Friday, May 20, 2011

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CMRTYZ for Blackbird

The freakishly talented art duo CMRTYZ (Carlos M. Ruiz + Ty Ziskis) are hosting a party at Blackbird in Ballard tonight featuring new artwork and t-shirt designs in collab with OBEY. 6–10PM / go here for info.


Here's a page from Carlos's daily sketchbook of his life. Go here for more.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Best Foot Forward

A summer classic.
Converse Jack Purcell sneaker,
$55 at Zappos.

A twist on the classic:
Converse x Comme des Garçons PLAY Jack Purcell,
$125 at Saks.

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Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Matt Noren, founders of Tarboo, which produces high quality handmade shirts in Pioneer Square, Seattle. (Tarboo is the name of a bay on Hood Canal.) Click here to browse and order.

Photo by
Kyle Johnson.

What's My Line?


Yves Saint Laurent

Frank Lloyd Wright

Paul Newman

Jayne Mansfield

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Yohji Yamamoto: Sleeveless white felt dress with large collar, Autumn/Winter 1996-7 (Juste des Vêtements exhibition, Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Paris, 2005 © Courtesy of Gael Amzalag), on view as part of a Yohji retrospective at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London through July 10. Click here for info.

Highly recommended viewing:

Yohji Yamamoto: The Poet of Black

Tuesday, May 17, 2011



Chad VanGaalen "Peace On the Rise" from Diaper Island (Sub Pop, 2011). One of my favorite currently-working artists, both as a producer and musician.

Knowledge Knowledge

Tomorrow night from 6–8PM at Dashwood Books in New York, photographer Malerie Marder will be signing copies of her first book, Carnal Knowledge, published by Violette Editions.
A seminal early experience for Malerie Marder was when a family friend invited her to photograph her with her lover, naked and in the anonymous setting of a motel room. This set the tone for Marder's work for the next decade. Her photographs of nudes are composed simply, her subjects sitting plainly near the centre of the frame, often set against the bleak anonymity of motel rooms, their impassive gazes almost daring a viewer to interpret their bodies. Beautifully illustrated with more than 70 works by Marder – described by Charlotte Cotton in her introduction as an 'episodic drama of adjacencies' – Carnal Knowledge also contains a preface by Gregory Crewdson, a text by novelist James Ellroy, short stories inspired by Marder's works by A. M. Homes, James Frey and Bruce Wagner, as well as a written and photographic correspondence between Marder and Philip-Lorca diCorcia.

Here are the first images of Marder's I noticed, from "The Others," an October 2007 New York Times Magazine story styled by Anne Christensen.

There are a lot of great fashion stories in the world but this one stood out to me because of its beautiful color, perfect/creepy compositions and styling, and exceptionally well-executed conceptual narrative. (Click here for more.)

I'm looking forward to checking out Marder's book. Click here to pre-order from Dashwood, or if you're in NY head over to the shop tomorrow night from 6–8PM.

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E.O. Hoppé (1878-1972): Tilly Losch, dancer, England, 1928. From Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio and Street at the National Portrait Gallery in London through the end of the month. Click here for a review by David Franchi. Go here for much more on E.O. Hoppé.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Something Dramatic


Trailer for
Machete Maidens Unleashed!, a documentary on '70s exploitation flicks filmed in the Philippines. Go here for info!

Negative Space

Steven Parrino: Exit/Dark Matter, 1998–1999 (41 works on paper, 3 sizes)

Scott Campbell: Untitled , 2011 (Cut uncut US currency sheets, 23 x 101 inches frame)

Raymond Pettibon: No title (Why? That Benzedrine...), 1986 (Pen and ink on paper)

All from Blankness Is Not A Void, at Marc Jancou Contemporary in New York through June 4th.

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Photograph by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello from their current solo show at latoutepetiteagence in Paris through this Wednesday, May 18th.



Patty Pravo featuring Donyale Luna "Michelle" (1970)