It has been over a year since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown and while many of us are willing to do literally anything that involves leaving our homes, we have also had plenty of time to realize what was missing. about our places and what we value as essential in our lives. For some, it’s the perfect coffee table book to flip through when their eyes can’t spend a second longer in front of the screen. For others, it can be a unique side table that serves two purposes: to look great on Instagram and to keep your cold brew close at hand. We at BOUTIQUE complex, took inspiration from this and partnered with some of our favorite brands and designers for a special homeware program, “Objects,” available exclusively at ComplexLand 2.0 (June 16-18).
“Objects” presents the works of RAM, High camp, The cents, Total luxury spa, and All gone. Each brand has created special, limited edition pieces that interpret what is essential to them as a brand and their respective designers. The furniture collection will make you want to come home for the first time in a long time. We sat down with the brands to find out more about the limited edition items each contributed to the event and why it’s essential.
ALL GONE The Finest of Street Culture Book with Limited Edition Cover by Eric Yahnker – $ 98
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Michel Dupouy has been documenting streetwear culture and its most popular articles in the form of a tabletop book, ALL GONE The Finest of Street Culture, since 2006. So even a pandemic couldn’t stop him from releasing a 2020 hardcover book “It’s easy to say that today, when vaccination is progressing everywhere and the situation has improved, but no, I never considered not producing this edition,” he said. “Despite everything that happened, our world continued to function as well as it could and I remained convinced and confident that we would get through this together, and that as an individual so did I. everything was going to be different and necessarily more complicated. when I wrote the book. It was a unique moment, never seen before to deal with. It was necessary to remain resolutely optimistic, to believe in the capacity of the human being to emerge from all the crisis situations, for the approach of the end of this book. While many predicted there would be fewer products and drops to cover for people like Dupouy, the opposite turned out to be true. when we had just had the saddest and most stressful year since ALL GONE was created.
The 2020 version of the book was originally published with two cover options by Eric Yahnker, limited to 1,000 copies each. One featured Star Wars’ LeBron James and Yoda, two cultural phenomena that served as welcome distractions during the pandemic, while the other featured Michael Jordan hovering above demons just like his ten-part documentary. , The Last Dance, was skyrocketing in ratings last spring. While both versions have long been out of print, Dupouy has created an even more limited edition exclusively for ComplexLand 2.0, limited to just 500 copies. The Special Edition features Yahnker’s cover of the late NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant on a black cover with a single red rose layered over it.
Although he has written 14 other ALL GONE The Finest of Street Culture books, this one holds a special place in Dupouy’s heart. “The 2020 edition is essential because this year will be remembered by humanity for eternity, and not just because of the pandemic,” he said. Pandemic or not, Dupouy considers himself lucky to have succeeded 15 years in the business with this project. “On a personal note, if anyone had told me in 2005, when ALL GONE was first considered, that I was going to write, produce and distribute this book and make it a hit saga for 15 years, I would ‘would probably have laughed and kindly replied that it would have been a miracle to last 5 years. This is why this edition is very important, because it has a very strong symbolic value for me, as an independent author and producer, but also and above all as a human being, who has always believed in his ability to move forward, whatever challenges it faces.
“I consider ALL GONE to be the major project of my career,” adds Dupouy. “This series of books has been designed to last and settle over time like a real encyclopedia, the new volume of which is collected every year.
Camp High Rug by Noreen Seabrook – $ 420
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Founded in Santa Monica, California in 2018, Camp High’s the original goal was to produce high quality, locally sourced soft clothing. “When you’re comfortable, it removes a major barrier to your happiness and success, no matter what it means to you,” says Greg Dacyshyn, the brand’s founder. For the Complex SHOP “Objects” project, Dacyshyn and co. took this ideology and extended it from clothing to housewares with the help of Brooklyn-based carpet company Noreen Seabrook, which Dacyshyn calls “the masters of these new graphic-based rugs.” Together they created a bright green / yellow carpet with the phrase “Camp High Family”. “I think rugs are the key to comfortable living because they really warm a room and can really bring it together. Even more than furniture or art, ”says Dacyshyn.
