Monthly Archives: July 2016

Robert LeBlanc Photographs Gritty World In “Don’t Be So Disappointed Larry”

Following up to his "Unlawful Conduct" project which showcased the darker side of society through raw, yet striking images, photographer Robert LeBlanc continues his next chapter through an editorial titled "Don't Be So Disappointed Larry." Armed with a simple 35mm film camera, the photos evoke a bleak realism, documenting people in grim situations with no filters and special effects for a truly authentic feel. LeBlanc uses his roots as a skateboard photographer and travels around the world to tell a unique photojournalistic narrative highlighting everyone from the elderly to the youth. Take a look at LeBlanc's powerful work above and head over to his website to see more.

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Some Ware and No Vacancy Inn Release Collaborative Tees

LA-based brand Some Ware, helmed by Cali Thornhill DeWitt and Brendan Fowler, collaborates with London's No Vacancy Inn to drop two new long-sleeved tees. Light blue and orange tops are emblazoned with the words "Octopus" and "Nimble" respectively over No Vacancy Inn's palm tree logo, complete with specs screenprinted on the side. The tees are made in the USA and constructed of 100% organic cotton. Available in just one size for $65 USD, purchase the limited items while supplies last at Some Ware's website.

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Under Armour Curry Lux Gets a White Revamp

After previewing the new Curry Lux line in a black and gum colorway, Under Armour unveils an all-white version of the Curry One-inspired model. The latest sneaker sees a high-top silhouette constructed of premium leather in a continuous design for a clean aesthetic. While most of the shoe retains a monochromatic hue throughout, gum rubber along the outsole and tan accents add a bit of variability. The white Curry Lux will be available at UA retailers like Concepts on Aug. 5 for $160 USD.

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5 of Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s Thought-Provoking Projects Pre ‘TLOP’

The reappropriation of Old English fonts in street culture is nothing new. Born x Raised has pulled from Chicano calligraphy and L.A. gang writing in its angst designs, while Million $ Mano’s Treated Crew use the glaring script as a forthright and unmissable emblem in its apparel releases. Yet the one who has championed this simple execution and brought it to new heights (in both popularity and price point) is Kanye West. In February 2016, Virgil Abloh posted an Instagram snapshot of The Life of Pablo’s concession stands at Madison Square Garden to be plastered with tees and hoodies scribed with gothic lettering. Little was known then as to who designed the rapper’s merch, but those itching to uncover the mystery would trace the clues back to Cali Thornhill DeWitt, who in 2014, following a joint show at CIFF Raven, collaborated with Virgil's OFF-WHITE imprint on the “UNDER WATER” collection for Dover Street Market Ginza. DeWitt’s introduction to Kanye spring boarded the artist to a realm of pop and fashion disparate from his past as a documentarian of America’s counter culture.

But what of this artist (that in the eyes of ‘Ye’s fans) seemingly appeared out of nowhere? While much of his work today is yearned for by fashion week faithfuls, his aesthetic derives from a world away from the runway-lit arenas. At 41, DeWitt’s involved in some of the most exciting DIY projects birthed out of the West Coast. A few outputs have seeped into Tumblr and SoundCloud, inevitably through the swarm of the Internet Age, but many still aren’t digitally cataloged, taking form as homemade zines and tapes and can only be experienced in clammy exhibition openings or backyard hardcore shows.

Cali's work is a commentary on the state of mass media, as digital and IRL references are used in the juxtaposition of text with imagery. News headlines and tabloid slogans provide inspiration. “Low-level advertising really speaks to me because it’s so forthright. All the information is there, there’s no bullshit,” said Cali in an interview with HYPEBEAST during Art Basel Week Hong Kong last year. Elsewhere, jargons from ‘80s and ‘90s Los Angeles gangs make up the basis of his 2014 “24 Hour Fantasy Reality” exhibition (seen above), a comprehensive show based on a play-act memorial for cultural icons from Biggie Smalls to Massimo Vignelli. Whether he’s flipping advertisements or flirting with the notion of death, Cali’s witty presentations go against the laminated norms known to most, suggesting that in fact, the American Dream is rather frightening.

