Listen to James Blake’s New Song “40455″

During his one-hour radio residency on BBC Radio 1 last night, James Blake debuted a new song of his. It follows a very similar style to his award-winning second album, Overgrown, with a neo-soul style that is composed of piano-led production partnered with his distinct vocals. Releasing new material so soon after the great success off Overgrown is a promising indicator that their will be even more to come.

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Illustration: Bright, beautiful freight trains from british illustrator Toby Neilan

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We’ve praised him “previously”:http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/toby-neilan for his terrific use of colour and his effortless renderings of fabrics as simple, understated forms, but we really didn’t expect to be lauding Toby Neilan’s ability to paint trains. The majority of Toby’s portfolio is full of fashion and architecturally-minded illustration that plays fast and loose with rich colour palettes; and then there’s this great collection of freight trains somewhere in the middle that show off an entirely different set of interests. Somehow, with a liberal smattering of dots, lines and blocks of colour, Toby has managed to create images that border on the lifelike and leap off of the screen with a freight-weight force.

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Studio Audience: The Guardian and New York Times’ new designs and Thames swimming

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Friday! Pow! New episode of Studio Audience! Pow! 23 minutes of art and design chit-chat! Pow pow pow pow! This week’s podcast comes with added laser effects because that’s literally the only way we think we can improve on our audio offering. Just joshing – there’s loads of things we can do better – but lasers sure are fun. Listen using the SoundCloud link below or subscribe via iTunes here.

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KTZ Black Oversize Tattoo Toweling Cap

Fresh from their Fall/Winter 2014 show in London, KTZ continues on their tribal meets streetwear aesthetic with this black oversize tattoo toweling cap. Featuring a flat brim with oversized top, a terrycloth flocking in white covers the cap in a tattoo-style pattern. The one size piece has a padded interior rim that allows it to sit comfortably, while giving the illusion of being extra large. You can pick one up for $165 USD from SSENSE.

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Watch the Production Process Behind Jay Z’s Cohiba Comador Luxury Cigars

A collaboration between Jay Z and General Cigar Co., the Comador is a luxury cigar that’s wrapped in a Connecticut Havana leaf, aged, and then finished in Dominican barrels. In the latest episode of The Blueprint, Life + Times documents the process behind the unique blend and follows it from the plantations in Connecticut to the hands of the rollers in the Dominican Republic. For more information on the cigars please visit the brand’s official website.

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