Kramer put it best, “…they just need to be broken in a little.” If you’re looking to start work on a new pair of jeans, there’s no better time like spring. Use the time you have before it gets crazy hot to break them in and then just as it starts really heating up, go [...]
Film royalty (and real life first cousins) Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman conspired with YouTube virtuoso Graydon Sheppard of “Sh*t Girls Say” fame to create the above video. The quick-witted love letter features the two cousins bantering on about love and obsession in six-second vignettes shot on iPhones and inspired by Twitter’s new mobile app, Vine.
Jordan Bruner is a illustrator and visual artist based out of Brooklyn. Her work has been described as being full of ”whimsy and intellect” and we think that is pretty apt. She has appeared in galleries around the world, been nominated for an Emmy, is sought after by bands and filmmakers for music videos and graphic [...]
Photographer Joni Sternbach combines two things we love: tintype and looking at surfers. Tintype is a developing process that first appeared in the 1850s and peaked in popularity in the US during the Civil War. To create tintype images, a very underexposed negative image is produced on a thin iron plate, lacquered or otherwise darkened, [...]
Smith-Settle Printers in Leeds, England have stepped aside from the ebook stampede to publish beautifully bound hardbacks that recall a bygone age – as does the process of making them. Watch the process above as they bring one of their hardback books to life, it’s mesmerizing. And in case you’re wondering, the book being printed is Suzanne [...]
We’re loving this new video from Parisian band, Tahiti Boy and The Palmtree Family, it’s perfectly suited to make a voyeuristic heart swoon. Directed by photographer, Vincent Ferrané, and filmmaker, Arnaud Delord, the heavily hued video gives us a nocturnal look into the lives of fictitious urbanites. The song, “The Park”, is their first release since 2008 and [...]
Feeling in a fashion rut as the grey days pass by one after another after another after another? Or perhaps, you’re needing a little inspiration for your shopping list as Black Friday 2012 approaches? Well, worry no more, Coggles is here to help. If you’re unfamiliar with Coggles, let us catch you up really quickly. Coggles is a British [...]
Everything about this video is awesome. Especially when you’re sitting at your computer late at night, it’s cold out (it would be in November), and you’re already thinking steadily about warmer weather. In the past year or so, Sitka surfboards has been steadily coming out with some great little short films – perfect for killing [...]
Here’s a very cool, albeit slightly creepy, video look book from the London College of Fashion’s 2012 degree show. Shot and edited by London-based design and art direction agency, Bunker.
We’re completely fascinated by these images of the legendary designer Irving Harper’s farmhouse in upstate New York. His sculptures – made from scraps of paper, cardboard, matchsticks, and then secured with glue – are scattered throughout the house. Harper’s been tinkering about with these remarkable masks, shapes, and formations for decades, there are literally hundreds of [...]
Natasha Khan is the woman behind femme indie musical act, Bat for Lashes. She is set to release a new album later this month and we came across this beautiful video in which she talks about her views on creativity, love, and being a woman. Take a watch and maybe get some insight into your [...]
The weather here in Richmond is chilly and wet. It’s got us wanting to snuggle up with a blanket, a cup of tea, and this sad song from Bay Area girl, Big Eagle, the video filmed on a rainy Big Sur day. Big Eagle is the stage name of Robyn Miller. She grew up the [...]
The Bureau of Common Goods is a film and digital content studio based out of Brooklyn, New York. Their Made By Hand series was launched in September of 2011 and has since gained a lot of love, including from us. The series in comprised of an ever-growing number of short films created to celebrate those who make things with [...]
Denim. Where would we be without it? A staple piece, a statement piece, and everything in between. Once the weather cools down, it’s the first thing we put on and the last thing we take off. Recently, WhoWhatWear made a video love letter to this cotton standout and it’s got us rooting for fall. Take a peek, get some outfit [...]
For the past two years, Scott Toepher has been working on a personal project entitled ‘It’s Better In The Wind,’ documenting motorcycle rides throughout the Western United States. With no frills or deep underlying concept besides the simple beauty and positivity behind motorcycling, he has put together a short film to go along with the [...]
