“The intended customer for Isabel Marant’s latest efforts—baggy tweed men’s jackets that might have been found at a thrift shop, saucy gold sequined shorts—is a well-heeled young lady who is studying for her LSATs or the baccalauréat, and, judging by the models’ sullen expressions, is none too happy to crack a book.”—Lynn Yaeger in the New Yorker
Can’t get enough ASTR lately. One half of this act used to teach great yoga classes at the studio where I go in the city, now I know why she has been too busy to be on the schedule lately… Start with this Drake cover and listen to their whole catalog.
I’ve loved Of a Kind since they launched, perfectly curated limited-edition collections from independent clothing and accessories designers I want to own and wear nonstop.
I’ve discovered new brands through them, starting with Ace & Jig and hopefully not stopping anytime soon. Now on top of their daily editions, you can shop a full collection by Of a Kind-featured designers. No more searching all over for pieces from the hard-to-find designers they carry. Great news!
Here are a few picks from their new shop that are must haves:
Roughly grate the zucchini, put in a colander, sprinkle with salt, and leave for two hours. Press the zucchini to drain the remaining water. Add 50 kg feta, roughly grated yellow onion, chopped mint, and bread crumbs. Fold once or twice. Add 2 large eggs. Add more bread crumbs until the mixture attains a sticky, but fairly dry, texture.
Pat the mixture into patties about the size of your palm. Shallow fry in a pan with 1/4 inch of olive oil.
“Look to the shawls; let them show you the way. All night you’ve been anticipating their arrival on the Fleetwood Mac stage: the witchy moment when Stevie Nicks, that blonde chanteuse, abruptly disappears from view and, with a simple costume change she’s perfected over 35 years, reemerges a woman transformed, wrapped in fringed silk signaling a visitation by Rhiannon or Gold Dust Woman or the livid spurned lover of “Stand Back,” fine fabric unfurling from her delicate shoulders like the banner of an advancing army, heralding not just a song but the coming of an event. There may also be a wind machine, or perhaps you’re just imagining it. This was all to be expected, and somehow it still thrills. Twirling in the outstretched arms of Stevie Nicks, those shawls have magic in them.”—The opening of Jada Yuan’s incredible piece: Stevie Nicks, the Fairy Godmother of Rock. Read it, re-read it.
Los Angeles-based storytelling podcast Strangers is fundraising for their second season via Kickstarter. Help them out and check out their fantastic stories for inspiration for the next Shed. Maybe you’ll tell us a story?
You should probably use that 25% off code (JULY4THEWIN until 11:59pm on 7/8/12) for Of A Kind while you can, and lest you think the good stuff is already sold out, here’s a quick list of my favorite (still available) editions:
"It was purchased 76 years ago by the family of a Prussian baroness who is straight out of a Alan Furst novel: she was elegant, coquettish, depressive, a dead ringer for Marlene Dietrich who fancied jewels and lived in the best hotels in Paris and Cannes."
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared
to what lies within us.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson (from today’s post on The Listserve, an amazing community/crowdsourcing project from five students from Clay Shirky’s class at ITP)
…With his rugged good looks, effortless athleticism and aggressive style of play, he was widely described as having brought virility to a sport that had long been considered only somewhat less geriatric than shuffleboard.