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Laurent Barikosky Accompanying Movement – PAPERSKY

This is my journey back to the foothills of Yatsugatake to visit KS Ultralight Gear and ask Laurent Barikosky to custom make a new pack for my friend.

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COSTAJosé Pedro CortesSPECIAL EDITION W/ 1 Print (2)

SLIPCASE SPECIAL EDITIONCOSTAHardcover / Color & B/W / 21 x 30.5 cm / 80 pages+‘Untitled#2’, 20×30 cm, Inkjet print on baryta paper, ed.25NOTE: Slipcase editions of COSTA includes ed.#11-25. For Editions #1-10, see COSTA boxed special edition.

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Abel Black Anise

Make Something Wonderful | Steve Jobs

Read Steve Jobs in his own words in this free online book featuring speeches, quotes, emails, and photographs from the Steve Jobs Archive.

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Capsule Magazine

The first release of the Capsule Home collection is a chair designed by Nuova in Los Angeles and manufactured in Italy. Featuring a durable fiberglass frame and natural pebble ECCO leather with a smooth touch, the soft yet monolithic shape of this lounge chair embraces the body like a nest-a…

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In Corpore Sano – Issue 4

Issue 4The Nature MagazineIndex:EARCTIC – by Emporio ArmaniStill On: Visiting On Labs with Nicolas Martin Trip – by Boramy ViguierBianca BondiThe Invention of NatureInvisible InnovationNatural OrganicsWalking & Wandering with Silas AdlerNoémie GoudalFast ForwardSilenceBooks of Nature: If I Can D……

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Maison Kitsuné x Rop van Mierlo

Founded in 2002 by creative duo Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, Maison Kitsuné is a multidisciplinary lifestyle brand based between Paris and Tokyo. For SS23, Rop worked with Kitsuné to create his interpretation of the iconic Kitsuné fox. The result features on a collection of clothes and accessories that draw…

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“The Bigger You Get, the Smaller You Act”: How a Downtown Liquor Store Supercharged J.Crew’s Menswear Boom

Behind the bar of the most storied shop in modern menswear.

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Nick Cave on the Fragility of Life

The singer-songwriter believes that we are deeply flawed, impermanent creatures who can sometimes do extraordinary things.

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The Untouchables: Billy Drago’s White Suit as Frank Nitti » BAMF Style

Billy Drago was memorably dressed in all white—including suit, coat, and hat—as Al Capone’s flashy henchman Frank Nitti in The Untouchables.

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RON ARAD (B. 1951) (#0082) on Mar 15, 2023 | Christie’s in NY

Item Details Description RON ARAD (B. 1951) '2 R Not' Chair, circa 1992 Details blackened and polished copper30 1/8 x 23 7/8 x 24 in. (76.5 x 60.6 x 61 cm)incised Ron Arad 14/20number fourteen from an edition of twentyLiterature R. Guidot, O. Boissière, Ron Arad, Paris, 1997, p.

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Since When Are Double Breasted Blazers Cool and Casual?

Stylish guys are elevating everyday outfits by casually throwing “DBs” over hoodies and T-shirts. Plus, five unstuffy designs to slip on.

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Slow

The Summer Book

by Arturo Bamboo

Last Saturday, Kennedy Magazine hosted the release of a self-published Travel Diary by Arturo Bamboo. Arthur and Bamboo, living in Berlin and originally from the Netherlands, traveled the Mediterranean capturing intimate snapshots, portraits, legendary places and landscapes shot around various places. [ Continue reading ]

Bicycle Landscape

Cycling across all 388 Dutch municipalities

My friend and inspirator on ultra distance cycling; Yorit Kluitman, is about to finish a long time project, his 'Bicycle Landscape: cycling across all 388 Dutch municipalities'. Started back in 2011 and at this moment filling the last gaps, Yorit cycled through all 388 Dutch municipalities, photographing the landscape between cities and villages, exclusive of people and buildings: a cross section of the organized Netherlands.

“I gave myself six years to cycle across all municipalities. Within this time-frame I will be visiting as many different areas as possible. Equipped with a camera, I research the functionality, the rhythm, the composition, the lines, the form and the order of the Dutch landscape.” [ Continue reading ]

Park Groot Vijversburg

Park Groot Vijversburg is a beautiful park located in the small town of Tytsjerk, in the northernmost province of The Netherlands named Friesland, which has been open to the public since 1892. Throughout the year, the park hosts events such as art exhibitions, musical performances, church services and excursions. With a rich history of inhabiting a variety of flora and fauna, the heart of Park Groot Vijversburg has always been a neoclassicist mansion in the center of the park. With the  number of visitors growing significantly in the last two decade, six years ago Tokyo-based architect Junya Ishigami and Marieke Kums of Rotterdam practice Studio Maks were given the assignment to design an accommodation next to the villa that would enable Park Groot Vijversburg to host the bigger crowds.

