Friday, 24 July 2009

Road Trip!!!

We're bailing town today to go to Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay this weekend and then cruise further north to visit a bunch of stores in Queensland. So pumped!!

It means we probs won't be able to update this for a couple of weeks...sorry. But if you all behave we might come back with a whole lot of pretty pictures.

For all you fashion-forward Queenslanders that have been screaming at us to get up there, not much longer now. We've received a stack of emails asking where our banana-bending brethren can find our stuff north of the border. We'll hit you with the deets asap.

In the meantime here are a couple of clips for your end-of-week pleasure: A wrap from Splendour last year as well as the introduction to PNAU's mind-blowing set. Enjoy.

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Thursday, 16 July 2009

The Strokes working on new album

It's been a while since we've heard anything from the Strokes, but rumour has it they could release a new long-player by the end of the year. Fingers crossed.

Here is the amazing clip of the Strokes stomping up a storm in a septic tank to the sweet sounds of their seraphic song 'You Only Live Once'.

(My Year-1 teacher Mr Whiteman would be proud of the alliteration in that last sentence).


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Monday, 13 July 2009

Sydney Street Style

So we went adventuring the other day trying to capture some of the style on Sydney's streets. We're going to be doing this more often to see if we can document the emergence (and death) of various trends. It's also an excuse to look at pretty people.

The main lesson that came out of the first installment is that guys are all over the girls when it comes to fashion at the moment. We would have expected the opposite but we saw about three stylish dudes for every one trendy lolita. Lift your game ladies.

What do you think of the looks? (Comment below)

All photos courtesy of Joshua Oldfield.

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Like a Boss

Seth Rogen + Andy Samberg = Gold

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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Clayton Patterson vs the Lower East Side

Life Lounge pointed us to this. Amazing.


Over the last 30 years ubiquitous NY personality Clayton Patterson has documented the evolution of life in the city's Lower East Side through its colourful subcultures of yesterday to its modern-day gentrification. Originally from Canada, Clayton came to NY in the late '70s to be an artist. He obviously had an immediate fascination with the neighbourhood's melting pot of artists, junkies, the homeless and 'revolutionary minds' brewing out of the Lower East Side and began to shoot both still and video the daily happenings of the area.

He officially made a name for himself in the late '80s when he captured over three hours of footage during the police riots in Tompkins Square (which ended up being used as evidence and indicting six cops) and suddenly everyone from Oprah to CNN wanted a piece. His craft and in particular his documentation of police brutality has seen him arrested and roughed up by local law enforcement on multiple occasions. Over the years he has amassed an enormous archive of apparently 4000 hours of 8mm and half-inch film and 750,000 colour photographs of people and events in the area.


From the documentary 'Captured':

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Friday, 3 July 2009

Urban wakeboarding

Pro wakeboarders Matt Crowhurst and Terry Hanham get out of their comfort zone of manicured lakes and resevoirs and tackle Birmingham city centre where they have to dodge syringes, local drunks and chunks of concrete.

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