Archive for the ‘men-folk’ Category

commuting by bike

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

last night I took the bus from work to the Levi’s Commuter Workspace party downtown.
the party’s turnout was insane: and it was a great crowd.

Simply designed space with all your biking needs (mechanic, tuneup, jeans with stretch….denim covered bike seats!).  I’m in love with the windbreakers that look indigo dyed.

It’s up for a month…so ride on over to 157 w 5th downtown.


It’s a Mod, Mod World

Monday, June 9th, 2014

This is Ground’s MOD launches today. I’ve been carrying this organizer-meets-lifestyle-changer for a couple weeks now and I love it.

It carries all my stuff (phone, keys, notebook, cards, pens, receipts, cash, random pieces of paper I need to carry around) and is so much better than rummaging around in a bag. That having been said, it also tosses into most of my bags pretty easily when I need to carry more.

Even more than the item itself, I love how it’s imagined: you can swap out the interior organizers (and their colors) to change it up and organize yourself and your stuff a different way.

get it here!

meta friday

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Hey look, it’s James Franco in the James Tee I did for Clashist!

Clashist is really killing it, check out all their new stuff here.

Totally in love

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

with my Tomo navy leather sac from This Is Ground.

It’s for your tech, but it’s a casual-but-still-a-bit-luxe (amazing leather) update to the rectangular clutch I’ve been carrying for years.

currently reading

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Let My People Go Surfing, the education of a reluctant businessman, by Yvon Chouinard.

Pascal Dangin

Friday, December 13th, 2013

in the NYTimes last week….great article about fashion’s changing needs, branding, and imagery.



Friday, September 27th, 2013

Everyone who’s ever lived in NYC, and everyone who’s ever visited Brooklyn, or even read about Brooklyn, has some varied opinion about what Brooklyn means, how it’s changing, what that says, and where you can buy kombucha these days. The other conversation to have in NYC, especially if you live in LA, is some friendly or unfriendly version of LA vs. NYC.

These conversations can literally fill a visit to NYC, even after you swear off having that conversation only minutes before. They aren’t fun, but they are endless.

Regardless, walkable cities rule and walkable cities with tons of boutiques rule harder. LA, I love you, you are the city of the future, but NYC is the greatest for shopping and spending a day walking around (as long as we are only talking domestic cities): and maybe always will be. Conversation over, moving on.

After brunch with the happy couple and this view, I headed out to shopwalk Wburg.

So! I finally got to check out Pilgrim Surf Company, a really well designed store with really well designed (mostly mens) clothing and accessories. They carry Norse Projects and cozy lovely cabrales from Industry of All Nations, which unfortunately don’t come in my size.

I checked out the Brooklyn Flea (which I found disappointing coming from the land of the Rose Bowl and the Fairfax Melrose market….see?! the conversation is NEVER over). And then headed to some of my vintage favorites, Amarcord, 10ft single, and Horizons. I hadn’t been to the Brooklyn Narnia until this trip but it was fantastic: so many perfect dream pieces.

I stopped by my friend Lauren Manoogian’s studio. It was cool that day and being surrounded by her yarn was almost as cozy as being in some of her amazing pieces like these ones.

I got cold at one point and almost convinced my brother that we should get matching old north face jackets, but it really wasnt a good look for us at all.

finished up the evening with good eats and good friends.

(ps. nyc wins on (actual, authentic) loft living, too).


boys and beans

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

As far as mega trends go I love the heritage thing. We all do, mostly because guys have been dressing like men and have looked totally handsome for the past couple years.

When we visited LLBean’s flagship store, I was avoiding the accessories, because I’d just had some simple bags handmade and really didn’t need to buy another duffle or tote or purse or anything. And, while I totally love and respect the Signature collection for women, it’s just not for me. The men’s collection, though, is fantastic.

So. I’m calling the shoe of the season for menfolk.

It’s this one.


Jeremy Scott closet visit

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

I’m doing costumes for a movie, Grey House, which I’m really excited about. I’ve always wanted to do costumes for a film, and it’s really lucky that the opportunity came up at such a good time, and that I get to work for my friend Austin Lynch, the director. You can see more about the film and kick in on Kickstarter here.

Also awesome, Jeremy Scott is in the film (and some other exciting people, too). Meeting him has been great: he’s super thoughtful and considered about his work: and he told me that he personally designs every piece in his main line and in his Adidas collection. Super rare; and super awesome.

All of this means that last week I got to go play dress up with Jeremy at his house. While I can’t show you sneak peaks from the fitting, I can share some of my favorites from Jeremy Scott’s recent collections…


Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Albert makes funny simple sacks and simply funny hats. And lots of other lovely stuff too.