Monday, December 30, 2013

Beyoncé "Self-Titled" Documentary Part 4 . Liberation

When you get a chance you gotta watch all of these. This one's particularly dope.

SHIRT "Tuscan Leather Freestyle" + "About You Remix"



*Artwork by David Shrigley

Grand Budapest Hotel (Trailer #2)

March 7th, 2014. In there like swimwear, baby.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

NYC Lafayette Street Townhouse Available For Rent

Gorgeous. 29-foot high ceilings and libraries and shit. Rent it for $80,000 a month. Beyoncé shot the Halo video there.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rick Ross feat. Jay Z "The Devil Is A Lie"

The chemistry is always on point with these two. This doesn't disappoint. Ross' Mastermind dropping top of the year.

Donda's Virgil Abloh Previews New Line "Off-White" Spring '14 Collection

I like some of this shit. Virgil's had his hand in dictating what these kids are rocking for some time now so it's only right.

Read interview and look Spring 14' preview here 

Cross-pollinating cultures is a key element in the Off-White project, as well as in the emerging streetwear-meets-fashion sphere altogether. (Abloh’s mentor in melding is Riccardo Tisci. “I saw him wearing Air Force Ones designing couture gowns—finally, there’s a glimmer of understanding that relationship.”) In a world inhabited by an increasingly savvy and interdisciplinary customer base, Abloh could be well positioned to be one of its standard-bearers. His state-of-the-culture pronouncements can sound a bit brisk to the uninitiated—”I want to represent this new era of styling, the post-Tumblr guy and girl”—but the legions are massed behind him. (Just check the fanaticism of his Instagram following if you disbelieve.) His Pyrex shirts sold in such quantity and such speed that retailers, including Colette’s Sarah Andelman and The Webster’s Laure Heriard Dubreuil, have already put in orders for the Spring collection—sight unseen. That new customer base, Abloh insists, isn’t only interested in fashion. They’re interested in the message, whether that comes from a T-shirt, a song, a video projection, or anywhere in between. “The first collection, I named it Youth Will Always Win,” he says. “It’s really that. I think that’s what [defines] this generation…if people are really paying attention, they are interdisciplinary and they can jump into the conversation at any point. My team is talented kids that have that same spirit. They’re excited to give ideas across any platform.” The platform-builder has just built his own.

Michel Gondry Talks New Film "Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?"

One of our favorite guys making films.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mothafuckin Kimbo All In That Ricky Powell x Akomplice Capsule Collection

Hi Kim. Yo Brett.

Full lookbook here

APC's Jean Touitou Interviews For Bond St. Store + Business Of Fashion

This guy continues to say great shit in interviews.

Tomorrow, A.P.C. will open a store on 49 Bond Street, its third NYC location. We talked to Jean about the new outpost as well as his thoughts on the Yeezus Tour, art and the worst trends in fashion today. As expected, his answers do not disappoint.

Read interview w/ Four-pins here

“I think A.P.C. is some sort of unique case, the utopia of a brand being able to be in business while not giving up its principles,” Jean Touitou, the label’s founder and owner, told BoF. “When you’re in business you’re told by a lot of people that if you want to do better, or simply to be alive, you have to design things in a way they work better; that you have to accept a bit of ugliness. I don’t.”

Read Business Of Fashion interview here

Beyoncé feat. Jay Z "Drunk In Love" (Video) Directed By Hype Williams

This shit is awesome. Ya girl literally made history Thursday night when she dropped her brand new album with no promotion, no single, and no word whatsoever. The 14 songs/17 videos are super tight with production and appearances by Drake & 40, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Jay Z and much more.

Buy it here

Thursday, December 12, 2013

NYT Magazine Looks At Personal Art Collections Of Chuck Close, Kaws, Jeff Koons etc

Interesting stuff.

“I’m like a cat lady, but with drawings and paintings,” says Brian Donnelly, the 39-year-old artist known as KAWS. Earnings from the sales of the wildly popular, limited-edition toys based on “Companion,” a melancholic Mickey Mouse-like sculpture, enabled him to acquire art that might naturally appeal to a formally trained painter who came out of graffiti and skate culture. (KAWS was his graffiti tag, chosen because he liked “the interaction of the lettering.”) The collection reflects his refined, comic-book aesthetic in works by Raymond Pettibon, H. C. Westermann, R. Crumb, Ed Ruscha, the Chicago Imagists Karl Wirsum and Jim Nutt, and Peter Saul, whose cartoonish paintings make searing social commentary. “I have Sauls everywhere,” Donnelly says. “It’s crazy how much stuff today looks like his work.” He also owns 28 small canvases by the Japanese graphic artist Tadanori Yokoo (comic updates on paintings by Henri Rousseau), a charcoal by Joyce Pensato (a painter of cartoon figures) and a 1965 collage of comic-book cutouts by Ray Yoshida, a teacher of Nutt’s. “I grew up with a Keith Haring poster,” Donnelly says, but “I always wanted a drawing.” He has it now.

See the full piece here

New Staple x 13th Witness Collection

Almost let this slip past me. Really dope. Actually a lot of great new stuff on the Reed store online.

Shop here

The NY Times Takes A Look At The Life Of Nelson Mandela

This is done well.

Marco Sodano's Pixilated Masterpieces w/ LEGO

Kind of ill.

Via HB

Lana Del Rey and Director Anthony Mandler's Short Film "Tropico"

Will get around to watch this at some point so I'll just leave it here.

New album Ultraviolence coming in 2014.

Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix "Her" (Trailer 2)

Another one I can't wait for.

December 18/January 10.

Terry Richardson Shoots Diesel’s 2014 Calendar Full Of Naked Bitches

I don't think anybody cares about Diesel anymore unfortunately but some of these are good.

See them all here

Air Jordan 11 Retro Gamma Blue

These are gorgeous and I need them.

On sale if you can find them December 21st.