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Optical Opulence #10

Posted in Random Selections by peeped on May 22, 2009

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Malcolm McLaren x Supreme

Posted in Fashion by peeped on May 18, 2009

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Malcolm McLaren, former partner of Vivienne Westwood and manager of the Sex Pistols has collaborated with streetwear royalty Supreme. The brand will release 5 t-shirts, shoes and 3 hoodies, each featuring original artwork. As with many recent Supreme collaborations the shirts are unfortunately heavily branded, I can’t help but think most would be improved by dropping the back graphics. Anyhow, if pushed I’d go for the Haring design (Haring worked with McLaren as part of his music project – album ‘Duck Rock’), and perhaps the ‘Supreme Team Show’ triptych photo t-shirt. Not a fan of anything else, I won’t even mention the shoes. The collaboration was a great concept and only adds to bolster Supreme’s incredible co-project history, the outcome however could have been better.

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Perks and Mini S/S 09 Update

Posted in Fashion by peeped on May 18, 2009

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Creative duo Shauna T and Misha Hollenbach of Perks and Mini have released more of their most recent collection dubbed ‘Magic Messages’. The latest items to be unleashed include a number of t-shirts, the highlight of which must be this ‘Connections’ design. Other highlights include a simple twist on the Black Flag band logo t-shirt – Balearic Flag. Brilliant.

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John Baldessari

Posted in Art by peeped on May 18, 2009

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John Baldessari is an American conceptual artist who, over his prolific career, has been featured in over 200 solo shows. He has been descibed as “one of the most influential artists to emerge since the mid-1960s” and has worked with a range of media including composite photocollages, video installations and phototext canvases . In 1970 he moved to his studio in Santa Monica, LA from which he has resisted the natural move to New York art scene ever since. Here, he currently lectures at the University of California alongside creating and curating his numerous exhibitions (he had 5 solo exhibitions in 2007 alone) . Read an interview here and click below for a random selection of the artist’s work from throughout his career.

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Straight back to it: Noteworthy News

Posted in Art, Fashion, Uncategorized by peeped on May 16, 2009

GO. After an unacceptably long break let’s get things rolling again shall we? Yes, I am finally back from my travels  and updates from which will be added sporadically alongside the usual content over the next few weeks. I know 2 months is a long time but here are a few noteworthy pieces of news that you may have missed.

Nike Tennis Classic Vintagevintage

In my opinion these are wayyyy better than the apc x nike efforts from a few months back. The Nike Vintage line is one that in the past I have on the whole rejected (faking a vintage look seems kinda try hard to me). There have of course been exceptions, I’ve quite liked the look of the Daybreaks, possibly because you just can’t buy them anymore, and also the Vandals as alongside the vintage effect Nike also made the shape more streamlined and less chunky. This time the Tennis Classics get the vintage treatment with worn effect leather and yellowed sole. Also available with sky blue heel detail. Available from Haven.

Tate Modern Pop Life: Art in the Modern World

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At the beginning of October the Tate Modern London will open a major new Pop Art exhibition featuring the work of among others, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst and Keith Haring. As part of the exhibition Haring’s Pop Shop which closed its doors in Soho New York back in1995, will also be rebuilt within the gallery as an interactive installation. According to the official spiel the exhibition will focus on Warhol’s controversial statement that “good business is the best art” exploring the celebrity status of many of the movements major players. 3 Years in the planning, this should be one to look forward too.  

Monocle x Woolen Mills

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OK OK, this is pretty non essential but still just about “noteworth” enough to include. Those in the market for a lightweight dark blue jacket (and for whom money is no object) may wish to consider this new collaboration between the excellent Monocle Magazine and Woolen Mills. I was lucky enough to see this in person whilst checking out the magazine’s new store in Los Angeles and it is excellently constructed. I am after a jacket with rounded hem detailing but sadly cannot afford the £370 asking price. I understand these are extremely limited.  Here.

Spike Jonze: ‘Where the Wild Things are’

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Stylistically Spike Jonze has always been ahead of the pack- the much copied Pharcyde ‘Drop’ video, the incredibly atmospheric Lakai ‘Fully Flared’ intro, and the music video for Fatboy Slim’s ‘Praise You’ are just a few highlights from Jonze’s impressive career. Now, alongide input from hundreds of different artists, photographers and writers Jonze is at the helm of what looks to be another stylistic masterpiece. Where the Wild Things are is an adaptation of the much loved childrens book of the same name and if the trailer is anything to go by this should be moving, breathtaking and beautiful in equal measures. Check out this website from Jonze and others which features influences for the film and other nice updates.

I blatantly will have missed loads of good shit but anyway, that concludes the  2 month mini-update. Normal service will now resume.