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Like most other designers/artists I find myself being influenced by a huge variety of sources. More often than not I get a great idea for a project when I am away from the computer. Like say a color scheme for a website from a well dressed woman walking down the street. The blog Wear Palettes has taken inspiration from the street photography of The Sartorialist and created color schemes using the awesome web tool Colour Lovers, then posting them all on their blog. A great idea for cataloging inspiration for design and fashion. I think it would be interesting to do this with a party photographer’s shots, like this one from Shadow Scene. I am sure you could come up with some some interesting schemes.
Strait to the point here… Bountee is the coolest website I have come across in a long time. This says a lot because I visit hundreds of sites a day, and spend an embarrassing amount of time in front of this LCD screen. Bountee gives you the ability to design and sell t-shirts in the simplest and easiest way possible. There is no voting necessary in order to have your design printed. You make it. You sell it. You get paid! I love that everything has been done in the simplest way possible and gives the designer the power. You determine the price (anything above the base price), the color of shirt, the placement of the design, everything. After your design is created and uploaded Bountee does the rest, taking care printing, ordering and shipping. I plan on putting this website to use ASAP!
I think it was close to 7 years ago when I first started Mesh Magazine I published an interview with Mark Darren AKA Madsteez. His crazy style really caught my attention and I knew it was only a matter of time before he blew-up. Now his name is all over and his artwork is crazier than ever. The recent project he collaborated with Boosted Mobile on is no exception. The Madsteez x Boosted Device Case Collection has pieces designed to accommodate just about any of your electronic gadgets such as cell phone, iPod or Blackberry. In addition to the electronic device cases the collection also offers a larger sized nap sack, messenger bag and hip bag, all of which are made from “vegan-approved” materials. Check out BoostedMobile.com for more info and retailer locations. Also peep this exclusive Boosted interview with Madsteez himself to see what he has to say about his art and his future plans.
Zuriick’s new Fall/Winter line has been released and it’s about damn time. I have been patiently waiting for some of these new shoe designs for months and they are finally here. The line includes new colorways of the original “Ake”, which I love for its simple but original design. Zuriick’s new line also brings us three entirely new designs including the Jakob (my personal favorite), the Kettle and the Beata. These new styles present some features Zurrick has never had before like laces, high/mid tops and different fabrics. In addition to the new designs Zuriick has made other improvements, making their soles a bit thicker, more durable and stepping-up the quality of their shoes overall. Be sure to check out the new tee designs as well. Head over to Zuriick’s blog to find a retailer near you, or their online store to purchase.
I would be willing to say that over 50% of my clothing is purchased online. I have a few favorite online boutiques that I often check for new goods, one of them being 80’s Purple. Nearly every label that 80’s Purple carries is purchase worthy. With a great selection of both men and women’s clothing, you will find goods from WeSc, GRN Apple Tree, Insight, Boxfresh and more. The prices are that of what you would pay at your average boutique, the selection is acceptional and be sure to check out their eyewear for some awesome vintage sunnies.
What’s the next best thing to being at a party with hot people, good music and getting down right out of control? The answer is easy. Looking at photos of hot people, listening to good music and getting down right out of control. A good place for this is EveryoneIsFamous by party photographer Clayton Hauck. For over a year now Clayton has been documenting the debauchery going down in the Chicago party and nightlife scene. With over 25,000 photos on the site you could spend days browsing through images of people who you can live vicariously through. Get to it.
When it comes to job posting websites most of them are a joke. Sifting through hundreds of jobs that don’t apply to your field, or for boring employers that you have no interest in working for just doesn’t work. That’s why I am keen on job boards that are very specific to one area of work and type of employer, like Well Threaded. Well Threaded is a job listing website that is specific to the fashion industry. Listing daily postings for various job positions by contemporary brand name employers. Because they are niched into one specific field, Well Threaded has the ability to monitor and be selective about the jobs that are posted. This makes for better results and higher quality job postings.
At first glance it you may want to lump the designs/illustrations of Burn This Forever into the same category as all the other “I learned Photoshop so I could make my Myspace profile cooler” stuff. However, at a second look you will agree that the design done by Burn This Forever is legit. His clients range from Metallica to New Found Glory to Say Anything, but I would have to say his best work is done on his self promotional tees. And at 15 bucks a pop how can you go wrong?!
Super Sunglasses are a lot like the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer, but spiced up with a little funk. You may have noticed these sunglasses during this year’s MTV Music Video Awards when Kayne and his crew were sporting them throughout the night. The Super Sunglasses, which are handmade it Italy, come in a variety of colors from hot pink to aqua blue to off-white. It’s rumored that next season will provide an even wider spectrum of colors and some new styles as well.
It takes a lot for me to get excited over clothing found on the internet these days, but when I saw Rockett Clothing’s website, I immediately wanted empty my bank account. Their website is basic and to the point. A single page displaying their tees, hoodies and jeans is all they need, the clothing speaks for itself. It takes a lot to stand out from all the small internet clothing companies these days, and the little details Rockett puts into their stuff puts them a notch or two above the rest in my book. Keep up the good work guys.
Is it just me, or does Australia just seem to be putting out some really dope shit these days? Great music, great design, great clothing, including the latest collection from Australia’s young Lovers. Their line has that lovable homegrown, hand-drawn type feel that I really like. All of their tees are limited edition, and only 100 of each are made, so if you like what you see hurry and snag one before they are gone.
In light of the coming winter and snowboarding season, I introduce the Burton Mark Collection XIII. Although I think Burton is slightly overpriced, they do make very high-quality products, and their design is awesome. Not to mention they have been in the snowboaring game for longer than just about anyone else out there, so they do know a thing or to about what they do. The Mark Collection XIII includes a wide variety of ultra-stylish products including heavy jackets, snow pants, cashmere and wool sweaters, as well as many accessories.
It’s been a long time coming, but it’s here… Kidrobot Apparel. For years now they have been feeding those with the vinyl addiction. Now they are supplying us with some really great threads to feed your fashion addiction. I am personally really digging these limited edition Bubble and Monogram hoodies done by Tilt, only 228 of each were made. They also have a whole poo-load of tees as well. Pocketbook beware.
In many cases, when it comes to design, simplicity is key. Clothing company Zuriick demonstrates this well with their shoe collection that was recently released. I am a minimalist at heart and that’s why I like these so much. The simplicity of these slip-ons, and the careful selection of color schemes is what really makes these shoes stand out to me. Zuriick has also released their fall line of t-shirts as well that is definitely worth a look.
For those of you who have been busted multiple times stealing your girlfriend’s old issues of Nylon Magazine, there is an alternative that will keep you on good terms with the old lady, and keep you up to date on fashion, music and culture. Nylon Guys is just that, Nylon Magazine, but for guys. It still has all the goods that the original Nylon has, only now there is more content for the guys. Check out features about the latest designer denim, sneakers, t-shirts, your favorite musicians and more.