Here we have some looks from travel goods maker Sandquist and their Fall 2011 collection. There are several new styles in different shapes and colors, some of which are really worth checking out. Their messenger bags, backpacks, dopp kits and everything else in the line are presented with minimalist detailing that will surely be a hit for next season.
Herschel Supply Co. is on a complete tear right now, boasting rapid growth primarily because of their ability to craft well-made product and offer them up at unbeatable price-points. Their Fall 2011 collection is looking quite promising as well with a few signature styles alongside some new designs, all being offered up in several colors and materials. More detailed look below.
We’re really liking this weekend bag from rag & bone’s pre-fall 2011 collection. It features a denim shell and a waxed canvas base, referencing rag & bone’s military and outdoor influences. This bag’s finished with thick woven handles and has one large compartment and a sturdy black zip with leather pull tabs to keep it all together.
Here we have a look at a new duffel bag from Maison Martin Margiela’s Fall 2011 collection. It comes in an olive green suede shell with a vegetable tanned leather base and straps. It’s got plenty of space and features silver zip closure and silver detailing throughout. Look for this at select stockists and MMM boutiques worldwide. (via hb)
The next few weekends of summer will be filled with city trips, beach trips and maybe a few getaways as well so where are you tossing all your essentials when you need to be on the go? A tote seems like a logical choice and this canvas-shelled bag from Levi’s Made & Crafted is a winner. It features leather trimming and a roomy main console that can fit everything you’ll need on your day out.
(No Subject) out of Los Angeles deliver the first of a series of videos that look to shed light on LA’s creative community. This video takes a visit to KILLSPENCER’s design studio which is owned by 27 year-old industrial designer Spencer Nikosey. From this three-minute video, we get an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with a brand that’s really been doing something great things ever since they first came on the scene. Look for more of the same moving forward.
Brownbook magazine, one of the Middle East’s finest publications is in their 28th edition, this time taking a trip out to the boatyards of Bodrum in Turkey to examine the region’s growth in the high net-worth individuals. Another feature digs into the organic food movement currently taking place in the Middle East and looks to further highlight the region from a view most seldom consider.
This past weekend, I made my first trip out to Chicago and had the opportunity to take a few pieces from Lexdray‘s Classified Collection along for the ride. Two of the brand’s premier products — the Tahoe Duffel and Boulder Backpack — were my companions for the trip and I honestly don’t think I’d want it any other way. One of the first things that stood out to us when we got turned to Lexdray is the brand’s ability to make travel bags that are functional to the tenth degree and aesthetically pleasing as well.
Hodinkee is reporting that independent Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has decided to sponsor the entire 34th Street Heliport in New York City through the remainder of the 2011 summer season. “This means that when landing on the tarmac at the 34th street heliport, you’ll actually see a few ‘AP’ logos and a watch or two painted right onto the ground.” The move is as creative as it is smart as they will be able to target a very niche consumer base.