Archive for December, 2009

Charles Phoenix, the “King of Kodachrome,” knows his kitsch. From tree flocking to Pall Malls, Phoenix’s slideshows will educate you on the foibles and follies of the 1950s and 1960s. His delightful narration of found slides highlight the most precious details of vintage American life. From his holiday show, for example, observe this slide and […]

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[ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ] Its always apparent when a little more thought and effort went into something. Here, director Dougal Wilson creates a quiet, slightly surreal work, full of mood and grace for a British communications company. Often employing long single takes and […]

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[ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ] From all of us at Launderette, and Bing & Bowie – Happy Christmas.

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In honor of tonight’s celestial events past & present, we highlight the work of British graphic designer Simon Page. A fellow lover of typography and illustration, he created this stunning series of posters for the International Year of Astronomy – 2009 (bet you didn’t know we were coming to close on that too this Dec. […]

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Its as though Mom deck to deck copied every Christmas special, seasonal commercial and holiday episode we ever taped onto one VHS cassette. Betamax Xmas has collected December programing from every year in the 1980′s for us to watch online. You might lose some time on this one. Hall & Oates (looking like Lionel Ritche) […]

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A new bike is one of the the best gifts you get for Christmas. Just down the street from Launderette headquarters, we found Linus Bikes building some of the cleanest, most beautiful bikes we’ve seen for people who need to get about town. In their own words: “simple, affordable, elegant bikes for riding around and […]

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[ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ] Sculptor Jared Lindsay Clark (inventor of the wear one shirt & tie over another shirt & tie, but a little loose so it frames the first like a v-neck sweater) teamed up with artist Christopher Coy, and this is […]

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Jonathan H. Kanarekis is a haberdasher. A dealer in men’s fashion and sundries. When was the last time you had access to one of those? Proprietor of the Los Angeles-based Jake Vintage, Johnathan purveys the highest quality of vintage menswear and sartorial advice. An infinite resource of do’s and don’ts, he’ll walk you through his […]

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Got this in an email from my father: You do not have to buy me gift. But in case you insist a senior male scarf will do. So I am in search of a “senior male scarf” and in the process trying to figure out what exactly that might be. At the moment my ideal […]

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When style is taken to a new place, beyond the expected aesthetics, it can illicit a visceral reaction. “Amelia” performed by La La La Human Steps encompasses impeccable style in each included art form: dance, film, music, fashion, architecture. Watching this, nothing but opposites fill my head: simple yet complex, delicate and strong, modern but […]

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