Sunday 27. February 2011

MONOCLE MAGAZINE X 2.

Viime viikonloppuna nappasin lentokentältä mukaan kaksi uusinta Monoclea. Kyseinen lehti on mielestäni paras aikakausilehti. Joka numero tarjoaa mielenkiintoista luettavaa ihmisistä, kulttuureista, matkustamisesta, yrityksistä, ajatuksista, elämäntyyleistä ja muodista. Suosittelen.

ENG: Last weekend I bought the two newest Monocle magazines. I think it is the best journal out there. Every issue has interesting content about people, culture, companies, travel, affairs, fashion and lifestyles.  I recommend.

Monocle Magazines February and March 2011

“Launched in February 2007, Monocle is a global briefing covering international affairs, business, culture and design. Headquartered in London with bureaux in Tokyo, Zürich and New York, Monocle appears 10 times a year in print and is updated constantly at monocle.com. Developed for an international audience hungry for information across a variety of sectors, Monocle’s team of award-winning editors and correspondents have been drawn fromThe New York TimesThe Independent on Sunday, the BBC, CBC and a host of other news and current affairs outlets. More of a book than a magazine, Monocle’s designed to be highly portable (it’s lightweight and compact) and collectable (it’s thick and robust). On-line, the focus is on broadcasting with a wide array of films, slide shows and audio reports. Edited by Wallpaper* founder and Financial Times columnist Tyler Brûlé, Monocle offers a comprehensive global briefing under a single editorial brand. In print and online, writers and photographers are dispatched to over 50 countries every issue to deliver stories on forgotten states, alluring political figures, emerging brands, fresh forces in popular culture and inspiring design solutions.”

Monocle Magazines February and March 2011 12

Monocle Magazines February and March 2011 13

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Monocle Magazines February and March 2011 3

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Monocle Magazines February and March 2011 10

Monocle Magazines February and March 2011 11

Besides the popular Monocle Weekly the new Monocle TV on Bloomberg is also worth to watch.
-Tuukka
Saturday 26. February 2011

ESSENTIALS IN MY APARTMENT IN DUBLIN/1.

Pidän designista, interior designista ja arkkitehtuurista. Ne ovat asioita jotka voivat inspiroida päivittäin ilman että sitä välttämättä huomaa. Omassa asunnossani minulle tärkeää että se näyttää minulta, tuntuu hyvältä ja on siisti. Kuvasin joitain tärkeitä asioita ja näkymiä Dublinin kodistani.

ENG: I like design, interior design and architecture. They are things that can inspire during your daily life and you don’t even always notice it. I want that my apartment looks like me, feels good and is clean. I photographed some things and sights in my Dublin apartment that are important to me.

2011_02 Essentials at my Home in Dublin - Fixie, Diana F and Books

My fixie, Diana F+, Sigg bottle and inspiration books.

2011_02 Essentials at my Home in Dublin - Ties, Bow Ties and Scarfs

Some of my ties, bow ties and scarf.

2011_02 Essentials at my Home in Dublin - My skateboard, Vans and Engineered Garments x Mark McNairy Brogues

My skateboard, Vans and Engineered Garments x Mark McNairy Brogues.

2011_02 Essentials at my Home in Dublin - Takashi Murakami KaiKai Kiki Co Pillow

Takashi Murakami KaiKai Kiki Co Pillow. I like his works a lot.

2011_02 Essentials at my Home in Dublin - Visvims, Saddle Shoes and Brokern Terry Richardson x Supreme Picture

I like shoes, so I keep many of them around the apartment. Visvims, G.H. Bass’ and broken Terry Richardson x Supreme picture.

2011_02 Essentials at my Home in Dublin - Skylight Window

Skylight window allows great natural light.

2011_02 Essentials at my Home in Dublin - Kaws, Whirlwind Heat + Terry Richardson and Fedora

Kaws Kubrick, my favourite Inventory Magazine, Whirlwind Heat album by Terry Richardson and Fedora.

2011_02 Essentials at my Home in Dublin - My Cardboard Box Coffe Table with Macbook, Native American Table Rug, Some Jewelery in Supreme Ashtray and my Favorite Scented Candle by Diptyque

My cardboard box coffee table with MacBook, Native American table rug, some jewellery in Supreme ashtray and my absolute favourite scented candle by Diptyque.

-Tuukka

Friday 25. February 2011

THE DILEMMA OF BLACK CHINOS SOLVED.

Viime vuonna Tokion ensimmäisiin ostoksiin kuuluivat Leviksen mustat Sta-Prest malliset chinot. Nämä chinot ovat helposti parhaimman tuntuiset chinoni sekä niiden leikkaus on juuri sopivan kapea ja kapeneva. Väristä on kuitenkin muodostunut ongelma, sillä tuntuu että mustat housut tekevät jokaisesta asusta kohdallani hyvin raskaan. Tai tuntuu että housujen kontrasti paitaan ja kenkiin on liian painava. Olen monesti yrittänyt tuloksetta löytää yhdistelmän joka tuntuisi hyvältä ennen tänäistä. Yhdistin ylös asti solmitut Visvimin Virgilit käärittyihin chinoihin sekä farkkupaitaan ja kokonaisuus oli tasapainoinen.