Armed with themes of engagement and social critique, it may seem ironic that Cali partnered up with pop culture's most ubiquitous persona. Yet like many of his undertakings, the Yeezus collaboration followed a spontaneity synonymous with much of his other output. While other Kanye fashion designers take months to bring their concepts to fruition, Cali had five days to get his designs to Kanye before the merch were manufactured. To credit him as merely a “Kanye West designer” would be marginalizing Cali's expansive portfolio which consists of wide range of concepts.

From bartending, working in construction, appearing in drag on Nirvana's In Utero, to being the nanny of Kurt Cobain a­nd Courtney Love's daughter Frances Bean, each of Cali's professions have in someway paved the way for his next gig. His latest project is Some Ware, a new T-shirt brand and soon-to-be record label started in joint venture with Brendan Fowler. Proving that music, art and fashion are intrinsically intertwined, here we highlight five thought-provoking projects from his creative tenure.

Teenage Teardrop


Having once described Teenage Teardrop as “ the most unprofessional label,” Cali started the record label in 2007 after falling into introvert thought when he watched a teen cry in frustration. As an ex employee of major label Geffen Records, Cali ensured Teardrop didn't follow the conventional routes set by majors, as submissions rarely receive edits and album artworks are all done in-house and by friends of the artists. As founder and A&R, the label's roster heavily riffs off of Cali's musical taste culled from his time working at legendary Los Angeles live venue Jabberjaws. Teenage Teardrop is home to world music outfit Lucky Dragons, the industrial odes of John Wiese, and the lo-fi percussion of Nick deWitt. “I don’t have a strategy. My rule is to just work with people that I’d be honored to work with. That’s it.” Cali told LA Weekly “I’d be happy working the job that I have and being able to make cool stuff on the side. I want releases that I’m proud of. After all, how big can you get putting out weird books and vinyl?” Pivoted by the cynical ethos of any major label veteran, Teenage Teardrop continues to churn out exciting releases without following any particular timeline. Head to its webpage for more information.

Witch Hat


Started by Cali and his wife Jenna Thornhill DeWitt, Witch Hat was a photography blog consisting of work from the couple in addition to random, spontaneous snaps from Cali's zine and publishing friends. The site showcased imagery from Cali's travels, erratic flicks of homeless bums looking unintentionally stylish, to memoir of his adventures around Silver Lake. Making for a colorful moodboard, the site also doubled as an online documentation of content and collage work seen in Cali's zines such as 'New Rose in Town' and 'War News.' While WitchHat.biz is now defunct and largely replaced by Cali's Instagram @caramelbobby and tumblr page wssf417, those who attended the aforementioned Good Press and Hess Press zine launches would have gotten their hands on the WitchHat.biz featured photos in risograph print alongside trademark WitchHat.biz mixtapes.

Hope Gallery


Cali and Family Books owner David Kramer founded Hope Gallery in 2008 when the Echo Park art scene was on the rise. Aside from providing a platform for creative expression for independent artists, the gallery also hosted a slew of sporadic events. In its first year it was a pop-up vegan raw food restaurant, and a music venue where defiant jazz band Soiled Mattress & The Springs and indie punk band Triumph Of Lethargy Skinned Alive To Death hosted intimate shows for friends. Cali described the space as “about the size of three or four taco stands” and is anything but a traditional art gallery. Another avenue for Cali's recording artists to showcase their creativity, Teenage Teardrop's signee Lucky Dragons debuted its side art project as Sumi Ink Club at the gallery, while pioneering hardcore band Born Against's Brian Chippendale and Sam McPheeters have shared drawings and album art from their project as Lightning Bolt. The founders told XL8R in 2009 “We’re inspired by the idea that you only need your friends and energy to generate something with great impact. And if you don’t live here you can’t be involved in bumping into like-minded folks who you love and admire on every street corner.” The doors to Hope Gallery closed in 2010 after the two exhausted every option to find funding for the space.

Zen Mafia


“I think of like Zen Mafia crew as the modern American- the ideal modern American,” said Cali on the 11-person collective that consist of Jenna Thornhill DeWitt, Sage Vaughn, John Wiese, and others. The collective was born when crew member Deana Uribe started screaming "zen mafia" at a party in the Hollywood Hills. Days later Anthony Anzalone started a tumblr page which became the early foundations of the close-knit group. Aside from doing group shows and publishing zines with Ooga Booga and 8ball zines, Zen Mafia also hosted a weekly show on KCHUNG Radio. What started as an improper party show with everyone chiming in over a cranky microphone, became a residency where Cali and Jenna would share 30 unheard records during each session. “Musically it was so many different kinds of music. I have so many records, that for the first year the idea was to just never play the same song twice,” said Cali. The radio show ended in 2014 as members became preoccupied with their own individual shows, yet many are still archived on KCHUNG's webpage.

