Showing posts from July, 2011

Getting Shirty

Okay, the last week or so's weather has been really beautiful and we're all so grateful! However, it's still not really hot (or reliable) enough to abandon our layers completely - so check out some of these great new shirts we've just received in from Carhartt.Whether you're looking for a smart light-weight summer shirt, or something a bit more substantial to take you into Autumn and winter, we've got it! Check out our new selection - Hazen Shirt - Cranberry Check Hazen Shirt - Sub Blue Check   This lovely light-weight check shirt, part of Carhartts S/S 2011 drop, is 100% cotton, features a button down collar and single pocket on left hand side of chest. Available in these two colours, this is a great piece for dressing up and dressing down! Wing Shirt - Blue Rinsed Carhartt do a great selection of denim shirts, and we're loving this brand new one that's just in! It's an 100% cotton dark rinsed denim and features twin chest pockets with stan

Inside The Gadget Planet of Mr P!

Mr P The Mischief Man! Mr P he's.... naughty but nice But certainly not sugar and spice!! You will find these quirky little Mr P characters lurking about our Buddha Gift shop , peeking at you from behind the shelves with his mischievious little grin and his added extra fun bit he's sure to bring a wide grin to all! I'm sure he even winks and has a sneaky wee chuckle to himself sometimes! We stock a range of  these products in Buddha Gifts and on-line for you to peruse at your leisure, enjoy and have fun with him and the gadget planet he inhabits. Propagandist Company Limited (Propagandist) is a design company in Thailand established in 1994 by four advertising experts. The company creates everyday interior design and household objects, which are wacky and fun inspired by daring designers and the Thai sense of playfulness and love of life. Within two years of starting business, the company expanded its product range and started exporting its wares beyond T

Domus 949 - July/August 2011

A newbe at Fat Buddha - Domus! This magazine was originally created by Gio Poni the renowned Italian Designer and Architect, and has been around for almost 90 years with the first publication being in 1928. Domus, focused on Architecture and Design is large-format, heavy and produced on high quality paper with striking photography and a healthy amount of written word on Architecture, design, interiors and arts. Published in Italy, the magazine is bilingual, containing articles printed in both English and Italian. This issue takes a look at the proposal by Andrea Costa and Deborah Sanguineti  for 'Project Hercules' (cover image) as well as an in-depth look at several buildings including Fuji Kindergarten, Butaro Hospital by MASS Design Group, and Glasgows local 'Riverside Museum' - designed by renowned Iraqi Architect Zaha Hadid. As well as this Domus takes a look at Subsidised housing in Soweto, an emergency NGO clinic by Tamassociati  not to mention several artic

Blueprint 306 - September 2011

Having been in print almost 30 years, Blueprint has become known as one of the leading monthly magazines for archtiecture and design. Following its recent make-over, the magazines clean, large-format design sets it apart from many other magazines and features the finest critisicm, news and feature writing on design and architecture accompanied by photography and illustration of the highest standard. Aimed at both professionals and non-professionals alike, the magazine takes the approach that different design principles, such as fashion, product, furniture and architecture, can share concepts and ideas. This months issue takes a roundup of the best work of the 2011 Degree Shows, looking at some of the best architecture and design work from students both at home and abroad - some names to watch for in the future! In profile, Blueprint takes a look at the German architect Ole Scheeren, who's become both a figurative and literal poster boy for Asian architecture. He speaks to Alex

Architectural Review 1374 - August 2011

The world renowed Architectural Review have just launched a new August issue which we've received in store here at Fat Buddha!  Established in 1896, AR have published 1370 issues in their 115 year existance and have tracked the development of architecture as we know it, collaborating with the most exeptional writers and photographers to record and analyse an unparallelled index of key buildings.  The theme of this issue is 'the dream home' and what it takes to make one truely memorable. Here, AR takes a look at the entries for the annual AR House Award - for each of their owners, undisputedly their dream house taken form, but for the architects a look at the more pressing issues affecting each, such as energy efficiency, technology and contextual response. In addition to this, AR looks at some of the current issues in architecture at the moment as well as the awards for emerging new architecture. Available right now both in store and online! Katie

Polaroid Instamatic

Polaroid Instamatic Cameras The future is here…. in Polaroid shades of technicolour and silver. These fab refurbished camera models look right at home in the shiny new 21st century, the Netherland based company, Impossible, are making it bringing them back to life and into our store. These amazing cameras provide you with hours of fun, instant photos for instant gratification! Yes you may think it a bit of a dinosaur lurking in the camera world, well a whole generation of new kids on the block are having fun and experimenting in fun innovative ways with good old-fashioned analogue instant Polaroid film. The retro vibe is alive and kicking. The survival of these unique cameras is down to a passionate labour of love, between a former employee of the company, Andre Bosman and a man with a great zest for photography, Dr Florian Kaps, and in particular Polaroids . Their shared vision was to make the Impossible.....Possible! These very focused men and a highly experienced

