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Global Breakfast Radio

By Tom Ran

Published: May 5, 2014 under Announcements

It's morning in America.

Photo: Peter Miller / Global Breakfast Radio

Mornings are not for everyone but it is for Seb Emina. With the morning comes the first meal of the day and his obsession with it. He has devoted a lot time discussing the importance of breakfast. Emina is the author of The Breakfast Bible, editor of The London Review of Breakfast, and recently wrote an article in The Gentlewoman devoted to what else? Breakfast. He’s now partnered with Daniel Jones to create Global Breakfast Radio. A 24 hour stream that aggregates 250 radio stations in more than 120 countries that outputs 50 different languages. It took the men a year of research and development for the project to come to fruition. Global Breakfast Radio streams broadcasts from wherever the sun has just risen. Imagine yourself in a diner at midnight ordering a platter of eggs and bacon while listening to a broadcast from London, England or just as you wind down for the evening, a broadcast from half way around the world sends its blurry eye listeners tunes to begin the day. It’s an interesting way to drop into a culture that is hours away from yours. (via Fantastic Man)

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Shinola & Steven Alan Block Party

By Tom Ran

Published: April 28, 2014 under Announcements

Shinola & Steven Alan Block Party

Photo: Shinola

Though summer won’t be here for another two months, Shinola and Steven Alan are kicking off their roadshow and the warm season with a block party. They’re doing it right by taking over Franklin Street in Tribeca, from the Annex (103 Franklin St) to Shinola (188 Franklin St). Steven Alan will be on hand at the shops and is offering 20% off on any Steven Alan products. Shinola will be offering complimentary monogramming. Roberta’s will be taking care of the food and drinks will be provided by George Dickel. Sharktooth, a favorite vintage textile shop of ours and one we included in the Shinola bike tour, has selected a few of their stock for the Shinola Tribeca store. It all takes place this Thursday from 6-9pm.

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Collections

By Tom Ran

Published: May 20, 2013 under Announcements

A collection of vintage backpacks on view at Pilgrim Surf + Supply

Photo: Daniel Bernauer

What we collect and why we collect has long been a fascination of ours. Today we launch our first feature on Collection, a new series that looks into a collector’s stock and to understand the value they place on these objects.

Brooklyn based designer Jordan Viray has long been a collector. His apartment is filled with art, vintage finds from flea markets, and backpacks – many, many backpacks. His collection began in 2010 and has gradually grown over the past two and a half years to an impressive assemblage of outdoor and climbing packs from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. See what the significance of these backpacks are and the innovation that came from this era that is just as relevant today as it was then.

We collaborated with Pilgrim Surf + Supply to showcase a select few of Jordan Viray’s vintage backpacks. They are now on view at their shop in Williamsburg. 68 N 3 St, Brooklyn, NY.

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Moonrise Kingdom Giveaway

By Tom Ran

Published: May 21, 2012 under Announcements

Two winners will receive, a cooler, soundtrack, patches (set of two), t-shirt, and a canteen.

Photo: Focus Features

We’re devoting the entire week of posts to camping and the great outdoors. To kick things off we teamed up with Focus Feature with a giveaway for Wes Anderson’s latest film Moonrise Kingdom. It’s been three years since The Fantastic Mr. Fox surprised and entertained us with his stop-motion animation. Anderson returns with a live action comedy set in 1965 on a fictional island off the coast of New England. Sam and Suzy are a couple of 12-year-olds who fall in love and make a secret pact to run away. The cast’s line up seems more fitting for a summer blockbuster rather than a low key comedy, nonetheless it’s a stellar ensemble. Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray returns, as well as a new line up of actors that Anderson has never worked with before including Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton, and Bruce Willis. Moonrise Kingdom opens this Friday at selected theaters in New York and Los Angeles.

The rules are simple and there are several ways to enter your name into the drawing. Either follow us on Twitter or like us onFacebook. Or if you already have, tweet about the giveaway and include #moonrisekingdom and @thescout and link to the giveaway. The prizes include a cooler, the soundtrack, a set of two patches, a t-shirt, and a canteen. We’ll select two people from a random drawing and announce the winner next Monday. Good luck!

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New Yorker Festival 2011

By Tom Ran

Published: August 30, 2011 under Announcements

New Yorker Festival 2011

Photo: New Yorker

Some will disagree but fall may be the best season in New York. The temperature finally subsides bringing a crispness to the air that is welcoming. The season also brings a sizable amount of events and festivals. One being the cornerstone of all fall events, the New Yorker Festival. This annual event brings together the brightest minds in literature, film, music and food. This year’s highlight include a tour with Frank Gehry through 8 Spruce Street, a talk with Malcolm Gladwell on the virtues of obnoxiousness, a conversation and meal with April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, a discussion beyond the ferns with Zach Galifianakis and Andy Borowitz and so much more. Brooklynvegan got a jump start on the lineup even before festival’s site. Tickets will go on sale September 9th starting at noon.

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The Burning House

By Tom Ran

Published: May 10, 2011 under Announcements

The Burning House project: Melissa Howard

Photo: Foster Huntington

That photo with a boot in midair set against the skyline of Manhattan? That’s Foster Huntington’s, a photographer with an obsession over American lifestyle and “the ideas, stories, and philosophy behind clothing.” He’s been capturing the rural and urban settings of America with his camera for some time. In his latest project, The Burning House, he gives up his lens and hands over the photo duty to his subjects and asks the simple question – If your house was burning, what would you bring with you? Similar to what makes other photo blogs intriguing is the glimpse you get into the possessions of individuals. This project however, is approached from a different perspective. Some of the items are anything but practical but the sentimental weight behind them is more than justified. The site just launched but it’s already off to a good start with contributions from David Coggins, Melissa Howard, Porter Hovey, and others.

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FEATURES

Alya Kazakevich

By Raven Keller
Alya Kazakevich in her shop in the Lower East Side

Photo: Rose Callahan

On a damp and muggy summer morning on the Lower East Side, Alya Kazakevich slowly stitched up the edges of a leather coin purse and recalled her childhood in Eastern…

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Workstead

By Tom Ran
Partners Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler

Photo: Samuel Bristow

Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, are the partners behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009,…

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M.Nii John Moore

By Tom Ran
M.Nii Tailor, Waianae, Hawaii 1959

Photo: Tom McBride

The photo is one of the few relics that remain of M.Nii’s history. An image that recalls the golden age of American surf culture. Three friends in front…

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