Ouur

if you’re a Kinfolk follower then you might already know about their new venture that was announced yesterday – Ouur. Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams was kind enough to send me some information on their new collective brand; which offers a seasonal line of apparel, publications (incl Kinfolk) and home goods. i also got a peek at the AW14 Ouur Collection. the line is influenced by Scandinavian & Japanese cultures, both of which consistently focus on simplicity in design, and have placed high value on doing more with less.

Ouur’s range of apparel is made using textiles such as linen, cotton and wool. Created with a sharp attention to detail, classic silhouettes and a neutral color palette, each item has been made with an emphasis on comfort and utility. The pieces in the collection will be interchangeable, functional and wearable in all seasons.

the Ouur collection is currently available in Japan, and will be released later this year in the US. to stay updated follow Ouur on Instagram and Facebook.

photographs by Tec Petaja, styling by Julie Pointer

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Kolonaki

even though summer is on the way out for us down south (i wore boots yesterday for the first time!) i can still appreciate some breezy summer wear, especially since i basically spent all last summer in long skirts or dresses.

Kolonaki is a spanish brand with some sweet new stuff for summer 14. i love that first polka dot dress. all items available at their online shop. it looks like they only ship to the UK & Europe at the moment. US readers can buy their stuff at The Cools.

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Identity Designed

have come across some wonderful identity designs lately. please click on the images to be taken to the original designer and more information on their process.

designed by Tata&Friends for Mr Marcel School (wonderful website too!)

Designed by Tata and Friends

designed by Hvass&Hannibal for The Conference:

Designed by Hvass Hannibal

designed by Rudi de Wet for Willem Dirk du Toit:

Designed by Rudi de Wet

designed by Hardhat for Alex Fulton:

Designed by Hardhat

designed by Neue for Tregde Feri:

Designed by Neue

designed by BVD for Nina Jobs:

Designed by BVD

designed by Non-Format for nyMusikk:

Designed by Non-Format

designed by Jonathan Garrett for Frida von Fuchs:

Designed by Jono Garrett

designed by Michelle Viljoen for Monique Ferguson:

Designed by Michelle Viljoen

designed by Nicole Dalton for Elford / De la Foret:

Designed by Nicole Dalton

designed by Shaz Madani for Russell’s of Clapton:

Designed by Shaz Madani

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Matter

you know i’m a fan of wearing the pants, and if they’re designed specifically for comfort then they’re even better. the debut collection from MATTER, a socially motivated clothing line founded by Yvonne Suner and Renyung Ho after a trip across India, features “pants to see the world in”. they are made from Tussar silk cotton, with no zips to snag or clasps to break.

Working with artisan communities in Rajasthan, MATTER employs time-honored techniques of the loom and blockprint to develop unique fabrics and designs. Pants styles are designed through multiple fittings on multiple women, and field tested to ensure they withstand the challenges of airplane hopping or rush hour traffic navigation, taking the wearer from sandy beach to city bar with ease.

peruse their first collection at their online shop (and they ship internationally, for free)

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Alex Katz

inspired by the print work of artist Alex Katz today, which spans from the late 40s to the present day. you can see his entire impressive archive here.

Katz has admitted to destroying a thousand paintings during his first ten years as a painter in order to find his style. Since the 1950s, he worked to create art more freely in the sense that he tried to paint “faster than he can think.” His works seem simple, but according to Katz they are more reductive, which is fitting to his personality.

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Meg Callahan

Meg Callahan is a designer who makes exquisite patchwork quilts the likes of which i want on my bed. or on my wall. or draped over me when i am on the couch. or used as a cape, for when i walk down the street. whatever! i want one. she recently drove from her hometown of Edmond, OK to San Diego, CA and took along some quilts to photograph along the way.

Patchwork Quilting is a time-honored craft tradition, my pieces are a culmination of traditional processes and experimentation. The horizon, ever-changing sky, grassy vegetation, and the variation of dirt color are a constant source of inspiration. This lookbook is a reflection of that inspiration.

Photographed by Andrew Mau

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These Things No.60

These Things No.60! this feels like it should be momentous, or something. i actually calculated how long i have been blogging the other day, and it’s been 5 years (and 2 months) since i started this olde blog. so, that is kind of momentous i suppose.

but even more momentous is that it’s Friday, which means it’s time for a These Things.

i love this feature on fashion designer Stine Goya at FvF:

Stine Goya

i want these shoes by Le Yucca:

Le Yucca

the amazing bathroom in this sweet apartment:

Hearth Studio

new lookbook by The Loved One:

The Loved One

weavings by Maryanne Moodie:

Maryanne Moodie

this hanger:

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i would literally eat this salad every day:

asian chicken salad

and this one, actually:

zucchini salad

ceramics by RIA:

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Tova Kaye, an inspiring woman:

Tova Kaye

Kirsten Dunst in the new W magazine (i feel like i’m a teen again!)

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Frida Kahlo in her garden in 1952:

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Be Brave by Christopher Delorenzo:

Be Brave

 

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Lotuff in Marfa

remember i posted about Lotuff last year? well they are literally going places. the leather bag company has recently collaborated with Barneys (aka, made the big time) and then got super cool, adventurous & talented duo Miles & Miles to shoot their spring lookbook in Marfa, Texas.

Miles & Miles are Sarah and Stefaan (that’s Sarah in all the pics) – who have been together since high school, and left their jobs as designers in NYC to travel the world. you can learn more about them in this little interview.

the bags are of course wonderful. i love that big ole tote and dig that suede duffel bag. watch the video at the end, it’s really sweet.

bags by Lotuff available at Barneys. photography, video, editing & music all by Miles & Miles.

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