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Friday
Jun122015

Britain's Brutalist Playgrounds

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01. Park Hill estate, Sheffield, 1962.

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"We're familiar with the sight of brutalist towers in Britain, but less well known are the strange playgrounds built at the same time, which are the inspiration for a new installation at the RIBA by the artist Simon Terrill and design collective Assemble. With their rough surfaces and dangerous drops, these surreal concrete structures were very much a product of their time."

Via The Guardian
RIBA

Thursday
Jun112015

Archive Print at Neighbour / Woman

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01. Available in-store.

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Neighbour have recently put together a selection of archive publications which are available from their Vancouver women's location. Titles include Visual Inventory by John Pawson, Memos: The Vogue Years by Diana Vreeland and Les Vins De Gala by Salvador Dali.

Available from Neighbour / Woman

Thursday
Jun112015

Now Open: A.P.C. Downtown Los Angeles

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A.P.C.
125 W 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
+1 (424) 252 2762

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After opening one of the brand's most beautiful flagship stores on Melrose Place in Los Angeles, A.P.C. continues to expand on the West Coast. The French label's latest shop is located in the heart of the historical downtown district, built in two identical, adjacent cubic spaces. The two areas partially meet, however there are a pair central totems creating a division between the men’s and women’s collections.

A.P.C.

Wednesday
Jun102015

Adidas Originals Campus 80s

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01. Core Black.
02. Dark Blue.

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Campus 80s are regularly available in Japan and Europe, but less so in North America. An iconic silhouette, partially thanks to The Beastie Boys, and probably more so due to their well-balanced design – they're one of my personal favourites. This summer Adidas have released an archive-inspired version of the shoe in arguably the two best colour options: navy and black.

Available from Très Bien

Wednesday
Jun102015

Dia 15 VI 13 545 West 22 Street Dream House

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Dia:Chelsea
545 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
June 16 – October 24, 2015

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As anyone who has visited the Church Street Dream House installation in Manhattan can attest, experiencing one of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s sound and light environments is unlike anything else. The pervasive wash of magenta-tinted light and the densely textured sustained sound composition seems to fill every available measure of space, and has continuously been doing so in this location since the fall of 1993. Before the longest running of all the Young and Zazeela’s Dream House installations, they had produced different iterations on this theme at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Moderna Museet, Documenta 5, and the Guggenheim – just to name a few.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the Dia Art Foundation's earliest efforts after its establishment in 1974: the Dream Festival. To commemorate this event, the organization is hosting a newly acquired site specific version of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s Dream House at their Chelsea location. Entitled Dia 15 VI 13 545 West 22 Street Dream House and created in collaboration with Jung Hee Choi, it includes Young’s sine-wave sound environment, Zazeela’s sculptures and light design, and Choi’s Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest IX. There is an extensive calendar of events and performances throughout the installation’s run, with the first happening on June 13th and many others running into the fall. 

Dia Art Foundation

Tuesday
Jun092015

Gidon Bing Ceramics

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01. Large Japanese bowl.
02. Footed vase.

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The multi-talented, Auckland-based sculptor Gidon Bing, known for working in the mediums of wood, metal and ceramic, has created a number of beautiful vessels which enunciate a calm minimalism through their sturdy, simple forms and attractive French khaki colouring. Everyday Needs currently has a selection of different sized bowls, as well as a tall, footed vase – all of which would look great in any home, holding court in the middle of a table for decoration or used purposefully during a meal.

Available from Everyday Needs

Tuesday
Jun092015

Works on Paper at Greene Naftali

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508 West 26th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10001
May 15 – June 20, 2015

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For only a little while longer, the Greene Naftali gallery in New York will be hosting an exhibition in their eighth floor space featuring a variety of works on paper by a vast selection of artists. Some of the participants include Richard Aldrich, Ed Clark, Tony Conrad, Joan Jonas, Paul Sharits, Paul Thek, and Charline Von Heyl. A large number of the drawings and paintings in the show were produced in 2015, but it also features some important works from previous decades, including a 1983 acrylic painting by the underappreciated Paul Thek, and one of Tony Conrad’s early '70s Yellow Movies, that stretched and redefined what is thought of as a film.  

Greene Naftali

Monday
Jun082015

Quaker Marine Supply Co. Summer Whites

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01. Tennis Hat

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It shouldn't be, but a good white hat is hard to find. Thanks to an excellent tip from a good friend, I've sorted the baseball cap side of the equation for the summer months, but the elusive well-fitting bucket is still proving tricky to track down. Or it was, until I discoverd the Quaker Marine Supply Co. Tennis Hat, over at Bermuda Trips. Available alongside the Swordfish Cap, both options are not only pretty much perfect for the warm weather and sun stroke avoidance, they're also increasingly harder to find, due to the company going out of business a few years ago. A sad thing when you consider they could once count both Hunter S. Thompson and Earnest Hemingway as customers and fans.

Available from Bermuda Trips

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