Posts tagged Style
Shinola Hotel

 Set in Downtown Detroit, the Shinola Hotel extends the brand's timeless style to the hospitality business. 129 guest rooms are spread over eight floors, including new construction and spaces that once served as stores. In addition to the expected Shinola products, you'll find marble tubs, terraces, and perhaps even a fireplace among the more than 50 room configurations. Also on-site are a public-accessible "living room", a mezzanine bar — named Saksy's, after the bar owned by partner Dan Gilbert's father — a ballroom, and a conservatory. Part of the company's ongoing investment in Detroit, the hotel is the cornerstone of a new development that is home to multiple eateries and shops, meaning you won't have far to go to find everything you need.

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The History of the Hoodie

As part of TED‘s “Small Thing Big Idea” series, Paola Antonelli — senior curator of architecture and design and director of research and development at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art — delivered a three-and-a-half minute talk about the history of the hoodie.

While the hoodie is not something you’d usually associate with Ancient Greece, in her clip, Antonelli weaves the garment’s fascinating story and all the “different universes” it has inhabited over the centuries.

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How a Sushi Chef Makes a Burger

In the food industry, few things are further apart than burgers and sushi. One is the ubiquitous American staple and the other is as much an art form as it is a meal. But sometimes worlds collide, and sushi legend Masa shows Ben and Brent from Eater how he cooks burgers at his restaurant in the Tribeca neighbourhood of New York City (and subsequently blows their minds with his approach).

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NASA x Vans Space Voyager Capsule

NASA is one of the most important government agencies ever to have existed (and perhaps the most important one that ever will). After all, without NASA, we never would have put a man on the moon, nor experienced the space race. Now, to pay tribute to the agency and their significant milestones, they’ve teamed up with Vans to release the Space Voyager capsule collection.

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U.S. National Parks Hats

Visiting the most incredible natural wonders of the world, such as the Grand Canyon or the Rocky Mountains, beats just about anything else the world has to offer. If you want to show your love for some of the best outdoor escapes, this retro National Parks collection provides you with a variety of souvenirs for your dome. Each corduroy hat has a snapback closure, five-panel pinch front, a rope sitting neatly on the flat bill, and the park’s name written in a classic cursive typeface. To keep things classy, earthy tone colours are used for the eleven retro caps for a timeless look. They’re definitely an upgrade to the tacky trucker hats you might find at a souvenir shop near each of these natural wonders. Every purchase of a hat in this collection, along with all the other items available, helps support programs for the U.S. National Park Service. For example, grabbing a Yosemite hat will help support the Yosemite Conservancy, preserving the park and all it has to offer.

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The World's Most Remote Fashion Label

Stationed on a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland, Inis Meáin, founded in 1976, focuses on quality cold weather essentials that look as good as they feel, drawing inspiration from the landscape and heritage of their non-traditional home through centuries old traditions. 

Get to know the label and its founders through this intimate short film that does justice to an incredibly individual, and family oriented label. Head over to Mr. Porter here for the full story. 

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Reigning Champ's Muhammad Ali Capsule Collection is History

Whether you’re talking attention to detail, ethical production standards or clothing keep to the highest quality, Reigning Champ has it all. The core basics, capsule collections and collaborations have always impressed, but it’s their newest collection that cements their standing as one of the best. The entire collection celebrates the February 25, 1964 fight between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston for the World Heavyweight Championship and the transformation to Muhammad Ali, the world champion.

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Vans x WTAPS is a Near Perfect Collab

For the uninitiated, WTAPS (pronounced Double Taps) is a chic Japanese menswear label that grew out of Tetsu Nishiyama’s FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS (FPAR) project in the 90s. The brand’s big into cuts, with “place things where they should be” their guiding mantra. This Vans x WTAPS collab includes 13 pieces: footwear, apparel and accessories. It’s a real premium affair, blending Japanese craftsmanship with Van’s iconic design aesthetic.

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Shinola Has Created the Most Stylish Games Set We Have Ever Seen

You like to win in style. Shinola likes to win too. This reversible backgammon and checkers set includes a leather board with custom embossing. From the dice to the doubling cube to the hand-poured resin tiles, they went to great lengths to bring this unique set to life. This set can be enjoyed even while it is still on the shelf with its custom fit lacquered white oak box that carefully nests the ornate game board and pieces. This reversible set is not for the faint of heart. It was not designed to live at the top of a shelf, collecting dust. It should be front and centre on a coffee table, or in the entryway for everyone (including you) to enjoy.

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Freycinet Coastal Pavilions Will be Your Next Holiday

Some might have only heard of Tasmania by way of the little devil from Looney Tunes cartoons, but it’s so much more than that. Tasmania is an island-state of Australia, a land of awe-inspiring beauty and vast oceanic vistas, with huge national parks and untouched land. The Freycinet Lodge Pavilions are the perfect way to become immersed in the island’s immense forestry and incredible landscape.

