Archive for January, 2010|Monthly archive page

Its a Chris Ofili show..

Afrodizzia (2nd Version) 1996

The artist Chris Ofili has officially arrived at the Tate Britain until the 16th of May 2010.  With over 45 paintings, pencil drawings and watercolours from the mid 1990s til now, the exhibition offers inspiration from different elements.  Having won the Turner Prize in 1998, the artist is one of British’s notable painters of his generation. Using different types of media including elephant dung and influences of the funk and hip-hop, the artwork is unique.

“Definite highlights include No Woman, No Cry, 1998, a tender portrait of a weeping female figure created in the aftermath of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry and The Upper Room 1999–2002, a darkened, walnut-panelled room containing thirteen canvases depicting rhesus macaque monkeys. Each is differentiated in bold colours, and individually spot-lit.”

The Darth Vador

Are you a Star Wars or Adidas fan or how about both?  The Adidas Originals x Star Wars collaboration.  Fusing the classic characters with an Adidas touch.  There are 3 releases, the Character Pack, the Vehicles Pack and the Direct Pack.  Lifesaver and voice box not included.

Introducing the ‘Amazing’ Apple Ipad

Image: Apple.com

After much speculation and hype from the online community, yesterday Steve Jobs finally revealed the Apple Ipad. It looks like a giant ipod touch with many features including Safari, Mail, iBooks (only available in the US), iTunes, runs Ipod Apps etc. However, to the disappointment of many,it has no camera, phone connection or flash support and has been called a self- glorified supersized ipod touch.  But does it really need those facilities – from when were you able to watch a video, make a phone call or take a picture with a book, newspaper or magazine?

On To The Next One

Jay Z’s new single produced by Swizz Beats, off of the album Blueprint 3. The video is full of amazing visuals and imagery, could happily watch it on mute.

Vans?

No not Vans actually, CVO are part of Converse Blackflag Collection.

Thoughts?

Batter up and lets play ball..

Peter Schuyff Baseball Bats

Artwork at its best by Peter Schuyff.  “Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd, Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack”…..grab a hot dog or two with a pint and some of your best friends.  Enjoy the artwork of one of America’s national sport – Baseball.  Batter up anyone?

Stylish and Earthly friendly…

Vans x Alva collaboration = Tony Alva Vans

Made from Earthly friendly materials, taking a classic trainer with an updated twist.  For all you old school Van lovers, grab a pair of these for the stylish look and dust off those skateboards from the hay days.  No worries, either way, you will be rocking for S/S 2010 baby.  Stylish and Earthly friendly, what more can you ask for!

Rado’s New Watch

The latest ceramic, chronograph r5.5 watch from Swiss manufacturer, Rado. It’s minimalistic, yet has impeccable distinction. Rado joined forces with acclaimed British product designer Jasper Morrison to create this one.

Available exclusively in Harrods from early February, £1,425

Phaidon Store Warehouse Sale

Image: http://www.phaidon.co.uk

Phaidon, the leading publisher in books on the visual arts, fashion and architecture, (including titles such as “My Name Is Charles Saatchi And  I Am An Artoholic”) will be having a sale with up to 70% off thousands of books in its pop – up store on 155 King’s Road, London.  Make sure you get down there between today and the 31st January to get your hands on some good reads.

http://www.phaidon.co.uk/store/

Brick Lane Street Style

Truce Susan, 19

Cardigan – Vintage Store, T-Shirt – Gap, Trousers – Zara, Trainers – Size


Michael Elizabeth, 19

Hat – TopMan, Hoody – UniQlo, Vest – TopShop (girlfriend’s), Jeans – UniQlo, Trainers – River Island