Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Secret Forts

A few inspirational images from James Wilson and his blog Secret Forts. If these don't get you ready for fall/winter, nothing will. See the full collection of images here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

drummer "Feel Good Together"

Seeing how I pine after pretty much anything involving The Black Keys, I find it my obligation to present your with the latest video from BK drummer Patrick Carney and his latest side project, aptly named drummer. The band consists of 5 other Cleveland-based drummers - and believe it or not, Mr. Carney is on bass. The song/video "Feel Good Together" is the title track from the LP Feel Good Together, which I must say is the most recent addition to my "must-listen" list for winter. Along with being a great song, the video (created by Jeff France and Todd Mallison) is an absolute pleasure on the eyes. Get the album here.

Monday, October 19, 2009

LEGO Kitchen Island

It's an everyday problem that nearly everyone can relate to: what to do with all those LEGOs you collected from your childhood. Designers Philippe Simon and Pillard Rosetti have given a rather stylish example by covering their IKEA kitchen island with 20,000 LEGO pieces. It's a colorful and inspirational idea that is playfully vintage and a breath of colorfully fresh air in today's modern design. Next up: a pendant lamp with all my G.I. Joe legs.

[via PSFK]

Julian Casablancas Releases "River of Breaklights"

In what might be the most anticipated album of the fall (if not the year), Julian Casablancas has dropped another prized track from his forthcoming Phrazes for the Young (due out November 3). The new track titled "River of Breaklights" is another musical journey that finds Julian hitting new strides with off-beat electronics, driving drums and a soaring chorus that let's his voice weave its magic. But enough talk...listen for yourself here.

Paul Smith "Favourite Shirts"

Take one part Paul Smith, one part Rapha Cycling, and a couple dashes of hyper limited-edition and you've got the hottest t-shirts and totes to hit the road this fall (or at least I think so). The aptly titled "FAVOURITE SHIRTS" are an exclusive to the Paul Smith Shibuya Japan Shop, but fingers are crossed for an American landing...or maybe U.S.-exclusive collab with an American bike manufacturer. Hey, we all can dream.

[via Selectism]

Friday, October 16, 2009

Josef Hoflehner's Jet Liner

Imagine you're on the beach with friends and the a 747 thunders so close overhead that you can almost touch it. Just another day in paradise, right? Josef Hoflehner's beautiful new book Jet Liner is a collection of dreamy images taken on location at the Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, which, if you haven't figured out by now, is on the beach. While the surreal photos have stunning black-and-white contrasts, it's the juxtaposition of paradise and modern industrialism that make the images snap with a gorgeous absurdity. View the entire collection here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

J.M. Weston and Colette

Colette has recently teamed-up with footwear icon J.M. Weston to create a hyper-limited run of shoes and boots available from October 12th to 17th.
André, Kitsuné, Olivier Zahm, Olympia Le Tan, Joséphine de la Baume, The Cazals, and Agathe Snow were all invited to contribute their unique flavors and I must say that these pieces are truly wearable works of imaginative art. Check out the entire collection here.

Pontiac Silverdome Auction

It's always a bit strange when a piece of your childhood nostalgia appears in rather unlikely locales. Today's appearance has to be the auctioning of the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, and former home of the my fabled Detroit Lions. The city has placed the concrete eye-sore up for open auction, meaning you too can own this piece of history and host regular flag-football games to thousands of empty seats...hmm, kind of sounds like a present day Detroit Lions game.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Photoshop for iPhone

I'm kind of curious as to what took Adobe so long to jump on the iPhone app bandwagon. To be quite honest, I think many people have been begging to drop their mice for the ease of on-the-go finger-flicking touch-ups (watch out Scott Schuman). Along with hyper-easy cropping, colorization and other dramatic special effects, Adobe has also upped the digital ante with a new photo sharing service that allows you to immediately upload your images to, providing you 2GB of free online storage (which basically equates to around 1,500 photos). Yes, the app is free. Yes, it's ridiculously cool. And yes, it's brought me one step closer to my iPhone purchase. Happy shooting!!

I've never been into Manga, but...

Whether or not you speak Japanese, these drawings by Shohei Otomo (Hakuchi) are beyond cool.

[images via CyanaTrendLand]

Monday, October 12, 2009

Walk on the Hill-Side

With fashion houses around the world feeling the ever-tightening noose of our economy (i.e., Yohji Yamamoto's recent bankruptcy), it's refreshing to see emerging labels like Emil Corsillo's The Hill-side not only surviving, but actually thriving on simplicity, charm and old-fashioned American utilitarianism. Each of his neckties and handkerchiefs are hand made in New York and manufactured with a truly unique sensibility and style. Many high-end designers should take note of Corsillo's clever re-use of denim, chambray, linen, and vintage canvas dropcloths to create a line of neckties suitable for any occasion - and any budget ($45 - $100).