4.26.2009

ARTISTS OF THE INSOMNIAC


Went down today to The Hermosa Beach Historical Society tonight because our landlord, Earl Newman, was part of the Artists of the Insomniac retrospective. A famed coffee shop off Pier Street, the Insomniac was a famous beatnik hangout during the 1858 - 1963. Earl's poster prints were on display, along with Frank Holmes, who is most famous for his Beach Boy's "Smile" album artwork. If you get a chance to head down there, it's an amazing set up with a powerful collection of images and people. Also, the historical society museum is a great space with a large collection of surfboards from famed 1950's surfers. LINK

4.25.2009

HEDI SLIMANE SHOOTS COACHELLA




Amazing shots of the crowd and scene at 2009 Coachella by Hedi Slimane. Super crisp B/W shots of the youngish crowd. I'm actually shocked there were this many young kids there considering the line up. See the shots HERE

WELCOME SUMMER: RAY BAN RB 2132 IN TORTOISE



I just bought these. Every man needs them. No question.

4.23.2009

JAMES SCURLOCK TAKES ON CNBC'S "POWER LUNCH"




Check out "Maxed Out"'s James Scurlock taking on CNBC's "Power Lunch" in a debate on the credit card rate reform. I think this debate could go on for hours.

4.21.2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FUDGIE THE WHALE



One of my favorite foods is ice cream cake and no one does it better then Carvel. The the large selection of offering there Fudgie the Whale with vanilla crunchies and Cookie Puss with mint ice cream eyes are my faves. That's why I'm so excited to celebrate Fudgie's 75th birthday this Thursday. I hear there is free icecream in celebration.

4.18.2009

BJORN BORG EVENT AT LASC




Join me and team at LASC for an invasion of the Swedes!!!

4.17.2009

SIGNTURE KEN: THE HUNDRED'S PLAID HOODY


If you've seen me lately, you know this Spring I've been rocking a neon teal plaid The Hundreds Midnight Zip Up Flannel Jacket. It's become one of my favorite pieces of clothing. It has a warm gray terry that's great for a Santa Monica chilly night. It's also cool with an unexpected hole opening. I can't lie, I got it on Jack Threads. They had it on sale tonight and only have larges and XLs left. I'm bummed I would have taken another color. Hint, hint, The Hundreds. My email is above.

4.16.2009

HOWE FALL 2009 FASHION SHOW




Big congrats to Jade Howe and the entire team at Howe for on the fashion shw for Fall 2009 collection. Filled with amazing pieces every man should own. I was proud to be a part of this amazing moment for the brand. The Indie Executive has arrived!
CHECK OUT IMAGES HERE

BARUTI SCARF


I first saw A Peace Treaty at ODIN NY last year. I quickly snatched up 2 scarves and checked out their usually "SOLD OUT" e-commerce page. They are two designers, one Muslim, one Jew. Talk about drama in the design room. Together they create colorful pieces of magic that won't have you looking like you bought your scarf off St. Marks and like every other person in Hollywood on a Wednesday night. Check out the Baruti scarf, my new fave, that was released today. Don't let the hefty $180 scare you off. Individuality is worth the expense. LINK

MY FAVE PLACES: ACE HOTEL PALM SPRINGS


Happen to be in Palm Spring this past weekend and went to my new favorite hotel: The Ace Hotel. Filled with casual rooms with vintage modern furniture, macrame hammocks, native american rugs, white concrete fireplaces within the space of a former Travel Lodge. A nice touch is the Amigo Room and King's Highway: a double scoop of lounge fun. This place gives The Parker and Viceroy a run for their money. Not to be outdone, I need to visit the NYC one. The Loft looks like my place.

PS: Props to a hidden treasure called the Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel. One of our favorite dining spots in the Springs.

4.14.2009

BELVEDERE PRESENTS MR. IX ·


Mr. IX from Mr. IX on Vimeo. Super smart online promo for Belvedere Vodka for their new IX. The logo and branding is smart and I love that they tie in this indie executive idea. Nice work.

