Comme des Garçons: A Brief History

Comme des Garçons: A Brief History

In fashion, to stand the test of time is the ultimate measure of success. We consider the enduring relevance of Rei Kawakubo’s inimitable label, nearly 5 decades after its founding.

July 20 2015 / Fashion
Studio Visit: Yours Truly

Studio Visit: Yours Truly

A gazillion streaming services and a bazillion sub-genres have made contemporary music culture arcane and confusing. Yours Truly dives deep with the most interesting artists and through its long form portraits is helping to return a rather more human pace to music. We pay them a visit in their Los Angeles studio.

July 19 2015 / Culture
Tomato Typologies

Tomato Typologies

If you don’t know your heirlooms from your beefsteaks, you’re not alone. We put together a handy dandy guide to the best uses for the major varietals of everyone’s favorite nightshade, the tomato.

July 19 2015 / Food & Drink
Noah Emrich: Bountiful

Noah Emrich: Bountiful

The newest from our friends at Done To Death Projects is a tome by Noah Emrich on America in the vain of Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld. We spoke with Noah about the book and the 24-state trip he took to make it.

July 19 2015 / Art & Design / Travel
Runway: John Elliott + Co. S/S 16

Runway: John Elliott + Co. S/S 16

Of all the shows we saw on the runways of the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s, our favorite was easily John Elliott + Co.’s excellent showing at Clarkson Square on Wednesday, Running Through Vietnam: Structure From Chaos. 

July 17 2015 / Fashion
F/W Trend: Denim Opens Up

F/W Trend: Denim Opens Up

For this fall and beyond, denim gets extroverted and volume speaks volumes. Fresh cuts with flowing lines are in: the artful fashion fit, oversize takes on the classic straight fit and the new vintage of the feminine flare.

July 17 2015 / Fashion
Adam O’Neal: Ocean Drive

Adam O’Neal: Ocean Drive

In honor of his new zine Ocean Drive and a show, Hard Work, currently on at Institute 193, we take a look at the work of Adam O’Neal. He recontextualizes blueprints, shipping crates, packing tape, and cardboard to create minimal, geometric compositions on canvas.

July 12 2015 / Art & Design
Winner: Mimi McCormick

Winner: Mimi McCormick

This year’s Instagram contest for Go Explore had an unprecedented number of entrants from all over the world. The results of the popular vote are in, and we’re happy to announce the grand prize winner: Mimi McCormick, with this surreal and joyous image that captures the wonder of travel. 

July 12 2015 / Travel
Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i

Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i

Hawai’i conjures up images of beach chairs and palm trees; lesser known is that it is one of most topographically diverse archipelagos on the planet. The Big Island houses two active volcanoes and a volcanic landscape so riveting that early settlers deemed it the resting place of Pele, the goddess of fire.

July 12 2015 / Travel
Need Supply Co. & The LINE: HERE

Need Supply Co. & The LINE: HERE

This week, together with our friends at The LINE Hotel in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, we hosted a HERE event to celebrate the wrap-up of Go Explore 2015.

July 10 2015 / Culture
Drink This: Berliner Weisse

Drink This: Berliner Weisse

We get a lesson in a summertime favorite, Berliner Weisse — and try a variant infused with fresh fruit — from the local experts at Hardywood Brewery.

July 05 2015 / Food & Drink
Studio Visit: Rollin Leonard

Studio Visit: Rollin Leonard

Maggie Shannon went to Maine to visit the studio of one of our favorite young artists. His work defies convention, categorization and has no time for the digital/analog binary. It’s both and neither and so, so good.

July 05 2015 / Art & Design
Architecture: Milan

Architecture: Milan

Despite its heritage as an epicenter of high design, Milan has never really had a spot on the architecture world map. Though its iconic cathedral floods Instagram every Fashion Week, its lesser-known icons are even better and are some of our favorite buildings on earth.

July 05 2015 / Art & Design
I definitely learned a lot.

I definitely learned a lot.

Amardeep S. has a new collection of photos out from across an improbable mix of locations: Arizona, Austria, Italy, Portland, San Francisco, Slovenia, Vancouver Island and Virginia. And one in New York. 

June 28 2015 / Art & Design
Studio Visit: 2DM Management

Studio Visit: 2DM Management

In the big fashion cities, photography agencies are islands unto themselves: they are the places where visionary photographers, stylists, art directors, models and magazines converge for all the world’s iconic editorial imagery. We visited our friends in Milan behind that city’s premiere agency and talk to its founder, Esmeralda Wagner.

June 28 2015 / Fashion
Over Japan in 35mm

Over Japan in 35mm

A Japanese road trip can be an adventure, but the best way to experience the archipelago from top to bottom is by plane. Alex Thomas has been seeing the sites from just next to the pilot’s seat for a while now and has shot some swoon-worthy scenery from Sapporo to Kumamoto in 35mm.

June 28 2015 / Travel
Explorist: Gabriel Flores

Explorist: Gabriel Flores

The sun-soaked photos of #Explorist Gabriel Flores always make us pine for the wide-open west. He loves Latin America, too, and took us along on a journey he made to Nicaragua for the opening of its first stand-alone burn clinic.

June 26 2015 / Travel
Explorist: Elise Mesner

Explorist: Elise Mesner

This Detroit-based #Explorist is well-known for the colorful, whimsical world she creates in her photography. We trace her sunshine roadtrip from Detroit to L.A. and back again.

June 24 2015 / Travel
Interview: Tereza Keel

Interview: Tereza Keel

You know Tereza without knowing Tereza, whether from our emails or from a walk in front of our store on Cary Street in Richmond. She’s one of our favorite models and has a fascinating life and story.

June 19 2015 / Culture
Explorist: Jennifer Hagler

Explorist: Jennifer Hagler

You might know this #Explorist as the stylist behind “A Merry Mishap.” She takes us along on her regular family escape, Oregon’s remote, placid and peaceful Cannon Beach.

June 19 2015 / Travel