Half Price Girl and Chocolate

With it being pay-day for pretty much everyone today, we thought we'd give you a little Summer treat by giving you 50% off all Girl t-shirts and Chocolate t-shirts . Chocolate is an extension of the Girl Distribution family label. The Chocolate Skateboards brand was born in April of 1994 in Torrance, California. The company was formed due to the rapid growth of the Girl Skateboard label and the industry as a whole. Girl Skateboards was started in August 1993 as by Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, and Spike Jonze. Girl speacialises in shirts, hats, skateboard wheels, hoodies, trousers, bearings, belts, wallets, skateboarding films. Click on either of the Girl or Chocolate logos to be taken directly to the range! Fraser

New colours of Hudson, Floyd and Padded Pak'r bags - Eastpak

 Yesterday we took a delivery from Eastpak with some new colourways in some classic styles of bags. There is 4 new colours available across the three bags. (Intense Shade and Pure Cube for both the Hudson and Floyd, Foolish Green and Wacko Green for the Padded Pak'r.) Lets first of all have a look at the two new colours in the Padded Pak'r:  Padded Pak'r Foolish Green    Padded Pak'r Wacko Green  Large Main Compartment Zippered Front Pocket To Stash Small Stuff Comfortable Padded Back Thick Padded Shoulder Straps Dimensions : 41 x 30.5 x 15.5 cm Next up we'll have a look at the Hudson in it's new colours:  Hudson Intense Shade  Hudson Pure Cube Volume: 27 L Laptop compatible Broad straps Warranty: 30 years Dimensions: 52 x31 x16.5 cm And lest but not least we'll have a look at the Floyd:   Floyd Intense Shade  Floyd Pure Cube  Large main compartment Multi zippered

NME - Amy Winehouse tribute issue

This past week we got our first delivery of magazines in the shop. Since the closure of the very popular Borders on Buchanan street there's been a gap in Glasgow for a decent place for publications covering a wide range of topics including art, design, music and film. We brought you coverage on Tuesday of some of the design titles we got in, but it was a pleasant suprise when we got a delivery of NME yesterday. NME is a premier weekly music magazine delivering cutting edge stories and features on a wide array of bands and artists and is noted for launching many careers and it's bold front covers. This weeks cover though, features Amy Winehouse who sadly died at the weekend. It was a great sadness - and shock - when we learned the news of Amy Winehouse passing, she's hailed as a genuine British talent. Many of the tributes i've seen online have focused on her more morose songs - but I want to celebrate her with this - from her 2006 second album Back

Carhartt X Powershovel Blackbird Fly Camera

For the Fall/Winter season 2011 Carhartt presents the Blackbird Fly camera in collaboration with PowerShovel. Japanese company PowerShovel was founded for one reason only: a sheer passion for analogue photography. For Carhartt they are now producing one of their most beautiful models – the Blackbird Fly – in a distinctive Carhartt design. The Blackbird Fly is modelled on the classic twin-lens medium format camera Rolleiflex, the double-barrel 35-mm-film camera used by Andy Warhol and James Dean. Its old-fashioned style is guaranteed to bring the pleasure of analogue photography back to every vintage enthusiast. The Carhartt version is released in a nice military green. The camera’s casing is made from high quality plastics. Technical Specifications: •Lens: f/33mm / photo lens •Shutter speed: 1/125 •Aperture: f7 (cloudy) f11 (fine weather) •Focus: visual distance estimated measurement (0.8/1.5/2/2.5/3/4/5/10/∞) •Weight: body 210g / case 30g •Film type: 135 (35mm) fil

Nixon - The Unit and 51-30 Leather

The sun has been at its highest this week, and although we are all far too warm in the shop, we're still plugging away and gettin deliveries from all our major brands. Today was no different with a double whammy from our current main watch brand Nixon - with the arrival of The Unit and The 51-30 Leather in two new colourways. Nixon The Unit Watch - Matte Black/Surplus Movement : Custom digital with temperature gauge, dual time, count down timer, chrono, alarm, and light Case : Custom 100 meter polycarbonate with hardened mineral crystal and polycarbonate bezel. 49mm diameter Band : Custom double injected silicone with patented locking looper and polycarbonate buckle. 24mm wide Nixon 51-30 Chrono Leather in Saddle/Black Movement : 6 hand Japanese quartz with second sub dial, chrono and date. Case : Custom 300 meter stainless steel with hardened mineral crystal, external rotating bezel with countdown timer, and screw crown at 9 clock position. 51.25mm diameter. Ba

