Whillas & Gunn

Australian newcomer Whillas & Gunn merges contemporary menswear design with heritage appeal (more on that later this week!) in their line of rugged yet svelte overcoats, suits and vests.  Harking back to a time of outlaws and prospectors in Australia’s rich history, Whillas & Gunn provides a contemporary tailored silhouette à la Daniel Plainview or Josie Wales.  I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of these guys stateside.

East Village Beats

This man behind the counter at this Punjabi bodega/food spot on 1st and Ave A has it going on!  Listen to him bust out in Bhangra, a type of music and dance from the Punjab region. The Punjabi farmers who first started this folk music were celebrating the Vaisakhi, a harvest festival, which marks the beginning of a new solar year and new harvest season.  This video brings me back to my days living in the East Village…love it!

(video from here)

Makr Carry Goods

I’ve been on a purge kick recently and nothing is more annoying than my obscenely full and heavy wallet.  (Are you allowed to make resolutions seven months into the new year??)  These gorgeous and sleek handmade leather wallets from Makr Carry Goods are the perfect solution to keepin’ it simple.  Handmade from start to finish, they are fuss free and leave room just for the essentials.  No receipt, please.

P.S. Don’t miss their great blog!

(top row: Angle Wallets $60-$80, bottom row: Flap Wallets $90-$120)

Pyrotechnics

The mastermind behind these colorful works of art is Rosemarie Fiore, a New York based artist.  Her “Pyrotechnics” series was created by exploding and containing live fireworks under cardboard cylinders and metal cans over paper, resulting in controlled layers of beautifully saturated colors.  The process is destructive, chaotic and absolutely amazing!

(via Design Therapy)

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