Journal

MAY RADIO + MOOD



May Radio + Mood is here. We've been listening to some feel good house and disco throughout the month as we look forward to our new Summer Wednesday party series, where we'll be inviting friends in the music scene to come spin their vinyl records and hang out in the backyard of our Fort Greene store. Until then, enjoy the May edition of our monthly playlist with some moods to go along.

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Corridor 2022

CORRIDOR LARCHMONT




141 North Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Monday to Saturday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

We took some photos of our store at 141 North Larchmont Blvd in Los Angeles. We're open every day and have stock of all of our new spring summer arrivals. If you're in the area come say hey and check out the SS22 collection.

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141 North Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90004

Monday to Saturday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

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CORRIDOR VENICE




533 California Ave
Venice, CA, 90291
Monday to Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

 

Check out some photos of our LA store in Venice, at 533 California Avenue. We’re open every day and are receiving new spring arrivals weekly. Come say hey and check out the new spring collection.

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533 California Ave
Venice, CA, 90291

Monday to Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

 

Corridor 2022

SUAGERTIES SPRING EDITORIAL


Photo: Dan Snyder
Photo Assistant: Diego Martinez
Stylist: Michael Grayer
Model: Ambrose Carter



 

For this season’s spring editorial shoot, we took a trip upstate to Saugerties, New York, between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. Longtime friend of the brand Ambrose came along, and we styled him in some of our favorite seasonal looks amid the peaceful woods and fresh mountain air.


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AMBROSE IN THE OPTIC ALPACA CARDIGAN - PINK, STRIPED SEERSUCKER, ORGANIC ITALIAN DENIM - WASHED AND THE ORGANIC DUCK BUCKET HAT.











AMBROSE WEARS OUR KNIT SLOUCHY POLO - CUBAN SAND, COTTON INDIGO STRIPED DENIM AND THE ORGANIC DUCK BUCKET HAT.











ABOVE: SUMMER SWIRL CREWNECK - TECHNICOLOR, AND THE STRIPED SEERSUCKER SHIRT IN WHITE.

RIGHT: HANDLOOM IKAT PLAID LS, ORGANIC ITALIAN DENIM, POCKET BUCKET HAT.











AMBROSE LOUNGING IN THE ACID PLAID - TONED, WHITE ORGANIC PIMA T-SHIRT AND ORGANIC ITALIAN WASHED DENIM.











RIGHT: FLORAL SLOUCHY POLO, WAXED LOGO CAP.

BELOW: PIMA HAND-DYED CARDIGAN - STATIC, ORGANIC FLORAL BUCKET.











ABOVE: INDIGO GHOSTS IKAT SS, HERRINGBONE TWILL SHORTS, ORGANIC MERMAID BUCKET.

BELOW: PIMA LACE CARDIGAN - BLACK, ORGANIC ITALIAN DENIM - WASHED











ABOVE: SLUB DELAVE SUMMER SHIRT, SEERSUCKER CLASSIC SHORTS, ORGANIC MERMAID BUCKET.

RIGHT: HORSESHOE POCKET BLACK SS, HOME ON THE RANGE SHORTS, SOUVENIR OF CONEY ISLAND CAP.

BELOW: STRIPED SEERSUCKER SS - WHITE, DOBBY WAVY DRAWSTRING SHORTS.

 

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APRIL RADIO + MOOD



April is almost at its end - a favorite month for pulling out the cardigans as we enjoy the steadily warmer waves of sunlight. Check out some of the songs we’ve been listening to this month and some moods to welcome the soon approaching Summer.

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STATIC LAUNCH PARTY + EARTH BEAT INTERVIEW


STATIC FRAGRANCE LAUNCH PARTY IN NOLITA + AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW BROWN FROM EARTH BEAT



Check out the photos from the launch party for Static, our new fragrance, held at our NY store in Nolita, with music by ATM and DJ trio Earth Beat. After the party we sat down with Andrew Brown from Earth Beat to talk about their sound, inspiration and the New York scene. Read the full interview and listen to one of their two-part sets below.

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INTERVIEW - ANDREW BROWN FROM EARTH BEAT
APRIL 2022


DM - Thanks for sitting down with us. Can you tell us about Earth Beat? Who’s in the group, and how did you guys get started?

AB - My name is Andrew Brown, my DJ name is Extra Andrew, and Earth Beat is Greg Droggitis (Gee Dee), Latane Hughes (Latane from Fundido) and myself.

Greg and I both moved from Philly to New York in 2018. We had been doing one-off parties in NY and Philly for years, but never really knew each other.

In 2018 Greg started a radio show for Newtown Radio in Bushwick called "Earth Beat". The show ran for a year and featured some guests / friends from NYC. Soon after he brought Latane and I in as residents and Earth Beat grew from a radio show to a party series - the first big party the three of us hosted as "Earth Beat" was July 2019 at Elsewhere.

