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.
I loved art school. Studying something you’re passionate about is all well and good, but what I most appreciated were the teachers. It was always inspiring to be around people who both knew so much about art and were also constantly producing it. One of these teachers whom I was lucky enough to get to know is Gary Setzer.
Gary has recently toured his new performance work, Supralingual/Sublingual: The Tongue is the Terrain across the United States. With stops in New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Denver, New Orleans, and Austin (among others), he provided gallery audiences with what the Huffington Post called “a phenomenal hybrid of his own, integrating video, music and performance.”
This video is for one of the songs off the Supralingual/Sublingual album. Johnathan Black, one of my hugely talented peers, filmed it. Like its title, it is ineffable.
Gary has been kind enough to share an exclusive download of the song with us that you can grab below. Fans of Gary Numan will approve.
Several new pieces from Banksy have debuted this week. Some of the pieces have popped up on the streets while others have come in the form of more traditional paintings. The content is inline with Banksy’s usual humour and opinions.