Nice Things No.17

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hello! wow, you guys have been going pretty nuts on that Baggu giveaway. i don’t blame you – if i were to invoke the treat yo self policy right now, i would definitely splurge on one of those totes. but if you’re not a bag kinda person (or perhaps you have too many bags, that is also a viable option) – here are some other cool things floating around on the internet that you can treat yo self to. you can just click on the image to be taken to the particular product – yay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

row 1: gold coaster by Martino Gamper; brass wreath by Hruskaa
row 2: porcelain bottles & vases by Revisions Design
row 3: To Be Adored dress; Anthropologie denim moto jacket
row 4: chopping blocks by Douglas + Bec
row 5: YMC duffle bag; Get It On bodywash by Plant
row 6: early birds print by Janine Radwell
row 7: Toni jersey dress by Meinrad Young; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel combo dress
row 8: flower trap vases by Utopia & Utility
row 9: produce bag by Slide Sideways; scandi breakfast tray by Sarah Linstrom
row 10: sweet little vases by Casa Abril
row 11: giving & receiving bracelt by Fail; sandstone bracelet by Seaworthy
row 12: vintage Turkish kilims from Sukan
row 13: Jesse Kamm field dress; Organic by John Patrick corset dress

Baggu Giveaway!

Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!

Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!

i wanted to keep my cool about this giveaway but i simply CANNOT. i have been a fan of Brooklyn based legends of the bag world Baggu for a long time, they “make simple, high quality bags in bright colors that fill many uses so you can own less stuff.” you’ll definitely recognise their famous original Baggu re-usable shoppers, and you’ve probably seem some of their other rad wares around like the leather baggu and the drawstring purse. bottom line, they rule.

Baggu just launched their Basic Tote – a simple daily tote in the softest of leathers that comes in eight different colours. and not just the usual suspects, either. i can’t pick my favourite hue – but can you?

go to the Baggu website and check out all the Basic Tote colours (do it, do it now) then come back here and tell me in the comments which colour, by the correct name, is your favourite… and that’s the one you stand the chance to win!

follow Baggu on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out more about this amazing company, and be sure to visit their showroom in Brooklyn if you’re ever in the area code.

the giveaway is open to all readers worldwide. if you are outside the US your package might be subject to your country’s import duties / taxes. only one Baggu Basic Tote is up for grabs. giveaway closes Thursday 18 July. winner will be drawn at random.

Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!

Scout & Catalogue

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oooof i really LOVE the new bags & clutches from Scout & Catalogue. holy moly, that Yelapa Leather Tote is something else (the handles + hardware are gorgeous, too). am also very taken by that Galileo’s Moon silk scarf. check out their website and online shop for more.

Scout & Catalogue is heavily influenced by the bohemian beach culture of Mexico. We strive to make pieces that remind you of afternoons at secret beaches, sun kissed skin, and all day siestas.










Nadia Tarr

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Nadia Tarr is a former dancer & choreographer turned fashion designer – and you can definitely see that influence in her beautiful, simple silhouettes. i love love love her midi & maxi dresses, and would honestly want one in every colour & pattern if i had my way (though if i had to choose i’d say this one and this one are my favourites). there’s something about these classic shapes that really make a woman look so refined… and want to have a jaunt on the Riviera, possibly.

Myrtle

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i was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the new lookbook for LA-based shop Myrtle over the weekend, which just launched today. it was shot by Megan McIsaac (who shot the previous Myrtle lookbooks) and Laura Taylor – and instead of getting models they photographed each other, which is why the lookbook is called Double EP. that’s a bit of a stroke of genius, if you ask me. the newly renovated Echo Lake in Echo Park, LA was the setting. you can shop Myrtle’s wares online here and be sure to follow the adorable Whitney on Instagram where she often showcases their new arrivals.

Now open for a year and a half, the shop is still focused on independent female designers and you’ll see many familiar names here: Samantha Pleet, Dusen Dusen, Gretchen Jones, Feral Childe, In God We Trust, Wrk-Shp and Filly. There are many new designers too as we keep an eye out for the next wave of designing ladies – Reif, SJO, Nettie Kent, and Willow Knows!

Photographers & Models: Megan McIsaac and Laura Taylor /Styling: Whitney Bickers /Clothing: Myrtle / Sunglasses: Gogosha Optique / Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles


















Lotuff Leather

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Lotuff Leather is a bag & accessories maker based in Connecticut who have a 100% hands-on, local approach to making their beautiful leather goods. founded by brothers Joe & Rick Lotuff and partner Alden Edmonds,  they pride themselves in reinvigorating traditional craftsmanship and, “creating a whole new generation of Americans who are once again encouraged – not dissuaded – to take a few extra minutes, hours, or days to make something exceptional.”

