Posts Tagged ‘vol 22.9’
Jeffrey Beers
Jeffrey Beers

One Man’s vision for restaurants, resorts, hotels and nightclubs Jeffrey Beers has created some of the most alluring spaces around the world. Through his imagination he transforms empty space within any four walls to create destination spots that transport guests to another world. His signature design environments weave a delicate balance between intimacy and spectacle, […]

Concocting Specialties
Concocting Specialties

One drink at a time Dan Warrilow takes us into his lab at BLT. Text by Natalie Shirinian & Michelle Peerali What comes to mind when you think of a Caramel Sidecar? A ’30s gangster mobile perhaps? If you’re in the hands of Dan Warrilow, you’ll have a different perspective. The 27-year-old mixologist has been […]

WORD PLAY
WORD PLAY

INKED: Clever, Odd and Outrageous Tattoos teNeues / 160 pages / $20 Tattoos have become so commonplace that they no longer hold the panache or shock-value as in the days when they were only found on sailors or ex-cons. Nowadays, a simple “MOM” scrolled across one’s bicep isn’t going to get a second look. And […]

Out of the Hut and Onto the Page
Out of the Hut and Onto the Page

Tony D’Souza gets more out of his travels than snapshots and souvenirs Text by Kiira Mancasola Tony D’Souza is not going to let the old writer’s adage, “Write what you know,” keep him from writing about what he’s passionate about—regardless of how far-flung or obscure the topic. With an ardor for re-search that could be […]

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 […]

These Are Not Songs: The Art & Sound of Ivo
These Are Not Songs: The Art & Sound of Ivo

Ivanov’s Glitchmachines Text by Christopher James Gray Circuit bending, for the uninitiated, is the sonic alchemy of short-circuiting electronic devices to yield strange and volatile sounds. Like others in this community, Ivo Ivanov started out by experimenting with toys purchased at local thrift stores for two bucks apiece. In early 2005, Ivanov started the Glitchmachines […]

Sophomore: Getting Down to the Basics
 Sophomore: Getting Down to the Basics

Text by Andrea Francis Sophomore’s soft-washed fabrics and ’70s silhouettes make you want to be a teenage runaway, or at least pass some time smoking cigarettes and eating bologna sandwiches. The NY-based men and women’s sportswear company is all about the basics. Chrissie Miller—formerly a graphic designer—started Sophomore five years ago with a rock T-shirt […]

Not So Common
Not So Common

Text by Lilibet Snellings In 2004, Peter Poopat and Flavio Girolami were in search of a simple but sophisticated sneaker, something you could wear with shorts or a suit. But everywhere they looked, sneakers were gilded in over-the-top gaudiness—electric-colored laces, camouflage Swooshes, fluorescent air pockets, zebra stripes and Shox. “Everything sort of screamed with colors […]

The New Speed Racer
The New Speed Racer

Fiat 500 designed by Diesel Text by Hillary Latos Bringing back the retro look of the ’70s, the new Fiat 500 by Diesel is proof that style has some substance. A one-off collabora-tion between two iconic Italian brands, the Cinquecento by Diesel is a limited-edition car (only 10,000 models are being produced), that is sure […]

Catherine Jane Creates Condom Couture for Project Inform
 Catherine Jane Creates Condom Couture for Project Inform

Text by Karena Akhavein When Project Inform Director, Henry Lucerno, asked San Francisco-based fashion designer, Catherine Jane, to participate in their October 15th fundraiser, Evening of Hope, she jumped at the chance. Participation in the charity’s Condom Couture fashion show combines a contribution to the important cause of AIDS education, with an enticing creative experiment. […]

Booze Can Be Serious Stuff
Booze Can Be Serious Stuff

Jamie Terrell proves that bartending isn’t just for aspiring actors Text by Kiira Mancasola Jamie Terrell might not have known what life would serve up when he started his bartending career in the Canary Islands in 1993—but he’s pretty happy with the outcome. Since island life, Terrell has worked at some of the most influential […]

XIV Reigns Supreme on LA’s Lengthy List of Newcomers
XIV Reigns Supreme on LA's Lengthy List of Newcomers

Michael Mina serves up number 14 on a silver platter Text by Natalie Shirinian & Michelle Peerali Being native Angelenos, we have dined at quite a few restaurants, but few have left us with an experience that could measure up to the one we had at XIV. Not only was the impression memorable, but (more […]

