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Brollies

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In rainy Holland we love to carry a proper classic English umbrella with us all the time. Jamie Milestone from freshly launched London Undercover ‘redesigned’ this classic icon without loosing the refined look and implementing some beautiful details. Combining this look with some very… [ Continue reading ]

Made by Eugene

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We very much like the accessories Made by Eugene. This Brazil born New Yorker, daydreamer and craftsman creates these beautifully detailed leather straps and jewelry. Above the Balain, a large leather keychain, hand dyed, with 2 key rings in solid brass. [ Continue reading ]

Treasures Nr 6

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The new issue of Blend Magazine just hit the stores, so time for us to share our new treasures. This time featuring our favorite notebooks from Rhodia, the lovely gypsy water by Byredo, de Red Wing 6″ Classic Moc and this beautiful… [ Continue reading ]

Killspencer

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Our friend Spencer Nikosey from Killspencer just released his new collection of bags. All handmade in the US and with some very nice details you can choose between a weekender, the special OPS backpack, the track bike messenger, the utility bag, a briefcase and some very handy accessories…… [ Continue reading ]

Daniel Heer

 

Daniel Heer, a young swiss designer now living and working in Berlin shared his work with us. Besides his fine horsehair mattresses called ROSSHAAR and lovely seating cubes called KEIL (made from walnut wood and leather a.o.) he creates this fantastic collection of bags called CHROM. Functional aesthetics and high-quality materials all come together in these minimalistic leather bags. [ Continue reading ]

Roberu

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Yujin Tsumuraya from the leather factory Roberu in Japan shared some fantastic handmade leather photo cases and accessories with us. I remember my father used to have his camera in this kind of hard leather cases ages ago and I was looking for them for quit some time… [ Continue reading ]

Lineaus Athletic Company

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Check this extremely beautiful heavy weight balls by the Lineaus Athletic Company. Made out of 5 oz. full grain baseball glove cow hide, double locked-stitched with 3 cords of polyester thread they come in different sizes and weights. Each custom-made and numbered… excellent!… [ Continue reading ]

Temple Bags

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Wow, remember Temple Bags 6 months ago, the blogger page, and Steve Opperman, the man behind it making all the bags by hand, all in single pieces. It transformed into a real collection and an online shop. Thankfully the bags are still made of re-purposed materials… [ Continue reading ]

Pouch Set

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Freeman just came with this nice set of pouches. The ultimate set for your travels is made of waxed canvas and chambray lined. [ Continue reading ]

Bedouin

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A lovely messenger bag, hand made in England by Bedouin made from 12oz waxed canvas, top grain leather and got some very nice detailing! Inspired by the Bedouin tents, ‘a nomadic shelter, rugged and weatherproof on the outside, whereas inside they offer luxury, shelter and comfort’ it is… [ Continue reading ]

Zillion

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A while ago, Luis pointed me to Zillion, a French boy living and working in Tokyo, and making beautiful stuff out of kimono fabric. Check some very nice belts, caps and shoelaces over at Zillion. [ Continue reading ]

Only at Shoerepair

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Only at Shoerepair is a new collection of small leather goods exclusively available at Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair. Some very nice wallets, card cases and key holders in beautiful colours. [ Continue reading ]

Kanken

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Check this lovely Vinylon backpack by Fjallraven. The original was introduced in 1978 as the book bag for Sweden’s school children. In that year Fjallraven’s founder, Ake Nordin, hoped to sell 200 Kanken bags. He sold 400 and the next year sales reached 30,000. At this moment, 30… [ Continue reading ]

Tote

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Another nice collaboration: Check this plain canvas Tote by Porter and B印 Yoshida, available at Fennica and shared by Freshness. Lovely!… [ Continue reading ]

№ 2

It need not be reiterated that over the past few years we've seen an unprecedented number of collaborative projects between pairs or trios of brands that may or may not be from the same industry. Major efforts of this variety have been embraced by both massive corporations (Target has been doing it for years and now plans to work with Rodarte for a seasonal collection; Pepsi famously teamed up with A Bathing Ape; Jil Sander's +J line for Uniqlo is in stores now) and smaller ones (Monocle has worked with countless people, from Comme des Garçons to Porter; practically every issue of Arkitip, a tiny independent Southern California art publication, features a collaboration with folks like Mike Mills and Peter Saville).

This trend isn't unusual per se, however: All sorts of companies have partnered with non-employees and separate businesses for ages, but for the most part, such pairings haven't been publicized or used as marketing ploys. So why is it that we can no longer enter a store as ubiquitous as the Gap or J. Crew and not catch sight of a tag that features both the shop's name and an affiliate's? Simple: Sustaining a brand's image and reputation is harder than ever due to cheap forms of marketing and the impact of the Internet today; additionally, the "two is better than one" mindset has convinced many clothiers, luggage manufacturers, cobblers, liquor producers, and so on to shack up with competitors with equal ambition and creativity or companies outside of their field who can spread whatever product they make in conjunction to their loyalists. Belvedere may not be the choice vodka of hipsters, but if Parisian graffiti artist and restaurant and hotel owner André slaps his Mr. A. character on their bottles, it will instantly become a nightclub hit.

The following is a rundown of some of our favorite collaborations as of late in no particular order. [ Continue reading ]

Maxx & Unicorn

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Alter got this lovely Maxx & Unicorn Brown Leather Bi-Fold Wallets back in stock. Handmade in Greenpoint, Brooklyn these are great, simple bi-fold wallets based on a pattern from the 1940’s. [ Continue reading ]

Covers

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Olympia Le-Tan grew up in house where the walls were covered in beautiful books. Inspired by the amazing first edition covers of her favorite classics like The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Catcher in The Rye, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Winner Take Nothing, Moby Dick amongst… [ Continue reading ]

Bright Bags

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For Bright magazine we did a review on bags, focused on the corporate laptop carriers, but than the nice one, the one we want to be seen with… It became a very nice collection of bags, varying from the absolute classic Filson, to the contemporary Mismo bags. Get… [ Continue reading ]

Lovers I had and liked

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These tiny notebooks really challenge me to go out and meet more people, write about them, illustrate and get inspired by all the creativity… It challenge me to meet poets, runners, scientists, chefs, artists and all the others and write about them until every single notebook is filled with inspiration. [ Continue reading ]

To Marlon, Love Zsa Zsa

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This is a beauty! This is a 1954 Vacheron & Constantin made of 18K Yellow Gold with an engraving on the back: “To Marlon, Love Zsa Zsa June 24, 1954”. It was a present from Zsa Zsa Gabor to Marlon Brando, at the release of ‘On the Waterfront’ and… [ Continue reading ]

Salmon

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Finally here, the salmon (or ‘off-red’ as they call it) QWSTION. A fine sports bag, the ultimate holdall, an essential travel piece for weekends, flights or the gym. [ Continue reading ]