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Palm Springs Desert House

Palm Spring is synonymous with classic mid-century designs. Although this house was built in the present, the Desert House still exudes the best of the mid-century style. The home is surrounded by an eight-foot concrete wall. Within these borders is a private courtyard with a lap pool. While the interior is minimal, this protected space creates an indoor/outdoor living experience that nearly triples the internal square footage. Large expanses of glazing between the steel frames draw in the views of the surrounding mountains while seamlessly connecting the inside to the exterior patio. Awash in white, the clean lines and minimalist offerings of the modern structure pop against the stark desert landscape.

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Vans Unveils the Skateboarding Inspired “Rubber Cap” Pack

Holding on to its skateboarding heritage, Vans has released a new “Rubber Cap” pack which features a semi-circular rubber patch on each model to stop them getting ripped to shreds while skateboarding. The pack includes the Era Pro, Slip-On Pro, and AV Classic Pro, all of which come in a green/black/white colourway and feature the rubber cap as well as an Ultra Cush HD sockliner for impact protection, essentially making these the best skate shoes around.

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The North Face Renewed

The North Face is one of the world´s most recognizable outdoor apparel brands, their gear is hi-tech, reliable, long lasting, but also very expensive. Until now. The North Face Renewed  is an online store that sells refurbished apparel at affordable prices, while also reducing the overall environmental impact of those products from the brand. These are jackets, hoodies and other clothing items that have been returned, were defective or damaged. The North Face then cleans them up, repairs the damaged parts and sells them at a discounted price online.

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Five Shipping Containers Combined to Create a Modernist Home

The home that AB Design Studio devised on a sloping site in the foothills of Santa Barbara, California, is nothing short of a triple-threat: It’s largely prefabricated; it incorporates recycled material; and it presents as an elegant display of modernism. Indeed, the house has an impressive list of attributes, but its most compelling element is the use of five shipping containers.

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Football, Mon Amour

Designer Virgil Abloh, the founder of OFF-WHITE, teamed up with Nike Football on an impressive new collection filled with bold visual cues and his unique, signature style. For Abloh, football is an opportunity to blend memories of his youth — playing hip-hop tracks on the way to high school soccer matches, for instance — with his interests in mixing lifestyle and sport branding. It's big and bold and full of nuanced visual cues.

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Mitchell & Ness x Just Don for "The No Name Collection"

Mitchell & Ness has reunited with Don C on a new capsule collection. As both brands focus on attention to detail in their respective products, the two have developed “The No Name Collection.” True to its name, the selection of official jerseys removes the NBA team names from the front and strips the player names from the back, too.

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Concrete Cottage House

From the street, Highbury Grove House by Ritz&Ghougassian appears to fit in with its traditional federation-style neighbours. The white single-storey home is unassuming, and only when you turn the corner do you get a glimpse of the dynamic new concrete cottage extension. The sea of grey blocks is eye-catching amongst the row of terraces, with the stacked concrete block walls referencing the cobblestone laneway next door. The new extension addresses space and privacy issues, and provides a contemporary backdrop to the interior and outdoor spaces.

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The Lamborghini Countach Defined the 80s

The Lamborghini Countach is the Lambo that defined the 80s. Just looking at the razor-sharp design makes my sleeves roll and my hair slick back. Alongside the Ferrari Testa Rossa, the Countach symbolized scintillating speed in the laser-filled, fluro era. Now, you can buy a piece of the 80s from Curated. In the 1980s, Swiss Lamborghini dealer Max Bobnar had built two prototype Twin Turbo Countachs. In 1982, Bobnar hired Lamborghini-technician Franz Albert to customize his Countachs, turning already beautiful cars into collectibles of exceptional rarity. Everything remains preserved from its heyday. If you have a few spare million lying around and are feeling slightly nostalgic for the days of headbands and parachute pants, this car might be just what you needed. Whip it.

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Modernica X Stance Rocking Chair

Contemporary furniture company Modernica and Stance, (the sock company), have combined their disparate design acumens to bring a unique look to the rocking chair. This fresh new design from Modernica and Stance shows that the rocking chair is far from finished. Modernica has created a steady supply of Arm Shell chairs over the years, but this is the first we’ve seen like this. The white, solid maple pontoon has their trademark design – and the overlay is all Stance’s doing.

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Five Rebels Who Changed Men's Style Forever

In the world of fashion today, rule-breaking can sometimes feel like a competitive sport. And it makes sense. From streetwear logos on bricks to delivery company logos on T-shirts, going against the grain is a surefire way to stand out. The thing is, breaking the status quo is nothing new – in fact, acts of rebellion have propelled fashion forward since, well, forever. MR PORTER compiled several of the most notorious. Sit back and learn from each of these troublemakers: iconoclasts who, in the process of disregarding the rulebook, managed to create an entirely new one single-handedly. Step up, Messrs Brummell, Dean, Cobain and Slimane. Watch and learn.

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