Voyager Journal

Art @ Revolver: Kirsten Tradowsky

Revolver’s Art Gallery is lucky enough to host Matinee, a solo show of Kirsten Tradowsky’s work. An Ohio Native and San Francisco resident, she shares recent paintings that allude to an American past. Opening reception 7 to 9pm, March 20th, 2010. Closing April 14th, 2010. Open daily Noon to 8 pm @ 136 Fillmore San Francisco

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Designer Profile: Yuki Matsuda of Yuketen

Yuki Matsuda, principal of Yuketen was so kind to sit with us and share his unique vision for Yuketen. Could you give us a quick background on craft and practice? What brought you to Yuketen? Your items seem to fit a genuine slow movement of craft and quality. What are you core principals behind your brand and aesthetic. I began studying and collecting made in U.S.A. clothing and shoes at an early age. I can’t remember exactly how young I was when I became fascinated with heritage products. I just know that it has never left me. The intricacies of...

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Designer Profile: Jenn Lui

Q: Tell us a bit about your line. A: A company that seeks to combine two elements that fundamentally clash, but when paired together, are a match made in heaven. Intwined proves that opposites attract and can form a beautiful piece that strangely matches. Our bow ties are as unique as the personalities that wear them. They are dressy accessories that can fit into a classy affair or add class to something as simple as a Sunday stroll in the park.Intwined. A Playful Sophistication. Q: Colors, patterns, and pairing them — how do you choose them? A: I’ve always been...

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Artist Profile: Marnix De Nijs

Marnix de Nijs is as one of the leading exponents of interactive sculptures, and recently sat down with Revolver to discuss some of his recent artwork that explores the dynamics between the human body, machines and other technology. Trained as a sculptor, de Nijs is now best known for his interactive machines which play with the perception and control of sounds and images. {RUN MOTHERFUCKER RUN} is an exemplary work of Marnix’s in which art + technology + body are connected. In the piece industrial treadmills are connected to digital display systems; running on the treadmill controls the speed of...

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Designer Profile: Roy Slaper

Here’s one for all you serious denim-heads out there. Introducing Roy Slaper, the man behind every cut & stitch of Roy jeans. He was gracious enough to invite us into his Oakland studio for a tour of vintage machines and a better understanding of his past and process. Q: Tell us about the birth of Roy jeans. I started 3 years ago in my studio apartment. The idea from the beginning was that I was going to make jeans. I bought my first machine from a man named Richard, who is now a friend, and told him that I needed...

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