Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Can you trust a big butt and a smile?


In 1990, "Poison," the hit single by Bell Biv DeVoe had the prophetic lyrics "Never trust a big butt and a smile." These words were etched in the minds of hip-hop heads across the globe, and for many they became the catalyst for "tail watching."

The good folks at Taschen have provided the definitive guide for butt connoisseurs with the forthcoming (The) Big Butt Book. This book is sure to make even the most discriminating gentleman ask, can you trust a big butt and a smile? More pics after the jump.

The Big Butt Book explores this perennial fascination with female booty—from small and taut to large and sumptuous—in the fourth installment of Dian Hanson's critically acclaimed body parts series. Over 400 photos from 1900 to the present day, including works by Elmer Batters, Ellen von Unwerth, Jean-Paul Goude, Ralph Gibson, Richard Kern, Jan Saudek, Ed Fox, Terry Richardsonand Sante D'Orazio, of butts ranging from petite Pam Anderson's to sumptuousSerena Williams', are contextualized by interviews with porn icon John (Buttman) Stagliano, filmmaker Tinto Brass, artist Robert Crumb, bootylicious butt queens Buffie The Body, Coco and Brazil's Watermelon Woman, plus Eve Howard and her life-long spanking obsession.

Click here to pre-order

Friday, April 16, 2010

Nicholas K Spring/Summer 2010


Nicholas K is the line from brother and sister team of Nicole and Christopher Kunz. The line features menswear and womenswear, but we're especially thrilled about the fit and styling of the menswear. The brand has found a formula that feels just right. The fit is trim and sheds excess without "cracking nuts." We also like the modern twist on classics like the shawl-neck sweaters, and anorak jackets. See more looks from Nicholas K after the jump.

This collection personifies the notion of First Street Style that "life is good, but living is better!"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Allure of Naked Ladies...


After God created man and gave him work in the Garden of Eden He said, "It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a suitable help for him;" and so it was... Man has been a big ball of mush ever since. The good folks at Allure Magazine remind us why with their annual Naked Truth issue. The issue features actress Regina Hall, Entourage star Emmanuelle Chriqui, Grey's Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw, singer Cobbie Caillat, American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, and gracing the cover is the lovely Catherine Zeta Jones who takes it all off on the inside as well. She more photos after the jump.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pharrell pulls up a chair...


Pharrell Williams - Art D'assaut from BLAST on Vimeo.

Pharrell talks about the Tank Chair he designed, and where the inspiration came from.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hermés window installation


Luxury brand Hemsés is one of the best in the business when it comes to fines luxury items for men and women. Maison Hermés Japan recently featured the work Japanese designer, Tokujin Yoshioka, in their window display. Passersby were treated to a visual exhibition of Hermés scarves suspended in the store window. The scarves billowed gently in response to Japanese actress projected onto a video monitor as she softly blows.

I've purchased a few of these in my time, and for all you ladies who haven't had the privilege, tie one around your neck. If you need inspiration, let me know... I have a few other suggestions for usage.

Below is a sequence showcasing the ethereal quality of the video installation.

Trainer Preservation


Every now and then a product comes along that becomes a staple in the gentleman's style arsenal, and so it is for the sneaker heads. Style connoisseurs the world over are constantly striving to preserve their "sexy," and part of this is keeping your trainers box fresh. Jason Markk's Premium Sneaker Solution Set is just what the style doctor ordered.

The LA based designer has worked the last four years to create his brew that keeps trainers so fresh and so clean. The solution is sold at select retailers, or via the web at