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Monday
May182015

When the Dust Settles

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—01. Directed by James Pearson-Howes and Tim Spicer.

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Longtime Inventory contributor James Pearson-Howes makes his directorial debut, alongside Tim Spicer, with this short film on speedway racing in the UK. In spite of its past popularity, it is often seen as a working-class activity nowadays. The piece follows Lewis Bridger as he travels from his home to the track, giving us a glimpse into the lifestyle and culture surrounding a somewhat forgotten motorsport.

Nowness

Sunday
May172015

Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandals

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Birkenstock have released an updated version of their iconic Arizona style, made with an EVA sole and upper. The lightweight sandals are quite affordable, have a more minimalistic aesthetic and come in a variety of tonal options.

Available from Oi Polloi

Saturday
May162015

Brent Wadden at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

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Mitchell-Innes & Nash
534 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
April 23 – May 30, 2015

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The Canadian-born visual artist Brent Wadden is equal parts painter, weaver, and craftsman – relying on hand loomed, painted tapestries to convey his distinctive sensibility and recognizable deployment of geometric forms. Having shown at such iconic institutions as Peres Projects in Berlin and Saatchi Gallery in London, this marks his first exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash since joining the gallery in 2014. On view until the end of the month, Wadden’s large-scale wool, cotton, and acrylic paint works aren’t done justice in photos, so don’t miss it if you're in New York. 

Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Saturday
May162015

New Balance Book

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01. 129 pages.

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To mark the release of the M1300JP2 model, New Balance have worked with Japanese magazine 2nd to put together a compendium that looks at this shoe alongside many of the brand's other classic styles. A great resource for any fan’s bookshelf, the publication features detailed photos and write-ups (in Japanese), as well as an overview of individuals that wear, design, and make these highly revered running shoes.

Available from Up There Store

Friday
May152015

Dean Edmonds for Atelier de Troupe at ICFF

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ICFF at The Jacob Javits Center
Booth 0962, Level 1
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
May 16 – May 19, 2015

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It's a big weekend in New York for art and design. Frieze, the influential art fair, takes place on Randall's Island, while across town, not far from the banks of the Hudson River, the Jacob Javits Center hosts the ICFF – one of New York's premier contemporary design shows. Among the many exhibitors and booths, you can find new work by longtime friend of Inventory, and Issue 10 cover subject, Dean Edmonds. The London-based designer will be showcasing a new lamp design, in two colourways, as part of a group of offerings from Atelier de Troupe – a lighting and furniture studio based in Los Angeles. Details reagrding the show can be found to the left, while a little more about each element can be learned from the links below.

Atelier de Troupe
Dean Edmonds
ICFF

Friday
May152015

Undercover 03816 T-Shirt

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01. 100% cotton.

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Undercover’s Television pieces for Spring-Summer '15 created quite a stir when the collection was first shown last year, causing plenty of people to raise all kinds of grievances. Most seemed to call-out the large graphic treatments and liberal use of photos from their two album covers. I myself am a huge fan of Tom Verlaine and his fellow band members and feel they are far and away the strongest group associated with the late '70s NYC punk venue CBGB. For me, this T-shirt, while very pricey, uses all the right Marquee Moon references, making it just about the best one you can find for a band with an absolutely sterling output.

Available from Union

Thursday
May142015

Ian Wallace – Meta Masculin/Féminin

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Jessica Silverman Gallery
488 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
April 24 – June 20, 2015

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"Over the past forty-years, Wallace has made paintings and photographs, imbued with narrative tension, which are in dialogue with cinema, performance art and feminism. This exhibition, Wallace’s first in California, presents work from several series that explore gender conflict and the metaphysical clash between figurative photography and abstract painting."

Jessica Silverman Gallery

Thursday
May142015

Sasquatchfabrix. Rawlife Sunglasses

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01. Acrylic frame.

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The Japanese brand Sasquatchfabrix. does a remarkable job of taking classic references and warping them to fit their avant-garde aesthetic. Their products add a dash of individualism to any outfit, and these chunky acrylic sunglasses certainly stand out from the numerous, more diminutive versions available from nearly every eyewear company.

Available from End

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