Noriko Ambe

Noriko Ambe

Everlast for Supreme

Everlast and Supreme collaborated on these boxing gloves which will be released as a part of Supreme Fall/Winter collection. Unlikely collaborations like these are the reason why Supreme has gorwn to become arguably the best American streetwear brand. These should be released in the next few weeks.



Resistance for Spring Court

Spring Court and Resistance collaborated on these two versions of the B2 sneaker for Fall/Winter 2008/2009. The shoes contain "tartan fabric uppers, gold eyelets and white laces, the fabric for the uppers is 75% wool, 10% Nylon, 10% Acetate and 5% Polyester." Available now at oki-ni

Arles: Jean-Christian Bourcart

French-born, NY-based photographer Jean-Christian Bourcart, recently unveiled his series of cast-off wedding photos entitled "The Most Beautiful Day Of Life". The collection paints a de-glamourised more realistic human portrait of wedding-day bliss. You can view the photos here at Wallpaper

World's Smallest Book

Renowned German typographer Joshua Reichert will release the world's smallest book in the World Measuring 2.4 x 2.9 mm this week at the Concept Store within Selfridges’ Wonder Room.

The leather bound graphic ABC picture booklet is exclusively produced in the traditional book city of Leipzig where the idea was originally born. It is presented in a wooden box and includes a magnifying glass. “It was printed in the usual way, but all the machinery and tools had to be created in miniature first.” The book is published by Die Gestalten.

Printed in an edition of 300, Selfridges has the last available stock of the title and at £70 a snip for such a collectable item.



Vogue Hommes Japan

Hintmag a sneak peek of the soon to be released debut issue of Vogue Hommes Japan. This samurai-inspired cover shot was taken by Hedi Slimane, with fashion direction by Nicola Formichetti. You can view the preview of the inaugural issue here.

Swarovski Runway Rocks

PhotobucketSwarovski Runway Rocks is a collection of the world's largest collection of cut crystal for fashion, jewellery and interiors designed specifically for runway. Swarovski commissioned sixteen designers around the world to create one-off pieces to help realize their runway vision. The designers, who are all involved in fashion and jewellery, were given to task of finding new expressions for crystal in jewels, and to merge fashion with body ornament. Runway Rocks recently returned to it’s debut city of London on it’s 5th anniversary for a Couture show and exhibition during Coutts London Jewellery Week at the Phillips de Pury Gallery on 11th June. You can view photos from the event via Styledash.

Jeff Koons "Puppy Vase" Re-Release

Jeff Koons' "Puppy Vase" origianlly released on 1998, is set to be re-released by Gagosian in a limited run of 3,000 signed and numbered pieces, each priced at 7'500 USD. The Puppy Vase design took inspiration from Koons's mongo-sized puppy sculpture (1992), which was filled with over seventeen thousand flowers. If you havent had a chance to see the original puppy sculpture at it's many displays around the wordld you can just go to Perter Brants house at see it prominently displayed on his multi-zillion dollar front lawn.


Kaws "Saturated" Exhibition At Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

PhotobucketStreet artists Kaws is ready to infiltrate the gallery art circuit after a brief hiatus. The first of his two upcoming shows will be his "Saturated" exhibition at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery in Miami. The exhibition will run from September 20th until November 15th. You can view the information on the show here

9 Evenings, Zurich

In 1966 years ago the New York art scene experienced an event that would unknowingly pave the way for a new era of collaboration between artists and engineers. "9 Evenings" was a series of performances led by Robert Rauschenberg combining music, theatre, dance, film and video – a groundbreaking collaboration of 10 artists and 30 technicians from Bell Telephone Laboratories amidst the creative whirl of the 1960s. Participants included the likes of John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Öyvind Fahlström, Alex Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Deborah Hay, David Tudor and Robert Whitman, and Rauschenberg. A new exhibition at the Museum of Design in Zurich, Examines 9 evenings from all aspects. You can view information 9 evenings here.



