Friday, February 18, 2011

American Sportswear

Layers, texture, ease. Loved this collection.

3.1 Philip Lim Fall 2011 [click to enlarge]


Stepping Out


Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death "The Dirty Street" from Some Of Us Are In This Together (Don't Stop Believin', 2011). Video by Clyde Peterson. Triumph of Lethargy plays tomorrow night at the Rendezvous in Seattle with Blood Red Dancers and John Atkins (764-HERO, The Can't See, etc.)

Art, Fashion, Beekeeping


Horacio Silva of the New York Times interviews Cecilia Dean, co-founder of Visionaire.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Best Foot Forward

In honor of the Fall runway shows, something a little dramatic.

Dawn Ritual "feet objects," from the Exotic Regrets
collection by jewelry designer Aoi Kotsuhiroi.
(Lacquered horn, cherry wood, and leather.)
I mean.

via Trendland. Kotsuhiroi's jewelry can be purchased online through Oak and Not Just A Label (or directly through the designer).

Start from Zero


Agathe Snow: All Access World, for the Deutsche Guggenheim

"If you create a place where everyone could be the best at what they make, then it is a perfect world."
Malthus would grumble, but it's a succinct and useful idea for a small group of people working to establish something interesting.

Image of the Day

This just looks to me like February in the West.

Masao Yamamoto, #1508 (silver gelatin print).
[click to enlarge]

Yamamoto's 5th exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery,

, opens on February 24.
See more of Yamamoto's work at his website.

Special Analog Set

Shabazz Palaces "4 Shadows" from Shabazz Palaces (2010)

The snare in that song is an entire world unto itself and combined with the other things going on I find the production mind-blowing, especially when I listen to it in the Jeep.

Sub Pop recording artists Shabazz Palaces and Thee Satisfaction perform live at
Neumos in Seattle TONIGHT.
See also:

Shabazz Palaces interviews Thee Satisfaction
Thee Satisfaction interviews Shabazz Palaces

Artwork by Dumb Eyes

On the Town

St. Valentine's Day Massacre, February 12, 2011

Many more photos after the jump...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Down and Back

Fall 2011 [click to enlarge]


Alexander Wang


Daryl K

Duro Olowu


New Music

Lia Ices Grown Unknown (2011, Jagjaguwar)

Forest Swords Dagger Paths (2010, Olde English Spelling Bee / Revolver). See also: Forest Swords mixes at Gorilla vs. Bear

Puro Instinct Headbangers in Ecstasy (2011, Mexican Summer)

Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 (2011, Kranky/Iris)

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday (2010, Cash Money). I'm as surprised as you are, but I can't front – the girl has style, skills, and swagger.

Image of the Day

Another cool collaboration from Ohne Titel – last season they worked with Tauba Auerbach, and the SS2011 campaign features Iranian-born artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat. When I worked in Soho I used to see this woman walking around – sometimes alone, sometimes with her family – and I wondered who she was. I was already a fan of her work so it was funny when I realized she was the great Shirin Neshat.

I just noticed that the New York Times posted a short video of Neshat discussing her shoot for Ohne Titel and her feelings on fashion meeting art, among other things – watch at (which reminds me, the Times' featured Neshat's Soho loft in the Home section awhile back – click here to see).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall 2011

.(click images to enlarge)

more at

Words and Verbs

Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you could do away with it.
It would be like doing away with civilization.

--Bill Cunningham

In the Studio

. The extremely talented Ashley Helvey – felt artist, stylist, art director, blogger, ʜᴎᴦᴙ ᴳᵀᴴᴿ ...god knows what else she might have in store.

Bonus: here's a song that Glasser composed for one of Ashley's felt installations at a gallery in L.A. (you can see the piece in the background).

Image of the Day

Sonic Youth's self-released soundtrack/score for the French film Simon Werner a Disparu is out today – get it directly from

Monday, February 14, 2011

Time Won't Give Me Time

The romantic and impulsive side of me really wants to jump on a plane to New York tomorrow to catch this while I still can: Christian Marclay's The Clock at Paula Cooper Gallery, which closes this weekend. The work is a 24-hour film, composed entirely of cinematic excerpts depicting varying encounters with time. It also unfolds in real time, Warhol-Empire-style, so that the depiction of time on screen tracks that in real life, and vice versa.

I've always had kind of an obsession with the concept of time – its elasticity and elusiveness, and the stubborn mystery it creates for our understanding of the universe and our place in it. So the idea of experiencing time in the way that Marclay's piece presents seems exciting and potentially revelatory. I also love the idea of mining disparate moments from the past to tell a story that exists completely in the here and now. From a viewer's perspective, it seems to offer the possibility of simultaneously perceiving presence in both the physical world and the one that is unfolding onscreen.

But I'll never know ... not enough time.

From the gallery's website; more info here:
While constructed from a dizzying variety of periods, contexts and film genres whose storylines seem to have shattered in a multitude of narrative shards, The Clock uncannily proceeds at a unified pace as if re-ordered by the latent narrative of time itself. Because it is synchronized with the local time of the exhibition space, the work conflates cinematic and actual time, revealing each passing minute as a repository of alternately suspenseful, tragic or romantic narrative possibilities.
And while we're at it, on this Valentine's Day:

Culture Club, Time (Clock of the Heart) (1982)

(Solid Gold #1!)

I Heard You


Vivian Girls "I Heard You Say" from Share the Joy (available April 12 from Polyvinyl)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Best Fashion Show is On the Street


Bill Cunningham New York trailer. More info here and check out Cunningham's "On the Street" column in the Sunday New York Times (with weekly audio slideshows online at More stuff I've posted about Bill Cunningham here.