Christmas Mix 2013

streetmas

Though last minute, the spirit is in it:

1) Cool Yule – Louis Armstrong
2) Come On Santa – The Raveonettes
3) Silent Night – Matt McMurray
4) O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – Belle & Sebastian
5) When The Bells Start Ringing – My Morning Jacket
6) Christmas In The Room – Sufjan Stevens
7) Little Drummer Boy – Dengue Fever
8) Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Ray Charles
9) And Anyway It’s Christmas – !!!
10) Merry Xmas – Mad Decent
11) Happy Holidays – Peggy Lee
12) Christmas Card – Spinning Dolphin Head
13) I Heard The Bells On Christmas – Pedro The Lion
14) Christmas On TV – Chris Isaak
15) I Don’t Know What To Do With This Information – Jens Lekman
16) The Plan – Low
17) Lowly Stable – Maya Shore
18) Vökuró – Björk

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(2012 Christmas Mix)

(2011 Christmas Mix)

(2010 Christmas Mix)

(2009 Christmas Mix)

Keith & Dave wanted to send everyone a Christmas Card this year.
Don’t get too full of Christmas spirit / despair.

Christmas Mix 2012

Wishing you Joys and Merry Noel’s – we’re sending you headlong, into the sleigh bells:

1) Up On The House Top – Jackson 5
2) Good Time Christmas – Lou Rawls
3) One Little Christmas Tree – Stevie Wonder
4) The Christmas Sound – The Swimmers
5) This Christmas – The Dismemberment Plan
6) Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – The Ravenoettes
7) I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun – Beach House
8) Please Come Home For Christmas – Charles Brown
9) Presents On Christmas – Solomon Burke
10) Christ The Lord Is Born – Sufjan Stevens
11) Morning Christmas – The Beach Boys
12) Santa Claus Is Weird – Idaho
13) Spotlight On Christmas – Rufus Wainright
14) Christmas In New Orleans – Louis Armstrong
15) Close Your Mouth It’s Christmas – The Free Design
16) Christmas Ain’t Christmas – The Ebonys
17) Donna And Blitzen – Badly Drawn Boy
18) 12/23/95 – Jimmy Eat World
19) A Cradle In Bethlehem – Nat King Cole

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(2011 Christmas Mix)

(2010 Christmas Mix)

(2009 Christmas Mix)

Thankfulness

We are so thankful for the opportunities we have to produce clothing for the public.
Thankful for this time of year. Thankful for all of you.
Happy Thanksgiving from Launderette.

Dressing The Knot

Bill Nye dropping science on the subtle nuances of tying a bow tie.

This is so fine for so many reasons, not the least of which being that it’s conducted by the beloved Chris Hardwick. What a team up! What witty banter, and learning.

Many years ago, long before the daft punks had even caught wind of a remake/sequel, Chris Hardwick & Brandon Small penned a Tron Rock Opera. Live at the Warszawa, the homage remains one of the most extraordinary and dear performances I’ve ever seen.

I digress. Bill addresses all the concerns here. You still say you can’t tie a bow tie? I am “Open-minded but skeptical.”

Tron Rock Opera – Anosmia (mp3)

Group Art

As part of the 2012 Photobooth Convention, attendees were invited to participate in a collaborative art project, this year being asked to tell the story of a film in four frames of a booth photo strip. “Rather than 24 frames a second, it’s four frames in 20 seconds” say the geniuses behind the event at Photobooth.net.  The resulting film/photos have been compiled and made available as a limited run photobook, for a mere $8. The Launderette office just got ours and has been inspired by each clever entry all week.

If near Los Angeles this weekend don’t miss this years 2012 Photobooth Convention. The booth enthusiasts of photobooth.net put on an event somewhere in the world only every once in awhile, and this year were lucky enough to have it held so conveniently close to the Launderette offices.

Part artshow, part workshop – there will be lectures, films, collaborative photobooth art projects to participate in, and two real photochemical booths for the use of all who drop by. Friend of Launderette, National Geographic will be DJing both evenings, and of course we’ll be there, taking as many photos of the intern as they’ll let us.

2102 Photobooth Convention
May 18th 7:00-10:00
May 19th 3:00-10:00
Electric Lodge
Venice, California

Come out and get your picture took four times in a tiny room.

Father In Law’s Wedding

When Leslie’s dad commissioned us to make ties for his wedding, we thought we’d celebrate by offering his design as a (very) limited edition on the site.  The Father-In-Law’s Wedding, available in both neck and bow tie styles, is a rich, textured yellow number with beautiful streaks of cream & brown woven throughout. Made in a medium weight linen, this tie’s unique hand, and silhouette are unlike any twill you own.

Special thanks to our dreamboat friends Monti (The Governor of Good-times) & Pierce (Beard Majesty) who were generous enough to model these ties around their million dollar throats.


I was so sorry to hear of MCA passing. This is one that’s had a different effect on me than others. Perhaps you don’t expect the artists you grow up with to be as mortal. The B Boys have been such a consistent influence and inspiration, and I’ve long admired Yauch’s music video direction & efforts distributing overlooked films through his Oscilloscope Pictures. Very sad to see him go.

Adam’s Criterion Top 10

• One of his video’s (lookin’ like a beatnik):

Biz Vs. The Nuge

Bow Times

Launderette was quoted Sunday in the Los Angeles Times article – All the Groom’s Men by Allison Kornberg Walch. A story on groomsmen’s fashion, Launderette’s own Keith Paugh was interviewed about bow ties and current bow tying trends. When asked in the office about the experience he explained,
“I’m actually a pretty big deal.”

Thank you Allison & thanks to all of you tying knots around your neck!