Steven Lippman

Steven Lippman


Baxter of California - Flammable


From the press release: "Baxter of California, the premium men’s grooming line since 1965, expands into the home fragrance category with the introduction of “Flammable,” a series of three soy wax-based candles. Produced in partnership with Joya, a trailblazer in the home fragrance design industry, with packaging design by international art director Marc Atlan, the candles will be available at lifestyle stores, apothecaries, grooming lounges, spas and online at baxterofcalifornia.com in June. "

"Marc, who has designed iconic packaging for Comme des Garçons, Helmut Lang and Yves Saint-Laurent, describes his design for “Flammable” as a “conceptual and chic understatement.”


Wallpaper, Architect Directory 2008

Wallpaper magazine recently compiled a list of the top 50 of the hottest young architects of today as a part of their Architectural Directory 2008. I've visited the majority of architect's sites on the list and aside from the beautiful photography of their building, the websites themselves are amazing as well. You can visit the official website for Wallpaper*’s top 50 here.

The websites for the top 50 young architects below.

Austria Mario Handle

Belgium Sculp(it)

Spain MCP Arquitectura

France Antonini + Darmon

Greece Konstantinos Labrinopoulos - KLAB architects, Dimitrios Tsigos

Netherlands Huiswerk Architecten

Italy Gianfranco Bortolotti

Polonia Mobius Architects, Front Architects

Portugal Pedro Rogado

United Kingdom Scape Architects, John Smart Architects, Glowacka Rennie Architects, Friend and Company, Duggan Morris, Skene Catling de la Pena, Adam Richards

Czech Republic Kamil Mrva Architects

Australia Super Colossal, Bette

China Atelier DeSHaus,

Japan point, naf architect & design Inc. , Kishimoto Kazuhiko / acaa. ISSHO

Canada UCarchitect

Chile Murúa-Valenzuela

United States ,Studio ST Specht Harpman Architects, Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects, noroof Architects, Mayer Sattler-Smith, Front Studio

Mexico, BGP, AT103

South Africa Peerutin Architects, Gregory Katz Architect

Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Collection

Honeyee recently did a feature on Louis Vuitton which gives insight into their lugguage workshop in Asnieres Paris, as well as a look into their Damier Graphite Collection. Vuitton re-launched Damier back in 1996 and in the time since the checkered pattern now accounts for one third of the label’s bag and accessory business. The feature can be viewed here.



Packaging Lamp by David Gardener


This is when packaging becomes the product itself, by David Gardener. In Gardener's own words:

"The pulp structure starts off as the packaging to house the bulb plug wire and socket. When opened, the user removes these electronic parts and repositions them back in the pulp structure in their correct positions where it actually becomes the structure of the lamp, leaving no waste packaging to be thrown away.

The process of molding paper pulp can produce beautifully molded shapes. Due to machinery restrictions the lamps are all hand made, unlike the pulp packaging that is used in the packaging industry. The middle section of the lamp is created to look like a standard turned wood stand, but in fact the shape is entirely determined by the electronic components that are packaged in it during transport."

David Gardener


Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, and Stan Lee Team Up to Tell The Tale of Dina Gottliebova Babbitt


Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, and Stan Lee, have joined forces to tell the story of, Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, a holocaust survivor that used her artistic talents and painted portraits for the infamous “Angel of Death” Dr. Josef Mengele. Dina Babbitt painted watercolor portraits for the evil Nazi doctor for 2 years, with some of those paintings actually surviving. Those paintings can now be seen at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museam in Poland, but Babbitt has wanted them back for a good while now, and the museum refuses to part with them. After a long drawn out fight to retrieve her her paintings back, a 6-page comic has been produced with drawings and contributions from the aforementioned comic book legends. The book, illustrated by Neal Adams, shows a time line of Babbitt’s experiences and why she was chosen to paint portraits of prisoners of the notorious concentration camp. The comic has been presented to major comic book companies in hopes of getting it published, but nothing has come to fruition as of now. You can view it for yourself via the New York Times.


Beautiful Losers Interviews

Artist Barry McGee was interviewed on Art Talk!, but instead of showing himself, he animated the interview with his personal style.

