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Wednesday
May202015

Comme des Garçons Homme Dyed Cotton Canvas Sneaker

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This season Comme des Garçons Homme have taken the classic All-Star silhouette and dyed the entire shoe in a selection of different colours. The black version looks best in my opinion, but it's an easy to wear summer sneaker no matter which option you prefer.

Available from Haven

Tuesday
May192015

70s 80s 90s 00s: An exhibition by Peter Sutherland

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The Still House Group
481 Van Brunt Street
Unit #9D (4th Floor)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
May 8 – May 29, 2015

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Peter Sutherland, everyone's favourite contemporary New York historian, has once again teamed up with everyone's favourite group of art alchemists to bring you 70s 80s 90s 00s, an exhibition at Still House's Red Hook residency gallery. It's been a few years since I've seen his work in person but it appears to be Sutherland's largest show to date. He seems to have put the space to work beautifully, as he continues his recent run of documenting the strange contrasts that exist within and between extreme sports cultures, urban living and the great outdoors; most likely from a viewpoint you've not before experienced.

The Still House Group

Tuesday
May192015

Porter Classic Kendo Parka Jacket

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01. Designed by Katsuyuki Yoshida.
02. Available in black and blue.

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Porter Classic is renowned the world over for making some very serious clothing, and the pieces themselves are remarkable to behold in person. This jacket looks especially interesting, as a seemingly straightforward climbing fleece has been reworked to reflect the heavy-duty fighting outfits worn for Kendo, the Japanese martial arts practice.

Available from Museum Ark

Monday
May182015

Will Boone – Prison Rodeo

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48 pages, 10.5 x 8.75 inches
Edition of 750
Published by Karma, 2014

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The naive design sense of this Will Boone book, published by Karma, immediately caught my attention when I first saw it. The description states: “Prison Rodeo catalogues reference photographs used in Boone’s practice over the last several years. From heavy metal to Elvis to the American South, the artist’s influences are displayed as side by side colour images in diverging order.” This volume offers an insightful look into a world of inspiration that wouldn't generally be presented as a single work of art.

Available from Karma

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

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