Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Riddle & Finns

We had the great pleasure of dining at Riddle & Finns on a recent trip to Brighton, England. It might have been THE BEST seafood experience we've ever had! This restaurant specialises in locally and sustainably-caught seafood, all of which is sourced by Brighton and Newhaven Fish Sales, a family business that has been involved in the local fishing trade for over 200 years. The menu changes according to what the fishermen catch, and there is an impressive wet counter selling nothing but the freshest most gleaming fish. Roast hake with salsa verde and whole wok fried chilli crab are just two of the dishes on offer – you can also feast on oysters and champagne, and the deluxe Riddle & Finns fishcakes. Rest assured that this is some of the freshest fish money can buy – it has almost leapt from the sea on to your plate! If you do decide to venture out to Brighton make Riddle & Finns a part of your itinerary. You won't be sorry!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Junya Watanabe cord trilby hat

Just read a review of this Junya Watanabe corduroy hat on Selectism. This hat is so our style, it hurts! It also comes in dark brown corduroy with a red ribbon.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Little Boots x Designer Drugs

A new remix of Little Boots (aka Victoria of Dead Disco) by Designer Drugs, of her song “Meddle” which was co-written by Greg Kurstin (producer of Lily Allen/Kylie Minogue and one half of Bird And The Bee) and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip. It’s the “Designer Drugs ‘80s Coke Jam Remix,” courtesy of IAMSOUND Records. CLICK HERE to listen.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Benjamin Bixby

Andre 3000's new clothing line Benjamin Bixby is set to make an exclusive debut at the Knightsbridge Harrod's store here in London. His new line is a range of 1930s-influenced American football clobber, including cashmere cardies, numbered sweaters and fitted sweat tops. CLICK HERE to read his full length feature in the Guardian UK as well as more pictures of his new clothing line.

Monday, September 22, 2008

KAWS Stormtrooper

Original Fake, KAWS' collaborative store with Medicom Toy in the Aoyama district of Tokyo is following up their Darth Vader KAWS Companion with a new Stormtrooper toy for their legendary Star Wars series.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tom Crooze

Tom Cruise has completely redeemed himself in our eyes after watching Tropic Thunder tonight. We came straight home and tried to find a you tube video of Tom Cruise's cameo to post but all of the footage has been removed. Guess your going to have to watch the movie to see it! We did find this hilarious footage of Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise from 2006...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Journal Standard x Danassa Deck

Journal Standard (one of our favorite Japanese brands) does it again! This time it's the mid version of their collaboration shoe with Danassa Deck. It comes in 7 lovely color ways so you really can't go wrong. Here are our 2 favorites.

Monday, September 15, 2008

There and back again

Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy director, Guillermo Del Toro, has a large number of projects lined up with Universal Studios which will keep him occupied until the year 2017. Del Toro’s main focus is currently on the Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit, which is set for release in 2011/2012. The Hobbit has been planned as 2 films with filming scheduled for autumn 2009 in New Zealand. The films are expected to debut in cinemas Christmas 2011 and 2012. Definitely something to look forward to!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Leonello Borghi

Leonello Borghi is already a well known name in the world of luxury leather goods (he has collaborated with Prada, Georgio Armani and Ralph Lauren to name a few). Borghi's own accessories line is all about versatility, function, and sophistication all wrapped in "unapologetic luxury". He always uses ultra luxe materials like ostrich, sting ray, crocodile, and deerskin and has developed a loyal luxe loving clientele. Here's a look at Borghi's new ostrich weekender (men's autum/winter 08 collection) now selling at Barney's for $3,890US.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Mighty Book of Boosh

The Mighty Book of Boosh, described by their website as a "beautifully illustrated Christmas humour book" comes out next week. This is great news for die hard fans of the surreal cult BBC TV comedy show The Mighty Boosh (like us). Dave Brown (who also plays Bollo the gorilla in the show) has art directed and designed the book and contributed the bulk of the book's photography. To read a more in depth review and get a sneak preview of the book CLICK HERE for the Creative Review Blog.

Friday, September 12, 2008

New iPOD touch

For all of you electronic accessories fanatics here is the guided tour for the new iPOD touch. The best music and video iPOD ever (until the next one comes out!).