Jeff Koons Set For The Palace of Versailles In France

“In September, one of the worlds highest-paid living artist, Jeff Koons, will invade the Palace of Versaille and (controversially) install up some of his best-known works around the chateau and gardens. The 52-year-old artist will exhibit 12 to 15 of his works, including Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold), which sold in 2007 for $23.7 million, his highly recognizable Balloon Dog (Magenta), and his 1986 chrome steel Rabbit. Versaille’s President Jean-Jacques Aillagon, who previously managed the Palazzo Grassi, Pinault’s contemporary-art museum in Venice, has announced that the show will go from September 10 until December 14.”
via art observed


Limited edition Glenmorangie Tins

Designed by Williams Murray Hamm, this is a limited edition copper tin with diecut reveal


Number (N)ine 2008 Fall/Winter Items

Number (N)ine’s goes Native American.
Source: Huge

Rei Kawakubo for H&M

Comme des Garçons’ founder and head designer Rei Kawakubo will create this autumn’s guest designer collection with H&M, to be launched at the opening of H&M's Tokyo store in November, a week later will be launched worldwide. You can view more shots of the collection via fashionista

Nike Air Max 90 Burger by Olle Hemmendorff

Nike Sportswear has commissioned 8 high-profile creatives to interpret 8 different Nike Sportswear icons. This Air Max 90 by Olle Hemmendorff is the first to be seen and it looks amazing/hilarious to say the least.

Health Care Century

A look at rise of the health care industry during the 20th century. By the Heads of State.


Rick Owens Interview on Dazed Digital

Dazed Digital recently sat down with the American turned Parisian designer. You can read it here

Beautiful Losers "Make Something Events @ VASF



Spring/Summer '09 runway venues.

PhotobucketOften times runway shows are memorable not only for the clothing, but also the design and aesthetic of the runway itself. Venue selection and design are every bit as important as the models and clothing to be presented on them these days. Below are some of the memorable runways from S/S 2009 runway. To see the entire rundown by wallpaper magazine click here.

Above is Dior Homme's runway at the Jardins de l'Observatoire

PhotobucketFendi's minimal backdrop

PhotobucketKilgour's polka dots

PhotobucketRaf Simons at the Lycée Buffon

PhotobucketThe Hermès runway

PhotobucketDries Van Noten's vintage cars

PhotobucketPrada's non-traditional runway

Alakazam for Medicom Fabric

Great collaborative fabric from Alakazam and Medicom. Available now at the Honeyee Store.


Helmut Lang's "Alles Gleich Schwer"

Fashion Designer turned artist Helmut Lang is set unveil his first institutional solo exhibition on August 31 as part of Germany's "Hanover Goes Fashion" festival. HE will display an installation of works consisting of large-scale installations and sculptures, bringing together various "objects and possibilities" that explore the tension between our private and public. "I'm expressing what's important to me with the appropriate form, content and context, through different media and other dimensions," says Lang, who considers his most recent body of work to be a natural progression. Luckily for us who are not fortunate enough to be able to attend the Hanover goes Fashion festival, on September 30th, Absolut, will launch the online virtual experience of Helmut Lang's "Alles Gleich Schwer" allowing the artist’s vision to be accessible to all through Absolut.com/helmutllang.
via JC Report

Canteen Tequila

by Kaliedoscope



Visvim Americana Deck

Visvim are set to unveil the "Americana Deck" as a part of their Fall/Winter 2008 collection on August 9th. As a part of Visvim's "Dissertation on the Future Relationship Between Materials and Technologies in Product Fundamentalism" (read that twice) The Americana Deck, was made using leather from Horween, a 100 year old traditional American tannery. Pretty ill.

via Hiroki Nakamura


Erin Wasson, the Multitasker by Todd Selby


Famed photographer Todd Selby recently did a "day in the life" shoot with supermodel Erin Wasson. It's a nice look at the humble abode of Wasson and her array of vintage clothing. The link can be seen below. While you're there you should check out Selby entire blog. it's pretty interesting.

Erin Wasson, the Multitasker @ Selby

Wasson will also be collabborating with RVCA on a line of clothing to be released Spring 2009. Her blog on RVCA.com can be seen here