Monday, August 30, 2010

sweet tape art from Aakash Nihalani via Boooooom. Definitely check out his site for more.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Melvin Galapon

Monday, August 23, 2010

everyone in LA should go to James Jean portrait show at the Phillip Lim Flagship Store.

Friday, September 10th, 2010
3.1 Phillip Lim
631 N. Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood
jenny holzer at risd, my freshman year. still remember sitting right across from it trying to read the whole thing.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

there is a hole in my shoe, i need a patch job like this. via the sartorialist.

i like the solid blacks in this picture. Erika Kurihara and crew.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Mast Brothers from The Scout on Vimeo.

"The life of a mariner is one given over to wanderlust—the quest for adventure, crossing unseen horizons to secure precious goods—only to bring them back to their home port. This same love of adventure and curiosity defines the brotherhood of Rick and Michael Mast. They share a fiercely independent spirit, leaping into the unknown and trusting that they’ll find the answer through endurance and dedication to their craft.

They began their voyage in their apartment, using a homemade machine to process cacao beans. Over time they cultivated their creation, sourcing beans from family farms in Madagascar, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Each bar is handmade with incredible reverence for the process and history of chocolate. They are bound in ornamental papers and golden foil like a collection of rare books. Each bar offers its own story of flavors, and no two are exactly alike.

The Mast Brothers are now planning to navigate the mighty Atlantic, sailing to the Dominican Republic in search of beans and a deeper connection with the folks who grow them. Before they begin the next chapter, The Scout spent time with Rick and Michael documenting their story. Photo by Mindy Best."

Billykirk from The Scout on Vimeo.

"Brothers Chris and Kirk Bray have been producing leather goods for the last ten years. They launched Billykirk from Los Angeles in 1999, learning their craft from a third generation leather maker. A simple leather strap kick started the business, a decade later their collection has flourished into other offerings that consists of bags, belts, shoes, wallets, hats and other accessories. Since expanding and moving their operation to the East, they've employed a group of Amish leather makers to produce much of their line, while wrapping up production in their studio. We visited the brothers over the summer to observe their operation first hand and to discover the beauty behind the process. Photo by Rose Callahan"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

whoa. relax to the max.

grays and red.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

home starting september 1st.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman watching Ella Fitzgerald 1948.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

the selby never really disappoints.