Next Generation Cocktails
Next Generation Cocktails

Mixology goes global with sake, soju and cachaça Mediterranean Caipirinha ingredients: 2 oz Sagatiba Pura cachaça 3 strawberries 3 grapes 4 fresh basil leaves 1 teaspoon of sugar or the equivalent in sweetener method: Chop the fruit and muddle in a cocktail shaker with sugar and basil until the sugar is dissolved in the juice. […]

Olfactomania Addictive: New perfumes to obsess over
Olfactomania Addictive: New perfumes to obsess over

The olfactory experience directly accesses the subconscious, awakening both memory and desire. Hence, it is laden with the potential to reveal our fundamentally compulsive nature. This year’s new perfume offerings cater to an array of obsessions. Text by Karena Akhavein Pharmacomania / For the perfume geek on the lookout for obscure, synthetic ingredients, perfumer Geza Schoen’s Escentric […]

Trouble’s Afoot, Gotta Have It
Trouble’s Afoot, Gotta Have It

Our complicated relationship with ultra-fab footwear Rodarte Rad Hourani Phillip Lim Text by Sophia Dearborn It’s hard not to take notice, but the last few seasons the runways have been rife with Escher-esque footwear. A virtual cornucopia of unabashedly unusual stems, all of which seemed to ooze sex appeal, some more literally than others—were those […]

In-Jean-ious Designers Redefine Denim
In-Jean-ious Designers Redefine Denim

International fashion innovators bow down to the industrial, the ’70s and urban cowboys Miss Sixty G-Star Ksubi Disel Text by Nicole de Ayora From the gold rush to gold records, denim has long served the purpose of decking out those in the pursuit of something great. Punk rock called for the anarchist’s ear, sporting skin-tight […]

Carnage, Carnage, Carnage!!!  
Carnage, Carnage, Carnage!!!  

Text by Yonatan Thiang Gavin McInnes is a ruptured abscess that’s never out of puss The ’90s ushered in the widest bifurcation of fashion with the gay community becoming both: more formal and louder. In the flinty end-days of grunge nuanced aloofness, revival fashion became about paying homage rather than posing; Harajuku trends were ordered […]

Street Pulse: Dogs
Street Pulse: Dogs

The last days of pleasant fall weather brought San Franciscians (and their canine best friends) out on the streets to show off their personal styles and pedigrees. SOMA caught up with the dogs in order to find out what they think about their pet-obsessed owners. Photography by Rhiannon Nicole Anderson 1 What fashion accessory does […]

An Inspiring Rock & Roll Renaissance
An Inspiring Rock & Roll Renaissance

Vashti Bunyan’s charmed new era Text by Adam Pollock Of all the rare ‘plucked from obscurity’ stories of recent memory, many of which feature a cameo by Devendra Banhart (interestingly), the tale of British pop chanteuse Vashti Bunyan is proving to have one of the happier second acts. Bunyan was the next-at-bat big thing in […]

Kiss of Death
Kiss of Death

Mistresses of the night shed light on fashion’s latest beauty trend  Text by Mengly Taing Something wicked this way comes in lip colors so dark they’re to die for. It used to be that black lipstick could only be found once a year, but now the elusive hue is coming out of the dark and […]

More Than Just a Pretty Name
More Than Just a Pretty Name

Pamela Love turns out designs that aren’t all nice  Text by Kiira Mancasola At a first glance, 26-year-old jewelry designer, Pamela Love, is a bit of a paradox. You don’t expect a pretty fashion up-and-comer who closes her emails “XO” to play drums in a psychedelic-rock garage band. Similarly, you don’t expect bone-and claw-inspired bangles […]

Last Word: Jeong Mee Yoon
Last Word: Jeong Mee Yoon

South Korea-born photographer, Jeong Mee Yoon, visually explores critiques on society that are often talked about but rarely viewed in the concentrated way that she presents them. After receiving her bfa in painting from Seoul National University, South Korea in 1992, and her mfa in Photographic Design from South Korea’s Hong-Ik University in 1999, Jeong […]

Constructing to New Heights
Constructing to New Heights

Alithia Spuri-Zampetti embraces East and West Text by Rosa Bertoli For her dramatic collection, Alithia Spuri-Zampetti studied the contrasts between Asian and Western composition and applied a strong Japanese influence to classic silhouettes and colorblock tailoring. “The two sides of the world speak the same visual language using an opposite alphabet,” is the charming explanation […]

Modern Romanticism
Modern Romanticism

Robert Geller’s reinterpreted classics Text by Mengly Taing To design for today’s thinking man, Robert Geller looks to the past. Each collection begins with an idea that leads to a time and a place far from the present. “Paris in the 1960s or Berlin in the 1820s,” Geller says. “It gives me a sense of […]


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