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In Focus On:, Menswear, Smashin Fashion, Views on 08/11/2010 at 14:06

Michael Bastian seems like a pretty sensible guy.  His attention to texture, tailoring, and utilitarian elegance are pretty outstanding. In addition to his eponymous label, he has cooked up an accessibly preppy line for GANT, bringing some street cred to the freshly re-designed brand. Take a peek below!


these photos are from here


New Journalism

In Focus On:, Menswear, Views, Works of Art on 07/28/2010 at 22:54

In April of 1966, Gay Talese published a legendary piece for the ever finessed Esquire Magazine, titled “Frank Sinatra has a cold”.  Noted as one of the most prized pieces featured in the rag, I figure you may be as tickled as I with Gay’s historically impeccable composition.





In Cinema, Focus On:, Smashin Fashion, Views on 06/07/2010 at 01:49

Behind every iconic badass is an equally suave woman. Ali McGraw and Steve McQueen; defiance.











Dymaxion World

In Adventures, Focus On:, Things, Views, Works of Art on 05/31/2010 at 23:07

DYnamic – MAXimum – tensION

“Dymaxion”- the idea that rational action in a rational world demands the most efficient overall performance per unit of input.

Buckminster Fuller. What a genius. What a prodigy. What a rational.







Rebel Without A Cause

In Cinema, Focus On:, Works of Art on 05/30/2010 at 11:11

Dennis Hopper; actor, painter, poet, photographer, etc, etc… May the talented jack of all trades and women rest in peace after an iconic career.

D.H. Photography via Vanity Fair feature.



Paul Newman by Dennis Hopper

Jane Fonda by Dennis Hopper

Jasper Johns by Dennis Hopper

Ed Ruscha by Dennis Hopper


Camping Out

In Adventures, Smashin Fashion, Things, Views on 05/26/2010 at 12:01

Round three of the H&M HIV/AIDS prevention campaign! For the S/S 2010 season, with music festivals as inspiration, suitable muses Lou Dillon and Elizabeth Jagger model the goods. I’m not so into purple leopard print, or paisley, but it works.  Plus, the fact that they included (a super cheap) tent and sleeping bag in this collection (and produce this campaign) is pretty awesome.  The low price tag may equate to a potentially soggy festival evening, but at least you’ll stand out.


In Adventures, Bibliophilia, Focus On:, Views, Works of Art on 05/24/2010 at 01:23

The Sunday paper featured Phillipe Halsman’s jump photographs (!!) which look like an extraordinary amount of fun.

“When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping, and the mask falls, so that the real person appears.” 

Exhibition closes Friday, so swing by this week! (20 West 57th Street)








Instant Gratification

In Focus On:, Views, Works of Art on 04/26/2010 at 10:34

An eternity of rumors and questions have been circling regarding the future of Poloroid film (what now?). Hell, as far as practicality goes, who wants to use a digital printer during model castings? So, some fellas are saving face with “the impossible project”. You can get pretty close to the old-regular Poloroid coloring (though everything has a very vintage-esque looking tint) or choose from (1-3 color) packs.  It’ll certainly set you back a pretty penny…So just wait a year and there will be at least 40 people producing them.

Magnificent Earth

In Adventures, Focus On:, Views on 04/22/2010 at 13:56

It’s Earth Day!

That means you should be in a park, or taking a hike, or planting trees, or smoking them or something, right?

However you celebrate, take a break with some nature, and feel exceptionally guilty about the amount of plastic bags you have.

Loomstate Celebrates with a 40 piece drum circle

Puma celebrates with shoebox-less shoes

How do you celebrate?

But does it float?

In Focus On:, Views, Works of Art on 04/16/2010 at 17:29

Like most, I procrastinate with image library websites a lot. New love: Butdoesitfloat. Great addition to ffffound and jjjjound for inspiration (and a visually stimulating excuse to avoid productivity).  But it’s super great! It includes links to articles, quotes, and write-ups (all pretty beautifully typed) and has an undeniably awesome name!

Excerpt from Joan Didion