John Berger, 1972.

Ways Of Seeing

“Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created by writer John Berger (1926-2017). It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name.

The series was intended as a response to Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation series, which represents a more traditionalist view of the Western artistic and cultural canon, and the series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images.”

I’d pinned this video in my mind some years ago as something I wanted to post on the site. Finally I did, and learned just after that he passed away recently.

There’s a nice write up about him and his work in the latest Printed Pages which we have (the fuscia cover with a pseudo-happy face on it).

05-2017.

Slow Editions

New tshirts from Slow Editions with one print (the UFO graphic named 5904) by Masanao Hirayama -from whom we have a few other items floating around the shop.

Stock is very limited as we got the last ones!

Photos by Alex Blouin & Jonah Leslie, assisting by SD Fortin.

Kitchen

This deadstock traditional Korean dishware made of stainless steel and melamine was sourced during my last buying trip to Seoul this April.

With no particular agenda other than enjoying the first warm day since my arrival I found myself on a stroll down backstreets in a second hand kitchenware, and furniture area.

Feeling like an elephant in a porcelain shop while perusing these cramped little locales adorning haphazardly stacked shelves of cups, bowls, plates, mixers, pots, pans, cooking measuring tools, tupperware, utensils, ashtrays, kettles and other receptacles of varying shapes and sizes. Disrupting poker games, afternoon drinking and generally just looking lost, I rummaged around and asked for prices (to the annoyance of these older aged shop owners) and came out of it with a fine little array of dishware for the shop.

The assembly is currently available in store until stock lasts.

 

BaseRange 2017

A collage of our seasonal choices from BaseRange; intimates made with eco-fabrics and natural dyes.

04, 2017.

Raquel & Jodi

Photography & Styling: Jodi Heartz
Model: Raquel with Dulcedo
Location: White Wall Studio
Wardrobe: BaseRange Bra, Pilar Agueci Necklace, Henrik Viskov coat, Gazelle Shoes, Play bComme Des Garcons Long Sleeve, Saturdays button down, Versions Totebag.
All currently available at ibiki.

Hypernormalization

I brought Berlin Quarterly‘s issue number 4 (we also have the latest number 5) with me on trips recently. Articles on algorithm programs used in predicting viral epidemics, super telescopes, behind the scene photos of the European Space Agency and an interview with Adam Curtis – creator of socio-political and socio-historical documentary films (edited with stock footage from the BBC)… amongst other current subject matter.

Curtis’s latest one “HyperNormalisation” is a brilliant wrap-up of the last 30 years in western politics and current social tendencies which touches on many key issues and offers them with original footage. Starts out a little bumpy but finds its rhythm soon after. I highly recommend watching this and other films of his…

Versions One. 12-2016.

VERSIONS capsule collection

These are photos of an introductory collection to Versions, our in-house line.

This first splash focuses on prints but we’ve already begun working on cut-and-sew items for SS17.

Production can get real tricky and take time to set-up properly so I decided to start somewhere manageable, and grow it from there.

Alexis Coutu-Marion and I designed a sun, a moon, a scatter of the ibiki logo as a salute to the shop, and a space gazer (which is a graphic made with a photograph of a sculpture by Luc Paradis).

These photos were taken with some friends in my studio (whitewallstudio.co)… and we’ll be releasing more on our instagram page (@versionsversionsversions) in the coming weeks so do add us if you’d like to stay connected to this project!