Twin Shadow: Turn Me Up "Turn Me Up" is Twin Shadow's first track in months after a brief hiatus. Continuing in the same synth-tinged vein, the new release feels somehow grander than previous efforts—more stadium anthem than basement bar. Taxie...
Model 500: Neptune
Before releasing his upcoming album Digital Solutions in January 2015, esteemed Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins is reminding fans of his 35-years-strong legacy with a remastered reissue of his seminal Model 500 album Sonic Sunset. The original 1994...
621 Side Table
Designed by Dieter Rams for Vitsœ in 1962, the 621 Table is now back in production and are a perfect example of the legendary designer's brilliant sense of practical design. The ultra-simple tables are injection-molded in Britain in large and small...
Van Doren Halloween Print Era
Paying tribute to the brand's humble beginnings rooted in 1970s and '80s skate culture, Vans continues to reissue vintage prints as part of the Van Doren Collection. One of the latest to get bumped back into production—and just in time for Halloween...
A History of Reading
In 1996, essayist and editor Alberto Manguel produced a 22-chapter literary adventure solely exploring the act of reading. His passion for turning the pages was met with clever anecdotes and well-researched information, all uniting to form "A History...
Botas 66, Prague
Five years ago, Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš—then graphic design students at Prague's Academy of Arts and Design—decided to bring classic Botas sport shoes back to life as part of a school project. Established under the name Botana in 1948 in the...
For this week's #PrivateJam, DJ Spooky—the man who exemplifies the idea of the disc jockey as artist and creator of new music—cited Prince's epic seven-minute jam "Controversy" as the song he'd be "really embarrassed to be caught doing air guitar to...
Grace Jones: Me! I Disconnect From You Model turned new wave R&B diva, Grace Jones remains on heavy rotation at clubs around the world, but for many its her covers that stand out most. Jones reinterprets songs with a certain refined soulfulness...
Junior Parker: Taxman
Tuesday, 15 April was Tax Day in the States, and depending on where residents fall on the country's economic scale, some received a small chunk of change in return for year-long investment while others had to give up some hard-earned cash. To punctuate...
Grace Jones: Me! I Disconnect From You
Model turned new wave R&B diva, Grace Jones remains on heavy rotation at clubs around the world, but for many its her covers that stand out most. Jones reinterprets songs with a certain refined soulfulness that gives even the most familiar track a...
Cool Hunting's 24 Songs for 4/20
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Nas' (aka Nasir Jones) seminal debut album Illmatic, which remains equally relevant today. The record—permeated with thoughtful and poetic lyrics, performed in Nas' trademark gravelly and passionate voice—is...
We all remember which color we reached for as a child. Thanks to MoMA, these absolutely classic Rainbow Mugs, originally from Manhattan-based design studio Vignelli Associates, are back in action, stackable as always, and ready to bring the full spectrum...
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Into The Great Wide Open
Opening their five-night residency at NYC's Beacon Theater with a cover of The Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers set the tone for an ensuing trip down memory lane, with Petty digging deep into their archive...
The Doors: Light My Fire
Jim Morrison may have very well been the face of The Doors, but it was keyboardist Ray Manzarek who ignited their worldwide success with his inimitable ability to play a Vox Continental organ with his right hand for the melodies while simultaneously...
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Into The Great Wide Open Opening their five-night residency at NYC's Beacon Theater with a cover of The Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers set the tone for an ensuing...
Holy Ghost!: Dumb Disco Ideas
Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, the duo behind Holy Ghost!, released a banger of a song that's sure to be a summer party anthem with "Dumb Disco Ideas"—contrary to the title. Perhaps they had an inkling it would become a Brooklyn rooftop staple when...
Digable Planets: Blowout Comb
Digable Planets' jazz-infused hip-hop album Blowout Comb feels as fresh today as it did in '94. It makes perfect sense then, that the Brooklyn trio's last official LP under that moniker (Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler is now one-half of the thriving duo...
Charli XCX: I Want It That Way
British pop singer Charli XCX made her mark both writing and featuring on the uncontrollably catchy Icona Pop hit "I Love It," but she is undoubtedly a successful solo artist, opening up for Santigold and Coldplay in 2012. Last week she touched down...
Three Reissued Modernist Lamps
by Adam Štěch As the year rolls forward many furniture and lightning brands continue to show an interest in reissuing historical design artifacts of decades past. Large or small, most producers comprising the design market now present some form of...
The reissued version of this classic timepiece stays true to Dieter Rams’ original design with a minimalist stainless steel face and leather strap, yet features a modern LED back-lit date and time display.
Homage to Joe Colombo
To commemorate the life and work of Joe Colombo, Italian design company Kartell has reissued his iconic 4801 chair. Designed in 1965, the 4801 was the first of 12 objects that Colombo created for Kartell until his premature death in 1971. In conjunction...
New from Eddie Bauer's Fall line of heritage garments is the Camoweave Forester. The handsome coat pays tribute to its hunting-inspired predecessor first introduced by Eddie Bauer in 1965, using the same superior construction techniques and materials...
Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology
Seven years in the making, Smithsonian Folkways' new edition, Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology represents the new standard, a long-overdue update to Martin Williams' out-of-print compilation The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz. While some...
Fables of the Reconstruction 25th Anniversary
Putting opinions on reunion tours (and the entire fate of rock) aside, a good reissue makes the perfect excuse to revisit an old favorite or get into it for the first time—and gives die-hard fans something new to obsess about. Fables of the Reconstruction...
The classic silhouettes and primary colors of Warrior Footwear look stolen from a mid-century gym class in—which isn't far from the truth. Recently introduced to Western markets, the sneakers have a storied history in China, dating back to...