INTERVIEW : ALEKSANDRA MIR ON THE FREDDIE ON THE...
Photo BBC Aleksandra Mir is an artist based in London. Without slowing down her own prodigious output, she has taken it upon herself to spearhead an initiative to bring the iconic bronze statue of Freddie Mercury in full rock god regalia — stationed in Montreux, Switzerland — back to London. The monument was commissioned by the remaining members of Queen after Mercury’s passing and...
INTERVIEW : EMILY BAKER OF SWORD AND FERN
Emily Baker’s an OG jewelry designer, universe-maker and inspirational mover-shaker we’re lucky enough to call a neighbor and a friend in Portland, Oregon. Her line of jewelry, Sword + Fern — and the shop where it grows as thick as moss — acted as a catalyst for Portland design back in the day. We love watching her world expand — with sweetheart, Lovers...
INTERVIEW : DJ MURSI LAYNE
Trinidad-born Mursi Layne, co-founder, with Alexis Casson, of The Artchitects, spun with Tom Tom Magazine at Ace New York during October — and she’s back on the decks Monday night at Bembe in Brooklyn. A turntablist who prefers the wheels of steel to all that audio digitalis, she’s been mixing her bad self into a wider range of roles as deejay, documentarian and voice for her...
INTERVIEW : ROMAN & WILLIAMS
Celebrating a decade of incredible work, Roman and Williams’ Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch signed copies of their new book Roman and Williams Buildings & Interiors : Things We Made with some friends and a gallery of shots in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York last week — you can grab signed copies of this beautiful tome on our shop. We’re old friends with Robin and...
INTERVIEW : JD SAMSON OF MEN
MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and performance collective that focuses on the radical potential of dance music. They’re touring the Pacific Northwest this month and we asked member JD Samson to present us with a photo essay from the road. + The first song you fell in love with. + Your role model. + Favorite thing to see in the audience from onstage. + Who is Pussy Riot? + Your...