“It’s been a banner year for Billy Reid. Last November the menswear designer won the esteemed CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award, a prize that includes, among other things, $300,000 dollars towards his business. No doubt, the victory was a huge deal for the 46-year-old father of three, who runs his namesake label south of the Mason-Dixon Line in his hometown of Florence, Alabama.” (Food Republic).
02. Looking at Zines
“During the world premiere of Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour, which we screened in April in conjunction with Looking at Music: 3.0, we got a great response to the riot grrrl fan zines in the exhibition. These include photocopies of several zines from the outstanding Riot Grrrl Collection at NYU’s Fales Library. Flipping through them allows you to see one of the most important cultural movements of the last few decades from the gritty personal perspective of its most distinguished icons.” (Inside/Out).
03. Patkau Architects: Winnipeg Skating Shelters (Above)
“Canadian studio Paktau Architects has designed a grouping of temporary shelters to provide ice-skaters with relief from the harsh winter winds.” (Dezeen).
04. Tyler, the Creator Sells 45K in First Week
“After a week of debates, the official numbers are in and Tyler, The Creator’s first retail album, Goblin, has made it onto the top of the charts. According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (May 18), the Odd Future leader met his sales projections and officially sold 45,100 CDs, which was enough to land him a spot at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.” (XXL).