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Horween Leather Co.

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A really interesting post by Horween Leather Co. about the basic techniques to finish the leather. I remembered my days at Red Wing Shoes were we learned about the techniques of air drying, seeing all the hides moving slowly, hanging down on hooks, waiting… [ Continue reading ]

Vintage watches

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The beauty of vintage watches is that each timepiece tells a unique story. By the way the watch aged you can tell if the previous owner treated it well, what kind of job he probably had and if he or she was really in love with it. Sometimes… [ Continue reading ]

Bruce Cameron Clark

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Bruce Cameron Clark is a fantastic bespoke clothing shop on Lexington Avenue and 71st Street, NY. Lately the New York Times did this little documentation on Mr. Clark’s shop. Nice fact: His suits are somewhere around $5,000 and his handmade boxer shorts, the monogrammed pair, are… [ Continue reading ]

Up There

ONEEIGHTNINE shared this beautiful little documentary about hand painted advertising. Love it!! Up There. Concept: Mother NY; Production Co: Mekanism; Director/DP/Editor: Malcolm Murray; Music by The Album Leaf; Painters: Colossal Media/Sky High Murals/Bob Middleton; Presented by Stella Artois… [ Continue reading ]

Pele

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Yesterday I received a very kind email from Nuno Matos, sharing his project Pele. A collection of seven pairs of men’s shoes documented in a beautiful little book where he shared his creative journey, the inspiration, the process and the result. We really… [ Continue reading ]

The Royal Treatment

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After writing about it in the new Blend Magazine which will hit the stores next week we were kindly invited to sell this beautiful hand crafted shoe-care box by The Royal Treatment in our little online boutique. The box is hand made in France and contains… [ Continue reading ]

Moos tailored basics

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Just received an email from the Amsterdam born Koen Tossijn a.k.a. Moos, Tailored Basics, to introduce his made to measure jeans. Started with the dream to make something for the people around him he create the ‘tailored basics’ all from a 14… [ Continue reading ]

Stanley & Sons

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The new business suit — Stanley & Sons Apron and Bag co. featured by A Smile in the Mind >… [ Continue reading ]

The sum of details

Louis Vuitton changed their communication from showing old and erstwhile world leaders on their way down the road into telling the story of the high-end craftsman and the beauty of the details.

I saw the sneak preview of the images, shot by Desiree Dolron, a few months ago and I instantly fell in love with the brand.
Above image is the sewing of the leather with a beeswax thread to protect the stitchings overtime. Louis Vuitton: The sum of details beautifully captured by Desiree Dolron! For more images [ Continue reading ]

Brooklyn Tailors

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Started by Brenna Boyce and Daniel Lewis Brooklyn Tailors are beautiful handmade and bespoke garments made by skilled craftsman. It’s lovely to see these kind of companies opening their online shop in Etsy and moving from hard to get into something very… [ Continue reading ]

T-Michael

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1 shoe last, 3 styles and 5 colour combinations: T-MICHAEL will launch it’s first shoe collection tomorrow in Ridehuset, Oslo, accompanied with some beautiful tunes by Tord Gustavsen. Designed at Skostredet and hand finished in Portugal the shoe will come in vegetable… [ 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 ]

Crafted bikes

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Two of our favorite classic bike builders. One from the east coast and one from the west cast of the US. Bilenky Cycle Works, a custom bike builder with a rich history which goes back to 1983. And Jitenska Studio, with suburb hand made frames… [ Continue reading ]

INVENTORY

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Last month h(y)r collective changed it’s name and focus to INVENTORY, a curation of Ideas in Product, Craft & Culture. The online magazine became an off-line magazine which will be published in the coming days. Anothersomething got a sneak preview on the first proofs from the… [ Continue reading ]

Kirpputori

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A lazy sunday afternoon, browsing thru my found and emailed links of the past week came, I across this one. I’m so much enjoying almost everything in the Japanese online shop Kirpputori (the Finnish word for flea market ). Beautiful felt animals, birch wood boxes and envelopes and… [ Continue reading ]

Edelbrand

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Just came across this beautiful, three centuries old brandy company. Edelbrand Stuaffenberg is a traditional spirit from Germany made from only the finest, ripest handpicked Franconian cherries, the extremely rare find ‘Zibärtleand’ plums and Williams pears. The wild plum is our favorite: ‘Painstakingly procured and produced in… [ Continue reading ]

Nigel Cabourn

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Last monday we were pleased welcoming Mr Nigel Cabourn himself. Inspired and excited we finished the day knowing he started his business with today’s biggest british designer as his London Agent, pleased with an invite to his little castle in the United Kingdom, packed with stories… [ Continue reading ]