Randomness 01.13.11

By Tom Ran

Published: January 13, 2011 under Randomness

Artist Karin Sander's home in Berlin

Photo: The New York Times

A tour through an artist’s live/work space in Berlin, filled with Prouve’s, Grcic’s, and a kitchen island designer by Otl Aicher.

Everything you wanted to know about Vitra. Watch this lecture with Rolf Fehlbaum, the CEO of Vitra from last year at the Dansk Arkitektur Center.

Original Charley Harpers on view at Altman Siegel in San Francisco. The show also includes works by Chris Johanson and Matt Keegan.

Rin Tanaka’s vintage clothing and Americana global gathering returns on February 11th and 12th. Inspiration will be held at the Queen Mary in Long Beach this year.

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Randomness 01.07.11

By Tom Ran

Published: January 7, 2011 under Randomness

The mountains of Hakone

Photo: Vincent Tsang

Vincent Tsang from On & Beyond has been traveling throughout Japan. Lucky for us, he’s been photographing his trip along the way. Gotta love The Big Picture layout.

A retrospective on George Condo titled “Mental State” will be on view at The New Museum starting January 26th.

Product design in America gets some recognition from The United States Postal Service. They will be releasing a new set of stamps called Pioneers of American Industrial Design this July.

Ace Hotel launches a new weekly film series starting this Sunday at Liberty Hall. Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs will be present on January 23rd to screen Tell Them Anything You Want.

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Randomness 12.15.10

By Tom Ran

Published: December 15, 2010 under Randomness

01 Magazine No.6 - Independent

Photo: Lele Saveri

01 Magazine’s latest issue celebrates the Independents. People working in the field of music, photography, fashion, graphic design and publishing. We enjoy the amount of real estate the photographs occupy in every feature, similar to Boston Globe’s, The Big Picture.

A mini site just launched for Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere. This is separate from the movie’s main site which features video outtakes and interviews along with on set photography from Coppola herself. (via The Director’s Burea)

Nowness visits French heritage brand Saint James, known for their iconic striped t-shirts.

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Randomness 12.08.10

By Tom Ran

Published: December 8, 2010 under Randomness

2010 Grain Edit Holiday Giveaway Bash

Photo: Grain Edit

Grain Edit returns with another one of their giant giveaways. Their holiday edition will be just as big as their previous. Posters, prints, and publications. Our buddies from Friends of Type and enormouschampion are participating.

Tyler Brule is just getting started with Monocle. Though the magazine is only three years old, he’s already accomplished so much, product collaborations, a quarterly newsprint edition, a weekly online show, and four retail outlets. Next up is a television show on Bloomberg, he’s doing it all. And even though he vehemently opposes apps, he almost begrudgingly reveals that there will come a time when Monocle will have one of its own. Read more in NY Mag.

It’s been up for some time, but we’ve been nominated for the Best Web Magazine on EveryGuyed’s Cravat Awards. Go vote for us now!

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Randomness 11.11.10

By Tom Ran

Published: November 11, 2010 under Randomness

Bone Saw by Dan Funderburgh

Photo: Dan Funderburgh

Dan Funderburgh’s Utilitarian Objects opens tonight at Voos Furniture in Brooklyn. See more works from the exhibition at MocoLoco.

Brooklyn is getting its fair share of attention lately in the publishing world. Last month saw the release of two books about the borough, The New Brooklyn Cookbook and Lines & Shapes’s Brooklyn Diary featuring photographs from Brian Ferry. Have a look at his outtakes from the book.

Levi’s opens its 4,500 square feet concept store in the Meatpacking District that will feature a few of their collaborations and includes a tailor shop. 414 West 14th Street, New York City.

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Randomness 11.04.10

By Tom Ran

Published: November 4, 2010 under Randomness

Investment Futures Strategy, Ltd

Photo: Investment Futures Strategy, Ltd

A group of graduate students from the Department of Graphic Design at Yale University School of Art under the name of Investment Future Strategy Ltd. will be participating in this year’s NY Art Book Fair. They’ve produced a publication that will not be sold, instead, they plan to barter with “potential traders.” (via Reference Library)

Steven Heller profiles IDEA, the graphic design magazine from Japan and proclaims what most graphic designers already know, it rules!

Geoff McFetridge will be giving a lecture at Columbia College Chicago on Wednesday December 1st, from 6:30 – 8pm.

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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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