alexandra leykaus

our friends of consume posted something about artiste alexandra leykauf who i never heard about before and it’s true that her stuffs are really intriguing, in a good way. we really love the vintage feel of those images when they were made very recently, the crafty aspect is nice too, what there’s not to love here?  by pp+cc

portraits de villes

portraits de villes is a serie of books edited by be-pole studio, every city is shot by a great photographer. love the idea and the simple and honest look of the collection. check it if you find them. i’m wondering who i would have chosen to photographed my favorite cities if i had the choice to commission my own collection… hmmmm.. by pp.

we love japan: Yohji Yamamoto Y-3 bag $10

its not so much that we love the design, but we love the idea and the bag itself feels and is quite special. everyone should have at least of of these, 1- you’ll be supporting a great nation with so much to admire, 2- you’ll be sporting an item blessed by yohji with out dropping thousands, 3-this is no typical canvas bag, there is coating/treatment on the fabric that makes the material feel quite special and nice, 4- its made in u.s.a., 5- it’s only $10… only disadvantage is how much of that could possibly be going to japan as the bag itself feels like a $60 item already. that said head down to the Y3 store, at 92 greene st, between prince and spring in soho and grab one for your next grocery visit. by bh

style note: paul weller vs pete townshend

oooh! just remembered… such perfect timing. been waiting and holding off for the right time to post this muffin. a good quality rare shot of pete townshend and paul weller at the peak of their time. while pete is a swell guy, i was never into “the who”, i never understood it or saw what all the fuss over the guitar trashing was back then. especially when that became an act at the end of every show. to me they were a big pop band with a trick or two. on the other hand i was an avid “jam” fan in its early days. pauls social views and activist stand was inspirational and while he drifted later years he always carried those views along with his great taste… (if not always in his music). here you have the dashing paul weller with townshend in as good as a condition as you’ll ever find him. by dd