photo by D Rich Photog
Koston on a Track Bike!
Koston, not only on a track bike, but he's skidding and almost hitting a decent track stand. 'Track bikes are HOTHOTHOT.'
It was just brought to my attention the boys at macablog spotted this first. Curses.
Interview with Filip Pagowski
Edwin : Himself recently did an interview with Filip Pagowski who created the heart logo for COMME des GARÇONS' PLAY line. Along with CdG, Pagowski's clients include Saks Fifth Avenue, The New York Times, Diane von Furstenburg and Flaunt Magazine. Check out the entire interview on Edwin Himself.
What’s funny, is that Rei Kawakubo, did not realize I did all these things with CdG before. She “discovered” my work and wanted to use me based on that and not on some social connection. The PLAY logo happened just like that! I remember working on something, while all of a sudden not connected to anything, I got this idea of a red heart with a set of eyes. I drew it instantaneously and the first draft was it. The rest is history.
CADENCE Guerilla Store
Fridays only. Noon-6ish
906 1/2 Steiner st
San Francisco, CA 94117
NABIL shoots Jeremy Scott
SUPREME A/W 09
Gallery1950 X Porter
The 100% nylon chain cover is made by Porter and previously it only came in the black colorway but now it comes in three extra vibrant colors pink, blue and purple. The chain also comes with the reflectors on the ends of the chain cover fabric and the reflective Gallery1950 tag above the Porter tag. The chain is packaged with American Lock that will safely guard your bicycle while left unattended.
via the freshness
JC Nose Picker & Swimwear 2009
Maybe it's the Mos Def...
Shepard Fairey interviews Banksy.
Swindle has got the goods here.
B: I’ve done a few things to pay the bills, and I did the Blur album. It was a good record and it was quite a lot of money. I think that’s a really important distinction to make. If it’s something you actually believe in, doing something commercial doesn’t turn it to shit just because it’s commercial. Otherwise you’ve got to be a socialist rejecting capitalism altogether, because the idea that you can marry a quality product with a quality visual and be a part of that even though it’s capitalistic is sometimes a contradiction you can’t live with. But sometimes it’s perfectly symbiotic, like the Blur situation.
The Ronsons Love Footwear.
While baby sis is playing with Supra, big brother Mark is hard at work with Gucci; the fashion brand plans to open 6-7 'Icon-Temporary' pop up shops in major cities around the world (London, Berlin, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo. etc.) each will remain open for a maximum of 3 weeks and will carry 18 exclusive styles of 'temporary' sneakers. Expect classic Gucci design elements like the GG logo and red-and-green web detail on these kicks. Each shoe has an embroidered “Limited Edition” label inside and a silver or gold metal dog tag hanging from the laces.As for the collaboration...
“A new Gucci 'Ronson' version will be introduced at every leg of the itinerant project. Icon-Temporary sneakers are priced from $500 to $1,400, and Gucci Ronson shoes, $500 to $600.”
MM - King Rat Directed by Heath Ledger
After going a minute or two in silence, Modest Mouse is back and they're making it count. 'King Rat' is an unreleased track from their their 2007 album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, accompanied by a video directed by the late Heath Ledger. This from the Masses:
In January of 2007, while visiting his homeland of Australia, Heath Ledger presented Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse with an idea to direct a video for their yet-to-be-released song “King Rat”. Heath’s vision, brave and unapologetic in its nature, would marry his love of bold and original music with his impassioned stance against the illegal commercial whale hunts taking place off the coast of Australia each year.
Barbie foot at Colette
Colette, purveyor of awesome designer finds and utterly baffling tchotchkes, is currently hawking "Barbie Foot," a Barbie-infused foosball table in the doll's signature pink with clear lucite handles and two teams of ridiculously creepy armless Barbie soccer players. Designed by Chloé Ruchon and manufactured by Bonzini (of "authentic high quality football table" fame), the plastic teams are ready to face off with flowing hair, big smiles, and color-coordinated skirt sets—but at 10,000 euros, it turns out indulging your inner child is a bit more expensive than we thought.
A little creepy but pretty awesome; leave it to Colette. I saw it first over at the Refinery.
Looks like the Euros are getting their second Goyard store, this one in London; the other being the the flagship in Paris.
Lily Allen for Chanel
'I don't feel comfortable modeling - it's not something that comes naturally to me, especially when I'm working with fashion photographers because they're used to working with really tall, skinny and beautiful models and I'm very aware that I'm 5ft 2in and a size 12.'
Dash Snow: A Community Memorial
Deitch Projects opened a memorial to Dash over the weekend which will run from July 23rd to August 15th.
