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International Matchbox

Posted in art by arcanedufresne on November 30, 2009

I stumbled across some pictures of old matchbox covers from all over the world a little while back and was completely enthralled by the artistic style of it all. I was also intrigued by the imagery of what was all on the covers as it ranged from dragons, to King Kong, to stuffed teddy bears, to missiles and even a Pegasus. The style of the art with the gradient color tones, so good.

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Music Monday Montage

Posted in music by arcanedufresne on November 30, 2009

Since I missed last Music Monday, this week I would give you a taste of what has been rotating pretty heavily in my car/computer/iPod/iHome/tape deck for the past two weeks, in no particular order.

Mike Posner – One Foot Out the Door
Best Track: I Don’t Trust Myself
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Beirut – Realpeople Holland EP
Best Track: Venice
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Baroness – Blue Album
Best Track: A Horse Called Golgotha
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Atlas Sound – Logos
Best Track: Walkabout feat. Noah Lennox
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(This album cover will never stop freaking me out)

Lupe Fiasco – Enemy of the State: A Love Story
Best Track: Say Somethin’
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Volcano Choir – Unmap
Best Track: Island, IS
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Isis – Panopticon
Best Track: Altered Course
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Eclecticism at it’s finest.

MC Toms

Posted in clothing/fashion by arcanedufresne on November 30, 2009

I saw these again in the Toms catalog a couple weeks back and I tell you what, they are good. Toms Vegan Leg Wrap Boots. Ladies, invest in some.

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The Five Panels

Posted in clothing/fashion by arcanedufresne on November 30, 2009

Ever since the purchase of my first five-panel cap a couple years back, I have longed to add to my collection. Looks like now is the time to do it.

Supreme
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10 Deep
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Quintin
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Pump It Up

Posted in clothing/fashion, sneakers by arcanedufresne on November 30, 2009

As you may know, Reebok is celebrating the 20th Birthday of their iconic Pumps. They collaborated with 20 different sneaker retailers all over the globe and came out with 20 different exclusive Reebok Pumps. After looking through all of the final products, I think I finally can amply assess my favorites, seen here:

Patta (Amsterdam)
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HUF (San Francisco)
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Alife Rivington Club (New York)
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Undefeated (Los Angeles)
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Colette (Paris)
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A couple others almost made the cut including the ones from Bodega (Boston), St. Alfred (Chicago) and Kasina (Korea), but didn’t quite have enough appeal or were a little too flashy. All-in-all a dope collab effort from everyone involved.

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