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Thursday
Jan212016

Carl Auböck Rooster Bell

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01. Three inches high.

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When considering Carl Auböck’s wide array of brass objects, which includes bookends, paperweights and keychains, things like this rooster-shaped bell seem to receive a little less attention. I suppose there aren’t many uses for it, but everyone should have at least one seemingly superfluous item displayed around the home that brings them joy.

Available from The Future Perfect

Wednesday
Jan202016

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: The Conny Plank Session

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01. Released on LP and CD.

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"Unreleased Ellington studio sessions have a paucity to match the plentitude of his vault live releases, so this crafty little quickie – just 29 minutes – is something of a revelation. The unlikely setup: Duke in Cologne in 1970 to record for synth-maven engineer Conny Plank, a man accustomed to working with Kraftwerk rather than swing titans.

But it’s fascinating to hear late-career Ellington go all experimental, embracing studio wackery. Of the two cuts here, meted out in alternate takes, 'Alerado' has the surest form. It’s akin to a bluesy, flute-infused African samba, as though Ellington’s roots have enmeshed with Brazilian rhythms and commenced growing in Germany. One wonders how quickly the takes came after each other, if their approaches were much debated or decided on the fly. The first take is pastoral; the second has a more assertive ensemble that bucks up against Ellington’s Jimmy Smith-type organ voicings; and the third is gutbucket hoodoo driven by Harold Ashby’s tenor saxophone. This, clearly, is the Duke enjoying himself.

The three takes of 'Afrique' could have been lifted from some bizarroland Can project. The first and best is pure sound painting with sweeps of organ roiling atop a drum roll that is akin to some tribal summoning. Stabbing piano notes break in at intervals, like that needly percussion one encounters in noir films as someone creeps up the back stairs. The old Turk has gone young again." Colin Fleming, JazzTimes.

Available from Grönland Records

Tuesday
Jan192016

Sanca Satin Field Jacket

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01. Four front pockets with concealed buttons.
02. Two piece sleeves with button cuffs.

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Although it's been around since 2007, Sanca is one of those brands that is still disappointingly underrepresented outside of Japan. Thankfully, The Garbstore is buying the line and one of the items they've selected is this mid-weight cotton field jacket, featuring twin needle topstitching and a personal favourite design detail of mine: useful oversized pockets.

Available from Couverture & The Garbstore

Monday
Jan182016

Stevenson Overall Co. Comfortable Revolver Shirt

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01. Woolen beaver cloth.

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This black melton shirt by Stevenson Overall Co. is a subtle stroke of genius. Featuring chunky Native American concho buttons and felled side seams, the casual staple is made in Japan from a soft woolen fabric known as beaver cloth, which was originally produced in England to resemble the animal's felted fur. 

Available from Self Edge

Sunday
Jan172016

Acne Studios Merick Jacket

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01. Himalayan Tiger print.

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"A lightweight, nylon windbreaker jacket printed with this season's unique 'camouflage' motif. Built similarly to a classic coach's jacket, it bears construction details such as shorter military-styled zip for mobility, buttoned cuffs and single zip chest pocket."

Available from Neighbour

Saturday
Jan162016

In Place: Leonard Koren and the Art of Arranging Things

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Writer: Leigh Patterson
Photographer: Hanna Tveite

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For their latest editorial piece, The Line explores the theories of Leonard Koren, with particular reference to his highly collectible publication, Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement. The article is accompanied by a series of still life photographs by Hanna Tveite, which recreate Natalie Du Pasquier's paintings for the book using items from the store.

The Line

Friday
Jan152016

Red Wing 9096 Caverly Chukka Boot

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01. Black Esquire leather.

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I recently discovered Red Wing’s Caverly Chukka, a style which doesn't seem to be offered by many of the brand's stockists, and was duly impressed. The timeless two-eyelet boot fits my utilitarian requirements for everyday leather footwear, and would work seamlessly with any casual jeans and T-shirt uniform. Made in Minnesota on the Postman last with a Gro-Cord Medallion sole, I can only imagine how incredible they'd look after years of regular wear.

Available from Red Wing Amsterdam

Thursday
Jan142016

Raoul De Keyser: Drift

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24 Grafton Street
London W1S 4EZ
November 26, 2015 – January 23, 2016

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The late Raoul De Keyser's first exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery in London is nearing the end of its two-month run, but there’s still time to see the show before it finishes next week. Drift features 22 paintings known as The Last Wall, completed shortly before the artist’s death in 2012, which are being shown together for the first time. It also includes works from the 1990s and 2000s, that similarly display De Keyser’s sparse and intriguing painterly expressions.

David Zwirner

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