1950's Diner Telephone - Wild And Wolf

Time for a look at a modern take on an old classic...The 1950's American diner phone. It was a staple in most diners in America from the early 50's and didn't change in style until around 1965. The telephone we have on offer is from a British company called Wild and Wolf .    1950's American Diner Telephone    As you can see the phone stays as true to the original as possible, it features a push button for "coin release" as well as a authentic rotary look, it also has a "returned coins" slot. The deposit coins slots are functional (although not need to make a phone call) and so is the lock box (key provided) at the bottom, so not only are you getting a phone but also a surprise money box, you'll also hear the jingle of your coins going down. Wild and Wolf are a British, award winning, design led gift company. Specialising in licensed (as well as their own) designed gifts, including licenses from: Marmite, Scrabble, Beano, V&A

Kilimanjaro erupts!

No not the volcanic mountain, the Magazine - and onto the shelves of Fat Buddha!   Okay, that was bad....but really, today we welcomed into our ever growing collection this beautiful, large format magazine dedicated to visual culture and editorial experimentation. Within its pages art, culture and style are brought together in an avant-garde manner making it unlike any independent publication you're ever likely to come across! Forget everything you expected from a magazine before, Kilimanjaro is 48cm wide and 68cm tall demanding an active user experience and jam packed full of wonderful pieces revolved around contemporary art, documentary photography, lifestyle and creative journalism. Each issue is conducted around a certain theme with Issue 12 being 'Thinking of Collective', which featues interviews with Roman Signer, Elad Lassry and Damo Suzuki, as well as full-colour photographic supplement from Heinz Peter Knes. In addition, this issue of the magazine includes a si

Barneys Carhartt x Adam Kimmel Event

Adam Kimmel x Carhartt Barneys Event w George Herms & Paintallica from Highsnobiety on After desperately trying for months I finally found a good deal for a little break to NYC in November for me an my missus. I've been before, and apart from the obvious touristys thing again, )provising its still there) I plan on checking out Barneys in much more detail than last time, helped no less by this sweet Carhartt instalation. Carhartt just did a collab with Adam Kimmel - whos previously worked with Supreme - on a more sophisticated workwear collection including blazers and cashmere beanies - and to launch it they did an instore event in Barneys New York featuring old tree trunks and logs mixed in with the mannequins and clothing. The best bit about the event was that guests had a chance to customise some of the tree trunk fixtures with mini blow-torches - nice and personalised touch there. The installation was in the Barneys New York 60th Street store windows - lets just hope its

Medicom is 15

Happy Birthday Medicom! To commemorate this benchmark, they have teamed up with various brands to make some one-of-a-kind collaborations only Medicom can. Here's a peak... Japanese fashion brand Roen have done a few of these oversized black tone Mickey Mouse collaborations, but for the 15th anniversary they have collaborated in creating this version of the 'Guitar' Mikey Mouse, ready to drop on July 30th at the anniversary exhibition in Tokyo! To be launched on the same date is this 400% wooden Karimoku Be@rbrick toy designed in collaboration with Horizon. Finally, Medicom have teamed up with Stussy and Star Wars to create this anniversary edition Stormtrooper Be@rbrick ! This comes in a pack together with a special t-shirt reading 'I have a bad feeling about this' on the front and is due to be released a little later in mid August.   Not only are Medicom celebrating the big 1-5 but a couple of months back was the 10th anniversary of the classic Be@rbric

Paul Parker Illustration

We Are Rock Solid, who supply us with probably the hottest brand in the shop right now - Diamond Supply Co - just tweeted this great video: A Day In The Life of Paul Parker Paul's work is heavily inspired by the likes of The Misfits artwork, Tales from the Crypt comics and horror imagery from the 80's. He's done work for many reputable skate companies including decks for Death, Witchcraft and Superdead Skateboards. BIG things are in the works for Paul Parker right now so keep your eyes peeled for news on where his art will take him in the future. Fraser

Eastpak Sale !

We've been feeling a little generous at Fat Buddha recently and we're in no mood to stop! Eastpak are the latest focus of our sale, with lots of your favourite styles from the world's leading supplier of stylish and functional bags, backpacks, shoulder bags and travel luggage. Firstly we'll go with every ones favourite backpack: The Padded Pak'r Padded Pak'r Indigo Dye Padded Pak'r Mono Grey As well as the two colours shown we also have Mono Orange , Mono Pink , Lumbercheck Blue , Lumbercheck Grey and Lumbercheck Red Padded Pak'r on sale. Next Style: The Hudson! Hudson Coloured Stripes Hudson Grey Pinstripes Also available are the Ash Blend , and Marked colourways of the Hudson line. You can take a look at our full selection of Eastpak bags here, sale or otherwise. Eastpak were originally established as an armed forces retailer, however through the years the company noticed a cross-over with American college students who used t