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Sperry's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Splashes Your Old Boat Shoes With Color

Since they're the simplest answer to finding a casual shoe while avoiding sneakers, chances are you've owned more than one pair of Sperrys in your life. Problem is, sometimes switching from one brown-leather tone to another just isn't enough. But the spring/summer 2012 collection from the storied bran, is all the change you'll need. If the red-green and blue-red mash-ups are a little outlandish for your tastes, Sperry also offers its classic natural shades with only a small color variation on the rubber soles. Now, don't come complaining to us if you can't find a boat shoe that's right see more
Design

From the DETAILS Editors: Upgrade Your Kitchen

Like you, we don't spend as much time in the kitchen as we would want to. But maybe with a few of these high-design items in our drawers and cupboards, we'll be lured in for a couple of more meals a month. Click below to see all our cool kitchen picks."Most funnels won't even fit into my tiny drawers. This one does and looks good doing it too."—Gabriel Bell, Daily Details Editor Collapsible Funnel by Boie Estermann, $25 at www.mossonline.com "Can an orange peeler be beautiful? This one proves the answer is yes."—Jesse Ashlock, Articles Editor Apostrophe Orange Peeler by see more
Fashion

The Craft of Fashion: The Boys from Shipley & Halmos on Their Favorite Pieces from their Fall Collection

We're asking top designers to pick one look from their fall/winter 2011 collections and to explain the inspiration behind the item, how it was fabricated, and—of course—how to wear it. This week, Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos (above, left to right) the designing duo behind the downtown New York favorite Shipley & Halmos (whose e-commerce site launches today, btw) explain why they love, and will wear, the sharp peacoat from their latest collection. What was the thought behind this new collection? Sam Shipley:We never design based on a literal inspiration, like a specific movie or song or piece of see more
Street Style

Guerreisms' Street Style: Behind the Look of the The Vibrant Custom Clothier

Every week, the street-style expert behind the blog Guerreisms brings you another colorful character from the sidewalks.Name Alexander Sumner What are you wearing? Everything is from Alexander Nash except the pocket square, which was a gift. Describe your style. The sophistication of YSL and playfulness of Paul Smith. Does anything you're wearing have particular significance? The flower. I'm a designer but the flower is my way of acknowledging the greatest creator—God. To see all the details of Sumner's look, click on the slideshow below. Also on Details.com: Guerreisms' Street Style: Behind the Look of the Polished Educator Nicolas Lazaro of see more
Music

Album of the Week: Beirut's The Rip Tide (Download a Free Track)

A model to band geeks the world over, multi-instrumentalist Zach Condon, the unabashed lyrical romantic who fronts the Brooklyn gypsy troupe Beirut, continues his ambitious folk voyage on the band's third full-length album The Rip Tide (Pompeii Records.) At only 25, Condon has the world weariness (and knowledge of world music) of a man twice his age and the sophistication to pull of a sound that could easily come across as corny or kitschy in such young hands. On The Rip Tide he follows in the footsteps of Neutral Milk Hotel, adding eclectic instrumentation, Old World arrangements, and lyrical imagery, see more
Health

Shorter, Faster, Harder: The Regimen You Can Do Yourself

Forget about how much weight you're lifting, or how long you're lifting it: With rest-based training, the goal is to repeatedly achieve exhaustion as quickly and as safely as possible throughout your workout. This is accomplished through full-body movements, with or without weights, that combine exercises into compound moves. Here is a sample workout using dumbbells and body weight as resistance. The movements can be performed for a specific amount of time, such as 30 seconds, or for a number of repetitions. Continue through the workout until you need to rest. Resume when ready. Aim for the workout to see more
Fashion

Head Porter Plus' Fall/Winter Collection Has Us Thinking Plaid Again

In the past, Japanese brand Head Porter Plus has taken American staples and turned them on their heads. (T-shirt pockets on sleeves? Done. Transposing the varsity cardigan onto a blazer? Done.) What's new for fall/winter 2011? The most notable redesign has to be the chinos with forked-flannel inseams. The rest of the line features somewhat less radical, though beautifully traditional, designs: a sleek navy tassel coat, washed-out T-shirts, and a thick knit sweater complete with a snowflake pattern. The belts are beauties too—nothing but clean-cut leather with a little "+" mark as the sole detail. Finally, even though the see more
Music

The Global Hit Parade—Sounds from Around the World for Local Listening

These far-flung arrivals have only two things in common: They're addictive, and they should never be dismissed as "world" music. Clockwise from left: Asa, Beautiful Imperfection This Paris-born, Lagos-raised songstress's likable pop reveals the influence of Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, and Erykah Badu. Out September 6 Tinariwen, Tassili Rhythmic, textured guitar music from a nomadic Saharan collective with contributions from members of TV on the Radio. CSS, La Liberación The latest from this São Paulo nu rave outfit is packed with bratty, high-octane hooks and irresistible club beats. Also on Details.com: A Decade at DFA: 10 Years in the see more
Music

The Details Weekly Cultural Agenda: The Electric Zoo, FYF Fest, and The Debt

Monday Get a taste of the Seattle indie pop band Seapony on L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard tonight, where they'll be playing a free concert at Origami Vinyl. Scout out emerging artists for a fraction of the ticket price that they'll be charging in the future. Dustin Wong, Teen Dream, Nelly Kate, Shams, and Nonhorse all take the stage at Death by Audio in Brooklyn. Tuesday Normally when you think of electro and techno music, you think loud, throbbing beats with crazy rhythms. That's the exact opposite of what you'll get from Tycho, the mellowest electro artist in the San Francisco see more
Food + Drinks

Best of the Week: Food Temples, Fall TV, and Shirtless Cuffs

The Best New Food Temples in the World—From small gourmet shops to megamarkets, these destinations offer feasts for the senses. 10 Beautiful Fashion Books for Stylish Inspiration—Here's a list of the best books, some of them quite rare, that you should hunt down to give your coffee table an extra-stylish touch. The Primer: Fall Television Preview—A guide to the new network and cable shows you should be watching this season. Best Sellers: Jordan Silver of Silver Lining Opticians on Beating The Big Guys at the Eyewear Game—The cofounder o the high-end vintage eyewear store vs. theguy selling fake Ray-Bans see more
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