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.”
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
Come out and get your picture took four times in a tiny room.
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.
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!
It seems Jake Vintage closed it’s retail doors in Los Feliz. This place was real cool, and Johnathan was real cool, and we are sorry to see it go. John, thanks for the cool tie, and wardrobe search back when. Good luck on all continuing ventures and adventures!