Monday, 30 March 2009
Guys, I know how hard it is to find good swimwear as a man, especially something that is cool. Therefore I am here to help. First we establish some ground rules: as a man you can't wear over the knee boardshorts if
A) you are not a surfer
B) you are over 30
If A or B applies to you, you will have to find something else to hit the beach in. Basically the main thing is to keep it above the knee. It can still be a short, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you should wear speedos, but just show a bit of skin. second thing is to pay attention to colour and/or pattern. (when I'm not surfing) I wear these shorter shorts from Tsubi (australian brand), I don't feel like a nerd, because the artwork on these is sick.
funny thing: on the inside label it says,
If I were a human i'd be
made in heaven.
If I were an animal i'd be
made in Africa.
If I were this thing i'd be
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
The next big thing for sunglasses this 2009 summer is transparent sunglass frames. The sunglasses featured in the picture above are from "Oliver Peoples". You don't have to believe me, but don't complain if you're the last one to own a pair...
Another one for the girls.
Make sure that you have at least one boyfriend jean in your closet this summer. Buy it one size bigger than you normally do, and it will look perfect. Be sure to combine it with an accessory or shoes that are a bit more feminine. If you are short on cash this month, just steal a jean out of your man's closet.
Once I read on another blog (The Sartorialist) that they had this amazing magazine in Japan called Free & Easy. This magazine specializes in authentic and rugged items, which can be clothing, watches or shoes. Turns out that a lot of the great denim designers read this magazine for inspiration. It sparked my curiosity and made me call our sales office in Japan if they could bring me one on their next visit. They actually bought me a few...
Laura's mother lives in Munich, Germany, there we came across this brand, which makes these cool snowboard helmets. The brand is called Nutcase and their slogan is "protect your brain". You should check out the diversity of graphics they put on their helmets. And for everyone who thinks snowboarding with a helmet is for losers, just try a new trick without one....
On the 1st of March I went to the first edition of Artmarket Amsterdam, which is a pop-up market with real diversity. You can find eclectic things there like weird food, customized clothing or just a guy repairing toy robots. It was hosted in one of the buildings on the Spuistraat in Amsterdam (you know, where the squatters "krakers" are). They are currently planning the next one, check out; artmarketamsterdam.nl
Paying respect to the classics is always a cool thing to do. Especially these plimsoles are perfect for doing so. You can wear them regardless what age you are or from what social environment you come from. Dress them up with slacks or go for that dirty look and combine them with faded jeans.
Saturday, 21 March 2009
A.P.C. is a french brand who makes a very good jean from japanese selvage denim. In stead of using sand paper and grinders on their jeans to get that fabricated worn look, they've decided to let actual people wear the jeans for a few months before they sell them. This way you can buy the best worn out jean, without having to break them in yourself.
What makes this board cool is that it was developed by Burton's pro-riders. They were given carte-blanche to do whatever they liked. This resulted in a top of the line snowboard with the best graphics I've ever seen on a snowboard. I tested it twice this winter and I can tell you; it meets the expectations.
This one is literally cool. Bosch used to actually make these old school fridges in the past. what they did now is give it an update to make it environmentally friendly. And NO, I don't think Smeg is cooler.
P.s. it was heavy as a motherf!@£$%
Thanks Robert-Paul for carrying it up the stairs.
I am addicted to coffee, so I need a good coffee maker. I hear you thinking "why two", because the Pavoni looks good, but is a pain in the ass to operate. My back-up is the Siemens by Porsche design, it still looks good and is also practical in use.
When I was younger I played a lot of basketball (although I am only 1,73m). Therefore Michael Jordan is like a magnet to me. I am hunting for these sneakers in the original colour setting that you see in the pictures. The problem is that they are highly collectable and even when you find them, they cost a shit load of money. Maybe I will have to sell my kidney, but sooner or later they will be mine...
I (and Laura) had to look long and hard to find these collectable chairs. I won't give you all my hunting secrets, but I can tell you that the two Eames Rocking chairs came from an old grandma in Friesland (north of Holland), who stashed them in the attic....