men we love: six films by alain robbe grillet






is that anna karina? no but a marie-france pisier. uncanny!



jean-louis trintigant





you may know him for his involvement in “last year at marienbad” but french writer, alain robbe grillet’s classic films were until recently near impossible to buy in the united states, or so i thought until i saw that kino classics (redemption) have re-released not just DVD, but blue ray versions of robbe grillet’s films; “successive slidings of pleasure”, “l’immortelle”, “the man who lies”, “eden and after”, and “n. throws the dice”. my search just now for the films resulted in, just another of his great films trans europe express“, but no dice on the rest… i reckon they will be available soon as the post i read was teasing the release as late as oct 2014. by uh




we are always looking out for the next best shops and products, especially furniture that is handmade, thoughtfully designed, and impeccably crafted.

these products and their designer’s are showcased at colony ‘the designers co-op’ in none other than our city, new york city. “founded and curated by jean lin, colony is a community of independent furniture, lighting, textiles and objects designers coming together on a new york city stage to celebrate American design with an international audience.”

to our loyal ts followers- buy local, buy individually produced, buy thoughtfully. by kc

next destination


at ts, we are always looking for the next unique place to introduce you to. we are excited to introduce our readers to one of our new favorite blogs/sources, mood of living. a norwegian friend of ours has penned a fine piece about a hidden hotel and natural oasis, the juvet hotel.


“nestled in a valley close to norway’s most stunning fjord “geiranger”, you can find juvet, norway’s first landscape hotel featuring unique architectural design. in a local farmyard, this west coast treasure has seven detached guest rooms that at first appear shy as the minimalistic chalets stand in harmony with the nordic trees. yet, the panoramic signature windows of the rooms invite the massive mountains, fresh waterfalls, and distinct characteristics of the seasons into your indoor environment.


experience the finest of luxury and natural simplicity as the beauty of the surrounding nature awakens your senses. while the fresh air renews your lungs, indulge in local foods served in the rustic barn and pamper yourself in the spa. through outdoor activities offered by the heart-warming owners, enjoy the outstanding views painted by nature while skiing, rafting, hiking and more. the rivers that weave through the mountains of norway provide some of the purest water in the world. locals say that taking a dip in the cold mountain river is good for your heart, and simply brushing your teeth in it’s waters will boost your wellness and give you a sensation out of the ordinary. juvet’s magnificence continuously shines throughout the year, but for you summer travelers, remember to venture to the neighbor’s strawberry fields–they are the best in the world!”- charlotte søia rustand 


photography credits to: knut bry and sverre hjørnevik 

architecture: jensen & skodvin architects

by kgb

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we apologize for being off line earlier this week. we would have never guessed it, but someone out there finds us interesting enough to fool around in our dirty underwear. TS was hacked and taken down to china town (sorry, we just like that… ’cause it rhymes). now, of all places to hack, why would anyone bother with our little TS? we feel rather honored and special to be considered as worthy of a cyber attack, especially since we always saw ourselves as being on the wrong side of the tracks too.

the alleged suspect of course had a pseudonym, in line with mr. pink and mr. orange, our friend signed in under mr. lemon.

so here it is: dear mr. lemon, the folks at TS would love to know… sup? we’d love to do an interview with you and hear all about it. we can do this through your mailinator should you free up some time in your busy schedule. we are serious. let us know. lots of love. your friendly folks at TS… by ts