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LAX

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.

 

 

 

Mc2

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

 

Jumpology

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)

NYTimes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Cardigans

In Focus On:, Musica, Smashin Fashion on 04/11/2010 at 21:35

Nina Persson, mastermind behind The Cardigans and A Camp is taking a stab at designing via Swedish label Hope for their Fall 2010 collection. Unlike most musicians turned fashion curators, she’s actually done a great job! Plus, she’s actually honest about her feelings on the fashion world. More reasons why Nina Persson is utterly charming in this Style.com interview.