i really feel like my bag obsession is getting out of hand. sometimes i think i might to have to buy duplicate wallets and cosmetics and keys just so i can keep a set in each of my bags (don’t you hate transferring your stuff every time? yes i know that is the ultimate in laziness). SUL is a bag company from Portugal who make some seriously nice hand-crafted leather pieces. really into this one and this one. dig the embossing too.
Our bags are handmade, one by one, by artisans who spend all the time needed until they are perfect. They are manufactured in small editions and with leathers that inspire us. If we find a beautiful leather, which fits to one of our models, we take advantage of it, even if with it we can make a single and unique bag.
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.
another edition of Jewels! it’s been a while.
please click on the images to be taken to the relevant shop / designer.
i imagine the woman who wears clothing from Barcelona based Magnolia Antic to be very, very refined. an Audrey Hepburn type who smells like, well, magnolias possibly. shop the collection here and if you’re in Barcelona visit their shop here.
Magnolia Antic, a magical space in Barcelona which transports us to a timeless place. The scent of beautiful flowers blends like silk with the clothes, as if it were a poem. Step by step you will see beautiful dresses, bags, gloves, and delicate ceramics each with a unique history that float like souls in the air…
i spent a fair amount of time clicking around the AYR website because (a) they have beautiful clothes and (b) the website is soooooo nice to look at & use. i particularly love the little wheel you can click on to select different colours of the same product (see this rad dress as an example). i actually hadn’t heard of AYR before, but they focus on a few products done well (think Everlane) – great denim (loads of choices!), chambray, cashmere, tees, simple dresses and the like.
Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to find. We imagined a line of our favorite pieces, the things we would live in every day, all year round. So we stopped looking and started designing. We believe in good design, value out of versatility, and thoughtful service. Product and process should be easy and effortless. Our edited essentials and our exclusively digital experience look forward, not back.
Hannah Ferrara is one of my favourite people to follow online, not only because of her beautiful jewellery line Another Feather, she’s also a fine, fine Instagrammer. she has just launched the new collection for her line, Pearl. she styled the beautiful lookbook herself and it features another stylish woman modelling the pieces – Madelynn Hackwith Furlong (who has a great blog and rad apartment that i posted about before). the photos were taken by Caylon Hackwith who is Madelynn’s husband. so there you go – one seriously cool team.
Portland-based maker and artist Hannah Ferrara began making minimalistic jewelry after searching long & hard for the pieces she herself wanted to wear. Inspired by her travels, minimal design, ancient relics, and an appreciation for well made objects and heirlooms, her line Another Feather includes minimal metal made jewelry and simple everyday adornments.
i got a bit sidetracked today while looking at wedding dresses for a friend online, and ended up creating a very wanty June things list. funny thing is it’s pretty cold here right now (i’m actually sitting on a hot water bottle as we speak! my buns are so cold, you guys) – but this is of course a very happy, peach, summery wishlist. sigh, the grass is always greener hey?
you can just click on the sweet little icons to be taken to the items. fancy!