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T Magazine Tote Revisited

By Tom Ran

Published: February 13, 2009 under Publishing

T Magazine tote bag designed by Michaël Dal Vecchio

Photo: T Magazine

Books and bags go hand in hand, but what about newspapers and magazines? They’ll work just as well. The New York Times T Magazine produced a limited edition tote bag last fall in conjunction with the release of their fall fashion preview. They were handed out during fashion week with a few given away to their readers. Needless to say they disappeared pretty quickly. The tote has returned, but is only available to subscribers.

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The Word

By Tom Ran

Published: February 12, 2009 under Publishing

January / February issue of The Word, The Lazy Issue

Photo: The Word

While listening to the Monocle Weekly, Robert Bound, the magazine’s Cultural editor, recommended a publication hailing from Brussels, called The Word. The magazine is a cultural mag published bimonthly in English. We found their website with a little bit of googling and was quickly drawn to its clean layout and design but discovered that it was more about the content that makes this magazine great.

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Mike Mills Graphics/Films

By Tom Ran

Published: January 5, 2009 under Publishing

Detail of Graphics/Film, Mike Mills's new book

Photo: Mike Mills

Aaron Rose divulged a little bit of news in August about the release of Mike Mills’s new book. It’s now in production and is scheduled for release on February 1st according to Amazon. Graphics/Films is the first retrospective on Mike Mills, the 176 page book is published by Damiani with Alleged Press.

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Nigo

By Tom Ran

Published: December 5, 2008 under Publishing

Three different cover variations for Bape's latest book

Photo: Rizzoli

Nigo is one of the few people that have fused street wear with high design. Flipping through his latest book, simply titled A Bathing Ape, you can peek into the man’s empire. From one of his first t-shirt designs to his home in Tokyo filled with modern furnishings, artworks, and obsessive toy collection. Nigo will be on hand tomorrow, December 6th starting at 11am at his shop in Soho signing copies of his book. Via Highsnobiety.

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Fantastic Man No. 8

By Tom Ran

Published: November 16, 2008 under Publishing

Mr. Fergus Henderson

Photo: Fantastic Man

There’s a lot of discussion about print and the quality that it has over the web. Several magazines stand out from the throngs of uninspired publications that The Scout will pay a premium for. Coming in at $22 for the latest issue, the autumn / winter edition of Fantastic Man is one of those premium publication that we just can’t pass on. This issue has an insightful article on Tyler Brûlé about the “Me” and “We” relationship he has with his publications.

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Travel Winter T Magazine

By Tom Ran

Published: November 16, 2008 under Publishing

T magazines are being released more frequently this year. Just last weekend the Design and Living Winter issue came out and this weekend sees the Travel Winter edition. Though not a supplement for our wanderlust it is a great inspirational tool to spark an idea for future trips. The cover article visits a small island in Lake Malawi, Africa, called Likoma with accompanying stunning portraits of isolation and comfort. Not in the mood for something so exotic? T also visits Mobile, Alabama and rediscovers the comfort in the south. From Osaka and Tel Aviv to East London and Greenland, the writers from this issue covers the globe to bring you some of the most exciting destinations the world has to offer.

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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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