Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Wings + Horns Chambray Mountain Parka

Just when we all thought chambray couldn't get any better, Vancouver-based Wings + Horns politely disrupts our rain-soaked spring with a rather ingenious concept...waterproof chambray. While the price is a bit steep, the timing couldn't be better.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Porsche Celebrates 60 Years In America

Just because I don't own a car does not mean I can't appreciate (or pine after) the sleek racing machines that Ferry Porsche first brought to our shores some 60 years ago. Since that first 356 landed on American shores, Porsche has made an indelible mark on more than just roads and raceways. With roots planted in the racing world, Porsche has cast it's spell on all forms of art and culture, ranging from film and television to the unforgettable graphic designs of Max Huber and Erich Strenger. In my mind, what makes Porsche truly unique is that stylistically it's so much more than a car, creating an experience that is a treat for the senses - whether you're driving or gawking. For me, Porsche is a hybrid of the owner, speaking volumes to discerning tastes and an appreciation for ultimate function balanced with disgusting amounts of raw and pure style.

[via Selectism]

Monday, March 29, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Augmented Sculpture by Gross8 and Lichtfront

Augmented Sculpture by GROSSE8 & LICHTFRONT / Passagen 2010 from Lichtfront on Vimeo.

While the term "augmented reality" is still a bit of a mystery to me. I must admit that the latest project from Gross8 and Lichtfront is nothing short of breathtaking on all fronts. The 2.5m sculpture takes art to another level with angular facades that act as 360-degree canvases of visual candy, all choreographed to a soundtrack developed by Jon Hopkins. Personally, I'm intrigued by Lichtfront's thought-provoking description: "The sculpture becomes a mirror of changing realities. As a result, a kind of real virtuality arises to confront virtual reality."

Astro Physiks

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mr. Mcqueen

I find it only fitting that my 200th post fall on the birthday of the man himself.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bleeding Madras

With summer at our fingertips, it seems as if everyone is jumping on the madras bandwagon. And while I'm not usually one to follow, I must say that this is a trend of which I can happily jump on board - especially with the latest releases from A.P.C., Gant Rugger x ACL and Gitman Vintage x Seevees. Apart from its ridiculous comfort and interesting colonial backstory ("Madras" is actually the former English name of the city of Chennai, India), the lightweight fabric itself is something unique with both the front and back being indistinguishable from each other - hence the reason you'll find great designers like Engineered Garments making impeccably stylish scarves out of the material. Perhaps the greatest aspect of madras might be its uncanny wearability and dynamic color variations, creating something accessible to the yacht club and ivy-league hipster as much as it is to the rocker and surfy beach set. I highly recommend you take it for a spin this summer.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010


Every once in a while something so refreshing comes along that you can't help giving complete praise to both the concept and its creators (and a new favorite blog in which it was found...thank you, Tenue de Nimes). Denmark's Libertine-Libertine has done such with a fantastic collection that almost magically combines fashion aesthetics with unique elements of art, music and literature, "creating a brand based on a different set of values." While they are a young brand, I must salute them for not only an incredibly shot lookbook, but also their efforts to bring fresh perspective to artisans on all levels of clothing.