exploring what it means to be the modern man.

style journal // 1837 miles to prada.

Posted on December 21st, 2014

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset debuted the iconic installation in 2005, created to criticize consumerism, luxury branding and gentrification (of course it is on highway 90, on route to towns Valentine and Marfa). Their work ‘explores the relationship between art, architecture and design,” and it continues to make a statement.

Exploring the ‘store’ right at sunrise.

[[ Coat: similar ASOS white coat // Jeans: Burberry, similar nudie jeans here // sunglasses: Saint Laurent, similar Ray-Bans here // boots: Saint Laurent Wyatt boots here ]]

And of course, jumping. All photos by OC Mamahalin

Everyone assumes that this is all that is there in ‘Marfa’, but there is so much more to discover in West Texas. More to come.

on the go // marfa, texas.

Posted on December 18th, 2014

The glory of west Texas, captured by my HTC One Max:

imageWhy all Mustangs in Texas and California dont have required convertible tops, I dont know.

imageVast horizons and endless train tracks.

imageFinally in Marfa.. reveling in the sun.

imageDr. Pepper > front door. Priorities.

imageGetting in the Christmas spirit [in 70 degrees]

imageGhost town theater.

imageSunsets on hammocks.

imageOlaf!!

imageDonald Judd, inspired by Versailles.

imageMonument to the Last Horse‘ by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen at the Chinati Foundation

imageWorld War II army barracks turned Judd art homes.

imageThat magical Texan light.

imageMarfalafels at Food Shark, The Collective Quarterly [issue 0 on Marfa], HTC RE, Saint Laurent sunglasses.

imageFood Shark advertisements on old school cars.

imageYou know you are in Texas when..

imageSarcasm, don’t forget it. imageJudd’s home.

imageSouthwestern Bell, when that was a thing.

imageHome to works of John Chamberlain.

imageThat ranch life.

imageLarry Bell on art, its surroundings and perception of art.

“The space declared by these new sculptures becomes the work. …When the pieces get to the kind of scale I am employing then the scale of the material begins to overwhelm the spectator. This creates the sense of a partial environment. So to extend the format may prove to be interesting. Then the observer could walk around and into the unit and at the same time, see through it. Obviously, it will then do totally different things to the observer and the spatial experience will be very dimensional, especially given the ephemeral nature of the material. At the moment my work tends to be frontal and two-sided. This doesn’t really worry me, but I would like them to work from all four sides. The beauty of the box format is that it has no dictated top, sides, or bottom—they are interchangeable—and I would like to get some of the same quality into these new works. Obviously, I have to forego a top or bottom.”

imageTexans are serious about hot sauce.

imageDan Flavin realness.

imagePrada by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset.

imageFuneral home turned hamburger and beer bar.

image12 lane highways and a million overpasses.

want // sneaker upgrade.

Posted on August 30th, 2014

I’ve been caught up with so much work and travels that fashion week has snuck up on me. Thankfully I have this weekend to prep for the whirlwind of it all. That, and shopping for the newest collections, as well as the best holiday sales.

I pulled my favorite sneakers of the moment, all from East Dane. Shop Men’s sneakers, and their 50% off mens sale.

 

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