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Tuesday
Jan272015

SoundCloud Spotlight: Pender Street Steppers

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01. P.S.S. artwork.
02. Life in the Zone.

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Signed to West Coast record label Mood Hut, Pender Street Steppers have been gaining momentum with their mellow, hazy house sound. Liam Butler and Jack J played three dates in Australia earlier this month, followed by a show in San Francisco, and will be performing in the UK and Europe between March and July. The duo's debut, Life in the Zone – issued as a mixed cassette in 2013 – is probably my favourite P.S.S. release, but individual tracks from the album put out on vinyl by Mood Hut and Washington DC’s PPU are a good place to start.

SoundCloud: Pender Street Steppers

Tuesday
Jan272015

Ettore Sottsass Metaphors

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—01. Published by Skira, 2013.

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"This book is at once an homage to Ettore Sottsass' artistic experiences, and an interesting reinterpretation of them, through evocative photographs taken by Sottsass himself. The photographs and graphic materials, all from the period between 1968 and 1976 and never previously published, have been assembled by the author and arranged in a dramatic dialogue with his past and his memory."

Available from Cooper Hewitt

Monday
Jan262015

Dover Street Market New York Spring-Summer '15

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Courtesy of DSMNY.

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Following a three-day closure to change over to Spring-Summer '15, Dover Street Market New York reopened on Saturday, January 17th with deliveries from all of the Comme des Garçons labels, as well as select brands such as Gosha Rubchinskiy, Prada and Raf Simons. The Lexington Avenue store, along with its London and Ginza-based counterparts, is arguably the most exciting retail environment in the world and a visit is a must if you're in town, even if it's just for lunch.

Dover Street Market New York

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Monday
Jan262015

Larry Clark $100 Photograph Sale at Ooga Booga Chinatown

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Ooga Booga Chinatown
943 N. Broadway, Suite 204 (Upstairs)
Los Angeles, CA 900125
January 29 – February 4, 2015
Daily, 12–6pm
Curated by Leo Fitzpatrick

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"Beginning on January 29th, 2015, a large selection of unique Larry Clark photographs will be on sale to fans and followers of the artist's work at Ooga Booga in Chinatown, Los Angeles. The photographs date from 1992-2010, and were taken by Clark on or around the locations of his films from that time – including Kids (1995), Bully (2001), Ken Park (2002), and Wassup Rockers (2005), among others. The pictures document the people, kids and friends he was interacting with during this period, many playing leading roles in his films. The collection of photographs also includes outtakes from a calendar shoot for the street brand Supreme, as well as many unique portraits, self portraits and various snapshots. Printed mainly at pharmacies and one hour photo shops by Clark, these unique 4 x 6 in. and 5 x 7 in. colour prints will be sold at $100 each for one week only."

Ooga Booga
Larry Clark

Sunday
Jan252015

Sacai Fall-Winter '15

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—01-03. Photographs by Sonny Vandevelde.

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Sacai just showcased their latest collection in Paris. Continuing on from past seasons, the brand's playful mix of pattern and fabric creates an interesting conversation between texture and silhouette. Falling somewhere between traditional tailoring and luxury sportswear, the Japanese label provides a progressive take on classic men's pieces.

Images via T Magazine
Sacai

Sunday
Jan252015

Dean Edmonds Stacking Stool

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—01. Valchromat top, lacquered mild steel legs.

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A new, sleek addition to the Bermuda Trips website, these stacking stools from Dean Edmonds offer a simple, and let's face it, elegant solution to those of us who are short a few chairs, or have more friends coming over than we can comfortably handle. As a quite unlikable person, this isn't something I have a problem with myself, but I'm sure plenty of others out there actually socialize now and again. With an abundance of naturally coloured, teak-centric pieces seemingly in every house, flat or apartment you visit, these all black stools certainly appeal.

Available from Bermuda Trips

Saturday
Jan242015

Weekend Listening: Kambo Super Sound

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01. Released as part of the annual Graff et Grill event.

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Anytime I get into an argument about music it always comes back to the statement, "It's whatever sounds good to you." While I don't deny anyone's right to listen to shitty music, there is actually a way dance music is supposed to sound, and no group of contemporary artists have better personified that than the heads behind the Norway-based label Sex Tags Mania. They are best known for techno, house and jungle variations from mainstays Sotofett and Fett Burger, but I'm going to shine the light on the lesser-known Kambo Super Sound's additions to sub-label Sex Tags Amfibia. While I enjoy nearly every artist to ever release music on the label, there is something especially captivating about the fact that a producer in Norway is making some of the best contemporary dub reggae on the planet. Listen to the older cut Moss Dub Massive above and then grab his new 7-inch 1537 Dub from Hard Wax below.

Hard Wax

Saturday
Jan242015

Silent Sound Books

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01. Second edition of 500 copies.
02. Colour offset and cloth bound.

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Launching with a second edition of the long out of print A Recurring Dream, Coley Brown's new book imprint Silent Sound, is not only well-named, but also well-timed. With the LA Art Book Fair due to open next weekend, I'm sure this new edition – first published by Gottlund Verlag many moons ago in a reversal of the new colourway – won't be around for long. It wasn't the first time, so I recommend tracking one down, either in person, or via the link below. I have a feeling Silent Sound will be one to keep an eye on. 

Silent Sound Books

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