Denim New Balances, Pirelli Kate Moss; a new gay magazine, a Paul Smith soccer ball. Just a couple of this week’s best stories. Jump ahead to see them all.
The Unfinished House in Chiba, Japan
Award-winning architect Yamazaki Kentaro designed this completely-open “Unfinished” house to force the home owners to interact. Unpainted plywood walls and exposed frames add to the skeletal look of the interior, also helping to visually enlarge the small space. Almost as scary as Tokyo’s House T.
Wooyoungmi for MR PORTER Exclusive Collection & Interview
We had the honor of speaking with Madame Woo of Wooyoungmi, South Korea’s first men’s RTW designer and latest collaborator with MR PORTER. See her exclusive capsule and learn what it means for her, here.
Buyer’s Guide | Summer 2014 Sandals
We gleaned the market, high and low, to choose our favorite summer sandals. Some quirky, some crazy, some classic — all wanted.
Inside hello mr. Issue 03 with Ryan Fitzgibbon
Founder and publisher of hello mr., Ryan Fitzgibbon, gave us his two cents on his magazine “about men who date men.” The print publication is definitely on the forefront of new niche media. Look inside their latest issue here.
This multicolor soccer ball by Paul Smith sold out in less than a week of release. Here, former football freestyle world champion John Farnworth kicks it around.
Cone Mills for New Balance Denim 1300 Sneaker
Side Tables by Adriana Shamaris
Shamaris travels everywhere, sourcing and inspecting lumber that she later turns into perfectly imperfect works of furniture. She partially fills the cracks of the wooden materials with quartz-like crystal or a composite made from resin and another “secret ingredient.” Available at The Line.
Victory Journal Issue 7, “The Main Event”
We were one of the lucky few to get our hands on Victory Journal Issue 7 as soon as it released. This is one of our favorite pages from the newsprint mag — of Kate Moss circa 2006 — from VJ’s 15-page spread on the supermodel beauties of Pirelli. See more pages here.
Lucky Peach Spring 2014 Issue, “All You Can Eat”
Our favorite niche food mag Lucky Peach released their Spring 2014 issue this week. The issue, entitled “All You Can Eat,” teaches us about when we first started eating crocodiles, different colored bananas around the world, and the black market for prison food. Look inside here.
50 Things by COS
COS celebrate their US e-commerce launch with “50 Things,” a compilation of their 50 favorite works of American art, architecture, design and more — one from each state. Above are light fixtures by Bec Brittain, from New York. Learn more here.