Wall Street Sex Freaks


Cali and a few friends currently share a studio on Skid Row in L.A. Together they collaborated on books, T-shirts and release zines. Some of his pals make up WSSF (Wall Street Sex Freaks), a creative collective which remains mysterious, but have released coveted goods ranging from merch in collaboration with 8ball zines to silkscreened tees art zines such as Pitbull News. Head to the WSSF's big cartel site for more information.

Click here to view full gallery at Hypebeast.com

5 of Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s Thought-Provoking Projects Pre ‘TLOP’

The reappropriation of Old English fonts in street culture is nothing new. Born x Raised has pulled from Chicano calligraphy and L.A. gang writing in its angst designs, while Million $ Mano’s Treated Crew use the glaring script as a forthright and unmissable emblem in its apparel releases. Yet the one who has championed this simple execution and brought it to new heights (in both popularity and price point) is Kanye West. In February 2016, Virgil Abloh posted an Instagram snapshot of The Life of Pablo’s concession stands at Madison Square Garden to be plastered with tees and hoodies scribed with gothic lettering. Little was known then as to who designed the rapper’s merch, but those itching to uncover the mystery would trace the clues back to Cali Thornhill DeWitt, who in 2014, following a joint show at CIFF Raven, collaborated with Virgil's OFF-WHITE imprint on the “UNDER WATER” collection for Dover Street Market Ginza. DeWitt’s introduction to Kanye spring boarded the artist to a realm of pop and fashion disparate from his past as a documentarian of America’s counter culture.

But what of this artist (that in the eyes of ‘Ye’s fans) seemingly appeared out of nowhere? While much of his work today is yearned for by fashion week faithfuls, his aesthetic derives from a world away from the runway-lit arenas. At 41, DeWitt’s involved in some of the most exciting DIY projects birthed out of the West Coast. A few outputs have seeped into Tumblr and SoundCloud, inevitably through the swarm of the Internet Age, but many still aren’t digitally cataloged, taking form as homemade zines and tapes and can only be experienced in clammy exhibition openings or backyard hardcore shows. Cali's work is a rehash of mass media motifs, as digital and IRL references are used in the juxtaposition of text with imagery. News headlines and tabloid slogans provide inspiration. “Low-level advertising really speaks to me because it’s so forthright. All the information is there, there’s no bullshit,” said Cali in an interview with HYPEBEAST during Art Basel Week Hong Kong last year. Elsewhere, jargons from ‘80s and ‘90s Los Angeles gangs make up the basis of his 2014 “24 Hour Fantasy Reality” exhibition (seen above), a comprehensive show based on a play-act memorial for cultural icons from Biggie Smalls to Massimo Vignelli. Whether he’s flipping advertisements or flirting with the notion of death, Cali’s witty presentations go against the laminated norms known to most, suggesting that in fact, the American Dream is rather frightening.

Armed with themes of engagement and social critique, it may seem ironic that Cali partnered up with pop culture's most ubiquitous persona. Yet like many of his undertakings, the Yeezus collaboration followed a spontaneity synonymous with much of his other output. While other Kanye fashion designers take months to bring their concepts to fruition, Cali had five days to get his designs to Kanye before before the merch were manufactured. To credit him as merely a “Kanye West designer” would be marginalizing Cali's expansive portfolio contributing to America's subculture for the past 20 years. From bartending, working in construction, appearing n drag on Nirvana's In Utero, to being the nanny of Kurt Cobain a­nd Courtney Love's daughter Frances Bean, each of Cali's professions have in someway paved the way for his next gig. His latest project is Some Ware, a new T-shirt brand and soon-to-be record label started in joint venture with Brendan Fowler. Proving that music, art and fashion are intrinsically intertwined, here we highlight five thought-provoking projects from his creative tenure.

