It was a couple of hours before the launch occasion was officially set to start when I strolled into the Lost Knight bar in Los Angeles. Nate Eckman, worn a t-shirt and a set of pants, sat at a table reviewing final logistics for the night. Eckman is soft-spoken and unassuming, regardless of being on the verge of the launch of his new eSports way of life garments brand, ULT.
ULT’s very first line of clothing is called, the Kills collection. This mostly-black line of tee shirts, hoodies, jackets, and hats is like its designer suppressed and understated at Chesca Direct. While the majority of Eckman’s pieces have prominent graphics featured on the back, the collection is monochromatic (with the exception of one cap), absent of brilliant colors, fabric, or fabrics.More
It was a diagnosis of deadly melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, at age 26, that led Melissa Papock to reassess how she could safeguard her skin with the clothing she wore (See Dr. Anetta Rezko s post today on melanoma). No stranger to the world of style, dealing with brand names such as VOGUE, Vanity Fair, and O, The Oprah Magazine, Papock, embarked on a mission to take the dull out of sun-protective clothing and produce more trendy and stylish alternatives for the whole family. So began Cabana Life a line that combines style with function by providing stylish clothing with 50+ UV defense through patented SkinSafe Technology. Real to her values, Papock has likewise instilled in her company a socially-conscious program to increase skin cancer education by partnering with organizations such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.More
Every day, Paul de Jong sketches. I do whatever I want, but mainly I do whatever it takes to make an effective, lovely work."
His best-known lovely work was with musical duo the Books, which de Jong formed with Nick Zammuto in 1999 and dissolved in 2012. It took three years of collecting his ideas and his enormous archive of esoterica for de Jong to launch a solo debut, IF.
De Jong himself is modest and soft-spoken when discussing his developments and cult status in the indie rock world, defining himself, essentially, as a collage artist." [It] returns as far as Dada and surrealism and musique concrete. It's nothing brand-new that I'm doing," he states. "What differentiates me from earlier stuff is that I've got these digital tools." Still, he maintains an affinity for the analog, playing bass guitar and cello onstage, although IF sees him reorganizing these aspects in a digital realm.More