Happy Friday! This week, in honor of BTR’s surveillance-centered “We’re Watching You” theme, Sew & Tell is watch-ing you! I’m joined by designer Martine Ilana, innovator behind La Mer Collections, one of retail’s only independent watch lines for women. Martine’s time pieces are unique, beautiful accessories, offered in a range of styles, from funky and bold to simple and classic. On today’s show, Martine will talk about how an auto show in Detroit inspired her first design, how her global travels provide limitless inspiration, and how she designed her own clever website.
Plus, a playlist full of wonderfully strange, innovative electronica today – tracks from Austra, Baths, Future Bible Heroes, and more! It all starts now on BTR, so tune in and turn it up! We’re watching…
La Mer Collections, by Martine Ilana
(Photos courtesy of La Mer)
*Be sure to check out the beautiful La Mer website, complete with an online shop and weekly horoscope forecasts! Plus, find La Mer on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the latest designs & sales!
Odds & Ends…
*Harley Davidson is now designing more than just motorcycles & leather accessories: they have a full line of menswear! Yes, really.
*Home Depot is apparently the hippest thing since PBR. (But personally, I’m not convinced that everyone can pull off that Tang shade of orange.)
*For NYC-area nerds, here is more info on the amazing Secret Science Club!
*Steven Alan is having a SERIOUS sample sale, through Sunday. For realz, y’all!
*This beautiful re-interpretation of a United States map shows what the states’ names mean. I come from Land of the Cloudy Water! : ) Where are you from?
*You’ve probably heard by now that Dolce & Gabbana were convicted for tax evasion – read the skinny on their upcoming jail time from Slate.
*It’s Make Music New York today! That means the whole city will be full of impromptu live performances from musicians of all kinds. Come by the BTR headquarters this afternoon & catch sets from Bird Courage, Genghis Hans, Cultfever, and Dead Stars! It all starts at 2 pm outside 116 W 23rd @ 6th Ave – hope to see you there!
(Photo by Norman Wong)
June 23 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
June 26 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
July 18 – 21 – Latitude Festival – Beccles, United Kingdom
July 25 – Nasti – Madrid, Spain
Aug 1 – 3 – OFF Festival – Katowice, Poland
Aug 8 – Parkteatret – Oslo, Norway
Aug 9 & 10 – Way Out West Festival – Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 30 – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Aug 31 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Sept 1 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 3 – MusicFestNW – Portland, OR
Sept 4 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
Sept 10 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Sept 12 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Sept 13 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
Sept 14 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Sept 15 – One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA
Sept 17 – The Earl – East Atlanta, GA
Sept 18 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Sept 19 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
Sept 20 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 22 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Sept 24 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Sept 27 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, Ontario
Oct 5 – Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Oct 9 – SAIT’s the Gateway – Calgary, Alberta
Oct 11 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 12 – Sugar Nightclub Vancouver – Victoria, British Columbia
(Photo by Young Replicant)
June 21 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
June 22 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
June 25 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
June 26 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
June 27 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
June 28 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
June 29 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
July 13 – The Great Saltair – Magna, UT
July 21 – SDSU Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
Sept 22 – Gabe’s Oasis – Iowa City, IA
(Photo by Michelle Furbacher)
June 21 – Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club – Calgary, Alberta
July 16 – The Railway Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
July 17 – District Public House – Chilliwack, British Columbia
Aug 1 – Khyber Centre for the Arts – Halifax, Nova Scotia
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