Featured Shops

Looks
Tuesday
Jun232015

Missoni Spring-Summer '16

01

Images

—01. Malibu Sandals.
—02. Madras.

Words

On Sunday afternoon in Milan, Missoni's latest men's collection took us to India, with plenty of references to The Darjeeling Limited. The tones and textures played perfectly together, combining to present a fine vision of casual luxury. Collaborations with Converse, Malibu Sandals and Globe-Trotter added an extra level of interest, but it was the small details that really stood out. Everything was very intricate without feeling too delicate to actually wear, and in the end that's just what I like from my clothes.

Missoni
Images via Style.com

Monday
Jun222015

Now Open: Margaret Howell Le Marais, Paris

Info

Margaret Howell
37 rue Debelleyme
75003 Paris
+33 (0) 1 49 27 80 00

Words

Margaret Howell quietly opened the doors to a second shop in Paris recently. The new location in le Marais offers items from the men's and women's collections, as well as a selection of well-chosen lifestyle products. The space also features a press and wholesale showroom, a neat use of the interior by longtime collaborator William Russell at Pentagram.

Margaret Howell

Sunday
Jun212015

Issue Project Room Presents Little Black Egg Big Band 

Info

Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Sunday, June 28 at 8pm

Words

"Issue Project Room returns to Red Hook for an evening with the Little Black Egg Big Band and Oren Ambarchi, presented in collaboration with Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. Named for Georgia Hubley’s rarely performed solo guitar project Little Black Egg, the expanded Little Black Egg Big Band features Hubley and her Yo La Tengo compatriots Ira Kaplan and James McNew, joined by bassist Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu), an array of jazz mainstays including Susie Ibarra, Daniel Carter, Taylor Ho Bynum, and more TBA. Australian improvisor Oren Ambarchi, known for his deft and exploratory instrumental approaches, performs solo."

Issue Project Room
Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation

Sunday
Jun212015

Deviate From Balance by John Wiese

Info

Softcover, perfect bound
64 pages, 6.5 x 9 inches
Edition of 500

Words

John Wiese is probably most recognized in music circles for his participation and collaboration with Sissy Spacek, Wolf Eyes and Sunn O))), as well as releasing records under his own name. He's by no means given this up, but a lot of his present endeavours revolve around sound installation, video, collage, photography, typography and graphic sound scores. On top of this array of activities, Wiese is the co-founder of Hesse Press, the small publishing house that issued this monograph. Deviate From Balance catalogues his latest art practices in a beautifully designed edition of 500. It should also be noted that to coincide with the book's release, Gilgongo Records put out a companion album of the same title which would give you a complete picture of Wiese’s multitalented explorations.

Hesse Press
Gilgongo Records

Saturday
Jun202015

Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds: Photographs from the Tropics by Alex Webb

Info

Hardcover
96 pages, 12.5 x 10.8 inches
Published by Thames & Hudson, 1986

Words

Some photobooks are just so rare that you have to shell out a couple of hundred bucks to get your hands on an original copy. Having never been reissued, Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds: Photographs from the Tropics is one of those volumes that makes me contemplate doing so. Alex Webb is a member of the Magnum Photos stable, a long-running photographic cooperative originally established by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David Seymour in 1947. The photographs in this book – shot in Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Africa and Asia – feature an astoundingly rich colour palette and convey the reality of each location through exceptional, seemingly off-the-cuff compositions of daily life.

Available from Magnum Photos

Saturday
Jun202015

Wacko Maria 50s S/S Shirt

01

Image

01. Cotton/lyocell blend.

Words

While Wacko Maria has definitely been on my radar over the years, it is only this season that I got my hands on something from the brand. I think the floodgates are open, and the Japanese label is one that I am certainly paying a lot more attention to. In fact, I may have found the next piece on my wish list in this outstanding 50s-inspired bowling shirt. Although the style might look a little throwback, there is nothing outlandish going on and all of the details are impressively handled – from the silky cotton/lyocell fabric, right down to the dual deployment of chain stitch embroidery.

Available from Haven

Friday
Jun192015

Grafted: Plants by Kohei Oda | Pots by Adam Silverman

Info

Hardcover
160 pages, 8 x 10 inches
Published by August Editions, 2015

Words

Kohei Oda, the owner of the Qusamura plant shop in Hiroshima, and the LA-based potter, Adam Silverman, have now presented two installations of their collaborative art project, A Tale of Plant & Pot. The parameters were quite simple: Oda created 100 grafted cactuses that meld two distinct specimens which come to resemble far-off alien lifeforms, and Silverman produced the slightly more restrained but still entirely unique and complementary receptacles they dwell in. A book, aptly titled Grafted, has been put together to chronicle these events and does so beautifully, with all of the plants and pots being photographed by Shuji Yoshida and Joshua White to form an interesting document of an equally fascinating cross-cultural collaboration. 

Available from Amazon
Qusamura
Adam Silverman Studio

Friday
Jun192015

Jimagraphy Photo Print Pocket T-Shirts

01

Image

01. Five different options.

Words

These T-shirts featuring the New York-based imagery of Japanese photographer, JIMA, would be an outstanding choice for summer. The photos are heavily detailed and make for a unique, high contrast treatment on such a ubiquitous item. The fact that they are also printed over the T-shirt's chest pocket adds a layer of oddity that one has come to expect from a Nepenthes-related product, as well as heightening the texture of an already uncommon design.

Available from Second Stage

Page 1 2 3 4 5 ... 412 Next »