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Mike D’s house, featuring toile wallpaper designed by Mike D, and a familiar looking clothing rack.

breathnaigh:

Mike D’s house, featuring toile wallpaper designed by Mike D, and a familiar looking clothing rack.

(via thebengalstripe)

Toby’s Expresso Julep 
2 shots of Toby’s Estate Bedford Espresso blend1.5 oz basil and mint infused simple syrup4 oz lightly textured whole milk (or the milk of your choosing)fresh mint for garnish
Pour two shots of espresso over ice. Add basil and mint-infused syrup, stir. Lightly texture milk by frothing enough to alter its viscosity. Try your hand at pouring latte art, but don’t worry if you’re no barista-Basquiat, the flavor will make up for any shortcomings. Garnish with mint and start sipping.
Served at Toby’s Estate in BK, NYC. 

Toby’s Expresso Julep 

2 shots of Toby’s Estate Bedford Espresso blend
1.5 oz basil and mint infused simple syrup
4 oz lightly textured whole milk (or the milk of your choosing)
fresh mint for garnish

Pour two shots of espresso over ice. Add basil and mint-infused syrup, stir. Lightly texture milk by frothing enough to alter its viscosity. Try your hand at pouring latte art, but don’t worry if you’re no barista-Basquiat, the flavor will make up for any shortcomings. Garnish with mint and start sipping.

Served at Toby’s Estate in BK, NYC. 

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JOHN FORTE GOT HIS BK CARD REVOKED

On the eve of the first ever Knicks/BK Nets game, the homie Pchen romances on the glory days of “Go NY Go” and throws some haterade on the Nets and their John Forte assisted anthem "Brooklyn (Something to Lean On)." 

- Pchen (edited by AB)

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After reasonable doubt, comes acceptance
Hip-hop has always been about self-determination. It’s about genre blending, racial divisions falling, the celebration of success while keeping the needs of the poor at the forefront.
Foremost though it’s about being able to rock a black hoodie and be left alone.
To have that vibe be present in a bajillion dollar arena brought to us by a major real estate developer, and sponsored by a British bank known for economic wrongs, might be as good as its gets.
It may commodify a type of “cool,” but rather than fearing, ridiculing or diminishing them like most institutions do, it at least embraces the complexities of our time.
- Reggie V
(photo: The view from the stash spot,560 State Street)

After reasonable doubt, comes acceptance

Hip-hop has always been about self-determination. It’s about genre blending, racial divisions falling, the celebration of success while keeping the needs of the poor at the forefront.

Foremost though it’s about being able to rock a black hoodie and be left alone.

To have that vibe be present in a bajillion dollar arena brought to us by a major real estate developer, and sponsored by a British bank known for economic wrongs, might be as good as its gets.

It may commodify a type of “cool,” but rather than fearing, ridiculing or diminishing them like most institutions do, it at least embraces the complexities of our time.

- Reggie V

(photo: The view from the stash spot,560 State Street)

A team grows in Brooklyn. 

(Source: The New York Times)

Brooklyn in the House

Originally intended as a personal piece for his Brooklyn brownstone, Mike D of the Beastie Boys in collaboration with Flavor Paper, Brooklyn Toile, and Revolver BK’s Vincent J. Ficarra and Adela Qersa, have put together an illustrated ode to the most famous borough in the world.

From Coney Island to Biggie, to the bridge itself, the details and cultural tributes in this piece are perfect for any collector looking to have “Brooklyn in the house.”

Prints and wallpaper versions of the drawing are now available for purchase at Revolver

AB

Bernard King by Pat Walsh

Bernard King by Pat Walsh

Homework assignment fo the weekend. 

Brooklyn Gin Punch

1 bottle of Brooklyn Gin infused with earl grey tea
12 oz agave syrup
12 oz pear purée
20 oz water
10 oz lemon juice
Nutmeg

Pour the gin into another container (e.g. a pitcher) and add 3 tea bags of earl grey tea. Stir/shake occasionally for 20 mins and take the tea bags out. Taste along the way. If you feel it’s getting too bitter for you, take the tea bags out. Pour the infused BG into a punch bowl. Add all other ingredients (except the nutmeg) and stir. Add some ice to the bowl. To serve, add some ice to a glass, pour punch in glass, and sprinkle some ground nutmeg on the top.

You can find agave syrup in most supermarkets. I would call a couple places first and make sure they have it.

Pear purée is a little harder to find, but you can also make it. Buy 6 pears. Peel and core. Toss in a cusineart (sp?). Add some water and purée.

Lemon juice. Don’t use lemon juice concentrate. Buy a dozen lemons and squeeze them.

Cheers!

via Brooklyngin.com

(Source: The Dieline)

Yearbookin’ the NBA Draft

      

Everyone loves to make predictions on winners and losers on draft day, but here at SXS, we set out to judge demeanor and aesthetic over basketball acumen. Without further adieu here are our Yearbook Awards for the newly minted class of 2012.

                               

Best Dressed

Damian Lillard (6th overall pick) Portland

In a class filled with draftees that understand the importance of a good tailor, Lillard impressed us the most. Plus you have to admire a guy who sports a Portland ready red pocket square and matching socks before he even knows he’s going to be taken by them. 

       

      

Class Clown

Tyler Zeller (17th overall pick) Dallas (traded to Cleveland)

Resembling more Jim Carrey in Lemony Snicket’s than your heart throb Adonis, Zeller more than likely won’t have any female fans clamoring for his jersey in Cleveland unless its his mother. A productive player while at UNC, his goofiness and awkwardness right now far outweigh any optimism he may bring to the hardwood. 

      

Most likely to become a pilot

Royce White (16th overall) by Houston

White has a well-documented fear of flying, so its a wonder how he’ll make it through this season nor a road trip. 

White on his flying condition via SI: 

“If the plane goes down, I’m ready to open the door, cartwheel out, and try to hit a tuck-and-roll on the ground.”

Safe to say that’s not happening. 

        

Most likely to succeed 

Andrew Nicholson (19th overall pick) Orlando

Nicholson was a physics major at St. Bonaventure and actually didn’t start playing basketball until his junior year in high school. It’s good that he stayed so studious because after watching his reel he’ll more likely need that engineering degree when he’s out of the league and picking up games at the MIT summer camp. 

       

Most likely to be thuggin in Turkey

Ilkan Karaman (57th overall pick) Brooklyn

Looking at Karaman’s draft profile mugshot, its only right that he’d be the inaugural draft pick in the BK Nets era. Besides leading the Euro league in tattoos (confirmed by Fran Fraschilla), how much can he really offer an NBA club given the fact that ESPN couldn’t even find footage of him. 

Nevertheless, his demenor and rugged roots do show promise.

Like Biggie said: “aint no shook hands in Brook-land” 

by MR and AB

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