Posts Tagged ‘vol 25.6’
Marika Hackman
Marika Hackman

Over recent years, folk has remerged from the depths of music history to fronting the British music scene once again. Whatever way folk may affect you, whether it lullabies you to sleep, or hypnotizes you into another runic realm that helps you forget the troubles of daily life, Marika Hackman’s pairing of her guitar and voice, since the tender age of fourteen, has played a large success in that part.

I-POSE: TOKYO
I-POSE: TOKYO

Keeping with SOMA’s unique tradition of innovation and having cutting-edge content, we’d like to introduce a new section to our magazine: I – Pose. This section portrays the winners of the online SOMA competition between readers of our magazine posed as their favorite celebrities. In this particular issue, we featured young creative minds from Tokyo and […]

WHEN YOU GOTTA GO…
WHEN YOU GOTTA GO...

Remember when people used to visit a bar or restaurant for the drinks and food? Now a whole crop of venues features design-forward lavatories that have patrons lining up for the loos Sketch London When Sketch opened in London in 2002 in an 18th-century townhouse in Mayfair, its formula of delicious food by master chef […]

FROM ART TO ANTHRO
FROM ART TO ANTHRO

Clothing and home retailer Anthropologie scouts artistic talent to design not only its products but also each of its surreal, dream-like locations in an effort to revamp a traditional strategy Most retailers operate with specific methods, chasing profit via products with the widest appeal. It’s a formula that ensures fun colors and funky styles are […]

CUSTOM COUTURE
CUSTOM COUTURE

Experts pertaining to varying confines of the fashion industry have gone back to school to study under clothing guru Simmin Sethna The day Simmin Sethna left her family’s home in Calcutta for Paris, with dreams of mastering the ‘art of couture’, it seems unlikely that she foresaw the way in which she would inspire generations […]

CONTEMPORARY SIMPLICITY
CONTEMPORARY SIMPLICITY

Creative director Kenya Hara and product designer Naoto Fukusawa come together to design well thought out contemporary homeware. Quality meets simplicity in this brand new concept Since setting up shop in SoHo back in 2007, MUJI is a brand that many will be familiar with—modern furniture, simple lifestyle goods and everyday essentials. But with a […]

STREET PULSE: TOKYO
STREET PULSE: TOKYO

1. What is “big” in Japan? 2. Who is the most creative person in Japan right now? 3. Key fashion piece this winter? 4. What do you want for Christmas? 5. Describe Tokyo in one sentence. TEXT BY Mike Burns PHOTOGRAPHY BY Jacob Hodgkinson Satoko 1. Drums and bass 2. My friends 3. Faux fur […]

PEERING INTO THE EAMERY
PEERING INTO THE EAMERY

As I walked into filmmakers Jason Cohn and Camille Servan-Schreiber’s home in Berkeley, California, a wave of déjà vu swept over me. An abundance of color and warmth, a pronounced playful sentiment… then the connection struck me: the décor bore many of the elements found in the work of two of the most influential mid-century […]

NICOLAS WINDING REFN & DRIVE
NICOLAS WINDING REFN & DRIVE

The circulating story of Drive revolves around an awkward silence between two men broken by REO Speedwagon’s “I Can’t Fight this Feeling Anymore,” sung obnoxiously by a Dane hopped up on flu medication. The voice in question belonged to Nicolas Winding Refn, a self-professed “fetish filmmaker” from Copenhagen whose Pusher trilogy and recent English-language films […]

PETER LOC TAN NGUYEN
PETER LOC TAN NGUYEN

Representing androgyny, Peter Loc Tan Nguyen’s collection defines the portrayal of masculinity and femininity brought into several pieces. Effortless, sophisticated, and understated are just a few words to describe the collection. As a recent graduate from Academy of Art University with a degree in both Fashion Design and Knitwear, Nguyen combines the two styles together […]

BREATHE IN, BLOW OUT
BREATHE IN, BLOW OUT

Not bothering with haircuts and coloring, blow out salons are an emerging beauty trend. An affordable taste of luxury, women can walk in and pick out hairstyles from a menu while enjoying a coffee or afternoon spirit. The looks are simple, yet unattainable at home. Stylists employ a high-pressured hair dryer, a bit of handiwork, […]

