And a blog from the hotel.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Well, literally. The client Cindy Gallop, Chairwoman of global ad firm BBH. The task? To lay out her new apartment in the converted locker rooms of the first YMCA in U.S. More of this here and Cindy's photostream.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Originally founded in 1997 in a NYC loft by Kevin Carney, the Generic Man collection came about in 2006, as Brandon Day and Kevin Carney began what they call “a case study in adultism”, a journey to define what it means to be an “adult” these days. Through a process of research, experience and discussion ‘the generic man’ lifestyle of the “Newdult” took shape.
And there's Generic Surplus, developed by The Generic Man, the foundation of Generic Surplus is proven shapes and clean, simple, refined lines. Creating classic American sneakers to complete a look or to be worn everyday as a personal standard.
Featured here is the Sportsman Low-top series (top) and the Wing-tip series (bottom) from Generic Surplus, lovely.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
As posted previously regarding their online shop, Monday marked the opening of a temporary Monocle shop on George Street in London (just off Marylebone High Street). On sale are copies of the magazine as well as back issues, Monocle x Comme des Garçons Scent One: Hinoki, Porter bags, Stools, scarf's and more.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
FL.ag #17, the AIDS issue. Copies will be flying out from tomorrow onwards and if you are eager to see it, you can do it here and vote/comment on your favourite artwork.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
All Back To Mine. Session 28
Saturday, November 22 from 11:00pm onwards. No cover charge.
Expect sounds from Andrew Weatherall, Booka Shade, Swayzak, Todd Terje, Pantytec, Prins Thomas, SCSI-9, Roland Appel, Model 500, Mathew Jonson & many more. An unconventional bar night over at Winebar. Tiefschwarz (Germany) will be playing in the main room.
Despite the timeless nature of Clarks’ popular models including the Natalie, Desert Boot and Wallabee, Clarks has reinvented itself on numerous occasions on the Wallabee with customized designs from various artists and added new twists to the originals.
Friday, November 14, 2008
It just occurred to me that I had unintentionally forgotten all about them, and how could I? Amidst all the DJs/producers around the globe and the occasional but absurd categorization/genres of electronic 'dance' music, DM still remains unfazed to be pigeon-holed. Sifting through my shelf, I still hold this collection dearly. It's no surprise that iTunes unleashed the 'The Complete Depeche Mode' digital boxset 2 years ago. And with their output spanning over 20 years, it's amazing to see how they managed to pull through despite the struggles within the band.
Well, It's never too late to grab their past and present material, it's a strange love really...
Sunday, November 09, 2008
An invitation to create an artwork for FL.ag #17 to commemorate World AIDS Day curated & designed by Steve Lawler. This was based on a splash page artwork I did for the Amateur website previously and it seemed very apt for this issue. Redux and tweaked in 2 colourways.
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Richard Shed is one talented product designer that doesn't conform to form (pun not intended). Shown here is the Discovery door/drawer system. Produced as a door or drawer unit system, both of which use the intriguing laminated peeled corner detail as an aesthetic and functional feature. The drawer system uses the peel detail to reveal a splash of the coloured internal drawer carcass.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Introducing +9... Nine designers combine their imaginations to present their respective Spring/Summer collections for 2009 in one show, promising a display of their individualistic styling and initiative. +9 is stocked at Front Row, Level3, No. 5 Ann Siang Road.
I'll be playing for the catwalk this time round, so see you there if you have managed to grab the invites. Invites/ID designed and art directed by Louis Lam.
+9 Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion Show:
Old School, Mount Sophia
6th November 2008. Reception: 19:30 Show: 20:00
+9 POST-PARTY @ Velvet Underground with DJ Xhin
10pm till 3am : Velvet Underground
This little bugger is an exclusive limited edition Lomo No.2 Fisheye camera for Paul Smith and is finished in a full metal body with the signature PSmulti-stripe. The camera features a 180 degree wide angle fisbowl lens that gives a great stretch field of view and features the additional viewefinder (via the built-in hotshoe).
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The Book Box has built in book stands which allows you to place different sized books randomly in the box without them falling over, all this under the Patchwork series. Created & designed by Amy Hunting, a Norwegian furniture designer and illustrator now based in London.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Come all ye faithful...
Saturday, October 11 from 11:00pm onwards.
Expect the sounds of Andrew Weatherall, M83, Booka Shade, Swayzak, Todd Terje and Hercules & Love Affair, Pantytec, Prins Thomas, SCSI-9, Ame, Roland Appel, Model 500, Mathew Jonson & many more. Boys Noize will be playing in the main room.
Friday, October 03, 2008
The UNIT MusicBooth has been updated, enjoy.
1. Elle Et Moi/Joakim Remix - Max Berlin
2. Spanish Heart/ft. Bernard Summner - 808 State
3. Life's A Beach/Todd Terje Remix - Studio
4. Surfing At Midnight (Prins Thomas Remix) - Sorcerer
5. No Bones/ft.Paul Conboy - Bomb The Bass
6. Loops & Boundaries - Repeat Repeat
7. Vesna, Lastic & Elliott - SCSI-9
8. Starlight/Echospace Unreleased Mix - Model 500
9. Yacht - Justus Köhncke
10. My Friend Is A Seahorse /James Priestley & Dan Berkson's 'Barlz E Syntho' Dub - Kissogram
11. Dark Soldier - Roland Appel
12. Confused - Catz'n Dogz
13. Inner Hurt - Jay Haze
14. In The Moog For Love - Steadycam
15. Your Place or Mine - Audion
16. Schallstrom/Thomas Fehlmann Remix - Apparat
17. Serpentin - Ricardo Villalobos
18. Repeat - Cubenx
19. Sequencial Circus - Will Saul & Tam Cooper
20. Don And Sherri/Hot Chip Version - Matthew Dear
The folks over at BASE have been busy and "declared blog on the world. Weary of both the formality of the traditional website and of talking about themselves in the third person, the studio resorted to unleashing a devastating, freewheeling vehicle for showcasing interesting people and projects that may or may not relate directly to Base."