True to the spirit of Camp High, the inspiration for the rug design comes from an old parking lot bootleg Grateful Dead T-shirt. “It was from Be Good Family, who were kids from the field tour who did what they did to get to the next room. Truly living the life of one show at a time, says Dacyshyn. The color green / yellow, a suggestion by Marko Nichols-Marcy from Noreen Seabrook, which was founded by his father in Red Hook, New York in 1995, is based on the ice dyes Camp High was working on at the time. “I think the green and yellow combo is super happy and healthy. Exactly how we want our life to be, ”adds Dacyshyn. “A rug that makes you smile every time you see it. “
Like everything Noreen Seabrook creations, the Camp High rug is hand-knotted in Nepal using 100 percent pure Tibetan wool. The brand only works with weavers and factories that are eco-friendly and respect workers’ rights and an equal amount of thought and consideration is put into the rugs themselves. The entire carpet manufacturing process, from yarn dyeing to mowing, is carried out with the utmost care. “I am very traditionalist when it comes to technique and constructions,” says Nichols-Marcy. “I don’t use shortcuts or artificial fibers, but at the same time, I try to offer a new approach to real design. “
“They’re not only amazing, but the quality is truly on the next level. Adds Dacyshyn. “The fact that they are completely handcrafted is breathtaking. They are works of art meant to last for many lifetimes.
Modernica® “Adam Bomb” The Hundreds Side Table – $ 375
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Even for those who aren’t completely in the know, some iconography comes to mind when thinking of streetwear, and The Hundreds’ Adam Bomb logo is among the most famous of all time. The Los Angeles brand spent nearly two decades putting the Adam Bomb on every item it could and with the help of Modern, it made its way to a side table, which will be reissued exclusively as part of Complex SHOP’s “Objects” project at ComplexLand 2.0. “We wanted to show off our iconic Adam Bomb logo that showcased it in a different way than clothing,” said David Rivera, head of special projects at The Hundreds. “So we thought this Modernica side table would be perfect. We have never made wood furniture before.
While the prospect of making a wooden table might seem daunting to most streetwear brands, the folks at The Hundreds weren’t worried. “Modernica is a family. We’ve made a few chairs in the past and wanted to do another item that we can use, ”says Rivera. “It was very easy to work with them, showing us every step of the development and process of designing a custom side table. Most people generally opt for rectangular or oval coffee tables, leaving room for the side table to be less traditional. The Modernica “Adam Bomb” Side Table is both a work of art and, of course, a functional table, making it a great deal for those looking to bring a bit of streetwear history into their home. salon.
Total Luxury Spa silkscreen poster – $ 50
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Total luxury spa is a Los Angeles-based zine publisher turned streetwear brand by Daniel Desure and Hassan Rahim. While many brands publicly pontificate on community development ideas, TLS directly serves its South Los Angeles community, sharing the benefits with the community and creating safe spaces for local youth. For “Objects”, the brand created a limited edition poster, titled “The World Within”. “It’s an autonomous element that can create its own context rather than relying on a larger one,” explains Daniel Desure. “Its permanence serves as a mantra rather than a fleeting moment relegated to being worn, as a garment does.” The Inner World poster was designed in-house at the brand’s Los Angeles headquarters and features God-like green hands around the trees and spiraling white text. Whether the text translates into a mantra or a riddle depends on the viewer. “We have a coherent and comprehensive ideology, which comments on the human condition, the society as a whole, and suggests a way to live harmoniously,” Desure says. “The poster is the result of this reflection. Everything from TLS carries our message, and that message is our essential means of communicating with our family, our community and our planet.
Aries Coffee Mugs – $ 35 each
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At first glance, it’s hard to believe these mugs come from a brand whose founders are best known for their work with streetwear brands Palace and Silas. However, this is exactly the kind of confusion that the founders of Aries, Sofia Prantera and Fergus Purcell, want to inspire. Since 2012, Aries has been mixing haute couture, streetwear and unpretentious humor to create an aesthetic unique to the brand. For ComplexLand 2.0, Aries created mugs that showcase this humor. “They work the same as a t-shirt; an easy way to communicate your tastes to your guests, ”explains Prantera of the inspiration behind the pieces. “The mugs are covered with our original graphics, they are symbols of luxury, classicism, magic, decadence. As humans, we are perpetually in love with symbols; brand logos harness the same power. It is the idea of encapsulating a potentially complex thought into a very simple and straightforward image to convey your tendencies, your beliefs, your intentions, the lines by which you conduct your business.
The mugs feature some iconography, including the gold McDonald’s ‘M’ with the brand’s ‘No Problemo’ phrase, a Nintendo Gameboy and a nod to the year 2000 that survived, and a nipple with an A uppercase around, which Aries fans would expect. Of course, the mugs themselves are of high quality. “Only soft porcelain mugs, they are handcrafted in the UK and they are actually quite delicate and precious, very good for drinking tea,” explains Prantera.
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