Inspired by our own new Tumblr, the Aesthetics tee is born. #NEWTHINGS family exclusive. Stay tuned. #notforsale
Be sure to head over to the new FOOL section on ilikenewthings.com and check out the capsule collection along with the interactive sound kit. Keep an eye out for more FOOL to come!
Special thanks to our awesome and beautiful model Gia Seo! #edwinbolta #foolspottingnyc #newthingsahead
SUP GUYS!… Recently we were fortunate enough to be part of a cool new project, FIRSTLOVE Magazine. Designer, Blogger and good friend Denise Lai recently launched FIRSTLOVE, a new quarterly magazine for the everyday cool girls around the world. The magazine is an extension to her popular Lifestyle Blog, SUPERWOWOMG. Now splitting her time between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Denise works fulltime on her blog, FIRSTLOVE magazine and also as a graphic designer. We can’t wait to see the future of FIRSTLOVE. Congrats Denise!
NEWTHINGS presents Edwin Bolta’s FOOL “Out of Nothing” exhibition at AMO Studios in New York on Friday, May 16th complexities of the daily life of an artist through the character, FOOL. Bolta’s FOOL is based on the Shakespearean idea that fools were usually clever peasants or commoners that used their wit to outdo people of higher social standing. These fools were jesters of their time, but their characteristics were greatly heightened for theatrical effect.
Further expanding on this notion of fools being more than just clever peasants through their use of theater, Bolta compares these fools to artists in today’s society. Within the many sub-cultures that exist, the term “artist” does not always have a positive connotation. The exhibition provides a rare glimpse inside the FOOL’s work and living space while exploring the ideas of creativity, sexuality, passion, religion, confusion, self-worth, self-doubt, procrastination,over abundance of futility, consumerism, and an appreciation for the unknown.
The concept “Out of Nothing” is derived from the Latin term Ex nihilo, which when translated literally means “out of nothing.” It often appears in conjunction with the concept of creation. The phrase ex nihilo also comes from the classical philosophical formulation, which means, “out of nothing comes nothing.” Here, nothing represents a blank canvas from which an idea comes to fruition. Read more »
The Innovative Line Features Neoprene and Jersey Mesh
BROOKLYN, New York, September 16, 2013 – NEWTHINGS, a Brooklyn-based avant-garde art collective, launches their F/W ’13 collection. The brand’s third collection, appropriately titled “Collection C,” focuses on the idea of NEWCLASSICS, which are classic silhouettes reworked in innovative materials. Unlike traditional companies, this season they experimented with supple calfskin leather, neoprene, a synthetic rubber material most commonly used for wetsuits, and jersey mesh, most commonly used in athletic uniforms, to create the collection. The juxtaposition of these three unlikely materials, further expand on the notion that everything is and can be intertwined. The result is NEWCLASSICS.
The collection features the following gender-neutral items: a black reversible calfskin leather/neoprene shopper; a black calfskin leather/neoprene clutch; a black neoprene/jersey mesh t-shirt; a black calfskin leather/neoprene snapback baseball cap; a black leather NEWTHINGS embossed key fob; a white 100% organic cotton ILIKENEWTHINGS t-shirt; and a 14” X 14” screen print of painting, Limon,by artist Edwin Bolta.
The digital campaign brings to life the concept of NEWCLASSIC by depicting three young, New York City-based, classically trained artists in their respective fields of visual art, music and dance. Each artist uses one of the products for everyday use, showing the reinvention of classics. It features visual artist, Victor Payares; opera singer, Jeffrey Palmer and ballet dancer, Daniela Schiliro. It was directed by NEWTHINGS and filmed and edited by Original Content.
Our good friend, Yussef Agbo-Ola, recently visited Africa for a month. He sent us some amazing photos of him in Nigeria wearing our BLK/WHT T from our S/S 2013 collection:)
It is an artist’s ode to illustration and typography and the ability to get lost in the beauty of both.
Artist, Erik Sommer, recently invited us to his studio in Harlem to check out his new work. If you aren’t familiar with his work, you will be pleasantly suprised by the forthcoming photos. He is an amazing man inspired by the juxtaposition of urban landscape’s imperfections and unconventional beauty. We would like to thank him for reaching out to us and allowing us into his world to see first hand how truly captivating his work is.
JOIN US ON THURSDAY FOR MY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION @ BLIND BARBER! SHOUT OUT TO MY GOOD FRIEND G*LEE of LIAISON FEMME AND BLIND BARBER. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE:)
Happy New Year from NEWTHINGS
NEWYEAR equals NEWTHINGS
Grab a hand full of Yves Tanguy, a generous amount of Salvador Dali and a splash of Max Ernst. Then, go on Craigslist and find a guy with a pick-up truck. Fill it with things that you would find in the dumpster after Hurricane Sandy. Grab all of the cartoons from the 90′s and mix it in with episodes of All That. Dip it in a bowl of the Interweb and mix it with a hands-free head set and all the BOSS by IG Design you can find. It is still not even close to the enigma that is Artist Victor Payares.
I caught up with artist/ friend Victor Parayes at his studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We spoke about everything from his sense of style to what inspires him. I hope you enjoy:)
Join us and our friends at five[quarterly] tonight for their second issue release party in Brooklyn. Great poetry, good friends and fine wine;)