Author Archives: Luke Norris
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15 In Miami, it’s usually warm, but I’m mostly indoors. I started off my day wearing a Billionaire Boys Club white crew neck T-shirt, blue denim jeans and SpongeBob SquarePants toe socks. I love SpongeBob; I just think he’s funny. Squidward is my favorite, though. If he was a human, I would hang out with him. I had a photo shoot scheduled with my good friend Nigo for his brand Human Made and we decided to have the shoot at my apartment. I modeled a lot of the clothes, which pay homage to the very early Levi’s cuts, and ended up really loving these striped shorts. They were simple but the fit was awesome. I tried to take it from Nigo, but he said he needed it.
After the shoot, I headed to the studio to meet up with Diplo. Kept on the jeans and changed into a blue flannel shirt, black N.E.R.D. logo skullcap and my custom Timberland six-inch black leather boots. I drew on the boots with white and red Sharpie paint pens. It’s a bit American mall rat- and punk-influenced: some cartoon graphics and a small Chanel CC logo. After, I stopped by one of my favorite stores in Miami, the Webster. The owners have great taste and they carry Chanel. I’m a really big fan.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16 A very rare day off. Aside from a few conference calls, I spent it at home with my family, so just put on a Gap white V-neck T-shirt, gray sweat pants and my oversized Mickey Mouse yellow slippers.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17 Off to New York for a photo shoot. I wore my black leather jacket: a biker style and a collaboration between Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons and Vanson. Nigo introduced me to Junya Watanabe’s designs a few years ago and I’ve liked Junya’s sensibility ever since: out of the box, but not trying too hard. I added a blue and red flannel shirt and a black skullcap. Our next destination was L.A. To prevent myself from getting sick on the plane, I wrapped a Junya plaid and camouflage print scarf around my neck.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18 First session of rehearsals for the Oscars today. The weather was beautiful and sunny so I wore a Human Made logo T-shirt, RRL blue selvedge denim jeans and my black Lanvin sunglasses. On my feet were the six-inch Timbs. I’m a creature of habit. You can always expect the temperature to drop at night here in L.A., so I brought my blue Mark McNairy workman’s jacket with me.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19 Day 2 of rehearsals at Capitol Records. Still can’t believe that I have the opportunity to be involved. Hans and I collaborated, but it’s mainly his world, which is like a university. I’m just lucky that I got a full scholarship. Wore my default outfit: a Billionaire Boys Club white V-neck shirt, blue jeans, black N.E.R.D. logo skullcap, Junya Watanabe black leather jacket and the Timbs with red laces. Tied a gray and red flannel shirt around my waist. Grunge, baby!
MONDAY, FEB. 20 Presidents’ Day. Worked with Corinne Bailey Rae in one room and my new hip-hop artist Buddy in another room. I decided to wear a gray V-neck shirt, navy hoodie, black RRL jeans and black low-cut Chuck Taylor sneakers. I also brought along an Hermès Haut à Courroies bag in camel. I use it for my computer.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21 Another session today with Corinne. We spoke yesterday on doing another track together. I went to the studio wearing an olive Billionaire Boys Club V-neck T-shirt in this super soft pima cotton, jeans and tan Timberland chukka boots. (I also drew a small Chanel CC logo on this pair.) After, I had to attend a dinner party at the Chateau Marmont. I wore a white V-neck shirt and dark blue Ralph Lauren denim jeans. Over that was a gray Junya blazer in this wool sweater material. It also had brown suede front pockets and elbow patches. On my feet, I had on black wingtip boots, a classic style but bright yellow soles. Lastly, I put on this white gold and diamond ring, superoversized — you know, for the sake of fashion.
1. Songs To Skate To Intro
2. Iron Maiden_Hallowed Be Thy Name (Jamie Thomas: Toy Machine_Welcome To Hell)
3. Cam’ron_Wet Wipes (Lizard King & Theotis Beasley: Baker_Baker Has A Deathwish)
4. Danzig_Mother (Erik Ellington: Zero_Thrill Of It All)
5. Gangstarr_Words From The Nutcracker (Mike Carroll: Girl_Goldfish)
6. Ol Dirty Bastard_Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Lindsey Robertson: Mystery_Black & White)
7. Circle Jerks_Wild In The Streets (Thrashin)
8. Public Enemy_Harder Than You Think (Eric Koston: Lakai_Fully Flared)
9. Jimmy Cliff _The Harder They Come (Lavar McBride: World Industries_Trilogy)
10. Monk The Punk Skit
11. Cream_White Room (Jermey Wray: Plan B_SHS)
12. De La Soul_Eye Know (Daewon Song: World Industries_New World Order)
13. Justice_D.A.N.C.E. (Greg Lutska: Globe_United By Fate)
14. The Moody Blues_Knights In White Satin (Heath Kirchart: Transworld_Sight Unseen)
15. Valley Boy Skit
16. Raekwon_Incarcerated Scarfaces (Danny Supa: Nike SB_Nothing But The Truth)
17. Nas_If I Ruled The World (Kareem Campbell: World Industries_Trilogy)
18. Band Of Horses_The Funeral (Guy Mariano: Lakai_Fully Flared)
19. Q Lazzarus_Goodbye Horses (Marc Johnson: Lakai_Fully Flared)
20. Gleaming The Cube Skit
21. Gangstarr_Work (Kenny Hughes: Element_Third Eye View)
22. Nas_Made You Look (P-Rod: Girl_Yeah Right)
23. New York Dolls_Jet Boy (Jim Greco: Baker_Baker Has A Deathwish)
24. Emanuel Bloom Skit
25. Metallica_Orion (Danny Way: DC_The Video)
26. Aerosmith_Dream On (Rodney Mullen:Plan B_SHS)
27. Nina Simone_Feeling Good (Shane Cross: Lions Den_Ruthless)
The New York brand has teamed up once again with Schott. They present a leather flight jacket with fur collar in brown and black versions this season.
