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AVA CATHERSIDE
AVA CATHERSIDE

AVA Catherside is a London-based, ready-to-wear womenswear and menswear experimental label created by Anna Gloria Flores and Veronica Todisco and established earlier this year. The creative duo’s minimalistic designs reflect clean lines, edgy shapes, and androgyny. AVA womenswear from the SS12 collection recalls the robust definition that is often associated with menswear, and yet the […]

HOLIDAY PRINTS
HOLIDAY PRINTS

When not creating identities and icons for companies like IBM, Coca-Cola, Nike, and Google, San Francisco-based design firm Office gets crafty with a yearly art print, released around the holiday season. This year’s edition features a stag head rendered in a geometric lace pattern. Mount it above a fireplace, real or faux, for a stylish […]

FOR THE LOVE OF NATURE
FOR THE LOVE OF NATURE

Photographer Charles Seaborn is in love with the ocean, and he wants to share that love with everyone. The 57-year-old looks like a kid again when he talks about marine photography and the awe, reverence, and respect for nature it invests in him. The Carmel resident sees photography and art as the hub that can […]

Victoria Spruce
Victoria Spruce

Many things have been said about women and shoes, and one recurring theory is that they cannot live without each other. Designers of past and present fame have always been fascinated with footwear, and the virtually infinite variations on any given shoe certainly fuel the fire. The shoe world’s new kid on the block is […]

Effie’s Heart
Effie's Heart

Vibrant, vintage spirit in modern day threads? Sure, it’s tough to imagine bygone silhouettes for women today without a few unpleasant thoughts in tow: itchy, ill-fitting fabrics, muted color palettes, overbearing kitsch—ultimately, it’s just not the right look. But vintage enthusiasts hankering for a more current edge have found solace with indie fashion label Effie’s […]

Loomlab
Loomlab

Design, like music, is defined, in part, by an inevitable implementation of technological processes and tools. Loomlab, a collection of scarves by designer Jane Henry, combines the technology of contemporary design with the traditional techniques of fine knitwear. The company’s “Ocean Transport” collection for Fall/Winter 2011 draws inspiration from Fibonacci codes, fractal patterns, mood tides, […]

Archive 1887
Archive 1887

Archive 1887 and its vintage-inspired music T-shirts are the embodiment of the belief that you are, essentially, what you wear. Or rather, you listen to what you wear. An LA-based company that launched in 2010, Archive 1887 has reinvented the tired band T-shirt. Consulting the Sony Music archives, each T-shirt features musical icons from Miles […]

Reveille
Reveille

Two weeks ago, I was arm’s length away from cheap souvenirs, America’s obesity with Coronas in tow, and dissatisfied tourists at Coney Island. In addition to the original Nathan’s fresh fries and post-Human Slingshot high, I found refuge in listening to a blue grass meets folk meets awesome group of musicians playing on the boardwalk. […]

White Noise: Travel Issue
White Noise: Travel Issue

Based in Berlin With hundreds of exhibition spaces and over 6,000 professional artists, Berlin has grown into one of the most attractive destinations for artists and art lovers in the world. It is no surprise, then, that the city is funding a large-scale temporary exhibition to demonstrate the “treasures the city has to offer.” What’s […]

T-Post
T-Post

T-Post Many claim that print is dead, but we certainly don’t believe such a statement—after all, we are very much alive and kicking. But even if print might not be dead, it is more difficult nowadays to come up with new ways to wow audiences, engage readers and find new ways to print. The guys […]

Arts Corporation
Arts Corporation

Text by Hannah Eaves You know the story. If you haven’t actually lived it, you’ve seen it in the movies a million times. Two co-workers have to share desk space. First a stapler drifts over, then papers and a notepad. The familiar slow invasion of personal space. Now, imagine if you could just stick out […]

Diesel Planet
Diesel Planet

In a city where nothing seems to faze its residents, Diesel’s newest and largest store opening created quite the stir amidst the bustling NYC streets. Imagine walking down 5th Ave, only to come across a store window in which mannequins have been replaced by humans and still-life scenes have transformed into animated dinner parties, the […]

Freedom Not Fear
Freedom Not Fear

In the wake of 9/11 and the wave of civil liberties violations that followed, ordinary citizens around the world have become accustomed to being viewed as guilty until innocent. Airports, bridges and monuments quickly become proving grounds of innocence when a slip of the tongue, snap shot, or being in the wrong place at the […]

