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Why start a blog?

I read “BLOG” before realizing that it’s a combination of numbers and letters. Strange? We all choose to see what we want to see. I’ve been dedicating a good chunk of my time daily (or every other day. or every three days) on this blog

Sticker Pack v3 – Coming Soon

↑Go way back with this tee – Sumo. Sold Out. One of the first shirts I’ve ever produced. I don’t think it even had a custom size label. I’m not usually on schedule when it comes down to stickers. Looking back, the gap between each

Azure – Illusions of Oasis

↑V.2 Collaboration tee with dunksrnice. (Sold Out) It’s not easy chasing your passion. One must dedicate a crap load of time, invest in a tremendous amount of effort, and able to pick yourself up when times get rough. Justin’s done exactly that. He’s been pumping out good music

↑ -Benson|| Twitter || Facebook || 365. || Shop of Imagination ||

uglieTV x MKP x TIZ – Shipped

Long wait’s finally over – The pre-order exclusive collabo tees have just been shipped out. For those from the States, you should be able to rep em’ within the next 5-7 business days. International supporters, it may take up to 8-10 business days. ’til the

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 Review

I’m lazy, so I want to keep things simple by having a durables, sharp, and quick lens with a broad range that I can use for various occasions, indoor and outdoor. And THIS is the result of months of comparing and researching for the most

The Zeeb Movement

TIZ community can get really creative with it. ↑ The BPM x TIZ collabo tshirt into purse. t↑A design I made long before TIZ became an official brand. The zebra on the right was one of our first back logos. ↑Looks good on a blackberry.

Be Right Back

Hectic days. I won’t be able to post up blogs for a short while. Though, I think I can still manage to have a picture up here everyday. -Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination || http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com

712, the TIZ day – Vote and Sale

For those of you just joined the TIZ community, 07/12 is the official TIZ day. And for the occasion, we do a little celebration: We don’t usually restock our t-shirts, except for today. And YOU get to decide which one to reprint. <br /> <a

712 | TIZ

Come back @ 12. -Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination || http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com

Braun Watch – Unbox

Of all the watches I’ve been browsing, this happen to be the only one that caught my eyes; There wasn’t even another candidate for me to struggle over (Fossil, Swatch, Diesel, Starcks..etc.) Loved this watch, but after 3 years of adventures, it finally decided to

Adam’s New Lens Bracelets & Denims

That’s right, Adam‘s showing some love for all the Nikonists out there. I’ve done a review of the lens bracelets before, peep here. This post won’t be focusing too much on the bracelets – they’re solid, but more on Adam’s latest collaboration with Peter Says

MacBook Pro – RAM / Memory Installation guide

I thought it was time for some upgrades. My buddy, Kevin, posted a deal that I couldn’t miss (8GB memories for $55, yet now it’s $50. dammit. ) Shortly after announcing that I pulled the trigger and installed the new RAM, some of my friends

uglietx x MKP x TIZ – Shirts in production

Ladies and gents, thank you all that have pre-ordered the collabo tee. All orders are being processed and the shirts are in production. This is a pre-order exclusive item: the shirt is no longer available for purchase. For those who have purchased the shirts in

uglieTV x MKP x TIZ

06/17/11 8PM PST. Design process will be up soon. ’til tomorrow,-Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination || http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com

Pad & Quill – iPhone Case Review

This moleskin looking iphone case by Pad & Quill was a gift from my sister (Thanks, Margaret!) I gotta admit, this is definitely one of the slickest looking cases out there. I have yet to get an actual moleskin, but this will do for now.

Japan Relief Tees have arrived

Thank you for your patience and support, the tees are finally here and expected to be shipped Monday morning. We’ve raised more than $520 for the cause. Please pat yourself on the back. ↑Custom neck tag for the occasion. ’til next time,-Benson|| Twitter || the

Series 4 Final Countdown

Tonight at 8PM PST. All products available exclusively [here] -Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination || http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com

Series 4 – Bonus & Debut

I made some buttons recently for the first 200 supporters of Series 4! Also, if you’re around the area (Davis). We’ll debut Series 4 at Korean Culture Night Wednesday (tomorrow) 7PM. We also collaborated with them on a shirt as well. ’til next time, -Benson||

Series 4 – 5 of 5 – “Timeless”

That’s right, we’re bringing back the original “timeless” series to wrap this one up. We’ve put out quite a few colors of our logo tees in the past, but nothing beats the simple black/white. That’s all 5 designs for the upcoming Series 4. Series 4

