rosie & deondre : keep it cool.

rosie & deondre : keep it cool.

com·fort /ˈkəmfərt/ noun noun: comfort 1. a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint.  I recently pulled a few pieces from the ULIHU collection to shoot this editorial with models Deondre and Rosie. Comfort was the idea. This was probably one of my favorite shoots. No one...
ITYS DEC//13 MIX by AHARAW

ITYS DEC//13 MIX by AHARAW

^^d0pe a$$ mix^^ So this December’s I Think You’re Swell mix comes from a great friend of mine and also an amazing dj/producer AHARAW (of Good Kids fame). After receiving the mix I immediately listened to it twice. The mix is a clean combination of melody and bass — I...
NEW ITYS OCT//13 MIX: NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS شبكة الإتصالات

NEW ITYS OCT//13 MIX: NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS شبكة الإتصالات

The new ITYS October 2013 mixtape is officially up! Listen to NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS شبكة الإتصالات or download it on Soundcloud here.
Creatures of Comfort x S/S 2014 x NYFW

Creatures of Comfort x S/S 2014 x NYFW

The Creatures of Comfort SS14 NYFW presentation last Sunday afternoon was a daydream at a desolate rocky seaside. As soon as I walked in, my attention turned toward the hand-dyed fabrics that draped the walls of the Maritime Hotel‘s patio. The strategically stacked rocks, cutouts of jetties, cool breeze and...
BPM LWR LVL: DJ Funeral x Myrryrs x Mess Kid x NiRe

BPM LWR LVL: DJ Funeral x Myrryrs x Mess Kid x NiRe

This was the last BPM LWR LVL event of the summer. My friend and assistant Ana shot the event for ITYS.I swear I’m sweating & dancing just looking at the pics.      
When Kesh Invites You to WestGay, You go to WestGay.

When Kesh Invites You to WestGay, You go to WestGay.

  Kesh was in town (NYC) a few weeks ago promoting her collaborative collection with American Apparel and of course I was stoked because it meant I got to see my girl — it had been too long. Anyway, Kesh calls me up a the night of her set asking...
Throwback Thursday: I Can't Believe I Used to Dress Like That!

Throwback Thursday: I Can’t Believe I Used to Dress Like That!

No, really, I can’t believe I used to dress like that. Haha. The rectangular glasses, the tee from Threadless, the colored rubber bracelet, dang. And I know for sure I was wearing my grey and white checkered vans — destroyed beyond recognition with my damn pinky toe hanging out. LOL....
OUTPUT is the Best Club in NYC: So Put Your Fucking Phone Down and Dance

OUTPUT is the Best Club in NYC: So Put Your Fucking Phone Down and Dance

The past few Thursday nights have been some of the best nights of 2013 as of recent. No it’s not weed or booze that’s making them stick out either — it’s actually OUTPUT, and I swear I wasn’t paid to write this.  yeah, OUTPUT. Of all my years in New York/Brooklyn, more...
Kenny Scharf On Getting Arrested, Tagging Cars, And Why He Won't Paint The Cronut

Kenny Scharf On Getting Arrested, Tagging Cars, And Why He Won’t Paint The Cronut

On Friday, July 26th AMPR sent a small coterie of underpaid and presumably underfed freelance journalists to the affluent terrain known as East Hampton to attend the opening of “AMERIKULTURE,” a joint exhibition between former Club 57 regulars Kenny Scharf and deceased photographer Tseng Kwong Chi. The day was marked...
BPM LWR LVL: Different Sleep x Ben UFO x Mess Kid x Ynfynyt Scroll 7/27

BPM LWR LVL: Different Sleep x Ben UFO x Mess Kid x Ynfynyt Scroll 7/27

BPM LWR LVL has been effin’ crazy this summer. I cant imagine what the final summer party will be like this coming Saturday. Last party we had BEN UFO murder it and Different Sleep lay it down. I danced the hardest for sure to Mess Kidd and Ynfynyt Scroll (maybe...
Dries Van Noten x Men's x Spring/Summer 2014

Dries Van Noten x Men’s x Spring/Summer 2014

Cerebral Fashion with a Floral Twist Belgian based designer, Dries Van Noten‘s 2014 Spring/Summer collection displays his intrinsic understanding of not only fabric and textile but also nature and the relationship between man and flora. An avid gardener himself, Dries’ picked and preened his collection like that of an old woman obsessed...
Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail: A Track by Track Album Review

Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail: A Track by Track Album Review

So I guess what Jay-Z is trying to say is, “When you’re a 43-year-old married man with a baby and a wife in tow, there’s just only so much ya can rap about…ya know?” Here’s a small track x track review of Magna Carta…Holy Grail. Track #1: Holy Grail (feat....
BPM LWR LVL: HELIX, The Drum, Nire, and more 6/29