Ol Dirty Bastard was one of the most charismatic, unique rappers ever. His flow was one of a kind and the man was a true entertainer. He is truly missed.
Carhartt – Work In Progress collab with NEIGHBORHOOD came about with Carhartt’s new store opening in Shoreditch of London. The pieces will be available from March 1st in London/Shoreditch, U.S.A./New York City, Australia/Sydney Carhartt Stores, and Hong Kong/EXI.T.-Honk Kong. I just want the umbrella.
This is so cool! Not all of you would have experienced the old Apple computer layout. Where it took 5 maybe 10 minutes just to boot up the computer and it crashed a few times a day. But either way, it’s refreshing to see this old design used on the iPhone. It’s so clean and simple with out all the colours, gradients and effects. This steampunk retro mobile design by Anton Repponen is not for sale at the iTunes Store, it’s just a beautiful showcase. Damn! I’d like to give it a crack and see if I enjoy it more than the new design.
Zurich designers Atelier Volvox rescued these unloved plush toys and gave them a new lease of life by turning them inside out – eyes and all. Samuel Coendet and Lea Gerber collected the toys from second-hand shops and forgotten corners of nursery schools before cutting them open to reverse the fur. What a genius idea and a great way to recycle.
The new Roshe Run is technically inspired by the Free technology. Bringing together a performance and lifestyle sneaker. Due to drop July 2012.
Powered with a 5.0 litre Supercharged V8 engine delivering a staggering 550PS and 680Nm of torque, Lyonheart K is built around a state-of-the-art aluminium chassis covered with carbon fibre panels. The weight is under 1600kg, which gives Lyonheart K rocket-fast performance: 0-100kph under 4 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 300kph.
TechCrunch Article –
Facebook has rolled out a limited redesign of Groups, featuring a big new Timeline-style cover image, and a prompt for users to prominently label “What should people post in this group?” See, if you’re not careful, your intimate Facebook Groups can balloon in population and stray off topic generating annoying notifications for everyone.
This redesign makes Groups feel more close knit, and will encourage them not to devolve into a chaotic array of kitten photos, political diatribes, and self-serving announcements. After all, that’s what the news feed is for.
Groups previously displayed a small “group image” that admins could upload. I bet people often chose some generic clip art or a photo that appeared too tiny to be meaningful. Now the top of Groups looks more like Timeline, with a sweeping banner image that defaults to a collage of members but can be replaced with any image. Cleverly, the default collage shows the most recent members to post to the Group.
The redesign also makes links to members, photos, events, and docs more obvious. This is thesecond time Facebook has increased the prominence of these links to draw usage and compete with Google Docs as a collaboration tool.
Since Groups launched in October 2010 users have been able to add a description. However, they were provided no prompt as to what to enter, and likely just noted a theme rather than a purpose. Now a prompt and input field for group guidelines are immediately visible in the right sidebar.
This little prompt to display “What should people post” might not seem like a big deal, but if you’ve ever been in a big noisy Facebook Group, you probably wanted to tell everyone to shut up until you muted its notifications. Then you ceased to be alerted to the few useful posts and forgot all about the Group.
When I started a Group called SF Socialites soon after the product launched, I knew I had to keep noise to a minimum if people were actually going to use it to hear about cool local events. So I added the description “We keep posting volume low so you can leave notifications on. Check the Docs for guidelines”, then laid out ground rules in a doc that prohibited self-promotion, asked people to comment and post only when necessary, and detailed how I’d kick you out of my sweet Group if you annoyed people.
Eighteen months later and the group now has 280 members, no spam, and has led to some epic last minute meet-ups at concerts because people don’t mute it. Hopefully Facebook users heed the new description prompt, create focused discussion and collaboration spaces, and get as much out of Groups as I do.
Australian practice March Studio conceived this Melbourne bakery as an oversized breadbasket. The undulating wooden slats that cover the rear wall and ceiling of the shop function as shelves for storing and displaying breads of different shapes and sizes. A wooden chopping board spans the length of the bakery to create a countertop with integrated pockets for scales, knives, crumb-catchers and checkouts. March Studio were also the designers for a series of unusual shops for skincare brand Aesop.
A new iPhone 5 concept was recently created by Italian designer Federico Ciccarese that closely resembles a magic mouse.
COOL TRANS magazine presents this editorial for up and coming drop of Supreme’s latest Spring/Summer 2012 global launch store wide. It will also be available online from the March 1.
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) comes the story of a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive.
MARLEY will make its world premiere at the Berlin Film festival this month followed by its North American premiere at SXSW. Magnolia Pictures will release theatrically and on VOD on Friday, April 20th.
Los Angeles Times –
“Fairey admitted in 2009 to destroying documents and submitting false images in his legal battle with the AP. The news organization had accused Fairey of improperly using an AP photo of Obama in his “Hope” poster. Fairey claimed that he was covered by fair-use laws.
In 2011, the artist settled his civil case with the AP out of court.
A sentencing date has been set for July 16. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a release that the artist faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a maximum term of supervised release of one year. He also faces a maximum fine of $5,000.”