Series 4 – 3 of 5 – “Ideas are Powerful”

I’ve always stressed on execution. But when it comes down to it, all projects, movements, and revolutions are resulted from a sprout of an idea. It is foundation and the direction. It is what people can relate to and make change. It is what brings

Series 4 – 2 of 5 – “Year of the Rabbit”

Shirt #2 of the series.   I’ve been fascinated by the style of Chinese paper cuts. I had to do it.↑ Research phase. I collected 100+ photos to review before designing the shirt. There were similar patterns on the leaves and animals to keep the

Series 4 – 1 of 5 – “California “

Sharing the idea behind each shirt is one of the my favorite parts of releasing a series. TIZ is personal. Most see TIZ as clothing brand, others see it as a bridge for collaborations. I see it as a dream come true. To me, nothing

UC Davis first ever LipDub

Here it is, history in the making. If you can’t see the video (via facebook note), please click [here] to watch this 6 minutes and 50 seconds of pure awesomeness. (I personally had to watch a couple of times to catch everything.) “AggieTV’s UC Davis

Customizable Uncommon IPhone Case Review

I like to unbox and review so much, I think I just might make a shirt about it. might. Few months ago, I started a YouTube channel strictly on these reviews, but it’s more time consuming than expected. As oppose to half assin’ the vids,

Stickers & Decals

Available Monday, May 9th, 8PM PST. Stickers are back! ↑Cutout from corner of the sticker pack. New line of decals. Mark your calendar. ’til next time,  -Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination || http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com

Useful Apps & Add-ons

Few days ago, I left my laptop charger at a place 50 miles away from where I stayed. As expected, my laptop died within 3 hours of usage. It would probably last longer, but it wouldn’t make much difference, if I weren’t pumping out music,

TIZ featured on The Other Asians

[The Other Asians] is an online magazine, established in February 2011, which centers on the diverse and multi-generational Asian American community. They aim to showcase current and up-and-coming Asian Americans in careers outside of the traditional, cultural, and conventional realms. Melly, one of the core

Still in NYC

Sorry about the lack of updates, couldn’t find the time yet to post each day in detail. Though, I still try to post a picture a day via my [365]! -Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination || http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com

New Buy – Wide Angle & Macro Lens Adapter

Something I picked up after some considerations, but I would still say it was an impulsive buy.. (Haven’t field tested it yet, but so far, I’m pretty happy with the result. ) Came across it from [Photojojo], a site dedicated to all kinds of camera

afterschoolspecial x TIZ v2 – Available Friday 9PM PST

The v2 collabo consists of one tee and one crew neck sweater.Design process will be posted shortly. Available for purchase March 18th – Friday – 9PM PST. ’til next time,  -Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination || http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com

Cable Car Stars – Somewhere Over The Bridge

Our friends at [Cable Car Stars] have recently dropped their latest album. I went to high school with couple of the members and have been friends with all since way back. We’ve reached out to each other and had a couple of collaborations in the

23rd Bday giveaway winners!

Pardon about the delay! This announced was pushed back due to a series of events. Thanks again for all the birthday wishes and love confessions.Every single comment worked like an adrenalin shot to keep me going with TIZ. It’s crazy! Without further ado, here are

Fashion Je T’Aime – Planning & Practice

Next Saturday’s our 4th time attending the annual charity fashion show host by [Student Fashion Association.] It’s always been a fun experience from planning, practicing, to executing the show. The idea of a fashion show is using it as an outlet to display your clothing

You guys are awesome.

Overwhelmed by the wishes and pictures, you guys are way cool.  ’til next time,-Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination || http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com

TIZ featured on DO.t e-zine issue1

[DO.t e-zine’s] published by [Designers of Tumblr], a place for designers to submit their work for showcase. I’ve been a regular contributor with my 365 pieces. Little that I know, I was selected, along with 11 other talented designers, to be featured on their first

Valetine’s 2011 – Limited T-Shirts

They’re here – TIZ’s 4th edition Vday tees! I’ve written a post on its design process earlier, here’s a look at the physical tees. To those who have pre-ordered the shirts, yours in on their way over. My brother and I have spent the last

Celebrating Chinese New Year – All Tees $17!

↑ Happy Chinese New Year! (In Chinese, of course, to fit the occasion.) Starting at 6PM – All tees are $17 for the next 72 hours. Enjoy and have a great one! Shop link [click here] ’til next time,  -Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The