Posts Tagged ‘vol 24.9’
Kimiko Yoshida
Kimiko Yoshida

Misfit Monochromes Kimiko Yoshida’s face practically disappears into a black 
background—her eyes and lips being the only clearly discernible features. Painted a dusky gold, her lips perfectly match the intricate headdress she wears in 01 Painting (Goddess of War Athena), a large-scale photograph that references Gustav Klimt’s renowned “Pallas Athene.” Like a monk repeating a […]

Polly Morgan
Polly Morgan

A blurred line between morbid & magnificent Dead finches lay strewn about an East London studio in a macabre amalgamation of feathers and skins and bottles of solutions. In Polly Morgan’s seemingly sordid world, death can be beautiful and taxidermy is an art form. Morgan is a master of this embalming method as art pieces […]

Oscilloscope Pictures
Oscilloscope Pictures

“Indie” is one of those words that gets thrown around with far too much frequency—what does it mean to be an “indie label” or an “indie production house”? Oscilloscope Pictures’ co-founders Adam Yauch and David Fenkel won’t define it for you, but they know what it means to them. “Yauch saw the correlation between film […]

Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky

A dark character study of obsession Darren Aronofsky has been talking about a cup of coffee he had with Natalie Portman quite a bit in the past few weeks. While some might be inclined to recount the intimate sips and informal pleasantries they might have with Ms. Portman, for the acclaimed director of Requiem for […]

David Shrigley’s Absurd World
David Shrigley’s Absurd World

David Shrigley answers his phone on a cold Tuesday evening in Glasgow and immediately says in a very warm Scottish brogue, “I’m afraid that I have to call you back in a minute because I’m working on something and my hands are just very gooey and covered in wax and I don’t think I can […]

Made in America
Made in America

New Jersey gets its first contemporary art museum Ryan McGinley Night Sky (Green), 2009-2010 Home to Bruce Springsteen, boardwalks and an infamous reality show, the Jersey shore recently welcomed a new kind of cultural institution. NJ MoCA, the state’s first contemporary art museum, launched its programming on October 23rd at Asbury Park’s historic Paramount Theatre and […]

Some Girls
Some Girls

Left: Margo wears white shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren, Underwear by Agent Provocateur Right: Ulla wears black shirt by Gucci, black tights by Calvin Klein Left:  Odile wears white shirt by Zara, Jeans by 7 For All Mankind Right: Caroline wears black top by Agent Provocateur Odile wears Black shirt by DKNY, Jeans by Topshop […]

Form & Color
Form & Color

Left: Green and black silk vest by Emilio de la Morena, green mohair dress by Orla Kiely, Fluorescent, orange socks by Limi Feu Archive Right: Zip blue dress by Full Circle, blue cardigan worn as skirt by Tibi Turquoise, blue socks stylist own Left: Silk violet magyar jacket by Dion Lee, red cutout long dress by Aqua Right: One shoulder maxi blue dress by Richard Nicoll, yellow […]

Cutting Class
Cutting Class

Motorhead vintage t-shirt courtesy of David Haley Jeans by Levi’s Made & Crafted Bullet necklace and three-finger ring by Surface to Air All bracelets by Oiseau Rebelle by Signe Yberg Left: Murphy’s Law vintage t-shirt courtesy of Chris Russo Bracelet and jeans by G-Star Raw Right: The Rolling Stones vintage t-shirt courtesy of Kristi Matamoros Octopus ring by Digby & […]

Sneakers: Obsession’s for Fall
Sneakers: Obsession’s for Fall

Sneakers are an ever-evolving style. Each year fashion designers from around the globe design and create sneakers to fit into a particular seasons trends and statements. It is no surprise that sneakers and their versatility allow for a creative and innovative voice, one that is outside of the strict roles of fashion design. Tacky fabrics, […]

Sandra Backlund
Sandra Backlund

Following the thread, quite literally, of the career of Swedish-born knitwear virtuoso Sandra Backlund will take one through interwoven cylinders of yarn that seamlessly connect the fields of design, art and fashion. Her nonconformist aesthetic, applauded by luminaries such as Franca Sozzani of Vogue Italia, Louis Vuitton and Anna Wintour, shares as much with sculpture […]

Kenya Hara
Kenya Hara

Kenya Hara is the kind of person who sees endless possibilities within emptiness. Succinct and rationalized, the Japanese graphic designer and art director of the esteemed collective MUJI, believes that design, whether it is good or bad, can enhance a spiritual awakening in people. The ideology can be found through every aspect of Hara’s work, […]

Bondage: Seductive Decoration
Bondage: Seductive Decoration

Bondage mania seems to have invaded all fields of design recently: lamps, vases and accessories are taking cues from Japanese bondage, with intricate laces tying up porcelain and glass, knots and strings becoming design elements. And the transition from sexual practice to curious aesthetic feature appears strangely natural. Danish artist Steen Ipsen has become one […]

SF, Mission District: Nov 2010
SF, Mission District: Nov 2010

San Francisco—The “City by the Bay” has always been home to a cast of characters — yuppies, hippies, socialites and vagabonds parade the streets in a modern day mix of a metropolitan medley. Comparisons are made between districts in every city, but in SF, the Mission and Marina are often cited as two of the […]

SF, Marina District: Nov 2010
SF, Marina District: Nov 2010

Now that we have seen the answers from the kids of the Mission District, let’s hear what the neighborhood on the bay has to say… 1. How long have you lived here? 2. Where are you from originally? 3. What is your opinion of the Mission? 4. What is your opinion of the Marina? Ann, […]

Holy Fuck
Holy Fuck

Unholy noise from Toronto After a few unsteady gigs, Holy Fuck exploded out of Toronto’s indie rock scene in 2004 with a sound that blends driving rock rhythms with wailing synthesizers and a grinding pulse generated by a 35mm film synchronizer, broken toy keyboards and an array of effects pedals. Their music mixes elements of […]

5 minutes with Maus Haus
5 minutes with Maus Haus

As a self-proclaimed “Craigslist band” with Brian Wilson, Aphex Twin, spaghetti westerns, Tortoise, Dr. Octagon, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, ‘80s synth-pop and Miami bass among its myriad influences, San Francisco’s Maus Haus finds tension at the core of its experimental pop music. After the band—consisting of multi-instrumentalists Joseph Genden, Jason Kick, Joshua Rampage, Aaron Weiss […]

No Age Grows Up
No Age Grows Up

Post-punk role models of tomorrow As L.A. post-punk/noise rock duo No Age was recording its third album, Everything in Between (released September 2010 on Sub Pop), drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt was going through a difficult stretch. “I was breaking up with my longtime girlfriend, I had family members that were sick, and I had a, I […]

November Drink Recipes
November Drink Recipes

Stoli Pomegranate Fizz 2 oz Stoli Pomegranik 1/2 oz fresh Lemon 1/2 oz Simple Syrup 1/2 oz cream Mint and fresh Pomegranate seeds Whiskey Smash 2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon 1/2 oz Xante Pear Brandy 1 oz Blood Orange 3 Blackberries 1/4 oz fresh Lemon Mint Sprig Dash of Clover Honey Recipes by Blake Landis […]

Ozumo
Ozumo

Obsession with Perfection Somehow, a girl named Linda from Commack, New York, is responsible for all this. This, being the burgeoning empire of Japanese cuisine, décor, atmosphere and drink that are the very essence that is Ozumo. The posh Japanese lounge and restaurant, originally founded in 2001 on Steuart Street in San Francisco, is the […]


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