What We Read This Week


Brad
Say hello to .GIF search engine Giphy, and say goodbye to the rest of your afternoon. Mashable: This GIF Search Engine Is Everything You’ve Ever Wanted

That “hero hitchhiker” video all of your friends have been posting on Facebook got autotuned. It’s still disturbing as hell, though. Huff Post: Kai, Hitchhiker Hero, Gets Autotuned

Get Kempt rounds-up ten must-follow Twitter accounts, and – spoiler alert – we’re one of ‘em. Thanks guys! Get Kempt: 10 #menswear Twitter Feeds To Follow

And finally, photographer Chris Arnade has spent the better part of the last two years documenting “addicts in the Hunts Point neighborhood, the poorest in all of New York City.” The resulting photo series, titled “Faces of Addiction,” offers a poignant and thought-provoking glimpse into the lives of those struggling with chemical dependency. Definitely worth a look. Flickr: Chris Arnade · Faces of Addiction

Nick
The self-promotion never ends with me. This time, I got to talk with the buyers from some of my favorite shops, including Hickorees, Need Supply and Unionmade. Complex: Meet the Buyers: Who’s Behind The Clothes at Your Favorite Shops?

Allan Peters, a Sr. Art Director at Target, recently gave a shout out to one of my co-workers at my real job, showcasing some of the incredible work he’s done freelancing and for our clients. See, we can do some pretty cool advertising in Iowa too. Allan Peters: Tony Lieb

Prepare to never have to use your fingers again. Siri is rumored to be coming to Mac’s OS X system, meaning it could be included in your next Macbook purchase. What will Apple have Siri do for us next? MacRumors: Apple Job Posting Hints at Siri for Macs in OS X 10.9

Jake
Lizzy Caplan teamed up with womenswear label Viva Vena to produce the most accurate and hilarious parody of “fashion films” that I’ve ever seen. On a related note, I’m now officially declaring my love for Lizzy Caplan. Vimeo: FASHION FILM – Lizzy Caplan for Viva Vena!

If you have yet to come across the legend that is Chet Haze, the rapping college student who just happens to be Tom Hanks’ son, this article about the saga of his “lost” iPad is a great place to start. I’m sure Chet’s a real hit at family reunions. Gawker: The Saga of Chet Haze’s Lost iPad

With the onslaught of inspiring (but mostly absurd) street style images that are bound to come out of New York Fashion Week over the next few days, this post by Jeff Hilliard is a great reminder of what it means to dress comfortably and personally. J.Hilla: I Always Come Back to this Picture of Lee Norwood

After a hiatus of almost a year, James Blake decided to return this week and release some new material. It’s just one song, but it’s well worth a listen. Gorilla vs. Bear: listen: new James Blake – “Retrograde”

Christine
Rohan Anderson of Whole Larder Love has joined the team of contributors for Kaufmann Mercantile’s excellent References series. His first piece is about rabbit hunting and he takes us along for a day’s adventure, hunting for his family’s dinner. Kaufman Mercantile: Rabbit Hunting

Lizzie Garrett Mettler investigates the difference between Paddle Tennis and Platform Tennis on her blog Tomboy Style. And for those interested in an appropriate get-up for either, she’s put together some key looks. Tomboy Style: UNIFORM | Paddle Tennis

James Wilson never fails to curate an amazing collection of imagery for his mood boards on Secret Forts, and this week’s F/W12 pt. II is no different. Gets the juices flowing. Secret Forts: THE BOARD : F/W12, pt. II.

Robert Longo, one of my all time favorite artists, has just had some new editions of his archival prints released by Adamson Gallery in Washington D.C. Complex: Adamson Gallery Announces Newly Released Print Editions by Robert Longo