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Tuesday
Feb102015

Lose yourself in the sound of Corbin

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–01. Portrait by Jamie Hawkesworth.

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One of the more interesting musicians to come onto the R&B scene last year was undoubtably Corbin, otherwise known as Spooky Black. At age 16, the Minnesota native's music is surprisingly mature and deep, both in sound and content. i-D gives us a little more insight into the singer's thought process, style choices, and his future.

i-D Magazine

Monday
Feb092015

Digawel Stripe BL Shirt

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01. Made in Japan.
02. 100% Cotton.

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I don't normally give a simple striped shirt a second glance, but Digawel seem to produce one I want almost every spring. They always manage to make a classic item look less like something a businessman would wear and more like something Tracey Emin might paint in if she couldn't find her pants. She'd call them trousers though.

Available from Diverse

Monday
Feb092015

Inventory Store Closures

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It's with mixed emotions that we announce the closure of our shops in Vancouver and New York, as well as a narrowing of our online offering. It was a difficult decision, which we laboured over a lot last year, but we have chosen to move away from physical retail so that we can put all of our energy into the magazine and website. These aspects of our business are where we feel the true potential of Inventory lies, and because of this we want to give them the added attention they deserve. As a small team, spread over three countries, it’s often a challenge to achieve everything we want to, and our publication – in print and online – has now grown to a point where the time it requires of us is greater than ever.

It was almost five years ago that we opened our first shop in Vancouver, and nearly two since we expanded to our second location in New York, but in both instances it seems like much longer. We've grown as a retailer, a publication, and a brand in that time, and had the opportunity to meet and work with some wonderful people. We’re proud of the environments we created, the brands we brought together, and those we helped introduce to a wider audience.

Stepping away from retail isn't easy, but it's also liberating to be able to focus our efforts. We anticipate that the magazine and website will flourish, developing in new ways and at a rate that neither were able to in the past. It's certainly not the end; it's the beginning of a new chapter and we hope you'll be just as excited as we are to see what comes next.

Sunday
Feb082015

Believe You Me at 247365 Manhattan 

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247365 Manhattan
131 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
January 11 – February 15, 2015

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Believe You Me is a small but great show at 247365 Manhattan's compact sub-level LES location. While Ryan Trecartin is the artist that will no doubt be the most familiar to gallery goers, I was really pleased with the evolution of Henry Gunderson's work, which has developed into powerful but playful exercises in satire. The show closes on February 15th, so if it looks appealing, you might want to make plans to get over there before next Sunday.

247365 Manhattan

Sunday
Feb082015

Wtaps Heraldry L/S T-Shirt

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01. White.
02. Black.

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There is an undeniable strength within Wtaps' graphic language. The Heraldry L/S T-shirt is a prime example, available in white and black with their classic chest, back and sleeve hits. The brand has always done a great job with their prints, but in a market that has become quite saturated with over the top graphics, Wtaps stands out by sticking to their roots.

Available from Haven

Saturday
Feb072015

Cholo Picnic

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–01. Thursday night at 10pm EST.

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The internet is awash with podcasts, mixes and radio shows, but Cholo Picnic is one that stands above the rest. Broadcast on New York’s Know-Wave Radio every Thursday night at 10pm EST (and then catalogued on Soundcloud), the show is hosted by Arthur Soleimanpour and his friends Arto and Daniel Barragan. A well-liked man about town, working in a variety of creative fields, Soleimanpour has been involved in Know-Wave since the early days. The music chosen by him and his rotating ragtag crew of talented friends is a great mix of indie rock, folk, Brit-pop and classic rock – cool and diverse without being too obscure and weird. You can catch classics from The Stone Roses, Van Morrison or The Breeders, or more current artists like Caribou, Parquet Courts and The War on Drugs. Discover something new or be reminded of something old – it’s a good listen either way.

Know-Wave Radio: Cholo Picnic

Saturday
Feb072015

Nigel Cabourn Spring-Summer '15

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01. Aircraft Jacket.
02. Tropics PO Coat.

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A selection of items from Nigel Cabourn's Spring-Summer '15 offering are now for sale on the brand's website, with these two outstanding styles available for pre-order. The Aircraft Jacket is a perennial favourite in his superbly designed and accomplished collections, this season produced in showerproof Italian hemp. The Tropics PO Coat, made from the same treated cotton fabric, is a new design for 2015 that combines vintage workwear details with recognizable parka styling. 

Available from Nigel Cabourn

Friday
Feb062015

Pacific Rhythm Record Store Opening

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01. Pacific Rhythm.
02. Mike Lundy – The Rhythm Of Life / Tropic Lightning.

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The one-year-old Vancouver-based online record shop and recent imprint, Pacific Rhythm, is opening a physical location, shared with the Chinatown purveyors of all things corner store and more, Snack City. The launch party is set to be held on February 8th; drinks will be served and records will be spun by Jack J and Liam Butler of Pender Street Steppers, as well as Neo Image, and Hashman Deejay. 

Pacific Rhythm
Opening Party

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