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Vogue Hommes Japan

The first issue of Vogue Hommes Japan hit the newstands yesterday. The main editorial is styled by avant guarde stylist Nicola Formichetti and photographed by Hedi Slimane. The Japanese already like it better than it's international brother magazines and we probably will too!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stüssy artist series

We've been watching the Stüssy artist series (a limited run of tees in black, grey, and white dropping quarterly designed by different artists) since they launched it in April with exclusive designs by Canadian skateboard artist and genius illustrator, Andrew Pommier. They've just announced their newest collaboration with artist Andy Murphy (sorry no website), an Australian illustrator and painter with a strong graphic style. The shirts are released in a limited number (100), and are only sold at freestanding Stüssy stores. The Stüssy x Andy Murphy tees will be available starting in October.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cool hunter

We just read a great feature on NYC film maker Jake Davis in h(y)r collective's September issue. Growing up in NYC when hip hop was at it's peak, graduating NYU film school, working with Nike and Supreme, hanging out with some really influential style pioneers, directing music videos for international artists as well as details about his long awaited film Cool Hunter. Interested? CLICK HERE to go to h(y)r collective so you can read the unabridged version.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Belle of the ball

Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw stole the show at Mark Ronson's fancy dress birthday party in London last week. In case you can't tell by the classic reenactment photo below, he's dressed up as Lily Allen.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Chanel sport

Sports accessories for the brand conscious. Chanel fishing set, graphite tennis racket with matching tennis balls, and couture bicycle.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

YSL limited edition totebag

Yves Saint Laurent will be giving out 5,000 limited edition cotton tote bags designed by Stefano Pilati from September 6th to women on the streets of key fashion cities like Paris, New York, London, Milan, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The bag will contain the luxury brand's ongoing Manifesto program, a newspaper-style catalogue featuring Naomi Campbell photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The waxness

Belgium dance-rock collective Soulwax is releasing a documentary film called Part Of The Weekend Never Dies on Sept 8th. Director Saam Farahmand filmed Soulwax on their recent international dates, capturing all the excitement, chaos and humour of the world tour. Artists featured in the film include 2 Many DJ's, James Murphy, Nancy Whang, Erol Alkan, Tiga, Justice, Busy P, So-Me, Peaches, Kitsuné, Klaxons and many more. Here's a teaser...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

John Varvatos boots

We love these washed leather button boots, suede chukka boots with hand stitched welt seam detail, and combat boots with an exaggerated toe spring from American designer John Varvatos. All handmade in Italy.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Q & A with Julie Tran Le

When Brooklyn based librarian Julie Tran Le isn't reading books or running around the city in head to toe vintage and high heels (which she's been collecting for years), she's hard at work looking for one of a kind recycled chain segments. She has amassed an amazing 80 pound collection of broken vintage chains which she incorporates into an environmentally friendly jewelry line called Crunchy Jewels. Le has been making jewelry since grade school, and selling it since her teens. Each necklace in her latest venture, Crunchy Jewels, is comprised of segments of the broken vintage chains she's stock piled for years. No two are alike, and in a clever twist, Le includes long stretches of multiple clasps and long dangling necklaces which also morph into chokers or wrap-around bracelets. To preview her new collection and more CLICK HERE for Julie's blog.Who's your style icon?
Dolly Parton. As a little girl, I loved how sassy and bold she was. Dolly's outfits are always over-the-top, totally ridiculous, and off-kilter, BUT she knows how to pull it off!
Favorite designers or brand?
My favorite designers are my friends - all Brooklyn-based: Stuart & Wright, Samantha Pleet, Mina Stone, and Mer. Otherwise, I am usually head to toe in vintage (I have a huge collection of dresses & shoes) and Agent Provocateur stockings.
Gold or Silver?
Both and all shades near and in between. My jewelry pieces are comprised of segments of vintage chains in varying materials and colors - the more you wear then, the more they change in the way they tarnish or fade and I love how ephemeral and more unique each piece becomes.
Favorite book?
That is a LOADED question for me. I am an librarian & archivist by day! So off the top of my head for now (I always change my mind):
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle & Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
À rebours (translated as Against the Grain) by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Moon Palace & New York Triology by Paul Auster
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Favorite film?
I love documentaries...Bonnie and Clyde with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway (her costumes were amazing), Party Girl, Masculin Feminin, and In the Mood for Love
Guy Bourdin's fashion photography (his ad campaigns that I came across in 1970s issues of Paris Vogue were amazing) and the paintings of Francis Bacon.
What's playing in your IPOD?
My top ten as of late: Dolly Parton, Etta James, the Beatles, Peggy Lee, Tina Turner, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Coco Rosie, Antony and the Johnsons, Sigur Ros, & Bjork.
What's your guilty pleasure?
Foreign fashion magazines and red velvet cake balls dipped in dark chocolate and covered in coconut (that I make myself).
If you had one wish?
To live in a castle decorated like it is the inside of a jewelry box.
Your favorite find? or accessory?
All my vintage white colored jewelry & scarves that I have been collecting for many years and my berets - I have ever color you can imagine.
If you could go back in time and pick out anything to bring back with you, what would that be?
Costumes from the set of all of Francois Truffaut's films.
Tell us a joke.
I am more of a physical comedienne... it's hard running around the city in high high heels.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Los Angeles based surfer Carmelo Amulong is a jewelry designer with a vision. He creates beautiful and intricate pieces, hand carved from exotic wood treated solely with olive oil. His unique designs are named after surf locations and islands throughout the world. Each piece is a modern, wearable sculpture of art. His company, Ehiku, is environmentally conscious with each piece exclusively made of recycled and reclaimed materials.