I've seriously never seen sequins look as good as they do on Sophie Hulme's elaborate designs. I'd be completely content with wearing this full getup all the time like it was no big deal.
Gareth Moody, who helped to found Ksubi, has gone out on his own with Chronicles Of Never. He started out making some of the most amazing jewelry and has recently begun creating some wonderful clothing as well. Chronicles Of Never is sure to be nestled up to your Ksubi jeans in no time.
This Saturday nite our humble cafeteria, Building 543 in the Navy Yard, will be transformed to host Paine's World, a benefit party we're hosting to help support the Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund in its mission to build Paine's Park, a 2.5 acre skatepark in Center City Philadelphia. There will be artwork from some of the Space 1026 crew, a ramp, demo action from the Nocturnal heads, food, drinks and performances by The Yah Mos Def, Broadzilla, Brendan Bring 'Em and Rock Tits! You can get tix at the door or at one of our Philly locations. Tix are $22 online, $20 in the stores and you gotta be 21 (with ID) to get in. For more details and info on how to get here on the yellow bus, click here.
Cire Trudon are the oldest candle maker in France. They've made candles for the court of Versailles and they've stayed true to their original vegetal wax formula since 1643. This makes them way more O.G. than Ice-T.
Built by a pair of artist/architects who believe that “It’s immoral that people have to die", these reversible destiny lofts are intended to outlaw aging and it's consequences. It wasn't our intention to get super deep here...we like 'em for their whimsy quotient and their colorful exterior. (Via treehugger.)
Creepy...yet somehow amazing at the same time. Sayeth the Tooth Artist: "These tattoos are maybe considered a white collar tattoo. They are seen only when the person that has one wants to share what they have, by pulling their cheek out so it could be seen." Nicely done. We want to know who commissioned the Amy Winehouse tooth.
This Nerd Watch Museum is deep. It's like take a 3 hour lunch deep. Don't say we didn't warn you.
FOUOB (Friend of the UO Blog) DJ King Shade just let us know that he'll be spinning 45s at The Getty's Summer weekly this Friday nite, June 27. Do yourself a favor and get there. If King Shade has his way you'll get schooled in the ways of 80s dancehall and new Sub Pop noise duo No Age are also bringing their noisy ruckus to the bill. The event is free and starts at 6pm. You can't miss.
There is no need, we repeat, no need to question whether Columbus, OH knows how to shake it's ass. When !!! hit the stage at our Columbus store, people got freakier than a P-Funk show. This is yet another reason why you need to get thee to one of the FreeYrRadio in stores this Summer. This event was hosted by the internet-only Ohio.fm, a small station of do-gooders who bring it to you raw and uncut from the Ohio State campus. (Donate to Ohio.fm.)
Pretty obsessed with Spring & Clifton right now. Their racerback with mesh bra is already a staple this summer for a few girls I know and it's obvious why. What's also cool is they keep a daily blog full of the things they find inspirational, check it out for sure.
Since we can't get there as often as we'd like (read: that means ever) we definitely take any Japanese art and design culture we can get, especially when it's wrapped up in a book like Tokyolife.
Ok, these felt nerd glasses are genius. Can't say that we've seen something this rad from the felting set ever. They're made by an English lass named Laura, who goes by Lupin and you can find more of her felty goodness (disguises, brooches, pins and suchlike) over on Etsy. (Via Craft:blog.)
If there's one thing we know, it's that our readers can get their craft on with the best of them. With that in mind we set up a new DIY Flickr Pool so we can see how you turn this into that. And as a bonus, we put together a nice little "How-To" that shows you 8 different ways to make tapestry magic. Download the PDF.
Hirshhorn After Hours is this Friday, June 20, from 8pm to midnight. Just ten bucks in advance for the bumpingest museum party you've ever been to (and your last chance to catch DJ People's Champion before he jetsets out of DC); the night is notorious for selling out early so don't say we didn't warn you.
This skateboard with built in gladiator flats is good in theory but I don't think you'd want to show up at your local skatepark with it. Greece Is For Lovers are claiming you could pose it 'til you make it, which goes to say you could take some great photos with this strapped to your feet.