Teenage Teardrop


Having once described Teenage Teardrop as “ the most unprofessional label,” Cali started the record label in 2007 after falling into introvert thought when he watched a teen cry in frustration. As an ex employee of major label Geffen Records, Cali ensured Teardrop didn't follow the conventional routes set by majors, as submissions rarely receive edits and album artworks are all done in-house and by friends of the artists. As founder and A&R, the label's roster heavily riffs off of Cali's musical taste culled from his time working at legendary Los Angeles live venue Jabberjaws. Teenage Teardrop is home to world music outfit Lucky Dragons, the industrial odes of John Wiese, and the lo-fi percussion of Nick deWitt. “I don’t have a strategy. My rule is to just work with people that I’d be honored to work with. That’s it.” Cali told LA Weekly “I’d be happy working the job that I have and being able to make cool stuff on the side. I want releases that I’m proud of. After all, how big can you get putting out weird books and vinyl?” Pivoted by the cynical ethos of any major label veteran, Teenage Teardrop continues to churn out exciting releases without following any particular timeline. Head to its webpage for more information.

Witch Hat


Started by Cali and his wife Jenna Thornhill DeWitt, Witch Hat was a photography blog consisting of work from the couple in addition to random, spontaneous snaps from Cali's zine and publishing friends. The site showcased imagery from Cali's travels, erratic flicks of homeless bums looking unintentionally stylish, to memoir of his adventures around Silver Lake. Making for a colorful moodboard, the site also doubled as an online documentation of content and collage work seen in Cali's zines such as 'New Rose in Town' and 'War News.' While WitchHat.biz is now defunct and largely replaced by Cali's Instagram @caramelbobby and tumblr page wssf417, those who attended the aforementioned Good Press and Hess Press zine launches would have gotten their hands on the WitchHat.biz featured photos in risograph print alongside trademark WitchHat.biz mixtapes.

Hope Gallery


Cali and Family Books owner David Kramer founded Hope Gallery in 2008 when the Echo Park art scene was on the rise. Aside from providing a platform for creative expression for independent artists, the gallery also hosted a slew of sporadic events. In its first year it was a pop-up vegan raw food restaurant, and a music venue where defiant jazz band Soiled Mattress & The Springs and indie punk band Triumph Of Lethargy Skinned Alive To Death hosted intimate shows for friends. Cali described the space as “about the size of three or four taco stands” and is anything but a traditional art gallery. Another avenue for Cali's recording artists to showcase their creativity, Teenage Teardrop's signee Lucky Dragons debuted its side art project as Sumi Ink Club at the gallery, while pioneering hardcore band Born Against's Brian Chippendale and Sam McPheeters have shared drawings and album art from their project as Lightning Bolt. The founders told XL8R in 2009 “We’re inspired by the idea that you only need your friends and energy to generate something with great impact. And if you don’t live here you can’t be involved in bumping into like-minded folks who you love and admire on every street corner.” The doors to Hope Gallery closed in 2010 after the two exhausted every option to find funding for the space.

Zen Mafia


“I think of like Zen Mafia crew as the modern American- the ideal modern American,” said Cali on the 11-person collective that consist of Jenna Thornhill DeWitt, Sage Vaughn, John Wiese, and others. The collective was born when crew member Deana Uribe started screaming "zen mafia" at a party in the Hollywood Hills. Days later Anthony Anzalone started a tumblr page which became the early foundations of the close-knit group. Aside from doing group shows and publishing zines with Ooga Booga and 8ball zines, Zen Mafia also hosted a weekly show on KCHUNG Radio. What started as an improper party show with everyone chiming in over a cranky microphone, became a residency where Cali and Jenna would share 30 unheard records during each session. “Musically it was so many different kinds of music. I have so many records, that for the first year the idea was to just never play the same song twice,” said Cali. The radio show ended in 2014 as members became preoccupied with their own individual shows, yet many are still archived on KCHUNG's webpage.

Wall Street Sex Freaks


Cali and a few friends currently share a studio on Skid Row in L.A. Together they collaborated on books, T-shirts and release zines. Some of his pals make up WSSF (Wall Street Sex Freaks), a creative collective which remains mysterious, but have released coveted goods ranging from merch in collaboration with 8ball zines to silkscreened tees art zines such as Pitbull News. Head to the WSSF's big cartel site for more information.

