Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ellery James Roberts | "Kerou's Lament"

Former WU LYF frontman Ellery James Roberts recently self-released a new single, "Kerou's Lament." It is reminiscent of his work on the 2011 WU LYF masterpiece Go Tell Fire to the Mountain. Give it a listen below.

And, for good measure, here's the now defunct WU LYF rocking La Cigale in Paris.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fanlime | NBA Draft Style

NYC start-up Fanlime is an interactive platform joining athletes and fans. They work with marquee athletes to build a better brand narrative around the things athletes care about off the field and enable fans to engage with the content. In honor of tonight's Draft, they've put together a little widget that allows viewers to weigh in on past and present NBA Draft steez. Have a scroll through the good--what up, Kemba--and the cringe-worthy--rebound strong, Drew Gooden.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bridge & Burn x Makelike | Hawaii 503 Collaboration

Two Portland companies, clothier Bridge & Burn and pattern design studio Makelike, teamed up to create a few Hawaii-inspired pieces. The interesting twist is that the prints feature natural elements from the Pacific Northwest--rhododendrons, dogwood blossoms, and Douglas fir trees among others.

Black Scale | Summer 2013

Here's the latest from San Francisco's Black Scale: "With somber yet bold designs, the distinctive use of suede and leather is featured on the varsity profile, while eye-catching graphics adorn a number of pullovers and T-shirts with detailed stitch embellishments. Bringing balance between graphic art and gothic-inspired motif, the black-centric collection is another trustworthy release." 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Manhattan Portage x Meltin'Pot

Manhattan Portage, an NYC accessories mainstay, and Meltin'Pot, the authentic Italian denim brand, just dropped a limited-edition collection. It includes a range of totes, backpack, messenger bag, and iPad/tablet case in both indigo denim and Manhattan Portage's signature 1000D Denier Cordura Classic fabric. You've got your eye on some of the pieces from the denim camo-print collection. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

"True West" at Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab

Portland-based theatre company Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab will present Sam Shepard's True West.  If you are in the Pacific Northwest in July/August, please consider seeing this play.  In any event, please pass the word on to your networks.

Feel free to make donations and ticket reservations.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing

You want to see the latest film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing directed by Joss Whedon. A.O. Scott writes in his review for The New York Times:

"You do not have to have stayed awake in your high school English class to know how it all ends. Shakespeare is an eternal rebuke to modern spoiler sensitivity. His audiences always knew how a play would wrap up, and they did not enjoy themselves any less. (Today’s movie audiences are the same but have been brainwashed to believe otherwise.) A good deal of the pleasure in “Much Ado” comes from the exquisite deferral of the inevitable resolution."