Flikli is a New York based company that in a way, takes video and motion graphics back to their roots. And in a time where the majority of content is viewed on a mobile device, this might not be a bad idea. The company creates high-quality animated videos affordably and quickly (what business doesn’t like [...]
To complete Benga’s video for I Will Never Change, a total of 960 vinyl records were measured, cut, and then fitted to a single pole. To animate the wave form, the piece had to be unassembled a total of 960 times to place each record. Any shift in the position of the sculpture would mean [...]
In 1954, Mercedes Benz introduced a two-seater, closed sports car with distinctive gull-wing doors known as the 300SL. It was the fastest production car of its day. The car was based on the company’s very successful competition-only sports car of 952, a carbureted 300SL (W194). The road model was intended for post-war, American market consumers [...]
The umbrella of “pop” music will never close. It would literally be impossible. No matter what the sound of “pop” is tomorrow or 20 years from now, it’s still going to win the ears of fans. This is certainly no exception once Danger Mouse puts his touch to an upcoming artist or group. In this [...]
A few weekends ago, we started off our Meet The Maker series with Billy Moore of Cause and Effect and Ashley James of Ruell and Ray. Billy and Ashley made an in-store appearance and demonstrated their craft and knowledge to anyone who cared to see. Over the course of the weekend, we took Billy down to [...]
If you’re a fan of quality products made in the United States, whether it be jeans or baseball gloves, then it’s about time you meet Max Wastler and Joe Gannon. Together, the two are traveling across the country, hitting every hard working town and city in search of goods and products made under the North [...]
The concept is relatively simple: Spots. Simple and varied in size and color, thousands upon thousands of spots span together to make one of the worlds largest paintings. And thanks to the Gagosian‘s arsenal of galleries, 331 of Damien Hirst’s “spot” paintings are on display right now across the globe – 11 galleries in 8 [...]
We’re really into coffee these days. Really, we’re into coffee all the time, but we’re really, really into coffee this winter. It’s just so tasty, warm, and delicious. We’re into the science and process behind coffee and what makes each cup so unique. Right now we’re working on a special project with our neighbors across [...]
Eric Shulz has a pretty important job. He’s making sure the Red Wing boots that we sell don’t fall off your feet after you kick the day’s ass. Extensive product testing goes into each model Red Wing produces. From impact testing to waterproof testing – not only is your boot going to look good but [...]
Adam Cramer speaks the truth, so listen to the man. After you listen to him, take some time and get your hands dirty. Break something just to fix it, because the chances are you can, you just have to put some thought and muscle into it. We’d love to hear your feedback on this.
If you’re not familiar with The Beastie Boys latest single form Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 entitled “Don’t Play No Game that I can’t Win,” then you’re definitely missing out. The song features special guest Santigold in a reggae-inspired party song that officially proves that the three MC’s still have it. The new Spike Jonze [...]
Intel presents a Visual Life with Scott Schumannm, aka the Satorialist. A very visually pleasing video with some great words. Scott’s got a good head on his shoulders. Click for the video.
Today marks a sad day in the music world, especially that of reggae lovers. “The Cool Ruler”, also known as Gregory Isaacs has passed today in London battling a long fight with cancer. He was 59. Click for the continuation.
He’s not the most recognizable face nor the most familiar name, except if you’re in the small niche of people that have a love for typography and script. Hermann Zapf is a German typeface designer who just so happens to be married to calligrapher and typeface designer Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. Can you imagine what their [...]
Pointer follow-up on their recent video Pointer: Made in Portugal with another short documentary outlining the production process behind their Benson model. The video entails the step-by-step methods at Pointer’s Portuguese shoe factory including various hand-executed steps. The final product is a Benson model created as part of Pointer’s 2010 fall/winter collection, available at select retailers [...]
Please take some time out of your day and watch this short for Sophomore’s Spring 2010 collection. It’s shot and directed by Cass Bird, one of my favorite photographers and directors in the game right now. She always keeps it fresh, fun, and no matter the weather, summer always exists in her work. NYC Summertime, [...]
Salazar is a motion picture collective that makes films that are simple and easy on the eyes. Founded in 2008 by Jesse Savath, Bienviendo Cruz, Jeff Petry, and Nathan Drillot their films are focused largley around music and simple narrative, leaving you with a film that tells a story in a minimalist manner, that is [...]