Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Burberry A/W 2012 Ad Campaign

Burberry just released their Autumn/Winter 2012 advertising campaign, and it's pretty much hot fire. The cinematic black-and-white photographs by Mario Testino were taken at the iconic Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, and feature two rising British talents--Roo Panes and Gabriella Wilde. Full-on Britishness here.
And, for good measure, several behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot.
© Copyright Burberry/Testino

Monday, May 28, 2012

Scott Bacigalupo

As a young goalie, your number one role model on the lacrosse field was Scott Bacigalupo (Princeton '94). As a shot stopper, he was second to none; however, he was unorthodox, throwing any part of himself or his equipment at the ball.  He was a bold defensive leader, and he played with tremendous flair. You had the chance to meet Mr. Bacigalupo in 1994, following an early season home victory for Princeton. He could not have been more friendly, humble, and encouraging.  

One of the most celebrated college lacrosse players ever, Scott Bacigalupo was a three-time first team All-American (1992, 1993, 1994) and second team All-American (1991) goalie, a four-time All Ivy League member, and the recipient of the C. Markland Kelly Award for Division I Goalie of the Year (1992, 1993, 1994) and the Raymond Enners Award for Division I Player of the Year (1994). He guided Princeton to two NCAA Division I Championships (1992, 1994), during which he was twice named tournament MVP. In 2010, he was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Drake's Jubilee Pocket Square

In tribute to the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, Drake's produced a limited run of 200 Jubilee handkerchiefs. They are handmade from 100% silk, and are resplendent with British patriotism.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Paste Swim Trunks

Brooklyn-based Paste just dropped a new line of trunks for summer that feature a slew of bold prints and fresh graphics as well as more conservative solids. Designer Jason Laurits brings together Hokusai prints, kitschy parrots, and retro stripes in a collection of well-tailored swim shorts. The cuts are trim, hitting above the knee and making movement easy and comfortable. Paste uses dye-sublimation to print, a process of heating the actual image onto the fabric, which increases durability against seawater, chlorine, and sun. As with all Paste apparel, the swimwear is made in the USA. 

Now for the best part...Paste is offering Things Is Cool readers a discount of 20% off of all regularly priced items through June 4. Simply enter the code "COOL" at check-out.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Supreme "The Alton" Sunglasses

These were on the internets today: Supreme's S/S installment of "The Alton" in four colors. Each pair is made in Italy and has Barberini glass lenses. Available May 24 through Supreme's New York and L.A. locations.  

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Harris Tweed | From Shearing to Stamping

A charming and informative little film on the making of Harris Tweed. (It includes some great sheep footage.) Very big thanks go out to Mike for passing along this video that he helped to make.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

iBamboo Speaker

You can't speak to how well the iBamboo Speaker works, but the design is fresh and it sure is an intriguing idea. A dock for your iPod/iPhone is implanted in a piece of bamboo. The natural resonance of the bamboo amplifies the sound from the device's internal speaker. For only $25, you might consider springing for it.
iBamboo Speaker eclectic home electronics

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sea of Japan, Hokkaido, 1987. 

"Black Sea" 
by Mark Strand

One clear night while the others slept, I climbed
the stairs to the roof of the house and under a sky
strewn with stars I gazed at the sea, at the spread of it,
the rolling crests of it raked by the wind, becoming
like bits of lace tossed in the air. I stood in the long,
whispering night, waiting for something, a sign, the approach
of a distant light, and I imagined you coming closer,
the dark waves of your hair mingling with the sea,
and the dark became desire, and desire the arriving light.
The nearness, the momentary warmth of you as I stood
on that lonely height watching the slow swells of the sea
break on the shore and turn briefly into glass and disappear . . .
Why did I believe you would come out of nowhere? Why with all
that the world offers would you come only because I was here?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Rohan S/S 2012

English outdoor outfitter Rohan shot their most recent lookbook in Mallorca, Spain. The rugged scenery pairs perfectly with the brand's no-nonsense style and technical designs. Some really great snaps.