“The freshly leaked Love Letter is R. Kelly’s first-ever consciously retro full-length — just look at that classy, bow-tie-featuring cover — and it replaces his usual hilarious raunch with straightforward odes to love you’d almost feel comfortable playing for your mother. But this is still R. “author of ‘Sex Planet’” Kelly, which means he can’t quite let an entire album go without making us laugh. Whether intentionally or unintentionally is for you to decide.” (NY Mag).
02. Oddisee – “Kissin Clause”
“The holiday season is in full swing which means it’s time for long shopping trips, putting up the Christmas tree & gatherings among friends and family. The one constant throughout these and any other holiday traditions one may hold is holiday music. Growing up, we heard holiday themed music 24-7 from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Sweeping in to save your ears from redundant tunes, the Low Budget Crew have remixed & flipped some of our favorite songs.” (TSS).
03. Paris apartment by MAAJ Architectes (Above)
“This narrow staircase with alternating steps is one of a pair installed by French studio MAAJ Architectes in a Parisian apartment.” (Dezeen).
04. Chess Grand Master Bobby Fischer & Time Life Lobby Chair
“Chess grand master Bobby Fischer specifically requested the Time Life Lobby Chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames while he competed in the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik In 1972. He said he could concentrate well in the chair. When his opponent Boris Spaasky saw it, he refused to play until he got one too. Vitra has produced a short video on this historical event.” (Daily Icon).