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Spartan

i first posted about Austin based shop Spartan waaaaaay back in 2010! that’s like a 100 years in internet time. so i’ve been excited to share their new lookbook, which i was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of before it launched. they stock items by designers that i love like Crescioni, Erin Considine, Dealtry and a whole host of others that are new-to-me.

We were feeling very inspired by women artists of the 20th century and studied portraits of these women for inspiration. Although our focus in the past has been home goods and jewelry, we are branching it a way that feels very natural to us to few apparel pieces that are easy to wear and great for travel – hats, bags, scarves, wool tunics, oversized sweaters, etc, with the same attention to graceful design and beautiful, high quality materials.

explore the shop here. photographer: Chantal Anderson | graphic designers: Winsome Brave

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Fait La Force

NY based designer Emma Allen has been volunteering in Haiti since she was a teen. On a trip to seek out production capabilities, in the hopes of using her design skills to foster job creation, she met Chandler Hamilton and her husband and Josh – who have been working with artisans in Haiti for the past 4 years. together Chandler and Emma founded Fait La Force, which aims to encourage creativity and economic development in the country.

We work hand in hand with artisans across Haiti to create thoughtfully designed products with local resources and a mix of modern and traditional techniques. Our products are made with care and integrity by artisans in our workshop in Port au Prince, as well as our artisan partners across the country. We strive to create an uplifting work environment fostering collaborations between our artisans and like-minded brands and designers.

they just launched their debut collection, available at their online shop. you can also follow their journey on Instagram – how great is this shot?!

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These Things No.62

this is a home edition of These Things – a Home Things, if you will. at the moment my mind is quite preoccupied with making our place look nice. we live in a one bedroom flat in Sea Point, a suburb of Cape Town on the Atlantic seaboard – literally steps away from the promenade. this area has been having a revival of sorts lately, with new coffee places and restaurants popping up almost every day. and i can see us living here for a long time… as long as we never needed a bigger place (cough-kids-pets-cough).

i have some home improvements in mind that i am hoping to share soon (having our balcony room redone, for a start) but in the meantime i am always gathering inspiration from around the web. you know me… gathering, gathering.

first up, the new bedroom collection from Douglas and Bec. i love that round headboard… it’s scuh an old-school shape – but done in such a new, fresh way.

Miss Moss // These Things No.62
Miss Moss // These Things No.62

these blankets by BFGF are so great. i would want to just frame them and hang ‘em on the wall:

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very much into this shoot for Calypso St Barth shot by Dabito & styled by Justina Blakeney:

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the FLIP shelf by Munk Collective. i like the pink one as a bedside table:

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the Canyon series of ceramics by Red Raven Studios:

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i love the Open Road Armchair – a collaboration between between furniture builder KKDW and leatherworker Canoe:

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i love these two apartments styled by Minna Jones for a new development in Helsinki:

Miss Moss // These Things No.62
Miss Moss // These Things No.62

for residents of Cape Town (and beyond), Bofred is a cool new furniture shop:

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the Levis x Pendleton blanket (i’ve always wanted a Pendleton blanket…)

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speaking of blankets, i love these blanket throws by Dot and Bo:

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love all these rugs from UO. top to bottom: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

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a DIY geometric wooden floor by The Nugget:

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removable wallpaper? yes please – i’ll take the Matisse one:

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sweet goods by Pastrana Studio:

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really love the furniture by the cleverly named Please wait to be seated:

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Saana ja Olli: After The Storm

oh i love this lookbook for the new collection from Saana ja Olli – After The Storm. it makes me think of the end of long summer days, when you’re still outside as dusk starts to fall, and everything is coated in that dark blue hue… i posted about this Finnish design duo earlier this year. products are available at their online shop.

Myrskyn jälkeen (lit. After the Storm) is inspired by grid notebooks and detailed drawings in Floras. The design aims to combine the chaotic nature of plants with a clear and balanced grid. The design continues Saana ja Olli’s tradition of colossal and multi-dimensional hand drawn prints.

photos by Unto Rautio.

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Saana ja Olli: After The Storm
Saana ja Olli: After The Storm
Saana ja Olli: After The Storm
Saana ja Olli: After The Storm
Saana ja Olli: After The Storm
Saana ja Olli: After The Storm
Saana ja Olli: After The Storm

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Hem

so i have been keeping one eyeball on Hem – a new online shop that’s sort of positioning itself like the Everlane or Warby Parker of furniture. high-end design that’s simple, affordable, beautiful and designed to last. they are currently taking pre-orders on their debut collection.

Hem means Home. We create original, timeless furniture and interior accessories together with the most exciting and talented designers of today. Our design philosophy is to create pioneering pieces together with designers from around the globe. Our pieces are something to hold on to for a very long time. The design and production teams at Hem are passionate about materials and details. And, we only work with the best factories around the world.

there’s section in their shop called Razzle Dazzle which endeared me to them immediately.

HEM // Miss Moss
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More & Co.

More & Co. is a little shop that deals in everyday objects – “the ones that surround us, the ones we reach for again and again”. every few months they release a new collection based on a theme or a certain set of ideas. Two Feet On The Ground is their latest.

Every year as the air chills and the sun thins, we settle in. It’s time to cook, organize, clean house, see friends, drink red wine. Plant your feet on the ground and find balance for the coming season with this collection.

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