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Billykirk Studio Visit

By Tom Ran

Published: November 9, 2009 under Fashion & Style

Chris and Kirk Bray of Billykirk

Photo: Rose Callahan

We’re not finished yet. Last week we premiered our first doc on Billykirk. Along with the video we’ve included some photographs of our studio visit. Future episodes will include behind the scene photos.

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Will Cotton Bakery

Published: November 6, 2009 under Art

Will Cotton Bakery

Photo: Partners & Spade

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon on a sugary rush both from the sickly sweet works of Will Cotton and the Parisian style sweets and cakes that will accompany them. Cotton is best known for his paintings of Candy Land landscapes often times inhabited by women adorned with icing or nothing at all. For the next three Sundays, Partners & Spade will play host to the “Will Cotton Bakery.” Cakes, pies, macarons, and tarts will be on display as well as for sale. The “Will Cotton Bakery” opens this Sunday and every Sunday till the 22nd of November at Partners & Spade.

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Billykirk

By Tom Ran

Published: November 5, 2009 under Announcements

Chris Bray and Kirk Bray of Billykirk

Photo: Rose Callahan

It was always our intention from the beginning to include moving images to our static site. What that entailed, we weren’t quite sure. Six months into launching The Scout, we mapped out a plan to create a series on craftsmanship. Interviewing small businesses that still cherished old forms of producing quality goods and services. The series would include three episodes each covering different industries all with the attention to design. Over the summer we promised the first episode would premier in the fall. We began the project in May, shooting the episode in June. After several months we can proudly say that we’re ready to unveil the first episode to our readers. Introducing Billykirk, we hope you enjoy it. Watch Now.

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A Real Good Find

By Tom Ran

Published: November 4, 2009 under Design

Blu Dot's Real Good Chair on a street corner of NYC

Photo: Blu Dot

Maybe you’ve experienced it on the streets of New York, walking home one evening just as the garbage is being taken out, you stumble upon an Eames shell chair lying on top of a dumpster. Taking on this element of discovery, Dutch artist Franck Bragigand recently dropped off 60 chairs throughout Manhattan after the Pioneers of Change exhibit. Blu Dot is doing the same with their Real Good Chairs, dropping them off around NYC today and tomorrow and they’re free for the taking. You can track their whereabouts through Blu Dot’s site or follow @realgoodchairs on twitter. (via Sight Unseen)

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Randomness 11.03.09

By Tom Ran

Published: November 3, 2009 under Randomness

Fraser Cooke at home in Tokyo. An intersting way of installing Jean Prouvé's Potence Lamp

Photo: The Selby

The Selby takes us into the home of Fraser Cooke, Nike’s Global Energy Marketing Director. Aside from the his obvious shoe collection, Cooke also has an impressive artwork collection.

The new season of Best Made axes are now available.

Text based artist, Barbara Kruger’s exhibition, “Between Being Born and Dying,” is currently on view at Lever House till November 21st. (via SLAMXHYPE)

10 Rules from Corita Kent

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...Research

By Dennis Payongayong

Published: November 2, 2009 under Fashion & Style

...Research's live/work space in Kawakami-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano

Photo: The Cool Hunter

Situated in the Japan’s Nakameguro neighborhood, Mountain Research resembles a mountain lodge among cherry trees. In just 4 years, …Research has created a following with their line of exceptional clothing and well-crafted products. A quick visit to their site is an exercise in frustration as you quickly notice that much of it is sold out and that they don’t ship to the U.S. Going beyond the usual veneration and fetishizing of Americana and workwear, Kobayashi Setsumasa and his partners spend time in his cabin on Mount Fuji where each season’s concept is created. In this practice, they’ve produced highly focused offerings inspired by prison suits, navy uniforms, and hunting jackets. Whilst seeming disparate, each offering share an impalpable connection through authenticity and studied details – soft chambray and tab collars , damp-proof picnic blankets with heavy stitching, and custom buttons with premium leather toggles. Each collection is limited in production, enticing collectors and sending Kobayashi and his crew back up the mountains.

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FEATURES

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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Classic Car Club

By Tom Ran
Owners Michael Prichinello and Zac Moseley in front of a 1965 Shelby Cobra

Photo: Tuukka Koski

Michael Prichinello has a passion for life and speed. His eyes light up whenever he talks about one of his cars or a motorcycle project he’s working on with a…

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What’s In Store? – Outlier

By Andrew Craig
Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens of Outlier

Photo: Rose Callahan

Outlier’s conceptions is a testament to the uniquely serendipitous moments that life sometimes offers. Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens wanted to design a new breed of functional, smartly…

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