BPM LWR LVL: HELIX, The Drum, Nire, and more 6/29

 BPM LWR LVL 6/29 at Tribeca Grand was turnt all the way up. The dance floor was hot as hell and literally every kinda person you could think of was in attendance. LOL, from white dudes in flip flops/”jesus sandals” to chicks drinking str8 liquor from the bottle. Haha. I...
In Light Of The Magna Carta Holy Grail Album Art, We Pick Our Favorite Rap Covers

In Light Of The Magna Carta Holy Grail Album Art, We Pick Our Favorite Rap Covers

Earlier this week, Jay-Z unveiled the album art for his upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail and it looked pretty fucking bland for such a grandiose musician. That is, until he released the actual art today next to the real Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral (meta mind melt). Kanye, Jay’s de facto Bizarro...
all the pretty girls #11 : Lais Ribeiro

all the pretty girls #11 : Lais Ribeiro

Lais Ribeiro is unquestionably the hottest mom living right now. With cheekbones sharp enough to cut glass and a smile to die for, this 20 year old model has already taken the industry with full force.                          ^ THIS IS NOT LAIS RIBEIRO. OPEN YOUR EYES.                Even...
Playlist: Comedowns and Rubdowns

Playlist: Comedowns and Rubdowns

I took some MDMA a few hours ago and now I’m having the inevitable come-down that I signed up for when I made the (correct) decision to mess around with some substances. It feels like I’m a robot, and typing is the only thing distracting me from that Dementor-friendly soul...
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TUNEZ: Chilly Gonzales x You Can Dance

“ivory tower, you can dannnce.” so i really like this song [sans the intro], but ummmm…… this video. there are a lot of donks. Antwan would like that. Chilly Gonzales: You Can Dance christopher

TUNEZ: Lil’ Kim x Rihanna x Man Down (Remix)

As everyone awaits their copy of Black Friday, Lil Kim’s mixtape to make it to their homes from post offices everywhere, Kimmy decided to drop em a lil something sweet to easy the pain of being impatient. The song is definitely something I would dance to, but I’m not sure if that’s because I like...

Tunez: Jamie Woon

Jamie Woon comes to us fresh off of the BBC’s Sound of 2011 list (along with fellow newcomer James Blake) – snagging the number 4 spot. In just one listen, you’ll see why this guy is getting so much attention. Dude can sing, period. But I’m curious of what will come of this guy. Is...
CRAZY: 23 year-old Romanian mother is world's youngest grandmother

CRAZY: 23 year-old Romanian mother is world’s youngest grandmother

I mean, living in NYC you see some crazy shit, but apparently the real crazy stuff is happenin’ over yonder in Romania! Kids are gettin’ DOWN with the GET DOWN and havin’ kids! Straight up pregnant babies with babies. Lah-dah-mercy! To answer the querstion, “Where dey do dat at” ——> R O M A N...
All the Pretty Girls #6: Gracie Carvalho

All the Pretty Girls #6: Gracie Carvalho

Gracie Carvalho is only 19 years old, but she has the poise of a woman twice her years. Looking at her one would never know is still a teenager (I know I didn’t)! Such a pretty girl. These colors are seriously amazing. What a great skin tone she has. I love her polaroid, she reminds...
Fashion: Viktor & Rolf x A/W x 2011

Fashion: Viktor & Rolf x A/W x 2011

I love Viktor & Rolf for this A/W collection! These guys can do literally anything! With what is possibly their most wearable collection yet, these two wow the socks off of Paris with their fashion week presentation! I mean, look at those red faces! These pleated and army-like pieces really take us for a ride....
Editorial Lust: Francisco by Marcelo x 10 Men Magazine

Editorial Lust: Francisco by Marcelo x 10 Men Magazine

BOMB Magazine x 30 Yr Anniversary @ Marlborough Chelsea w/ Rashaad Newsome

LOL: Antwan Duncan Named "Internet Style Icon"

LOL: Antwan Duncan Named “Internet Style Icon”

Mad props to I Think You’re Swell founder and #1 boss hog, Antwan Duncan, as he was named an “internet style icon” by, Tel Aviv based, Zooz Magazine. So, I guess this kid really does have swag or steez (i’m still struggling to understand what those concepts are)? If you really want to see what...
LUNCH BREAK.  [photo story]

LUNCH BREAK. [photo story]

i think they think they stuntin’ — but i dunno…

Creator’s Project x Studio Launch @ 3LD

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Tunez: Darwin Deez//\\ Live!

Last week we caught up with purveyors of pop, Darwin Deez. Brooklynite, by way of Wesleyan, Darwin Smith played to a sold out show in Philadelphia. Deez is unabashedly pop, with all the shimmering hand claps you might expect [+ more]. Grab their self-titled debut album now, and for a different side of Darwin, grab...