We have developed an ongoing appreciation for Neighborhood’s building collection of Booze Incense Chambers. The Colt and The Skull chambers we have seen in the last year were both thoughtful and intriguing.
The latest offering from Neighborhood is The Booze Crow Incense Chamber. This menacing crow sits atop a human skull marked with Caesar’s infamous “Veni Vidi Vici” (Latin for “I came, I saw, I conquered”) that is resting on a book titled “The Black Arts”.
The Pottery Series by Neighborhood has provided a compelling collection of pieces to upgrade your living space. The collection features objects that were exported while Japan was occupied by the US after WWII. The colt features intricate designs throughout including golden accents at the sights, safety, and hammer. The incense chamber is constructed with holes along the gun and at the barrel to create a “smoking barrel” affect when it is in use.
Neighborhood’s Pottery Series has sold out at several exceptional retailers including Tres Bien Shop and Haven. Goodhood has recently gotten their hands on a restock, which will not last long.
After getting Matthew Tammaro to shoot our Young Empires Collection lookbook we wanted to find an excuse to work with him again. A short film was the natural progression. This time he teamed up with Sam Catalfamo to create Creatures of Cataract, a story of rebirth, temptation, deception, and ultimately love and new beginnings. The entire film was shot in beautiful Caledon, Ontario and, more specifically, at Cataract waterfall. The original score for Creatures of Cataract was created by Hollow Pigeons, another young and crazy talented artist from our hometown of Toronto.
HANDSOME has created a small collection of cases for the iPhone 5. The cases feature original artwork and have been engineered by Uncommon, an American-based company that specializes in Apple accessories. We chose to work with Uncommon because of their exceptional quality and ergonomic design. We wanted to make iPhone 5 cases as it gave us a chance to make something utilitarian that can be used everyday, and something beautiful that would enhance one of the leading pieces of technology today.
Each purchase will include a complimentary matching iPhone wallpaper to complete the look.
The Pottery Series from NEIGHBORHOOD features objects that incorporate original ideas from the historical background of porcelain pottery items “Made in Occupied Japan” that were exported while Japan was occupied by the US after WWII.
The Booze Skull Incense Chamber certainly caught our eye with a simple quote on the front and back of the piece: “Never Put Off Tomorrow What You can Do Today”. This timeless and inspirational message is a great reminder to keep around one’s living space. Neighborhood has created a range of incense that can be bought separately and burned creating a smoking eyes effect with the four skulls. Like all Neighborhood creations, the piece is well crafted and features intricate details to be discovered over time.
Big Sean opens up and gives his thoughts on fear, life, and success. He’s no Aristotle but he does offer some practical advice while giving insight to his thought process.
Dubbel Dutch co-opts some trendy early internet imagery for his video for “Self Help Riddim”. If you’re not already tired of the imagery after Rihanna made it jump the shark on SNL a couple weeks back, it’s pretty entertaining. Either way, his song is clearly better than the video.
Here is a Yours Truly produced video of Miguel performing ‘The Thrill’. We can’t believe this isn’t everywhere on the radio. Actually, we haven’t listened to the radio in months so it very well could be. If so, good job radio.
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“Skin is a dark, stylish examination of tattoo culture as high art and a film that tests the boundaries of the medium and the human body. The film features contributions from notable artists such as Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Raymond Pettibon, in association with Dasha Zhukova’s Garage Magazine.”
A couple weeks back, one of our favorite photographers, Kate Edmonson, came home from a trip to Paris and was excited to show us a photo book called 10×15 by Quentin de Briey. After flipping through a few pages it quickly became apparent why. Just look at these photographs. Born in Belgium, Quentin bought his first camera at age 16. From this moment he began to take pictures on a regular basis and so began his training as a self-taught photographer. He has gone on to have his work published in Glamour and Vogue España and done work for Burberry, Sony, Barclays, and Carhart.
The book itself captures intimate moments of his personal life and experiences but his commissioned work is equally beautiful. Be sure to check out more images after the jump.