Tim Coppens 2012 SS

Tim Coppens was born in Belgium and graduated from the internationally acclaimed Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1998.

After graduating, he moved to Munich to design for Bogner. In 2004 he joined the Adidas headquarters in Germany to lead the conceptual development of their high-end men’s performance. Coppens moved to New York in 2008 when Ralph Lauren recruited him as design director for RLX, which he helped transform into one of the most fashion forward concept brands within the line.

The Tim Coppens menswear line was launched in 2011 and can be characterized by graphic tailoring woven into classic pieces. He elegantly fuses functionality, derived from his technical-inspired background, within his designer pieces. The first fall 2011 collection was immediately picked up by Barneys.

His Belgian training as a classic fashion designer, and his exposure to the most innovative technical apparel make a unique combination that forms the foundation of Tim Coppens.

Video by Paul Maffi with styling Tom Van Dorpe

Scalpel/Stradivarius | Sarah Neufeld

original score written & performed by Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire)


The Fabulous Destiny of Danica May Camacho

Danica arrived two minutes before midnight Sunday, she is symbolic the 7-billionth living human on Earth. Seven billion is a number we should think about deeply.

happy halloween


EAMES: The Architect and The Painter

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life -- from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age -- has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.

official open for November 18 at the IFC Center in New York City, for more playdates go to First Run Features


LOV, the new autumn-winter 2011-2012 film directed by Stephanie Di Giusto.
After Lou Doillon, there is the appearance of a another heroine: Kate Bosworth. Her mysteriousness, her strength. Also another side to femininity, a stirring truthfulness which is renewed with every look, every movement accompanied by a wisp of assertiveness and purity. A new gracefulness progressing to a confident allure, conquering, a battling frailty.
It starts with an urban universe almost futuristic where this femininity comes up against angles, up against emptiness where lines are sought for and where poetry is found. A surrealistic dance, frantic and lively giving a light note to this ballad, this adventure which is perhaps the landscape of a soul.
Then the thread of the tale gets tenser. We come across a more solemn Kate, looking inwards, a mysterious warrior. Kate runs away, frightened by her dark double, perhaps her mirror reflection, perhaps her sister in dreams. White horses bolt with the music, liberating her wildness and the impatient purity of her energy, of her victory.
Euphoria of flight, of a grace released from the surface, from reality. Light headed. Kate is at the top of a tree of life giving herself up to an appeasing sun, to a sensual rapture winging towards the heart of the matter, streaming along, a reflection on the water.
In fact, a love story.


Chris Malinchak - Vilette

the video Chris Malinchak - No Secrets ft. Damon C. Scott

and the EP, Vilette, on French Express.

Art Department - I C U

from the debut album The Drawing Board


Written and Directed by: Maxim Zhestkov
Sound design: Marcelo Baldin / Combustion
CG: Ilya Nikolaev / Maxim Zhestkov
Editing / Compositing: Maxim Zhestkov


One afternoon in the old swimming pool Molitor before its destruction, in June 2011.


Twisted Architecture

on-line portfolio of Nicolas Kennedy Sittons


three years after the acclaimed Hunger (2008), Steve McQueen returns with a remarkable snapshot of the psyche of a man battling sexual addiction.

directed by Steve McQueen
with Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan and Amy Hargreaves

in theaters January 13, 2012.

VANS - French Family Trip

A Vans European Vacation, or perhaps just a good excuse to gather the whole crew together, in one place, for a whole week. From Flow to Pro and on up to Euro, if you’re French and ride BMX for Vans then you’re invited. A whole week of hanging out under the La cote Basque sun and broing down with la famille.


Clock Opera - Lesson No. 7

single out now on Moshi Moshi
video directed by Aoife McArdle.


