Randomness 01.26.10

By Tom Ran

Published: January 26, 2010 under Randomness

Generation Press's 10 year anniversary posters designed by Sanna Annukka (left) and Michael C. Place (right)

Photo: Generation Press

Generation Press is auctioning off their 10 year anniversary poster set to benefit Haiti. Designed by Sanna Annukka, Michael C. Place, John O’Reilly, and Timothy Saccenti.

Letterheady is an incredible archive of letterheads from the past from the historical to the quirky.

Our friends over at Grain Edit has released a limited edition t-shirt designed by Seattle’s Invisible Creature.

C’H’C’M’ opens a pop up shop this weekend starting Thursday and running to Sunday at Audio Visual Arts, 34 East 1st Street. (via Secret Forts)

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Randomness 01.19.10

By Tom Ran

Published: January 19, 2010 under Randomness

Barry McGee installing his piece at SFMoMA, part of the museum's 75th anniversary show

Photo: Winni Wintermeyer (Arrested Motion)

Barry McGee installing his piece for SFMOMA’s 75th anniversary exhibition.

Will we see Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere premier at this year’s Cannes Film Festival? A little tease of the movie from the set.

Some photos have surfaced for Engineered Garments and TS‘s FW 2010 collection, but where are the photos for Nigel Cabourn’s collection?

New York Times will most likely start charging for content. They’ve done it before but retracted it. Will it be any different this time? And have they partnered up with Apple to announce this new initiative? We’ll find out more next week.

A group of people from Brooklyn are starting a new site called Brooklyn Brotherhood, a new project documenting the citizens of the borough. Some great potential here. (via swissmiss)

It’s only January but we thought you would like to know that Matthew Barney will be speaking at the New Museum in May.

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Randomness 01.14.10

By Tom Ran

Published: January 14, 2010 under Randomness

Tilda Swinton in Ryan McGinley’s Pringle of Scotland Film

Photo: Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley directs his first film for Pringle of Scotland staring Tilda Swinton. McGinley will also be shooting the campaign.

The inaugural show at THIS Gallery in Los Angeles includes everyone under the sun. Opens February 12th.

Will have to make a visit to the vintage shop, DEAR:Rivington+ in the Lower East Side.

Ever want to open your own store? Well Kill Devil Hill is giving you the opportunity to. They have vacated their space in Greenpoint and are offering you the chance to open a pop up shop of your own. (via Racked)

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Randomness 01.07.10

By Tom Ran

Published: January 7, 2010 under Randomness

"Drifting", 30"x40", acrylic on panel, 2009

Photo: Josh Keyes

Josh Keyes and Saelee Oh at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Opening reception next Saturday, Jan 16th, 7—9pm.

Opening Ceremony to open the ultimate gift shop inside the Ace Hotel that will include a McSweeney’s bookshop.

Studio visit to Peter Buchanan-Smith’s Best Made Axe Company.

We’re always intrigued by the way people live and work. “Where They Create” satisfies that fascination. Paul Barbera’s site documents the interiors of different creatives from around the world. (via @designunseen)

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Randomness 12.17.09

By Tom Ran

Published: December 17, 2009 under Randomness

Art Production Fund and Cumulus Studios' Pop Up Shop

Photo: Art Production Fund and Cumulus Studios

Art Production Fund and Cumulus Studios teamed up over the weekend to open a pop up shop. The temporary retail features selections from their catalogs that include Jeff Koons and Yoshitomo Nara towels, Marilyn Minter cutout trees, sculptures from Jim Drain, and much more. Store opens noon-8pm daily until the 24th which will be open from 10am-2pm. 15 Wooster St. For more info call 212 563 7821 or 212-966-0193.

Miranda July is interviewed in this 16 minute video discussing the concept behind her Joanie 4 Jackie project.

Zaha Hadid is profiled in the latest issue of The New Yorker, an excerpt can be read on the site. You’ll need to be a subscriber to read the entire article.

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Randomness 12.11.09

By Tom Ran

Published: December 11, 2009 under Randomness

<i>One Deck of Playing Cards</i> by Tauba Auerbach

Photo: DZEK New York

Tauba Auerbach recently designed a deck of playing cards for DZEK New York. The set is elegantly housed in a linen slipcase. Only 250 produced One Deck of Playing Cards is available at Project No. 8.

It seems that an Ace in Tokyo is inevitable. We can see it being extremely successful in this metropolis. Until then, Tokyo can get a taste of the brand with their pop up shop at Isetan. Prints by Evan Hecox, products from Rudy’s, shoes from Generic Surplus, and other collaborations are all represented at the shop. (Photo after the jump)

We’ve been meaning to do a profile on Grahame Fowler and his West Village shop. The Cut went ahead and did it for us. Read the interview here.

Yes it’s the end of the year, and an end to a decade. New York Times presents it’s Ninth Annual Year In Ideas.

Private spaces are turned into public galleries. The NY Times explore the city’s many domicile art spaces.

More photos after the jump.

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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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