Author Archive | Vinnie Ricasio


#TBT–Thailand 2011

0 - Published May 12, 2016 by in Art

I was cleaning up the computer when I found this funny pic from the LaxAllStars 2011 ‘Grow the Game’ Invitational in Bangkok, Thailand. Sticking out like tourists, we were “taken for a ride” by fake tour guides at the Grand Palace, who coordinated a tour made up of multiple ‘Tuk-Tuks’ for “planned visits” to different locations surrounding the […]

Cheticamp/Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - Canada

Friday Food 4 Thought: Chance

0 - Published May 6, 2016 by in Development

“You miss 100% of the shots you DO NOT take.” – Wayne Gretzky I love to travel, but more of international travel. I also love to take a lot of photography to document the experience. So, one year my wife and I took the chance for a road trip from NYC to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – Canada, because we knew […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: Just Listen

0 - Published April 29, 2016 by in Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Leadership

“You’d be surprised about listening. Listening doesn’t cost anything. Listening is free.”  (Richard Branson – founder, Virgin Group) (Writer’s Note: A very happy birthday to my former intern, Brian Pollard. You may have gotten a first hand experience in new product development and marketing, but you really taught me a lot as a business founder/owner.) I’m […]


The ‘VR’ Line–Our Private Label

0 - Published April 21, 2016 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse

Nothing happens overnight.  Of the many products we offer, we’ve been always trying to “solve” the apparel side. The word “solve” is in quotations because any new product development, will always have their problems looking for any solutions, no matter the stage. In our case, we wanted to offer a higher-end of apparel that stood out a […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: It All Starts On Paper.

0 - Published April 15, 2016 by in Art, Business, Development, Inspiration

In college, I had an internship at a major magazine publication in NYC. While the internship was mostly “gopher” work, in the same room was the Design Director who would always have a sketch pad out, head down, doodling his design compositions. He hardly spoke in the interest to start office-room conversations, but you could tell he was […]


Go BIG, or Go HOME.

0 - Published April 7, 2016 by in Art

We love seeing our customers share our purchased products via email, social media, etc. Each customer has their own specific use(s). It’s a great surprise when we get those as it keeps us ONLY focused in doing great work. But, we know of three (3) customers, manifestly businesses, who constantly post our work for their […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: Biz School/Grad School

0 - Published January 29, 2016 by in Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking

See the recent Twitter exchange I had, yesterday, with one of my respected followers.  I’ll be honest, I think about this a lot.  But I’ve never pulled the trigger on Biz/Grad school.  Mainly, because: • Being in debt. • Not making $$. • Homework The last point homework is what I find bothersome.  It’s been 16 […]


Putting on the colors.

0 - Published January 27, 2016 by in Art

Before 2015 came to a close, one of my projects that was a customer’s Christmas present, required me to use a mixed-media of pen & ink and watercolor.  It’s been a while since I did something in color, or a wet medium to be exact.  It’s good to get those projects as a reminder that […]


The Making of ‘Patient. Proficient. Persistent-2’

0 - Published December 18, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

Last year we had a piece titled ‘Patient. Persistent. Proficient.’  It illustrated human hands stringing a head of a traditional wooden stick.  Stringing a stick is hard – very hard.  But what nobody knew was that the piece was part one, of a two part series.  Instead of the traditional graphite, pen & ink mediums used, I made […]