Talented Illustration designer Jasper Goodall made this short film about Sanna Annukka and her new autumn/winter collection for Marimekko called Pohjolassa. I’m a huge fan of patterns and have always enjoyed symmetry but lately have been pushing myself in Illustrator. As far as the Adobe suite goes, Illustrator still isn’t my strongest and I’ve learned a lot in 2012 with it.
I’m currently working with a client on her brand refresh and going over bag designs these last couple weeks, been a great experiment in pattern making. I’d love a chance to make wallpaper or textiles like these down the road.
Hunger is that first moment of a potentially exhilarating interaction. A connection that completely electrifies you and a shock that echoes through your entire being. Call it love or lust at first sight, but all manner of thought floats through one’s mind in that first instance.
Hunger, filmed under the title In the Hearts of Wild Men — a name inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness — is the culmination of a four year process for me creatively. Born in 2008 out of two separate photo shoot concepts and a story with some potential (but limited-to-no visual appeal) this video was a passion project, a working vacation if you will. A way to recharge the creative batteries. December 2011 I found the spare time to take first steps towards pre-production for this short-film.
We make assumptions based on what we see on the surface, will we ever know our true Wild Heart?
Through Awesome Okanagan, I’ve been working with some colleagues (Mya and Carly) on “Wild Heart,” a 2012 Fall/Winter Fashion Show with Nikki and local salon Loyal Hair Therapy. It will be in support of local charity H.O.P.E. Outreach. This is the promo video I made for the fashion show, a stripped-down version of the nearly 20 minute visuals that will accompany the fashion show. The video will be synced to music.
This is the Beardcap. It is what it looks like in that you have a cap, attached to a beard. I read that it refers to the traditional “lambshed-hood” used by Icelandic farmers walking long distances in below freezing temperatures through heavy snow-storms. Designed by Vík Prjónsdóttir in 2005, this cap is made with 100% Icelandic wool and is available in five different colours. For the facial-hair-challenged among you don’t worry, you can get one too.
These photos taken by Ryan Davis — from a shoot for a print publication that, sadly, never ran — were recently posted in his blog, What He Wears. It was shot on Rockaway Beach in New York on a very cold April evening. They’re raw and full of contrast, Davis crushed the blacks in these ones and I love his style.
Photographer: Jeremy Williams
Stylist: Ryan Davis
Model: Justin Passamore @ Red NYC
A video & a few shots from a new San Diego-based line, Favorite Pastime. So far, there isn’t a whole lot to show for the line, which isn’t to say they lack the essentials. It’s short and sweet, almost minimal which is always something I can appreciate. Started by Mat Crossan and inspired by the nostalgia of care-free days of skating, surfing and generally being in the sun until the street lights came on, but updated for those of us who are old enough to not be called for dinner. I’m looking forward to more from this line.
This morning I turned the first pair of Nudies I ever purchased (from back in 2007) into a pair of shorts. 1 less pair of pants and 1 new pair of shorts. My Mom couldn’t believe the price of the denim and I explained ‘they’re built to wear in and to last,’ and to wait and see them in five years. She scoffed and said I wouldn’t be wearing them in five years, which at this point is only 8 months away.
http://Buckstyle.com presents a new animation on the stud trend by up-and-coming Brazilian motion graphics designer Caco Neves, Creative Direction & Styling by Steve Doyle, Photography & Production by Holly Falconer, Hair & Make-up by Holly Bellm, Styling Assistant Celia-Jane Ukwenya, Music by Joakim & The Disco, Photographer’s Assistant Mary Taylor, Model: Johan @ Premier. Clothing by Prada, Levi’s Dr Marten’s, New Look, Mint, Rokit, Year Zero, Primark.
‘Tomorrow Night We’ll Go Anywhere’ by Jamie Harley.
Part of the SHOWstudio.com project ‘Editing Kate’ - showstudio.com/project/editing_kate
Soundtrack: ‘Tomorrow Night We’ll Go Anywhere’ by Evan Voytas, Cascine
Tom Ford – fashion powerhouse/film mogul/old school romantic/myhero – is the cover star of the spring/summer 2011 issue of Another Man and presents Tom Ford’s five easy lessons in how to be a modern gentleman.
You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.
A gentleman today has to work. People who do not work are so boring and are usually bored. You have to be passionate, you have to be engaged and you have to be contributing to the world.
Manners are very important and actually knowing when things are appropriate. I always open doors for women, I carry their coat, I make sure that they’re walking on the inside of the street. Stand up when people arrive at and leave the dinner table.
Don’t be pretentious or racist or sexist or judge people by their background.
A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach
Admittedly I’m not a watch guy. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to be. But I generally spend upwards of $300 when I buy a watch and usually only wear them for a couple months before they disappear into my drawer (see. Watch Graveyard). I told myself if I was to get another watch, it would have to be somewhat timeless, masculine and pretty simple/elegant. This recent re-launch of the Seagull 1963 is that kind of watch I think.
In 1961 the Tianjin Watch Factory was assigned to manufacture the first Chinese aviation watch (chronograph) for the Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army. The code of the assignment was “304.” The factory pre-manufactured three batches of the aviation watch by October 1962. In the end of the year 38 leaders and experts (industrial ministry, air command, and naval equipment supervisors) came together for the appraisal of the watch. After the meeting the Tianjin Watch Factory received permission to begin the mass production of the watch. In 1963 the factory completed and delivered 1400 aviation watches to the Chinese Air Force.
The chrono has an automatic movement with a 40 hour power reserve, is made in China and retails for a cool $339. Find out more here.
The editor in chief of British GQ, Mr. Dylan Jones, collaborated with Anya Hindmarch to create Hindmarch’s first ever men’s bag. I have been looking into getting a new bag, I love to get everything in one trip from my car to my door and a properly organized bag is the first step in this process.
This started out over lunch with Dylan, actually. We were talking about men and the manbag, and how a lot of people struggle with them. We had just started thinking about doing a men’s line, so I thought that doing something with Dylan would be perfect. The butter leather we make the bag out of is made at the most beautiful tannery in France called Tanneries Roux. It’s pretty much the best most expensive leather you can buy, so naturally Dylan chose that. [laughs] It wears, and it’s a very untreated, pure skin, so it changes colour with age. It’s as good as it gets.
I’m now taking donations for my new bag. It starts at £1,095 (about $1,723 CAD), so feel free to get real generous.