With the Spring launch of their new collection, Blood Is The New Black are back with some seriously epic artists. Cali Dewitt and Jesse Spears are new to the BITNB roster and their sweetly innocent designs will become fast favorites of everyone who views them. The 'Hope In A Jar' tee from Cali is seriously the best.
We've posted Zoo York artist series decks before but when they're this stunning how can we not? According to Matt and Mark Owens, their "Urbane Jungle" series represents "the socio-cultural realms of Literature, Architecture, The Arts, Transit, Food and Tourism". Shred-ready and heady.
Looptopia, Chicago's all night arts and culture jump-off, is invading our 20 State St. store this Friday nite. The event runs 7pm to midnite but you can catch Company of Thieves (that's them pictured above) at 7:30 and Raise High the Roof Beam at 8:30. Fix up, look sharp!
We like the washed out, sunset-y palette Samantha Hahn uses in her illustrations. We also like the idea of flying shoes quite a bit so she's scored twice with us.
So you've seen her clothes and sunglasses, but have you checked out the amazing jewelry that Karen Walker has been turning out? Photographed with some of best presentation I've ever seen, every one of her pieces is incredibly designed and no detail is spared.
We're not the types to drop the coin or get on a wait list for one of Hermès' Birkin bags. But we would spring for simple, functional accessories like their roll-able felt travel tray. (Via Journal-Inc.)
The Spring/Summer weather is finally being felt by New Yorkers. That's why we decided to take a trip out to Fort Tilden, a former United States Army Installation in the New York City borough of Queens. It is pretty amazing out there, seeing that military installations on the site date back to the War of 1812. Abandoned buses, houses, and warehouses remain on the grounds, sitting right next to baseball fields and the beach. If you are in NY this Summer, it's definitely worth the subway ride out, just to be able to explore and make it your new Summer jump off! (Via Spacey Tracy.)
Loving these vegan-friendly bags from Matt & Nat. With a barrage of colors and styles, the nylon pink and faux worn-in leather has to be my favorite. I also love the placement of the zipper. Could this be the new It Bag?
We've seen our fair share of sneaker customizations, but Shauna Mae at Slipoffs does it up right (bonus points for nerding out with the Darth/Yoda combo).
A co-worker here at UO Blog HQ let me know that the Memphis Taproom, which opened this past Tuesday in lovely Port Richhmond, served up some mighty fine comestibles. And for those of you readers who are of age, their libations ain't too shabby either.
Issue no. 1 of NEWWORK -a large-format biannual- is out and features contributions solely from New Yorkers. And while the content seems to skew a little brainy (you guys are brainy, right?), they haven't forgotten their art-for-the-masses roots. All the pages are separable; they can be put up on the wall as art pieces. Nice. (Via The Style Press.)
Check out Iggy & Lou Lou if you're into killer jewelry. My favorite has to be their 'I Will Eat You Alive' collection which features bites taken out of their fine porcelain necklaces and attacking bears that have been dipped in gold.
If we admit our weakness for Zooey Deschanel, (we used her music in our latest video remember?) we'll also mention that we're softies for Erin Featherston and Ellen Von Unwerth as well. This is Erin's latest fashion video, in all it's ragamuffin, pop-influenced glory, directed by Ellen and starring the amazing Zooey.
Ryan and Sarah from Lab Partners got in touch to let us know about their sweet letterpress and gocco work. The only thing missing from this print that we can detect is a Mission burrito. Otherwise, it's pure SF bliss.
Like we've said many times before, we love when tell us about your work. Joyce Kim got in touch to let us know that she's repping B'More and her new site is up. Not only did we like her site layout, but we loved her work as well (and there's lots of it!)
With a history of working behind the scenes with some of the best fashion houses, illustrator Nawel knows the details of each piece all too well.
Umbro has been outfitting the burliest bros in sports since 1920. And while you might not find yourself in a proper scrum or scrapping on the pitch anytime soon, you can still rock the same pair of checkerboard Rios that helped many a young dude score style points when delivering his pick-up lines at the mall. Bonus: Head to our stores, where we just got 'em in.