Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thom Browne: GQ Designer of the Year

Thom Browne is GQ's designer of the year... We couldn't agree more.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Loden Dager

Love their mix of suit and casual. Check out their site for nice photos and great clothes.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Miranda July

Miranda July seems to be talented at everything. I just finished her book, "No One Belongs Here More Than You." It's very funny and sad and sort of sexual. Read it.

Also, check out the video she did for Blonde Redhead, simple and funny. So good.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Smells Good: I Hate Perfume

Winter 1972. A field of untouched new fallen snow, hand knit woolen mittens covered with frost, a hint of frozen forest & sleeping earth.

Great descriptions for great scents by CB I Hate Perfume.

Monday, November 24, 2008


photo via Spencer Weiner, Los Angeles Times

An old friend, Joe Pitruzzelli, just opened the gourmet sausage shop, Wurstküche, in downtown LA. Looks Amazing! Congrats Joe!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dudes in Office

I hope that our new presidency brings a return to the classic presidential painted portrait.
(That JFK image just about takes my breath away)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vinegar Hill House

photos via the gothamist
The owners of Freeman's just opened a new restaurant, Vinegar Hill House, near Dumbo Brooklyn. The interior looks good.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Radio Lab is Back!

Radio Lab host, Jad Abumrad, photo by Geoff Smith
Our favorite public radio program, Radio Lab is back. Listen up.

Michael Gaughan

Sleezestack Switchblade,
Watercolor on Paper
30" x 22"

Fantasy Rock Bands: OJ Simpson, Michael J Fox, Mary J Blige, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, JJ FAD
color pencil on paper
22" x 30"

(Available for sale at The Future Perfect in NYC)

Check out his work, its rad! Michael Gaughan!

Inspiration: Jarvis Cocker

Lead sing of one of my favorite bands, Pulp, Jarvis always sports some pretty cool gear and made Florida retiree grandpa glasses really hip.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mike Perry and The Public Library

Cool new project via Design*Sponge.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Naomi Reis in Dwell

Friend of DIS, Naomi Reis has an amazing illustration in Dwell magazine this month. So good.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Raking Leaves in the Wind

The amazing work of Julien Vallée and friends is on display in Berlin, an exhibition called Raking Leaves in the Wind. Hey Germans, go check it out.

The Times Likes Plaid Too

Photo: Dean Isidro
NY Times has a great photo story all about PLAID! Great photos and sources for all your expensive plaid needs.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obedient Sons and Daughters

I recently photographed the adorable design duo of Obedient Sons and Daughters for Manhattan Magazine. I'm crazy about their designs and their rad website... skulls, clocks and globes!

Enter Odin

Odin website opened today!

Smells Good: Modern Alchemy

Boston Tea Party, Opium Den, Tincture of Winchester are just some of the scents created by DL&Co.'s Modern Alchemy. Amazing smells and beautiful packaging. Go buy one and start smelling sophisticated.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Grapes of Wrath

Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath, 1940.

Seems as good as time as any to dust off the old Steinbeck.

Inspiration: Man Men

Everything about Mad Men is near perfect. The suits, the booze, cigarettes and interiors. The font on their office doors is even amazing. Must watch!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nice Pants!?

Some of my cousins wear only Ralph Lauren Polo, they are like skaters that are sponsored except they have no sponsor-able talent. Anyway, I saw them wearing pants like these. At the time I thought they were very douchey. They have grown on me. Now I kind of want a pair... don't judge.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Studio Visit: Faile

FecalFace visited the studio of Faile and got some process shots for their newest show, Lost in Glimmering Shadows. Check it out, super inspiring!


Nice forms. Good color selection. From Salt Lake City. Zuriick makes really nice shoes and they aren't crazy expensive... actually they are kind if cheap. Check it!

More Glasses

I just picked up a pair of these Retro Super Perfect glasses(in clear). I am planning on popping out the lenses and putting in my prescription...

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Good Look: Paul Smith

This is part of Paul Smith's '09 collection. Brown pin-striped suit, horizontal striped tie and some oxfords. Pretty much perfect.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Art Shows!

Faile opens a new exhibition tomorrow at some school in London. I am bummed I am going to miss it. If any of our many many readers in the UK checks it out take some photos so we can post 'em. Cheers!

I went to see the opening of Kaw's new show at Gering & López Gallery last night. So good, worth checking out.

Take That, Chuck Norris!

He did it! Feels good to be an American!
Check out more great Obama photos here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What the hell is this red lever?

If you voted in NY, you probably had to use the booth above. It's like I was transported back to 1901. I like throw-back stuff (this blog is an indication of that) but voting seems too important and these rickety old things are on their last leg. What happened to the future? We use ATMs everyday, I don't think it's a stretch to vote using a similar machine. Too expensive? Ipods are like $12. Paper trail? ATMs print receipts... most times. Our country is about to take a big leap forward. So should the machines that get us there.

Go Obama!

My friends, you don't need another reminder. Keep your fingers crossed!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Hope by sorrenta at design for obama

Vote tomorrow for BARACK OBAMA!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

History in HD

Check out Shorpy Photo Archive for amazing hi-res vintage photos.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Photo shoot inspiration

Amazing dudes in suits