Been a hectic week with the launch of Christmas (check our very good christmas guide here) but there’s always time for some Best of the Week gold. This week Visvim founder Hiroki Nakamura runs through his vintage inspirations, Ray Stevenson’s ‘accidental’ punk photography and Freunde von Freunden look inside Juerg Judin’s converted gas station home.
Our latest Good Vibes series comes via the Woodgrain Vicious boys and takes a soulful amble through downtempo hip-hop, funk and r&b.
It’s yard sale time again. We will be hosting another blow out yard sale this Friday & Saturday 6th & 7th November. The sale will feature a host of deadstock items as well as past season bits and pieces. The sale will take place at the old Life Store at 20 Coronet Street, N1 6HD. Doors open from 11am and you know the deal by now…get down early to avoid any dissappointments!
October week 05? They’re all flying by pretty quickly this year. Some great stuff this week as Gosha Rubchinskiy sits down for an extended interview with Show Studio, Teddy Fitzhugh’s excellent Club Archive series documents UK nightlife over the past seven years, and Osma Harvilahi shoots stunning imagery for HAY.
After a frenetic week that saw initial attempts thwarted by the man we finally managed to get the Roundel and Goodhood Piccadilly Underground space open. Roundel and Goodhood come together to host an underground shop in the heart of London’s city centre. Piccadilly Circus, synonymous with brain dead tourist’s and club footed pigeons, hosts our space dedicated to celebrating the city we all know and love. The space is carrying Roundel AW15 pieces and Goodhood in house products as well as specially commissioned pieces to celebrate the event. The space is in the main underground concourse effectively directly beneath Piccadilly Circus. The product and shop-fit seek to represent this unique relationship between mass consumerism and underground culture.
The collaboration between the two brands is being referred to as Eros Ant Eros. The name comes from the memorial of Shaftsbury in Piccadilly Circus, which is a depiction of the Greek God Anteros, the god of counter love or the avenger of unrequited love. The monument is often wrongly confused with Eros the God of Frivolous Love. Together it represents Roundel and Goodhood ’s mutual admiration.
We had to start with the brilliant Drake Hotline Bling parodies this week, with the Wii Tennis and Frasier theme tunes our personal favourites. Elsewhere we have Anthony Tafuro’s brilliant Alcatraz photos and an always welcome interview with Rei Kawakubo.
Comme des Garcons enlist the vision of photographer Nick Knight to help illustrate their latest Floriental scent. A disrupted floral fragrance, Floriential challenges the traditions of perfumery to reimagine a scentless flower; a creative collision that blurs lines between the floral and the oriental to create something brand new. Except you can smell it, and it’s wonderful. Check the video out above and shop Comme des Garcons Floriental to the right.