While the weekend is definitely a time to decompress, we think you should do so while enjoying what your city has to offer. From transcontinental races across Belgieum to sushi in Vancouver and shopping in Osaka, we put together the ultimate weekend guide for your enjoyment. See our picks below and happy weekending.
See our past weekend guides here.
HOUSTON: Reserve Supply Co.
If you’re in the great state of Texas, you may find a lack of solid clothiers for men. Houston’s Reserve Supply Co., approved by “Men’s File” magazine, is here to help. Besides stocking brands like Carhartt WIP, Filson and Shinola, the boutique surprisingly also offers vintage-inspired motorcycle helmets and skate decks. Stop in for a browse.
2205 Washington Avenue
NEW YORK: New Feldspar Brook Store
Feldspar Brook is a brand new label that just launched this month with a store in SoHo. With a focus on cut-and-sew knitwear, Feldspar Brook is built around the classic American polo and claims to offer #ThePerfectPolo with a true fit that never shrinks. Its debut collection is 100% Egyptian Pima cotton polo shirts in 27 bright colors.
80 Thompson Street
PORTLAND: Joey Roth’s First Boutique
We’ve been a big fan of Joey Roth‘s work for a while now, so we’re excited to see the industrial designer open up shop in Portland. The neatly merchandised space is home to everything from ceramic speakers to self-watering planters. These are home goods at their finest.
3808 N Williams Avenue
CHICAGO: Cherry Circle Room Restaurant
The Chicago Athletic Association recently opened its hotel, and with it came an intimate restaurant. Conceptualized by creative studio Land and Sea Dept., the eatery is a reimagining of an epyonomous establishment that became something of a local legend. The menu is described as “rustic yet refined with creative takes on fresh regional classics.” Sounds like a winner to us.
12 S Michigan Avenue
OSAKA: “The Newly” Gallery by N. Hoolywood
We recently sat down with N. Hoolywood’s Daisuke Obana to discover that the label had just opened a new retail venture. Spread across four stories, you can find the label’s full collection including “The Newly” gallery on the third floor and rooftop. This is definitely a spot to hit on your Tokyo excursion.
SEOUL: Sokuri Summer Market
Sokuri, a “small and slow store” for eclectic trinkets like illustrated stationery, handmade soap dishes, knitted flowerpot covers and scented candles, is holding a one-day event tomorrow to celebrate summer. Sokuri will sell used items from friends and family alongside the store’s usual offering, also giving out Thai milk tea. Why not?
TAIPEI: Lexus x GQ x Beams “Great Male” Flash Shop
GQ Taiwan, Beams and Lexus come together for a pop-up offering some exclusive beach-themed items and special soft serve ice cream. Editors at GQ and Beams selected the items together, going for surf-inspired Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops, totes and more. See them here and find more info on the pop-up here. Open through August 10.
Xinyi District Matsuhisa Road 22 (NEO19 door)
LONDON: Tate Modern “Turbine Festival”
Tate is hosting an all-ages free festival that promises to be chock-full of adventure and learning. Enjoy audio-visual experiences including live music, performance films, art installations and more. There will also be plenty of food and drink and space for children to let loose. Don’t forget to use #TurbineFestival if you’re Instagramming on location.
Bankside, SE1 9TG
VANCOUVER: Torafuku Modern Asian Eatery
Chefs Clement Chan and Steven Kuan wanted to reinvent ideas of Asian cuisine, so they started Le Tigre food truck. Now they’re taking it a step further with the opening of Torafuku restaurant, which expands on Le Tigre’s unique New Asian menu. The space was designed by Scott & Scott Architects and features plenty of raw materials and modern design details.
958 Main Street
Last year, while she was moving studios, Artist Nan Goldin found a series of photographs she’d taken in Boston in the early ‘70s. Now the small-format photos will be on display in Turin, Italy as part of a striking new exhibition at Guido Costa Projects. Goldin is known for her unflinching looks at disenfranchised subjects and the subcultures to which they assign. The exhibition will run through September 12.
Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 24
MUNICH: Sprout / studio by HOUSEOFHRVST
Munich’s Harvest Store just opened up “Sprout,” a women’s boutique right across the street from its existing men’s shop. Look for labels like A Kind of Guise, Comme des Garcons, Nike and A.P.C. all displayed on beautiful Vitsoe furniture by Dieter Rams. More women need to dress like this. Learn more and see inside the full space here.
BELGIUM to ISTANBUL: Brooks England Transcontinental Race
On Saturday, over 200 keen cyclists will converge in Flander, Belgium to embark on a “transcontinental” journey that, with luck, should end in Istanbul, Turkey within 15 days of their departure. But first, they’ll have to cycle through National Parks, take on 40,000-meter vertical ascents and more. You don’t want to miss this kick-off.