Category Archives: Art & Design

 
July 18, 2015

Platform is now in business

Our flag ship concept store front – Platform is finally open. It will function as our primary showroom and design studio as well as the first flag ship location for our own brands Some Product and Le Monde Gris. In addition we will carry an exclusive roster of quality local and international brands. Current line up of brands includes Assembly New York, Coco and Breezy, Skim Milk and Cast and Combed jewelry.

We were very intent on making the shop a truly fully unique shopping experience. Everything from the stackable topographic tables, crystal shaped change rooms to the giant LED lit emojis was designed by us specifically for the space. Rather then looking at any trends in retail we felt very strongly about staying true to our own individuality, dreams and imagination. In many ways the space was designed as an art installation that also functions as a store.

Pictures below show various design features and give a great feel, however to get the full experience, please visit us in person. We would love to see you! xo

Platform – 430 Homer St. – Vancouver

www.shopplatform.ca

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June 11, 2015

Some Product Lookbook “re imagined”

I recently got an email with this beautiful collection of images from our last major look book campaign with the incredible team of Martina + Reem. More then just frequent collaborators, they have become our good friends. Their enthusiasm, joy and love of their subjects and the process of photography itself, can be clearly seen in all their work. This particular group of images is no different. Not merely satisfied with shooting a look book, they went back into the original shoot, found previously unseen and unused images and re worked/re imagined them into this very magical and slightly surreal collection of photos. Enjoy.

xo

Photos by Martina+Reem 

Hair & Make Up by Vanessa Wong

Model Ja Pace

Styling by Dave & Cat at Some Product

All clothing provided by Some Product. Crown by Dandi Wind. Bodysuit with wings by Monika Valyi. Jewellery provided by JA LO VES and Used House of Vintage. Vintage skirt by Sonya Jang.

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April 30, 2015

What inspires us: Newton’s Eye

 

Helmut Newton is just one of those people whose work I have had a love affair with, practically my whole life.  Really, what’s not to like? Beautiful people, photographed beautifully, in beautiful and seductive settings. His photographs are a sort of an affirmation of life. They seem to be saying – “Yes, life can be beautiful and glamorous, and that’s just how it’s supposed to be!”

La vita é bella

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April 15, 2015

DRIPPING with CA$H – new low prices

We lowered all of our online retail prices ( due to the strength of the Yankee $$$ )… To mark the momentous occasion, we played around made some psychedelic looking images.

These kinda make me think of Garbage Pail Kids cards. Siiiiick!  xxx

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Shop Now @ http://shop.someproductapaprel.com

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January 27, 2015

The dark and beautiful art of Guy Bourdin

Sex, colour and desire have never been expressed more beautifully then in a Guy Bourdin image. His photographs are visually striking and complicated, all in one. They tell a story without ever giving away the ending or providing a resolution. His visionary work, is really one of my great life long loves and influences.

An excellent exhibition of his work is currently on view at The Somerset House in London. If you are there, it’s an absolute must.

http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/guy-bourdin

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January 22, 2015

Platform – New Work and New Shop!

Some new graphic work that will be slowly making it’s way into our new collections of leggings and tops… as well as wallpaper panels inside the change rooms of our brand new shop about to open in Vancouver called Platform.

It will be a progressive multi-brand boutique for men and women. More info to come soon! xo

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January 17, 2015

Deeeeeep inside our psyche

Our dreams and nightmares are a constant source of pure unadulterated ideas filled with endless possibilities. These glimpses into our own psyches are a reminder of the massive creativity we posses. We just need to look.
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December 31, 2014

Some Product x City Trash

This is the last project and post of 2014, but many years in the making: City Trash.

I originally had an idea of collecting trash from the major cultural (art, fashion, music etc.) capitals of the world and somehow compiling it into something tangible and new. The idea for the trash was to be “city specific”, meaning that a particular piece of trash, whatever it maybe, originated in that city. After choosing some of the cities, I decided to send emails to various friends or acquaintances living in these cities and asked them to start collecting. Amazingly, almost everyone I asked actually sent me gift packets of garbage. Some were great, some were very average. Over time I visited most of these cities and did a bit of collecting myself. Then the stuff sat around in boxes in bags. I had no idea what to do with it or maybe just too lazy to start.

Eventually, I had an opportunity to participate in a group show, where different designers created pieces of wallpaper curated by Jonathan and Anita from Rollout. I did the first collage piece using some of the trash sent to me from Paris. (Image below). At that time, I also decided to slightly break away from just sticking to only collected trash and add a few bits and pieces of  more identifiable imagery from a particular city. I called the process “cheating”. However, I felt this imagery that was, by no means not all encompassing, helped to somehow ground the collages of actual trash. I chose these “cheat” items randomly from things I had around my house or studio. In one-way or another they all represented or reminded me of the city where they came from. These images are not meant to be “the last word” on the iconography or culture of a city, but rather and glimpse or the feel of a city in a particular time, thru a specific set of eyes and sensibilities.

Some Product produced a limited edition of the City Trash leggings and they will be released early in 2015. We have other interesting plans for these graphics as well as many new projects planned for the upcoming year. As always, Some Product – the brand, is a work in progress, and that’s how we like it.

These huge collages took a long time to collect, photograph, scan, mask out, clip and compile. A debt of gratitude to all who were involved and helped in this project in no particular order: Sabine, Chisa, Megan, Tyler, Natalia, Rene, Amy, Ann, Loraine, Yeni and Javi

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Happy New Years!

xoxo

City Trash - London

Paris

 

City Trash - New York

City Trash - Tokyo

City Trash - Los Angeles

Ann in City Trash - Tokyo leggings

Parker in City Trash - Paris Leggings

First attempt at Paris Trash wallpaper at Rollout.ca group show.

 

Get the full collection here.

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September 20, 2014

Jeff Koons: The Master of Pop Shmaltz

I say this in the most sincere and reverential way possible. The Jeff Koons retrospective at The Whitney is easily one of the single best art shows I have ever seen. His ideas, humour and attention to detail is incredible and he literally redefines and elevates the idea of pop art in his practice. His art is brash, explosive, fun and inspiring in many ways.

Seeing his work as it relate to physical space was particularly fascinating as we are right n the middle of designing our own art/retail space. There are some very similar interests and obsessions that we seem to share.

The show is absolutely a must if visiting New York City. It runs until October 19, 2014.

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