Let's take a look at this Japanese label, Sassafras. What's not to love about this brand? Originally made with an inspiration of Gardening concept, Sassafras is now widely known as a brand that offers high quality products that comes with extra details that not only just as an eye pleaser, but actually has a true function. I mean details like additional tool & side pockets, loops for hammer, straps, and back satin insides is a brilliant details that not so many brand would have think about. Plus, all Sassafras products comes in a highly durable japanese materials and made using techniques that provides the strongest stitches. No doubt, Sassafras makes some of the most interesting and well made garments on the market right now.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Stumbled upon this very warm lookin' place in Aspen, La Muna. Using Japanese design philosophy, wabi sabi (the nature of impermanence and imperfection), Oppenheim Architecture & Design did a beautiful renovation on one of Aspen's original rustic ski chalets. Good job on using wood, stone and steel. Don't you think it looks very warm despite the 'look-so-friggin-cold-on-the-outside' surroundings?
Source : Trendland
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Still one of my greatest band on earth. But anyone of you realize? it's been years since Mew's latest album, "No More Stories / Are Told Today / I'm Sorry / They Washed Away // No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I'm Tired / Let's Wash Away". Yes it's in the year of 2009. For real guys, what are you doing? I think all of the fans are just like me, still patiently waiting for the new album. Earlier this year, the band confirmed that they are preparing a new album via their twitter. But apparently Jonas is doing a side-project with Pharrell Williams & Guy Berryman, called [apara:tjik]. Come on Jonas, stop joking around and get serious on the new album, and come here once again to Jakarta, just like you guys did back in 2009. (Seriously, i still remember that night like it was yesterday, one of the best concert i've been to even though it was a part of a music festival, even my girlfriend enjoyed it very much. I think Mew's the only band she do like).
To remind us all of how great this band is, here are several videos of Mew.
^Awesome drum recording session^
Monday, October 8, 2012
Time flies. Fresh Prince's kid is a teenager now. I still remember him as a kid on Pursuit of Happiness movie and as that Karate Kid who featured on a Justin Beiber's song. But hey, his dad is the Fresh Prince of Bel Air for god sake, he actually got some nice track of his own now. Check 'em out.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
If you're looking for an easy comfort, check out some of these nice items below.
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First time I heard Alekesam was around a year ago when one of their nicest track, "It's Not You, It's Here" was featured as a background music on the season 8 of HBO's Entourage when Ari Gold was having a dinner with a girl. Instantly hooked ever since. After a while, some of their songs are still pretty good to listen to. Check 'em out below.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Following the success of his latest "Black Radio" album (which has some crazy guest lists from Erykah Badu, Bilal, Musiq Soulchild, Yasiin Bey, Lalah Hathaway to Mint Condition's Stokley Williams), Robert Glasper will be releasing the Robert Glasper Experiment "Recovered" The Remix E.P. very soon. The album will feature some remixes and unrelease track from Black Radio album. For your info, this is not just some cheesy remix album, the list of the remixers includes Robert Glasper himself, alongside the names like Questlove and The Roots, 9th Wonder, and Pete Rock. Some of the tracks are up on Robert Glasper's soundcloud channel. Which i embed below. Check 'em out!
I always love the simplicity shoe sneakers from BePositive. They always find a good way to combine the beauty of an Italian elegant dress shoe and twist them with comfy sneaker soles. They are still doing the same thing for this Fall/Winter 2012 Collection, and i must say that this genre-crossing thing works in a real nice way. Awesome.
Source : Hypebeast
The last collaboration from Common Projects that i do remember is the one they did with Evisu couple years back. Recently, Common Projects is doing a collaboration with Robert Geller for this beautiful classic Oxford Shoe with Black Shiny Tip. Features a commando sole and soft black calfskin outer, with Common Projects' signature serial number in gold. A very nice pair.
Get this at Blackbird.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
As expected, Rococo, one of the store in Indonesia that stocks Cole Haan Shoes has finally got the LunarGrand Wingtip shoes. Available in 4 colorways, the shoes are priced around IDR 3 Million. Head to Rococo shoe shops at Plaza Indonesia, Plaza Senayan or Pacific Place. (Sorry for the bad pictures though)
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Nike Blazer Mid from 1972
Nike Blazer Hi Top Made in Japan from 1977 - 1979 (Click for bigger image)
The 2012 Retro of Nike Blazer Mid 1977 (via End)
After a while, Footurama has back with their latest Style Guide. Previously, they have invited the figures behind Uprising, WhatNot, and Darahkubiru. For their latest, they are bringing one of [ORBIS] guy, Mr. Adhika Adji Dharma, or better known as Dhika. As usual, the selections are awesome. For the complete item list, head to Footurama!