Posts Tagged ‘vol 24.5’
Back Alley Chic
Back Alley Chic

John Colins at 90 Natoma was always synonymous with the south of Market happy hour. Everyday at five o’clock, SOMA professionals would bounce down the alley to that familiar old brick façade, breeze through the curtain and get on with the good times. These were good times indeed, but these days are over. John Colins […]

Ye Old Ink
Ye Old Ink

After a trip to Coney Island, tattoo artist “Philadelphia” Eddie Funk recounts: “I wanted a skull and crossbones like the pirate flag!” Drinking, sex and body art (“stewed, screwed and tattooed”) are the muses of Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, a documentary featuring artists like Funk and Ed Hardy recounting tales of the infamous “F**in’ Sailor […]

Dennis Hopper’s 9 Lives
Dennis Hopper’s 9 Lives

Dennis Hopper Signs of the Times  Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, September 12­–October 24, 2009 Dennis Hopper didn’t just create memorable roles; he defined entire epochs. Hopper, a cool cat with some nine lives—actor, filmmaker, photographer, painter, sculptor, drug-fueled maniac and redeemed man—died on May 29, 2010, at the age of 74, leaving behind a body of […]

Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Shaun wears: Net tank Ian Lens wears: Chain Ann Demeulemeester Stylist’s Own Cross necklace Adidas Jacket Jeremy Scott White jeans Ksubi Sneakers Adidas Vintage band tee from What Comes Around Goes Around Jeans Levi’s Stylist’s Own Studded belt Model’s Own Rings and necklace Topman T-shirt Shirt from What Comes Around Goes Around Leather jacket Rogue […]

Rock Star Hair
Rock Star Hair

Hair is to rock stars as fabric is to a couturier. Their signature hairstyles are not only an extension of their identity and music genre, but serve as an imprint in which pop culture and history are defined. Their locks will inspire hair trends amongst the millions of fans they touch. While some looks are […]

Shoes that Rock
Shoes that Rock

To take a blank canvas and cover it with paint is how one can achieve greatness. To take a blank pair of Chuck Taylor All Stars and collaborate with some of the most groundbreaking musicians from the 21st century is to make an iconic product even greater. It’s no secret that Converse has graced the […]

Los Angeles: July 2010
Los Angeles: July 2010

The amount of creative energy that can be felt in Los Angeles at a given moment is almost unreal. From across the planet, the best of the best in their respective fields descend upon the city with the sole purpose of advancing their art form, whatever that may be. For the Summer Music issue SOMA […]

Digital Graffiti
Digital Graffiti

Who ever thought graffiti had to be permanent? Only three years old, Digital Graffiti is the world’s first video art projection festival and competition that coats and transforms the stark white walls of this tiny Alys Beach community, situated along the 26 mile stretch of the sandy beaches of South Walton, Florida. The founder, a […]

Free Range
Free Range

Now in its tenth edition, Free Range is the biggest showcase of fresh talent, the number one launchpad for graduates of arts and design. Based in the Truman Brewery—a cavernous warehouse space in the heart of East London’s buzzing design scene, right off Brick Lane—every year the show becomes a focal point for the art […]

Margiela
Margiela

’20’ The Exhibition A journey through installations, photography, video and film celebrates the 20 years of the most mysterious of the fashion houses. “Maison Martin Margiela ’20’ The Exhibition,” on show at London’s Somerset House (the new home of the city’s Fashion Week), gathers the 20–year history of the brand that changed the look of […]

The Black Keys
The Black Keys

The Black Keys recorded their latest album, Brothers, at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama. Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan all made records there, but the band wasn’t specifically drawn to the building because of its history. “Muscle Shoals isn’t the holy grail,” says Black Keys guitarist and […]

The XX
The XX

Veiled behind a thin layer of white smoke, garbed in head-to-toe black and breathing a cadence of soft vocals is the lovely British trio, The xx. Band members Romy Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith released their debut album, xx, in 2009 and have since been on a covetable tour that includes a slew of […]

