Archive for August 29th, 2011

August 29, 2011

Men’s Fashion: Today I am Your Personal Shopper, This is What I Found

by Accidental Bear

While you were busy at work answering calls, attending meetings and making trivial decisions I did some window shopping for you (thanks & you’re welcome). This could also be translated as my Christmas wish list, just saying.

Cody Vest

Cody Vest by Pendleton

Classic lightweight puffer vest from Pendleton. Features two outer slant pockets, single inner zip pocket, high collar styling, full snap front button closure, and Chief Joseph pattern top contrast. HERE

 

Mr Henley Wilde

Mr Henley Wilde by Fresh Jive  (I had no idea Fresh Jive was still around)

Lightweight striped crew neck henley with five snap button closure, contrasting collar and cuff detail, and slightly curved hemline from Fresh Jive. HERE

 

Standard Issue Windbreaker

Standard Issue Windbreaker by Obey

Lightweight zip front hooded windbreaker from Obey. Features drawstring hood with logo toggle detail, two front waist pockets, elastic sleeve cuffs, and drawstring waist. HERE

Free And Easy Issue 8

Free And Easy Issue 8

Free And Easy Issue 8Free & Easy is a contemporary Japanese men’s lifestyle & fashion magazine that features a catalog of genuine vintage clothing and mainly Japanese reproduction brands, focusing on the rugged side of Americana. HERE





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August 29, 2011

4HOME: Albam, Antikmodern Furniture

by Accidental Bear

Tasteful, gorgeous, grown-up furniture will make your home into a sanctuary.

Albam, Antikmodern Furniture

 

Albam partners up with Antikmodern and now will have showcase space for things your bum to sit on not just to put on. The space will be filled with midcentury furniture including names such as Ercol, Ole Wanscher and Eames. The match seems like it fits like a glove.  Albam and  Antikmodern both have a stylish, earthy feel and easy on the eye. Treat yourself to a peak at the other goods.

(via Selectism)

 

August 29, 2011

All Eyes on Artist Jonathan Eric Gann

by Accidental Bear

At first glance of artist Jonathan Eric Gann from  Birmingham, Alabama, you can tell that there is depth behind those eyes, substance. Being the beard freak that I am, for a moment,  I got lost in his delicious beard then brought back to to life by his poignant conversation and the description of his art work. Jonathan’s work has a complexity to it and each piece can be read like story. I respect the fact that the story is not always obvious. It makes me come back for look after look. Mr. Gann’s art work is worth a million double-takes (that’s a lot). Mike Enders

About:

The mind is a tricky landscape. It is pregnant with crags and fissures that make the full understanding and acceptance of one’s personal identity, observed through a social lens, more of a problematic courtship and less a healthy exercise in self discovery. Pouring ideas into a creative format is a way to deal specifically with issues of identity, sexuality, stereotypes, and the darker concerns of a mind constantly in motion. Floating between a two-dimensional and three-dimensional platform, and across a myriad of mediums, themes of communalism and isolation, solipsism and escapism, and the  questioning of religious motivations remain prevalent and repeat through an ever expanding personal lexicon of imagery and ideals

Art is a catharsis, a means to deal with and let go of daily preoccupations of self-doubt and identity.

Go to his website for much more art:

allgripandflood.com

...now painted in a corner, waiting on your finest hour

Pouring ideas into a creative format is a way to deal specifically with issues of identity, sexuality, stereotypes, and the darker concerns of a mind constantly in motion. Floating between a two-dimensional and three-dimensional platform, and across a myriad of mediums, themes of communalism and isolation, solipsism and escapism, and the  questioning of religious motivations remain prevalent and repeat through an ever expanding personal lexicon of imagery and ideals

Art is a catharsis, a means to deal with and let go of daily preoccupations of self-doubt and identity.

tropism

and to lose it or be lost by it - disapositif

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www.allgripandflood.com

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August 29, 2011

Let me Introduce The Water Tower Bucket Boys

by Accidental Bear
 

water tower bucket boys by jeremyokai® on Flickr

Step outside of your musical comfort zone and get down and dirty to some blue grass with the Water Tower Bucket Boys. No, you don’t need to be a folk/ hippy to enjoy these sounds, just a craving for good soul moving music. Readers, meet Water Tower Bucket Boys, Water Tower Bucket Boys, meet our readers (knuckle punch). Mike Enders

After 5 years on the road, 4 albums under their belt and multiple international tours, the Water Tower Bucket Boys have been brewing up a storm in the folk music world.  The boys have collaborated live with members of bands like Frank Turner, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, the Red Stick Ramblers, and the Foghorn Stringband and shared the stage with acts like Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford and Sons, Wilco, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, and Woody Pines.  They have toured extensively in both the USA and abroad, and performed live on the BBC, NPR, and RTE.  Their all original sound is infectious and has spread far and wide to audiences of all ages and walks of life.  Based in Portland, Oregon these young gents got their start busking on street corners playing traditional old time and bluegrass, eventually honing their sound as a solid dance band playing square dances and bluegrass festivals up and down the west coast. www.watertowerbucketboys.com


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August 29, 2011

In Case You Missed it: Cold Star- Acceptance of Your Own and Others Sexual Identity| Video

by Accidental Bear

A boy experiences new desires while watching a man at an indoor swimming pool. Forced up the diving platform by a rowdy gang, he receives unexpected help. Cold Star is a mixture of short and music video. A hybrid, that connects the emotions of a short with beats and lyrics of music. The film is an appeal for acceptance of your own and others sexual identity.

For more information and updates check:

 

http://www.facebook.com/coldstar1

Contact & Distribution:
cold.star@gmx.de

August 29, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Something Special

by Accidental Bear

 

Source: ilovefacialhair

August 29, 2011

Interview: Walter Van Beirendonck Invites Everyone to Step into his Head at his Retrospect Exhibition 9/13

by Accidental Bear

Photo : Jean-Baptiste Mondino

We got a hold of Walter Van Beirendonck right at a monumental time in his life. Fans and fashionistas have bowed down to Walter’s genius, corky and colorful collections for decades. On September 13, 2011 the Antwerp Fashion Museum will be displaying a large retrospect exhibition of Walter’s work from 1980 – 2012 called DREAM THE WORLD AWAKE. The tickets for the retrospective  better be honored for  a week, because that is how long it will take to honor, respect and swallow the fine details of the clothing and the brilliant visual scrap-book of Walter’s life. Walter confesses that it was emotional while pulling pieces from his archives and seeing his life’s work all in one big space. That must have been massive treasure chest of joy and memories.

Walter, whom I consider friend and ‘bear’ role model played well with all of our questions but stayed a gentlemen when describing what types of kink tickles his fancy. Walter Van Beirendonck is the ultimate Accidental Bear and has a glorious beard and dynamic spirit that deserves its own love song.

by Mike Enders

Q & A with fashion bear Walter Van Beirendonck:

Accidental Bear: How was your summer? With the fashion world aside for a second, where could I find you on a fun day off?

Walter Van Beirendonck? In Antwerp, Belgium. Summer was really busy, working mainly on preparing my retrospective which will open soon, 13th of September,  in the fashion museum, MOMU-DREAM THE WORLD AWAKE. 

Fun days are days when I can visit other cities, go to the museum and galleries, browse around in bookshops, eat ice-cream with friends!

A B:  Sherbet or ice cream?

Walter: ICE-CREAM!!! With strawberries

WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK / SS2012 - GQ.COM

A B: Your clothing stirs up all sorts of reactions from people, usually joy from the amazing playfulness of colors. How would you react to any negative comments to your design? Have you actually received any negative feedback?

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