Lotuff Leather is a collaboration of prideful American craftsmen making fine quality leather goods the way they should be made. The love and passion that go into our handmade bags are tangible: you can see, smell, and touch the difference. Our vision is to create items of lasting value and the work is a reflection of our personal character.

i absolutely love their gorgeous leather working tote (this pic totally sold me). you can see some of the fine pieces for ladies in their Spring 2013 lookbook, photographed by Alyssa Robb.

Muku

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i was intending on doing a these things today, as usual, but the Muku SS 2013 collection felt like just the right way to sign off the week. from the sweet little girls (those little dresses! those milk-maid braids! those flowers crowns!) to the simple & beautiful pieces for women made from exquisite natural fabrics – i am quite smitten with Lithuanian based Muku.

Muku mainly focus on kids clothing but likes to venture out and play around with toys, accessories, and whatever our exploring hands can create. We choose to use natural fibers. We get inspired by DIY idea, recycling, remakes, urban art… Find most of our materials from grandparents cupboards, antique bookshops, flea markets. All made with love and nicety.

they have a website, online shop and blog.

















Take Care

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Take Care is a Cape Town based label by designer Jessica Harwood. their winter collection suits my taste for beautiful pared down pieces. i went into their shop on Kloof Street recently, shared with menswear label Adriaan Kuiters, and man-handled (woman-handled?) some of the beautiful coats. i am particularly taken by the double waterfall jacket below. also happy to tell you that you can now peruse Take Care at their online shop – glad to see more and more South African designers selling on the web.

lookbook photos shot by Julia Merrett.

Samuji

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wow i am kind of besotted with the summer 2013 lookbook for Finnish label Samuji, Changing Patterns. the model, the clothes, the paint, the clever parallax scrolling… i ended up going up and down and up and down. these are just screenshots, you definitely have to go on over and experience it for yourself. i’m not sure if all these pieces are available to buy yet, but keep an eye on their online shop for more.

SAMMA

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my taste in jewellery ebbs and flows, but at the moment i’m really digging on beautiful statement necklaces – especially with chunky beads or bold metal work. i discovered Hanna Sandin’s line SAMMA thanks to Pour Porter, who currently stocks many of her fine pieces of jewellery.

Hanna Sandin founded SAMMA in 2009. The jewelry line developed out of Sandin’s work in sculpture and is defined by a stripped down vocabulary of form; elemental lines and simplified shapes cast in non-precious materials — brass, bronze, copper — combine and repeat, while slight variations and irregularities, a result of each piece being handmade, add nuance, warmth, and tactility.

images courtesy of SAMMA and Pour Porter.









Plümo

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Plümo sources artisanal, hand made products from all over the world that are original in design, beautifully crafted and a little different from what you usually see. They work with artisans, co-operatives from Africa to Asia, designers that have just come out of college and any kind of creative people that just make beautiful things. their latest collection was inspired by a Sicily.











Thisispaper Shop

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i have been inspired by Thisispaper for a long time, and often reference it as one of the best out there when anyone asks me what my favourite design blogs are. it is so well curated, with a clear aesthetic thread that pulls everything together. so i was thrilled when creators Alexander and Zuzanna contacted me yesterday to share their recent Thisispaper Shop launch – which they have been teasing regular readers with for some time! says Alexander,

About half a year ago we had an idea of making a few accessories and selling them under thisipaper label. We spent the last few months  sewing our own pieces (mostly bags and rucksacks) and searching for suppliers of items we couldn’t make ourselves. we designed a few items for the kitchen – jars, mugs, manual juice squeezers and many more. The collection grew and Thisispaper Shop was born.

lookbook photos by Julia Kubisty, product photos by Thisispaper Shop.

Desert Warrior

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Yo Vintage is one of my rad sponsors, a vintage shop based in Portland with an excellent online shop that also stocks new jewellery and accessories from independent designers. they just released their latest lookbook Desert Warrior which just ticks all the boxes for me, especially that beautiful cream skirt & blouse combo – classic. be sure to have a gander through their other lookbooks – Rose City is another great one.

ps: if you’re an independent shop / designer / cool person and you’re interested in sponsoring just get in touch.

niko and…

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thanks to Marize for introducing me to niko and … another cool looking Japanese mail order fashion company that (a) i can’t understand and (b) will probably never actually order from. well, like many things on the internet i shall just sit back and admire. especially their cute 30 days coordinate project (they are on day 17 now, so check back for more.)