May 2012

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for the love of vintage

We feel a kinship with those that are as inspired by the past as we are. So we couldn’t help but appreciate the concept behind The Derelicts, a project by ICON to restore vintage cars with modern engineering while maintaining the authenticity of the patina the cars develop over time. Check out this amazing video about their concept! video via…

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matthias heiderich

The warmer weather always brings out our need for color. Whether it’s our wardrobe choice or a new home accessory, we’ve got a serious craving for color. Matthias Heiderich’s photography fits right in with this. The Berlin-based photographer is known for his exploration of architecture and color. His photographs bring life to even the simplest…

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memorial day wishlist

Clockwise from top left: Lindsey Ribbed Tank, Juliet Sweater, Denim Short Short, Logo Ultra Skinny Belt, Saxon Flat Whether it’s going to a new place or visiting friends and family, we love any excuse to travel. This weekend, we are going to a Memorial Day get-together, which means good food, good tunes, and some much-deserved…

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summer maddox

There’s so much to love about our summer Maddox collection. From bright colors to bold patchworks, it’s obvious that Maddox is ready for the summer season. We adore the drawstring silhouette, especially in peacock blue. This color makes us smile, plus it works with everything in our closet. We also love our new signature embossing…

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woodcut

Bryan Nash Gill, an artist from Connecticut, explores the beauty within trees by creating prints from their cross sections found in his home state. The simple yet elegant lines found inside various fallen logs are captured by Gill’s relief printing technique. His new book, Woodcut, gives us a glimpse into the mysterious life of a…

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100 greatest guitarists

 Image via Wikipedia Spin Magazine recently released their list of the ’100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time’. Sonic Youth guitarists Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore won the number 1 spot, while 2011 Grammy Award winner Skrillex landed at number 100. Since we are serious music lovers, we took our time reading the list and took…

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visions of summer

We are always drawn to art with a certain quirky duality to it, and these photo-real paintings are just the thing for some colorful, summertime inspiration. The artist, Leah Giberson, recently came across our radar after she was featured on West Elm’s We Heart Handmade campaign. Each piece is a fusion of photo and paint,…

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summer snaps

Our latest must-have summer accessory: the La Sardinia St. Tropez Edition cameras from Lomography. These striped goodies just scream summer. You can bet there will be one of these in our beach totes come vacation time. The only question is which color to choose?

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diy: vintage film

We got inspired to create our own retro home movies after discovering the amazing 8mm Vintage Camera app. It’s super easy to control what decade you want the film to look like, lens color, and you can even jitter the film to create an authentic, old-fashioned effect. We haven’t been able to put it away since we found it and can’t wait to edit…

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estate video

There’s something inspiring about every detail in Estate.  Our favorite part? The story behind the collection. Designers studied vintage trunks and bags, looking at the quality of leather and perfectly antiqued hardware in order to create a truly inspired collection. With modern functionality incorporated throughout the bags, this collection sets the bar high. Take a…