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Toino Abel

Toino Abel was started by Nuno Henriques with the aim to preserve the tradition of Portuguese reed basket weaving. Nuno’s great-grandfather José began his basket-weaving business in the small Portuguese village of Castanheira, and today the business is still run by Nuno’s grand-aunt and employs 6 weavers who make the baskets by hand just as they have always been made.

My great-grandfather initiated this craft of weaving seemingly fragile materials into sturdy objects. The reed baskets became popular in the entire country and are now seen as part of our Portuguese heritage. Nevertheless, today the craft is at risk to come to an end. Once the last generation of remaining craftsmen and women pass away, the Portuguese tradition of reed basket making might die out with them. Toino Abel aims to preserve, cherish and share this beautiful craft with you. Each basket has been manufactured in the same technique throughout generations in a strictly handmade process. We aim to keep it that way and carry on the tradition.

you can buy them on Etsy.

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Jewels Quatre

another edition of Jewels! it’s been a while.

please click on the images to be taken to the relevant shop / designer.

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Lee Coren

you may remember my post last year about designer Lee Coren who makes such beautiful textiles. Lee has just released her latest collection, which was inspired by a trip to Italy.

The collection was inspired almost completely by an 8 hours stop at Rome, Italy, on my way back from a trip to the USA, and is constructed on the melding of urban surroundings and dreamy escapism. The collection features handmade screen printed fabrics as well as original prints from scenery captured on camera that transformed into versatile essentials, built to last but never boring.

the pieces are all Vegan friendly. shop here or on Etsy. lookbook photographs by Aya Wind.

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Shapes by Deapapa

i’ve always loved creative tote bags, but to be honest i never actually really used them. until i moved into my office this past month. now i find myself needing to tote shit everywhere. before i worked from home, and when i went out i just used my handbag. but now – packed lunches, power cables, bags of apples (yeah i don’t know either) … the life of a freelancer is full of stuff hey? so i smiled to myself when i saw these new totes by Verónica de Arriba of Deapapa today. i should get my hands on one.

the collection is a play on geometric shapes inspired by Memphis milano movement and all the things that inspire me daily. 6 models of organic cotton tote bags, screen printed with water based inks & made from a sustainable crop in a Fair Trade factory.

buy them here.

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Georgie Cummings

i want Georgie Cummings to come to my house with her gold marker pen and draw all over all of the things. i love her new collection Symmetry, which you can shop here.

inspired by simplistic shapes, using clean lines and balance to feature the natural beauty of the leather. including the all over ‘fur’ print available in gold foil on select items. constructed entirely by hand and made to last.

photography by Ben Christensen

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Thisispaper Shop II

around this time last year i blogged about the launch of Thisispaper Shop. they have just relaunched, with a brand new website and new products. i particularly love all their bags, which are all handmade in their studio in Warsaw. the detailing on the leather is lovely, and i dig that line – “what we save, saves us.”

Our bags and rucksacks are designed and hand made by a small but passionate team at our Warsaw studio. At every stage of the process we aim to minimise waste and our environmental footprint, and maximise support for local community and suppliers. We only use genuine vegetable­tanned leather and durable cotton and canvas. Instead of decoration, we go for simplicity, function and sustainability.

this is only a smidge of what is available, also check out their entire shop here.

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Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection

a lot of the new collections and lookbooks that have been released lately have been from designers that i have featured on the blog before, and the one consistent thing i have noticed is how these talented people grow and develop with each collection. i love that! and Annie of Gift Shop Brooklyn is no exception, who has just released the Prism Collection. those clear Evie totes are so interesting. i also dig that bucket bag.

The evening summer sky inspired Prism Collection began last summer while on evening walks with my husband in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The collection is white based with accents of ‘evening sky’ inspired pastels.

Annie is actually one of my wonderful sponsors – so please do support her! not that i need to convince you though, huh? you can browse the collection at her online shop.

Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection

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