David Hart & Co. Bow Ties

If you haven’t caught wind of it yet, bow ties are making a big comeback this fall. But finding the right one for me has been a challenge so far. But I was sent a link to David Hart & Co. who’s busting out some amazing Scottish wool bow ties in some crazy tartan patterns. These little puppies are hand made in New York by union craftsman, which explains the $115 price tag that comes along with them. Check out the rest of the his ties as well, they’re doing some really fun things over there.

Nicked from Valet Mag

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

November 11, 2008 / By

The Muppet Whatnot Workshop at FAO Schwarz

When I was a little kid I loved me some Muppets, as I think a lot of people were. FAO Schwarz has taken this love of wonderful puppet friends and given you the chance to crate your own friend with The Muppet Whatnot Workshop! They’ve now given you the tools to mix and match body parts, a body, eyes, nose, hair and outfit, to create an original character to match your style. My creation is the one you see above, I guess he’s some sort of old, nerdy, anchorman? There are a bunch of fun parts to make your own Muppet-y friend, so check it out, it’s a good time for everyone!

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

November 11, 2008 / By

Teen Creep / A Kitsune Noir Mix by James Kane

Teen Creep / A Kitsune Noir Mix by James Kane
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Well, it’s been a couple weeks since the HELLAWEEN mixtape mixed by Punchy, which you guys downloaded over 3,000 times, so I thought I’d treat you all to a fresh one. This time around is a mix by a young up-and-coming DJ from Australia by the name of James Kane, aka Teen Creep. James has been doing a lot of remixes lately, and DJ’s locally around Melbourne, sneaking into clubs and getting kids dancing.

His mix is an eclectic collection of tunes from all over the place, and make for an awesome late night dance party. There are also a couple James’ own remixes on there, so be sure to check those out in particular. As per usual the artwork was done by myself, based off of some photos that James had sent me. Enjoy!

01 Back of the Van (Fred Falke Remix) by Ladyhawke
02 The Day (James Kane Remix) by Appaloosa
03 Hearthrob by James Kane ft. Carstein Bruhn
04 Out of Touch by Hall & Oates
05 Weather Girl by The Similou
06 Erotic City (Computer Club Remix) by Prince
07 Chip by Jupiter
08 Fix Up Solsbury Hill by Gregg Sandwich
09 Top Cop Mega Heat by Error Love
10 Leni (Crystal Castels Remix) by Goodbooks
11 Ghostbusters (Don Rimini Remix) by Ray Parker Jr.
12 100% by Chromeo
13 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Mighty Mi Remix) by Elton John & Kiki Dee
14 Your Tiny Mind (Lifelike Remix) by Relaxation

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Bobby Solomon

November 10, 2008 / By

Scenes from Antarctica on The Big Picture

I’m totally loving this new set from The Big Picture, featuring lots of great photos from Antarctica. It seem like such a surreal place that just happens to be filled with the cutest land birds ever. The photo above was taken at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and in the foreground you can see sastrugi, which are ridges of snow formed by wind erosion. It’s almost like the film noir version of The Empire Strikes Back!

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Bobby Solomon

November 10, 2008 / By

Things That Made Up My Weekend

This weekend was a pretty fun one for me, though it felt like it went by way too fast. But I thought I’d share a few of the things I did with you all, one or some of them might spark something in some of you!

1) Los Angeles Derby Dolls
I went and saw the LA Derby Dolls play the championship match between the Sirens and the Tough Cookies, and OMG it was so damn exciting! I’ve never been to a roller derby match before, so I wasn’t really sure how it worked, but I picked it up rather quickly and it was a total blast. My favorite skater was Mila Minute, a jammer for the Sirens. That girl was unstoppable, and scored a ton of points. In the end the Tough Cookies won though, but all involved had a great time.

2) Kentucky Mint Julep at Seven Grand
After Derby Dolls my crew rolled down to Seven Grand for some mint juleps, my favorite being the Kentucky version. It’s served in an authentic julep cup and is quite strong and syrupy, but it’s watered down by the scoop of crushed ice they put on top of it. It’s like a delicious alcoholic snow cone!

3) Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
My friend Max let me borrow Franny and Zooey on Friday and I couldn’t put it down, it totally entranced me. The book is kind of odd, it’s basically about the Glass family, though this book concentrates on the youngest brother and sister, Franny and Zooey. Franny starts to have a slight nervous breakdown, and her brother Zooey tries to help her through it. Reading it, I realized it was near identical to The Royal Tenenbaums, and sure enough, Wes Anderson was totally inspired by it, especially the bathroom scene. It’s a short, fun read, I’d highly recommend it.

4) Grey Microplush Blanket
Somehow when I moved into my apartment I lost both of my blankets… how do people lose blankets? Anyhow, I needed a new one, so I popped by Target and grabbed this amazing grey microplush (aka heaven) blanket for $50. I have full sized bed, but I went with the king size blanket, because I’m kind of a whore for big blankets. I took a nap with it yesterday, and slept like a baby last night. Viva la blankets!

5) Bande à part
After reading Franny and Zooey I was feeling a bit nostalgic, so I decided to watch a little Godard as I fell asleep last night. My choice was Bande à part, a wonderful little film about love, robbery, and deception. That makes it sound worse than it is, it’s a pretty silly movie, but I enjoy it.

6) David Bowie
The last thing on my list of things I did this weekend is David Bowie. My roommate showed me the episode of Flight of the Conchords where David Bowie shows up in that dudes dream, and it totally got me in the mood for him. I listened to Space Oddity mostly, I really love everything Janine and beyond, aka Side Two of the record. Random, I know.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

November 10, 2008 / By

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