Keap + Object_ify 139 Matchbox Set

Inspired by early 20th century Japanese labels, it's small-scale functional art

Brooklyn-based studio Keap, the B Corp making affordable scented candles, is dabbling in a new candle-related side project: handmade matchboxes inspired by vintage Japanese labels from the 1920s to 1940s. Made in collaboration with Lower East Side art store Object_ify 139, each box is silk-screened with Keap art director’s Dan Abary drawings then hand-assembled. As a set, the five different matchboxes read out the very …

Collage Culture

Our century's creative identity crisis explored in a book and accompanying LP


 The collaborative brainchild of three individuals, “Collage Culture” is a multi-faceted appraisal of the 21st century as an artistic era built on references to the past. In accordance with its composite-driven theme, the project is available both as a nonfiction book—featuring two essays and unique artwork—as well as an LP that pairs the book’s texts with an original score. Rather than praising the millennium …

Pelicans & Parrots

Antiques and fashion take flight in two Dalston boutiques

London’s East End is globally renowned for playing host to some of the world’s most stylishly eclectic fashion houses, art galleries and bars. But it’s the small gems you won’t necessarily hear about—unless you’re a local—that continue to fuel this reputation. Launched in 2010, Pelicans & Parrots is one such treasure. Nestled on Stoke Newington Road, just a short way from the beautiful chaos of …