Latin Streets Unleashed
Latin Streets Unleashed

Bold, brash and only for the brave, the ss 09 menswear collection from Givenchy’s main man, Riccardo Tisci, is tearing up the streets with a color palette that screams, “Wake up hombre! Spring has sprung.” With more than a little nod to the gothic sub-cultures down south, this first menswear collection from Tisci features a […]

Mike Mills: Soul Coughing
Mike Mills: Soul Coughing

Even amidst all the visual detritus of our cluttered contemporary media landscape, the indelible imprint of Mike Mills retains visibility, be it in his nakedly subversive graphic designs, T-shirts, album covers and music videos for Air, Sonic Youth and Moby, commercials for Nike and Levi’s, or emotionally charged documentary films of post-modern dislocation. Add to […]

Sk8 to Death
Sk8 to Death

Skate or die meets fashion fly with la’s legendary record-spinning, hip hop rock jeweler Han Cholo and Diamond Supply Co.’s latest collabo, the Sk8 To Death Necklace. Staying true to urban skate subculture, designer Brandon Schoolhouse, aka Han Cholo, drops his crudely engraved skull design in silver, gold and black with silver available online through […]

House of Utilitarian Reverie
House of Utilitarian Reverie

What happens when you mix conceptualism with measured pragmatism sprinkled with intellectual imagination? You may conjure something akin to Droog if you’re fortunate, the Dutch gallery/furnishings boutique that approaches design with a wry wit that challenges us to rethink the everyday. Founded in ’93 by art critic/historian Renny Ramakers and designer Gijs Bakker as an […]

Theoretic Conspiracy
Theoretic Conspiracy

Denim and apparel designer Brice Partouche plots a course to the dark side of the moon for April 77 Spring/Summer ’09 men’s and women’s collections, titled The Apollo Program was a Hoax. Since its inception in 2002, April 77 has been obsessed with a late ’70s silhouette, featuring tightly tapered jeans, brimming with influence from […]

This is Not a Shoe
This is Not a Shoe

Text by Helen McDermott When imagining plastic footwear, some must be forgiven for inadvertently conjuring nightmarish visions of old-school jelly shoes or—heaven forbid—Cayman Crocs, even in spite of the fact that Melissa, the notorious techno-organic design collective, has been successfully showcasing their fantastic plastic creations for over 26 years now. Crafted from their signature MelFlex, […]

White Noise
White Noise

London Fashion: Louise Simmonds All eyes are on London this season, as established and emerging designers present their creative vision for AW09|10 during London Fashion Week. Despite being forced to shorten its schedule to four days, the city is committed to nurturing emerging design talent. From renowned fashion historian, and Distill magazine editor-in-chief, Colin McDowell’s […]

A Minimal Carbon Pump Footprint
A Minimal Carbon Pump Footprint

Text by Nicole de Ayora It used to be that if you didn’t want shoes made with leather, you would have to walk the aisles of discount department stores for a knock-off vinyl style whose poor construction and cheap materials promised nothing but pain with little gain. Not to fear, fashionistas; your guilt-free solution is […]

American Life
American Life

Text by Franklin Melendez Without Woolrich Woolen Mills, Norman Rockwell’s idyllic tableaux might have been a bit more scantily clad. Since 1830, the venerable label has been churning out classic sportswear and has served as the unofficial, but ubiquitous outfitter of the American mythos. It may seem like an unlikely partnership, then, to see this […]

SF’s West End Experience
SF's West End Experience

Text by Natalie Shirinian San Francisco’s West End offers a fresh perspective in its extensive collection of women’s designer clothes, shoes and accessories. Sitting in the trendy Marina neighborhood of Chestnut Street, this upscale boutique features contemporary designs that have been edited to offer a unique shopping experience. West End’s buyers have traveled the world […]

Your New Aesthetic, Curated
Your New Aesthetic, Curated

Text by Adam Pollock There’s a soaring new boutique on the Lower East Side, right across the street from the celeb-slumming magnet, Schiller’s Liquor Bar, where not only can downtown style hawks pick up the latest shiny bangle and eco-chic linens but also purchase the hand-made display case that showcased them, and a cute little […]



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