In the summer of 1982, music photographer Janette Beckman was introduced to members of the East LA gang “El Hoyo Maravilla.” She proceeded to document this culture much as she had with British punks and the emerging New York hip-hop scene. She vividly remembers that summer: “I was spending the summer in LA with a friend who […]Read more "Janette Beckman + “Rebel Cultures: Punks, Rap & Gangs” Exhibit"
In the latest episode of Off The Wall, sculptor Alice Aycock takes us on a behind-the-scenes look at her latest endeavor sitting along a five-block stretch of Park Ave. in Midtown, Manhattan. Park Avenue Paper Chase is comprised of painted aluminum & fiberglass, reminiscent of the beautiful chaos of waves & wind – a visual metaphor […]Read more "Off The Wall: Alice Aycock"
Italian shoemaker Guidi introduces their latest workboot injected with vintage style. Known for tanning & treatments, the Burnished Pebble-Grain Leather Boots keep up with the brand, being designed in a deep red-brown leather with a burnished finish. The lace-up workboots offer a distinct flavor featuring distressed, leather laces & linings, perfect to be reminiscent of […]Read more "Guidi + Burnished Pebble-Grain Leather Workboots"
Small Paris-based boutique L’Atelier du Bracelet Parisien introduces an exquisite alternative for creating the perfect timepiece strap to express your personal style. The atelier allows customers to select from an expansive choice of leathers, colors, tannings, forms, & thicknesses stretching from crocodile to ostrich, pearl-infused stingray, & more. They even offer era-inspired pieces ranging from […]Read more "L’Atelier du Bracelet Parisien"
Real love doesn’t spare your feelings by telling lies. Real love spares your insecurities by being honest. @TheBoyScoutRead more "Thoughts For Life"
Luke 8:4-15 Often times we see a successful individual and think to ourself Why them? … Why not me? Well, we have to come to terms with, understand, and accept the fact that not every life is intended to be ours. We can only live the life we were given. Yeah, so, that’s what I wanted […]Read more "CampGround Convo “The Blinders”"
British shoe brand, Mr Hare introduces his first collection of sneakers, in which a couple were designed to be worn with a suit. The limited-edition range includes the Llewlyn slip-ons, the Cunningham low-tops, and my favourite the Jack Jackson high-tops. The full-black, Italian calf-leather, B-boy collection will be exclusive to Mr Hare’s site, along with Mr […]Read more "Mr Hare + Debut LE Sneaker Collection"
Baracuta introduces its Garment Dyed capsule collection for SS14. Based on the staple G9 jacket, the collection includes a range of highly-concentrated, monochromatic colorways, featuring full-cotton dyed shells paired with Fraser tartan linings in five colorways from faded black, to electric blue and my favourite coral red. The soft, lightweight jacket offers a broken-in appeal, paired […]Read more "Baracuta + Garment Dyed Capsule Collection"
Nomos Glashütte introduces a sophisticated city-slicker timepiece designed by Berlin-based Mark Braun. The Metro Datum Gangreserve combines highest precision with urbane elegance powered by the brand’s first caliber with their in-house built manual-winding swing system. Housed in a stainless steel case, the watch offers a sapphire crystal case on its front & back with a galvanized white […]Read more "Nomos Glashütte + Metro Watch"
Rihanna by Mariano Vivanco. Vogue Brazil. Ilha Grande beach, Rio de Janeiro. May 2014Read more "Dope POD"
It’s well understood that hip-hop was birthed in the Bronx, but thanks to The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival we’re reminded that both the genre and the culture will always have a home in Brooklyn. Since 2005, the festival has been inviting hardcore hip-hop enthusiasts to enjoy several days of celebration and education. “We’re just on […]Read more "Wes Jackson + The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival"
Like most DJs, Cassidy Podell has played events like weddings, parties, and work related shindigs, but unlike most DJs, the weddings he plays are for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, the parties he plays are for Diddy, and those work related shindigs he plays include the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Already established as the […]Read more "DJ Cassidy + “Paradise Royale,” Robin Thicke, Passion Pit, & More"
The majority of social networks are created to keep you social and find out how + what your friends, family & strangers are doing. Well, this app comes near & dear to my heart – Cloak is a new app that helps you keep track of people you don’t want to know how + what […]Read more "Cloak App"
