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I am by no means a “car guy”, which is why I was surprised when I found myself purchasing the magazine Intersection the other day. Intersection magazine seems like a hybrid of a fashion, automobiles, art, design and urban lifestyle. With very well done art direction they seem to tie everything together perfectly. It’s kind of the Dwell for the auto world.
The masters of simple elegance, Zuriick, are back with yet another line of awesome colorways and styles. The line introduces two new styles… the Taylor and the Beata, as well as three new colorways for the classic Ake. I just got back from their warehouse and I had a hard time choosing just a few that I wanted, I wanted them all.
One of the things I like about Threadless is that it’s not just a communal t-shirt site where you vote on your favorite designs, but a website and company that also supports the design/art/music community. For example, the recent “Threadless Loves” competition is in support of the massive worldwide Lomography community, and is sponsored by the Lomographic Society International. The challenge is to create a tee design inspired by the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography (found on the contest page). Up for grabs is $2,000 cash, $500 Threadless gift certificate, several different Lomo cameras and more. The contest ends July 5th so get to it.
Orisue has been putting out fresh stuff since 2005, and with their Spring 2008 line they have turned it up a notch. Admittedly I am still not super-fond of some of their tee designs, but their new lookbook features great new styles of hoodies, denim and a select amount of cool tees. Orisue’s hoodies feature custom cuts and innovative use of materials, like the Mariner with its knit hood and pockets. The colorways of this season’s denim has some unique selections like the Stack (tan) and Mint. My personal favorite piece of the line has to be the new Necalli zip hoodie with its button pockets and the clean “kelp” color. There are a million and one tee shirt lines out there, but with new pieces like this Orisue is seperating themselves from the rest.
More often than not the key to good product design is simplicity, with a bit of edge applied in moderation. As is the case with Baggu. These reusable shopping bags were designed to replace the paper and plastic bags you use at the grocery store. Unlike many other bags I have seen with the same idea in mind these bags are actually stylish and their colorways are awesome. Baggu bags are made from a durable rip-stop nylon and come with a handy little stuff pouch so you can keep it in your purse or man-bag. The best part about Baggu (besides doing your part to help save the environment) is the cost. One bag is $8, 3-packs are $22 and a 6-pack is only $38!
[via: Cool Hunting]
I am one of the lucky ones who’s job doesn’t suck, that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to travel to exotic places doing all kinds of cool things, partying and meeting lots of cool people all on someone else’s dime. That is exactly what the winner of 55 DSL’s Junior Lucky Bastard Contest will be doing. So if your job does in fact suck, or even if it doesn’t and you want to try your hand at being the next Junior Lucky Bastard, you should check it out. Applications are submitted by making your most creative video about how you deal with your every day life. Your video must be 1:55 min in length and must be submitted by June 1st 2008. Flex those creative muscles and see if you have what it takes to be the next Junior Lucky Bastard.
Creative Recreation make shoes unlike any other. They pride themselves in designing shoes that are difficult to categorize. The Orange County based company makes shoes that are neither athletic, dress or street footwear, but a hybrid of influences samples from many categories. I really like the materials, unique design and especially the colorways of the new summer line. The line has great designs for both men and women, as well as designs varying from casual to more semi-formal. Available at Balance Lifestyles, SportieLA and Zappos.
“We Make Bags.” it’s as simple as that to TRKFLD, who do much more than just that in my eyes. TRKFL (Pronounced Track + Field, as far as I can tell) makes a wide variety of colorful and unique backpacks, handbags, messenger bags and more. All of their products are made from Sunbrella® brand fabric which is a high quality acrylic designed to be fade resistant, water repellent, breathable and best of all super vibrant. Unfortunately it does not look like they have and online store at this point, but check their store list and see if there is a retailer near you.
If you are like me you agree that for most vintage goods the price tag is usually pretty ridiculous. Giant Vintage has loads of sunglasses that are strait from the 80s and 90s and most of them are $20 or less! Some of the pairs are a bit too much for my liking, but many are already on my “to buy” list. Time to stock up for summer days in the sun.
I have expressed before my love/hate feelings for Threadless. The idea was a great one, and they opened the door for a whole new way of selling products. On the other hand, not all, but many of the designs they print look amateur, the tees they print on are super cheap and fit funny. That being said there are people who have taken the idea and created similar, improved versions of Threadless. One of these site being Design By Humans. The minute I visited the site I saw several designs I wanted to purchase right away. The site is simple and to-the-point and new winners are announced weekly. They offer shirts with specialty inks, mixed media and classic prints. I am not sure of the quality of the tees and ink, but I plan on purchasing a few tees so I will keep you posted on my findings.
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I have had my eye on Orisue for awhile now and it’s been great watching their style and brand develop. Having seen them at Magic this season and thinking back to all the bad clothing I saw there, it’s apparent that these guys stand out from a lot of the other shit. The new line this season has a ton of great stuff including cut-and-sewn crew sweaters, cut-and-sewn full-zip hoodies, fitted hats and one of my personal favorites the Tiger Hoody which has an offset neck zipper. Check out the rest and shop over at Karmaloop.
I am back from Las Vegas and back to the freezing temperatures of Salt Lake City. Over the four days in Vegas I was able to check out all four of the major fashion tradeshows going on during the week – Magic, Pool, Project and United. I would have to say I enjoyed Project and Pool the best, however, I think Magic did step up their streetwear section this time around. United had its highlights, but In all I feel their were more creative things going on at Pool and Project. Here are just a few labels or projects that stuck out as I was browsing up and down the many, many isles of convention center carpet:
:: Beautiful Decay
:: Quite Hero
:: Rise Up
:: Denada Designs
:: Dim Mak
The new line out by Etnies called Etnies Plus has got me drooling on my keyboard. It has been a long time since I have seen a pair of Etnies I would consider wearing, but almost every single shoe in this line (both Men and Women’s) are amazing. I particularly like the Rock Steady Hi and the Upsetter. Word on the street is these are very limited edition, if anyone has any info on where to score a pair I would love to know!
If you have missed out on the other contests to get your hands on Panda Bear’s collaboration with The Fader and New Era you have been given another chance! This is the first in a series of super-limited-edition caps put out by The Fader and New Era and was designed by Noah Lennox himself. So here is how to score this cap along with a free 1-year subscription to The Fader – simply email me with your name, address and your top 5 blogs or daily reads (please include “Panda Bear/New Era/The Fader Contest” in the subject line). Simple as that. The winner will be randomly selected this Friday (the 8th). Don’t forget to include your top 5 blogs or you will be disqualified.
Oh PS – There were only 80 of these caps made, so if you want one you best enter!