Cycling AETHERfocus presents Argonaut Cycles

We really like the latest endeavor by one of our favorite outdoor label, Los Angeles-based Aether Apparel. Last December, as an enhancement to their online Journal, they introduced AETHERfocus. The new project is a video series that showcases individuals and companies that inspire the people at Aether. The very first episode focusses on Ben Farver of Argonaut Cycles. This company offers custom-built carbon frames, designed and manufactured entirely in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Each of their bikes are handcrafted using an innovative construction process for a completely tailored riding experience. The company is driven by a sincere passion for the sport of cycling, striving to make the best, because they want to ride the best. read more…

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Travel Aether Store SF

We really like the latest collaboration between AETHER and Paris-based designer Thierry Gaugain, who also was involved with the creation of AETHERstream, in the realization of their first-ever stand alone retail store. The store, named AETHERsf. will be located in San Fransisco’s Hayes Valley. The construction will be made out of three 8‘ x 9.6‘ x 40’ shipping containers and is the combined work of Gaugain, envelope a+d, and AETHER’s founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West. read more…

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Fashion Aether Apparel Autumn/Winter 2012

Let’s say good-bye to the summer and welcome the dark winter days with this beautiful imagery, exclusively shared with us by our friends at Aether Apparel. Their new Autumn/Winter 2012 pieces are, with no exception, a stylish collection with an extreme technical hidden side. Lightweight insulated jackets and shells with seam sealed constructions, smart fabrics, hand warmer compartments, pockets with audio cord valves, Recco locators and weatherproof zippers to name just a few of the highly technical details. read more…

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Fashion Aether

Yesterday we’ve received this amazing set of images from the sophisticated and elegant outdoor label Aether. Aether was started by the two LA film producers Palmer West and Jonah Smith in a need to create something between the obvious performance-driven, and not-so-good-looking brands, and aesthetically pleasing who suffer from a lack of quality. The result is a collection with modern styling and tailored cuts that are paired with the function of high-tech weather, oil and dirt resistant fabrics. Beautiful gear in which you don’t look like going for an arctic expedition, but rather travel to beautiful places, with beautiful people. Something we really like! read more…

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Photography Vedas by Cope/Arnold

The word ‘vedas’ means knowledge in Sanskrit and Nicolas Alan Cope and Dustin Edward Arnold who work under the moniker Cope/Arnold created this beautiful photographic series with the same name in 2011, wanting to challenge ideas of what is acceptable against what is possible. The Los Angeles-based design duo Cope/Arnold cited their influence to be ‘De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium’, Copernicus’ 16th century scientific document that denounced the Earth as the centre of the universe, which transcends through religious visual language and the sentiment of entrapment vs enlightenment. Chambers, hallways and corners resonate with sensuality; architectural elements take on a humanized significance within their space. Textures are explored in fine detail, but it is really light that has the most mass. Mesh cloaks and structured veils conjure ghostly apparitions. White buckram, a thick mesh cloth made from cotton, is pulled taut around stiff wire structures to create circular headdresses. Shapes like this cover and frame different areas of the face and head, then are left to drape down to the floor. The result is both haunting as aesthetic and plain stunning. read more…

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Creative Culture Orchis

Kristin Victoria Barron, a interior designer who founded the company KRIEST in 2005, recently launched a fascinating collection of classical, material-driven small scale sculptures and lighting inspired by the ‘aether element’, or dream world. Barron was influenced by both mythical archetypes and her own dreams to create the interesting collection. By honing her sculptural craft through mentor Vladimir Rodin, celebrated jeweler and painter whose work for Kieselstein-Cord is in the permanent collections of the Louvre and Metropolitan Museum of Art, Barron was able to create a unique collection of objects that act both functional and is aesthetically appealing. Barron crafted her debut collection in three categories: vessels, objects and lighting. read more…

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Blog Nuji Favorites #16

This week favorites on Nuji are all black. Something for the road, something for the home, and something for her. To start with the lovely cap by JJJJOUND, a beautiful jacket to challenge the summer storms by Aether Apparel, the Little Distortion #3 candle by Paul Loebach at Areaware, Royal Republiq’s basic iPad sleeve, beautiful sunglasses read more…

Blog Nuji Favorites #15

This week favorites on Nuji are Chikutan Sticks by Sort of Coal, Illesteva’s Milan collection 02 sunglasses, The Art Of French Baking, The Fall Line Jacket by Aether Apparel, Men’s Rabbit Fedora, Acne Paper Issue Nº13, Biscuit Plate ‘Fog Banks’ by Studio Job, a Cowhide Desk Pad by Manufactum, Be the worst you can be by Charles Saatchi, Beach House latest release Bloom and the Red Wing Shoes 9014 read more…