We’d all played at Good Room quite a bit, they’ve always been good to us, and they started booking us a lot. We became official residents at Good Room in 2020. We play every other month or so, in addition to traveling and doing solo ventures.

DM - You guys have a very worldly sound that seems to blend a lot of influences and genres. Where did that sound come from?

AB - Our sound kind of started with a love of eclectic music. Synth based, Italo disco, a lot of early 90s Italian or Spanish house, lovers rock or digi-reggae. It's hard to describe what we like - kind of like how the Supreme Court defines pornography, ‘I know it when I hear it’ type stuff.

We all spend a lot of time looking on the fringes, looking for stuff people may not know, but we’re not afraid of playing big hits. We try not to be pretentious like that. Warm weather music, island sounds, Ibiza or Jamaica - that’s what we want to hear.


DM - Who are some other people in the scene you draw inspiration from?

AB - I’d say DJ Harvey is my personal biggest DJ inspiration, with the way he can string together stuff you’ve never heard before. He sort of earned the ability to play a bunch of different stuff, people are willing to go on that trip with him. That’s kind of where I’m at. I’m inspired by people who can kind of change sounds, keep it interesting, and play for 10+ hours. I know Latane is a longtime fan of DJs like John Talabot and Palms Trax. Greg would probably say his biggest influence is the Grateful Dead. Their sense of adventure, their ability to improvise and take listeners on a "journey" has shaped a lot of his DJ sets.

We’ve been lucky to have a lot of friends we’re inspired by that have a long running thing - again, a hard to define sound, but it’s the type of thing you know when you hear. To name a few, I’d say DJ Lloyd from the Lot and our friends Ivan Berko, Dave P and JDH from Fixed, Anthony Naples, Arsenii.









WE ALL SPEND A LOT OF TIME LOOKING ON THE FRINGES, LOOKING FOR STUFF PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW, BUT WE'RE NOT AFRAID OF PLAYING BIG HITS. WE TRY NOT TO BE PRETENTIOUS LIKE THAT. WARM WEATHER MUSIC, ISLAND SOUNDS, IBIZA OR JAMAICA - THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR.

DM - How would you say the NY scene weighs up against other cities, or countries you've traveled to?

AB - I think the NY music scene is the best - dance music was more or less born in NY, so it’s cool to be part of that lineage. Also, to know that it’s going to continue, you’re just a piece of the larger puzzle. It's not the be-all-end-all, it just keeps going.

It’s great, because NY is still a top musical destination. Many of our friends from other countries come to play here.. It’s nice that New York will always have more fun, disco leaning, party house style stuff. While there is a techno scene, it’s nice to know it won’t really eclipse the more classic NY club sound. NY dancefloor crowds stay open minded and are there to be taken on a ride.


DM - That being said, what places do you think keep that lineage going?

AB - We are obviously residents at Good Room… so Good Room is the main one for us. The crowds are always great, the staff is great, the club is perfect - a nightclub, nothing more, nothing less. That’s definitely the place where I feel the strongest connection of lineage and musical freedom. No one ever tells you what to play, the crowd is always easy and up for what you want to give them. Instincts work well there.

DM - What else do you guys have coming up that we should know about?

AB - Greg and Latane both played Coachella last weekend. We're playing in Miami at Floyd on April 28th with DJ Ray and Brother Dan, which has become a semi traditional thing in Miami for Earth Beat. Our next NY Earth Beat party is at Good Room on May 26th with Tornado Wallace...it should be great, Lewie is definitely an inspiration for all of us.

Greg is currently on a solo US run with San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle and Denver on the horizon. Latane does his quarterly Fundido parties in Brooklyn that are always fun, and I’ve got my Nightmoves residency and a Strictly Biz party coming up at Magick City.


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Follow Earth Beat here, and be sure to check them out at Good Room and listen to their two part, eight hour set linked above.

 

Corridor 2022

A SLOW GARDEN BY TYLER WATAMANUK


A SLOW GARDEN - ESSAY BY 
BY TYLER WATAMANUK

 



Introducing 'A Slow Garden', the first essay in a new quarterly column written by Tyler Watamanuk exploring art, design and contemporary lifestyle. Tyler is a New York based writer and producer, he currently contributes at GQ and writes the design newsletter, Sitting Pretty. See more of his work here and read the essay below. 

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A Slow Garden
Tyler Watamanuk
April 2022



I never knew having a proper garden in the Northeast begins when the days are still short, cold, and deep blue from the bitter winter sky. The time of year when the bare trees still create meandering skeletal shadows on icy, slippery snow. Spring won't arrive for another month. But I've learned this is when to put tomato seeds into little compostable containers made of cow shit, mist them with water, and cover them with plastic wrap. Then, I will move them to my kitchen, where they will bask in the warming morning sun.


It is a peculiar ritual and not one I ever foresaw myself doing.