“Uma cidade chamada Porto” by Victor Santos

“People are people” by Marco Freire and João Costa

“Non linear memories” by Bruno Reis Costa

“Miradouro” by Alexandra Areia

“Entropia” by Miguel da Santa

“Invicta contemporânea” by Gustavo da Luz and Daniela Silva

“Lava SS12″ by Pedro Vaz Simões

“Where did you sleep last night” by Fred Gomes

“Gira saia” by Vasco Mendes

it is all about a beautiful city call Oporto.
the nine finalist show different ways of expression of a city full of projects and spaces where art, design, technology and business merge in an innovative way.

via portivity


Kunihiko Morinaga continues experimenting with form and shape for his clothing line.

Thom Browne New York Eyewear by DITA

While DITA provide superior construction and craftsmenship, the aesthetic is defined by Browne’s signature sensibilities. The focus for the collection is derived from architects, politicians, studio artists, designers and professors from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s while each piece is completed with the signatiure tri-color red, white and blue branding.

Everybody Street

During the early decades of the twentieth century, Alfred Stieglitz vividly captured the architecture and urban streetscapes of New York City. The first photographer to take the camera off the tripod, out of the studio, and into the streets, Stieglitz can be thought of as the father of New York City street photography - a genre that produced some of the most exciting and provocative images of the past fifty years.

Noted filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn pays tribute to Stieglitz’s spirit through a unique and groundbreaking film that delivers an intimate portrait of some of the most important New York art photographers to emerge since the 1930’s. Her cinematic compilation includes interviews, photographs, and candid footage of the artists, exploring their lifelong dedication to New York as their photographic subject.

To raise funds to finish the documentary Cheryl Dunn submitted her documentary ‘Everybody Street’ to kickstarter here you can Help Cheryl Dunn’s documentary


The Other F Word

"The Other F Word is a raucous, eye-opening, sad and unexpectedly wise look at veteran punk rockers as they adapt to the challenges of fatherhood. To be sure, watching foul- mouthed, colorfully inked musicians attempt to fit themselves into Ward Cleaver's smoking jacket provides for some consistently hilarious situational comedy, but the film's deeper delving into a whole generation of artists clumsily making amends for their own absentee parents could strike a resonant note with anyone (punk or not) who's stumbled headfirst into family life." - Andrew Barker, Variety

a film by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins

Agent Provocateur Soiree 2011

"Putting horror together with Agent Provocateur seemed like a really good fit and Sarah's idea to use thrash metal was inspired- it added exactly the right mood. I describe it as like listening to Slayer whilst reading Italian Vogue!" - Justin Anderson

Agent Provocateur presents “Les Fleurs du Mal” a film directed by Justin Anderson and produced by Epoch Films. This short film is to celebrate the launch of Soiree Collection 2011-2012.

The Lavazzers Calendar

To celebrate twenty years of its iconic calendars Italian coffee house Lavazza has invited 12 iconic photographers to shoot its 2012 offering - Annie Leibovitz, Miles Aldridge, David LaChapelle, Mark Seliger, Elliott Erwitt, Finlay MacKay, Ellen von Unwerth, Erwin Olaf, Thierry Le Gouès, Marino Parisotto, Eugenio Recuenco, and Albert Watson.


The Panda Rabbit

The Panda Rabbit is hybrid animal who is not liked by the normal pandas because he is different. All he wants is someone he can talk to and the only friend he has is his television, but over time it possesses him. He realizes that his TV is not his friend but his biggest enemy and after turning it off completely he is left with boredom and stands outside his window. The Panda Rabbit is soon greeted with a surprise that can change his life.

A short film written, directed and animated by Randy D. Rosario. It is a mixture of live action, puppetry, animation and stop motion.

The Avant/Garde Diaries: Michael Schmitz and The Zandmotor - Gone in 20 Years

Michael has realized his dream. He has become a pro surfer, something you wouldn’t probably expect to find in a country where most parts are below sea level. The Zandmotor is a building project to protect the land from the water. This “constructional master-piece” is truly unique as it has never been built in the world before. Furthermore it has another interesting effect that gains more and more attention in the surf community. The Zandmotor is the absolute best surf spot in Holland and probably one of the most unique places in Europe.


born in Tokyo in 1977 by Hiromichi Ochiai, the collection was “To Be Crucially Free”.


founded in 2004 by Takeshi Osumi aka BIG-O, the collection for SS 2012 evoked schooldays with college/preppy/Ivy League elements, as well as some naval and biker influences.



