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The Making of Black Ivy Style

A new book examines how Black civil rights leaders, jazzmen, artists and writers rewrote the sartorial codes of a largely white elite.

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lenscape / fjallsárlón — vincentleroy.com

lenscape fjallsárlón, iceland / 2021…

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Dover Street Market Aims to Reinvent Retail (Again)

PARIS – Comme des Garçons CEO Adrian Joffe is bouncing around the 17th-century hôtel particulier that is the epicentre of his latest project: a platform designed to blend luxury shopping and his growing roster of young brands with cultural events at a time when Covid-19 has increased pressure on physical…

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At a Distance: 100 Visionaries at Home in a Pandemic | The Slowdown – Culture, Nature, Future

At a Distance: 100 Visionaries at Home in a Pandemic…

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Games of Taste

“My enjoyment of Bolaño wasn’t quite real, my new acquaintance said, and the part of it that felt real was a function of American ignorance,” writes David Kurnick.

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The Road to Radiohead’s “Kid A”

Tracing the many sounds and influences of Radiohead’s classic LP.

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Fond Perdu – Vol. II – Ilyes Griyeb

Fond Perdu Vol. 2, brings attention to the discourse around belonging, cultural differences, and socially constructed ideals imposed from the above, showcasing it is time to put emphasis on what communities (should) value about their own history, and how those rise to the level of social identificat……

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#6 Radio Tenue de Nîmes – Adriana Galijasevic

Lads, Gak and Union Jacks: The Oral History of ‘Cool Britannia’

“The thing is, so much of it was about bullshit.”…

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FUORI!!! |

Con una potente esclamazione e una bomba fumetto in copertina, il volume rimette a disposizione del grande pubblico le rarissime pagine della rivista FUORI!, storico organo di stampa del Fronte Unitario Omosessuale Rivoluzionario Italiano e primo mensile di rivoluzione sessuale del Paese.

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Lack of Guidance Is the Football-Inspired Brand That’s Powered by Nostalgia

The brand’s founders on creating a new space in the sport-streetwear market.

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Slow

For the Rest of Us

Imagine a more preferable material future

Over the course of multiple years, both industrial designers Hank Beyer and Alex Sizemore, explored parts of the American Midwest researching eight material origins and their associated processes and history. Resulting in this highly aesthetic project called For the Rest of Us: A Journey into the Intangible Values of Regional Materials and Personal Computing. They’ve travelled extensively, interviewing dozens of people, collecting artefacts and taking pictures. From each material Beyer and Sizemore created a computer, providing a point of familiarity to an alternative reality. [ Continue reading ]

Fou

The Distance Book Series Nº2

Last year the Paris running shop Distance published their first book called ITEN by photographer and artistic director Thibaut Grevet, with the aim to produce a singular vision of some of the world’s most emblematic places related to running and its culture. Earlier this year they published their second book, now in collaboration with photographer Wendy Huynh. A beautiful hardcover with 170 pages filled with images shot on Reunion Island during the incredible Grand Raid or Diagonale des fous. We asked Yoann Wenger from Distance for a little Q&A with Wendy on how the book came about. [ Continue reading ]

Task Light

by De Studio

Last year we met with Tim Hooijmans from De Studio, a Dutch design studio focussing on ‘honest objects with more attention and consideration for the world around us.’  Designing products that have nothing to hide, completely stripped down, relentlessly honest, to the core of what that product should be. In a believe that things can be simple, undecorated, raw and even imperfect they created their first product, the Task Light. [ Continue reading ]

Into the Well

with Ryan Willms

More than ten years ago we were proud sharing and selling the first issue of INVENTORY magazine; ‘a curation of Ideas in Product, Craft & Culture’ by Ryan Willms. The magazine was published for years, gained a big international following and with that knowledge of culture Ryan created a solid practice of brand building and design, collaborating with the likes of Stüssy a.o.
After a few years of refuelling and redefining the self and well-being Ryan is back with Into the Well, ‘a platform for connection and learning to live in harmony’. With an online publication, newsletter and a podcast together with Sean Hotchkiss it’s becoming an interesting landing point to guide you through contemporary mindfulness, movement and well-being.
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Anorak

A new body of work by Klas Ernflo

Way back (2008) we had a small online shop selling things we thought were worth selling, ranging from design notebooks to genius toys. One of the things we sold were hand sewn fabric footballs from Klas Ernflo. He moved from being a designer to illustrator to artist and with his latest work exhibited at Marta Los Angeles it feels all these worlds coming together in a beautiful way.
“Anorak” presents new large- scale, free-hanging textile paintings alongside several unique blanket- works and existing sculptures. The pieces, which variably suggest coverings for inclement weather, non-wearable shelter, and communal or familial garments, infer a soft network of voids and connectors atop canvas scrims that both describe and delineate space. [ Continue reading ]

Run, Run, My Heart

11 Beaches

For the 11Stranden Tocht, a 60km run along 11 beaches following the Dutch coastline, we are making a long sleeve performance shirt to raise money for the Dutch Heart Foundation.
For this one we’ve teamed up again with Lennard Kok to create a special artwork to accompany the quote by meditation teacher and long distance runner Sri Chinmoy. The shirt is brought to you by Office of Information, supported by Tenue de Nîmes and printed on a high quality performance shirt from Patagonia. [ Continue reading ]

Iten

Training the mind more than the body

As my focus is shifting towards running (while training for my first ultra marathon), my colleague Thomas showed me the Distance shops in Paris and Lyon and got totally hooked by what they do, the brands they cary and the projects they initiate. One of these projects is The Distance Book Series by photographer and artistic director Thibaut Grevet with the aim to produce a singular vision of some of the world’s most emblematic places related to running and its culture. The first volume of this collection is devoted to the mythical village of Iten in Kenya. [ Continue reading ]