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Rennes Handmade

i have been an admirer of Rennes Handmade for quite some time, but realised that i had never given this wonderful label some blog love (i don’t think? my archives baffle me sometimes). so, here you go! shop away. they’re on etsy too – love the marbled leather tote and pouches.

Rennes >> a company that makes leather goods and clothing; a shortened version of Rennes-le-Château. Rennes-le-Château >> a village in southern France home to local lore and mystery. Rennes is a small house of sewing in Boston, Massachusetts. From start to finish Julia drafts, cuts, and sews every piece in each collection. Attention is placed on small details, unique materials, and quality of craftsmanship. Rennes is inspired by simplicity and the belief that making an item by hand creates community.

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JF & SON

thanks to jen for reminding me about the radness that is JF & SON. there are just too many cool shops out there, and i often forget to check in on their websites… i think someone needs to set up some kind of rss feed for that.

JF & SON’s fanatical obsession with textiles informs the company’s approach to production and design. working with hand-weavers throughout india, the company develops custom fabrics, which are sent to the vertically integrated JF & SON studio in new delhi. in this creative environment JF & SON authors a new design vernacular, combining elements of modernism with traditional methods of beading, embroidery, and printing. by partnering with artists and artisans from new york to india, JF & SON meets its ideals of fairness in labor while reinforcing its commitment to community and collaboration everywhere.

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More Wall Space, Please

i change the pictures on my walls pretty regularly, and i’m gradually aiming to replace stuff i’ve printed out from the internet (yes, i’m on a budget – don’t judge) with real art made by talented people.

vu de l’extérieur print by fieldguided:

fin iii by richard roberts:

summer fruit & winter fruit by claire nereim:

texas by curtis jinkins:

get back to work by steady print shop co:

dueling watson the cat by medium control :

la lune by double merrick:

chronic bitchface by kris atomic:

sweater by karolin schnoor:

mountains by leah duncan:

b&w wave by rinn:

perfect twist by debbie carlos:

homestead by beauchamping:

process colour triangle print by desTroy:

lion for a day by random objects:

think from felt & wire:

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Dear Golden

you may have noticed over in the sidebar that Dear Golden is one of my inaugural sponsors – and I couldn’t be happier because Lauren has become a great internet pal and i am, of course, obsessed with her shop and continually amazed by the vintage pieces she lists every week. Lauren is currently working on her new Dear Golden studio space, and so everything in her etsy shop is on 25% sale! here are some items i have been eyeballing.

this incredible bag

seventies wrap dresses – my favourite:

left: All Tomorrows / middle: Hibiscus dress / right: Redwood Chiffon dress

shoes! too bad my feet can’t be different sizes.

clockwise from top: Etienne Aigner loafers / floral heels / embroidered ballet flats / ethnic woven flats

pink wonders – i could see that lace number as a wedding dress, no?

left: Cut Out Blossom / right: Pink Pinwheel lace

1950s bowtie:

another beauty of a bag – perfect for weekends

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Of a Kind Giveaway!

*  the giveaway is now closed * congratulations to Laura! *


this is the first time i have ever done a giveaway on the blog – a pretty momentous occasion! and who better to kick off the giveaway fun than something special from Of a Kind? literally, very special. each week Of A Kind releases a limited edition item in a small batch, which is designed elusively for them. that means you can be one of only a few people in the whole world who has a one of a kind piece.

so, i’m psyched to offer one lucky reader this beautiful Pyrite Pyramid Necklace by Sophie Monet.

Pyrite – also known as fool’s gold – is courting the spotlight these days, and we haven’t seen the material put to better use than in this pendant necklace created by Sophie Monet. The shiny, irregular surface of the rock plays well with the smooth, geometric chunk of shedua wood.

…one of only 20 made! all you need to do in order to enter the giveaway is subscribe to the Of A Kind newsletter  (so you’ll be the first to hear about their new releases) and leave a comment below.

i’m also happy to tell you that this giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world as Of a Kind offers international shipping. readers outside the US must please note that, as with all international shipping, you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrival.  the giveaway ends on Monday 12 September, and the winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw.

all necklace images courtesy of Of a Kind, beach image by Sophie Monet.

Rewardrobe

reassessing my wardrobe right now – in my head, that is. hypothetically. if i were to win the lottery or discovered a giant diamond in my garden… this is what i’d spend that money on.

pieces row by row:

  1. agatha dress / annica dress / eva dress
  2. acne copy cap sleeve tee / a.p.c. denim / aubin & wills breton top
  3. pringle silk blouse / steven alan sydney shirt / etoile isabel marant vanda shirt
  4. asos merlin leather fringe loafers / upcycled leather button wallets / isabel marant earrings / isabel marant bracelet / rachel comey short boot
  5. uniform wares wristwatch / super ilaria sunglassesa.p.c. leather zip pocket / steven alan linwood bucket bag
  6. blue isthmus dress / no shatter what dress / night blooming dress
  7. billy kirk carryall / chapel madras backpack / missibaba workhorse bag
  8. fisherman sweater / flair skirt / coastline-stripe tee
  9. the  clemence woven rope necklace / astrid stud earrings / black diamond ring / polka dot band / garland necklace / apres ski necklace
  10. pecka blouse / betty knit / pamela singlet
  11. canvas mix loafer / leather stud flat sandals / maddison pretty tie brogue / leather gladiator sandal
  12. steve mono romy shoulder bag / alexander wang marion sling bag / logan shoulder tote / steve mono stripe bag
  13. cafe trouser in wool / high-waisted skinny cord / hope news trouser / shillingby trouser ..
  14. marni platform clogs / chloe clog pump
  15. party blazer with bow clip / short pea coat
  16. connie fold dress / confetti dress / colour block pleated dress
  17. steven alan joli bag / swear viennetta 3 shoe / warby parker jasper sunglasses / mona boots
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