Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

On the Subject of: Josef Albers, 1888-1976.

German born, color-field painter, Black Mountain College head of painting program(1934-1949). Teacher to the likes of Rauschenberg, Twombly and Ray Johnson. Head of Design Dept. at Yale, 1950-1958.


At it Again: J.Crew, Late Fall Deliveries.

Say what you will about J. Crew(and there's been plenty of opinions aired here and elsewhere on the subject), but Frank and his team continue to roll out some interesting and well co-branded pieces for late Fall, early Winter(depending on where you reside).
The Mister Freedom Mulholland Master is a total winner, albeit a total investment. The Red Wing waxed canvas chukkas are here. They've added
Want Les Essentiels and SeaVees to their roster of cohorts as well as offering an expanded selection of Quoddys for both men and women. But I appreciate even the perhaps more overlooked additions of union suits, Josef Albers inspired socks, slub jersey hooded henleys, double faced utility shirts, etc...All nice transitions from Fall into Winter.
So, let the J.Crew debate continue...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sketchy: Secret Forts + WhatIsawtoday.

Saturday, at the Pop Up Flea, had the pleasure of meeting Richard Haines of whatisawtoday. He's worked with J. Crew and 3sixteen and has a slew of other things coming up.
Had a nice chat. He snapped a photo and...

Head over to whatisawtoday and have a look at the rest of his work.

Lookbook: Oliver Spencer, SS10.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Street Iconic: sataN, backwards.

For whatever reason, I seem to be on a bit of a nostalgic skateboarding spree as of late. There are so many moments watching Natas now, that I remember trying to emulate as a kid. I endlessly skated the curb in front of my house based soley on the way Natas would ollie to pivot. I had two pairs of those Ellesse high tops. Even his style, the way that he made these crazy lines out of just cruising. The guy was one of the architects of street skating and the father of the now standard pro model shoe.
Have a look. Relive some of your own youth, when you used to land kickflips with one foot on, one foot off.
(the last photo taken in front of Mollusk in BK)

Handcrafted Simplicity: Beloved Bicycles, Portland, OR.

Beloved Cycles makes some nice looking bikes.
There must be something in the water out west, but some seriously great bicycle makers out there...
As described on their site,
Every lifetime deserves at least one.Beloved framesets are the physical manifestation of the Cycle Works Oregon mission. Handcrafted for each individual, they are balanced, purposeful, elegant, confident and capable. We use steel because it has all the mechanical and ride qualities we wish to evoke – French Constructeur inspired simplicity at its very best."