Whiz Limited SS 2012

Hiroaki Shitano born in Tokyo and launched his label in AW 2000. The brand’s focus is streetwear with a Tokyo outlook. The SS 2012 collection was titled “United”.


Thirteen or So Minutes

two straight men have sex

directed by William Branden Blinn
with Carlos F. Salas and Nick Soper

TOXIC: Garbage Island

Come aboard as the VBS crew takes a cruise to the Northern Gyre in the Pacific Ocean, a spot where currents spin and cycle, churning up tons of plastic into a giant pool of chemical soup, flecked with bits and whole chunks of refuse that cannot biodegrade.

via VBS.TV

The Audi e-tron Spyder

The two-seater is equipped with a 300-hp twin-turbo V6 TDI at the rear axle and two electric motors producing a total of 64 kW at the front axle. The Audi e-tron Spyder’s low total weight of 3,196 lbs combined with the high-torque TDI and the two electric motors results in respectable performance. The car accelerates to 60 in less than 4.5 seconds, and top speed is electronically governed at 155 mph.”

Go Beyond The Cover

How do you judge a book?


In Flagranti - Skematic Tracks Vol. 1

We wanted to go back to this idea of sound assembly and create a new series for us to work with called “Skematics” it’s like a diagram or manual to help understand the interconnections between the odd parts we find and assemble, an imaginary manual for a new decade that has not been defined yet”.

Skematic Tracks Vol. 1 coming out on Codek Records.

COMME des GARCONS Special Christmas

A collection of pouches just in time for Christmas season in metallic foil design and combined with bright colourways in vivid orange and lime green.


by Dustin Farrell from Arizona

Power of Making

What do words like "craft" and "skill" mean in 2011? That is one of the questions that the exhibition ‘Power of Making’ seeks to answer. This film delves into the working lives of four makers: shoe designer Marloes ten Bhömer, crochetdermist Shauna Richardson, artist, curator and glass designer Matt Durran and flute-maker Stephen Wessel. It uncovers processes of thought and making that are as fascinating, complex and contemporary as the exhibition itself.


I Want Muscle

I want Muscle is a film that plays with taboos and gender stereotypes. It aims to explore a different kind of female beauty. It provides a glimpse into the world of Kizzy Vaines, a female bodybuilder. She is the only British competitor for the Olympia Fitness title in Las Vegas.

The visual aesthetic and soundtrack of the film are reminiscent of the glamour of the late 70s and early 80s, the golden age of female bodybuilding. It pays homage to the pioneering goddesses of the sport like Lisa Lyon and Rachel Mclish.

I wanted to shoot a muscle worship film but taken out of a fetish context. The idea was to break with traditional ideas of femininity in fashion and play with imagery that is conventionally perceived as glamourous, sexy, soft and feminine to then juxtaposed with displays of pure strength and shots of the grueling pain and discipline that is involved in achieving this type of physique.”

a film by Elisha Smith-Leverock

ASVOFF Grand Prix winner 2011

a new kind of beauty

I’m interested in what we define as beauty, when we choose to create it ourselves.
Beauty has always been a currency, and now that we finally have the technological means to mint our own, what choices do we make?
Is beauty informed by contemporary culture? By history? Or is it defined by the surgeon’s hand? Can we identify physical trends that vary from decade to decade, or is beauty timeless?
When we re-make ourselves, are we revealing our true character, or are we stripping away our very identity?
Perhaps we are creating a new kind of beauty. An amalgam of surgery, art, and popular culture? And if so, are the results the vanguard of human induced evolution?” - Phillip Toledano

All images © Phillip Toledano