Beautiful Decay has informed me that that they have a new online home for their apparel where you can not only purchase limited edition t-shirts and gear from some of the most interesting artists/designers/illustrators out there but also read interviews and keep up on just exactly what BD is up to. Its a pretty extensive site for the subject matter making it unique in that department and there are some really unexpected items in their shop.
Emil Kozak emailed this morning to inform me he has updated with a full new shop of merchandise imbued with his unique sense of style. There are some really great t-shirts and hoodies (even some socks) up for grabs. They look like they are very high quality as well. Emil is one of those designers who just continues to inspire and impress me. I absolutely love his work. Show some support and pick yourself up some new gear.
Insensate is the title of a recent fashion photo shoot by Nick Knight. The results showcase the brutal geometry and raw creative fire of Gareth Pugh’s A/W 2008 collection. Starting December 1st and for only 7 days following you will be able to download a 1,2 by 1,2 meter big version of this first photo.
I honestly abandoned the entire sneaker craze about a year ago and never looked back. However, Zuriik Shoes brought about a change of heart with their clean, modern and just flat out attractive shoes. Design goes beyond the printed page and these shoes are a shining example of that. I gotta score me a pair of those black joints. Haute.
There are some really nice new t-shirts in the shop at You Work For Them. The shirt above is inspired by the cover of Brockmanns famous book Grid Systems In Graphic Design. It may in fact be the ultimate ‘design nerd’ t-shirt and I have to admit to wanting one pretty badly although I have kind of passed out of my t-shirt phase.
Ugmonk has a nice line of t-shirts featuring large simple type. It’s a line of clothing engineered to appease the appetite of a proper design and type nerd. I mean, what designer wouldn’t want a classic grey tee featuring a giant ampersand.
“News Knitter is a data visualization project which focuses on knitted garments as an alternative medium to visualize large scale data.
The production of knitted garments is a highly complex process which involves computer support at various steps starting with the designs of both the fabric and the shape of garments until they are ready-to-wear. In recent years, technical innovations in machine knitting have especially focused on the patterning facilities. The patterns are designed by individuals generally depending on the current trends of fashion and the intended target markets and multiplied through mass production. News Knitter translates this individual design process into a world-wide collaboration by utilizing live data streams as a base for pattern generation. Due to the dynamic nature of live data streams, the system generates patterns with unpredictable visuality.
News Knitter converts information gathered from the daily political news into clothing. Live news feed from the Internet that is broadcasted within 24 hours or a particular period is analyzed, filtered and converted into a unique visual pattern for a knitted sweater. The system consists of two different types of software: whereas one receives the content from live feeds the other converts it into visual patterns, and a fully computerized flat knitting machine produces the final output. Each product, sweater of News Knitter is an evidence/result of a specific day or period.”
Alright, I don’t like a lot of what I write on this site to come off like advertising, especially since I don’t even have any advertising or make any money off of this blog. So, with that said, I do in all sincerity want to mention the newest seasonal line of clothing from 55 DSL. I am a big Diesel nerd and have been rocking their wares for a long time now. Unfortunately I am kind of a poor artist type, and that stuff ain’t cheap so I usually have to figure out how to pick it up on sale. So, when I can, I do. What I like about 55 DSL is that it originally spawned from Diesel and has since become it’s own thing. However, that attention to detail, sentiment, attitude and personality that I love about Diesel remained intact and strong. Recently on a trip to NY, I was in the SoHo area and saw a lot of people wearing 55 DSL clothing. I love detail in clothing and detail in the construction of clothing and I was struck by how much of that I saw in 55 DSL clothing. The brand is a little young for me but there is stuff in there I can pull off. I really like their pants and jeans. They also have some really cool jackets.
The best part is, that 55 DSL usually costs less than Diesel’s clothing.
You can see their most recent collection at their website here.
Their flagship store is actually in SoHo, so if you are nearby, drop in and see what you think. If you really want to pick up some of their cooler gear, you almost have to go somewhere that sells their wares. You can find a list here.
Also, here are a couple places you can buy online: BNYConline, DrJays and Yoox is always a good bet.
There are some really cool new Obama shirts for sale in the Stolen Shop. They have put about 3 or 4 new designs up since I last visited. You can show your support and maintain your hipster image. Everyone wins.
“Insight is a fashion lead surf label, born out of the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia. They come from a surf heritage yet lead a lifestyle that encompasses all that is surf, skate, street, art, music, fashion, and popular culture. Take a look at their newest and amazing surf campaigns called “Good Morning Pluto” and “Dopamine”.”
Toms Shoes are shoes that support an amazing cause. For every pair of Toms Shoes sold they send a pair of shoes to a child in need. Since 2006, they have given 10,000 pairs to children in Argentina and 50,000 pairs in South Africa. This year they plan on giving at least 200,000 pairs of shoes to impoverished children around the world. Above you can see an actual shoe drop in Argentina back in 2006. This company is sincere in their cause. They are really trying to do something meaningful here that helps those in need.
It’s stuff like this that really pulls at my heart strings. Some people talk, others do. It’s wonderful to see someone doing something like this not because they have to but because they can. It’s the right way to conduct a business and it should stand as a real inspiration.