Rest in Power MJ

Friday, June 25, 2010 | |

On the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, lets revisit DJ Jazzy Jeff's amazing tribute compilation, "He's the King, Im the DJ"! Collaborating with UNDRCRWN, the artwork features a great portrait of the King of Pop and Jazzy Jeff. Download it here.

Black Coffee - South African Design

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | |

Jacques van der Watt and Daniça Lep, the duo behind South African fashion label Black Coffee, are creating some of the most interesting and forward-thinking silhouettes. Using a mix of jersey and wool-blends for their Winter 2010 collection, the label put together an amazing installation/pop-up store at Arts on Main, a Johannesburg cultural compound located in the heart of the city. Avant-goth librarian describes the unique draping and playful use of print and layering. Check out some pics of the installation below, plus a video for their elegant concept dress which can be worn countless ways.

Florent: Queen of the Meat Market at NYFFF

Monday, June 21, 2010 | |

This week marks the opening of the 4th annual New York Food Film Festival. On Thursday, for one night only, join Florent Morellet to taste a selection of original menu items from Restaurant Florent and watch the World Premiere of David Sigal's "FLORENT: Queen of the Meat Market", a heartwarming film about the man behind the legendary restaurant. In June of 2008 cherished New York restaurant Florent closed its doors forever, marking the end of an era. Florent Morellet, the openly HIV-positive restaurateur turned his namesake diner in the Meatpacking District into a hotbed of activism and a community that welcomed one and all. These are the extraordinary stories and times of Florent, the staff, patrons, and celebrities who made up an extensive family. With appearances by Julianne Moore, Isaac Mizrahi, and Christo and Jean-Claude. This feature-length documentary chronicles the ups and downs of the French bistro's 23 glorious years. All proceeds for this special night go to the Food Bank of New York City! Get Tickets Here!

Bedknobs & Broomsticks

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In the spirit of the classic Little Golden Books for children, Little Brown Mushroom Books is releasing a series of photographic storybooks for grown-ups. LBM is the self-published books from photographer Alex Soth and friends. Their first grown-up storybook, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, features photographs and story by Australian photographer Trent Parke and design by Hans Seeger. With his fierce photographic style, Parke takes readers along a magic bed of free association from Down Under. Priced at $18 and limited to a numbered edition of 1000. Treguna, Makoidees, Trecorum, Sadis Dee! Click here for more info or to buy the book!