When I lived in New York City, in tiny apartments with uneven floors and bathrooms without windows, the fire escape could feel like an oasis. I never lived anywhere with a patio or balcony—I only ever had a tiny landing of rusted metal. It was mostly a place for friends to drunkenly smoke cigarettes and where I would people-watch.

It was also where I grew my first-ever garden, although, in hindsight, "garden" now feels like an overly generous word. Each year, I took the subway to the Home Depot by Madison Square Park, buying basil and cherry tomato plants to put in cheap plastic pots. I'd do the awkward dance of weaving through strangers with my hands full on a muggy July day, descending underground, only to emerge twenty minutes later in my neighborhood, covered in sweat and excited to get my hands dirty. Out on my fire escape, I'd submerge the plants in the hot dirt and fill them with water until it dripped down five stories to the glistening pavement below. Then I'd wait. The yield was always smaller than the effort seemed worth, but I'd do this same thing every year.


After enough years to not seem like a poser but not long enough to earn my official "New Yorker" stripes, I moved to a small town two hours north of the city. My outdoor space was no longer limited to the small landing of wrought iron; I suddenly had a backyard. My garden would grow from two small terracotta pots to two raised beds, each the size of my old fire escape. Now, I'd guess I've added upwards of a dozen planters, some large enough that I can barely fit my arms around them. I start my own tomato seeds and count down the days until my local greenhouse opens for the season, where I'll fill a cart with seedlings of everything from basil to tarragon to oak leaf lettuce. (This year, the opening day falls on April 16.)









GARDENING IS AN EXERCISE IN TRIAL AND ERROR. AND PATIENCE AND FAILURE. YOU CAN MAKE SMALL TALK WITH FARMERS AND READ EVERYTHING YOU CAN FIND ONLINE, BUT EACH GARDEN IS ITS OWN BEAST.

Gardening is an exercise in trial and error. And patience and failure. You can make small talk with farmers and read everything you can find online, but each garden is its own beast. The way the surrounding trees and structures cast shadows, the intensity of sunlight deep into the afternoon. There are no shortcuts, and work without shortcuts isn't always fun. The other week, on a particularly dull and dreary March day, I saw a neighbor returning from her run while I was outside getting my mail. "It has to get better eventually," she said, looking listlessly in no particular direction. I wasn't sure if she was referencing the gloomy weather or the gloomier state of the world. "Yes, it has to," I said with a nod.


The slow sprawl of summer will come eventually, and the sun will feel like a relief after a long cold winter. It always does. I wouldn't call myself a proper gardener quite yet, but I can now grow baskets of tomatoes and peppers. Enough of them that I have to give some away to friends. The sweet smell of Genovese basil floats outside of my studio window. I’ve learned that if you cut off nearly half of a baby basil plant, it will grow bushier and yield more of the soft, fragrant leaves. It shocks the plant at first, but it grows back bigger and bigger.

 

Sometimes, when the pace of life pounds my head, I'll walk out onto my deck and look out at my garden. The plants sway gently in the breeze, and I can sense them slowly stretching towards the warm sky. They drink the water and absorb the sun, and there are no shortcuts. All you can do is live through the long, long summer days and wait until it's time to harvest. The day almost always comes sooner than you expect.



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Tyler Watamanuk is a New York-based writer and producer.
He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Vice, and others. He is currently working on his first book, to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2023.

 

Corridor 2022

MARCH RADIO + MOOD



The sun is shining and we're feeling great. Here are some of the tunes we've been listening to in our studio and in stores, and some moods to welcome the long awaited spring.

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WOODRUFF ON ASTROLOGY - SPRING 2022


QUARTERLY HOROSCOPE
BY FREDERICK WOODRUFF

 



Frederick Woodruff is an astrologer and Corridor correspondent from Vashon Island in the Puget Sound. His seasonal horoscopes appear quarterly in our journal. Spring is finally here, and we always look forward to reading Frederick's meditations as we reflect on the changing of the season. Read the Spring column and check the horoscopes out below. 

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WHAT DO YOU DO?

People are obsessed with the question. Especially Americans. As a country that’s born under the sign of Cancer, how we make money, consume, and survive (all big Cancer themes) fascinates everyone who lives here. Nothing wrong with fascination. But think about how cliched the question has become.

Our inquisitiveness with 'what do you do?' is exaggerated in a bustling gathering like a party, where there might be lots of unfamiliar folks gathered around the watering hole. So an answer to the vocational question telegraphs relief, helps us orient and relax. "I'm a clerk. Oh, and you're a nurse. Cool." Our cards are on the table. As if our job comprises the entirety of what we're about as a person.

In the mid-70s, counterculture party people, still high on the dawning Aquarian Age, devised a much more interesting question: "What sign are you?" I miss that question. And I'm all for restoring the quirkiness of that particular social strategy.

With COVID restrictions lifting, I attended a party last night where the notion of small talk wasn't appealing. I mean, if I'd a choice between chitchat and watching The Real Housewives of Hoboken, I'd probably have stayed home and watched the harridans go at it.