Salmon takes a beating. Grillers often slap a salmon fillet on the grill, torch the holy heck out of it, and serve the fish adorned with the gnarly char. Roasters crank their ovens to 450°F and then sweat the salmon until the fillet relinquishes its white albumen. Take it easy on salmon, okay?The best way […]Read more "Scout Recipe: The Perfect Salmon"
It’s time again to see what’s on sale this weekend! It’s the last chance to save on an IKEA kitchen so snap to it and get yourself to the big, blue box. Or get your outdoor area summer-ready with 20% off Crate & Barrel outdoor furniture. NYC is host to Housing Work’s Design on a […]Read more "Deal Or No Deal: Week Sales Guide"
It’s good for your soul to invest in something you can’t control.Read more "Thoughts For Life"
Mirrors are meant for people to view themselves.Read more "Mirrors: Donald Sterling"
In the latest episode of The Rundown, we recap the New York International Auto Show held at New York City’s Jacob Javits Center. The scene was way different from Detroit’s Auto Show. Here, there were more concepts, and even a motorcross section upstairs. The highlight of the show – Land Rover’s Discovery Vision Concept. Check it out: Coupes Sedans Crossovers […]Read more "The Rundown: 2014 NYIAS"
English-based company Twisted Performance specializes in enhancing Land Rovers from Defenders to Range Rovers, Discoverys, to Freelanders. Their latest rendition based on the 2011 Defender 110, the Twisted Alpine 110 Edition, has been transformed into the ultimate adventure family cruiser. The custom auto is Fuji White offering seating for five in sapphire black nappa leather, a large […]Read more "Twisted Performance + Alpine Ed. Defender"
Prada introduces their latest campaign displaying the artisinal 200 steps that are involved with crafting each pair of drivers – including being made on a last, which adds time but offers a more luxurious & sturdy shoe. For their latest iteration of their classic driving moccasin, the premium leathergoods company includes a variety of colors […]Read more "Prada: 200 Steps"
Sarah McSweeney by Lani Lee + Married To The Mob SS14Read more "Look Books: Married To The Mob + Sarah McSweeney"
i-Octane releases the visual to single Trendsetta. The record was produced by Zum of Good Good Productions and appears on his latest LP My Journey. The visual was directed by BlingBlang of The Board. Scout Life.Read more "i-Octane Releases “Trendsetta” Visual"
Japanese liquor company Suntory Whisky takes the gentleman’s classic drink Whisky on the rocks to another level. 3D on the Rocks are a collection of ice sculptures designed with a computer modeling system then precision-drilled. Not only do they have stock options from an astronaut or space ship to a mini-sculpture of Michelangelo’s David, they also offer […]Read more "Suntory Whisky + 3D on the Rocks"
Pavati introduces a dope dual faucet that combines hot & cold water streaming into one. The y-shaped Tap faucet is like magic happening right before your eyes – the two streams combine to create a waterfall visual into your sink with a strikingly-modern, contemporary & slightly-minimalist design. Even doper – it’s offered in white. Add […]Read more "Pavati Tap Faucet"
There’s blessings in pain. Pray for strength. @TheBoyScoutRead more "Thoughts For Life"
Pharrell releases the visual to single Marilyn Monroe. The self-produced record, which appears on his current LP G I R L, was co-written with violinist Ann Marie Calhoun and features vocals by Kelly Osbourne.Read more "Pharrell Releases “Marilyn Monroe” Visual"
In the latest episode of The Truth, Elliott Wilson talks with Gary, Indiana-rapper Freddie Gibbs to discuss his new music, and the past, present, & future of his artistry.Read more "The Truth: Freddie Gibbs"
LE quarterly publication treats! Magazine requests the services of 5’7″ model Dylan Penn in a clean & simple yet extravagant studio set for the cover of their 7th issue. Capturing all of her splendor is photographer Tony Duran: LOS ANGELES, CA: Dylan Frances Penn. Five-foot-seven and change. Sister of Hopper Penn. Daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright. […]Read more "treats! Magazine + Dylan Penn"
Haute Time + Piece Of The Day Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon Launched under the brand’s Patrimony family, the luxe timepiece is powered by a Caliber 2260 Vacheron Constantin manual-winding movement with a 336-hour power reserve. Housed in a round 950 Platinum case, its Platinum dial displays hours, minutes, small-seconds [on the Tourbillon], & a […]Read more "HTPOTD"