Here are some great photos recapping the festivities that went down at the REDU Homeroom we held all last week. There’s still some time left to enter to win for a complete set of REDU Homeroom items! Details here!
僕たちが先週開催したREDU Homeroomのイベントの写真がこちらです。まだ、REDU Homeroomのアイテムのコンプリートセットに応募する時間があります！詳細はこちら！
(Photos by Dorothy Hong.)
We also had a dope photo booth set up where people could ham it up! As you can see…the crowd had some real fun with this! みんなが遊べるドープなフォトブースを設置しました！ご覧のように．．．みんな楽しんでました！
After the dust settled, we moved into mentoring mode. Reed Space and Redu Homeroom played host to a mentoring workshop with local high school kids. We invited my friends, Reham Habib from Brand Jordan and Levi Maestro from MaestroKnows to come and talk to kids about drive, motivation, passions, careers, social media and the power of the internet. すこし落ち着いた後、メンターモードに入りました。Reed SpaceとRedu Homeroomは地元の高校生のためにメンターワークショップを主催しました。僕たちの友人であるBrand JordanのReham HabibとMaestroKnowsのLevi Maestroを招待し、気力、モチベーション、情熱、キャリア、ソーシャルメディアとインターネットの力についてキッズたち話し合いました。
And in case you missed, here’s the recap from our private screening of Waiting For Superman, Davis Guggenheim’s award winning documentary about America’s public school system. Now it’s YOUR turn. Get out there and REDU!
見逃した方に、こちらがWaiting For Supermanのプライベート上映会のビデオクリップです。賞を受賞したDavid Guggenheimのアメリカ公立教育制度についてのドキュメンタリーです。今度は君の番。今すぐREDU!
A friend of mine recently joined this startup company called Playbutton. You know when someone thinks of an idea and you go “why the hell didn’t I think of that?!“. This is that idea. A button, that you can design, that also plays music.The controls are discreetly on the back of the button. This is gonna be big. I think every band in the world will have one of these in the future. You heard it here first.
I’ve been friends with the good people at Epaulet for a while now. I’ve known Mike (the co-owner) since his days at Lomography.
His shop in Brooklyn has been steadily gaining a global presence as the go-to source for menswear. Recently we hosted an Epaulet pop-up shop at Reed Annex…which then fortuitously led to the opening of a permanent Epaulet shop right across the street from Reed Space! We love new neighbors in the LES…
Epaulet has a chinos and denim division called [EP's]. Some of the best made and best fitting pants around…all hand crafted in the USA. So it was only a matter of time before we got together to create something. Here it is! A special edition Epaulet x Staple Rivet Chino.
Working with the classic slim-fitting Rivet Chino, we added a collection of tweaks to make it our own. The changes include rear button flap pockets, a mid-thigh rear utility pocket, a rear belt loop D-ring, and a reinforced cuff. The fabric is an incredibly soft, double-faced brushed cotton twill from Japan. The exterior has the warmth and hand of wool flannel, and the interior is heathered twill in a contrasting tone. Each piece is hand-crafted in Los Angeles and is machine washable. They’re available now exclusively at Reed Space and online. And if you come by the store, make sure you stop by Epaulet across the street to check out their Olive version!
This is a nice project my friends over at Baxter of California just put out. Baxter of California, has been around since 1965. They recently celebrated the 45th anniversary with a commemorative limited edition cut throat razor. The highly successful project warranted a new blade that will be available at Baxter retail accounts and online at Baxterofcalifornia.com.
The new blade is loosely inspired by firearms, and is titled “not a replica”. The blade features a matte black tang (handle) and blue steel blade. Proudly manufactured in the USA by Hart Steel.
Baxter called on MAKR Carry goods to make a leather sleeve for the blade. The sleeve is hand crafted from Horween Cordovan leather (Navy Blue).
Blade + Sleeve retails for $325. The Hart Steel blade is predominately a hand made product, and all of the processes are completed in Northern Michigan by skilled artisans. Hart Steel is tested at a Rockwell hardness of 63, which gives one’s razor the sharpest and most long-lasting edge possible. Artisan Technicians, from start to finish, hand grind, mark, sharpen and assemble each razor. Each AT personally stamps each razor to indicate his craftsmanship. Genuine Shell Cordovan is the art of tanning at its finest. More than just a color, it’s a very specific leather, from a particular part of a horsehide. The irregular oval shaped shells are tanned, stuffed, shaved, and then polished – a process taking six months. Each shell is slowly steeped in gentle vegetable liquors. The shells are genuine hot stuffed then slicked onto glass frames to dry. Each shell is hand curried and shaved by highly skilled artisans to expose the shell. Dyes are hand rubbed on for a deep aniline finish. Finally, the shells are hand glazed to achieve the rich, glossy look and feel prized by fine craftsmen.
