Currently listening to: “Seven Seas” Echo & the Bunnymen

January 31, 2010

Echo and the Bunnymen

On my desk: Odeur 53 by Martine Pallix for Comme des Garcons

January 31, 2010

Odeur 53 by Martine Pallix for Comme des Garçons

Martine Pallix must have been in a really good mood when she formulated Odeur 53 for Comme des Garçons 11 years ago. Reminiscent of an airy morning stroll in a place far away from the industrial smells of a city, Odeur 53 derives its name from the 53 notes used by perfumers to describe its non-traditional scent. A bit passive, its almost like wearing an invisible blanket of fresh air, and in my opinion, this is a scent for those who don’t want to smell like they are wearing one. Its subtle characteristics make it tempting to drench on… but who wants to be that guy at a party?

Recommusings: 007

January 29, 2010


Five Ways the iPad Will Change Magazine Design ~ Pentagram
Get Up To Speed With PENS ~ Skull Kontrol
Now Sipping | Stumptown Mocha ~ New York Times
The Guggenheim At 50: A Legacy Spirals On Fifth ~ NPR
4 Ways To Be A Traveler, Not A Tourist ~ Vagabondish

I like Martinelli’s apple juice. I really mean it

January 28, 2010

Martinellis Apple Juice

Recently, I’ve been fortunate enough to discover the simple pleasures of Martinelli’s Apple Juice. Either I was stuck in culinary seclusion or just totally oblivious, I made my first purchase of their bottled 10 oz. single serving and was immediately impressed. Made out of 100% apple juice (not concentrate!), Martinelli’s seems to find the balance of keeping their tradition alive by doing one thing, making a great product the same way they’ve always have.

The best foods, and many times most healthy, are made with the least amount of additives and preservatives. Another plus is that this particular bottle is designed so well. No labels. Just simple, embossed branding. Such a great product. And yes, I really mean it.

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January 28, 2010

New York City Skyline

Louis Vuitton Trophy

Stumptown Coffee

LACrash017 by MIrko Martin. Thankyou It's Nice that.

The Specials

Currently listening to: “Your hand in Mine” by Explosions in the SKy

January 26, 2010

explosions in the sky

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January 26, 2010

Kristján Gudmundsson | Paintings in Gray and White Frames ~ Quint Contemporary Art

Kristján Gudmundsson | Paintings in Gray and White Frames ~ Quint
Yuketen: Interview with Yuki Matsuda ~ Hypebeast
01.22.2010 Los Angeles, California | Neill Orje ~ Commune Design
Ogori Cafe: Service With a Surprise ~ PSFK
House S / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten ~ ArchDaily
The Legacy and Return of Architect Eero Saarinen ~ Time

Currently listening to: “Tough Guys” by Jeans Wilder

January 25, 2010

Jeans Wilder is Andrew Caddick

Such a great way to start off a sunny Monday morning after an unusually rainy week here in Southern California. This track, by Jeans Wilder, was released last week by Atelier Ciseaux as a 7-inch split with Best Coast. Unfortunately, it has since sold out. But don’t worry, the internetz make it accessible. If you can’t buy it, listen to it HERE.

Conan O’Brien on Cynicism

January 25, 2010

"I hate cynicism. It's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen." — Conan O'Brien

Currently listening to: “White Hate” by Beaters

January 24, 2010

Beaters "White Hate"

From San Diego, with love. The Beaters’ White Hate, available now on Zoo Music records. Click the image above to have a listen or two. ~Via Stereogum

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