Nice Things No.20! just click through to be taken to the sweet stuff.
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.
Tony Chestnut is a line by Canadian designer Jill Sawatzky, “a one women show from start to finish.” this is her SS14 collection, which looks like it’s already pretty much sold out. i love those interesting quilted jackets - made from deadstock faux leather from the 70s.
i make clothes for you. clothing to carry you through your day. clothing to make you look and feel good. clothing to express yourself in.
i’m always excited to see what father daughter duo Anna and Waldemar Artmann of Wsake have up their proverbial sleeves. they are making some of the most unique and exciting (yet accessible) jewellery out there. here’s their new collection. i loooooooove those brass hair combs! be sure to check out their website and online shop.
see my previous post about them 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
the giveaway is now closed. thanks for entering!
i’ve been looking forward to this giveaway, because i have long been an admirer of Rennes. working from her studio in Boston, Julia has been designing and sewing all her own designs since 2008. she is well known for her exquisite bags and pouches, but also makes clothing and sweet ceramics. right now Rennes is transitioning from an entirely handmade line to having some pieces sewn with local manufacturers. enter the Mini Château Duffle.
It’s so important to me to keep the production process local and to support local manufacturing in my home state – and there aren’t many factories in New England that make leather goods! Through this process I’ve been able to perfect different design ideas because the factory has tools and machines that I don’t have. The first design I had made is the Mini Château Duffle bag that I designed a few years ago and I’m very happy with how the first production run went. I’m excited to see where this takes me and can’t wait for what happens next!
- TO ENTER -
1. go to Rennes and tell me what your favourite item is in a comment below.
2. pick your favourite colour Mini Château Duffle, and also leave that in the comment
3. follow Rennes on Instagram or Pinterest
the giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world. readers outside the US must please note that you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrival, which you are responsible for. the giveaway ends on Tuesday 13 May. The winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw & notified via email.