As proponents of both obsessiveness and wardrobe staples, we’re naturally also fans of Self-Service Magazine’s “Obsessions” feature. As the story in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue advises, “Know your basics.” From the fabulous Givenchy leather-and-wool jumpsuit to Saint Laurent’s gorgeous diamanté fishnet, our favorite is this chic wool sweater with an elegant gold stripe by Jil Sander. Style it with a pair of HABITUAL Eve Skinnies and a simple black shoe for an effortless holiday look!
Photographer David Scheinbaum’s new book, “Hip Hop, Portraits of an Urban Hymn,” looks at Mos Def’s, Pharrell’s and other performances from a baby boomer perspective—but results are anything but “outsider.” From The Pharcyde to Yelawolf, stars are captured by the dutiful father-turned-fan (his obsession started after taking his son to concerts) with an intimacy that celebrates talent and positivity. Images like this one of Nas (who recently turned 40) make us as nostalgic for the ’90s as we are excited about the movement’s future.
Image of Martha Graham via Vanity Fair
Global Yodel, a site dedicated to stories about “travel through a local lens,” brings their first-person perspectives to your personal locale with the introduction of their print shop. Consisting of limited runs of images snapped by their contributors, the photographs make the spontaneity of an Instagram-style aesthetic worthy of hanging on your wall.
Framed photos come printed on high-quality, 100% rag paper in sizes ranging from tiny (5″x5″) to statement-making (44″x44″) and are priced accordingly ($20-$3,000), though Global Yodel sells unframed options too. And if you have your own insider POV honed from years of living someplace, you can sign up to join the collective on their site—maybe your photography will be here next!