A few weeks back I went on this epic shopping trip to the Urban Outfitters in Burbank, hearing good stories about them having couches and tons of great stuff. It turns out they were right, and one of the awesome things I found was this sweet pillow designed by Damien Correll as a part of that Nylon Mag collab they had with UO. I’ve slept on this pillow, and it’s real comfortable, and the stark black and white look great on the gray of my couch.
Sadly, the pillow is no longer for sale on the UO site, so check around and maybe you can find one for yourself. On a side note, the red plaid blanket was something I found in an antique store in Sacramento. It’s a Troy Robe blanket from the 50′s and I’m absolutely in love with it. The best part? It was only $12. Gem find.
This weekend I took a ton of photos of random things from my life that I thought everyone might enjoy, so the next five or six posts will be kind of all over the place. To start things off really randomly, is a deodorant. When I was in Roseville for X-mas, I desperately needed some deodorant, so I decided to hit up the new Whole Foods that recently opened. I was a bit frightened… I don’t need some Tom’s of Maine, hippy, patchouli smelling, bull shit… I just want some deodorant.
But then I stumbled across the amazing deodorant called Organic Grooming by Herban Cowboys. I was immediately drawn to it by the black packaging and it’s silver ink, very masculine and clean and restrained. So visually, I was satisfied. But what about the smell? Well, they’ve created their own scent called Dusk, which is very manly, sort of an old school deodorant smell, but really nice and subtle.
But that wasn’t all. The deodorant is also 100% vegan, and it contains no dyes, alcohol, or aluminum. Aluminum is thought to cause Alzheimer’s and alcohol and make your pits burn, so this, in my opinion, is a gem of the deodorant world. I know this post reeks of corporate shilling, but honestly it’s a great deodorant and an excellent alternative to all of those major brands.
Check out their whole line of products, including soap, cologne, shave cream, and after shave, all of which you can pick up on Amazon.
I wanted to start the first wallpaper of 2009 off right, so I decided my roommate Garrett Vander Leun deserved the honor, since he’s an amazing illustrator and my BFF. Garrett was asked to do a piece by this college magazine called Algemeen Nijmeegs Studentenblad, the theme being about tall vs. small people, or something like that. So Garrett dug into his past and came up with some of his favorite characters from movies and TV, and pitted them in this epic battle.
I think my favorite parts are Jen cutting up Andre the Giant, who in turn doesn’t give a shit and continues to beat on the coroner from Wizard of Oz. My other part is Hagrid who is almost accidentally crushing the Mayor of Oz, that dude is getting straight up MANGLED!
ANS also did an interview with Garrett which, if you’re luck enough to be able to read Dutch, you can check out by clicking here. If you don’t read Dutch though, +KN reader Thomas Vanhuyse was awesome enough to translate it to English. It’s definitely an odd little interview, so be sure to check it out, it’s a good time.
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To continue my Copenhagen yet one step further, commenter Jeppe suggested I check out the video above as they parkour at a building in Copenhagen which I think is called VM Mountain. I watched the video and it’s pretty cool, as most parkour is, as is the building they’re running through. But then I checked it against Kim HÃ¸ltermand’s site, who I just posted about below, and it turns out he took photos of the building as well. So it’s kind of neat to be able to see the building with people moving around in it, as well as from an beautifull photographed angle as well.
Watch the video above, which is a trailer for MY PLAYGROUND, coming out this summer.
And check out Kim’s photos of VM Mountain by clicking here.
After posting the previous post about Copenhagen I already received a ton of comments, you all are so good to me. But I had to single out one commenter in particular because he’s not only quite skilled, but helps exemplify the Copenhagen I would love to see. His name is Kim Høltermand and I’ve posted about him before, almost exactly 11 months ago to the day in fact.
Kim’s photos are absolutely stunning to me, showing the most beautiful angles and environments. They’re always quite moody, oftentimes run down, but he always portrays these scenes in a really creative and fresh way. So when I dream of Copenhagen, the images on his site are exactly what I’m thinking about. Awesome work Kim, and thanks for commenting!