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Nooka, SOFTlab, and Tietz Bacon, three of new York’s leading fashion and industrial design incubators have joined together to create a unique installation at DDCLAB in New York’s Meatpacking District. Alex, Jon and Michael Ubbesen have been working hard to make sure the piece will be ready for the launch party on May 16th.

“Nooka produces physical manifestations of ideas. SOFTlab creates amazing spaces using cutting edge technology and thinking. Tietz-Baccon Fabrication heavily emphasizes technology, material, and craft. Together, these three entities COme together to create a unique retail environment that features Nooka creations in the fabulous DDCLab space.


Launch Party

427 West 14th St, New York
May 15th, 2011

Music provided by DJ Michna
Beverages by Ty-KU

Posted by nooka Categorized: KDU |

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jake, finn’s lovable canine companion and best friend, from carton network’s, adventure time, can now be on your wrist. that’s right, nooka and cartoon network have custom designed a limited edition zub zirc 38 in jake yellow with his facial and arm graphics. we, at the nooka lab, are big fans of pendleton ward, the creator of the show and this timepiece truly captures the fun and creativity of the show.

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noo t-shirts by nooka. the black t-shirt features the word “futurism”, from the nookafesto in a silver foil, while the turquoise blue shirt features the cute smiley from the nookanooka. the unique turquoise shirt also glows in the dark, so he will always be smiling!

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February 2009 / № 7756

It took me forever but, here It is… akatizil.com/


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Welcome to my KDU Profile. This is my very first post and I have been looking at the comment bar for at least 15 minutes figuring out what to write. So here is what i came up with: HELLO!!!

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February 2009 / № 7723

Had the pleasure of photographing The Kills  for Nylon’s April issue. Check out the spread below!
You can also view more images on my site: www.ninarobinsonphotography.com or
or The Hell Gate ..


February 2009 / № 7720

Advanced PS

For those of you that have bought the latest issue of Advanced Photoshop (Issue 81) Not only is there a big interview about the KDU, I also have a two page interview in the mag which I am very proud of. Check it out!


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February 2009 / № 7683

I was on a job for the city of New York shooting an event honoring the NYPD. It was a nice event, but event photography is fairly boring and needless to say you rarely get photos you’d want to use for something else. But you always have to keep an eye open, just like any time you go out with your camera. You never know when you’ll spot something interesting, like the light hitting this construction site that I had a view of from the 12th floor.


Posted by Cole Categorized: KDU Photography |

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Destroy The Machines

Originally started for the latest KDU solstice magazine. Not quite finished in time, I submitted The Roots instead. Now after retrieving the pencil sketch, starting to ink it. I’m using a slightly rougher, more textured approach on this one, fibre tip pens replacing the technical and cross hatching taking up the brunt of the shading. This is a work in progress, check the flickr link below for updates over the coming days.

kdu_bullet1Development images here.

― Daniel J Diggle

February 2009 / № 7667



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February 2009 / № 7660

MIX Originals Character Design

Posted by nodyoung Categorized: KDU Tags: Character Design illustration Print |

February 2009 / № 7647

Newly Opened… A fully bespoke denim service by Denham.

Jason and the team at Denham are thrilled at the slow and steady re-emergence of craftsmanship in the world of denim.  Artisan operations are just beginning to appear on the radar, inspiring renewed interest in fundamental quality and reigniting real appreciation for the joys of long-term denim ownership for a new generation. Having tested the waters with their Blue Salad Bar two years ago, Denham is now ready to reveal their unique take on the in-store atelier concept; the team at Denham has integrated each key element of their label’s basic premise of worshipping tradition while destroying convention to realize their contemporary vision on bespoke tailoring.

The newly opened Service Co. is directly adjacent to the Denham Store at 495 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam’s nine streets neighborhood. The space was laid-out by Jason, “the Jeanmaker” himself, and perfectly reflects his idea of the ultimate bespoke workwear atelier. The crowning glory of the space is the new in-house service centre allowing Denham customers access to all the support required for what should be the long rewarding journey between quality jean and passionate jean-wearing; leg-shortening, fit alteration, hand-washing and tear-repair. These are the operations that contribute the character and texture as a Virgin denim transforms into a perfectly broken in one-of-a-kind jean over months and years of wearing.



Before Denham could offer the restoration of individual blue jeans, they had to oversee the acquisition and restoration of the individual sewing machines best suited to the task. Working with local specialists and procuring vintage machines from the US and Germany, Denham’s artisan arsenal now includes:

Union Special (USA) 39300cc security overlock machine

Union Special (USA) 34500 chain-stitch hem machine

Singer (USA) 47W70 darning repair machine

Durkopp (Germany) 212-105 lockstitch machine

Each machine has been restored and re-housed within a row of modern workstations making it easy to interact directly with customers while providing the ultimate environment for jeanscraft.


Since the journey from unworn to worn-in can’t start without a fresh pair, the space is also home to the Virgin denim collection, with a full range of unwashed Japanese denim jean models on offer.  Denham’s Virgin denim program represents their gold-standard for unwashed denim and symbolizes the beginning of a highly individual journey each jean buyer travels from moment a pristine pair is taken home for the first time, to the pleasure of sliding into a uniquely worn-in favorite months later.


Aside from selling the complete Virgin denim collection, services can be provided with turn-around times ranging from a short wait and a cup of coffee, up to 24 hours. Initial operations include:

HAND WASH SERVICE/cold water, natural enzymes

CHAIN STITCH HEM SERVICE/Union Special machine finishing

KNEE REPAIR SERVICE/Singer darning technique

ALTERATION SERVICE/Original lockstitch finish

CUSTOM LABEL SERVICE/Select your own leather

CUSTOM METAL SERVICE/Select your own rivets & buttons


Denham Service Co. is open 7 days a week. Monday & Sunday 12 to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10 to 6pm [Thursday to 8pm]

DENHAM SERVICE Co., Prinsengracht 493, 1016HR, Amsterdam, NL  +31 (0) 20 331 5039, www.denhamthejeanmaker.com

Photography by Philip Jintes

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