Click here to view full gallery at Hypebeast.com

Exhibit Takes You Into the Mind of Guillermo del Toro

Known for his striking visuals and vivid imagination in films such as Hellboy, Pans Labyrinth and Crimson Peak, director Guillermo del Toro gets a new exhibition at LACMA paying tribute to his work and inventive mind. At Home With Monsters revisits del Toro's childhood dreams growing up in Mexico and reveals his creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, artifacts and storyboards. The exhibit also takes cues from his home known as "Bleak House" in the Los Angeles suburbs, featuring a study filled with oddities and life-size characters from his films. Rather than chronologically depicting his work, the display is broken into thematic elements which include death, magic, occultism, horror, monsters and concluding with representations of innocence and redemption.

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters will be on view from Aug. 1 - Nov. 27, 2016 at LACMA.

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5 New Design-Led Retail Environments to Shop in This Summer

In the wake of the paradigm shift created in the world of retail by the advent of online shopping, retailers the world over have realised that the key to keeping customers coming back to their brick-and-mortar stores is to create experiences that can only be found offline. Indeed, retail industry futurist Doug Stephens recently wrote, "The true joy of a store is not looking at digital representations of products on a screen but being able to touch, feel, taste, smell and experience products in a visceral way." To this end, we present a tightly-edited selection of new stores around the world that have got it right in creating beautiful, tongue-in-cheek and above all atmospheric environments to offer their customers a shopping experience to remember beyond their purchase.

INVINCIBLE South, Kaohsiung

Nestled in a downtown street in the balmy southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, Taiwanese streetwear boutique INVINCIBLE has opened its latest outpost. Making generous use of natural light and airy interior volumes, the space is simple above all else while still offering several nooks to break up what would otherwise be an alienating space -- there is a sneaker corridor that displays the likes of Nike, Converse, adidas, New Balance, Reebok and PUMA, while Red Wing Shoes get its own small segment on the other side of the wall. On the lower floor are pieces from visvim, WTAPS, NEIGHBORHOOD and SOPHNET.-affiliated brands, and homeware goods from Jason Markk and retaW are also on display. Carhartt's special relationship with INVINCIBLE is highlighted by a special mezzanine room entirely devoted to the brand's offerings, while a neon-lit Carhartt logo greets the shop's customers.

INVINCIBLE South
19 Deshun Street, Sinsing District
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

RIPNDIP Gallery, Los Angeles

Passersby on LA's Fairfax Avenue might have noticed an unexpected yet familiar sight in the form of RIPNDIP's loveable cat mascot, Lord Nermal, basking in the leaves of a palm tree on an mural covering the facade of Known Gallery. The reason is RIPNDIP's takeover of the gallery space with its summer pop-up, titled Roswell Beach Club and themed to the label's Summer 2016 collection. The third of RIPNDIP's installations, the space is designed by WEBAD PRODUCTIONS and features an oversized Lord Nermal iPhone case out front that doubles as a photo booth, while the Alien mascot keeps watch in a lifeguard tower over a "kitty pool" filled with Nermal plushies. Further towards the back is a green neon-lit room lined with aluminum foil and containing a fridge that dispenses free RIPNDIP water. Meanwhile, tattoo artist Jason Hoodrich will be on hand every Sunday to give free tattoos. Runs until August 29.

RIPNDIP Gallery: Roswell Beach Club
441 N. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Thierry Lasry, Paris

As an institution devoted to seeing, Thierry Lasry's first Parisian eyewear boutique is a beautifully bombastic visual feast. Known for his statement eyewear designs, Lasry endeavored to translate his retro-futuristic aesthetic into the interior with the help of artistic director Vincent Darré. Shoppers on rue du Four are first struck by a reflective iris-like window display, and the ocular-centric theme continues within the compact 45-square-meter interior that has been outfitted with triangular, circular and square backlit brass cabinets inset with mirrored backs. A plush blue sectional sofa occupies the center of the interior, while off to the side is a warmly-lit back area that showcases the brand's special editions.

Thierry Lasry Paris
40 rue du Four
Paris 75006
France

Moleskine Cafe, Milan

Moleskine has done well to craft a lifestyle around its brand of notebooks, and the newly opened Moleskine Cafe in Milan's Brera design district is just the latest logical step in this progression. Inspired by the Parisian concept of the café littéraire -- a cafe where literary-minded types meet to exchange ideas over scribbles and coffee -- the Moleskine Cafe combines a cafe, art gallery, store and library for an all-encompassing retail experience. Offering selected espresso blends and filter coffee prepared by local roasters Sevengrams, the cafe also serves a menu of gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and brunch dishes. The interior itself is inspired by the neutral palette of the brand's notebooks, continuing Moleskine's distinct color palette. Look for more Moleskine Cafes to start appearing in the world's capitals in the coming months.

