Visit McDonald’s smallest store on February 17! We all know it’s the little surprises in life that make the heart smile. That’s why McDonald’s has big plans thisOn February 16, 2016 / By Nookmag
Visit McDonald’s smallest store on February 17!
We all know it’s the little surprises in life that make the heart smile. That’s why McDonald’s has big plans this month to delight customers in small ways.
Introducing McDonald’s smallest store – made of NanoBlocks – along with a series of miniature NanoBlock food items!
The Nano store, currently under construction, will soon be up and running at Bugis Junction. It will be open for lunch on Wednesday, February 17 from 12pm. The first 100 customers to visit the Nano store and make an order will receive a complimentary McDonald’s treat and receive a tiny surprise to go with it. The restaurant will close after the first 100 meals have been ordered.
Come join us at the grand opening and get a glimpse into our world of NanoBlocks!
Over the past few weeks, the inaugural artiste development program, LEVEL UP! Singapore, held its nationwide open calls for young local talents. More than a hundred applicants submittedOn February 15, 2016 / By Nookmag
Over the past few weeks, the inaugural artiste development program, LEVEL UP! Singapore, held its nationwide open calls for young local talents. More than a hundred applicants submitted their work through the program, in hopes of a chance to record their very own single and music video, and be groomed as a professional artiste.
After a thorough selection process, LEVEL UP! Singapore is moving on to its next phase, where 12 upcoming music talents will be announced periodically.
This month, LEVEL UP! Singapore is proud to present the first 3 selected artistes to kick-start the program!
Lewis Loh, otherwise musically known as LEW, is a local singer‐songwriter who is inspired by acoustic and folk tunes. He started singing and playing the guitar when he was thirteen but started songwriting at the age of seventeen. LEW writes about the raw and metaphorical ways that he feels about his experiences, and materialises these ideas using the simplicity of a guitar and his voice. He has recently participated and completed the NOISE Singapore Music Mentorship Program, and was awarded the NOISE Award for 2015.
Last Friday (12 Feb 2016), LEW launched his debut single ‘Two’ under the LEVEL UP! Singapore program. The single has since achieved remarkable result, topping the iTunes charts at #17 since its release. The official Music Video for ‘Two’ is also available on LEW’s Youtube channel and Level Up! Singapore’s official Facebook page. The single is being promoted on 98.7FM.
Jasmine Wong, or commonly known as her stage name JASM!NE, was also a mentee under the NOISE Singapore Music Mentorship Program in 2014. Terming her style as ‘quirk electronic’, the 20-year-old has a soft yet malleable voice that blends so well with her chill electronic track layered beneath. Jasmine stood out from the crowd with her distinct vocal tone and meticulously produced electronic sound.
Mandy Kuah is currently a Year 3 student at Temasek Polytechnic. While enrolling in a film course, she has an equal burning passion for music. Mandy began writing her own songs at the age of eighteen, and believes that perseverance and confidence are the key to achieve her dreams. She is currently penning lyrics for two songs from the upcoming album of local vocal band, MICappella.
With LEW’s debut single, ‘Two’, kicking off the program last week, JASM!NE and Mandy Kuah will also be releasing their individual single and music video shortly.
Ambassadors of 2016 LEVEL UP! Singapore
While given the opportunity to release their own single and music video, the selected artistes will also receive full guidance and mentorship from the program’s ambassadors.
The first 3 ambassadors announced are sassy singer-songwriter Tay Kewei, award-winning music producer and songwriter Tat Tong, and bubbly DJ and singer-songwriter Daphne Khoo.
These ambassadors each bring a wealth of experience and skills and will provide masterclasses and mentorship to the 12 selected artistes to help them find their signature sound, hone their craft and build their audience to be market ready.
More ambassadors will be announced in the coming weeks.
