IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU’D BE HOME BY NOW

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This is the last weekend to check out If you lived here you’d be home by now, curated by Michelle Lane of Bread Studio, at TenOverSix LA! Inspired by various philosophies on the human condition, the creation of reality, and the material goods that make these up, Lane uses design to create a world aesthetically inspired by the past but full of solutions for the present and future.

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More specifically, If you lived here you’d be home by now uses technology’s roots in organic computational processes to explore the present-day, naturalized communicative process that manifests itself in everyday objects. New design techniques, with a nod to a standard 1969 living room, are used to reconsider the way digitally modeled spaces reflect the invisible complexity of the transformation of the internet. This logic has become a new form of design, altering the idea of shared materiality to create a fabric of reality through which vibrant matter exists in real time.

“The material world has become immaterial – what we see is not an external world but an image of it and thus an inner world.” – Wallace Stevens

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If you lived here you’d be home by now features work by Francis Bitoni, Aline Cautis, Marina Dragomirova, Lana Dumitru, Anna Liisa Liiver, Stine Linneman, and Hanna Sandin. It has also been reviewed in New York Times’ T Magazine & Daily Metal!

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iylh5 Burial Set, Cleopatra’s Family Jewels / Hearing Trumpet by Hanna Sandin

iylh6 t-shirt available as part of show at TenOverSix LA

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iylh7 vessels by Francis Bitonti

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iylh9 photo by Anna Liisa Liiver

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iylh12 glassware by Marina Dragomirova

iylh13 glassware by Marina Dragomirova

iylh14 dress by Lana Dumitru

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BOY+GIRL FOR TENOVERSIX IS HERE!

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Boy+Girl for TENOVERSIX Harem Pant in Denim

 

What mother hasn’t wanted to wear her kids clothes at some time or another?  We asked our favorite children’s line BOY+GIRL to make some of our favorite kiddo silhouettes into mama size!  We couldn’t be happier.   Now you can dress just like the cool kids!  The capsule collection is available online and in stores exclusively at TENOVERSIX!

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Boy+Girl for TENOVERSIX Kurta Top in Coral
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Boy+Girl Cotton Dress in Obsidian
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Boy+Girl for TENOVERSIX Kurta Top in Blue
Boy+Girl for TENOVERSIX Harem Pant in Grey
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Boy+Girl for TENOVERSIX Cotton Dress in Grey
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Boy+Girl for TENOVERSIX Shirt Dress
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Boy+Girl for TENOVERSIX Fringe Coat in Purple
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Boy+Girl for TENOVERSIX Longsleeve Pullover
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Boy+Girl for TENOVERSIX Kurta Top

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SUGAR BY LUCY FOLK

SUGAR BY LUCY FOLK
Sugar is a trip into the weirdest and most wonderful dinner you’ve ever been to. Imagine, for a moment, if dessert arrived on a trolley… Each time you chose a dessert it wasn’t just a dessert – it was a deep sensory experience. In this world, dessert is more than just dessert, it is a dancer… A dancer who epitomized everything about the dessert, it’s sugary sweetness, the high of the indulgence, the exquisite delicacy. As each patron chooses a dessert, they are first entertained and then fed by the dancer and then encouraged to dive headlong into the world of sugar as created by Lucy Folk.

SUGAR Film from Lucy Folk on Vimeo.

SHOP LUCY FOLK SUGAR AT TENOVERSIX

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T.G.I.CATURDAY: KIRBY & PEANUT FIRE WALK WITH HALLOWEEN

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In celebration of the recent announcement that Twin Peaks will be returning in 2016, Peanut and Kirby decided to dress up as their favorite character this Halloween, Joan Chen and Margaret Lanterman, respectively. Peanut wears the Shaina Mote Deren Coat; Horses Atelier Cropped Vest; Sechung Boss Pant; Sydney Brown Derby Oxfords; and Ilia Wild Child Lipstick. Kirby wears his own oversized, red glasses and jeans; the Rodebjer Mason Shirt; and the boy+girl Fringe Coat.

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TONIGHT IN LA: REFINERY29 BOOK SIGNING

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Refinery29 just released their first book, Style Stalking, and we couldn’t be more excited to be the first post-NY stop in Refinery29 co-founders’, Christene Barberich and Piera Geraldi, book signing tour! Join us for refreshments, get your book signed, and chat with the lovely ladies tonight from 5-7 PM. We hope to see you there!

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JOIN US IN LA FOR AN EVENING OF DESIGN, FASHION, FRAGRANCE & BOOKS!

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Join us next Thursday, October 23, at TenOverSix LA for the opening of If you lived here you’d be home by now,  a Tome SS15 trunk show, a new collection of books from The Librarian and the release of TenOverSIx’s collaboration with Olo! Talk to the curators and designers of all four projects as you peruse their latest work and sip on cocktails. We hope to see you then!