What can I say? My birth chart features a Scorpio Moon with the planet Pluto on the ascendant. Sometimes my intensity gets the best of me. During a party, I can usually toggle over to Venus in my horoscope and let her Gemini-informed esprit take over, but last night Pluto's extreme vibe set the conversational tone. After a couple of gin and tonics, I announced to anyone who asked—right out of the gate—that I was an astrologer. And usually, I don't.

Revealing that I'm an astrologer violates my grandmother's central axiom: "With strangers, don't discuss sex, religion, or politics." Why? Because astrology (or at least announcing that you’re an astrologer) can touch off those triggers. Topics that, within our polarized culture, have become difficult to address and maneuver gracefully. Why?

Well, astrology carries with it mysterious, occult associations. Crossreferences that can evoke the powerful buzz of sexuality. Too, as religion goes, there's often a goofy New Age assumption made about stargazers. Because the person I am talking to must assess which sociocultural camp I belong to, politics--by association--can rear its head. Some people don't 'believe' in astrology' and consider the art ridiculous. But they're the exception.

Here's the thing—the big thing—astrology calls forth the ancient relationship of querent and oracle.

Astrologers are connected, through lineage, to an eons-old archetype that touches the heart and soul of each of us. That's what archetypes are about: Universal experiences that form the bedrock of our psyche, the commonality of our human being-ness.

You have a mother. I have a mother. We both partake of the Mother archetype. You wonder about existence, and how your life is situated and where it is heading. I wonder about my life in the same way.

That wonder, that curiosity about one's baseline nature and the future, can easily conjure the Seer or Oracle archetype. So imagine you're at a gathering, eating a shrimp cocktail and suddenly an oracle is standing next to you, holding a gin and tonic. It can liven things up.

Even the staunchest rationalist is impacted by the Oracle aura and will usually override their skepticism with a suspended, self-negotiated inquisitiveness.

I had a Taurus dude challenge me once by doing the doltish "OK, what sign am I?" schtick. Because Tauri are the only people left on the planet still doing this at parties, I naturally guessed correctly. He acted as though he didn't register my answer and immediately pointed to the two women that were standing beside us. "What's their signs?" he challenged. Both ladies were stylishly dressed and made a striking sort of 'bookends' impression. "They're both Libras," I replied. And they were. (I'd even amazed myself at that point).

Then he relaxed into focused attention, ready for some earnest astro-dialogue. Experience has taught me that Taurus folks generally have a childlike desire to believe in the irrational, and this usually shows up as a fascination with ghosts, Ouija boards, and similar otherworldly stuff. It's the oddest thing. But it's very Taurus. It's the closest they'll let themselves come to the oracular. And so what? It's a start.

Of course, the water signs—Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces—jump right into the pool with me. They're relieved to have someone they can talk to about their relationship to relationships. And because they have spent most of their lives trying to figure other people out, the typologies of astrology appeals to them. The water signs are intrinsically aligned with the mystical impulse as well. Their imagination is keenly developed, they slide easily into the concept that heaven and earth mirror each other. They like the romance, the poetry of that notion.









ASTROLOGERS ARE CONNECTED, THROUGH LINEAGE, TO AN EONS-OLD ARCHETYPE THAT TOUCHES THE HEART AND SOUL OF EACH OF US. THAT'S WHAT ARCHETYPES ARE ABOUT: UNIVERSAL EXPERIENCES THAT FORM THE BEDROCK OF OUR PSYCHE, THE COMMONALITY OF OUR HUMAN BEING-NESS.

Fire signs appreciate the romance of astrology too. But not from the relational angle. They're interested in astrology because it imparts insights and revelations about their favorite subject: Themselves. Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius already view life through a mythic lens. They are interested in evolution—their quest to become. To create. It's no coincidence that the solar system's most dynamic celestial bodies 'rule' the fire signs. Jupiter (the largest planet governs Sagittarius), Mars (the most vibrant, rules Aries), and the Sun, an actual star governs Leo. All of that is just fine with fire signs. Of course, they'd be associated with the big celestial players—they're fire signs after all!

Earth signs find this sort of metaphysical talk frustrating. What does astrology have to do with the nuts and bolts of living? As I noted about the Taurus folks, Virgo and Capricorn have an innate skepticism in place. This has to do with control. As in not losing it. Astrology translates as a force that is beyond one's ability to guide or wrangle—a maddening predicament for the earth signs. Though Virgos, because they like categorizing things and people, will take to astrology as a way to file something/someone away in the giant library within their head.

Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius act like they're intrigued, but secretly they will talk to other people about you as though you're a homeless person who managed to crash the party. Rationality gets the best of them. If they do engage me on the topic of astrology they will often argue or challenge me because, well, that's just how air signs roll. They figure out where they stand on issues by first opposing them and then weighing what they observe through the opposition. And then, a little later, they decide how they really feel. Maybe. But oddly enough when an air sign comes on board, their interest in a previously sketchy subject becomes unquenchable. They become excellent astrologers; their objectivity allows them to bring astrological concepts to life, communicating with clear language and a balanced perspective.