LEVEL UP! Singapore is jointly organised by Cross Ratio Entertainment and Singapore’s renowned producer, Roland Lim. For more updates, visit the official website at: http://www.levelupsingapore.com
This fall, Swedish bicycle accessory brand Bookman and German Notabag are bringing you the Reflective Notabag. The product is a clever combination of a bag and aOn October 1, 2015 / By Simcik
This fall, Swedish bicycle accessory brand Bookman and German Notabag are bringing you the Reflective Notabag. The product is a clever combination of a bag and a backpack made from high visibility reflective material. Just like the original Notabag, it quickly transforms from a bag to a backpack with a pull of the straps and is ideal for cyclists since its design lets you use both hands for riding. The Reflective Notabag is adding extra safety to the cyclist, pedestrians, or anyone who is carrying it at night
The Reflective Notabag adds extra safety on the street by making cyclists, pedestrians, skaters, or pretty much anyone carrying it visible at night.
“Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles of Good Design were my mantra during the process of developing Notabag. I’m somewhat obsessed with simplicity and functionality, and wanted to apply that approach to every aspect of Notabag.” Adnan Alicusic, founder of Notabag.
“When Adnan approached us with his enthusiastic personality and showed us the Notabag, I knew right away that I wanted to do something together with him. The Notabag was already near perfect but making it reflective adds a useful function for cyclists. Not only does it enhance the safety, but it also gives the bag a sharp look both in daylight and when lit up by beams of headlights.” Mattis Bernstone, Creative Director of Bookman
NOTABAG + Bookman Reflective Bag & Backpack
Nothing speaks of Summer than a day spent at the beach – but it’s not necessary be clad in bikinis and flip flops. Timberland’s Summer 2015 Collection illustrates howOn April 7, 2015 / By Nookmag
Nothing speaks of Summer than a day spent at the beach – but it’s not necessary be clad in bikinis and flip flops. Timberland’s Summer 2015 Collection illustrates how to dress well and beat the heat, with a colour palette inspired by the bold and vibrant hues of a New England sunset.
New in the apparel family are the vibrant men chinos and shorts that we think will go well and breezy with a half-buttoned linen shirt, but the highlight of this collection is its footwear. For the men, look forward to the Hookset Handcrafted collection, an eco-conscious line made from organic cotton, natural rubber, recycled aluminium, and recycled leather pieces.
For the women, the Sheafe Collection is a line of ultra-comfortable sandles in Ankle Strap and Thong, giving off the trendy Fisherman styles that is in this season. Made from soft premium full-grain leather, the Sheafe sandals go best with shorts, a loose shirt, and a printed scarf.
Available at Timberland stores nationwide.
Sultans of Shave is expanding its empire with a new outlet in Orchard Road. The new space is located within the Men’s Fashion & Grooming floor of theOn November 25, 2014 / By Nookmag
Sultans of Shave is expanding its empire with a new outlet in Orchard Road. The new space is located within the Men’s Fashion & Grooming floor of the new six-level Metro departmental store in The Centrepoint. Staying true to the chic urban man theme, the 500 square feet space boasts elegant interiors with earthy tones and deep blue walls. Here, guests can indulge in classic wet shaves, haircuts, and other experiences.
The space features three styling stations and a retail area – products carefully chosen by the owners themselves. Speaking of which, three new brands are joining in! They are: grooming and skincare labels Triumph & Disaster from New Zealand and Fellow Barber from New York, and shaving equipment manufacturer MUHLE from Germany.
In other news, Sultans of Shave’s flagship store on North Canal Road welcomes the arrival of 1: 1.618 x Leong T bespoke tailor services. Jonathan Chiang from Leong T helms this family business, and his expertise is now available to Sultans of Shave customers (by appointment).
Visit the new store at Metro, The Centrepoint, Level 3, 176. The new store opens 10am to 10pm daily.
We are always glad to know that there is good in everyone, especially when it comes to fashion giants who care more than just making beautiful clothes andOn March 1, 2014 / By Nookmag
We are always glad to know that there is good in everyone, especially when it comes to fashion giants who care more than just making beautiful clothes and earning money from shoppers.
Earlier this February, Uniqlo Singapore held a special shopping experience for 30 students with special needs from AWWA School, for the first time, at Uniqlo Suntec City.
This special shopping experience was dedicated to allow students to practise the important life skills they learned in school – such as shopping without parental supervision – in a supportive and safe environment, with the attentive care of the Uniqlo staff. Furthermore, the students were also given a $100 voucher each to spend at the store, and Uniqlo staff assisted each with selecting, fitting, and budgeting.
