music: Chassol – Big Sun

 

French composer, Chassol, has recently been featured at the Red Bull Music Studio for his full length released album Big Sun. By utilizing natural rhythms and melodies from nature, speech, and ambient sounds through looped visuals, Chassol’s melodic harmonies create a vivid display of different cultures and people through his sense of musicality in a unique way. It is truly amazing how he uses music to break down barriers of languages and connect his audience with his travelling experiences through a new form of improvised music. On top of that, it is officially announced in an interview with Gilles Peterson that he will be on the new Frank Ocean album, stay tuned.

Christophe Chassol

Red Bull Studios Paris

HAKUSAN MEGANE Opticals (白山眼鏡店)

rsz_ab0302-700x466 rsz_1245Founded in 1883, Hakusan Megane Opticals is one of the pioneering Japanese eyewear company that remained true to their high quality standards and simple designs. With a rich history behind the family-operated business, their classic acetate frames remain relevant and are still highly sought after to this day. The company began to gain exposure in western countries after the iconic songwriter John Lennon started wearing their “Mayfair” model, and eventually they became Lennon’s personal eyewear supplier. Due to their limited production, I have learned my lesson to never again walk away from a pair of Hakusans I have my eyes on and regretfully return the next time to find out they are already sold out.

 

HAKUSAN MEGANE

photographer: Salva López

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Barcelona-based photographer Salva López has recently launched his new blog interiors from Barcelona. Known for his editorial work for magazines such as Monocle and Freunde-von-Freunden, the 31-year old photographer has a tasteful sense of symmetry and colour, as well as his unique compositions on modern Spanish architecture. While I am in the process of moving into a new place, this blog has been a great resource for renovation and furniture ideas.

Salva López

interiors from Barcelona