Dash Snow’s friends and family have joined together to create an open memorial exhibition for Dash’s community. We have asked friends to bring photographs and video of Dash and works of art made for Dash and works made in his memory. Friends have also brought in special works by Dash from their own collections. A group of previously unseen Polaroids from Dash’s studio are also included.
The memorial project also has an open wall where Dash’s friends and admirers can write, paint or paste artworks and texts in his memory.
The façade of the gallery has been painted over with a giant fire extinguisher version of Dash’s tag, SACER.
Visitors are encouraged to bring flowers to throw into the main gallery where images of Dash and his own works are exhibited.
Dash’s community of friends is invited to bring in additional images and works during the run of the show.RIP dash snow.
images and info via the beast and deitch
First, Maestro Knows is back with season 2 while giving us a semi-guided tour to the Bread and Butter show in Berlin which took place at the beginning of this month; great little video
And here's a closer look at the Bread & Butter "Salmon & Butter" Asics GT II given away in the BBBerlin care package:
The shoe was limited to 300 pairs, 200 of which were given at the show with the remaining 100 made available to the public; personally not in love with the shoe but that color is right.
Now, with the Agenda Tradeshow coming to an end yesterday in California, the bulk of the photos are beginning to surface; there's no doubt that some really great product is on its way but the only thing I really I wanted to know more about was Freshjive's Spring ‘10 line; orly?
This graphic can be found on the pictured flat bill and a matching tee; Freshjive fired some shits at a heavy hitter with this one but I wouldn't expect a rebuttal. All of this after Rick Klotz of Freshjive shines light on his problems with the business of branding and decides to drop all logos from his 2010 line...all logos he designed, I guess.
METAL BIKES - a bmx roadtrip
Eight minutes of insanity from metal bikes; if you were wondering where your drug addiction, lack of consternation, or appreciation for loud animal prints went, they're all safe with these guys. Great video.
INSA for NIKE; Air Maxim
It took NIKE and INSA 7 days to post these bills; all 35 frames were hand painted across east London according to Charlie Dark’s map for The IAM1 Journey Nike Sportswear project. The promo is accompanied by INSA's studio exhibit/installations of a multimedia mix of large scale installations, canvases, photography, prints, exclusive collaboration products entitled 'Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places'. The show will be exhibited in London from July 17th until July 26th. I really wouldn't mind making it to this one; alas, it's across the pond!
Ace Hotel x Generic Surplus x Arkitip
Cadence double toe-straps at Give&Take
Well it's about macafreakin time!
'You got a skate-able mini right now?'
CADENCE Summer 09
To help you through the hump day.
Mr. Hudson :: Supernova
Peep the definition of a well tailored jacket at 2:22.
Jessica Alba - More Cred.
This One's For The Ladies...
Biting Gets You No Where - in4mation | 10 Deep
The t-shirt on the right is from 10 Deep's summer 2009 Look Book; nothing has been released from this line quite yet, unfortunately the biting damage has been done. The shirt features the phrase 'we don't play' with the iconic O and X combination that 10 Deep is recognized for, regrettably, the T also features a classic Comme des Garçons logo/theme from they're much sought after PLAY line; more specifically, a t-shirt which I happen to own. From what I can tell the folks over at 10 Deep kept the general shape of the jagged, uneven, heart as well as the eyes on the heart exactly the same; not to mention the font is almost identical. If imitation is the best form of flattery then 10 Deep sure has a lot of respect for fashion giant Comme des Garçons.
The t-shirt on the left is an in4mation shirt entitled the "no justice no peace" tee, that's cool except fashion brand Ksubi++ created, designed, built, and toured with the "Peaced off" sculpture over two years ago and the design can still be found in tag/sticker form and most all of their denim when purchased. In an interview, George Gorrow of Ksubi, had this to say about the design:
We built “Peaced Off,” a 9-foot sculpture of a businessman’s hand breaking out of the ground in the iconic two fingered peace formation accompanied by its index and middle fingers severed off at the knuckle lying beside it on the ground in a pool of blood — the perfect combination of politics, pop, and B-grade horror."
I guess it wouldn't be such a big deal if anyone that knew anything about the brand didn't know that Ksubi would never license out this design for any reason. The "Peaced Off" design was made into sculpture and taken around the country; they turned the whole ordeal into a pictorial book and short film. Unfortunately, there's no excuse for lack of originality, especially when it’s in the form if putting a photograph in illustrator and cropping out a cuff.
Some may say these brands were just 'citing' or paying homage to brands which are bigger and obviously more established then they are but at what point does paying respects become 'borrowing ideas'? Biters beware; we noticed. Serious thanks to Jordan over at Give & Take for the background info on Ksubi, once I brought this tee to his attention he did some serious homework; I didn't even use half of what you sent over man!
Geekhouse: never not working.