David Benjamin Sherry "Astral Desert"30/04/2012
David Benjamin Sherry’s first solo exhibition in New York is now open at Salon94 Bowery, entitled Astral Desert. The exhibition presents a new series of photographs, sand prints and photograms. Using traditional medium and large format film cameras to capture the National Parks of Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, then masterfully manipulating the images in the darkroom to produce the extremely saturated topographical images on show. Astral Desert runs through to June 2nd.
// Salon 94 Bowery, 243 Bowery, New York
Source - Salon94
La Cura by Studio Toogood28/04/2012
Studio Toogood presented an installation entitled La Cura at MOST in Milan last week. Participants were invited to relax in the circular pavilion set with bandaged chairs, as people in white tended to their garden of clay sculptures. Food designers Arabeschi di latte created an elixir for the installation which was offered to guests along with an enamel dish and a ball of clay to mould, the sculptures created were then added to the garden as part of a collaborative sculpture.
Source - Dezeen
Kinfolk was formed in 2008 by four friends from New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo. Born out of a desire to create the products and experiences that they could imagine in their minds but couldn’t find in the market, the creative collective has blossomed from its beginnings as a boutique design team, Ways & Means, to a multi-faceted, multi-national projection of their original vision, encompassing their design wing, Kinfolk Studios, artisan bike building, by way of The Kinfolk Bicycle Co., and the opening of two unique lounge/café spaces in New York and Tokyo.
Photographer - James Lisle/John Prolly
A.P.C. & Vanessa Seward Capsule27/04/2012
Renowned French label A.P.C has produced a capsule collection in collaboration with Vanessa Seward, the former creative director of Azzaro. The range includes printed dresses and blouses with white cuffs and collars, a metallic dress and patterned shorts. All introducing a "a new, quiet kind of glamour" thanks to Seward.
Source - Huh Magazine
Tenement Cafe, the brainchild of musician Ino Hidefumi and his wife Hiroki is almost a home away from home. The location of Tenement Cafe, a more traditional part of Ebisu, Tokyo reflects the concept of the cafe while combining this with a more modern edge. The organic, vintage interior design combined with Ino's music playing in the background defines the comfortable atmosphere on both floors of the cafe. In addition to a marvelous menu which is a unique combination of Western and Japanese food, you can easily enjoy peaceful lunch or drinks with friends in the evening.
Ben Shaffer Interview
Nike are a sportswear company before anything else, unique in that their sole purpose is to create products which will enhance the performance of its athletes. The rewards of their absolute goal to innovate however are what we and its competitors look at and covet. Their ability to create products with talkability, their groundbreaking approach to marketing, the unique nature of their aesthetic design, and their relevance in the market and even wider culture. All of this however is merely a result of their efforts and talents in working to innovate.
Words - Intro by Adam Bryce, Interview by Sharmadean Reid
On Tour With Blouse25/04/2012
In early December I received an unexpected email from my friend Paul Roper, who lives in Portland, Oregon. It said that he would be touring with a band called Blouse through Italy in February, and that he hoped we could meet up. The last time I had seen Paul had been over a year ago when we had very briefly played ping-pong on a snowy night in Dalston, so the prospect excited me. I penciled in a trip to Bologna’s Covo Club, then promptly forgot all about it.
Photographer - Blouse Tumblr/Shayna Fontana and Kirsten Mitchell
This Is Noise 002: Soulection24/04/2012
On the heels of our first in our This Is Noise series we bring you This is Noise 002: Soulection. Joe Kay the voice behind the immensely popular and influential social based radio show Soulection, has been on the forefront of ushering in future bass from abroad for some time now and the buzz has been on a steady rise. Through his diverse selection, Joe weaves a thread between the pass while looking towards the future with highly curated sets meant to reconnect/engage and stimulate listeners globally.
Estelle Hanania Interview
Hanania & Brunnquell
Estelle Hanania's large-scale color prints challenge, intrigue and ultimately entertain the viewer. Her works gained acclaim a mere month after graduating from art school in Paris with Estelle winning the 2006 Hyères prize. Estelle has also had her pick of brands and media scrambling to work with her including Vice, Maison Martin Margiela, Sang Bleu, Opening Ceremony and Issey Miyake. We spoke with Estelle about her latest exhibition Hanania & Brunnquell, the future of photography publications and collaborating.
Cindy Sherman at Metro Pictures23/04/2012
Metro Pictures presents a new Cindy Sherman exhibition, presenting large scale works depicting "outsized enigmatic female figures standing in striking isolation before ominous landscapes." Sherman created the works by photographing the landscapes and then manipulating them in photoshop to not only combine the photographs of her in costume but also achieve the painterly effect and obscure perspective in the works. The series was developed from an insert Sherman created for Pop magazine using clothing from the Chanel archive.
// Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, New York NY 10011
Source - Anyonegirl