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Tuesday
Jan052016

Y-3 Kohna

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01. Neoprene upper.

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Among the early deliveries at Très Bien are these trainers by Y-3. Made from a mix of neoprene and leather, the Kohna model feels reminiscent of Reebok's Instapump Fury – a shoe that has a lot of potential. Y-3's version, however, comes in all black and feels a bit more polished overall.

Available from Très Bien

Tuesday
Jan052016

Many of Them: Vol. IV

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—01. A Magazine – Expedición.

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The latest edition from Many of Them is now available through the publication's website. Each volume is filled with beautiful, dreamy editorials featuring the best collections in the world, complimented by written articles and short stories.

Many of Them

Monday
Jan042016

At Home with Gordon Smith

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01. Music by JIIN.

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I recently had the privilege of visiting Gordon Smith to direct a short film about the legendary artist, captured by Fahim Kassam. At 96 years young, Gordon's passion for art and design is contagious, and a pleasure to be around. His home in West Vancouver was designed by one of his closest friends, Arthur Erickson. The space is a modest maze of vaulted ceilings and glass corridors with views of the Pacific ocean, filled with vintage mid-century furniture and an impressive collection of art and objects.

Nowness

Monday
Jan042016

Dries Van Noten SS16 Arrivals

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01. Hyga Eye Print Tee.
02. Vrazer Leopard Lined Jacket.

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End has just received their first delivery from Dries Van Noten to kickoff the new season. Light jackets, T-shirts and accessories make up most of the selection, with a variety of leopard print applications standing out. The Marilyn Monroe and Eye print tees, at the core of the Belgian brand's Spring-Summer '16 collection, are especially strong.

Available from End

Sunday
Jan032016

Alpha Industries NASA MA-1 Jacket

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01. Replica Blue.

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Alpha Industries are the standard when it comes to flight jackets, with enough history and collaborations to back up any dispute. While projects with the likes of Supreme and Stüssy often receive the headlines, this special edition NASA version of their classic MA-1 should not be overlooked.

Available from Alpha Industries

Saturday
Jan022016

Kaikado Tea Caddies

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01. Only ten made each day.

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Kaikado began producing handmade tea caddies in 1875 using sheets of tin imported from Cornwall in the UK. The company's small Kyoto factory only makes ten each day, with incredible precision and the perfect balance between simple design and personal character. With years of use the airtight containers, available in a variety of sizes and finishes, begin to reveal a deeper appeal as they develop an ever-evolving patina.

Available from Inform Interiors

Friday
Jan012016

Vintage Wassily Lounge Chairs at The Good Mod

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The Wassily chair is one of the most iconic Bauhaus designs, and probably Marcel Breuer's most recognizable piece. This beautiful brown leather pair are available from West Coast retailer The Good Mod, who have a dangerous selection of vintage furniture for sale through their showroom and web store.

Available from The Good Mod

Thursday
Dec312015

Gerhard Richter: Atlas, in Four Volumes

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Slip hardcover
828 pages, 14 x 18 inches
Edition of 1500
Published by Walther König, 2015

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"More than 50 years ago, Gerhard Richter began mounting parts of his extensive collection of pictorial material on cardboard, hoping to create order and clarity among his archive of photos, newspaper clippings, sketches, drawings, construction plans, room design, collages, overpainted photographs and drafts of paintings. Richter eschewed chronology – his real interest was in iconographical and typological order. A work in progress, this Atlas soon developed into an independent Gesamtkunstwerk mirroring biographical and historical facts – an artistic cosmos of great autonomy, a source of all of his thought and creation. The artist's book has become an important genre for Richter, and in this large-format, four-volume edition, he has not only reproduced Atlas, but rearranged it. His decision to show all of his plates at a scale of 1:2 makes the monumental archive – with more than 5,000 images – visible in all its details for the first time. Richter himself has redefined the colour of his plates, piece by piece, through several correction phases, rendering this epic work accessible in a stunning new publication."

Available from Artbook

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