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Milk for Sale

New York’s Milk Studios is mostly known for hosting Fashion Week shows and high-profile photo shoots, but they just jumped into the e-commerce game, offering prints, books and collectibles from their deep roster of photographers. It’s great news for anyone looking to snag some reflected glory—or interested in picking up a bigger version of this infamous naked snowboarding shot.

Also, if you wanted to see a picture of Jack White and Spike Jonze hanging out with the Beastie Boys, it could be arranged.

Brigitte Bardot is Auctioning Her Towel

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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Johnny Depp on Hunter S. Thompson, who apparently was pretty quick with a cattle prod. [The Daily Beast]

A Man with a Movie Camera: Tommy Ton gets his close-up in this video, which follows the man through the fashion week hustle. [Life + Times]

The Man Behind Beavis: Vice sits down with Mike Judge on the eve of the revived Beavis and Butt-Head. [Vice]

Stop, Motion: Check out Spike Jonze’s latest project, a hallucinatory, mildly NSFW stop-motion short. [The Atlantic Wire]

Jessica Gomes is Multimedia

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We’ve Seen the Future: Esquire puts its video budget to the best use possible. [Esquire]

Unshore: Baskin Robbins ventures into the exciting new territory of ironic celebrity spokesmen. In the biz, it’s called “pulling a Priceline.” [Paul Scheer]

It’s Garry Shandling’s Interview: Garry Shandling is cooler than any of you. Real talk. Deal with it. [Vulture]

Smile and Wave: Spike Jonze ventures into inflatable media. [PSFK]

You’re Finished in This Town

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In a business that judges impoliteness pretty harshly, we’re kind of amazed Vincent Gallo hasn’t been run out of town yet. But we’re glad because it means that from time to time, we get to hear batshit rants like this.

Over the course of 39 minutes, Mr. Gallo manages to mortally insult Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorcese, Wes Anderson, Abel Ferrera, Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola, Eric Roberts, Dennis Hopper, Honda, and the Directors Guild of America. To be honest, it’s pretty rough going—and decidedly ungentlemanly throughout—but it should be a cautionary tale of what an out-of-control ego can make you sound like.

A word to the wise: If you find yourself trash-talking the director of The Godfather—who, coincidentally, gave you your most recent starring role—you may want to reconsider yourself as a human being.

On the plus side, he has nothing but nice things to say about Mickey Rourke.

Amanda Norgaard Counts as an Earthly Delight

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Back to Nature: Dazed and Confused lets loose an editorial dubbed “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” which might be our favorite title for a magazine editorial ever. [Fashion Copious]

Children, Wake Up: Spike Jonze may be making a movie with the Arcade Fire—if he doesn’t overdose on twee before he can finish it. [/Film]

Blowing Minds, Changing Lives: The iPad scoffs at your silly paper book. Get ready for the future, people. [TechCrunch]

All the Way to the Banksy: Banksy pops up in Los Angeles, where he is needed most. [Hypebeast]

Rebecca May or May Not Be Art

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The Hipster Museum: Ryan McGinley (who you might remember) gets upscale with a black & white portrait series. [The Moment]

Robot Love: Spike Jonze new short lands online. Good stuff, if you’ve got some time. [/Film]

Surprisingly, Not Thirteen Years Old: Sitting down with Moot, the head of 4chan and one of the rulers of the net’s seedy lizard brain. [Bits]

It’s a Frame-Up: Moscot’s latest offering lands somewhere between Fidel Castro and Marcello Mastroanni. [Cool Hunting]

Mr. Jonze

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The latest GQ found room in its countdown of the 25 most stylish men in the world for one of our favorite polymath directors, Mr. Spike Jonze. They single out his love of the tie, but we’d add a particular bit of rule breaking to that equation: he’s not squeamish about wearing ties without a jacket, a combination that, in the wrong hands, can suggest a career in accounting. He’ll even try it with an untucked shirt from time to time, although we’re not quite ready to endorse that one.

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Gotta Serve Somebody

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Mind-boggling surrealism is nothing new in Japanese ads, but it usually tends to the hyperactive, instead of the meditatively crazy.

This Softbank spot comes from Spike Jonze and it seems to have caught him in the middle of a domestic streak. It focuses on the strangely tender relationship between the paternal Brad Pitt and his charge, an infantile Sumo wrestler. We’ve watched it five times now, and for some reason we can’t look away. We’re not sure if it’s the relationship we want with our bank, but it’s nice to see Mr. Jolie show his non-bloodthirsty side.

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