Wednesday, October 20, 2010

INVENTORY Edits


















Inventory has taken their unique turn on the current newsprint rage with a second publication titled INVENTORY Edits, and I'm happy to say that all coffee tables are rejoicing. This time around, the Vancouver-based publication ditches the text and focuses on highlighting unseen imagery that doesn't make the cut from the previous issues. "We have such great contributing photographers and such interesting subjects, that we decided this would be a good outlet to share some of the photographs that didn't make the magazine's pages."  Despite the youth of the publication, Inventory's deft approach to tactile fashion and print design proves once again that less is really more...more or less. 







Friday, October 15, 2010

Phil Nesmith: Flow
























"In 1859 Edwin L. Drake, working for the Seneca Oil Company in Pennsylvania, drilled the first modern oil well, ushering in the beginning of America's oil boom and our worldwide dependence on this resource. At the same time, the wet collodion photographic process that I will be using for this project was revolutionizing what photography could capture, ultimately changing the way people saw the world. The use of oil would expand until modern life could not exist as we know it without a continual supply." 
- Phil Nesmith



















































[via curated and irvine contemporary]

Monday, October 11, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hugo Koblet











Le P├ędaleur de Charme in all his glory. And just look at all the sartorially-minded spectators.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Return to Thunderdrome!


Back in August, a team of Detroit-based landscape renegades who go by name The Mower Gang stumbled across the decrepit Dorais Velodrome in the heart of the Motor City. Beaten, cracked and weathered from years of neglect, the team took their weed whackers of fury to the track, and as you would've guessed, they've made it race-ready for a series of upcoming races, aptly calling the event Thunderdrome. The best part about this race - apart from the lack of walls - might be that all proceeds go back into velodrome maintenance and Detroit Parks and Recreation. And let's face it, if Mad Max had to make his triumphant re-return on a fixie of moped, I see no better setting than the gristled badlands of Detroit. Granted, my Michigan roots might spark a little extra bias, but when you consider the fall-of-Rome plight of Motown and the creative ingenuity that's currently pulsating through the city, Thunderdrome is proof that some revolutions (literally) start with two wheels.





[via Hipster Nascar and detroit.org]

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ocean Minded























Tall tales, whipping sails, pantome slickers and one killer pair of black-rimmed frames. The ocean doesn't get much cooler than this.

Thanks to Kate Jones for sharing this image. Check out her blog Ursa Major when you get the chance.

Friday, October 1, 2010

10 for the Weekend: New Wave Fatale


Ribeiro

















Ogier

Goya























Karina
















Audran and Lafont













Bardot













Politoff



















Moreau

Seberg


Farewell, Tony