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Friday
Jul172015

Online Feature: Arc'teryx Veilance SS15

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Many people associate technical fabrics with specific forms of exercise or poor weather conditions, but functional clothing is equally relevant to the requirements of daily life as temperatures rise, particularly in a city environment. When it comes to the latter and the countless considerations involved, few brands succeed in the way that Arc'teryx Veilance does. This season's collection, captured on the streets of New York for our latest online feature, combines innovation and wearability with a well-balanced colour palette.

Online Feature: Arc'teryx Veilance SS15
Arc'teryx Veilance

Thursday
Jul162015

Star of Hollywood "Unholy Boomerang" Shirt

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Every summer I find myself lusting after one of Star of Hollywood's incredible short-sleeved shirts. An eBay search turns up next nothing vintage-wise, so the licensed reproductions by Toyo Enterprises offer an appealing alternative. Click on the brand's name in the tag section below to see the mind-blowing version from last year that I still regret not getting. Fortunately, this one is equally outstanding. Made in Japan from a slubby cotton fabric, it features a perfectly boxy 1950s cut alongside a tasteful graphic treatment referred to as "Unholy Boomerang," which wasn't originally available with a black background.

Available from Self Edge

Wednesday
Jul152015

Close-Up on John Cassavetes

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Close-Up Film Centre
97 Sclater Street
London E1 6HR

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At the beginning of the month, Close-Up, the London-based film archive and library, opened a cinema complete with a pair of newly restored 35mm projectors which will host a regular schedule of programming. To celebrate this exciting addition to the capital's cinematic landscape a series of John Cassavetes films are being screened, including A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie and Opening Night. If possible, it would be well worth seeing them all, and experiencing each one on film, the way the director originally intended.

Close-Up Film Centre

Tuesday
Jul142015

Håndværk Indigo Crew Neck T-Shirt

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This summer Håndværk have collaborated with indigo specialists BUAISOU. on a small batch of crew neck T-shirts. Made from Peruvian Pima cotton and produced in a limited edition of 20, each one is unique: individually hand-dyed in Brooklyn using organic ingredients shipped from Tokushima, Japan.

Available from Håndværk
BUAISOU.

Monday
Jul132015

Native Sons at Haven 

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Haven has just received a large selection of sunglasses and optical styles from Native Sons, the luxury eyewear line by Neighborhood's Shinsuke Takizawa and former Dita Asia president Tommy O'Gara. The various silhouettes, many of them substantial in form, take inspiration from a series of classic references. Unified by an iconic American nomenclature, each pair is handcrafted in Japan using the highest quality materials and comes with a custom leather case. 

Available from Haven

Sunday
Jul122015

A.P.C. Silver Lake

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A.P.C.
3517 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
+1 424 252 2761

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Designed by architectural firm Laurent Deroo Architecte, A.P.C. continue their invasion of Los Angeles with their latest store opening. Centrally located on the growing Sunset Boulevard strip in Silver Lake, the panoramic bay window provides plenty of light to compliment simple merchandising and pieces of monolithic oak furniture stood on a clear concrete floor.

A.P.C.

Saturday
Jul112015

Boo-Hooray and Gavin Brown's Enterprise present A Living Collage

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Gavin Brown's Enterprise
291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
July 8 – July 31, 2015

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While last weekend saw the final show at Gavin Brown's downtown, West Side space (he's moving the Enterprise to a former Brewery in Harlem, close to where he lives) this week saw the opening of one of the best exhibitions I've seen in a while, at his East Side project space in Chinatown. A Living Collage: The Living Theatre, Judith Malina and Julian Beck 1947-2015 opened on Wednesday evening, and gave a glimpse into the paper-based world of the legendary American experimental theatre company through flyers, posters, programs and prints. Many of these same pieces are offered for sale, or in the case of some of the smaller items: for free, or whatever donation you felt inclined to make. All this gave an unprecedented look into the history of New York theatre, music and arts through the decades and eyes of two of the city's pioneers and patrons in these fields. The fact that you could take some of that home with you was simply mind-blowing. Not to be missed.

Boo-Hooray
Gavin Brown's Enterprise
The Living Theatre

Friday
Jul102015

What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present

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Matthew Marks Galleries
502, 522 & 526 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
July 8 – August 14, 2015

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"Focusing on four groups of artists practicing away from the cultural capitals of New York and Los Angeles, What Nerve! presents an alternative history of American art since the 1960s. As the exhibition’s curator, Dan Nadel, has written, 'When confronted with a system that seems impenetrable, outsiders tend to band together.' 

The Chicago-based Hairy Who exhibited together from 1966 to 1969. Its members were Jim Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Suellen Rocca, and Karl Wirsum. Funk Art took root in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s and is represented in the exhibition with works by Jeremy Anderson, Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Roy De Forest, Robert Hudson, Ken Price, Peter Saul, and Peter Voulkos. In Ann Arbor, Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw formed Destroy All Monsters as students in the 1970s. Forcefield members Mat Brinkman, Jim Drain, Leif Goldberg, and Ara Peterson, active in Providence from 1996 to 2003, created fictional personas complete with pseudonyms and elaborate garments.

This exhibition reassesses the artists associated with these four groups, providing a new understanding of their influence on contemporary art history. Distinct as their artworks are in style, period, and place, the artists all share a common set of concerns. Inspired by a wide array of influences including folk art, advertising, primitive art, comic books, and fetishism, they all favour figurative imagery that diverges from the predominant artistic style of the time.”

Matthew Marks Gallery

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