I can’t remember where I came across this print by Mareike Auer, but I really love it for it’s simplicity (and the fox, duh). It’s called The Story About Me and the Fox, and comes in 4 sizes and are all signed and dated. I think this would look awesome in a bathroom or a kitchen, something quirky to spice an area up. Can anyone say holiday gift?
My love/hate affair with Monocle continues. As I previously wrote about Monocle’s City Guides, I love a lot of the stuff they do, but they can be equally annoying and pompous. So what do I do? I buy a bottle of their cologne, Scent One: Hiroki. The cologne is a team up with Comme des Garcons, created by their perfumer Antoine Maisondieu.
The bottle came with a card that describes the scent:
“The inspiration for this fragrance comes from a perfectly still, slightly chilly spring morning spent soaking in an indoor/outdoor tub at the Tawaraya in Kyoto. It pulls together our memory of the mosses and trees outdoors, and sharp notes of the boxy, hinoki tub.”
Gag me with an F’ing stick.
That being said, it is one of the most amazing smells I’ve ever encountered. It’s a unisex cologne, but I’d say it’s extremely masculine smelling. It’s very woodsy, but thankfully you don’t smell like your grandpa. The other ridiculous thing about this cologne is that it costs around $150. I know, insane. But it’s honestly amazing, so if you ever have the chance to sample I highly encourage you to do it, because it’s hard to smell a cologne being sold in a magazine.
P.S. I took that photo on my dining room table, though it may not look like it. I just thought that was funny.
I’ve really been enjoying the work of Canadian illustrator/designer Jared Nickerson today. He’s got this style that kind of reminds me of a mix between Friends With You and Genevieve Gauckler, lots of bold shapes and fun critters. The piece above is titled Comfy Coma, and I love the stark black and white with the old timey background. Most of his work is a lot more brightly colored, but I’m really digging this one a lot. Be sure to check out the rest of his stuff, he’s got a lot of it!
This morning I woke up at 7am with a drive to get shit done, and shit was definitely done. Not really planning on it, I decided to pop over to Space 15 Twenty, a”retail experiment” created by the folks over at Urban Outfitters which allows them “to collaborate with creative brands we find inspiring and interesting.” I parked in front of the Space, walked up, and started taking photos, no one said anything to me, so I was able to get some pretty cool shots. Basically what they’ve done is taken a big warehouse off of Sunset Blvd. and turned into a hipster strip mall, and I don’t mean that in a negative way whatsoever.
The Space so far features Urban Outfitters, Alife, What Comes Around Goes Around, Hennessey + Ingalls, We The Free, Snack Bar, Samantha Pleet, and Hope Gallery. The space is absolutely amazing, lots of natural woods, exposed bricks, and little nooks and crannies to explore. Space 15 Twenty opens today/tonight officially, so if you’re in the LA area you should definitely pop over and check it out, though I’m sure it’s gonna be a hot mess.
There are a ton of photos under the cut as well, so be sure to check those out!
P.S. How rad is that giant Andy Rementer billboard?!
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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!