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Saturday
Apr112015

Wako Book 5 by Wolfgang Tillmans

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Softcover
218 x 153mm
Limited first edition of 1500
Published by Wako, 2014

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Fine art photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has the preternatural ability to orchestrate images of incredible composition and arresting beauty from just about anything, whether it be the mechanical, mundane, or everyday. Issued in conjunction with last year's Affinity show at Wako Works of Art in Tokyo, his latest publication, Wako Book 5, is well worth picking up for fans of the influential images he’s been producing for over 20 years.

Available from LN-CC

Saturday
Apr112015

Nomad: Ritual of Rivals

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—01. Photography by Paolo Azarraga.

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Nomad recently produced an online editorial highlighting their latest spring deliveries, including pieces from Comme des Garçons, Engineered Garments, Common Projects, Adidas x Raf Simons, Nomad and OAMC, among others. The story was shot by Paolo Azarraga with creative direction and styling by Jesar Gabino and Richard Autio.

Nomad

Friday
Apr102015

Martino Gamper Salt and Pepper Spitz

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—01. Walnut and ash versions.

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Martino Gamper obviously takes pride in reworking everyday items and imbuing them with a sense of humour, amounting to designs that while useful in your daily life, also give the refreshing feeling of breaking convention. Salt and pepper grinders certainly fit squarely into the everyday and ubiquitous categories, and are notably absent from a lot of designer’s offerings. Gamper, however, has produced versions in walnut and ash, making colour coordinating your salt and pepper receptacles very easy.

Available from Momosan Shop

Friday
Apr102015

Niuhans Light Indigo Denim Jacket

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—01. Made in Japan.

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The search for the perfect denim jacket is a fickle one and not entirely realistic with so many varieties available. There are those that choose vintage or the traditional recreation route, favouring chore coats or early Levi’s models, but this option from the Japanese brand, Niuhans, echoes 20th century designs, while retaining a contemporary feel with its light wash and basic simplicity.

Available from Gentry

Thursday
Apr092015

Rebels of the Neon God

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—01. Limited one week engagement.

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be giving Tsai Ming-liang's legendary debut film Rebels of the Neon God its first ever theatrical release in the West next week, and I implore New Yorkers not to miss it. Despite Ming-liang being one of the most celebrated directors in film's history, his work is woefully hard to view in the US. Hopefully this release will begin to change that, as this film about disillusioned Taipei youth is far from his only masterpiece.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Thursday
Apr092015

Marfa Journal Issue 3

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—01. One of six different covers.

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The third edition of the innovative hardback magazine, Marfa Journal, has started to hit retailers and is available with an impressive array of six different covers, featuring the likes of Gaspar Noe, Helena Severin and Chloë Sevigny, among others. Dubbed the Daddy issue, it has an underlying family theme and touches on a wide range of topics including parenting tips with rapper, Hodgy Beats, and "the importantance of enjoying liquor with your mum."

Available from Goodhood

Wednesday
Apr082015

Sunsea Layered Tank Top

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01. Made in Japan.
02. Available in three combinations.

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Last summer I got in the habit of regularly wearing tank tops over long-sleeve shirts, I guess as a way to keep the layering alive through the warmer months. Since most of them didn't survive their first tour of duty, the hunt has began again and seemingly ended with this beautiful layered tank from Japanese brand Sunsea.

Available from Diverse

Wednesday
Apr082015

Freunde von Freunden: Chris Kontos

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—01. Photography by Adrianna Glaviano.

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There are plenty of interviews on Freunde von Freunden where metropolises such as New York, Paris or London play a central role, but for me some of the most interesting insights can be found in the places I've never visited. That's certainly the case with this look at Athens, home of Kennedy magazine publisher, photographer and DJ, Chris Kontos, which offers a glimpse into the personality of one of Greece's up-and-coming creatives, alongside some of his usual haunts.

Freunde von Freunden

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