Moleskine Cafe
65 Corso Garibaldi
Milano 20121
Italy

Log Road Daikanyama, Tokyo







To cap off our concise edit of retail environments, we highlight a new commercial complex in Tokyo's trendy Daikanyama district. Clad entirely in untreated cedar planks, Log Road Daikanyama was designed by General Design Co. to create an intimate village-like atmosphere -- the complex is completely pedestrianized with wide, tree-lined boulevards with plenty of outdoor seating areas, while the five low-rise tenant buildings blend inconspicuously into the neighborhood profile. A welcome break from the predominantly glass-and-steel makeup of Tokyo's urban fabric, the facades of Log Road Daikanyama will instead be gracefully stained with a patina over time as its cedar construction weathers successive seasons.

Log Road Daikanyama
13-1 Daikanyama-machi
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Japan

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UPDATE: Pastelle Items Will Be Available on Grailed

While there was speculation of Pastelle items being widely released earlier this year, it seems that now, those pieces will be available exclusively through resale site Grailed, starting today at 5pm EST. Ian Connor took to Twitter to show off Bloody Osiris wearing Kanye West's blue AMA Varsity teased in a prior tweet. Additionally, photographer Martin Mougeot posted additional photos of the jackets which can be seen below.

 

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Connor also mentioned that a few of his personal items would be available via his Grailed profile as well.

UPDATE: Ian Connor has confirmed that two jackets will go on sale for $3,000 USD each. A new item will be added every month until the line goes into mass production.

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Arthouse Documentary Explores Salarymen of Tokyo

Artist Allegra Pacheco delves into the lives of Tokyo businessmen through an upcoming independent documentary titled "Salaryman." Often noted for their incessant work hours and excessive drinking, salarymen are captured through a photo series where every Friday night around 4am, Pacheco goes on "salaryman hunts" looking for men passed out in suits and outlines them in chalk, likening them to murder victims. The film also includes interviews with various people including office workers, Hideaki Kobayashi and president of the Tokyo Youth Union in order to examine Japan's overall work culture. View the teaser below and check back for additional updates on the forthcoming project.

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This Software Automatically Makes Your Selfies More Attractive

Photo editing software of today is mind-bogglingly intricate, but one gaping deficiency is the ability to convincingly manipulate the angle and distance of a subject. This is especially sorely felt in selfies, where the distance at which a face is captured can adversely affect how attractive (or how ugly) they appear. Now, researchers from Princeton University have developed a software that allows you to do exactly that -- by turning a human head into a 3D model with 70 reference points, the software, which uses a program developed at Carnegie Mellon University, can manipulate the image into its most flattering form.

There's no doubt that this will be a hit among the Snapchat generation of today, but how far away the software is from general release remains to be seen. One promising sign is the involvement of Adobe in the development of the software, so keep your eyes peeled for this technology to arrive in a version of Photoshop in the near future.

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The Chamfer House Intersects the Old With the New

Located on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia, the Chamfer House is the latest project by Mihaly Slocombe Architects. Presented with a post-and-beam modernist cabin designed by Kevin Borland in 1977, the architecture firm was tasked with retrofitting it with modern additions for a young family, while maintaining the charismatic timber construction. Guided by a philosophy of "sensitive infiltration," the final result is a mish-mash of concrete and glass that intersect seamlessly with the original timber structure, creating an airy, light-filled volume throughout while never losing sight of the house's original tinge of romantic rationalism. Check out the property in the gallery above.

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NikeLab Releases the Blazer Low in Two Premium Constructions

The Blazer Low is the latest silhouette to receive a premium makeover from NikeLab. Officially dubbed the Blazer Low Studio, the sneaker makes its debut in two minimalist leather constructions, featuring a tonal upper, embossed Nike heel branding and cork insoles for an extra bit of flair. Both design are finished off with a crisp white midsole. Available in black and tan colorways, look for the NikeLab Blazer Low Studio to arrive at select NSW accounts in the coming weeks.

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