August 14th, 2010 / 12:15:13
Vogue Italia’s August Issue features a 24-page spread of a beautiful model whose designer gowns, gloves and jewelry are covered in oil slick. Meant to be a message on respecting nature and the value of life, the spread has had a number of mixed reviews. On an aesthetic level, the pictures are undoubtedly well conceived and expertly captured. The images of a stunning woman in delicate fabrics and feathers covered in a dark and dangerous substance are simply striking. But while the beauty is undeniable, so is the wastefulness.
Thousands of dollars of gorgeous garments were procured for the sole purpose of ruining them and creating an interesting image. With over a quarter of Louisiana’s coast ruined by oil, 11 human lives lost in the explosion that caused the epic spillage, countless sea creatures dead, rising unemployment and the region’s fisheries and tourism industry negatively impacted, it seems to me that those thousands could be better spent elsewhere.
I have a serious issue with people who capitalize on the misfortunes of others. In this case, I have a serious issue with Vogue Italia glamorizing a disaster that will effect generations to come. If you want to send a message, have the shoot, create the art and then donate the proceeds of it to the disaster relief fund or to researchers working to find alternative, clean sources of energy.
Check yourself, Vogue Italia. No pithy one-liner could accurately express my disgust for this jerk move.
August 14th, 2010 / 09:05:30
The TwentyFour/Seven™ — Team That Never Sleeps box set has arrived Reeders!
“The Team That Never Sleeps project is a tribute to New Yorkers and their heavy-weight baseball franchise. Leading the majors in revenue, pennants and titles, 2009 marked their 27th Series win. This set pays tribute to that victory, and whether you love them or hate them, the Team That Never Sleeps.”
The set includes a numbered hat, a screen printed numbered box, foil letterpressed card describing the project, a vinyl sticker, and screen printed tissue paper.
August 14th, 2010 / 08:46:26
August 13th, 2010 / 18:17:11
Check out the rest of the look book here LAFAYETTE CREW LOOK BOOK
August 11th, 2010 / 20:46:18
Shout out to Bun B for dropping by the Space.
Thanks Mr. B!
August 11th, 2010 / 20:42:03
August 9th, 2010 / 21:36:00
August 9th, 2010 / 14:23:37
Summer, Summer, Summertime!
Staple Summer 2010 tees drop just in time for triple digit temperatures.
They are all now available at Reed Space and other fine Staple authorized dealers.
Mo Money…Mo Problems.
“CMYK Stripe”. Available in Black & Purple.
“Game Over”. Available in Turquoise & White
“Money Words”. Available in Black & Olive.
“Pantone Dollar.” Available in Black & White.
“Pigeon Nation”. Available in Black & White.
“Stay Gold”. Available in Black, White & Purple.
“World Currency”. Available in Black, White and Turquoise.
Use sunscreen, stay hydrated and enjoy!
August 8th, 2010 / 20:26:08
August 7th, 2010 / 14:41:03
A Hot Pastrami Sandwich from Katz’s Delicatessen. Rye bread piled high with meat that’s been cured with no chemicals or additives. This sandwich was 30 days in the making.
And, of course, nothing compliments a sandwich better than a pickle or five. Num Nums.