Continuing with the Beastie Boys theme (it’s not even a theme, just a coincidence that they’re getting mentioned in two posts today) is this feature on those behind the artwork for much of the group’s acclaimed output. Juxtapoz Magazine caught up with each dude responsible and got their thoughts on the work and such like. Watch the video at the link, I guess?
Shouts to Dickies for releasing their lookbook at an appropriate time. I swear brands are so eager to undercut each other and get some shine that I’ll probably be receiving some Autumn Winter ’17 stuff in my inbox next week. What Dickies have done makes total sense, because I just looked outside and it is summer and it’s definitely only 2013. This lookbook comes from the European streetwear collection; a more targeted line which still maintains the same levels of hard-wearing sturdiness and workwear informed aesthetics as all other Dickies lines. Unsurprisingly, it is a lookbook completely free of pseudo avant-garde pretence and sticks to doing basic, good looking stuff with a genuinely believable backdrop. It’s no nonsense and looks all the more cool for it.
There’s a whole host of brands I missed out on because I was born too late, or spent too much of my formative clothing obsession addled years pretending I was Glasgow’s answer to Danny Dyer. X-Large falls into the former category. It sits alongside the likes of PERVERT and Pegleg NYC that I only came to appreciate long after they were no more or near impossible to attain. So, I guess the re-emergence of X-Large is an opportunity for those over on these shores who missed out first time round to get in on one of the most influential streetwear brands of the early 90s and for the older-heads to relive those halcyon days. Originally started in 1991 Beastie Boys member Mike D operating at a partner, the brand carved its niche through tees such as this. Before a Bathing Ape in Lukewarm Water had even been formed, never mind shortening their name, X-Large were the main proponents of ape imagery on t-shirts. While the UK re-launch of this brand will resonate with many who owner their gear, the quality of the design will garner fans from far beyond that caveat of consumers. Simply put, this is a dope tee.
“Architectural firm Jensen & Skodvin have completed what could be the world’s very first ‘landscape hotel,’ designed to focus on the outside environment instead of the inside. Located in Norway, The Juvet Landscape Hotel is based on the idea that a structure should blend into its surrounding environment, offering amenities that are oriented outwards towards the surrounding nature.” This is some cool shit. I want to stay here, possibly forever, because the views look pretty damn nice. For such a simple idea, I was actually surprised that it hadn’t been done before.