Canoes calmly resting in a wooded lake on a misty morning, a quaint beach which to land your vessel to venture further up-trail, sun shining through the pines to a valley meadow. These are the beautiful moments we capture when venturing in the outdoors, and ones you can experience again on the wonderfully curated Wood & Faulk Tumblr.
Proponent of handmade goods and advocate of the DIY mentality, Wood & Faulk has a fantastic collection of leather goods and bags, many of which were originally conceived as simple craft projects. One of their recent creations is an ingenious addition to the traditional mason jar, a koozie of sorts, the Leather Jar Sleeve, which you can also attempt to make yourself with their handy DIY instructions. Big fan of the functionality and aesthetic of this sleeves, and the fact that they are so simple to make.
Menswear stalwart out of New York Freemans Sporting Club, with art direction from Friends and Family, has released a very avante-garde Fall 2013 Lookbook that combines two amazing things, sharp looking men’s clothes and cool classic cars. In an unconventional yet pioneering fashion, this fall’s lookbook features clothes being modeled by men lying on the ground working on cars, and it is executed magnificently. Seeing the clothes presented in this way is very refreshing from traditional menswear modeling, and I like to think it can evoke a different and even more genuine personality when viewing them in this way. [AContinuousLean]
I’ve been going through one of those dismal phases lately where im kind of sick of all the music I have been listening to, and I can’t find that one track or album that really fills me with musical joy. Then comes along the The Range’s Truants Mix… Faith in music instantly restored! As previously noted, his debut album Non Fiction is making whole new waves in the musics scene, and his new mix is nothing short of EXTRAORDINARY. This dude’s a visionary, bringing together styles of music never previously thought to be that compatible, into a new new original/unique sound that can’t be imagined until hearing him solidify it all together. Hip hop, electronica, drum and bass, baltimore club, big bass, pop, R&B, all delicately layered and sequenced into a masterpeice. I haven’t been this excited about music in a while, just listen:
Illustrator and printmaker Chris Turnham has produced a stunning collection of pieces, highlighting the distinctive landscape of the Eastside of Los Angeles. Whether they be notable landmarks like the Griffith Observatory, Hyperion Bridge or just a standard street corner in Silver Lake, his ability to portray the scenes with such authenticity, is complimented well by his unique illustrative style. The crisp definition of the light, ever present overhead power lines, and casual palm trees all add to the distinctive Angeleno atmosphere, which he has executed so well. You can buy some of the prints at his online shop, or see them on display at Hemingway and Pickett during the month of November. [TheFoxIsBlack]
Pushup Police: Proper House. Cuz’ someone’s gotta do it.
Moodymann – I Can’t Kick This Feeling When It Hits
Dansson & Marlon Hoffstadt – Shake That (Jesse Rose Re-Fix)
Motorbass – Ezio
Detroit Swindle – Guess What
Mousse T – Everybody
The Juan Maclean – You Are My Destiny (Nic Fanciulli Dub)
Darius Syrossian – Who’s The Douche?
DJ Hyperactive – Chicago
Mr. G – Bucket List
In a year that has brought us so many great electronic music albums (Daft Punk, Disclosure, Classixx, Holy Ghost, etc…), the best one of them all might be by someone you’ve never heard. Out of absolutely no where comes the debut album Nonfiction by The Range, a complex composition of music venturing into the realm somewhere between drum-n-bass, electronica and hip hop. His elaborate style layers many forms of synth, bass, percussion and hypnotic vocals together in a way that creates an immense amount of depth, and are in some ways evocative of classical symphony. The muscial dynamics he is creating from these combination of layers are extremely pioneering and may be unrealized up until this point, making this album a stepping stone into a new genre of music. To quote a friend whose musical opinion I respect greatly, “I so love that it comes from something so entirely random, makes my faith in music and indie music even stronger, just out of fucking nowhere.” Don’t listen to me, listen to the pros at Pitchfork explain the rest in great detail (and a comparison to how his music is similar to the intricacies of Greg Maddux’s change up. He’s also a baseball fan, fucking awesome) see there article HERE. Listen below to the marquee song Metal Swing, and also the full album.
Over the course of human history, the cabin has always been the symbol of man’s pioneering spirit to venture and live in the wilderness. A simple structure amongst beautiful outdoor locales, cabins embody the rugged and rustic aesthetic of their natural surroundings. For those of us seeking an solace while sitting at our desks in our urban lifestyles, the blog Cabin Porn provides a refreshing escape showcasing some handsome cabins in some of the most picturesque landscapes around the world.
Every time I’m out and about in Los Angeles and hear classic american roadster roarin’ through the city, I get excited in the anticipation of seeing what vintage machine is going coming cruisin’ down the street. Local magazine Throttle Merchants devotes themselves this early era of American automobiles (1920-1950′s), classic Ford’s, Chevy’s, etc… authentically restored or customized into street screamin’ rat rods. Love the vintage/worn style on the two cars above, which have been fixed up enough to run well, but not overly restored to tarnish the old aesthetic. [TheSelvedgeYard]
Puerto Rican born and Chicago raised, DJ Sneak is considered one of House Music’s most legendary DJs. His unique combination of salsa/merengue roots whilst coming up in Chicago in the late 80′s and early 90′s amongst the pioneers House Music makes for an amazing assemblage of sounds and styles. His recent Boiler Room mix showcases his talents spinnin’ together his flavor of Proper House tracks. Overwhelming beats, poppin’ bass lines, this is a REAL solid mix.
Just came across this great Breaking Bad animated GIF that is making the internet rounds this week over at The Fox Is Black , and had to share. Excellent graphic representation of the contrasting visages of Walter White and his alter ego Heisenberg. It’s the work of Brazilian designer Henrique-Athayde and very fittingly getting some attention with the impending final episode of Breaking Bad this Sunday.
The history of baseball in Los Angeles goes back much further than the Dodgers moving west in 1958. Though a young city relative to the rest of the United States, Los Angeles has a rich and storied history of our country’s national pastime with former stadiums like Wrigley Field and Washington Park located just south of Downtown, Gilmore Field located in Mid City next to the Farmers Market, and the Los Angeles Coliseum which housed the Dodgers for a few years until Dodger Stadium construction completed. Photographs and information of all this can be found on the blog Baseball In Early Los Angeles.