HUGE Magazine and their book label Huzine have updated their TOOLS issue for 2012. The sixth edition of “TOOLS” highlights the daily essentials in our life including outdoor items, furniture, home goods, accessories and even clothing pertaining to the entire outdoors experience. In total, 365 “tools” are featured, making this a pretty in-depth offering. The book releases on March 15th and can be ordered through Huzine. A few shots from the book can be found below.
The boys over at Selectism give us a look at Rolling Stone Italia’s debut Rock & Roll Style issue. It was specially produced to be released during Pitti Uomo and Milan Fashion Week, with a well-produced stream of content for the Italian gentleman. Topics ranged from product reviews and style tips to some more in-depth features like those for Brooks Saddles and Victorinox knives. The price for such an exceptional read? Free.
We were tipped off a short while back of a sequel to Shiro Itoh’s Take Ivy. The original is embedded in our generation’s subculture and will be seen as one of the largest influencers of Japanese youth in the 60′s and 70′s. Take 8 Ivy is a collection of photographs taken between 1965-1985 at all eight Ivy schools — Harvard University, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Columbia University, Brown University, Dartmouth College and Cornell University.
With Inventory Magazine Issue No. 4 available now through select stockists and the team working on next seasons masterpiece, they’ve dropped this behind the scenes video. It shows us how Issue 04 got printed at Vancouver-based Hemlock Printers, something very few people will ever get a chance to experience firsthand.
The latest issue of Japan’s Free & Easy magazine is out and highlights some interesting stories from some of our favorite brands. Among the notable list is Nigel Cabourn, L.L. Bean and Waste (twice).
How do you trump being one of the greatest hip-hop artists and visionaries of our time? Hov would know as he just launched a digital magazine called, “Life + Times”. Adding Executive Editor to his resume, Jay-Z has delivered a site that embodies his taste in fashion, art, music, sports and technology.
There are already some notable editors cooking up the content including GIANT Mag alum Shahendra Ohneswere and Hodinkee Founder Benjamin Clymer. Still not sure what Life + Times entails? Peep the intro video below.
It seems J.Crew‘s leading men [and women] have been catching some much-deserved face time as of late. The Wall Street Journal recently did an excellent write up of the company’s CEO, Mickey Drexler. The 66 year-old CEO is closer to the ground floor and more passionate about his work than any other modern-day corporate leader, and some of his closest colleagues refer to him as the “Steve Jobs of retail”. Head to WSJ to find out why.
Then, there’s Drexler’s team of gifted individuals which includes executive creative director Jenna Lyons, head of men’s design Frank Muytjens, and collaborator Andy Spade. The folks at Details recently caught up with the trio to weigh in on what to wear, eat, and do this summer. Lyons endorses, among other things, an old-school Polaroid camera while Spade digs Bermuda shorts and Mr. Muytjens pushes Alden’s white suede bucks made exclusively for J.Crew.
Give it a read here.
We caught a preview of what Wired magazine’s iPad app would bring to the tablet a while back and now that it’s available, it’s safe to say that this paper to digital transfer is by far the most creative and interactive. This is not a PDF to App Store port like we’ve been seeing by other mags, instead they started with a clean slate and took advantage of all the features the iPad has to offer. There’s a video after the jump that goes a bit more in depth. The only deterrent here might be the $5 pricetag per issue and with a file size of about half a gig, you’ll have to decide for yourself on this one.
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From Gary Shove and Patrick Potter comes 42 x 12: The Cult of Fixed. The fixed gear bicycle is a simple machine and drones of riders have discovered the joy of the “fixie”. The 42 x 12 in the title refers to a gear ratio, but this book doesn’t discuss equipment. Instead, it attempts to, “Get under the skin of riders risking life and limb in pursuit of their passion.”
Some of the features within 42 x 12 include The Tweed Run, messenger and alley cat racing, indoor and keirin racing, It’s definitely a recommended read but if you’re still not convinced, check out a few shots from the book after the jump. (more…)
Available for pre-order now is Inventory magazine’s second issue which looks to be as promising as the debut issue. So how do you top features that introduced us to the folks behind iconic brands like Mister Freedom, Engineered Garments and Yuketen? Inventory looks to give us an inside look at brands we seldom have access to here in the States and they succeed again as we get to meet the people behind BEAMS and The Real McCoy’s and many more.
Inventory Issue No. 2 is set to release on May 15th but it’s available for pre-order now. There are two covers, one which features Kenny Kenichi and another with Margaret Howell gracing the cover.