Ms Pauline Cheng, Head of Session, AWWA School, was extremely pleased with the students’ experience at Uniqlo as the session has been fun and educational experience for the students. “Most importantly, this experience gave them a chance to apply the important life skills taught in class, and empowered them to make personal decisions,” she said.
AWWA School has an enrolment of over 260 pupils with intellectual disabilities, development delayed and autism spectrum disorder. It offers education through a structured curriculum and enrichment activities geared towards maximising their potential for independence and improving their quality of life.
Keds and Kate Spade have put their creative juices together to come up with this vibrant shoe collection that is set to make their fans drool – andOn February 28, 2014 / By Nookmag
Keds and Kate Spade have put their creative juices together to come up with this vibrant shoe collection that is set to make their fans drool – and no doubt gain new ones too. The all-new range is playful and modern, capturing femininity and colourful aesthetics that both brands are known for. Ked’s President Rick Blackshaw called it a marriage made in style heaven, and we couldn’t agree more.
“Kate Spade New York has always been a leader in creating sophisticated style with a whimsical twist. Deborah Lloyd understands better than anyone how to design for women who want to have fun with fashion, and appreciates how a good sneaker can help create the perfect outfit,” he said.
Featuring a masterful mix of materials and polished designs, the iconic Keds® Champion and new Rally silhouettes are crafted in fishnet mesh, natural cork, and perforated nubuck and nappa leathers, creating an ideal canvas for signature kate spade new york details like crashes of color, cap toes, pointer toes, rubber jute soles, and whimsical prints. The color palette is an eclectic mix of lipstick pink, metallic silver, bud green, aqua, sand, white and black.
The Keds for kate spade new york collection will be available in April 2014 at selected Royal Sporting House stores, BHG (Bugis), DOT, Robinsons Orchard, Rockstar and TANGS. Retailing at SGD $99.00.
Art takes many forms and through many mediums. Laughter captured on a simple voice recorder, a realistic portrait of a street musician, and most immediate and accessible ofOn February 27, 2014 / By Nookmag
Art takes many forms and through many mediums. Laughter captured on a simple voice recorder, a realistic portrait of a street musician, and most immediate and accessible of all – eternalising a moment with photography.
Aik Beng Chia is local photographer known for his poignantly realistic style of local street photography. His medium is not a heavy DSLR, but a humble mobile smartphone. This time, to further capture the notion of immediacy, Aik Beng Chia presents his collection of photos taken with a fun-loving Fujifilm Instax Mini in his third solo exhibition.
The instant camera and its films are a first for him – adding another degree of depth to his signature style of capturing local subjects from an undivided angle. The solo exhibiton, happening 27 February to 27 March 2014 at Peek!, will gloss over an estimated 200 instant images – all taken over the span of one year.
The exhibition also comes with the launch of his photo book, titled Here|Now, opening another dimension to the range of analog cameras and films that we have all come to love and enjoy. Printed only in limited numbers, each book is unique. A custom instax photo as the front cover to commemorate the launching of the exhibition and the book serves as a distinctive feature.
With his images, Aik Beng Chia will present a keen artistic edge to the instax film, playing with its minimal function, but at the same time producing images that are thought provoking and tangible all at once – captured with utmost immediacy without a single hesitation.
Here|Now is happening from 27 February 2014, Thursday till 27 March 2014, Thursday. The exhibition is open 12.00pm – 8.00pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays) and 12.00pm to 7.00pm (Sundays) at Peek! 36 Armenian Street #02-04.
We all love birthdays. A year older, a year wiser. Plus, there are always good goodie bags or gifts popping up during this special occasion. ZALORA’s 2nd birthday isOn February 27, 2014 / By Nookmag
We all love birthdays. A year older, a year wiser. Plus, there are always good goodie bags or gifts popping up during this special occasion. ZALORA’s 2nd birthday is around the corner, and they’re celebrating it by having ZALORA’s Birthday Pop-Up Weekend, which is also their very first pop-up event.
It will feature and sell apparel and accessories from the latest collections of ZALORA’s bestseller brands including UK high-street label River Island, and ZALORA’s in-house designer label EZRA.
