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Friday
Jun262015

Arcana: Books on the Arts

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8675 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
+1 310 458 1499

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Arcana: Books on the Arts is a great store located on Washington Boulevard in Culver City, California. Since 1984 they have offered a wide range of new, rare and out of print books on 20th and 21st century photography, art, architecture, cinema, design, and fashion. I have never left the store empty-handed. During one visit I was chatting with an employee about a long out of print magazine that I was looking for. He told me to hold on while he ran across the street to their storage facility (they have over 100,000 items on hand) and returned with a pristine copy that I quickly added to my purchase pile. They recently launched a beautiful new website designed by Art Design Office. The site has a modern feel, which compliments the psychical location well. Now you can shop 24 hours a day without having to be in the Los Angeles area.

Arcana: Books on the Arts

Friday
Jun262015

Raf Simons Spring-Summer '16

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01. Photograph by Alfredo Piola.

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Set inside a massive, mostly empty warehouse, Raf Simons debuted his Spring-Summer '16 collection in Paris this week. The heavy music provided plenty of energy, while the contrasting silhouettes and proportions gave life to a fairly muted colour palette. Wide trousers, tiny knits, slim pants and oversized coats, often embellished with grommets, retained most of the attention as a couple of hooded models took an unplanned detour along the way.

Runway images via Style.com
Behind the scenes via T Magazine

Thursday
Jun252015

Cow Books Book Rack

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01. W:43cm x H:16cm x D:18.5cm.

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As one acquires more and more publications, the idea of a series of portable shelves for ease of rearranging, adding to, and relocating seems like a really attractive idea. This option from Cow Books has had some serious thought put into it. Inspired by the shelving used at Serendipity in Berkeley – the influential but now closed bookstore founded by Peter B. Howard in the early '60s – it features a beautiful handmade character and gives your favourite titles the place of distinction they deserve.

Available from Cow Books

Tuesday
Jun232015

Bad Day – Issue 19

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01. Kim Gordon by Todd Cole.

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The nineteenth issue of Bad Day is set to be released at the Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto tomorrow evening. The latest edition of the always impressive biannual arts publication includes Kim Gordon, Mark Borthwick, Susan Cianciolo and Josh and Benny Safdie, amongst other customarily insightful interviews and features. Copies will be available to buy on the night but if you're unable make it, be sure to grab one from your favourite local or online stockist.

Bad Day
Clint Roenisch Gallery

Tuesday
Jun232015

Missoni Spring-Summer '16

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—01. Malibu Sandals.
—02. Madras.

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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

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

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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 

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

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"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

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

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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

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