Sunday, July 31, 2011
No, I didn't pay $150.00 for a T-shirt. On a recent trip to Rescue, a used/vintage store on Newbury Street in Boston, I discovered this The Beatles x Comme des Garcons tee, original tags still attached, like a little kid discovering birthday presents hidden in the back of her parent's closet.
Rescue, which recently relocated to Newbury Street from its original store in Allston, has quickly become my favorite shopping destination. The store allows you to buy, sell, and trade, meaning immediate cash when you bring in your used items or the ability to swap out your old clothes for "new" ones around the store.
With a carefully curated collection of used mens and womens designer items, including CDG, Armani, Christian Dior, and D&G, all for bargain prices, Rescue is quite an asset to the frugal shopper. An Izod Lacoste polo for $10? Works for me.
297 newbury street, boston, ma
(857) 350 - 4410
Mon - Sat 11 - 8 Sun 12 - 6
The food trucks have taken over Boston. Every day, a different truck is parked on Clarendon between Newbury and Boylston, feeding the famished looking for quick lunch breaks or to experience the simple novelty of street food.
redbones, 55 chester st, somerville, ma
food truck locations:
lunch: m&w, 10am-3pm, clarendon st. btwn newbury & boylston sts in front of td bank
lunch: t,th & f, 10am-3pm, stuart st-corner of trinity pl, in front of 100 clarendon st garage
dinner: m&w, 3pm-11pm, boylston st. in front of boston public library copley branch
Friday, July 29, 2011
Some people collect vinyl. Others download mp3s. As someone who listened to her No Doubt Tragic Kingdom disc skip and shuffle while dozing in the back seat of her parent's car, I still have an affinity for buying physical CDs. Not that I don't download mp3s; I even import my CDs into my iTunes like anyone else.
Some music isn't worth buying in CD form, I'll be honest. But Washed Out's latest album, Within and Without, certainly warrants a trip to the local music store.
Plus, it was on sale for $9.99. Sorry, iTunes.
My favorite track:
Next time I accost the magazine stand and indulge in a giant pile of foreign magazines, which will probably be later this afternoon since the weather is dismal today, I'll definitely snag the new Dazed & Confused issue, guest-edited by Bjork. The edited exctract from her interview on Dazed Digital discusses her project, Biophilia, which she's been working on for the past three years. A multimedia show and "app suite", Biophilia turns each song into an interactive experience on the iPad. It's something of a musical game, allowing users the agency to manipulate the song and learn about the nuances of music-making.
"She was on a camping trip in Iceland last year and 'I remember going to some internet café — really, really hungover — and writing out the manifesto: this song about lightning is teaching you about arpeggios, crystals are teaching you about structure, DNA about rhythms, and so on... and all the app-makers immediately answered back, like, 'Wow! This is excellent!'' Björk invited the developers to meet her in Iceland for a 'show and tell'. 'One guy brought a spoon with him to the dinner and melted it into his cup,' she says. 'They were doing all these kind of chemistry magic tricks, and talking about dark matter and galaxies over dinner. It was a slightly different crowd.'"
Can't wait to read the new issue:
Thursday, July 28, 2011
We've all heard about the death of the book, the death of newspapers, the death of publishing as we know it. The impending doom of physical books grows more ominous as floorspace in Barnes & Noble is increasingly dedicated to their beloved Nook.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Put This On, a web series hosted by Jesse Thorn and Adam Lisagor for anyone who misses the sleek styles of Mad Men, just finished its first season, culminating in a lighthearted peek at the Corduroy Appreciation Club as well as an interview with Gay Talese, celebrated writer. With so many well-dressed people in this short episode, it's hard to resist clicking through the whole season to feast your eyes on more sumptuous suits and, well, style slaves. How refreshing it is to see an appreciation for fine tailoring.