Oracles, the great and minor ones, through the story of time, are always connected with the mythological. The same as astrology and its hidden origins. A horoscope, as astrologer Wendy Ashley notes, is the "map of a myth," and the astrologer's job is to uncover which myth is most fitting their client's chart. "The word 'myth' is related to the word 'mouth' and mirrors myth as a particular 'story.'"

It's been said that God created humankind because She enjoys stories. I'd agree.

The author Robert McKee responds when he says: "Stories are equipment for living." And then I'd add that God created the art of astrology for men and women to make sense of their world, inner and outer, by studying the syntax of the cosmos—God's grandest story yet.

I always think of the 'O' in the word "oracle" as an open mouth. “In the beginning, was the word.” The word is that oracular link between heaven and earth.

"What do you do for a living?” 

This question might be better put as: "Where are you going?" And fair enough. As Earthlings, we're doing our best to manage the mystery of existence. And if heaven can help a little bit, can inform my conversation with a bit of oracular stardust, well, I can't imagine having a better job for myself.

 

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HERE ARE YOUR HOROSCOPES FOR THIS SPRING

 

ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): Oddly enough all of the force in your life is coming from behind you right now. Attention is required to better understand past happenings and relationships. You might be feeling off your mark. See if you can arrange for more quiet time and privacy to allow the riches of your unconscious to offer the inspiration you’re seeking related to your future dreams. This is a perfect time to release the reigns and see where the wind carries you.

TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): Although spring is associated with new beginnings, the unfolding season is about closure and release. You’re also ready to put your commitment to commitments under the microscope as well, to scatter chronology and calendric living. Repetitive habits are on the wane too. As Aphra Behn noted, “Variety is the soul of pleasure.” And no one relishes the simple pleasures of life like you. Welcome the new patterns that appear within your mosaic.

GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): You’re are at the top of your game this season. But only if you include your instincts with your mental process. Sometimes intuition trumps intellect (with fantastic results). If there’s one central lesson for you this season that’s the one. Patience is required now too. You’ll garner great results if you can find a way to include your friends’ feedback and insights into your strategizing. Slow down and pay attention to your peers.

CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): Samuel Beckett noted that “Art is the apotheosis of solitude.” And you’re probably the first to agree with that revelation. Consider this: You’re sitting on a fierce gathering of creative force this season. Aloneness does not equate with loneliness, but the mileage you desire right now can best be achieved by spending private time with your muse. The rewards will be quick once you commit and engage.

LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): Consider yourself officially enrolled in The Academy of Amour. Like any learning experience, there will be a wave of highs and lows this season. Focus on the importance of cooperation and mutual respect. Experiment with offering your light and warmth to compliment and praise those in your inner circle. This sets the heart’s wheels spinning and suddenly you’re on a new road forward. Perhaps with a new companion too. 

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): The first full moon of the new season is in your sign, clearing away some of the confusion or indecision that’s clouded your path recently. This winter you’ve been privy to some exciting inspirations—both divine and earthly. Visions that many folks would avidly have welcomed. Now, it’s time to engage with your keen way of making all of the pieces fit together. You’re on your way to creating one of your masterpieces.

LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): A fantastic season to make headway on whatever new plan or enterprise you wish to set in motion. You’ve landed on a secret formula that can gather together the elements necessary for success. Picasso has created a motto for you too: “What one does is what counts, and not what one had the intention of doing.” Anyone can have an intention, fortunately, you’re ready to move beyond that preliminary part of the process.

SCORPIO (OCT 24th-NOV 22nd): Lots of harmonious vibrations flowing your way this spring. Don’t squander the blessings. Consider it a grace period from the cosmos as Uranus, the planet of sudden insights (and occasional disruptions) continues to dislodge you from old habits and ways. Be prepared to enter a new social circle that promises to expand your horizons and introduce you to new people and the philosophies that inspire them.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23rd-DEC 21st): The artist Mary Schmich said, “Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.” And this diamond-like perspective could be your motto right now. Springtime has your thinking cap lit up like a Christmas tree. Bring structure to your enthusiasm by setting a schedule or routine that helps you capture the real gems within your newfound treasure chest of ideas.

CAPRICORN (DEC 22nd-JAN 20th):  The new season ushers in a breakthrough or ultimatum related to your long-term goals. Although, what appears to be revelation might be another facet of a familiar mystery. The artist Diane Arbus once remarked: “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” See if you can ride with this sentiment and wait patiently for your destination to find you.

AQUARIUS (JAN 21st-FEB 19th): Time to bring into the world what you experience as beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. But first, you’ll need to dispel some old prejudices about creativity. Most of us have had that spirit disrupted, via comparison, when we were young. Reconnect to your eccentric nature and invest time into making something tangible. Especially if that project can improve the lives of others. The secret is to engage with what gives you pleasure.