HAND SIGNALS: ANTHONY ASAEL
HAND SIGNALS: ANTHONY ASAEL

The United Nations comprises 193 member countries: photographer Anthony Asael has been to all of them. And, in addition to the countless miles clocked thus far, this altruistic artist and social activist is rapidly gaining ground. As founder and executive director of Art in All of Us, Asael has spearheaded collaborative youth projects in 700 […]

BAG RAIDERS
BAG RAIDERS

Sunny Sounds from the Heart of Winter Three years ago Sydney residents Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, the duo known as Bag Raiders, were hard at work making mix tapes for their friends. They enjoyed the process so much, they started a production company and were soon doing remixes for bands like Cut Copy, Midnight […]

DAVID GRELLIER
DAVID GRELLIER

College & the Valerie Collective “So you suppose I play an instrument?” It was more of a statement than a question that came from David Grellier, the one-man band behind College and composer of the track, “A Real Hero,” whose thrumming synth and chaste vocals have made their tour of today’s retro-laden blogosphere and have […]

MINESWEEPER: THE NEXT LEVEL
MINESWEEPER: THE NEXT LEVEL

Afghani designer Massoud Hassani takes the idea of a childhood toy and transforms it into a device that will save lives. Design adopts a heroic identity in this clean, simple, and efficient project If you ever played with a suction cup ball as a child, most likely it was an utterly unremarkable experience. Rubbery, fluorescent, […]

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 […]

SPIRITED TRADITIONS
SPIRITED TRADITIONS

It is a story of love and rivalry—as dense as the history of fortuitous circumstance and as dramatic as the earthquakes, shipwrecks, and charlatans that trace its evolution. It is the story of Japanese whisky, and it is a tale of perfection. To fully trace the origins of how this Western spirit made its way […]

RÉMY MARTIN’S ROYAL ENDEAVOR
RÉMY MARTIN’S ROYAL ENDEAVOR

Cognac might be the most misunderstood spirit. It’s appeal, rooted in history, implies some degree of Francophilia, along with a highly sophisticated palette. Undoubtedly, it’s an area of intense connoisseurship. To that end, many of the world’s most rare and costly liquors are aged cognacs. There’s no doubt that stereotypes cling to cognac like socks […]

DESIGN SOPHISTICATION
DESIGN SOPHISTICATION

SEVVA, pronounced ‘savor,’ is not a Chinese word but is an Indian Sanskrit one meaning “to contribute.” SEVVA will deliver a unique, auspicious beginning and high-end, sophisticated restaurant experience. The vision came from the well known style icon Bonnie Gokson and was designed by Calvin Tsao of Tsao & McKown Architects in New York (awarded […]

Silver Bells
Silver Bells

Photography by CHRISTIAN CONTI Styling by BAHAREH ARDAKANI Augustin Teboul black necklace, Bjorg pony hair necklace Augustin Teboul leather shorts, Stylist own jacket, Augustin Teboul gloves, Topshop necklace, Bjorg shades Topshop dress, Office shoes, Bjorg Holy Smoke ring vintage ring, stylist’s own necklace, Weekday transparent shirt, stylist’s own black glitter bra Augustine Teboul top, Urban […]

STILL LIFE
STILL LIFE

Photography by MARTIN VALLIN David&Martin facet cuff, silver 170€ facet cuff, gold 190€ facet earrings silver 140€ facet earrings gold 170€ David&Martin Cell cuff wide silver 170€ cell cuff thin silver 150€ cell earrings silver 100€ David&Martin Chicken feet necklace gold chicken feet necklace silver

Roksanda Ilincic
Roksanda Ilincic

A Serbian beauty; tall, slender, and pale-skinned; Roksanda Ilincic wouldn’t immediately appear to have a profession as a designer. She’s striking enough to be a designer’s muse, someone deserving of gracing the front covers of magazines dressed in Chanel and Givenchy. Yet she’s extremely talented when it comes to putting pen to paper and needle […]


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