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TED CAHILL

Ted Cahill

MUSIC
INDIE
POP
SINGER/SONGWRITER
THEATRE
Lauren Molina
If you're looking for a little sunshine to brighten up a cold winter day, check out the delightful debut album from indie pop singer-songwriter, Lauren Molina. An accomplished Broadway actress currently playing the role of Johanna in the national...
T-SHIRTS
SKATEBOARDING
FASHION
Lakai Ltd. Tees
The Wrench Pilot Comic and its hero, Lettus Bee, ran in Transworld Skateboarding Magazine from 1989-1991. Letttus Bee was the skateboarder's "everyman" and now Lakai Ltd. has created shirts inspired by the comic strip (pictured left...
MUSIC
FRANCE
Carla Bruni: No Promises
The second album of French/Italian model-cum-chanteuse, Carla Bruni just hit stores in France. Two years in the making, No Promises is a unique and personal interpretation of some of the greatest poets of the American and British traditions, including...
PHOTOGRAPHY
WEBSITES
Nicholas Feltron Annual Report 2006
Last year at this time we posted designer Nicholas Feltron's ingenious personal annual report and this year he's at it again with another clever visual journal of 2006. The Feltron Report 2006 was conceived as a booklet to be distributed later...
BOOKS
MUSIC
Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour
For King lovers who can't make it to Memphis, now you can have an all access tour of Elvis Presley's famed mansion right in your own living room with the arrival of Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour. The book contains nine different three...
T-SHIRTS
CLOTHING
FASHION
LIMITED EDITION
SWEDEN
T-post
The world's first international news magazine on cotton, T-post is a subscription t-shirt service based in Sweden. Silkscreened onto American Apparel tees, subscribers get a new "issue" every six weeks with a design about a current news...
MAGAZINES
INTERNET
NEW YORK
LVHRD MGZN
The inaugural issue of LVHRD MGZN, a project by the New York City social event club, is hot off the internet. Through frank conversations and provocative images, LVHRD MGZN puts the spotlight on some of the more notable architects, editors, musicians...
SWITZERLAND
ART
Birdhouses by Stephane Barbier Bouvet
Here's a comical twist on the traditional birdhouse by Lausanne-based designer Stephane Barbier Bouvet. Check out some of his latest projects on his site or at Gallery 1m3, of which he is a founding member. via swissmiss
SWEDEN
ART
EXHIBITIONS
OPENINGS
Dearraindrop: Concrete Trees, Glass Grass and Cream-Filled Stones
Opening today, 20 October 2006, at the Galleri Loyal is a solo exhibition of new work by Dearraindrop that runs through 25 November 2006. The exhibition includes large-scale paintings, drawings and other major interactive works by the Virginia-based...
ARTIST-DESIGNED
T-SHIRTS
PHILADELPHIA
PRODUCTS
Fireworks Tee
German-born artist/designer Nick Paparone, who is also co-founder and curator of Philadelphia's Black Floor Gallery, created these festive Fireworks. Printed with a five-color enzyme wash on both sides of a classic black American Apparel tee...
AMERICANA
BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
NEW YORK
Peter Granser: Coney Island
For a totally unique look at quintessential Americana from the other side of the pond, take a look at Peter Granser's witty and stimulating color images in Coney Island. Grasner, generally interested themes surrounding societal taboos such as...
ACCESSORIES
BAGS
SHOPPING
FASHION
GIFTS: UNDER $100
Conphorm Bags
This new anthropomorphic accessory by Conphorm is in keeping with the California-based company's mission to reveal the "inherent relationships between structure and function." Constructed of pressed felt made from excess factory material...
THEATRE
INNOVATION
PERFORMANCE
FRANCE
Battuta: The Zingaro Equestrian Theatre
French "cavalier" poet and performer Bartabas combines an unimaginable hybrid of horses, horsemen, musicians, images, and dance under the roof of one virtual stable/stadium to create "Battuta," a wild performance art experience...
ART
JAPAN
SNEAKERS
ANIMATION
SCULPTURE
Found in Translation
The innovative Japanese sneaker brand, Onitsuka Tiger teamed up with Ramp Industry to develop Found in Translation, a new website that went live earlier this month celebrating the latest designs and movements of Anglo-Japanese talent. The site'...
BOOKS
SKATEBOARDING
ART
LIMITED EDITION
GRAFFITI
Andy Howell: Art, Skateboarding and Life
"Since I was a boy I have have dreamt of flying..." exclaims Andy Howell in the intro to his new multimedia masterwork Art, Skateboarding and Life. Through the help of his imagination which he names his "flying machine[...], an old...
INNOVATION
U.K.
FURNITURE
CHAIRS
Timothy Schreiber
Game Set and Match II that involves the interactive exchange of 3D prototypes via email with producers across the globe, Schreiber's design process points to a new era of collaborative design that is mediated through software, no longer requiring face...
ACCESSORIES
WALLETS
T-SHIRTS
Cloud Wallet
Lucha Workshop, mainly known for their innovative, custom sketched T-shirts and hand bags, has also added this bold new wallet design to their collection. The outside of the cloud wallet combines an ethereal, white, cumulus evoking outline layered...
FASHION
SHOES
LONDON
The Duffer of St. George Plaid Flip Flops
London-based The Duffer of St. George is spicing up summer casual wear with their new plaid flip flops. I like both the navy/turquoise/green and red/yellow/blue combinations. Available from Fourth Chamber for £19.99 (around $35). Worldwide...
FURNITURE
KIDS
TABLES
Ducduc Dining Table
Ducduc is a NYC-based design collaborative that creates children's furniture, textiles and accessories using durable, eco-friendly materials including sustainable hardwoods. Their new walnut dining room table solves the familiar problem of what...
BOOKS
MAGAZINES
LONDON
PHOTOGRAPHY
ILLUSTRATION
Tank Too
Tank magazine since 2002. It includes 500 color illustrations and more the 600 pages of many images never published before. Pre-order for $35 from Thames & Hudson or from Amazon.
FOOD
CHOCOLATE
NEW YORK
Michel Cluizel Cocoa Nibs
As exam season hits with full force this month, Chocolat Michel Cluizel, the Manhattan outpost of the legendary Parisian chocolatier, has made all night cramming sessions easier with the introduction of "time release" cocoa nibs enrobed...
WASHINGTON D.C.
STORES
RESTAURANTS
Simply Home
During a stroll through the up-and-coming "U" Street district of Washington DC last weekend, I stumbled on the mini-universe of Simply Home, an all-encompassing home design store and restaurant. In one room they have a fascinating array...
SEX
TOYS
The Iris Pleasure Object
April showers will bring more than May flowers this year with the scheduled June arrival of Stockholm-based company Lelo's Iris pleasure object. Just in time for the peak (pun intended) of actual Iris season here in North America, this all-new...
STORES
NEW YORK
FASHION
STREETWEAR
WESC Soho
One of the hottest new arrivals topping the list of Manhattan shopping destinations is the WESC Store in SoHo. The Swedish-based WESC (aka WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy) creates a line of street clothes with its roots in skateboard culture but also...