by Beardo Wear

Beardo beanie by Beardo Wear

Beardo beanie by Beardo Wear

Since is freezing pretty much on the entire northern hemisphere and a beanie or a hat comes handy perfectly to keep warm and look cool at the same time, and even more if you put together a nice beanie and a rad trend of nowdays: beards. As a bearded man the future of my beard has become a center of multiple conversations over the last couple of days whether I should keep it or nor but with this awesome beardie I’m definitely keeping it.

The Beardo bearded beanie is the lastest design of Beardo Wear, a company responsable for so many cool products mustache and beard related to wear so this is no the exception. If you have $40 bucks and need a warm hat for this butt freezing hell this is definitely the way to go. Buy it here. Enjoy.

José Luis

Ene 18


I'm gonna make it better. A Being Eclectic mixtape front cover

i?m gonna make it better. A Being Eclectic mixtape back cover

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       D O W N L O A D I’m gonna make it better. A Being Eclectic mixtape

It’s mid January and I haven’t done any new year’s resolutions mostly because they’re usually unreal of too far away from our real possibilities so this year I’m thinking about make a list of some fun resolutions like study a new language, learn how to make cocktails for parties or even dance lessons. If you don’t have any resolutions made so far this mixtape might inspire you to do so. 

The theme was inspired obviously because of the new year but mostly because Band of Skulls’ Honest songs which is nothing but beautiful and inspiring. Also the title of the mixtape was taken from a rad new year related video titled preciscely Make it Better made by Sebas & Clim, a London-based directors duo whose amazing video full of colors and fonts made me do this. Here’s the tracklist:

Physical Motion by Jimmy Edgar

Yesterday’s Gone by Kele

Everything Will Be Alright by Golden Ages

Out of the Blue by Julian Casablancas

There’s No Secrets This Year by Silversun Pickups

In the New Year by The Walkmen

New Directions by Jens Lekman

All We Have is Now by The Flaming Lips

Letting Go by The Field Mice

Clean by Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson

Fitter Happier by Radiohead

Honest by Band of Skulls

The photos used for the covers were taken by a German photographer named Iwan Gabovitch whose textures photos are sick, especially his grey concrete texture gallery. Enjoy.

José Luis

Dic 27


January. Sport: Rowing. Characteristic: Pride

August. Sport: wrestling. Characteristic: strength

Sport: Swimming. Characteristic: Fight

Sport: Waterpolo. Characteristic: ulnerability

Sport: table tennis. Characteristic: motivation

Even when I’m not a man of calendars on the wall it always comes handy to have one especially when it’s awesomely illustrated as this one. The Telenor 2012 calendar was made by three amazing Serbian illustrators named Becha, Monika Lang and Nebojsa Cvetkovic who did such a terrific job with this one. The premise is simple, to illustrate the twelve months but with their unique style which is a blend of antiqueish vibe, rad textures and bizarre collages full of colors which is always a plus for me.

2012 is obviously an Olympic year and the expectations are huge so the calendar has to be sport related but instead of going with the same ol’ familiar sports this team decided to go for the olympic ones such a table tennis, waterpolo or rowing but with such an astonnishing outcome, making me drool over the floor wandering how cool would have one of this beauties decouring my studio walls all over the year. The illustrations I liked the most were made by Becha as you can see. Enjoy.

José Luis

Dic 20


Cocktails invite chaos by David Walker

'Clothing's inevitably comical' by David Walker for CIC

Cashiers improve checkout by David Walker

Charades is challenging by David Walker

Hi there, it’s me again after almost two months since I started at this new job and I completely forgot to update the blog every once in a while but I’m coming back mostly because it’s Christmas and I want to share a lot of thing that I love xmas related, some of them are things I remember from my chilhood and some are new like this illustrations for a december calendar titled Christmas is Coming by David Walker for CIC. The concept behind this calendar is to create a daily illustration for each day through december but each illustration has definitely a fun twist.

Taking the Christmas concept and giving it that akward and funny twist is definitely genius basically because we all have done something like this or at least know someome who did it like that drunk women photocoping her ass during the officee christmas party or that knitted deer that reminds me to those ugly sweaters my mother made me wear when I was a child. Despite these fun illustrations the calendar also focuses into those familiar and even religious moments of the month which is perfect to balance it.

I don’t know about you but I’d love to see an entire 2012 calendar with this style and the critic and hilarious point of view of David Walker. Enjoy.

José Luis

Nov 01

Día de los Muertos! by Mark Malazarte

Día de los Muertos! by Mark Malazarte

Although Halloween is a very rad holiday because the make up, the candies and the costume parties I had to say as Mexican I do love Día de Muertos or Day of the dead because of the colors, the smells and the flavors not to mention the hope to see those beloved ones who passed away. To celebrate the occassion I found a terrific illustration you see above made by a Tampa-based illustrator and designer Mark Malazarte who capture perfectly all the characteristic of the ancient Aztec tradition that remains until now.

In Día de Muertos! Mark took the aesthetic of this tradition and make them even cooler, making me also drool just to imagine this beauty haging on my studio walls but sadly I haven’t found any info about this illustration being sell as a print so if you have any please send me a holla or leave a comment so I could get mine. Enjoy.

José Luis

Oct 31


In the room where you sleep. A Being Eclectic Mixtape

In the room where you sleep. A Being Eclectic Mixtape back cover

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D O W N L O A D In the Room Where You Sleep. A Being Eclectic Mixtape

First lemme start apologizing for not posting for the last couple of weeks now but with my new job my life is changing, hopefully for good. That being said now it’s time for a new mixtape now inspired by the season. Is that time of the year where people invite you to costume parties and see kids trick or treating over the street, and even when in Mexico we celebrate Día de Muertos -day of the dead- we do enjoy the costum and the candies that comes with the American Helloween, not to mention the occasional scary mixtape. I choose some of the music I listen to when the mood is right, it is full of some spooky tunes, I really hope you like it. This is the tracklist:

Tortured by Otep

Halloween by John Carpenter

The space in between by How to Destroy Angels

Somebody’s watching me by Rockwell

Animal by OMNI ft. Tiki Lewis

Bela Lugosi’s dead by Bauhaus

Experiment in terror by Fantômas

Count in fives by The Horrors

In the room where you sleep by Dead Man’s Bones

The ghost who walks by Karen Elson

In this light and on this evening by Editors

Maitre de ma peau… by Dernière Volonté

Bone jump by Brian Eno

Where the darkness is deepest by Lunatic Soul

Requiem by Otep

I hope this 42 minute mixtape would be the perfect companion for your to trick or treat or just listen to on a dark night, it is also perfect to listen before you fell sleep especially with headphones, trust me. The photos I used to do the covers are from a talented guy named Simon Crubellier. Enjoy.

José Luis