October 28, 2014

it’s coat season!

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one. mustafa merino beanie from A kind of Guise , two. pied de poule from Minimall , three. a polis koreatown market bag from Poketo , four. wool-blend coat from Mango five. leather new kid ankle boots from Need Supply ,  six. pendlenton blanket from Poketo 

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one. tits eyes from La Graphiquerie , two. pink last vase from Babasouk , three. twist scarf from ban.do , four. metallic finish blucher from Zara , five. worsted women’s coat from DressLily , six. enjoy imprimé from charlie’s dreams

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October 20, 2014

a day with my drunken haze

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At a time when Athens was living her 2010 springtime, guitarist, songwriter and composer Spir Frelini, gave it a whirl and formed “My Drunken Haze” , having in mind a music blend consisting of neo-psychedelic, garage guitar sounds and ethereal dream pop vocals. A year later, guitarist Harry Kane joins the band and in 2012 Matina Sous Peau becomes their singer and the third member until the appearance of the other two, drummer Nick Zoura and Costa Gunn on bass.

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what comes first for you,music or lyrics?
Nick: It depends on the occasion. For me it’s music, although most of the times Spir has already some lyrics written beforehand.

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if you could learn one more instrument,magically what would it be?
Matina: The drums. / Harry: After listening to Brian Eno’s “Another Green World”, it’s definitely the piano.

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do you have any hidden talents you could have built a career with?
Harry: Nick plays excellent football and is a great fullback. He is currently training a junior team as well. / Spir: I have a hunch for discovering new bands and somewhat predicting their future in the field. I’m also pretty good at managing bands!

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what do you argue about the most?
Harry: The length of Matina’s hair.

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what’s the one song you wish you wrote?
Spir: The Byrds – Going Back / Harry: Pink Floyd-Interstellar Overdrive

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do you think that being in a different time, or a different country would change your sound?
Nick: If we lived in Los Angeles around the 60′s, then the sun, the sandy shores and the laid back attitude of the people would have a great impact on our sound. Our songs would probably be more uptempo, characterized by the groove of that era.

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which are your earlier music memories?
Costas: The magical sound of clarinet under an enormous plane tree. / Spir: My parents throwing parties, going wild with their friends while listening to italian and greek records.

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how was your music affected after recording your first album?
Spir: Our music wasn’t affected so much and our songwriting stayed mostly the same, but the way we build songs has changed. We learned how to create hooks in our melodies by putting more work on the orchestration and by adding elements that create a wall of sound around a simple melody.

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matina, how do you handle with all this testosterone around you?
Matina: It reminds me of the movie “Sleepers”, though it’s more of a parody than a drama.

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what if a girl looks like a boy? why write a song about it?
Harry: Songwriting gives you the oportunity to get into someone else’s shoes and tell a story from a different perspective. You may be confident with your sexual identity and orientation, but what if you weren’t? In the end, the point is that a love story, no matter the people behind it, will always be a love story.

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what does “my drunken haze” literally means?
Spir: It’s an altered state of mind. When people are drunk or stoned you hear them say that in their drunken haze they did something silly or something serious, they hugged a stranger, they broke their foot or made a decision they regreted the morning after.

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a question you always wanted to answer :
Costas: A rhetorical one.

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Τheir debut album “MY DRUNKEN HAZE ” comes out November 3rd and is currently available to pre-order. The band will open for Allah Las on November 1st at Fuzz Music Club .

For more on My Drunken Haze visit their Facebook page , Tumblr and Instagram account

photography: Gertrude Gary MIlk, special thanks to Gelly K. Rais 

(post created especially for teapot.gr)

October 15, 2014

just hats, nothing else please !

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oh I’m in love! and i bet you’ll fall for them too, because Lynn & Lawrence are the most plummy handmade wooly hats! Browsing through their website i could feel the story behind a brand that pays attention to the detail, has a striking aesthetic, is environmental conscious, loves to travel around, surfs the winter waves and warms up with hand knit friends !

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Jessica Lynn Barensfeld and Simon Lawrence Howell is the duo behind Lynn & Lawrence. Brooklyn, New York is where they call home, they love woolly hats, colors, the sea, surfing, road trips, friends and their two cats!

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“Each of our hats are lovingly hand knit in either Alpaca or Wool by Jessie and Mama Simon – back in Yorkshire. We model our styles from the traditional hand knit fisherman’s woolly – a look from when times were a little more simple. ”
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“Our signature colors are Ruby (Cousteau), Navy (The Sailor) and Orange (The Pumpkin Dipper). These colors will always remain available while all our other colors will change seasonally. ”
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” Each hat is delicately tagged and numbered on the inside and comes with a nice little handmade, limited addition, color book-zine. We decided to keep our logos on the inside of our hats, our feeling is you’ll know when its a Lynn and Lawrence. “lunn&lawrence6

Shop Lynn & Lawrence Wooly Hats: Dirk Brown / Frosty Wax / The Blue Peter / Sandy Thighs / The Hunter S.T. / Cousteau

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