Nike has teamed up again with textile designer Maharam on another batch of shoes which are exclusive to their 21 Mercer store. There are two different styles in three different patterns; a Blazer High in a check patter (which looks a hell of a lot like Louis Vuitton hi-top), a Blazer High in basket weave pattern and an Oregon Waffle (read: low-top) which comes in a stripe of sorts.
Overall I think these shoes pretty damn beautiful. I love the fact these are pretty much all blacks, but with the addition of patterns and textures it definitely gives these a ton of character. I wish I could afford a pair of those checked Blazer Highs, those are totally my favorite.
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For our second round of interviews we’re talking to British gentleman Jez Burrows about his poster for the book Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Jez has a very simplistic, but bold and graphic style that he employs, making the most of as little as possible. He’s worked for clients such as The New York Times, Time, Wired and Monocle to name a few.
Here’s what he had to say about his poster.
Why did you choose Walden?
I couldn’t choose one absolute favourite novel, so I narrowed it down to a shortlist. I’d initially attempted to do something on Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, but quickly discovered I was losing my mind and was seeing too many cats and soldiers in my dreams.
Walden appeals to me because while it’s certainly a book about society, self-reliance, and solitude (besides a hundred other things), the setting fascinates me. I’m originally from a very rural area in the south west of England, and there’s something remarkable about taking your thoughts to the woods.
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Last night I saw A Single Man, Tom Ford’s directorial debut about an Englishman in Los Angeles who’s trying to cope with the death of his partner. It was funny because I saw it at a tiny theater at the Landmark which was filled with two and three seat leather couches. It definitely added to the experience. I can definitely say I was really excited to see this film and I didn’t leave disappointed. Tom Ford is simply a man with amazing visual aesthetics, and watching his work come to life on film was an absolute treat. I definitely suggest you seeing this if even slightly interested.
Continue reading under the cut for my full review along with potential spoilers.
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I came across the work of Ivan Puig and was totally mesmerized by what I saw. The installation above is titled Hasta Las Narices and features a car which appears to be drowning in milk. In his list of materials he states pigment, water and glass, but where each of these start and end I have no idea. But the effect is absolutely brilliant and unreal. The rest of his work is interesting as well but they just don’t appeal to me as much as this installation does.
Found through SwipeLife
I’ve been following Mr. Ben Pieratt on Twitter for a little bit now and secretly I’ve been obsessed with his logo designs since then. I’m not really sure if any of these are logos for real companies or not, but it really doesn’t matter, they’re all pretty damn amazing.
The three above were some of my favorites. The Farm League logo looks like it might have been done 50 years ago or last Wednesday, it’s got a timeless feel though the usage of red and black certainly gives it a very contemporary feeling. The other two logos look like they belong on the side of a sake bottle perhaps, or they should be the logo of a made-up corporation in a J.J. Abrams movie. The details in these are extraordinary and the color choices couldn’t be more perfect.