ENG: One of the first purchases last year from Tokyo were black Levi’s Sta-Prest chino pants. These chinos feel easily much better than others and the cut is enough skinny and tapered. Anyhow the color has been a problem for me as it feels like that black pants make all outfits too heavy. Or it feels like that the pant’s contrast with shoes and shirt is too strong. I have many times without success tried to find a combination that would work out, but today I found it. I combined the fully tied Visvim Virgils to rolled-up chinos and a denim shirt and it felt like a balanced combination.

WDYWT Levis Black Sta-Prest Chinos meet Visvim Virgils

WDYWT Levis Black Sta-Prest Chinos meet Visvim Virgils 2

WDYWT Levis Black Sta-Prest Chinos meet Visvim Virgils 3

I still feel that if they would have had these Sta-Prests in beige they would be my favourite chinos.

-Tuukka

Thursday 24. February 2011

IN MY MIND: LIGHT VESTS ‘N GILETS.

Pitkästä aikaa olen löytänyt jonkun itselleni täysin uudenlaisen vaatekappaleen nimittäin ohuet liivitakit (Englanniksi termit vest tai gilet). Täällä Dublinissa kevät on jo tulossa tai ainakin talvi on lämpenemässä, joten liivi ajaisi kevättakin virkaa, kylmänä päivänä toimisi välikerroksena ja taas kuumana päivänä lyhythiaisen tai ohuen paidan päällä. Kokosin tähän mahdollisimman paljon erilaisia yksilöitä inspiroimaan. Luulen tämä hankinta on kuitenkin sellainen että tuotetta olisi parempi kokeilla ensin päällä.

ENG: After a long time I have found a cloth that is totally new thing for me: lightweight vests and gilets. Here in Dublin the spring is coming or the winter is at least getting warmer so the vest would be a spring jacket, on a cold day middle layer and on a warm day just on a short sleeve or light shirt. I gathered here as many as possible different vests to inspire. I am afraid that this is a purchase that should be tried on before buying.

Universal Works Angler Waistcot

Universal Works Angler Waistcoat

Norse Projects x Lavenham vest. The vest is not something what I am after,after but they way he is wearing it is.

NORSE PROJECTS x LAVENHAM

A.P.C. Padded Striped Gilet

Tres Bien Shop APC Padded Striped Gilet

Post Overalls Donegal Tweed Vest

Tres Bien Shop Post Overalls Donegal Tweed Vest

Bleu de Paname Down Vest

Tres Bien Shop Bleu de Paname - Down Vest Navy

White Mountaineering NC/64-Cloth 2-Tones Luggage Vest

White Mountaineering NC 64-CLOTH 2-TONES LUGGAGE VEST

Garbstore x Penfield 1930’s Life Preserver Vest

Garbstore Penfield Collab 1930s Life Preserver Vest in Black

Post Overalls Royal Cruzer Vest

POST-O’ALLS-ROYAL-CRUZER-VEST-

Woolrich Woolen Mills Wool Denim Field Vest

Woolrich Woolen Mills Navy Wool Denim Field Vest

http://www.maidennoir.com/

maiden-noir-reversible-frog-camo-vest

Engineered Garments Shawl Collared Cinch Vest

Engineered Garments Shawl Collared Cinch Vest

Engineered Garments Reversible Chambray Vest

ENGINEERED GARMENTS REVERSIBLE CHAMBRAY VEST

Post Overalls Royal Traveler Vest

POST OVERALLS ROYAL TRAVELER VEST

This Undercover’s vest + leather sleeves doesn’t belong to this category but it deserved to be posted as it is a great product.

Undercover 2008 Fall-Winter Unreal Real Clothes Collection

-Tuukka

Wednesday 23. February 2011

MR PORTER IS A NEXT LEVEL ONLINE CONCEPT STORE.

Viime viikolla aukesi Mr Porter miestenmuotikauppa, joka on naisten suosiman Net-A-Porter kaupan veli. Mr Porter on jo nyt hyvän brändivalikoiman lisäksi erinomainen esimerkki miten tutut asiat voi viedä uudelle tasolle. Sivustolta löytyy todella paljon asiallista, mielenkiintoista ja hyvin toteutettua miesten muotiin liittyvää sisältöä.

ENG: During last week opened the new men’s fashion webstore Mr Porter which is the brother of women’s loved Net-A-Porter. Besides the good brand selection is Mr Porter is already now a great example how can familiar concepts be brought on a new level. The site is packed with highly relevant, interesting and well implemented men’s fashion related content.

Not even the front page looks like a traditional online fashion store.

MR PORTER FRONT PAGE

Most of the editorial content can be found under “Mr Porter Journal“.

MR PORTER JOURNAL CONTENT

Under “Style Directory” can be found various “Style Advice” articles.

MR PORTER STYLE ADVICE

I like to know a lot of the brands I buy so “Stylepedia” is great for that.

MR PORTER BEHIND THE BRANDS CONTENT

Under “Warderobe Manager” can be found the quite developed “Recommendations” section.

MR PORTER MAKING AND RECEIVING RECOMMENDATIONS

And the brand list at the moment.

MR PORTER BRAND LIST

www.mrporter.com

-Tuukka