When I was in high school my friend’s dad worked for a record company and we saw some great concerts, all while I imagine he was smoking joints backstage with the bands and perhaps fondling some groupies. While I’m jealous of that, it did enable me to get great seats and a ride to some [...]


19 Nov
Chris Thornley literally translates the words of Morrissey

Manchester, UK graphic artist Chris Thornley, also known as his once secret pseudonym Raid71, has imaginatively taken lyrics from The Smiths’ to design Penguin inspired book covers. They feature select lyrics re-imagined from Morrissey’s mind — from tracks like “How Soon Is Now” and “Louder Than Bombs” — and translates them visually, exuding a retro [...]


One of our favorite daily reading websites is without a doubt Grantland. Founded and helmed by Bill Simmons — author of Now I Can Die In Peace, The Book Of Basketball and a sports writer without equal — Grantland serves as the nexus of where sports collides with pop culture, and explodes in a fireworks [...]


18 Sep
Brooklyn sister duo delivers a musical trip through space

Sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson, also known as Prince Rama, have released a new mixtape, Late Night w/ Silver Mercedes. If you’ve never heard of the Brooklyn-based duo, they’ve take on an ethos of their own, having written manifestos, delivering lectures from pools of fake blood, even conducting group exorcisms disguised as VHS workouts. They’ve [...]


26 Mar
Undercover's designer Jun Takahashi latest ode to the now

Last month we brought you the Fuck the Past, Fuck the Present Oxford Shoe, and it seems Undercover’s designer Jun Takahashi is giving Present Moment Awareness another go — this time in boot format. Instead of embroidering his bold message on the top of the shoe, this time Takahashi scripts his message above each heel. [...]


The concept of Present Moment Awareness is fairly self-explanatory, but yet eludes all of us almost constantly in the daily collision of life. We’re all so caught up always planning for the perpetual future which never arrives, and yet loaded with all the baggage of past experiences and regrets that yes we should learn from, [...]


26 Jan
Taschen's comprehensive exploration of architecture today

Comprehensively detailing exciting complete and under-construction projects around the world, Architecture Now! 8 is an amazing resource for contemporary architecture. The hardcover book covers a wide array of geographic locations including the jungle, the modern city and the desert. These interesting building projects are discussed thoroughly, and celebrate the architects whose ingenuity created the unique [...]


14 Nov
Revisioned classic outerwear plucked from the Bauer archives

British designer Nigel Cabourn and Seattle brand Eddie Bauer have collaborated on a capsule collection that includes pieces from Bauer’s archives. A seamless fit for both brands, the latest release from the collection is a clip U.S. Geddes jacket. The jacket is a hybrid between a duvet and a parka that was originally made by [...]

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