4.10.2009

POOL PARTY WEEKEND: D2









So I'm heading out this weekend to Palm Springs (again) for the gayest event in the world: White Party. Personally, I'm not much into homo-parties, but I have friends who are going and I couldn't resist the invite to a weekend in desert. I'm happy to think that we could make our own party anywhere, so 1000's of gaggling gays won't make much of difference to me. As a side attraction Lady Gaga is performing and I'm interested to see what all that is about.

I need to pull together outfits for the weekend and I went digging into Dsquared2's Spring collection for inspiration. I pulled some of my fave looks off the web. Just toying with some ideas for the pool parties, afternoon teas and general mayhem I might get invited to...

THE 12 MOST STYLISH ALBUM COVERS OF ALL TIME


Big debate over here on Refinery 29's "The 12 Most Stylish Album Covers Of All Time". While I'm all about Grace Jones' "Nightclubbing"; Hole's "Celebrity Skin" doesn't even make my "no" list. That is probably one of the most un-stylish covers ever. Let the endless debate begin:
REFINERY 29

LOOMSTATE FOR TARGET EVENT


Can't knock the boys for doing a collaboration with Target. Kuddos.

4.07.2009

BASELWORLD REVIEW BY EUGENE TONG


Not to kiss his ass, but Details Magazine Eugene Tong is one of the sharpest fashion editors in the game. I love taking cues from him. Every time I see him he's looks completely 100% pulled together. He has a smart way of looking casual and cool, while looking totally fashionable...even when sporting a bruise on his arm from a weekend basketball game (this was circa 2006 at the showroom appointment we met at).

I love his review of the 2009 Baselworld, the world watch show on Selectism (that he contributes to). Check out some of his faves in a best of round up: LINK

TODAY ON HEDISLIMANE.COM: ROMANCE SERIES






Get Inspired.
LINK

4.06.2009

SHEPARD FAIRLEY/OBEY AT SXSW INSTALLATION


This video is part of a promotion to launch www.mylocationscouts.com. Congrats to their team on some amazing video work. I am honored to have helped her showcase it to the world. Check a couple of amazing tastemaker blog placements kenwerks landed her:

HYPEBEAST

HIGHSNOBETTE

LIMITEDHYPE

MCJAWN

1500+ Views and climbing.

VOODOOFEST 2009: KISS ON HALLOWEEN


Are you kidding me? KISS on Halloween night. That will be nuts. More headliners please...

4.04.2009

FRANZ FERDINAND: "NO YOU GIRLS" VIDEO

My fave song of the Spring season has been "No You Girls". Check out the new video released this week.

Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls

4.03.2009

PETER ARNELL


Loads of analysis in Newsweek's recent article on branding guru Peter Arnell. Known for his iconic DKNY mural on Houston Street, ill fated redesign of the Tropicana juice carton, the successful logo design work for Con Edison and most recently the new Pepsi logo, this piece dives deep into the myth, math and madness behind the man who convinces billion dollar brands that the image they have pumped years of profits into...needs a makeover. Smart stuff. LINK

WEEKEND MUST SEE: VALENTINO DOC


The reviews are amazing. Must see this weekend.

KEHINDE WILEY "WORLD STAGE" SHOW IN LA


The realistic and comparative styles of artist Kehinde Wiley will see itself presented in Los Angeles this Saturday. The “World Stage” show focuses on residents of Rio de Janerio in Brazil. Away from any glitz and glamour, Willey appropriates the residents in an interesting light as the personalities are seen on some unconventional backdrops away from the usual slums and shanty-towns. The locally sourced floral and textile backgrounds offer a nice juxtaposition in both representation and color. Some special hand-carved frames surround each painting which feature engraved images of birds and flowers. The April 4th show takes place at the ROBERTS AND TILTON Gallery.

Kehinde Wiley “World Stage: Brazil” Exhibition
April 4 – May 30, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday, April 4th, 6 – 8pm
ROBERTS & TILTON
5801 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California 90232
p: 323.549.0223