Category Archives: Lifestyle

George Carlin’s First Posthumous Release & the Dark Side of Being Funny

In an episode of his Comedy Vehicle TV series, Stewart Lee pokes fun at preconceived notions of the stand-up comedy as a job that involves courage, describing stand-up comedians as braver in many ways than a fireman or somebody fighting … Continue reading

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15 years — Thoughts on Jane Doe by Converge

Like a lot of teenagers, I went through an angry phase. It manifests itself in different ways for everyone, I’m sure, but music was a really big thing for me. As I’ve mentioned before, it started with the whole nu-metal … Continue reading

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Notes on Christo’s ‘The Floating Piers’ at Lake Iseo

To get from Verona to Sulzano, first you have to get a train about 50 miles West, to Brescia. From there you can get another train that takes you through Paderno and Bornato-Calino, on towards Lake Iseo and its surrounding … Continue reading

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Hello, Assholes – Loving Daughters, the Most Unlovable Band in the World

I grew up in a family that loved comedy. Name any comedy programme from the 1990s and I can guarantee we used to watch it in my house. From Simpsons at 6pm every day to The Fast Show, Smack the … Continue reading

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They Came from the Sun — Remembering YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO

I was talking with a friend the other day about punk. More specifically, we were talking about the legacy of punk and the identity and genres that were spawned from it in the decades that followed, and we differed somewhat … Continue reading

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‘How to Build a Solid Streetwear Wardrobe’ for FASHIONBEANS

I was asked by FASHIONBEANS to create a comprehensive guide to creating a solid wardrobe for people starting out in the financially-hemorrhaging world of streetwear. You can read the whole article right now here.

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Frieze 2015 for HighSnobiety

I was asked by HighSnobiety to attend this year’s Frieze Art Fair in London. After spending an afternoon exploring the exhibition I wrote a recap about some of my personal highlights from Frieze 2015. You can read the whole article … Continue reading

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Noah — Fall/Winter 2015 Lookbook

A few months on from the initial announcement that he would be reviving the line, Brendon Babenzien’s Noah clothing opened its flagship store on New York’s Mulberry Street on October 15th with an online store opening shortly after. Now the … Continue reading

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WTaps Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

WTaps is back for Fall/Winter 2015 with its latest collection, continuing with the “Lifist” philosophy that Tetsu Nishiyama has been exploring for the past few seasons. Early imagery suggests that the brand is returning to its original streetwear roots. Official … Continue reading

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The Look In by Samuel Ashton Smith

‘Man about town’ is probably the best way to describe Sam Ashton Smith (aka SAMSBOWL because Internet). Over the past few years he’s been connected with all manner of projects and proceedings around London including seminal Berwick Street sneaker boutique … Continue reading

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