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Naturalis Works – Juliet Barker

Born from the belief that selecting the perfect materials is a critical part of the creative process, GF Smith launched the second Naturalis Works feather. This time featuring  the British violin maker Juliet Barker. ‘Juliet Barker makes exquisite stringed instruments. She is a craftswoman. But her craft is… [ Continue reading ]

Hennesy V.S.O.P

Some lovely abstract images shot by filmmaker Dustin Lynn capturing the Shanghai debut of Hennessy V.S.O.P and their new bottle, for Nowness. In a journey from the cellars of Cognac, at the master oenologists, to the designer of the bottle, Chris Bangle in his house in the hills of Torino, Italy, the… [ Continue reading ]

Anve Envelopes

Two years ago, footwear and accessories designer Nuno Matos contacted us about his lovely project Pele, an aesthetic search for the perfect shoe. Last week he wrote us regarding a new project. Together with Kerstin Greve, founder of the Lisbon based leather and accessories brand ANVE,… [ Continue reading ]

Manufacture & Industry

One of the blogs we recently discovered is the British ‘Manufacture & Industry’. A blog dedicated to document the craftsmanship and history of products made in the British Isles. They are around for quite some time already and did some great work documenting the people and craft behind… [ Continue reading ]

Travelteq x Monocle

This week Travelteq released a beautiful canvas Voyager bag. But there was another release they where involved in. My favorite travel companion collaborated with my favorite magazine. Travelteq and Monocle released the Travelteq x Monocle Travel Towel. The light irish linen is more absorbent than… [ Continue reading ]

The Icon Bronco

We love Icon, the small company making amazing off-road cars, and we’ve just fell in love with their latest creation. A collaboration with Ford to recreate a Ford Bronco into the Icon Bronco with some amazing details, on top of a Art Morrison chassis, custom-built Dana 60 and 44 solid axle… [ Continue reading ]

Studio on Fire

It is always good to see print is far from dead, and there are still people investing in good quality and craftsmanship. For more than 12 years ‘Studio on Fire’ is doing a great job in letterpress printing, and keeping the craft alive! The studio started late 1999,… [ Continue reading ]

Tourniquet case

I like simple things, and I love it when people can bring something simple back to its core essence. What more do you need than just a really nice basic sleeve, a Horween leather ‘envelope’? The Tourniquet iPad Sleeve by Autum is just that. It will snugly cradle… [ Continue reading ]


Sometimes you stumble upon something extraordinary, new, fresh and completely beyond anything expected. Coloni is one of these things. Coloni is a swedish based gardening house founded in 2010. In collaboration with a horticulturist, Coloni has developed an approach to a new kind of indoor gardening based on seed mixtures composed from a conceptual point of view. The mixtures consist of seeds from desert and arid Mediterranean climates and include both annual and perennial species. [ Continue reading ]

Hard Graft’s iPad Case

Being a fan of the lovely woolen felt accessories of Hard Graft for a long time now I’m always happy to see new products coming from their workshop. Last week they’ve released this 2Point Turn iPad Case in a blend of 100% wool felt, manufactured in… [ Continue reading ]

Globe-Trotter for GFSmith

GFSmith released a new website where they feature partnerships, collaborations and stories with likeminded companies in a lovely editorial way. For this movie they've partnered with the iconic British luggage company Globe-Trotter. The unique set of cases have been created by Globe-Trotter for the exclusive use of the GFSmith sales team (I instantly want to be part of that sales team) and are made of  their iconic paper – fourteen bonded layers of vulcanised fibreboard — in the shades of the Colorplan: Factory Yellow and Real Grey. [ Continue reading ]


With inspiration coming from Jazz music, photography, art, fashion, travel and poetry, Mc5 released a new collection in a homage to Gary Cooper and Marlène Dietrich, called ‘Collection mon Legionnaire’. The Hong Kong based brand with its origins in France creates some really nice bags to travel in… [ Continue reading ]


We love denim, and we love gadgets… And we like it a lot when those two join forces. Ikku is doing that. Ikku is a new Dutch company creating accessories for your laptop and i-devices, all made out of recycled and organic denim. Ikku… [ Continue reading ]

Naturalis Works

Our favorite paper supplier GFSmith launched a new project called Naturalis Works. It is series of films and booklets designed around their conversations with acclaimed craftspeople working in diverse fields. The first in row is Oliver Spencer and his approach to materials and their use and… [ Continue reading ]

Tudor Prince Oyster

I just found this amazing watch, a Tudor Prince Oyster from around the 1950s. The silver dial with beautiful patina, applied gold arabic even numerals and dot markers, the gold needle hands, and a lovely brown suede strap… Dear beauty… Buy before I do! (Available at Park & Bond)… [ Continue reading ]

Craft Design Technology

One of our favorite stationery brands, Japan’s Craft Design Technology, is now available at Vetted. Some highly aesthetic pens, a beautiful scissor, and a smart Memo Roll to name a few. All extremely beautiful, functional and enduring. (via Acquire)… [ Continue reading ]


Since years already, we’ve been a huge fan of the Japanese-American brand Postalco. Kaufman Mercantille is now selling a very selective amount of products by Postalco and we can only hope they will continue, and many others will follow. This handsome, functional… [ Continue reading ]

Be Optimistic

The New York based Americana inspired tool company Best Made is expanding the business with this really nice letterpressed notecard set. The set includes three hopeful messages on nine cards with matching envelopes, great for so many occasions. The trademark Best Made messages included are: “Be… [ Continue reading ]

Good things

Zangra is one of my favorite interior hardware web stores, located in Belgium. They stock beautiful classic light bulbs, time-honored home accessories like the lovely bathroom soap holders and these simple but dainty twisted textile cables. Maybe not a real gift, but definitely something to spice… [ Continue reading ]

Travel Towels

Travelteq released three new products today. A lovely Florentine Vachetta leather pencil holder to store 19 Bruynzeel Sakura color pencils, and these two Travel Towels. The beach towels are made from lrish linen and comes in two colors, navy blue and light… [ Continue reading ]


Sweden based branding & communication company Blixt & Dunder  launched their third autonomous project called Kniven. After a limited edition bow-tie and an iPhone app they’ve just released this beautiful hand made pocketknife with a weatherproof rosewood handle, broad, curved blade and decorative brass ornament and… [ Continue reading ]

Joseph Guy

Last week we were invited by Alexander Guy, the long lost grandson of Joseph Guy IV and the man behind Joseph Guy Cognac, for a Guy’s Night In. A night with a selected group of Dutch style bloggers, good food and delicious cognac cocktails. Since it… [ Continue reading ]