(Check the enlarged detail image.)
Can’t stop rocking these boots I recently picked up from C.H.C.M. They are Seil Marschall boots which are hand made in Germany. And we all know everything hand made in Germany is top notch! These boots are a little on the expensive side but with proper care, they will last a lifetime. They are also super lightweight and feel great on your feet…even if you’re standing the entire day (like I do!) 最近、C.H.C.Mで購入したこちらのブーツを履くのをやめられません。これはSeil Marschallブーツでドイツで手作りされています。ドイツで手作りと言ったら、最高級品ってみんな知ってますよね！このブーツの値段はちょっと高めですが、ちゃんと手入れをすれば一生持ちます。とても軽量で、履き心地が最高です．．．一日中立っていても（僕みたいに！）
Our friends from Qubic, the most excellent shop down under in New Zealand recently teamed up with Casio G-Shock to create this hardcore “Beacon” edition. Only 77 pieces made worldwide! So brolic. Thanks Frank! 南半球のニュージーランドにある最高のショップ、Qubicの皆さんが最近Casio G-Shockとタッグを組み、このハードコアな「Beacon」エディションを作りました。世界で77個しか作られていない！ごっついですね！ありがとうFrank!
I, of course, had heard of this place and talked it about it for years with the few friends that were adventurous enough to take the bus out to Edgewater, New Jersey. I personally never made an effort to check it out, questioning whether or not it would be worth it. My assumption was completely wrong. This could be the ‘greatest place on earth’ for New Yorker’s that love all things Japanese.
Mitsuwa is a Japanese super store. It is a market with produce you won’t find anywhere in the city, a fish monger with fresh raw fish and a selection of smoked/preserved/fermented fish too, there is a KOBE beef section(!), a home goods aisle, I can go on and on. One of the many highlights is the “food court” with multiple stands offering homemade ramen, katsu, stuffed rice balls…yum. They also hold monthly events…check out this month’s event. If you’re a sashimi lover, you may have to make your way to Jersey next weekend.
My sister and I were inspired by the sake aisle, and picked up a huge bottle to warm in a ‘bain marie’ at home to accompany the many little packages we also grabbed.
Besides the hot sake, we cooked and prepared nothing and had a night of Japanese tapas at home with:
Spicy Cod Roe
Sashimi of: Yellowtail, Mackerel, Sweet Shrimp, Sea Urchin, Salmon Roe, Diver Scallops
And a Tsukemono Assortment of Daikon, Shiso Plums, Cucumber & Ginger, Fish Flakes, and Eggplant
I’m seriously considering getting a zip car account to visit this place on a regular basis.
Speaking of education and the future of our nation, well, not my nation since I’m from America’s hat. Anyway, for those of you keen on the subject of the current state of education (globally speaking), maths, and sciences, or just want to take part in an online forum with some real smart people ( Jamie and Adam from the Mythbusters! ), please tune into Connect A Million Minds today at 12pm ET and join the discussion!
Join Vice President Al Gore, inventor Dean Kamen, astronaut Sally Ride, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” and young people from around the world for an interactive discussion exploring youth attitudes on math and science, and what these subjects mean for future success.
If you’re a real hip-hop head and have 70 free minutes, this is well worth your time to hear Jay-Z NOT in “pr mode”. Jay said if he is outside walking on the streets; from the time the first spotter sees him, he has 45 seconds before a mob forms. “I haven’t been on the train since ’94. How am I gonna take the train?” 本物のヒップホップ好きで、70分の時間がある人。これは「PRモード」でないJay-Zが聞ける絶好のチャンスです。外で歩いている時、最初の人に発見されてから45秒で人だかりが出来てしまう、とJayは言っていました。「94年以来電車には乗っていない。電車なんか乗れないだろ？」 Jayzjuanep by miss info
Staple Design is looking for a few good interns.
Please send cover letter, resumes and/or samples of work to: ana_at_stapledesign_dot_com.
- if you have an interest in what we do. You’ll be able to work in all facets of our business: Retail (Reed Space), Design, Consulting, Apparel Design, Sales, Distribution, Publishing, New Media, etc.
- if you are ready to bust your ass like this little guy above.
- if you know how to keep a schedule.
- if you want the opportunity of a lifetime to gain real life hands on experience.
- if you want your lunches paid for (and maybe travel).
DO NOT APPLY:
- if you live far away from downtown NYC.
- if you only need a seasonal short term internship. We need people who can commit. Most current Staple employees started as interns.
- if you just want to sit in a chair and design all day.
- if you need money.
- if you just wanna be “down”.
- if you have bad breath or uncontrollable body odor.
In internships as in life: You get out as much as you put in.