If you lived here you’d be home by now uses technology’s roots in organic computational processes to explore the present-day, naturalized communicative process that manifests itself in everyday objects. New design techniques, with a nod to a standard 1969 living room, are used to reconsider the way digitally modeled spaces reflect the invisible complexity of the transformation of the internet. This logic has become a new form of design, altering the idea of shared materiality to create a fabric of reality through which vibrant matter exists in real time.

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DRAMA QUEENS

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From home accessories to ready-to-wear, our new arrivals are pouring in in all shapes and sizes, with the newest batch focusing on clean but dramatic silhouettes. (Clockwise, from top left): Shaina Mote Ana Top; Rodebjer Polly Jacket & Abdo Pant; Building Block Pack; Open Ceremony Double Zip Long Coat; Ryan Roche Big Brim Hat; Samantha Pleet Bound Tank & Bound Shorts; Kaelen Cropped Swing Top & Zip Off Skirt; Areaware Crank Grinder.

In addition to the aforementioned designers, we’ve got exciting new pieces in from Postalco, TenOverSix x Vacation Days, The Gentlewoman, Zio Xla, Via Publications, Rachel Comey, Novis, Creatures of Comfort, Suno, Horses Atelier and more all up at tenover6.com and at our LA & Dallas stores, with more on the way!

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MEET OUR FAVORITE NEW COLLABORATOR, VACATION DAYS’ HAMISH ROBERTSON

hamish_robertson-portrait_2013Hamish Robertson of Vacation Days

Vacation Days was founded in 2012 by Hamish Roberston as a studio to produce artwork, small publications, various printed matter and accessories. While Vacation Days primarily produces Robertson’s work, he also collaborates with other artists, somehow never losing the clean, graphic, textured aesthetic that Robertson has clearly worked so hard to hone. We’re definite fans, and now we do more than just sell Robertson’s creations at TenOverSix; we’ve collaborated with him on a new line of paisley bandana-printed silk scarves! In celebration of our latest, favest collab, and of course because of our long-standing fangirl status, we sat down with Robertson to learn a little more about his work.

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TenOverSix: You went to school in Scotland, immediately moved to New York City, and moved to Los Angeles in 2012. What was the impetus behind giving the West Coast a try? How are you liking it?

Hamish Roberston: I was an editor at Vanity Fair in New York for many years and while there, like many New Yorkers, we were toying with the idea of moving West. My wife got a great opportunity which turned into a book deal that required her to be in California, and we made the leap.  We moved to Los Angeles two years ago and absolutely love it. We’d visited at least once a year for the past decade for work and pleasure, plus I have family here, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to follow a creative pursuit out West, in the great tradition of the state. We were both craving new opportunities, to be around nature, and to be in a state we wanted to continue exploring.

accident_printsTwo images from Roberston’s Multi-Stories “Accident” Print series

TOS: A lot of your work seems to be directly and indirectly influenced by the aesthetics of the Southwest. How else does your present location influence your practice?

HR: I’m definitely influenced by many aspects of the Southwest. I’ve spent a lot of time in the deserts of West Texas, Arizona, and Southern California and find so much beauty in the landscape—it’s wild and unforgiving, bold and spare. I’m equally influenced by the people who inhabit those areas, too. They’re very often populated by people who, while feeling familiar and pride in their area of residence, don’t often speak of the place with a lot of aesthetic adoration for the environment around them, as though it’s bland and taken for granted. I guess it’s because I grew up in the rolling dales and vales of Yorkshire in England—blanketed in green fields, yellow rapeseed, and pink heathers—that the American Southwest really strikes me. I especially love White Sands National Monument in New Mexico—it’s like another planet.

My present location—Los Angeles specifically—is a big influence for similar reasons. It’s a beguiling collection of villages, each at odds with the nature within and around the city. As a child, my family usually drove to Italy for a summer vacation and I loved the colors and textures created by the weather-decayed painted stone buildings. Los Angeles has a similar feel. It’s a city that looks to the future yet seems to have accepted defeat to the weather and nature, inviting it in to the living space. I’m really inspired by the relationship between natural and manmade environments.

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TOS: How do the places you’ve lived continue to influence your work?

HR: Interesting question. In short…
Yorkshire: Keep looking around.
London: Keep moving.
Edinburgh: Everything looks better against gray.
New York: Be both meticulous and efficient.

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TOS: You seem to be strongly invested in collaboration; this one with TenOverSix is far from the first. How much of this comes from your background in publishing? How do these collaborations generally come about?

HR: I definitely think much of it comes from publishing. My first job in New York was as an editor at a small but influential fashion and design magazine called CITY where we operated on a really lean budget to produce a magazine five times a year. I had the great fortune of working alongside two really inspiring people: the magazine’s co-founder, Fabrice Frere, and then photography director Piera Gelardi (who went on to co-found Refinery29). With an issue budget I later learned was small for a medium-sized magazine’s catering allowance, we produced and published original, captivating editorial photo shoots of the highest standard through collaboration rather than plain assignment. I saw first hand that when you discover great artists and nurture and support their visions rather than dictate or force them, it can create something really special.

