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Friday
Jan232015

Online Feature: Inventory Eleven

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—01. Oliver Payne, 2014.

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One of the better aspects of working for Inventory, and here I don't mean to brag, is that it enables us to collaborate not only with our friends, but also with people we greatly admire. Being able to combine both, or when one becomes the other, offers the ultimate feeling of fulfillment, and is something I know each of us cherish. Issue 11 of the magazine was no exception, and being able to visit and interview the Los Angeles-based artist Oliver Payne was certainly one of my own personal highlights. Having put up with an afternoon of questions, photographs and arcade game defeats, I was thrilled when Oliver also agreed to produce a short film for the launch of our latest issue.

Inventory Eleven was first shown back in November, as part of an exhibition, and during a night of celebration, at the Paris bookstore 0fr. Today we're proud to finally share Oliver's film online for the very first time, accompanied by a short Q&A with the artist about the concept behind it, and the themes contained within.

Online Feature: Inventory Eleven

Friday
Jan232015

Needles Spring-Summer '15 Lookbook

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01. Fog Jacket.
02. Asymmetric Sneaker.

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The Needles Spring-Summer ’15 lookbook was recently released on the Nepenthes site, and features Keizo Shimizu’s customary reworkings of vintage, military and sportswear classics with his unique sensibility. There is also a sneak peek at a number of completely new styles from the Rebuild by Needles sub-line; the most outstanding of which are the hunting shirts that utilize a vast array of woodland, duck hunter and desert camouflage, just to name a few. 

Nepenthes

Thursday
Jan222015

Review: Inherent Vice

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—01. Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello and Penny Kimball.

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Adapting a novel by the godfather of high-paranoid, Thomas Pynchon, sounds like a near impossible proposition, but of all the author’s complex and sprawling stories to choose from, Inherent Vice definitely offers the best possibility for success. With acclaimed writer-director, Paul Thomas Anderson, accepting the challenge of turning an unfilmable novel into a movie, the suggestion suddenly becomes plausible; even an absolute perfect fit when you think about it. I’d known this was happening for quite a while and waiting years for its release was incredibly difficult, with many a Google query along the way for assurance that it was still happening.

It stands out for the sole fact that it has brought together a trifecta of masters in their fields: Pynchon, Anderson, and Phoenix. Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is played with an incredibly light touch, all mumbles and dope haze, but at times still broad with numerous great pratfalls, that help to create the rollicking comic feel often present in this loose detective story set in Los Angeles in 1970. For all of the subplots and U-turns, and plethora of characters present in the narrative, the film is shot with a very basic simplicity, often utilizing long takes and no pans, with the camera’s only movement being a slow zoom that adds a feeling of voyeurism. Anyone in for a straight and easy ride, with no bumps or detours, will simply not understand Phoenix’s hazy performance, or the whole of this stoned film for that matter. But Inherent Vice might be one of the most successful and faithful adaptions of a novel that I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying the way it should be; I read the book and then watched the movie.

Inherent Vice

Thursday
Jan222015

Flats at Team Gallery

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Team Gallery
83 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
January 18 – February 15, 2015

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Growing up in San Francisco, there are two photographers whose work you see more than most others: Larry Sultan and Bruce Conner. I have spent endless days and nights at the SFMOMA surveying their photos and films, but I rarely see their work in shows here in New York. That's about to change though, as they are both included in an impressive lineup of artists for Team Gallery's new show. Entitled Flats, it opened this week at the gallery's Grand Street location, and runs until February 15th.

Team Gallery

Wednesday
Jan212015

Marcel Breuer Laccio Tables by Knoll

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—01. Laminate tops.

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Usually when I get fixated on a certain piece of furniture, I can't help but hunt for it until it's in my home. The Laccio Tables, designed by Marcel Breuer and produced by Knoll, are one such example. They're not necessarily the type of thing that strikes you on first glance, but their Bauhaus style and minimal aesthetic make them extremely versatile. They tend to blend into their setting, allowing the space and objects around them to be the highlight, as good design often should.

Available from Knoll

Wednesday
Jan212015

Vans x Gosha Rubchinskiy Printed Slip-On

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—01. Available in Grey and Red.

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This spring Gosha Rubchinskiy releases his second collaboration with Vans, including an Old Skool alongside two colourways of the classic Slip-On. Featuring a canvas upper with a rising sun graphic, the Slip-Ons are a simple but playful interpretation of one of Vans' most iconic models.

Available from Dover Street Market

Tuesday
Jan202015

Prada Fall-Winter '15

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01-02. Images by Filippo Mutani.

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Prada's latest collection features a very muted palette, focusing on black and navy primarily, with a handful of key camel-toned hits. Beautiful outwear in nylon and wool create a contemporary silhouette with more tailored and trim trousers. It's not a collection that screams loudly, letting the clean shapes and luxurious fabrics stay at the forefront.

Images via T Magazine
Collection images: Style.com

Tuesday
Jan202015

Shin Murayama for Inventory at DSM London

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01. Levi's Vintage Clothing Doorstopper.
02. Dickies Wall Pockets.

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Last year we commissioned Shin Murayama to produce a series of utilitarian items using iconic products from Levi's, Adidas, Filson, Vans, Champion, Dickies, Red Wing and Saint James. Subsequently shot by Jason Evans for an editorial that appears in our eleventh issue, these repurposed pieces are now for sale at Dover Street Market in London.

Available from DSM London
Shin Murayama
Jason Evans

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