Location is key for birthday bashes, and ZALORA picked a gem for its Pop-Up Weekend. A beautiful boutique at the very hip Tiong Bahru estate (61 Seng Poh Lane) will house the apparels from this Friday, 27th February until this Sunday, 2nd March.
Treats like cupcakes from Swirls Bake Shop and a luxurious selection of Chilean wines are waiting to be devoured and sipped by shoppers. Sounds great doesn’t it? We agree with the ZALORA team – it does sound like a sort of ‘Shopaholics High-Tea’!
LACOSTE L!IVE’s S/S 2014 is full of colour and prints, with something for everyone with an illustrative style. The collection tells us stories through snapshots of a JapaneseOn February 26, 2014 / By Nookmag
LACOSTE L!IVE’s S/S 2014 is full of colour and prints, with something for everyone with an illustrative style. The collection tells us stories through snapshots of a Japanese road trip, the explosive culture of Brooklyn’s hip-hop scene, an adventure starting from the market to the swimming pool, and a fashionable day at the tennis court – amongst many others.
Prints are a reflection of these mental snapshots, and colours are inspired by the vibrancy of every city and place. For the men, expect parkas inspired by the luxuriant nature and mud, comfortable sweatpants, orange chinos and basketball jerseys. Match these with a duffle bag over the shoulder. The pale greens, yellows and blues of the range are easy to match and wonderful on its own.
For the ladies, coral mini-skirts and oversized polo tees with zebra-striped Crocodelle are perfect for the fresh and sporty look. Unless you prefer cropped sleeveless polos and striped open back dresses, which LACOSTE has designed for simple dressers as well as edgy ones.
The LACOSTE L!VE Spring Summer 2014 Collection will be available from February
onwards at the following Lacoste Boutiques: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, #01-01/01A, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-60, and Playlab @ TANGS Orchard.
For every era and/or music genre, there will be a defining act – the zeitgeist that encapsulates the stardom, prestige, and calibre of each music category. Madonna andOn February 25, 2014 / By Nookmag
For every era and/or music genre, there will be a defining act – the zeitgeist that encapsulates the stardom, prestige, and calibre of each music category. Madonna and Britney Spears as the Queen and Princess of Pop, and Michael Jackson, the patriach of the same genre. Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin as the King and Queen of Rock and Roll in two different eras. These are just some of the names whose work will forever influence popular culture.
Hip hop is no different, and Wu-Tang Clan have earned honorific titles befitting their status. Legends and “unique entities to hip hop history” are just some of these power nicknames and there is no doubt that the rap group has revolutionised the hip hop scene.
Whatever you choose to call them, Wu-Tang Clan are veterans, making them the perfect start for Red Bull Music Academy’s Solid Gold event series. On March 13th 2014, Red Bull Music Academy will be bringing in two thirds of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, namely Raekwon and Ghostface Killah.
Originating from New York City, the two rappers played a key role in defining the distinctive East Coast rap sound and influencing the rap genre globally over the past 2 decades. After the release of “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 chambers)” in 1993, the Clan’s highly influential debut album, Rae and Ghostface followed up with their groundbreaking solo albums “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” (1995) and “Ironman” (1996).
The promoter of the event Felix Huang (Recognize Studio) and Wayne Liu (KoFlow) see a huge potential in bringing high caliber Hip Hop acts to Singapore, and wants to offer solid gold music to its audiences. Offering sounds from the golden era of hip hop will definitely do that! The presence of supporting acts Kevin Lester, Shigga Shay and the Radikal Forze makes it the event to watch out for this 2014.
In conjunction with the current application phase for Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo in October this year (applications close March, 18), Wu-Tang founding member Raekwon will also be guest speaker during a Red Bull Music Academy session in Zouk’s Winebar before he and Ghostface storm the club’s main stage “tiger style”.
A select group of Singaporean MCs, DJs, music makers & lovers of all genres are invited to an intimate lecture with Raekwon, who is about to open his precious treasure chest of 20 years in the music business – personal exchange and advise from the notorious East Coast rapper that is invaluable for every aspiring musician.
