it’s electric: exploring m50 Shanghai

Shanghai is an electric city, both in energy and in aesthetic. I remember my first glimpse of the megalopolis,  spurring through its vast network of neon covered freeways in a cab on the way from the airport to the hotel. The medians are lined by red neon strips and the undersides of the highways are … Continue reading

That’s right I’m in it: moodboard

Currently inspiring Cannedyouth (clockwise from top left): -this Contributing Editor Ben Watts’ shoot has CY stoked on summer and East Coast surf – that look – Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers still continues to rock my brain. Dark, yet pop and beautifully shot. Spring break forever, bitches. – We’ve been listening to a lot of Black Flag. “I … Continue reading

you think you’re evil, but you’re not: we endorse Ex-cult

The ex-cults played NYC this past week. We caught a killer show by the Bay-area influenced garage punk band at Death by Audio in Williamsburg.  We moshed a bit. We had a rad time. We’re now fans. The Ty Segall-produced band, formerly known as the Sexcults, just released their self-titled debut on Memphis label Goner … Continue reading

quality control: inside knickerbocker mfg.

It’s no secret that most of today’s designers send their designs overseas to be manufactured. While keeping costs low and prices competitive, it also means that the designer has little quality control and thus poor quality proliferates the market. A young group of entrepreneurs in Brooklyn have set out to change that. These courageous champions … Continue reading

there’s something about us: BRAND US. studio visit

If you don’t already know artists Theresa O’Neill and Phillip Martin, together known as Brand US, you should get familiar. Cannedyouth sat down with the artists in their Clinton Hill studio to talk about what inspires them to make great work. “In terms of work, the dynamics of our work changed when we moved to … Continue reading

i’ve been into the plants and simple treasures: artist Q&A with Shira Toren

Cannedyouth recommends Shira Toren‘s show GRAPHITE REFLECTION at the Grace Institute until February 15th. I sat down with the artist to talk about her inspirations and the process behind her paintings and drawings: Cannedyouth: What inspires you to make art? Shira Toren: Inspiration is everywhere; images enter your subconscious at all times. Some get lost but reappear when I work. … Continue reading

you can’t stop us it’s no use: Ferris keeps the dream alive

In a weird way, meeting AJ Livingston and Taylor Conklin from Ferris restored my faith in Williamsburg and Brooklyn, as a whole. Sometimes I feel like the luxe high-rises that have been built here have choked the life out of the neighborhood. But, these guys  have the makings of a really great brand on their … Continue reading