Lomography Bridges Technology With the Past by Recreating the First Photographic Optic Lens
Lomography has long been known to bring back the charm and fun of vintage photography, but they have just gone a step further and recreated the world’s first photographic lens — the Daguerrotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens. Putting a modern spin to the age-old scope, it will be mountable to a variety of DSLR cameras with a 64mm focal length and a f/2.9 aperture capable of shooting both sharp and dreamy images. Included in the package is the Waterhouse Aperture Plate system that offers unique textures. Check out more on its Kickstarter page, where the lens has already reached its funding goal.
All You Need to Know About UNDERCOVER is in This Book by Jun Takahashi
UNDERCOVER has been at the forefront of Japanese streetwear for over a decade now. With a combination of distinct punk influences and the finest Japanese craftsmanship, the label has amassed somewhat of a cult at home and abroad, yet unlike many of his fellow Harajuku heavyweights, designer Jun Takahashi remains slightly more mysterious making the brand that much more fascinating. Now for the first time, Takahashi will be releasing the first comprehensive book on UNDERCOVER through Rizzoli, which will provide an insightful look at his life’s work with sketches, graphic work, collaborations and 200 photographs. In-depth essays by renowned fashion writers, curators and some colleagues have also been included. You can purchase a copy from Rizzoli’s online store and select accounts across the globe for $65 USD now.
The Suunto Traverse Alpha Is the Modern Outdoorsman's Perfect Companion
Finnish sports watch specialist Suunto’s newest timepiece, the Traverse Alpha, is a perfect companion for the modern outdoorsman. Not only does the watch feature sturdy construction meant to withstand the elements, but the Traverse Alpha is also a wearable guide, boasting GPS/GLONASS navigation, a moon phase calendar, sunrise alarms, weather trend reports, plus a red backlight for nighttime use. The watch also comes with built-in fishing, hunting and hiking tools to aid in any survivalist’s endeavors. As far as appearances go, Suunto has opted for military-inspired earth tones of olive and brown.
The watch is available to pre-order for $570 USD and will ship on April 19.
Taschen Has Released the Ultimate Issey Miyake Monograph
Coinciding with a retrospective exhibition at Tokyo’s National Art Center.