PISCES (FEB 20th-MAR 20th): Nearly half of the solar system is moving through your sign now, pushing you directly into the spotlight (or crosshairs) of fate. Do you feel the force and the pressure to show up and take a seat on your throne? Ask yourself: Where am I exactly? And then set about communicating your new locale to the world. Help the rest of us revel in the thrill of discovering new worlds, new ways, new inspirations. We’re waiting.

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Frederick Woodruff’s weekly musings on pop culture, astrology, and fate appear regularly in his WOODRUFF Substack. You can subscribe for free here.

His new book All Across the Universe: The Astrological Beatles arrives in the spring of 2022.

Click here for 20% off a personal session with Frederick.

 

Corridor 2022

FEBRUARY RADIO + MOOD



Corridor February Radio + Mood is here. Check out the playlist we've been listening to in the studio and stores as well as some February mood images below.

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SS22 IN BLOOM LOOKBOOK


Photo: Dan Snyder
Photo Assistant: Jonathan Roensch
Stylist: Michael Grayer
Stylist Assistant: Misha Yavid
Production: Cole Ackerman

 

The new season is about more love, color, vibrancy of feeling and movement of texture - a collection for dancing, lounging and unification after almost two years of introspection. In Bloom, of course, refers to the flowering of Spring, but I also wanted to relate it to the soul's frivolity: bold florals, animal prints, optic plays in both knits and wovens. To me, living is about love, togetherness with friends, family, community and the unspoken vibrations of strangers. The collection is joyous and made for getting up and getting out. I hope to see you out there.

Dan Snyder
Designer / Founder

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Corridor 2022

KEVIN MORBY FOR CORRIDOR

KEVIN MORBY PHOTOGRAPHED BY MIKAEL
KENNEDY FOR CORRIDOR



Kevin Morby is a musician and songwriter based in LA, with over a decade long span of good music. We knew about Kevin Morby back from his debut solo project Harlem River, an album paying homage to his time in NYC. Here Kevin is photographed in LA by Mikael Kennedy, styled in some of our AW21 collection. He also made us a playlist, which we've linked below.

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TREKKING THE
MARDI HIMAL

CORRIDOR'S DESIGNER / FOUNDER DAN SNYDER
TREKKED THE MARDI HIMAL TRAIL IN THE HIMALAYAS. 

Reaching 5,587 meters high, the peak of Mardi Himal offered us a glimpse of the great expanse of the Himalayan mountain range. The trek was organized by Hi Nepal Treks and they are highly recommended.

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COBEY AND CLAIRE GO TO ROCKAWAY

COBEY ARNER AND CLAIRE BANSE GO ON
A FERRY RIDE TO ROCKAWAY, FEATURING SOME
OF OUR AW21 ESSENTIALS.

Cobey Arner is a photographer and musician, and Claire Banse is a woman-about-town and one of the minds behind The Drunken Canal. When they told us they were taking a day trip to Rockaway, we knew we didn't want to miss it. Photographer meets muse in the full swing of NYC winter, a brief encounter that reminds us what photography is all about - capturing our friends and loved ones, and reaffirming our humanity through their image.

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ROCKAWAY
JANUARY 2022
Claire Banse shot by
Cobey Arner for
Corridor

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JANUARY RADIO + MOOD



Welcome to 2022. The cold is sharp and blue - the new year brings change and reminds us of the road ahead. Here are some tunes to get you through.

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WOODRUFF ON ASTROLOGY BY FREDERICK WOODRUFF

FREDERICK WOODRUFF IS A PROFESSIONAL ASTROLOGER AND CORRIDOR CORRESPONDENT
FROM VASHON ISLAND IN THE PUGET SOUND. HIS SEASONAL HOROSCOPES APPEAR QUARTERLY IN
OUR JOURNAL.

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Winter 2022: Navigating The Gap.

That feeling that your skills can’t keep pace with your ambition? We’re all feeling it. Presently a hard angle in the sky between Saturn in Aquarius (precise mental discipline) and Uranus in Taurus (practical perfection) is forcing each of us to confront the following truth: Without putting skin in the game you can’t expect traction for your dream.

IOW the cosmos is telling us, rather bluntly: "You get what you pay for."

How does this winter transit show up for you personally? Well, it could be the awareness that you’re stuck in a pattern that’s offering consistently diminishing returns.

Astrologically, the planet Saturn equates with repetition compulsion. While at the periphery of our awareness, Uranus flashes us glimpses of our potential. And our future. And right there is the rub between these two Titans.

What’s certain and dependable for Saturn is boorish and outdated for Uranus.

And yet these two impulses need to harmonize to express what’s essential about their functions. The happy ending goes like this: With deliberate effort even the most fantastic vision will materialize in the end. But it’s gonna take some work.