Fractured Recordings presents Recovery: a limited edition box set of cover versions of classic hits from the 70s 80s and 90s, performed by seminal and leading contemporary musicians working within electronica. Published as a numbered limited edition of 500, this collectors’ box set contains 10 double A side 7”s, alongside unique cover designs by artist Graham Dolphin.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Essential listening for this month:
1. S/T - Stereo Image (Frog Man Jake)
2. My Friend Is A Seahorse (James Priestley & Dan Berkson's 'Barlz E Syntho' Dub) - Kissogram (defDrive)
3. Colors of the Sun - Hatchback (Lo Recordings)
4. Surfing At Midnight (Prins Thomas Remix) - Sorcerer (TiRK)
5. Starlight Remixes - Model 500 (Echospace)
6. Secret Rhythms 3 - Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit (Non Place)
7. Stars of Zoo - Catz n Dogz (Mothership)
8. Pony Slaystation - Pantytec (Perlon)
9. Turquoise EP - Cubenx (Cyan)
10. Talk To Your Angel - Roland Appel (Sonar Kollektiv)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
An eclectic selection for the pre-party nightout at Zouk.
Expect Andrew Weatherall, M83, Toby Tobias, Swayzak, Todd Terje and Hercules & Love Affair, Pantytec, Ame, Roland Appel, Model 500, Mathew Jonson & many more. Come all ye faithful and listen...
Saturday, September 20th from 11:00pm onwards.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
"At this time, I was not yet aware of musical styles. My involvement with music was not yet that serious. I was more interested in playing around with sound fragments and effects, in order to create my own (musical) world. Everything went into the mixer with this in mind: Eddy Murphy films, episodes of the Muppet Show, the news, hip hop, acid, the moon landing, the Pixies, noise, Rick Astley: anything. I was enjoying the freedom of sampling."
Sample madness, literally.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Peter Hook & Peter Saville, together with Ben Kelly & Miranda Sawyer talks about the Hacienda & the Adidas-Y3 Hacienda collab sneakers.
"When I give a talk in Tokyo or wherever and people come up and say, 'I want to become a graphic designer because of your work', I apologise. That spirit of independent thinking in Factory or, for instance, at Yohji Yamamoto was the exception and never the rule. I am the worst type of model for a design career." Having said that, Peter has nevertheless influenced and has made a significant contribution to the industry. Saville's strategy has always been to consider both the product and its market, and, like any good art director, to look for a visual solution that works for both. What sets him apart, however, is the breadth of his frame of visual reference, which takes in everything from fine art and architecture to fashion and film.
His website is still under progress, we shall see more of it soon.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
The popular mix sharing site Muxtape has been taken offline so that administrators can "sort out a problem with the RIAA," according to a note that appears on the site. "For the past several months, we have communicated concerns to Muxtape on behalf of our members," said an RIAA spokesman via email. "Muxtape has not yet obtained authorization from our member companies to host or stream copies of their sound recordings."
One of our top ten favorite music websites, Muxtape's service keeps the mixtape concept alive by allowing anyone to post a mix of up to 12 songs that can be easily shared with a simple URL. Its interface consists of artist and song titles presented in large fonts, with "buy" links under each song... [ More ]
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Jeanswear label April 77 is looking to turn its rock 'n roll aesthetic into a vinyl reality with the launch of its own label, April 77 Records.
Founder Brice Partouche has never made the brand's roots a secret. He's always seen April 77 more as an attitude or a lifestyle than simply a fashion label, and his obsession with bands such as The Ramones and The Attractions has informed 77's unique look from the outset, inspiring jean models such as the super-skinny "Joey" and the straight-leg "Costello." In fact, each pair of jeans comes equipped for an impromptu strum session, with a pick fitted in its very own pocket. As Brice himself puts it, "We used to be about music, now we are music."
Monday, August 25, 2008
With "insen", Alva Noto (aka Carsten Nicolai) and Ryuichi Sakamoto continue their collaboration which started with "vrioon". The debut album released on Raster-Noton in 2003 was voted 'Record of the Year 2004' in the electronica category by British magazine 'The Wire'. A particular interest was shown in Nicolai’s creation towards a new synergy of acoustic piano and digital post production that had not witnessed before, in his approach and interpretation of Sakamoto’s piano clusters.
Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry, Paul is being forced to sell his collection.
This is the story of a man and his records, bidding starts at $3 million... I wished I had that money to contribute.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
One of the graphic design collectives I've always raved about. Seb Marling (Blue Source) + Jonathon Cooke (Love) = Village Green. Wicked illustrations, imagery, sensible typography and brilliant art direction. Some of the past Blue Source art directors can be found here and here.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Come all ye faithful, tonite...
Saturday, August 16 from 11:00pm onwards.
Expect to hear tracks from Andrew Weatherall, Toby Tobias, Swayzak, Todd Terje and many more...