Banana Republic's City Insider Guide

By Tom Ran

Published: August 13, 2008 under Advertising

Photo: Banana Republic

We’re not the first and definitely won’t be the last to launch a city guide. Banana Republic’s fall campaign will be accompanied with their version, aptly titled the City Insider Guide. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Banana Republic will be giving away these limited edition guides with every purchase.

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88BoaDrum Today

By Tom Ran

Published: August 8, 2008 under Music

Boredoms: Yojiro Tatekawa, Yoshimi P-We, Yamantaka Eye, Muneomi Senju

Along with 77 drummers the Boredoms performed a maddening drum session on July 7th of last year. They’ll outdo it this year with 88BoaDrum, with performances in LA and NY.

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Wives, Wheels, Weapons

Published: August 8, 2008 under Art

Photo: Terry Richardson

James Frey has aligned himself with some interesting people since the release of his book Bright Shiny Morning. Partnering with Andy Spade, Frey recently opened Half Gallery in the Lower East Side. He’s now teamed up with Terry Richardson on a new book named Wives, Wheels, Weapons, based on his current novel. The book comes in an edition of 2000 with a cover designed by Richard Prince and can be picked up at Dashwood Books.

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Welcome to The Scout

Day 1

Published: August 8, 2008 under Announcements

1941 postcard found at the Brooklyn Flea

Photo: Unknown

Welcome to The Scout, we found this great postcard circa 1941 from the Brooklyn Flea Market several weeks ago. It’s missing a few of the boroughs that we like to cover but felt it was still appropriate.

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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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