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It's been far to long since we visited an exceptional art show, filled with an uber-legit crowd, lined up to see a fantastic exhibition. The Thursday opening of Liz Cohen's Trabantimino at Salon 94 was just that, exceptional. (and a very dope location and gallery to boot). Thanks for the invite Adam.

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Trabantimino is a hybridized car and kinetic sculpture that combines a former East German Trabant with a Chevrolet El Camino.

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Salon 94 Bowery is located at 243 Bowery in New York, NY. The gallery is open on Wednesdays through Sundays from 11AM-6PM.



Holiday Music

This brings us back to 2007. But all the links are still relevant and awesome. Enjoy some holiday tunes!

somafm.jpgIt's that time of year again. We're winding up for the aural assault that is the holidays and bracing for the impact of that joylessly grating cacophony called Christmas music. This post will be updated (if possible) as we find more worthy entrants but, until then, here are our three picks for sticking with the season and spreading some holiday cheer.

xmas in Frisco by somaFM.com

Christmas Lounge by somaFM.com

The Rumor Mill's Christmas on Clinton Street (iTunes)

Shirts on Film

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That purveyor of perfect shirts, Steven Alan, has just released a beautiful short film which highlights his spring / summer 2010 collection.

The film stars montreal based actress, Liane Balaban, alongside New Yorker Matt Creed as they battle the serenity of the country and contemplate the conveniences of the city.  Watch it below. 

I won't deny that we've been swept up in the vinyl resurgence of late.  After years of mindless internet radio, passive and unending chillout beats wafting from the hifi, we've jumped back into the analog world (even picked up a new record player.)

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The wave is just begining so keep your eyes peeled for a massive vinyl comeback. But for the short term if Urban Outfitters isn't satisfying all your retro needs, check out these two awesome efforts.


Essential Art House

50 DVD box set from Criterion. Need we say more.

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ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE:
50 YEARS OF JANUS FILMS
(50-DVD box set)


www.criterion.com





The Christmas Edition

Perhaps it is a bit late for a holiday gift guide. So this is a holiday wish list.  I'm sure santa has been reading Dandy and Wit religiously and we're all set with both of these.  The top two for 2008.

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Remote controlled Wall•E.  That lovable robot in your own home, who could ask for more?  Well if you could crush cans and garbage in his little torso we would be over the top with joy and function-envy.  In the mean time, feel free to leave one under the tree. (and maybe a refresher copy of the DVD on Blue Ray).

U Control Wall•E from Amazon.com for $186.48
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This is our new favorite magazine, Monocle. "A fresh focus on global affairs, business, culture, design and all you need in life." We'll let their site speak for itself. The print publication is very elegant, very beautiful and well worth a few page turns.

www.monoclemagazine.com


jacobs-lv.jpgThis very charming documentary by French filmmaker Loïc Prigent, follows uber-fashion maven, Marc Jacobs through the creation and presentation of the Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuiton Spring Collections 2007 (with a brief stop in Tokyo where they staged a recreation of the Fall 2006 LV collection - and a mad party).


Jordan Mattos

mattos1.jpgIt seems we're on a t-shirt bender this month, but we can't help ourselves. This is the other end of the spectrum from Last Exit to Nowhere. Jordan Mattos designs beautiful, hand-drawn artworks inspired by classic films on plain white T-shirts.

The image above is one of Jordan's t-shirts inspired by John Casavette's "Husbands."  Jordan's shirts can be found in Hannah Clark as well as the inimitable den of downtown cool, Opening Ceremony.

Live at Other Music

liveatothermusic.jpgFrom the bricks and mortar home of the best curated music collection in the country comes short films of in store live sets. Other Music recently launched their digital download service, a one stop shop for all your eclectic and up-to-the-minute music needs, in one place, at one time.

The premiere short film is a beautiful stripped down set by Annie Clark from her Beggar's Banquet debut Marry Me.

Watch the short film here at digital.othermusic.com

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