giovedì 21 luglio 2011

Epitaph Cruiser by Autumn

The Epitaph began as a humble cruiser, but has been bulked up and given a truly rugged finish. Each Epitaph bike features a custom crafted wheel set that allows a mount of 4 low profile tires. The seat, grips & frame inserts, also made from scratch, are fashioned with obsessively selected aged leather. Laser engraved Roman Numerals on the seat identify build number. Limited production run of (12). Designed by Autumn.

mercoledì 20 luglio 2011

Timberland Boot Company Spring 2012 Preview

A look at the tobacco shade boot coming from the Timberland Boot Company for Spring 2012. It looks as though much of the materials and builds are coming local from the New England area that Timberland calls home. “The Spring 2012 men’s line is built to last a lifetime, with most materials sourced from the Americas – Horween leather from Chicago, laces from Rhode Island, eyelets and soles from Massachusetts and midsole leather and footbeds from Pennsylvania.” If this preview is any indication, fans of the classic silhouettes and materials will be pleased. Above is a preview from the “Eastern Standard Series.”

A full look after the click.

venerdì 15 luglio 2011

Conrad Maldives Rengali Island Resort

We’re not usually in the business of just posting up hotel rooms willy-nilly but, as you can see, this isn’t just any hotel room. As much as we enjoy the pictures, part of us would be terrified of actually taking the room. We’ve seen Deep Blue Sea far too many times to think some tough glass will stop those fish if they get angry. (Fubiz)

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giovedì 14 luglio 2011

Will Leather Goods. Tradizione e new design di fattura artigianale.

Will Leather Goods è un piccolo brand americano di accessori in pelle, che si era fatto notare nella scorsa edizione del Pitti FW11 - anche per le numerose borse in canvas che ha distribuito a piene mani ai visitatori -. Ma all’epoca un sito non proprio all’altezza del brand e la “scarsa” reperibilità di immagini, ci avevano un po’ scoraggiato. Oggi, che Will Leather Goods si presenta con un sito completamente rinnovato e con qualche immagine utilizzabile, possiamo tornarci sopra.

mercoledì 13 luglio 2011

Flow Store. A Firenze una boutique, uno spazio aperto ma anche un punto di riferimento.

Nato tra le mura di uno storico palazzo fiorentino del 1200, da un’idea di Nicola e Matteo Pecchioli, con la collaborazione di Gabriella Giorgi e Gioia Rossi, Flow Store prova a riconsiderare l’approccio allo shopping dei monomarca: “non più solo vetrina di abbigliamento e accessori, ma anche un open space attento a proposte e iniziative innovative, in ogni campo”.

martedì 12 luglio 2011

Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists’ Enumerations

On view at The Morgan Library through October 2, 2011, Lists takes a humorous look at a ubiquitous part of our daily lives.

From the weekly shopping list to the Ten Commandments, our lives are full of lists—some dashed off quickly, others beautifully illustrated, all providing insight into the personalities and habits of their makers. The exhibition celebrates this most common form of documentation by presenting an array of lists made by a broad range of artists, from Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder to H. L. Mencken, Eero Saarinen, Elaine de Kooning, and Lee Krasner. With examples such as Picasso’s picks for the great artists of his age (Gris, Léger, etc.), H. L. Mencken’s autobiographical facts (“I never have a head-ache from drink”), and Robert Smithson’s collection of quotations about spirals, the items on view are intriguing, revealing, humorous, and poignant.

The exhibition presents some eighty lists, including “to-dos,” paintings sold, appointments made and met, supplies to get and places to see, and people who are “in.” Some documents are historically important, throwing light on a moment, movement, or event; others are private, providing an intimate view of an artist’s personal life. Eero Saarinen, for example, enumerated the good qualities of New York Times art editor and critic Aline Bernstein, his soon-to-be second wife. Oscar Bluemner crafted lists of color combinations for a single painting. Picasso itemized his recommendations for the ground-breaking 1913 Armory show, and Grant Wood listed previous economic depressions, perhaps with the hope that the Great Depression would soon end. In the hands of their creators, these personal artifacts sometimes become works of art in and of themselves.

Shown above: Adolf Konrad, packing list, December 16, 1963. Adolf Ferdinand Konrad papers, 1962–2002. Archives of American Art. Smithsonian Institution.

Cherchbi Autumn/Winter 2011

Haven’t found a bag that tickles your tweed desires yet? Look no further than new brand Cherchbi, who’ll be launching this autumn. The entire range is made in Britain and they’ve even managed to copyright their own tweed, named Herwyck No.10, for the label. The tweed’s waterproof and there’s 13 styles in the collection in total. Perfect for the folks who like a bit of tweed but don’t want to look like they’re about to go hunting.

giovedì 7 luglio 2011

Just a little bit of....Breakwater Dobro Blues

Bruce Beaty slidin his dobro on the north fork of Long Island

Master-Piece Tote Bag

We’ve all gotten over whatever stigma’s we had about tote bags right? We’re sure people forgot all about those stigma’s when they realised how useful they were. And, more importantly, due to them being slightly less popular than backpacks, you won’t look like every heritage lover you see on the streets. Instead, you’ll look like every other heritage lover. (C-Store)

More looks after the click.

mercoledì 6 luglio 2011

Gucci 90th Anniversary “Firenze 1921 Collection”

Gucci began back in 1921, some 90 years ago. Their “1921 Collection” is a celebration of their legacy as a luxury brand. Fans of Gucci will discover a new logo for the collection that includes travel bags, a suede jacket and loafers.” A well crafted collection of accessories for men and women. (o)

More looks after the click.

venerdì 1 luglio 2011

Pure Clay and Contemporary Clay at RH Gallery

Curated lets us know about this exhibition:

“Contemporary Clay highlights recent ceramic sculpture by a range of artists – Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Julia Chiang, Naoki Koide, Jeff Koons, Klara Kristalova, Erin McCutcheon, John O’Reilly, Joyce Robins, Arlene Shechet, Shinique Smith, Paul Swenbeck, Ai Weiwei – many with immediately recognizable names.”

See more over at Curated.