Red Bull Music Academy presents Solid Gold: Raekwon & Ghostface Killah will stage at Zouk, Singapore on March 13th 2014. Tickets will retail for $70 on https://ticketing.zoukclub.com ($80 at the door). The show is brought in by Agent One & Recognize Studios together with Red Bull – Product of Europe.
For more information and to register for one of the limited spots in the RBMA session with Raekwon, click here. To purchase tickets, please visit https://ticketing.zoukclub.com. To apply for the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo prospective applicants should find their way to www.redbullmusicacademy.com/apply.
Ever imagined enjoying a pint of delectable craft beer while piggy out on your favourite hawker dishes? Smith Street Taps, the first hawker stall in Singapore toOn February 23, 2014 / By Gracie
Ever imagined enjoying a pint of delectable craft beer while piggy out on your favourite hawker dishes? Smith Street Taps, the first hawker stall in Singapore to offer premium and craft beer on tap, has since torn apart all barriers to make this possible.
Located at Chinatown Complex, Smith Street Taps is the brainchild of Daniel Goh of The Good Beer Company and Meng Chao of Brewers’ Craft that aims to make craft beer accessible to the masses with its wide range of affordable draught beers.
“Daniel and I have the same vision for growing the craft beer community in Singapore, so it’s only natural that we have decided to collaborate,” said Meng Chao.
“We want people to be able to appreciate awesome craft beers from all over the world without burning a hole in the pocket, and that’s one of the main reasons why Smith Street Taps was born.”
It’s not like we don’t already know, beer is notorious for being a universal instigator of bonding moments. Adding craft and variety to the equation only makes Smith Street Taps a gem for beer lovers who enjoy a casual local setting.
At any one time, the all-taps beer paradise serves up to eight draught beers, which are offered on a rotational basis. New beers – some not available anywhere else – will be introduced store every few weeks, allowing customers to experience a wide range of fresh beers from both international and local breweries not easily found in other parts of Singapore.
Some of its special hard-to-find beers include the highly-rated Deschutes Black Butte Porter, a rich chocolatey beer from Oregon, as well as Adnams Ghost Ship, a golden ale from England. Customers can also expect to see beers including MOA from Marlborough, New Zealand and Nøgne Ø from Grimstad, Norway as part of its 2014 roster. Fans of Japanese beers will also be pleased to find that Sapporo beer is a permanent feature at the stall.
In order to guarantee an ideal drinking experience for the discerning beer drinker, the staff at Smith Street Taps have undergone training such as maintaining the right temperatures for the different beer types and served in the correct glasses to ensure that the beer is served in optimal conditions. Customers are also encouraged to pair hawker dishes popular in Chinatown Complex with their beer, with advice from staff.
“By setting up Smith Street Taps, we want to reach out to the growing market of people who are appreciating craft beer. We also want to help to keep Singapore’s hawker tradition alive by attracting a wider audience to visit our hawker centres and supporting our hawkers,” Daniel explained.
“We believe that this can change the perception of hawkers and hawker centres, and hopefully attract young aspirational F&B entrepreneurs to cut their teeth by starting their business from a hawker stall.”
Smith Street Taps
Opening hours: Mondays – Saturdays, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Address: 335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex #02-62 Singapore 050335
Follow Smith Street Taps on Facebook.
Adventure lovers have something to look forward to the next time they are about to have a grand time! Pardon the pun, but that’s exactly what you’ll haveOn February 22, 2014 / By Nookmag
Adventure lovers have something to look forward to the next time they are about to have a grand time! Pardon the pun, but that’s exactly what you’ll have with Nautica’s newest watch.
Nautica NST 550 Tide Temp Compass is part of the Nautica Sport Technology collection, which means, like its counterparts, the NST 550 is smartly designed and technologically robust timepiece.
Here’s how: it gauges temperature, tide cycle and geographic direction in a non-traditional design. Not only is it a multifunction watch, it is also a precision timepiece featuring a three-hand movement.Temperature, time, tide and compass calibrations are attractively aligned in concentric circles from the edge of the dial outward to the bezel.
The NST 550 Tide Temp Compass watch is set in a 47mm stainless steel case, featuring a bi-directional, easy turning bezel with compass markings. Available in either dark blue or black, the dial is remarkably easy to read considering the scope of the watch’s functionality. For straps, it is available in black,blue and orange integrated resin strap or stainless steel bracelet.
