Mike Mills and Geoff McFetridge

By Tom Ran

Published: August 27, 2008 under Publishing

Mike Mills looking over some layouts from his new book

Photo: Aaron Rose

Aaron Rose reveals on his blog that Mike Mills is currently working on his new book. But it’ll be a while before we see it on the shelves. The planned date of release is spring 2009.

And little has been seen on the release of McFetridge’s book coming out this fall. Amazon has the release date set for October 1st.

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Arts & Architecture, 1945-54: The Complete Reprint

By Tom Ran

Published: August 20, 2008 under Publishing

The complete Arts & Architecture 10 year box set

Photo: Taschen

Art & Architecture, the seminal magazine published from 1945 to 1965 mostly know for their involvement in the Case Study Program in California is being reprinted by Taschen. The first ten years will arrive this fall in ten boxes, 118 issue, with a total of 6,076 pages. The collection is limited to 5000 copies retailing for $700 though Amazon has it listed for $441.

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New York Times T Magazine

By Tom Ran

Published: August 15, 2008 under Publishing

Women's fall 2008 T magazine with Rachel McAdams

Photo: New York Times

Twice a year, spring and fall, we are treated to New York Times’s design and lifestyle magazines. It’s a signal for things to look forward to whether it be in fashion, design, or travel. This weekend will see the release of the women’s fall 2008 issue.

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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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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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