The Spring/Summer 2011 collection from Parisian label Sandro emphasizes a slim-fit smart, casual repertoire of sharp mix-and-match tailored pieces. The menswear design team is headed up by Ilan Chétrite, who is the son of Evelyne Chétrite, Sandro's creative director.
William O'Brien Jr. is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning and is principle of an independent design practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Allandale House links three horizontal extrusions of "leaning," or asymmetrical, A-frames. Read more here.
Left Field NYC has been producing work and vintage inspired clothing since 1999. All pieces are made in the United States from a range of Japanese and American fabrics and components. The brand has just released its 2011 collection of spring chinos. Below are the four basic styles: one Japanese khaki twill (made from the same heavy-duty cotton twill used to make Japanese military garments), one organic olive twill, and two enzyme-washed organic cotton canvas models. Details are the same on all four pairs, and they include a Corozo button fly, front coin pocket, on-seam side pockets, buttoned back pockets, Japanese chambray pocket bags, and a comfortable, slim-straight fit. Each pair is made in Los Angeles.
The French national football team will be sporting a new look for away matches in 2011-2012. Nike has used the striped motif of 19th century mariners--a strong symbol of French cultural heritage--to create a stunning jersey.
Artist Wayne Zebzda was born in Connecticut, relocated to the west coast to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, and has spent the last two decades living and working on Kaua'i. The following images are excerpted from his exhibition entitled ROADTRIP, which was shown at The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu (2008), The Maui Arts and Cultural Center (2009), and Galerie 103 (2009). It is a continuously evolving series of works in a variety of media.
Caution! Magician Ahead, 2008. Digital solvent inkjet print on vinyl and aluminum.
Suit for Night Walking, 2009. 3M reflective sign material sewn on industrial cover-alls, hanger.
Watch video here. Stop Throwing Signs, 2007-8. Road signs, D.O.T. debris.Laws of Attraction (Part One), 2007. Highway road lines (metal tape and reflective glass beads). Neither Here Nor There, 2008. Digital solvent inkjet print on vinyl on aluminum with D.O.T. debris. (Top, mounted on wall) Feelings, 2009. Ceramic road domes installation.
(Bottom, installation) Feel the Beat, 2009. Polyester resin ball with recycled reflective road bumps, audio soundtrack of recorded road bumps and traffic sounds.
Recording and more images here. Gawker, 2009. Recycled damaged guard rails and solvent inkjet prints on vinyl on aluminum. Who's Driving?, 2007. Found steering wheel, metal rust, dirt, patina. Road Trip, 2007. Digital solvent inkjet print on vinyl and aluminum.
I Dig My New Office, 2009. Installation with desk and chair. Suit To Disappear In, 2009. Suit, highway paint, glass beading, hanger.