WATCH IT | From Mariah to Ariana, These Divas Are Our #WCW

Titled The Evolution Of Female Singers 1950s - 2010s, the compilation features famous ladies like Aretha, Etta, Diana, Chaka, Janis, Madonna, Celine, Whitney, Lorde, Beyonce, Mariah, Aaliyah and Ariana whose powerful voices and generation defining songs have made them all legends.

MOMENTS | Link Up: Word of the Week, Milan Design Week, Lettrs App, The Director, Cooking Soundtrack

Staying relevant on the go.
“You can’t get un-famous. You can get infamous, but you can’t get un-famous.” —Dave Chappelle
1. Word of the Week: “glunge.” The Wall Street Journal invades Rick Owens’ Minimalist, Parisian Man Cave.

MOMENTS | Link Up: Psy, Makr Shakr Bartender, Hatsune Miku, Alexander Wang x Balenciaga, Anonymous Journal Entries

Staying relevant on the go.

“A lot of my work is a matter of reacting to surprises in life.” —Alexander Wang
1. Could summer’s latest dance craze be upon us? Psy releases the Follow up to “Gangman Style”— “Gentleman M/V.
2. Meet Makr Shakr, a robotic bartender to be unveiled at Google I/O next month.

#BAMINATE | How Would David Bowie Wear BAMIN?

Visionary musician and master of disguises David Bowie is making a comeback this year—not like he ever really left—very much contrary to the reports that he was embracing the quiet life.
He has a retrospective at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (up through August 11th), a new album out last month, The Next Day, and is apparently in the running for Time magazine’s “Most Influential People” list.

MAKER | Iris van Herpen Turns Water into… a Dress

A celebration of the creatives who remix their craft in thought-provoking new ways. 
Though Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has been relatively unknown in the fashion world up until her debut at the Paris Haute Couture shows in 2011, her lines have always experimented with the latest in digital concepts and technologies—everything from electronic rays and synesthesia to microprocessors and the flexible 3D-printed dresses seen in her latest collection Voltage.

THE MIX | Cut + Paste

BAMIN (Build And Make It Now) lets you remix parts, colors, and materials to make your own bags, much like these artists have appropriated the human body and turned it into a whole new animal.
From Alma Haser’s Cosmic Surgery series to Damien Blottiere’s dance-inspired collages, the familiar becomes unrecognizable in a very mystical way.
Leif Podhajsky’s Coagulated Physique series has us craning out necks to make out just how he’s reorganized the body to become a kaleidoscopic entanglement of mystery. Bravo.

February 17, 2014 by Robert Cordero

WHERE’S BAMIN | #Spotted On Broadway

Life’s a stage and we’re often caught on it. The other day we glanced up at a screen outside a certain department store in Manhattan (guess which!), and we caught a BAMIN (Build And Make It Now) bag out of the corner of our eye in true Where’s Waldo fashion.
Now it’s on you. Can you spot BAMIN? Tweet the bag’s style and color to @baminate with the hashtag #spotted. Bonus points if you can guess the exact location.
HINT: The color is very Easter appropriate.

February 17, 2014 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Link Up: Harlem Shake, Reimagined Cubist Picasso Paintings, Dita Von Teese x 3D Gown, #Untamed Digital Photo Exhibition

Staying relevant on the go.

RB artist Miguel recently told the NYT, “Most days, I wake up an artist; other days, I wake up a businessman. This day I woke up feeling both.” We understand that most people balance a lot at once. Our modular, Lego-like bags are designed to take you though the many different roles you play throughout the day for active people just like Miguel. From work, to the gym, to the opera, to the club… there’s a bag for that. And here’s some cultural knowledge to keep you relevant along the way…
1. Parisian digital artists put a minimalistic touch on the Harlem Shake.
2. Spanish Photographer Eugenio Recuenco recreates cubist Picasso paintings with models and makeup.