Randomness 07.22.11

By Tom Ran

Published: July 22, 2011 under Randomness

Frank Lloyd Wright's gas station of the future in Cloquet, Minnesota

Photo: The Atlantic

Frank Lloyd Wright’s gas station of the future in Cloquet, Minnesota is profiled in the Atlantic. Though the title would have you believe that this gas station is forgotten, it doesn’t appear to be judging from this video. The owner, local historian, and visitors are all aware of its significance. (via donetodeath)

Artist, designer, food enthusiast Susan Cianciolo is bringing her Mobile Restaurant to Brooklyn, Park Slope to be exact. Next Tuesday she and the wine director from Blue Ribbon, Sean Sant Amour, will be hosting a dinner with special guests Anne Saxelby and ceramic artist Shino Takeda.

From the Venice Biennial to New York’s Union Square, Miranda July’s Eleven Heavy Things travel to LA this weekend to the MOCA Pacific Design Center. The installation will be on view from July 23 to October 23.

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Randomness 07.15.11

By Tom Ran

Published: July 15, 2011 under Randomness

Everything You Know is Pong a benefit for 826LA

Photo: 826

826LA is hosting a benefit this Saturday for their writing programs with a ping pong tournament. Featuring special guest players Spike Jonze and Miranda July.

Barry McGee never ceases to amaze. Modern Art in London posted photos from his latest exhibition of new work.

The Fine Art of Comics, with Gary Panter, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware at Whitney Museum. Next Wednesday, July 20th. Starts at 7pm.

Speaking of Barry McGee, he’s found a new home in New York since the departure of Deitch Projects. The Observer reports that he’s now represented by Cheim & Read.

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Randomness 06.15.11

By Tom Ran

Published: June 15, 2011 under Randomness


Photo: Edition29

The popular iPad magazine Edition29 debuts its inaugural issue of STRUCTURES with a free trial. The cover interviews Los Angeles architect Neil Denari, his firm is responsible for HL23, the condominium that sits next to section 2 of the High Line. Have a look through the app here.

Partners & Spade have been invited to showcase their store within Hong Kong’s Lane Crawford. Clean and spacious, so fresh so clean.

Wood sculptor Josh Vogel is going cubist with his limited edition works. Have a look at the progress.

Multi-discipline artist Ed Templeton continues his fascination with youth in TEENAGE KISSERS, a collection of photographs opening at Half Gallery next Thursday, June 23rd.

Heading out for the weekend so we’ll be short on posts. Follow us on twitter and instagram (thescout) to see what we’re up to.

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Randomness 06.03.11

By Tom Ran

Published: June 3, 2011 under Randomness

Tauba Auerbach's Pop-Up Book, [2,3]

Photo: Printed Matter

Printed Matter is now taking advance orders for Tauba Auerbach’s pop-up art book [2,3]. The book consists of “six die-cut paper sculptures that unfold into wonderful, elaborate forms.”

GQ UK profiles Gay Talese in its Personal Style column. It’s interesting to see how Talese has come to be recognized by the younger generation more for his personal style than his writing in recent years. For those of us that need to catch up on what the man is truly known for, Penguin has compiled a series of essays including the famed “Frank Sinatra Has A Cold.”

Andrew Jeffrey Wright’s “Down for Whatever Whenever” opens tonight at THIS Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Randomness 05.27.11

By Tom Ran

Published: May 27, 2011 under Randomness

The Plants Journal

Photo: The Plants Journal

We’re looking forward to The Plant Journal, coming out of Barcelona. The publication features photography from a couple of our favorites including Jennilee Marigomen and Ignacio Moralejo.

Chris Johanson’s latest exhibition will open on June 2nd at Altman Siegel.

The Standard Hotel launches StndAIR, a seaplane that seats up to 8 passengers. The plane will be taking off from the East River throughout the summer with destinations to East Hampton, Shelter Island, Montauk, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Provincetown.

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Randomness 05.20.11

By Tom Ran

Published: May 20, 2011 under Randomness

A page from "Over Coat" featuring Duquett Johnston.

Photo: Caleb Chancey

Photographer Caleb Chancey published a new zine called “Over Coat” – a 26 page photo documentation on coats and their owners.

Tim Barber’s “2001” opened last night at Primary Photographic and will be on view till June 15th.

Two of the best shops in Red Hook, Erie Basin and Saipua have teamed to work on a new project.

The late Margaret Kilgallen will have her first solo exhibit since 2005 at San Francisco’s Ratio 3. The show will run from June 24 – August 6.

Get ready for Brooklyn Flea’s food market, Smorgasburg. The market starts tomorrow and will run every Saturday throughout the summer.

A George Nelson handkerchief for Howard Miller that I never knew existed. (Via Swimsuit Department)

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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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