A simple wave pattern adds texture and a reminder of the brand’s connection to the sea. This ready-for-adventure multi-functional instrument also features Indiglo which lights the entire dial for easy reading in the dark. Iconic Nautica details include pops of color, integrated straps and signature J-class sail etched on the crown. The timepiece is water resistant up to 100M.
Prices range from $389 to $459. Available at TANGS Orchard and TANGS Vivocity.
Ever found yourself stuck in the occurrence of a road rage or found yourself obsessing over social media so much that it is taking over your life? The NecessaryOn February 22, 2014 / By Nookmag
Ever found yourself stuck in the occurrence of a road rage or found yourself obsessing over social media so much that it is taking over your life? The Necessary Stage presents Poor Thing, a production that grapples with the issue of road rage and also taps into the obsession of living lives through the social media in this digital age.
A fun, innovative and true-to-life play, Poor Thing explores the ugly side of citizen journalism and bad behaviour of Singaporeans into focus.
What’s unique about this production is that it involves social media interaction with the audience. Audiences will be contacted via email a day prior to the performance and invited to watch a video clip of an accident before they enter the theatre to catch the ‘live’ action on stage.
The element of social media interaction continues as more clips are posted on the Internet for audiences to view and comment on in real time during the play.
A production not to be missed, Poor Thing is directed by Alvin Tan and written by Haresh Sharma and features Siti Khalijah Zainal, Sharda Harrison, Joshua Lim and Dwayne Lau.
Poor Thing runs from 26 February to 2 March and from 5 to 9 March 2014 at The Necessary Stage Black Box. Tickets are priced at $31 and $23, inclusive of ticketing fees (concession for students, senior citizens and NSF). Get your tickets now at poorthing.peatix.com.
“Opposites attract” is a phrase that everyone is familiar with, especially when it comes to love. However this spring, Staple celebrates opposites by bringing traditional and modern togetherOn February 21, 2014 / By Nookmag
“Opposites attract” is a phrase that everyone is familiar with, especially when it comes to love. However this spring, Staple celebrates opposites by bringing traditional and modern together in its Spring 2014 collection.
Think of sportswear meeting mesh nylons, patterns like paisleys and toile, and yarn-dyed jerseys, all put together for a reinterpretation on vintage patterns into sports silhouettes, making the collection stylish and easy-to-wear.
Staple’s Spring collection also ushers in new collaborations with Dave White, a contemporary British Artist, and Jack Stocker, a young talent from Brighton UK who’s been recognised for his minimal, iconic sneaker illustrations.
This collection features White’s take on the pigeon and his stylized brush strokes. This collaboration also takes iconic sneakers like the Jordan 1s, the Air Max 90s and the Staple x Nike Dunks and puts them onto graphic tees that are as simple and minimal as Stocker’s aesthetic.
In addition, the second delivery of the collection will include a polarized, laser-etched Knockaround Sunglasses collaboration that features the signature Staple colorway of grey and pink.
Staple Spring Collection is now available at Reed Space Singapore, 100 Beach Road Shaw Tower #01-50.
Surprise, surprise! Secrets can be so fun sometimes, and New Balance sure knows how to do a secret surprise. In support of the Barbershop collection, New Balance is releasing a secret limitedOn February 20, 2014 / By Nookmag
Surprise, surprise! Secrets can be so fun sometimes, and New Balance sure knows how to do a secret surprise. In support of the Barbershop collection, New Balance is releasing a secret limited edition 1600, the CM1600LT.
Inspired by the fine leather detailing found all over the authentic barbershop, from the chairs to the tools the barber uses, these shoes are bursting with rich brown leather detailing. The colour of the shoe matches the deep hues you find in aged leather chairs in an old shop.
The limited edition CM1600LT is available in February exclusively at Limited Edt Vault and New Balance store Bugis Junction and retails for $189.
