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.
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.”
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.
Andria Crescioni is the designer behind Bandelier, a southern California based jewellery label that takes inspiration from traditional craft and culture, with each piece made by hand by Andria herself. she graduated from Parsons School of Design and that’s where she became hooked on working with leather as a medium and started experimenting with jewellery making. so she decided to start her own line that was “modern and minimal, but rooted in traditional craft.”
Building Block just released their SS14 bag collection and it is, as expected, just wonderful. i would have loved to see some brown leather options (like some of their previous collections) but there is something so slick about these simple black leather pieces against the stark architectural backdrops, and that fashionable model. sigh, can’t wait to wear boots again.