Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Stanley Kubricks New York


We are all familiar with Stanley Kubrick's film directing acumen. But in fact Kubrick’s special skill behind the camera and his ability to create visual intrigue were evident long before he was a Hollywood icon. Even at the age of 17, Kubrick was an immense talent. In 1945, for $25, he sold a photograph to Look magazine of a broken-hearted newsvendor reacting to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A few months later Kubrick joined Look’s staff to become the youngest staff photographer in the magazine’s history. He continued to work for Look until 1950 when he left to pursue filmmaking. Now hand picked from 10,000 Kubrick Negatives 25 have been chosen to be made available in print form via V+M. I can't think of a better christmas present for anyone interested in photography/film or the creative arts, such a brilliant piece of history...




Gourmet 'The Dignan'

Inspired by the final scene from the 2009 film 'The Departed' the Dignan is exactly the type of design idea you would expect from Gourmet and it's already firmly dividing opinion. Which in my opinion is exactly why I love this shoe already. It's probably not going to win prizes for looks but as a concept I think its brilliant. It definitely something that will turn heads and get the grey matter working. This is the kind of forward thinking footwear that the industry should be inviting after a 2011 of retros and reworks I think this is a promising look at some really brand new ideas for 2012. Great work Gourmet...

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Comme Des Garcons Embossed Stitched Wallet


If like me you prefer a slimmer cut of jeans/trousers then you may have also have had what I have coined 'wallet issues'. By this I mean the ridiculous square bulge that is created by a congested Christmas wallet. Downsizing is the only way forward. On that note this Comme Des Garcons wallet is not only perfectly small without being useless. But with construction in grey butter soft leather with embossed/stitched detailing this is a great everyday wallet which also reminds you to clear out those receipts that linger like an unwanted sprout...

Patta x Asics Gel Saga II


Patta have built their reputation not only by a long standing love for sneakers and the culture but also in collaborations with absolutely sublime results and consistency which is arguably unrivalled by any other company. Its hard to find fault with any of their previous footwear efforts. With Asics steam rollering 2010/11 with their almightly Gel Lyte III it seems with a little help from RF and the Patta Boys the Gel Saga II will have its own days in the sunshine. These are very much a sequel to their original 2007 Gel Lytes with an almost identical palette but a multi tonal black upper this time sees minimal usage of the green/red highlights and allows the silhouette to be the star. This is very much a sign of the times but I though simple I can't help looking at the textures and accents and thinking they have nailed it again...



Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Nonnative x New Balance CM997


Nonnative are in my opinion one of the best brands out there right now you only need to look at their current collection to want to remortgage your house to buy it all. This preview of their upcoming collaboration with the mighty New Balance is absolutely beautiful. Taking inspiration from the shifting sand dunes of Morocco the multi tonal upper alone is epic but with the addition of the splash of persian blue on the outsole this really does take this colorway to a whole new level. Available in early January this will be my first purchase of 2012 for sure, this is a seriously top notch shoe and it deserves major appreciation...




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