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: Jai Paul + The Dø

Jai Paul: BTSTU “don’t fuck with me, don’t fuck with me” How you can release just one track all year and end up on a bunch of best-of/year-end lists? I’m not sure, but that’s exactly what UK’s Jai Paul did. The London-based artist makes music of the future. The industrial beats, lasers, and whispered echoes...

Tunez: Daley [this is insane]

I always geek out over the BBC’s Sound of the upcoming year list. But I almost can’t believe this dude: Daley. Ummm, take a look or better a listen. like, what…… his cover of Pretty Wings (especially the end) is insane! christopher

Converse Party with Matt & Kim x Q-Tip (12.09.10)

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A video collection of FIGHTS at DENNY’s restaurants.

I mean, I know DENNY’s isn’t the classiest place on earth, but damn, the fact that there are so many ridiculous fights happening so often in these restaurants warranted a post about it. This sh*t is crazy!!! 1. this is by far the most epic fight in a DENNY’s on the internet. I mean, these...

Three Boys from Pasadena x Helmut Newton tribute

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This Saturday: The Brooklyn Artist Project (be there)

Click the flyer to RSVP kids! Yeah, so this is where I will be cutting a rug on this Saturday so please please make your way. Starts at 5PM and ends at 10PM.Drinks will be flowing, Bottles will be popping, and dJs will be spinning tunes — so wear your dancing shoes, this shit is...

Throwback Thursday: Sunshine Anderson

Sunshine Anderson - “Heard It All Before” I used to love this kinda music when I was growin’ up. It was right around the time when my brother and I were starting to be allowed to listen to music other than Christian stuff (year 2000, literally) haha. So “throwback” for me has a completely different...

VIDEO: R. Kelly on Jimmy Fallon x Step in the Name of Love

My god, my god, R. Kelly is still the muhf*ckin’ “Pied Piper of R&B“! Woot! this man has been my favorite singer since I was a kid and well this video of him performing on the Jimmy Fallon show solidifies exactly why that is…HE CAN SING HIS ASS OFF! The pipes on this guy! Jeez,...

TENNIS x Live! x Interview

Tennis is husband-wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore and is one of my favorite acts to come out of 2010. The Denver-based duo bought a boat, set sail along the eastern shore, and wrote music of their travels. The outcome is some sort of 50′s and 60′s pop-inspired nautical-themed magic. With the arrival of...

DAAAAMN!: Dogzilla & Devlin x Freestyle x Practice Hours.

Damn, I love me some of that UK rap shit. These dudes go hard and the beat they’re spittin’ over — heat! Nothin’ else to say –check it out. -antwan. [shouts to MODI for showing me this.]

Mixtape: Lady in the Streets/Freak in the Bed (Vol. #1)

[click the cover to download] or click HERE or HERE or HERE. Introducing…the ITHINKYOURESWELL MIXTAPE vol. 1 So yeah guys, we made a mixtape. NO, there is no actual mixing or scratching of songs on this mixtape, we don’t have that kinda time, we are busy as hell eating good food and taking pictures and...

HOT LIKE FIRE: Rihanna x British GQ

Rihanna on the cover of British GQ is absolutely stunning. At first I wasn’t a fan of the red hair, but now, seeing it here, I like it. It’s “dark and lovely” — no pun intended. They really did a good job with this cover; the styling is on point. And her tattoo is hot,...