Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Office Chairs

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to attempt to document KIN in a more intimate/personal way. So today, I dcided to document our office's curated chairs because we picked up a pair at a junkyard, bought one for a dollar, and threw another one out.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

public nuisance radio show no. 65 : funk bast*rd (cosa nostra)

public nuisance 65

home grown funk bast*rd just recently back from his european tour with faces records is serving us with his next installment of the public nuisance show. if you enjoy this mix of funk, soul, boogie, dub, jazz and it keeps on going and going, if you enjoyed your musical journey like we did; we will see you at Pushin' On on the 30th of July!

Public Nuisance show No. 65 w the Funk Bast*rd (Cosa Nostra) by Cosa Nostra

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tim Hamilton

I've been a long time fan of Tim Hamilton, and even had the opportunity to attend two of his shows, so I was happy to see he's nailed it again with his Spring '11 collection. Instead of discussing this show in particular, I want to pick out a quality of his clothing that runs through all his work. His looks are always relevant, and his style continues to evolve, but it never slips into the turbulent waters of trend. This is because the clothing's style spring from its construction. His suits aren't just immaculately tailored, they are tailored for a purpose. In the case of the Spring '11 show that purpose seems to be the exploration of uniforms. Borrowing an architectural adage, in Tim Hamilton's work, "Form follows function." And as a result it stands in stark contrast to the work of many other labels, young and old, whose garments seem to be splattered with trend like a bad spray tan. The pay off of Tim Hamilton's approach - clothing that works individually, as a collection, and stays wearable for seasons to come. Proof below.

-MRC, New York City

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Naked and Famous denim

The many sides of Naked and Famous. In no particular order they range from about 2mths-8mths of wear. 1-3 washes/soaks.

Now in store in Weird Guy, Skinny Guy and Slim Guy cuts. SGD 229-279 and Yes, we do ship overseas for Free!

Pictures courtesy of Superfuture forum. Join it here

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Weekend Reading

Now that life has settled into the temporary repose brought about by warm weather and the lure of vacation, I recommend you pick up a copy of the Financial Times weekend edition, FT Weekend, and spend an afternoon by the pool. This pink paper has four sections: World News and Business, Life and Arts, House and Home, and How To Spend It, a shopping guide for the fantastically rich and cultured. I wish I could say I read it cover to cover, but I tend to focus on the Life and Arts section. It can easily be read in an afternoon, even when taking the odd nap between columns.

If the title didn't already give it away, this section covers the latest developments in the art world, from reviews of new theater performances and publications, to analyses of recent auctions. One of my favorite pieces is the full page interview with a prominent cultural figure entitled “Lunch with FT.” At the end of every interview is a list of what was ordered, and the cost of the meal. What better way to get to know the art world's celebrities? And fans of Monocle Magazine will be happy to know they can find a weekly Tyler Brule column on the back page entitled “Life in the Fast Lane,” in which he surveys the past week of his extensive travels.

Altogether, the content is entertaining enough to make reading it a treat rather than a chore, and more than informative enough to keep your mind from turning into the porridge you ate for breakfast as the start to your new healthy life style. If nothing else, you will have something interesting to discuss during your late night summer dinners.

- MRC, New York City

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This is what you want to look like at 55!

Beautiful beard, beautiful hair, beautiful glasses.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Song Combo: Arawak & RD Burman

Accadde A Bali

Shalimar Title Theme Song

Friday, July 16, 2010

sifr essentials : isetan pop-up

we've completed the setup of the first pop-up at isetan scotts, it's an exciting time for us as we start our relationship with this japanese retail giant. we are curating a series of pop ups with isetan singapore. keep your eyes peeled in the coming months as we will be launching some new sifr and sifr essentials products with them. below are a few snapshops i managed to take while we were prepping the materials and setting up the space.

our popup can be found at isetan scotts, menswear department(3f) right behind the agnes b section. we are there till the 29th of july.

isetan setup (1 of 4)

isetan setup (2 of 4)

isetan setup (1 of 1)

isetan setup (3 of 4)

isetan setup (4 of 4)


Thursday, July 15, 2010

kin & sifr with lo&behold

we’ve recently teamed up with the great people at lo&behold, the group responsible for bringing you: ‘the white rabbit’, ‘loof’, ‘tanjong beach club’, and ‘overeasy’. from the 17th of july to the 31st of august, all lo&behold card members receive a 15% discount on all items excluding sifr(10%) and sale items(+5%). For more information please click the link below.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Song Combo: Nancy Sinatra and Joe Bataan

Bang Bang

Latin Strut

Unlearn Your MBA

A friend passed me the link for the video below a few days ago. A talk done by a programmer and main partner of the web application company 37signals, David Heinemeier Hansson. Although Mr.Hansson's talk is related to programming and code rather than fashion, visual aesthetics and design the underlying business concepts transcend many barriers that define distinct avenues of industry and enterprise. A lot of what is talked about pertains to smaller scale companies. Ideas and insight that can traverse laterally across many forms of product &/or services. If you've got an hour to invest into some great concepts regarding innovation and small business management then please click the video below (Excuse his humor).

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Erykah Badu - The Healer

Erykah Badu up front & Madlib working the background.