Patriarchal Pushbacks

Considered culturally, the ongoing Uranus transit through Taurus is reworking and radicalizing everyone’s ideas about money, sex, and power (core Taurus themes). We’re all aware of how our most entrenched notions of sex and gender are being remade and reconsidered—if not altered entirely.

But also undergoing a makeover are the values that dominate the old patriarchal power games. We’re reevaluating the judges, gatekeepers, and so-called ‘experts’ who tell us what is beautiful, valuable, and worthy of our attention and effort. The pushback questions right now are: "Really? Who says?"

On the economic level, a radical (Uranus) remaking of the work ethic (Saturn) is underway as well. We’re witnessing this globally as it relates to COVID fallout. People no longer want to work for shit wages while locked in cubicles in windowless office buildings. Or work within the ‘sharing economy’ without the benefits of health care and other so-called ‘entitlements.’ Saturn says: “The traditional 40-hour workweek is best.” And Uranus says, “Fuck that!”





Tracing The Gap

Lately, the time I spend with my clients focuses on understanding the disparity between their ambition and their innate skill sets. Years of being influenced by social media—becoming famous on YouTube or as an Instagram influencer—has spurred people’s impatience for success.

But like the California Gold Rush of the 1850s, what’s left out of the equation is how rare it was for someone to strike gold back then. The tech revolution (Uranus) has distanced us from the nuts and bolts reality of hard work (Saturn).

As I suggest to my clients: "Keep your eye on ‘the gap’. That space between what’s imagined and what is realistically doable to achieve your vision. And then, finally, get down to work.

As the writer and radio personality Ira Glass explains in this awesome video it’s an artist’s aesthetic (what Glass calls their taste) that pulls any of us into whatever creative outlet we feel drawn to.

But it is also our taste that goads us onward when we see that our output and our ambition don’t match up. And so it’s back to the drawing board. The only solution is to apply consistent effort (Saturn) to reach the hotspot of one’s vision (Uranus). There’s no way to cheat the process.

Everyone is a Creator

The ongoing Saturn Uranus square has consequences for all kinds of artists—be that writers, gardeners, designers, actors, architects, chefs, accountants, Uber drivers—you name it. I mean, when you stop and think about it, we’re each gifted with our own unique talents. And for each talent, there is a creative process involved with its application.

What the astrology of the moment places in high detail right now is the frustration that triggers our declaration to stop whining (or aimlessly wishing and hoping). And get down to work. As Glass concludes: In the end, “your work will be as good as your ambitions. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”


Your winter horoscope might offer you some crucial pointers:

ARIES: Consider this line from the author John Simone: “The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.” This is the season to take instructions from the nocturnal world of dreams. Every image or symbol, big or small, offers a clue. Keep a pen and notebook on your bedside table. Take notes. Once you’ve settled on the three most important questions in your life the answers will magnetize like magic. Trust in the unseen forces that gather and assemble energy. You are simply a conduit to the binding process.

TAURUS: My friend in Maui who works in an orchard told me how she deals with trees that become sluggish. She gives the trunk a swift whack with an axe and within weeks the tree is back in business. Shake your own tree right now if only to affirm your independence and define your creative sovereignty. There’s a reason sloth is considered a misguided passion; it robs us of the dedication to create and touch the world with beauty. The plans you incubated throughout the year are ready to hatch in the new year—let them pop free.

GEMINI: If you feel neglected, consider Whistler’s Father. How different his life would have been if his portrait had been painted too. Don’t let this happen to you. Promote and shine. Winter is the season when you can move forward by playing off your ambidextrous cleverness. You’re a peculiar mix of insouciance married to a fierce love of acquiring wisdom. So offer this combination to the sort of environment that will value it. And remember: Once you’re outside of the box, discard the container. Don’t look back.

CANCER: Money is freedom. Better yet, having money means you don’t have to think about money. The caveat? Don’t equate being penniless with freedom. Also: It’s time to reconsider your circle of friends and then network and recruit the people necessary to assist you in the secret project you launched earlier this year. Become a doer, not a complainer. On the flip: Crabs are the natural mothers of the Zodiac. And a few of your peers need your maternal guidance in the coming months. Your gentle compassion can inspire those less fortunate to take heart and push onward.

LEO: Let the cat out of the bag. You’ve been working in secret on a creative venture for months now (maybe even longer?) Stop trying to perfect your message. Speak your truth. Show don’t tell. Release your project into the wild where it can be appreciated—and of course, judged (that’s always the rub. But who cares?) Come March you’ll want to commit to an activity that promotes healing and rejuvenation (even if it's just taking regular walks around your neighborhood). The new year is about perseverance and remaining optimistic amidst perplexing times.


VIRGO: You’ve monitored closely what’s annoyed or held you back this year. You know all the details—the omissions and commissions. There’s no more data to gather, tweak or study. You’re filled to bursting with excuses. All that’s missing now is your resolve. An important key is in this secret message from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Listen: “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” You’ll be surprised how quickly a new opportunity comes your way.

