In August of 2008, I created House of Cat as a way to bring attention to artists, musicians, words, ideas and people that contribute to our global culture in beautiful, inspiring or thought-provoking ways.
Since then, House of Cat has steadily grown in popularity and size, with an audience that reaches around the globe.
Sit back and take a look around. You’ll find lots of art, interviews, quotes from the record store, word-nerd and type design-y stuff, glimpses into cultural movements and more.
Cat Johnson I’m a freelance writer (Shareable, the Santa Cruz Weekly, Metro Silicon Valley, Is Greater Than, NoDepression.com, SanJose.com etc.), a record store die-hard, a design, photography and typography enthusiast and a bunch of other stuff too.
Steve Brown – Contributor Steve Brown is one of 13 National Yo-Yo Masters, and the only one to have the crest tattooed on the back of his head. Clearly, this puts him in an altogether different league.
Steve has performed in 17 countries, been on national television in 14 of them, and has been featured on more yo-yo packaging and promotional materials than nearly any modern player. His parents are almost impressed by all of this. His children are not.
Steve holds US Patent #6,371,824 for “Yo-Yo & Method For Using A Yo-Yo”, spent 6 years as the Marketing & Promotions Coordinator for Duncan Toys, and is currently enjoying his role as “Elder Statesman” (read: Old Man) on the Yo-Yo Factory Performance Team. His signature model Yo-Yo Factory yo-yo, the “Die-Nasty”, can be found in stores from Florida to Moscow to Tokyo, and his girlfriend finds all of this incredibly hilarious.
Steve drinks entirely too much coffee, and is working on a retrospective video of his 15 years of yo-yo trick innovation to be released online in 2010. Steve lives in Cleveland, and absolutely loves it. Steve writes in the third-person. Sometimes.
Anthony Johnson – Contributor Anthony is a regular contributor to House of Cat with his column Anthony’s World of Skateboarding. He provides House of Cat with an insider’s view of the dynamic and visionary art of skateboarding, with a deep love and appreciation for it’s roots, movements and future.
Gabe Winogrond – Contributor Gabe Winogrond (aka rapper/producer Grip Grand) was born in an underwater time machine but eventually settled in California, circa now, where he pursues his so-called work in music, literature, and the visual arts. He is well on his way toward his life goal of not being adequately paid for any of it. His music can be found wherever music can be found (you have Google don’t you?), or you can get it direct at gripgrand.bandcamp.com. For more writing, art, and inanity, try his semi-unregular blog, Grip Grandstand, at routinefly.com. That is all.