Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Refueled magazine has a new issue and a new website. Refueled; the magazine that has been described as the underbelly of style+design can now be found at refueledmagazine.com. Look for a full blown, off the hook site in the coming weeks. Issue no. 3 takes a look at decor in the Hotel Saint Cecilia of Austin, in blogger Courtney Smith Barton’s Houston home, and in the Waxahachie-based museum/home of collectors Bruce and Julie Webb. There is a great Q&A with hotelier Liz Lambert, style from Cari Wayman & Olivia Bee, the "Highway to Swell" surf journal from Nathan Webster and photographer Dustin Humphrey and much more. What better way to start the summer than with a new issue of Refueled magazine? Take a look and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
Posted by Chris Brown at 8:04 PM
Thursday, May 7, 2009
In Honor of Mother's Day, Scott Campbell will be doing "Mom" tattoos for $100 each on a first come first served basis this sunday at The Smile (Saved Tattoo's second location in Manhattan). He will have a set of 5 designs to choose from that he drew up specifically for the occasion, and he will not tattoo these designs after sunday. He will start at 8am on, and will take as many people as he can until 6pm. The Shop is located at 26 Bond St, between Lafayette and bowery.
via Secret Forts
Posted by Chris Brown at 1:35 PM
Monster Children magazine, now into it's 21st issue, has become one of my favorite publications in the surf, skate, photography & design arena. Perhaps it's the magazine-meets-book binding, or the rectangular long-page format. There has been a evolutionary leap from the mag's beginnings as an Aussie surf and skate rag, but they've managed the transition smoothly while still keeping that core content intact. Monster Children has consistently featured some of the finest guerilla surf photography, and their love of the wave is sincere and profound. As they've grown, that sense of the genuine has stayed with them, and it spills over into everything they do. The Beautiful Losers piece is witty and candid, a refreshingly unpretentious take on one of the most significant gatherings of Pervasive Art ever assembled. It's this ability to walk the line between art and accessibility of culture that sets Monster Children apart from the magazine-rack pack.
Posted by Chris Brown at 8:17 AM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
While renovating the ground floor of this factory, the owners took refuge in the attic. Using found materials like shopping carts and industrial lockers, they transformed the space into an innovative live/work home. Their two kids get to live every child’s dream: they sleep in a tent!
Posted by Chris Brown at 3:45 PM
Friday, May 1, 2009
So Nathan and Dustin were talking to one another...they both happened to be small time motorcycle enthusiasts, and they came up with the idea to do a motorcycle trip somewhere in Australia. After very little thought and even less planning, they grabbed a bearded third accomplice by name of Salsa, called in some favours from Deus, and set out from Sydney on three 650 Whips with no plan but to find good waves and hang with good people. Along the way they convensed friends, artist, kooks, pro surfers, grumpy old fucks, girls, moms, groms, hipsters, wankers, hippies, filmmakers and designers. Theirs was a voyage through the Lover's Land of Van Demons, on a highway to swell.
Posted by Chris Brown at 1:46 PM
Jim Houser's paintings are the system by which he actively catalogs the images and noises that command his attention. His installations act to create a map of the contents of his head over the course of a particular period of time.
Jim has done graphic design work for Toy Machine, Designarium, and Nike. Gingko Press published a book cataloging his life in the arts, called BABEL, in 2005.
Posted by Chris Brown at 8:34 AM