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Billykirk Book

By Tom Ran

Published: April 14, 2014 under Publishing

A well-worn Billykirk belt

Photo: Tatsuro Nishimura for Billykirk

It’s been five years since we first met Chris and Kirk Bray from Billykirk and embarked on our short film series. The brothers were already ten years in to their small business of making hand crafted leather goods. This year they’re celebrating their 15th anniversary by putting together a book featuring well-wormed items from past customers. Belts, wallets, bags, everything under the Billykirk sun will be included. They’re currently taking submissions. Just send a photo of your item to info@billkirk.com. If chosen, your item will be photographed and published in the book along with your name and story. All participants will get a signed copy of the book from Chris and Kirk.

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Collective Quarterly at Modern Anthology

By Tom Ran

Published: April 8, 2014 under Publishing

The Collective Quarterly launch at Modern Anthology.

Photo: Collective Quarterly

Nearly a year after we mentioned the Collective Quarterly on The Scout, we’re finally going to see the fruits of their labor. On the heels of their Chicago launch, they’re bringing the celebration to Brooklyn. Modern Anthology in Dumbo, will be hosting an event this Thursday evening to commemorate the release. They will be giving away a copy of issue 0, a Faribault Woolen Mills travel blanket in collaborating with Collective Quarterly, a framed print from the issue, and much more. Meet the team behind the publication and see many of the photographs up close. The event will be from 6-9 in their Dumbo storefront at 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY. RSVP at rsvp@modernanthology.com.

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Stay Wild

By Tom Ran

Published: March 31, 2014 under Publishing

Stay Wild issue 1

Photo: Stay Wild

There will always be a forum for niche markets and sub-sub-genres on the web no matter how defined your interests are. However, it’s not always the case in the tactile world. The marketplace can be limited in print and media to your interest and a newsstand can only hold so many magazines. But change is on the horizon. Day after day we’re seeing launches of new magazine that are becoming more niche. Coming out of Portland, Oregon is Stay Wild, a new quarterly that combines “the wonder of travel, the excitement of action sports, and the beauty of outdoor lifestyle.” It’s the first of its kind and most impressive of all, it’s free. The first issue features and interview with Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes of Land, wild boar hunting in the jungles of Oahu, American hiking boots made in China, and profiles on motorcycle riding, moped loving, and surfing adventurists. The first printed issue is out now in selected shops, but for those who can’t find a copy, there’s always the web. The entirety of issue one is published on Issuu. via Cool Hunting

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Modern Originals

By Tom Ran

Published: March 25, 2014 under Publishing

Modern Originals by Leslie Williamson

Photo: Leslie Williamson

Photographer Leslie Williamson’s followup to her highly successful book, Handcrafted Modern will see it’s debut next month. Modern Originals is the European counterpart to Handcrafted. It gives us a rare look into the homes of world renown midcentury designers and architects. Like Carlo Mollino’s eccentric apartment in Turin, where he devoted an entire room to his death. Or Robin and Lucienne Day, multi-talented designers that have drawn comparisons to their American equivalent, the Eames. The book also includes homes of Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Finn Juhl, and many others. Modern Originals: At Home with MidCentury European Designers will be released on April 15 through Rizzoli. If you were one of the many people to have funded the project on Kickstarter you’ve already secured yourself a copy, otherwise order yours from Amazon.

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Cabin Porn The Book

By Tom Ran

Published: March 6, 2014 under Publishing

Cabin Porn the book

Photo: Cabin Porn

Since 2009, Zach Klein and his cohorts have been inspiring people to go forth into the wilderness to build wooden shelters with their incredibly aspirational blog, Cabin Porn. Klein purchased a plot of land just north of New York City and started to build a community of cabins with friends that they called Beaver Brook. What transpired was a photo documentation of the progress. A hidden and private enclave that the group would tease to the world. Photographer Noah Kalina captured much of the progress and now the group is set to publish a book. Along with the documentation of Beaver Brook, ten other cabins will be included as well as hundreds of other cabins shared by the community. The book will be published by Little Brown. No release date has been announced but there’s a sign up for the waiting list.

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Tell Me Something: Advice from Documentary Filmmakers

By Tom Ran

Published: February 21, 2014 under Publishing

Tell Me Something: Advice from Documentary Filmmakers

Photo: Film First

As fans of documentary films and participants of our own we look forward to what directors have to say about their own experiences in this field. Tell Me Something: Advice from Documentary Filmmakers is a book that was self published through a successful Kickstarter campaign from last year. It features some of the best directors working as documentarians today including Errol Morris, Martin Scorsese, Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Albert Maysles, Gary Hustwit and many others. Strand Books will be hosting a panel discussion with a few of the directors from the book. To attend the event, you can purchase your copy online or in person at their store or buy a $20 gift certificate. The discussion will take place next Monday at Strand’s Union Square store.

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FEATURES

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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Classic Car Club

By Tom Ran
Owners Michael Prichinello and Zac Moseley in front of a 1965 Shelby Cobra

Photo: Tuukka Koski

Michael Prichinello has a passion for life and speed. His eyes light up whenever he talks about one of his cars or a motorcycle project he’s working on with a…

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What’s In Store? – Outlier

By Andrew Craig
Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens of Outlier

Photo: Rose Callahan

Outlier’s conceptions is a testament to the uniquely serendipitous moments that life sometimes offers. Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens wanted to design a new breed of functional, smartly…

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