Category Archives: Inspiration

 
August 27, 2015

Jamie Reid – Culture Shifter

 

Sure, some people would argue Andy Warhol was the single most important artist of the 20th century, and at times I could be one of those people. But, if I really think about it, for me it’s all about Jamie Reid. He is my Andy!

He took elements of Warhol and pop art, infused it with doses of situationism, social commentary, dissent and a heavy dose of black humour and created a style so new and revolutionary that it literally became the visual language of a new and exciting subculture, aka Punk.

First gaining notoriety in the late 1970’s as a designer behind the Sex Pistols, his work has influenced everything from fashion, contemporary art to modern magazine design. In a way his work has completely changed the way we see the world around us. That is a very rare thing to do.

All hail a true Culture Shifter.

Jamie continues to live and work in England.

www.jamiereid.org
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July 3, 2015

To Fiorucci with Love

Fiorucci is an Italian street wear brand established in 1967 and it flourished in the late 70’s and much of the 80’s. Although the brand is still around in some form, it really is a shadow of it’s former self. In it’s heyday it was one of the coolest names around. Combining pop culture, art, and fashion while infusing it with a sense of fun and sex that was never really done before. Fiorucci was was affordable, street and cool long before any of todays’ “fast fashion” brands ever existed, and it’s attitude was always pure sass!

Some Product would probably not exist without Fiorucci. I can’t think of many other brands that have had a more significant influence on our aesthetic and approach to design. We have always aspired to make products that are fun and functional with a reverence for pop culture.

Enjoy some very amazing vintage Fiorucci print ads, and an absolute must is this gem of a news clip about the original Fiorucci shop in New York. Watch it here.

TACK-O is where it AT!

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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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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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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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August 31, 2014

Favourite Cover Song

As a kid I really loved when bands did cover songs, especially when I started going to punk shows. I always wanted to hear some punk band take a classic and totally turn it on it’s head, and create something new. To me that was the most “punk” thing. I always somehow felt deep down, that anything new was in one way or another built on the efforts and shoulders of its predecessors. A good cover was both a mocking and a tribute. Something destroyed and then rebuilt. Recently, I started to think what my favourite covers are and narrowed it down to three of the best.

Devo’s take on the Stones classic “Satisfaction”

Sid Vicious’ beautiful destruction of “My Way”

but my very favourite has got to be The Dickies absolutely stunning and defiant take on The Moody Blues “Nights in White Satin”.

It is pure pop perfection. The Dickies covered a lot of other songs and always managed to be one of the most original and coolest bands to ever come out of Los Angeles.

Watch the video here.

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