LAST WORDS

The House Velo Collection

October 16, 2014 Design By Tom Ran
House Velo Bicycle

Photo: House Industries

When it comes to introducing a new font, House Industries comes correct. The Velo Collection is a new font family inspired by the sport of cycling. And true to form, House has accompanied the release with a collection of stellar products. They recruited old friends and new to produce a line that range from bike accessories and clothing to housewares and a fully hand built bicycle. The collection consists of Tanner bags, Tellasons jeans, Brooks saddles, Hasami ceramics, and much more. To celebrate the release, House will take over Rapha Cycle Club in NYC to premier the collection today starting at 6pm. Have a look the entire House Velo Collection here.

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Irving Harper: A Mid-Century Mind at Play

October 7, 2014 Art By Tom Ran
Irving Harper: A Mid-Century Mind at Play

Photo: The Rye Arts Center

During the 1960’s as the director of design for George Nelson’s office, Irving Harper’s graphic and industrial design work were seen and experienced by millions. But in the privacy of his home, he found solace in crafting intricate paper sculptures for an audience of one. They were hidden away unbeknownst to the public until Metropolis magazine profiled Harper in 2001 revealing a body of work that numbered in the hundreds. From then on, his paper sculptures were the focus of attention whenever Harper was profiled. Last year Rizzoli and Maharam published a book devoted to his paper works. And now Rye Arts Center is exhibiting 77 pieces from the collection. “Irving Harper: A Mid-Century Mind at Play” is the first time these sculptures are on view to the public. The exhibition has been on open since September and will be on view till December 6th.

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State x State

June 30, 2014 Travel By Tom Ran
Mazama Wares, The Good Flock, Tanner Goods, and Woodblock Chocolate in the debut Oregon State Box.

Photo: State x State

Back in 2003 Sufjan Stevens set out an ambitious project, to produce an album for each of the 50 states. He debuted the project with his home state of Michigan, a critically acclaimed album and commercial success (by indie standards). He then followed up with Illinois in 2005. And then, nothing. That was as far as he got.

Long have the 50 states been a theme for many projects whether they become a success or not. The wonder of travel, the diversity in landscape and the uniqueness of each region is a captivating topic that sees no end.

This summer a new project will debut that revisits this theme. State x State is a destination for curated products and travel inspiration. Think of it as a guide to each of the states from a local’s perspective. They have been building a network of creative types ranging from designers and artists to craftspeople and restauranteurs to highlight shops, restaurants, bars, and events. Additionally, State x State will collaborate with designers and curators to produce State Boxes. Each box will be assigned a state and feature products from independent and established heritage brands. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the research, and to produce and print each of the travel guides. With just 24 days left to go, they’re approaching their goal. Help them achieve what Sufjan Stevens wasn’t able to achieve and make this one of the successful 50 states projects.

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EVENTS

May 9 - July 1

RETAIL

Herman Miller Collection Pop Up

Furniture

May 17 - June 22

ART

Wes Lang at Half Gallery

Here Comes Sunshine

March 22 - March 23

RETAIL

United Bamboo Tsunami Relief

Sample Sale

March 17, 10PM - 4AM

MUSIC

Operation Tomodachi

Inna Downtown Top Ranking Style Benefit For Japan

January 9 - January 30

FILM & THEATER

Liberty Hall Screenings

Film Screening at Ace Hotel

October 20, 8PM - 10PM

FILM & THEATER

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Tishman Auditorium, The New School

July 28, 6PM - 11PM

FILM & THEATER

Muppets Take Brooklyn

BAMcinématek

July 16 - July 23

ART

Died Young, Stayed Pretty

Rock Poster Show and Documentary

June 24 - June 28

ART

No Soul For Sale

X Initiative

June 20 - September 26

FAIRS

Recess: The Lawn Series

Governor's Island

June 9 - December 31

ART

Spencer Finch: The River That Flows Both Ways

The High Line

June 10, 3PM - 7PM

FILM & THEATER

Food Inc.

Bell House

March 26 - June 6

ART

Picasso: Mosqueteros

Gagosian Gallery

May 15 - September 20

FILM & THEATER

Rooftop Films

Summer Series

May 14 - June 14

ART

Ernesto Neto: anthropodino

Park Avenue Armory
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FEATURES

Workstead

By Tom Ran
Partners Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler

Photo: Samuel Bristow

Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, are the partners behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009, quietly developing interiors and lighting from their Brooklyn and Hudson Valley studios. It wasn’t until two years ago that their work gained more recognition after the opening of the wildly popular Wythe Hotel. Read More

M.Nii John Moore

By Tom Ran
M.Nii Tailor, Waianae, Hawaii 1959

Photo: Tom McBride

The photo is one of the few relics that remain of M.Nii’s history. An image that recalls the golden age of American surf culture. Three friends in front of a wooden shack, one of whom is caught clearing his nasal passage while a friend next to him arches his back as if he were riding a wave off the beach of O’ahu. The photo was taken in 1959, just outside M.Nii Tailor where an obscure but revered surfwear began. Read More

Classic Car Club

By Tom Ran
Owners Michael Prichinello and Zac Moseley in front of a 1965 Shelby Cobra

Photo: Tuukka Koski

Michael Prichinello has a passion for life and speed. His eyes light up whenever he talks about one of his cars or a motorcycle project he’s working on with a friend. The excitement he expresses is contagious. It’s easy when you’re in a showroom and garage surrounded by some of the world’s most desired cars. Read More

TOURS

The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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