Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oh Dana.

While in Austin this weekend, meeting with my Refueled magazine staff, I took time out to have lunch with 00:02:59 recording artist Dana Falconberry. We talked about her new music, her love for vintage clothing and her upcoming music/style feature in the next issue. Hear a cut from her new release “Oh Skies of Grey” here.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Inspiration


Monday, November 24, 2008

The "So Cal Girls" of Refueled Magazine



Rumi Neely & Kristen Reiter. Check out their spread in the "style" issue of Refueled magazine - page 53.

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Big Thanks


A week after the release of Refueled magazine no. 2, "style" edition, the issue finds itself with not only 7,000 views/downloads but also on the most popular list in the "creative" category at issuu.com. For this, I extend a big "thank you".

If you haven't yet experienced what has been called the "bible of alt country style+design", please feel free to do so.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Refueled Magazine No. 2 - Free Online Now!


The Fall/Winter issue of Refueled, "STYLE" edition, is now available for free at the Refueled magazine site. The issue features Eisley's Sherri Dupree on the cover. When I started the magazine I knew I would dedicate a full issue to style at some point. Style and fashion play an important role in my life.

Downloads could be slow due to heavy traffic. As a matter of fact, last night when the issue was officially released, the site crashed due to the volume of people trying to get a early look.

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Result Press

"Designed and edited by Chris Brown, Refueled is an extension of Chris’s website, Urban Prairie. With an uber-hip perspective of country design ~ urban styling ~ and unusual collections, Chris offers a peek into his eclectic style that works to solidify a new definition of design that is definitely emerging."
Tracy Smith, Cactus Creek Daily

"Visual feasting is right! This shit's like tryptophan on paper!"
The Lil Bee

"A lot country, a lot rock-n-roll...this is 102 pages of visual feasting that won't require a nap afterward. But maybe a daydream or two."
The Bedlam of Beefy

“Refueled magazine is like Raygun on fertilizer.”
Boyd Dupree

“I'm in love.”
Auburn & Ivory

Thursday, November 6, 2008

State of the Personal Magazine

This — more than any other time — is the age of personal expression, for good or bad. Facebook, MySpace, blogging, camera phones, reality tv, etc., etc., etc., have created a worldwide generation of shrewd and shameless self marketers. The internet has become a far reaching and cheap forum for personal projects, visions, and ideas. The niche genre of personal magazines, existing outside the realm of the commercial hoard, has been experimenting with this ethic for years. But, can it, or does it, still have a place in our ever more electronic world? Coupe Magazine chatted (ironically, via email) with a couple of magazine mavericks, Neil Feineman (original editor of RayGun) in LA and Brit magazine guru Jeremy Leslie in the uk, about the state of the personal magazine. Check it out.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Graphic Packaging

Lovejoy is a vodka that stands out from the crowded liquor shelves because of its design concept. Lovejoy Vodka comes with a variety of labels, allowing customers to choose the design that fits their mood, d├ęcor, or gift situation. Design by ID Branding.

Fashion, Ocean, Art & Music


Fashion is playing such a big part in my life and design work at the moment. The “style” issue of Refueled magazine is a short few weeks out from release and it has brought forth this new fascination with clothes and lifestyle. My life long love affair with the beach and surfing continues to draw me towards the West coast and it’s people. The magazine FOAM (Fashion, Ocean, Art & Music) is a great example of girl meets beach.

Another is Texas native Erin Wasson and her line Erin Wasson x RVCA. Known throughout the industry as not only a respected blue chip model, but also for her edge, low-key style and effortless sense of fashion. Now RVCA and Erin are developing a capsule womenswear collection set to debut Spring 2009. The collection will embody Wasson’s iconic style and edge. From the streets of New York City to the beaches of Southern California, Erin believes that style is more than just clothing, it is an expression of soul. That philosophy, paired with her love for street art and culture, makes Wasson an ideal partner for RVCA

Monday, November 3, 2008

Green Campers

Tonke builds old-fashioned wooden campers on a modern undercarriage. With four different models to accommodate either a solo journey or a trip to Yellowstone for three, this is traveling in style. Tonke is a dutch company that handcrafts these beauties. The simple mahogany exterior is based on the classic design of yachts and gypsy caravans. Not only are there the usual amenities associated with the giant ma-and-pa variety of camper but there are teak floors, chrome faucets, porcelain sinks, a combi-boiler with hot water and heating system, an on-board battery, a fridge, and a freezer. The showers and toilets use less water than a traditional RV. The best part is that the campers can be detached and can stand alone becoming a guest room or backyard home office.