Listen: The Avalanches: Since I Left You

. Monday, August 31, 2009

Spaces: Greene Street Loft: Slade Architecture


"Slade Architecture has redesigned this formerly commercial/industrial space in New York, into a bright and open 3000 square foot loft living space."

The interior is complimented by a fine selection of vintage pieces, including: a pair of Preben Fabricious and Jørgen Kastholm lounge chairs, Poul Kjaerholm coffee table and daybed, a George Nelson modular sofa unit, an Eames Rosewood Lounge and Ottoman, and a Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair.

Via contemporist, via Slade.

Flashback: 1991: Wild at Heart: Peter Lindbergh


One of the greatest editorials of the 20th Century. Shot in Brooklyn for American Vogue.

Lindbergh named the first photo "The Wild Ones" and was sold at Christies for $39,400 April of last year.

See it here.

Featuring the first true group of bonafide supermodels: Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder and Stephanie Seymour.

Via DirtyFlaws, via Milk.

Damien Hirst for Supreme: "I want them to be ridden"

. Sunday, August 30, 2009

Damien Hirst's collaboration with Supreme sold out instantly at Supreme's galleries and online. Originally priced at $88, these decks now command thousands of dollars on eBay, and will certainly make their way to the auction houses in the future (as Wright and Phillips de Pury have featured Supreme decks in the past).

"In his partnership with the skateboard makers, Hirst--who previously created a popular clothing line through Levi's--has joined a whitehot roster of artists who have produced decks through Supreme, including Murakami, Christopher Wool, Marilyn Minter, and Richard Prince (ed note: don't forget Jeff Koons, Larry Clark, Kaws, and Peter Saville). But if you're lucky enough to land one of his paint-splattered creations, don't hang it on your wall. "I hate that more than anything," Hirst says in the Supreme-distributed video below. "I want them to be ridden.""

Easy to say for the artist who closed a $200 Million sale at Sotheby's (in the midst of the recession no less). Despite my 20-year love for the sport, the video makes me cringe with every scrape, grind, and pop.

Via Art We Love

Nike Blazer High in Raw Selvage Denim


"The raw selvage denim is two-toned in a darker and lighter version with contrast stitching to mimic that of premium denim. Also notice the brown Nike emblem on the heel that mimics the hem stitch on a fresh pair of jeans. Other details include the white and red selvage piping (also seen in the picture on the jean cuffs) and a Levis-esque Nike tag in white and red. The black sole, swoosh, and heel box all provide just enough contrast to make these Blazers some highly-anticipated sneakers."

Via Freshness.

POP returns with a BANG: with Tavi + Damien Hirst


Multiple covers for F/W 09 featuring 13-year-old Tavi of Style Rookie, with logo and background artwork by Damien Hirst.

"getting this in the mail right before leaving for school supplies shopping was completely surreal.."

Via Style Rookie, via POP.

Listen: Karen O and the Kids: All is Love (for Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack)

. Thursday, August 27, 2009

Karen O and The Kids' first musical output "All Is Love", for the WTWTA Sountrack, set to the WTWTA Trailer.

"Having already courted the Pitchfork set (via Karen O and her indie superstar cavalcade), the literary nerds (via McSweeney's Dave Eggars and Maurice Sendak himself) and most obviously, film buffs, Spike Jonze has now set his sights on the fashion pack by enlisting uber-cool NYC retailer Opening Ceremony and jewelry designer Pamela Love to create some WTWTA inspired product.

According to W magazine (via LA Racked) "Opening Ceremony's founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim designed faux furs based on the monsters in Where the Wild Things Are, while enlisting Pamela Love to create "clawlike jewelry" in honor of the film's October premiere. Jonze told the magazine: "Instead of just putting money in fast food and all that stuff, we want to do [projects] with people we're really excited about...Humberto sent me the designs and I was like, 'Okay, cool.'""

Though I'm all for marketing campaigns that eschew reach for relevance, I'm kinda bummed I won't be able to buy a Where The Wild Things Are lunchbox for work."

Via Pedestrian

Listen: Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc.


Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.

Via kanye

Spotlight: Gesa Hansen + The Hansen Family

. Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Paris based Gesa Hansen is an Art Director and a furniture designer. Her pieces are honest, and pure, with subtle references to the masters. Her work is fresh and without tiresome irony (sorry Starck, Rashid, etc.). She is one to watch.

Gesa Hansen was born in Arnsberg in 1981, and graduated in Design at the Bauhaus-University, Weimar. After her studies she worked in Paris at the Ateliers of Jean Nouvel, at the graphic studio H5 and at the NDC in Tokyo. Her work was shown at the Designmai Berlin, the 100% Design Festival in Seoul, Korea, at the Design Show Artlab Brussels and by Fabrica in Bologna and Treviso. Since 2007 she is working as a freelancer in Paris and the art director of Hans Hansen Furniture who is also distributing her new label "The Hansen Family".

Home-grown wood. Hand-made furniture. New scandinavian design.

The Hansen Family is a furniture-label created by Gesa Hansen. Growing up in a scandinavian family of carpenters, designers and architects she decided to combine new design and the archive of the family in one label which produces in small wood ateliers using ecologically grown wood in it’s best quality. Every object is handcrafted and therefore unique.

Via Gesa Hansen.
Also visit The Hansen Family.

Shepard Fairey at work

. Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shepard Fairey from Arkitip on Vimeo.

Via Arkitip


Listen: Acid Girls: The Numbers Game


Directed by Taylor Cohen.

Via pedestrian

Favorite Picks: Wright: Post War + Contemporary Art


Favorite picks from the upcoming September 17 Post War + Contemporary Art Auction:

Various Stephen Shore photographs of Andy Warhol and the Factory.
Works by Phil Frost and Futura.
A Jean-Michel Basquiat "Head".
Sculptures by Agam, Vasa, and Theodore Roszak.
An autographed poster of Brooke Sheilds by Richard Avedon and Keith Harring.
And my favorite just because of the memories it brings, a collection of vintage Black Flag posters by Raymond Pettibon.

See the full preview at Wright.

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