Midnight Juggernauts
Midnight Juggernauts

The Midnight Juggernauts are constantly on the move, spokesperson for the Australian trio, Vincent Vendetta, perhaps more so than his bandmates. On the eve of the digital release of their second full-length album, The Crystal Axis, the Juggernauts have done a quick run around Europe, come home, only to have Vendetta turn around and fly […]

Nneka
Nneka

The landscape of contemporary music has been in desperate need of what Nneka is adding to it with her stunning body of work. It is thoughtful music, for a global audience, detailed by one person’s continual journey of self-discovery. A calm sense of urgency is expressed throughout, by insightful, impassioned lyrics delivered seamlessly over instrumentals […]

Jihae
Jihae

Jihae’s own Vintage dress Raquel Allegra Lace bandeau Jihae’s own Jewelry worn throughout With her new album, Fire Burning Rain, South Korean born artist/musician/muse Jihae moves away from the more traditional, though no less compelling, musical concepts of her 2008 release, Elvis Is Still Alive, and embraces her surreal side. “This is more heavy beat […]

These Days
These Days

Leather Vest Itro Vintage Skirt Levi’s Jewelry CHRISHABANA Jacket Lina Osterman Leggings Tarvydas Boots Cushnie Vest V-Moda Underwear Agent Provocateur Dress Preen Jewelery CHRISHABANA Denim Vest Levi’s Leggings The blonds Bra H&M Shoes Davidelfin for Christian Louboutin Jewelery Bliss Lau ON HER: Bustier and Jeans Ksubi ON HIM: T-Shirt Ksubi Vintage Jeans Levi’s Top Ali […]

Amsterdam Beyond Red Lights
Amsterdam Beyond Red Lights

Most people do one of two things when traveling through Amsterdam. It’s a little ridiculous. Residents tolerate it, happy to keep the best spots in the city to themselves. Tourists stay in a congested area directly adjacent to Dam Square, bobbling around trying to avoid being tagged by a steady flow of bikes, trams, cars […]

VV Brown
VV Brown

VV Brown causes ripples of excitement when she walks into a room. She’s beautiful, an inch shy of six feet tall and has a unique fashion sense some call “thrift store meets high couture.” The first single from her debut album, Travelling Like the Light, was iTunes’ Single of the Week in February, and she’s […]

Wayne Coyne
Wayne Coyne

Wayne Coyne is the Flaming Lips’ major domo. Lead vocalist and ringmaster for these Oklahoma art provocateurs, he logged in time as a teenage pot dealer and fry cook at Long John’s Silver for 11 years before his band really took off—jobs that he claims were excellent preparation for fronting this band. But never more […]

Audium
Audium

Sound Sculpurted Space What just happened to me? I feel as though I have just awakened from a dream. Soft droplets of water were hitting my face, the children in the park were giggling while a stampede of horses came and trampled me, but I remained completely calm and serene as the waves washed over […]

A. Hallucination
A. Hallucination

Menswear that successfully combines classic techniques and modern inspirations are as rare as a white fly. While the traditional fails to impress the most demanding, the contemporary often disappoints in the tailoring department. Newly launched brand A.Hallucination—first presented at London Fashion Week this past February—offers a timeless aesthetic achieved through simple cuts, unexpected details and […]

Britain’s Next Wave
Britain’s Next Wave

England’s reputation as a crossroads of musical styles and ideas is personified by the fact that listeners on this small island have always greeted new sounds, be they wildly experimental or founded in classic technique, with open ears. Nothing is considered out of pocket, as long as the quality is there, creating one of the […]

Hurts
Hurts

Elegant Look, Poignant Tunes, Heartfelt Emotion Theo wears :Grey suit Richard James, Roll neck Hugo Boss Adam wears : Roll neck Hugo Boss Hurts were being hailed as Britain’s next big thing before they’d played a single gig. The Manchester based duo—singer Theo Hutchcraft and guitarist/synthesizer wiz Adam Anderson—captured the public’s imagination last summer with […]


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