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The Making of Nick Costabile

2010 was the last time I attended the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in Baltimore, MD seeing a dramatic finish of Duke beating Notre Dame...

My ‘Wall-Ball’ in NYC

"In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothing you can't do." - Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys)Back...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Technique & Tradition

I had the first book 'Lacrosse: Technique & Tradition' given to me as a gift after graduating 8th grade in 1992. I read it...

#TBT–Thailand 2011

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...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Chance

"You miss 100% of the shots you DO NOT take." - Wayne GretzkyI love to travel, but more of international travel. I also love to take a...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Just Listen

"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...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Taking out the trash

Failure is a much better teacher than success.The past few weeks I've been cleaning up the work studio, as well as cleaning up junk...

The ‘VR’ Line–Our Private Label

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...

Friday Food 4 Thought: It All Starts On Paper.

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...

Go BIG, or Go HOME.

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...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Be Artist. Be Athlete

Back in late-February, we took the family on a California trip to see my sister and her family in the SF/Oakland/Bay-area and do a road...

The First Online Purchase

You always remember your FIRST time... for anything, right? :)My email experience in college was VERY minimal, so was my internet use. So when...

Take NOTE. New Journals & Notebooks.

I used to be a "doodler" in school.A lot of times, unless it was art class, I often drifted and drew away. That was...

I ONLY watch for the commercials…

This may be good for a #ThrowbackThursday? But whatever.Now that the big game is behind us and everybody is talking about, or really dissecting,...

#TBT: Humble Drawings

Recently, a client/customer who attended the same prep school that I went to, South Kent School, told me of his finding three (3) sheets...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Biz School/Grad School

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...

Putting on the colors.

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...

Friday Food 4 Thought: #LaxCon

Happy New Year!In a few weeks our biggest weekend in our biz will happen at the 2016 U.S. Lacrosse Convention, aka 'LaxCon'.  Some will...

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

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...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Happy Accidents

"No mistakes, only Happy Accidents." (Bob Ross)Yes, a Bob Ross quote which I wish could make me relax whenever I make a mistake with work...