LIBRA: Speaking of Emerson (see Virgo’s horoscope). He also said: “Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.” He meant this for you dear Libra, lover of beauty, harmony, and endless reconsideration. Sometimes being bold and pushy (picture it!) is the way to go. No one can sit as long on a fence as you. It’s part of your charm. And the tendency to frustrate those who prize action over analysis. This is the season to define what you want. And then claim it. Folks will step aside once they see you’ve locked your eye on the prize.

SCORPIO: T.S. Eliot wrote: “For us, there is only the trying, the rest is none of our business.” That notion might be a little unnerving for control-oriented Scorpions. But do make the effort to practice this philosophy in the new year. Allow nature to provide the necessary clues you require to progress on your path. A side observation: Your reputation for over-empathizing with others might be put to the test this winter. Remember that boundaries are in place to maintain the integrity of a relationship. And you like integrity.

SAGITTARIUS: The enchantment of childhood is something you’ve never outgrown. Your contribution to humanity is your beguiling magnetism. With Jupiter—the solar system’s biggest and brightest planet—as your sign’s ruler, you can teach us all a thing or two about radiance. The innate optimism that sustains all of life. If you’ve drifted away from what inspires you most, think back to what captivated your heart as a child. Vital clues regarding the year ahead can be mined from those memories. Enthusiasm like yours is timeless.

CAPRICORN: Pluto, the planet of atomic rearrangement, continues its slow glide through your sign. Translated: your inner life is evolving in ways you can’t consciously track, but you’re intuiting nonetheless. When obstacles appear see if you can flip them into stepping-stones. An opportunity really does exist in each hardship or puzzle, but you’ve got to be willing to endure a little uncertainty. The going might be slow right now, but still, it’s a dance. And in the end, goats are incredibly nimble!

AQUARIUS: Here’s an old New Age bromide that still packs a lot of truth when you think about it: “Fall in love with what you do, then what you sell is love.” This is a crucial consideration for Aquarians. I mean, it’s not enough for you to express whatever enthuses your ego. Your real gift is finding ways to express yourself and benefit the culture at large—to uplift the plight of those less fortunate. What are you selling nowadays? Is it up to your standards? If not, recalibrate your aim this winter.

PISCES: Your friends will stand back amazed as you launch into one of the most dynamic cycles of your life in the new year. Your ruling planet is ready for a nice slow glide through your sign, and this imparts much in the optimism department. It’s not so much about what you’ll do as it is about who’ll you’ll be. And that counts for a lot when you consider how magnetism and charm can lead the way to success. Your first assignment, after the holidays, is to take stock of the ways you might be hiding your light. This won’t do. It’s time to radiate and attract!

Frederick Woodruff’s weekly musings on pop culture, astrology, and fate appear regularly in his WOODRUFF Substack. You can subscribe for free here.

His new book All Across the Universe: The Astrological Beatles arrives in the spring of 2022.

Click here for 20% off a personal session with Frederick.

AARON BENGOCHEA
STILL LIFE


Aaron Bengochea is a photographer born and raised in
Las Vegas, NV, and based in NYC. Aaron is a long-time
friend of Corridor and has photographed our retail spaces.

We had him stop by our new studio in Brooklyn Navy Yard
to shoot some of our latest products from AW21 and Dan's
office.

 

 

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DECEMBER RADIO + MOOD



The chill coming in, the city emptying out - watch your BAC in your hometown and after the office party. Here are some tunes for rounding out a big year.

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INTRODUCING
STATIC

Moving in frequency and vibrancy - the scent imitates
the first moments of unspoken attraction between two
people, a shimmering, unknown, ineffable vibration that
both people have stepped into but not yet spoken. We
sought to emulate these feelings of unsaid and mysterious intimacy between strangers who have knowingly entered
the same plane.

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The scent is made from layers of wood mixed with timur pepper that lives as a middle note. It’s made to be worn daily or out, for moving your body.

Static was designed over the last year with Mane, a 150 year old French perfume house. Specifically, I worked with a nose based in Paris named Alex Lee. The process began in their NY office where I described the feeling above, how it should be expressed and which raw ingredients spoke to me. The concept was sent out to their 16 in-house perfumers and 32 fragrances were sent to me - I picked two and both were made by Alex.

As it turns out Alex, their only American perfumer, and I lived in the same apartment in the East Village. Though even more strangely, I took his room to start Corridor when he moved to Paris to become a perfumer.

There are no coincidences and I believe we made something beautiful together on the 12th trial of Static and here it is for you.

Sending you my best,
Dan



BRICK AND MORTAR -
NOLITA - NOVEMBER '21


Here’s the first journal in our Brick and Mortar series
which focuses on how our team wears the collection.
Shot on a beautiful fall day in Nolita, Madison (Fort Greene
Store Manager) and Cole (Store Associate and former Intern)
chose their looks and we snapped a few images out front and
in the yard. Please say hello when you drop by.

 

 

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Corridor 2021