Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chair Porn: Carl Auböck

You remember that time your girlfriend caught you looking over her shoulder while out to dinner. For some, it's a television. For others, it's another woman. For me, it's a Carl Auböck chair. They hide nonchalantly amidst the camoflage of Ikea'd living spaces and dining rooms, and every once in a while you'll catch a glimpse and know immediately. You want to study it up and down, running your fingers across the leather, steel and wood to feel the craftsmanship at your fingertips, dreaming about what one would look like in your own home or workspace. You can almost hear Auböck and Eames drunk on design, discussing materials and arguing about why the Germans insist on spelling "architect" with a "K". Clean, simple, elegant, sophisticated. No frills. No cartoon instruction manuals. Just a four-legged sex kitten begging for your finely tuned attention.  

[images via carl auböck architekt]

Monday, March 28, 2011

On Any Bali Sunday

There are Steve McQueen Sundays, there are James Dean Sundays, and then, of course, there are Deus Bali Sundays. An anything-goes free-for-all of creativity and competition that brings the crazies out of the woodwork and nameless 2-stroke goddesses from the jungle. This past Sunday was no different, finding the Deus crew knee deep in mud and hooliganism at the second annual Dress Up Drags event. A swash of burglars and super-villains met with the fury of caped-crusaders and crossed-dressers (big shout-out to TMars and his Ace Frehley get up!), all culminating with the sacrificial blaze of glory to appease the gods of enthusiasm. For many, this is the stuff of legends. For DHump and Co., it's just another given Sunday. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

An Island

Way back in August, French filmmaker Vincent Moon teamed up with Efterklang to create some Nordic magic on a remote Danish island. The objective: shoot a film with the same length as their album Magic Chairs. The result: 50 minutes of visual brilliance. Check the trailer below and find a screening here.


- Saint James Striped Fisherman Hat
- Warby Parker Winston
- Oliver Spencer Fisher Jacket
- Saturdays Surf Flag T-Shirt
- Nepenthes Bandana Scarf
Fjällräven Vintage 20L Backpack
- Burkman Brothers Drawchord Short
- Pointer x Comme des Garsons SHIRT Barajas II 
- Field Notes Graph Paper
- Kaweco AL Sport

Monday, March 21, 2011

Condiment Magazine

In the continuing debate/trend of modern food evolution and exploration, a finely-crafted magazine like Condiment comes along to shake up all our discussions on food design and inspiration. The second issue of this Australian-based publication recently dropped, and I must admit it looks most excellent. With content ranging from Riley Payne's pencil illustrations to an interview/tour of Christoph Keller and his Eau De Vie distillery to a collaboration with BLESS N°42 Plaedoeyer der Jetztzeit (on every page!), Condiment provides a stylish look into food as consumable art and, of course, a friendly reminder of just how far we've come since the tuna tower craze of '98.  

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Focus: Broomberg & Chanarin

You know, there are some days when you just feel like exploring the surrealims of the everyday. Cue Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, two photographers that know just how far to take an image into that treacherous realm of social-yet-playful context. And their latest show, People in Trouble Laughing Pushed to the Ground, is nothing short of fantastic. A ghostly erasure here. The cut of a marker pen strike there. A dash of self-reflexology we can all use on the studio walls of our brains. "Hundred of balloons rising into the sky… a young boy staring, close-up, at a glass that has caught the light on a sunny day… a column of flame, bursting, volcano-like, through a broken window of a burning car…" Couldn't have said it better myself. See full collection at Paradise Row.