Last May was the official opening of the new addition, next to other significant changes and additions to the park, resulting in an inspirational new face for the public area, having become one of the more beautiful spots in the country. But above all, what stands out within the reinvigoration Park Groot Vijversburg is the extraordinary vision that was materialized by Ishigami and Kums, which consists of three intersecting glass corridors that grow out of a sunken, triangular-shaped visitors centre — forming a deeply inspirational structure that, in the words of Ishigami: "melts into the environment," and is among the most impressive we have seen erupted in The Netherlands in a long time. [ Continue reading ]

Gold and Green

by Matthias Kaiser and Hsian Jung Chen

Three months ago, the inspirational Taipei-based space for art exhibitions, books and good coffee named Pon Ding presented a beautiful show named 'Gold and Green', which closed last month but remains a very inspirational cultural hybrid. The project is a collaborative effort by the established Austrian ceramic artist Matthias Kaiser and the emerging Taiwanese ceramic artist Hsian Jung Chen.

After chancing across some books about Chinese medicine, Kaiser became fascinated by the odd and unusual ingredients, like the organs of rare animals, and the kinky sounding remedies. The mysterious culture of traditional Chinese medicine sent him dreaming about other worlds. Kaiser’s works include the pieces fused with Chinese philosophy and his Asian experiences, and also the tools with gold, platinum or brass luster, which indicate the alchemy-like refining process of medicine. To Chen, Chinese medicine shops have a commonplace existence in his daily life, and he seldom ventures beyond their thresholds. Through reading and field research, Chen acquires more knowledge of Chinese medicine and gets inspirations from their stories, purposes, making process or appearance features. From their different points of view and experiences, these ceramic artists re-interpret, through their individual visual languages, the dwindling and partly-lost culture of traditional Chinese medicine.

The two artistic visions combined, resulted in a project that shows a clash of old and new; sharp and organic lines; smooth and rugged surfaces. Perfectly juxtaposed to form a fascinating selection of ceramics that tell the story of East and West exchange on more than one level with both artists clearly having found inspiration in the cultural tradition of the other, which in turn really inspires us. [ Continue reading ]

A.P.C. Transmission

Jean Touitou reflects on thirty years of Atelier de Production et de Création

It's a special year for, what we feel is, one of the most inspiring people working in fashion today; Jean Touitou, and his ever-relevant brainchild A.P.C. (designed with a collective spirit — hence: “Atelier de Production et de Création”). Started as a reaction to the loudness of the Eighties, Touitou created his minimalist fashion brand exactly 30 years ago. To eventually grew into an unprecedented platform, which beyond its own brand has backed smaller counterparts like Louis W., Vanessa Seward and Outdoor Voices. To this day, A.P.C. continues to be an important voice, despite the fact that the fashion ecosystem has changed completely throughout the last two decades shaped by globalization. Where other minimalist icons have silently lost relevance or left (into the art world, for instance) somewhere during the last decade — Touitou and his team continue to cater to a worldwide cult following through clean designed lines and a consistent price point. To celebrate the extraordinary milestone, a new sub-collection named 'Hiver ’87' was created, which is just about to drop at the different stores worldwide, but beyond fashion Touitou also took on the ambitious task to truly reflect (during the course of the last 1,5 years) on 30 years of A.P.C. in a deeply compelling book named 'A.P.C. Transmission', holding 544 pages (published by Phaidon) that will be released on the 7th of September. [ Continue reading ]

Big Papi

by Gilleam Trapenberg

We mentioned his name in last week's post on Rushemy Botter, who found the key inspiration for his 'Fish or Fight' collection on Curaçao  — freshly graduated Gilleam Trapenberg was born and bred in the Caribbean on the former Dutch colony (now part of the Kingdom) from where he came to The Netherlands after high school to study photography six years ago. Or basically, according to Gilleam, he came to study anything in The Netherlands despite his deep love for his home, and he knew photography would be the only direction he was really interested in to pull through. After applying to several academies, he ended up in The Hague at the Royal Academy of the Arts and last month he said his final goodbye to the school with our favorite graduation project of 2017 named 'Big Papi'. With the project he aims to represents the concept of masculinity in the Caribbean, shot over the course of the last two years in which he visited Curaçao, but also other Caribbean islands like St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, The Grenadines and St. Maarten. His perspective on the thematic resulted in a series comprised of remarkably captivating photographs in a beautiful cohesive color palette, forming a narrative one hardly sees or hears in The Netherlands, but (like Rushemy's collection) the country needs more than anything in the current political and cultural climate... [ Continue reading ]

Rushemy Botter

There is a significant need for new personal stories in today's hype-driven, free-for-all fashion world. And despite a rather boring tradition in that realm, some of the names we find interesting and have the potential to do just that c0me from The Netherlands. Following the likes of Paul Helbers and Sebastiaan Pieter, who both are talented Dutch designers with young labels (based outside of The Netherlands), last month's Royal Academy of Antwerp graduate Rushemy Botter seems to be next in line to step up. His graduation collection (Autumn/Winter 2018) named 'Fish or Fight' formed Botter's debut during last week's Amsterdam Fashion Week, but we already seized the opportunity to briefly meet the rising star one day after his graduation show in Antwerp at the beginning of June. [ Continue reading ]