The Simpsons premiered in 1989. Yes, that was 25 years ago (!!!) and yet, we’re as crazy about them as ever. So crazy, that brands are declaring theirOn February 20, 2014 / By Nookmag
The Simpsons premiered in 1989. Yes, that was 25 years ago (!!!) and yet, we’re as crazy about them as ever. So crazy, that brands are declaring their love for the animated series on apparels and footwear.
LA brand Joyrich is one of them. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Simpsons, Joyrich teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation to combine street style and classic animation. This means another colourful and playful collaboration that reflects their casual-rich street aesthetics. Look forward to a mash up of Bart Simpson graphics and 90’s hip hop style!
Joyrich is not all about street apparel though. Another range from their S/S collection takes a leaf out of chic Parisians and the city’s culture. It is a mixture of high-end, Parisian style with American 80’s and 90’s silhouettes, featuring bold, pop-inspired prints with various infused elements, fabric, and eras. From floral and cherub printed mesh, to sports inspired high-end athletic wear, the “casual-rich” inspired collection is sure to have something for everyone.
Another brand known for its printed apparel is HUF, a brand made by skateboarders and for skateboarders. The brand revolves around the skateboard mentality and the vast array of countercultures that parallel it. Taking on the classic American craftsmanship, their Spring 2014 range integrates material and construction inspired by those specific garments that have endured the test of time, resulting in a product sufficiently suited to handle the abuses sustained by skateboarding.
Accompanied by casual graphics and slogans, HUF offers a unique range that reflects sophistication while simultaneously incorporating that certain nonchalance so commonly associated with skateboarders and artists alike.
Both Joyrich collections have been launched and are currently available at Actually, [email protected] #04-06 while the HUF Spring 14 collection will be launched sometime next week.
The all American, sweatshop-free brand American Apparel, is now available to local trendsetters. ZALORA has announced a new ecommerce partnership with the label and that means more choices forOn February 19, 2014 / By Nookmag
The all American, sweatshop-free brand American Apparel, is now available to local trendsetters. ZALORA has announced a new ecommerce partnership with the label and that means more choices for us all!
ZALORA will stock a range of American Apparel wear including the brand’s classic cotton hoodies, scoop neck and V neck t-shirts, and tanks for men. Womenswear includes fitted jersey dresses, chiffon shirts, camisoles, and t-shirts in a range of colours and prints. With ZALORA’s quick delivery and free returns, purchases made online are literally few days away.
“We’re thrilled with the inclusion of American Apparel to our assortment of brands. To be able to offer our customers convenient access to such a widely-loved and instantly recognisable brand is one of the ways we keep the ZALORA experience excellent,” said Harry Markl, managing director of ZALORA.
Get your American Apparel here. Prices range from $30 to $112.
Avey Tare, member of experimental psychedelic band Animal Collective, is presenting his debut album by Slasher Flicks. The album, called Enter the Slasher House, is ready to be released on April 7thOn February 19, 2014 / By Nookmag
Avey Tare, member of experimental psychedelic band Animal Collective, is presenting his debut album by Slasher Flicks. The album, called Enter the Slasher House, is ready to be released on April 7th 2014. No, this is not a Halloween soundtrack – it’s too early for that anyway!
According to Domino Records, it’s a reflection of the musicians “reinventing sounds they’re already skilled in making, sounds that as Avey Tare says, are not only regionally unrestricted but that ‘come from a place that’s not human’.”
The band, made up of singer Avey Tare, keyboard player and singer Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors, Deradoorian), and drummer Jeremy Hyman (of Ponytail, Dan Deacon) composed the the eight songs on acoustic guitar.
Uniquely its own “jazz power trio,”Slasher Flicks produced and recorded the songs live at the Lair studio using only minimal overdubs; the live sound being key to Slasher Flicks’ spooky dynamism.
Songs you can look forward to are:
1. A Sender
2. Duplex Trip
3. Blind Babe
4. Little Fang
5. Catchy (Was Contagious)
6. That It Won’t Grow
7. The Outlaw
8. Roses On The Window
9. Modern Days E
10. Strange Colores
11. Your Card
While their sound is monstrous and there are nightmarish moments peppering the lyrics and melodies, Little Fang’s clean guitars, soft everything and special smoke called “PYT” blown into the tape machine shows off spirits conjured from sweeter worlds.