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Monday
Dec142015

New Releases from The Trilogy Tapes

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01. Rezzett: EP 2.
02. Coni: Imaginarium Essai EP.

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The Trilogy Tapes is releasing a pair of very good records this week, one by the mysterious duo that make up Rezzett, and the other from French producer Coni. There's been no shortage of new releases from the UK-based label lately, but these two – EP 2 and Imaginarium Essai EP – are especially strong.

Available from The Trilogy Tapes

Monday
Dec142015

Takazawa Candle at Neighbour

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01. Nanohana 40 set.
02. Height: 11cm.

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Neighbour has recently received what might amount to one of the more interesting stocking stuffers for someone that has everything. The Japanese company, Takazawa, produces plant wax candles which utilize a wick made by wrapping a dried reed around a rice paper cylinder. This is said to create a large and luminous flame, with minimal smoke, due to its ability to draw air up the hollow shaft, which sounds like a great alternative to having to light more candles. What sold me though, and what the recipient will surely see when tearing off the wrapping paper, is the wacky and beautiful packaging.

Available from Neighbour

Sunday
Dec132015

Snow Peak Wool Fleece Pullover

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01. Large pouch pocket.
02. 77% wool, 23% polyester.

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The Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak have really upped their clothing output in the last few seasons. The utilitarian items they produce have a strong foothold in the luxe camping market, but the company is also making a name for itself with highly desirable garments, like this fleece pullover. Reminiscent of designs from the past, it relies on the warmth of wool and the functionality of a hood and a central pouch pocket, to create a strong design that offers everything you need from a jacket like this.

Available from Oi Polloi

Saturday
Dec122015

Lost in the Flood

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66 rue de Turenne
75003 Paris
October 22, 2015 – December 19, 2015

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There isn’t much time left to check out this intriguing group show at Galerie Frank Elbaz in Paris. Creating a dialogue between the long-deceased Wallace Berman and contemporary artists Will Boone and Virginia Overton, Lost in the Flood revolves around Berman’s Crater Lake home and gallery which was destroyed in 1964 by a mudslide. There are a number of his Verifax collages on display, as well as a surreptitious recording of the late artist in conversation made by Hal Glicksman, that serves as the show’s soundtrack. The sculptural work from both Boone and Overton provides an interesting minimalist juxtaposition of collage and structural elements, relying on fragments in much the same way as Berman did. Experience this exhibition in person if you can, before it closes on December 19th.

Galerie Frank Elbaz

Friday
Dec112015

Campul by Fumihiko Okabe

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Photography: Arata Suzuki
Styling: Fumihiko Okabe
Hair & Makeup: Misao Touyama

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Featuring a selection of Fall-Winter'15 pieces from Engineered Garments, Needles and South2 West8, alongside footwear by Arrow Moccasin, Spectusshoeco., Tricker's and Troentorp, the latest instalment of Nepenthes' long-running online editorial series, Remix, is directed and styled by Fumihiko Okabe. Shot against a variety of verdant, stone and beachside backgrounds, the men's and women's story, captured by photographer Arata Suzuki, can be seen in full by following the link below.

Campul

Friday
Dec112015

Gosha Rubchinskiy "Greatest Hits" at DSM

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01. Crewneck Sweatshirt.
02. Hooded Sweatshirt.

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Today marks the release of an exclusive Gosha Rubchinskiy capsule collection at all three Dover Street Market locations. The "Greatest Hits" offering includes sweatpants, long and short-sleeved T-shirts, and hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, all featuring popular graphic treatments which have been at the core of the Russian designer's brand from the outset. Some of these items have also been rendered in new colours as part of DSMNY's second anniversary celebrations.

Available from Dover Street Market

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Thursday
Dec102015

Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler

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Softcover, 655 pages
21 x 28cm
Published by JRP Ringier, 2015

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"Artist Tony Oursler has amassed a vast personal archive of objects and ephemera relating to magic, the paranormal, film, television, phantasmagoria, pseudoscience, and technology. For Oursler, the archive functions as an open visual resource, historical inquiry, and – most intriguingly – a family history. One of the collection’s many digressions is the friendship between the artist’s grandfather Charles Fulton Oursler – a famous early 20th-century author and publisher – and magician and escapologist Harry Houdini, their joint campaign against fraudulent mediums, and a historic interaction with Arthur Conan Doyle, who, beyond his Sherlock Holmes series, was an important advocate for spiritualism and the paranormal.

This publication features up to 2,500 objects from Oursler’s collection, including photographs, prints, historic manuscripts, rare books, letters, and objects. Additional topics include stage magic, thought photography, demonology, cryptozoology, optics, mesmerism, automatic writing, hypnotism, fairies, cults, the occult, color theory, and UFOs. Linking these wide-ranging materials is Oursler’s underlying interest in belief systems and human nature – the suspension of disbelief, or perhaps just our propensity to believe.”

Available from JRP Ringier

Thursday
Dec102015

Bianca Chandôn Presents & Co. – Best of Friends

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01. Front.
02. Back.

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Quietly released last week by independent clothing label Bianca Chandôn, Best of Friends is the first record by & Co. The group is made up of Alex Olson, Alberto Bof and Paul T., who met one another in California through surfing and skateboarding. The trio's debut 12-inch "blends the piano-heavy, slo-mo style of Still Going, with twinkling jazz pianos, an air of humid Balearic sunshine, and occasional flashes of Timothy J. Fairplay style acid."

Available from Juno Records

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