Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that made my day this week.

I am currently working my way through a few different books, including Steve Coll’s forthcoming book Directorate S. Coll is a former journalist and academic. He is has written a number of non-fiction books on central Asia and companies such as Exxon. His research is exhaustive which is why my galley copy is a bit of a door stop. More later on my thoughts.

Directorate S Human by Nature are a relatively new streetwear brand. This football shirt caught my eye; a logo that skirts perilously close to the wrath of New Balance. And the geometric pattern looks like a blown up version of the ‘leaf design’ 1990-92 Manchester United away shirt, but at the same scale as the ‘vee’ motif on the 1991-1993 Arsenal away shirt.

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In order to get into the Christmas season I have been listening to this Amerigo Gazaway seasonal mixtape

I also love listening to this seasonal mix that used to be played in the much missed Hideout boutique throughout the holiday season

I can recommend Lo and Behold: Reveries Of A Connected World by Werner Herzog who gives an iconoclastic history of the internet and where it is taking us. It is currently available on Netflix.

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