While Vacation Days is a brand under which I can realize my designs it’s also a creative studio where I can work with artists and designers I admire. So far I’ve produced wearable multiples with Karen MabonBen JonesLauren Spencer King, and Little Paper Planes, and printed matter with Andy SpadeErika AltosaarAaron SternAndi TeranSaul Germaine, and Lani Trock. So far all of these collaboration have been with people I know. Publishing my own magazine, Afterzine (from 2010–2013) taught me that if you really want to connect with someone for a project, just get out there and ask them. My next project will involve some really exciting and unusual artists working in Japan.

vd_scarvesScarves produced in collaboration with Vacation Days (L to R): Malachite Print Cashmere Scarf by Lauren Spencer King; Pacific Print Silk Scarf by Kelly Lynn Jones; Taco Night Silk Scarf by Karen Mabon.

TOS: Vacation Days produces a lot of printed matter – cards, prints, portfolios, publications. So how did you decide to expand into making scarves? Any plans for other accessories?

HR: I see a scarf as a wearable canvas. It shares the same boundaries but also takes on a new design when worn and invites the wearer to be individual. I’ve seen guys buy my pocket squares and wear them ironed flat in their pockets and then the same pocket square bought by a girl and tied around her hair. I want them all to be multiples that take on their own lives.

As for other accessories, I’m working o a line of t-shirts at the moment using really soft Egyptian cotton and applications of liquid brass paintings I’ve produced over the past couple of months. I’m also the Fall-Winter 2014 artist in residence with AYR in New York, who have produced a few t-shirts and a sweatshirt featuring some of my photography collages.

kristen_bandanasSome inspirational images collected by TOS’ Kristen Lee

TOS: TenOverSix & Vacation Days have collaborated on silk scarf bandanas, which we’re so excited to get in! Tell us a little about this particular collaboration.

HR: It’s been great fun, and a new challenge. I suggested an exclusive for the stores and Kristen had the idea of taking her classic cotton bandana and having me re-make it in a beautiful soft silk twill. I illustrated it all by drawing out 10s and 6s and then tweaking them towards a more traditional paisley. Kristen chose the colorways to compliment TenOverSix’s fall offerings.

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TOS: Finally, what can we expect to see from Vacation Days in the future?

HR: I’m readying a line of large cotton-silk scarves for the holidays bearing the aforementioned liquid gold paintings. I’ve just designed a custom bow tie and pocket square for Clark’s, a beautiful oyster bar in Austin, TX. I’m also currently working on designing multiples series of accessories for spring with subject matters ranges from classics and cacti to nebulas and dying stars (the space kind, not the Hollywood kind).

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PERFORMANCES & PARTIES: STEP AND REPEAT AT THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY

boychildboychild’s butoh-at-da-club performance, part of Moved by the Motion, a collaboration with Wu Tsang’s beautiful, personal poetry and Patrick Belaga’s jarring cello.

MOCA has always been pretty solid at creating programming that inserts non-fine-artists and lesser-known-artists, particularly performers, into a museum setting. (Also, we swear this isn’t the only place we go to look at art!) Step and Repeat, however, takes the cake. This weekly event, every Saturday from September 13 to October 4, combines every aspect of performance – comedy, performance art, music, partying, poetry, fashion – into one adventurous, fun, challenging event.

trisha_lowTrisha Low’s Valley Girl performance of her theoretical, personal, suicide note poetry was sort of everything. Inset: She literally started vomiting fake blood, then apologizing. Literalization of societal violence? Genius.

More than just a coming together of multiple forms of performance, it also put pieces and artists with radically different vibes in conversation with one another. In addition to performances on stage, Peggy Noland’s Wacky Wacko is in residence at the MOCA Store at the Geffen, pointing to the performance of the everyday – of the designer herself, sales associates, and retail customers. This is extended to the dance floor, which both serves as a nice embodied release from the emotional roller coaster that is all of these varied works in one space and puts the audience themselves on view, oftentimes dancing with the artists who had just performed.

kate_berlantKate Berlant’s depressed motivational speaker

We were only able to attend September 20th’s edition, where these photos are from, but the following two nights show no signs of slowing down. This series of events takes something that even those who love art are often hesitant to experience – performance – and puts it in an environment both friendly and confrontational. There are large crowds, but the artists are also in them after they perform. Events are constantly happening, but it’s relaxed enough that one can walk out and do something else should one choose.

oxbow2Oxbow, who hardly ever plays live yet should be on everyone’s bucket list, was just beyond beyond. Eugene Robinson was able to fill the Geffen Contemporary with his voice and no mic, the audience huddled around the band mostly seated band. Then, of course, they got onstage and went (moderately, for them) crazy.

Tickets can be purchased here and are $20, $10 for non-members.

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