December 22, 2010

RIMOWA'S LUGGAGE REDUX


This December Rimowa is reintroducing that iconic 1950s corrugated case as part of a limited-edition series appropriately labeled 1950. “We particularly want to appeal to our customers who still remember the original cases, because their parents, perhaps, traveled with them on their first trips,” explains Rimowa chief executive Dieter Morszeck, whose grandfather started the business more than a century ago. For us it’s a matter of “pure nostalgia,” he says. Each case is available in six sizes, from carry-on to large travel pieces, and is made from the original corrugated duraluminium, the same material used to craft modern airplanes. They also contain the identical deep-blue moiré-lined interior and extra- durable handles and feature a retro-style locking device with the limited-edition number stamped into the metal.
available exclusively through rimowa

JONATHAN ADLER'S PIPE MATCH STRIKE



The perfect christmasgift : The Pipe holds a couple dozen matches and the base acts as any area to strike the matches. Seen at Jonathan Adler
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December 20, 2010

LOVELY PACKAGING BY DEPOT WPF


A milkpackaging totally different than anything we have seen before... designed by Depot WPF
via Lovely Package
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WE LOVE : NIKOLINE L. RASMUSSEN




We have fallen in love with the work of the danish 18 years old photographer Nikoline L. Rasmussen, also known as "nikolinelr".
Check out her Flickrstream and blog
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A NEW SELBY FILM : MITCH ALFUS.




Directed by The Selby
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WE LOVE GLEN E. FRIEDMAN


If you are anywhere close to San Francisco, stop by at the 941 Geary Gallery to see Glen E. Friedman "Fuck You All" Show!



Via Highsnobity
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December 18, 2010

STUDLEY AMAZING TOOL CABINET



Henry O. Studley was born in 1838 and worked as a piano maker, carpenter and mason. Sometime in the 1890s he designed this amazing tool cabinet, which has become known in woodworking circles as the Henry O. Studley tool chest.

The chest is made from mahogany, rosewood, walnut, ebony, and mother-of-pearl.
It holds 300 tools in precisely-fit locations.

Check out the video of this awesome piece of art.



Via Core 77.
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VINTAGE EDITION SCRABBLE




In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, an unemployed architect named Alfred M. Butts invented a board game using letter tiles and a scoring system. He first called it Lexico, then Criss Cross Words. But it was in 1948, when he teamed with entrepreneur James Brunot, that the name SCRABBLE® was born.



This vintage edition re-imagines this classic game as it may have been in its early days.


Check it out here.
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December 17, 2010

THE BOOK OF PAPER



The Book Of ... is a series of books exploring the aesthetic value of seemingly everyday materials such as paper. wood, glass and stone.

First of its series, The Book of Paper features essays written by artists, architects and scientists, all of whom have unique approaches to paper – from adopting origami to fold NASA telescopes, to creating earthquake-resistant cardboard architecture or using paper as a therapeutic tool.

More about The Book Of ... here.
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WE LOVE NIGEL CABOURN DUFFLE COAT


This double breasted duffle coat is based on the officer length jacket worn by sea-farers in bad weather. This jacket is built to keep out the very worst weather, while still showing Cabourn's distinctive eye for detail.



Limited numbers available at End Clothing.
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December 12, 2010

PUBLISHED IN THE YEARBOOK FURNITURE


The Desk, the Sideboard and the Trunk ... a triple-featuring for the Remix collection of the Hansen Family in the Yearbook Furniture 2011/2012.
Yeah!
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December 8, 2010

HOW TO MAKE A REKIEM SKATEBOARD



Rekiem skateboards is the only custom handbuilt skateboards manufacture in France.
Rekiem combine environmental preservation & local exchange for a manufacture & distribution of quality, unique in skateboarding field.

Check out this video about the making of a Rekiem skateboard. Great work !



More about and online shop on rekiemskateboards.com
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December 6, 2010

WE LOVE SWANNDRI WAXED JACKET


In 1913 Taranaki tailor William Broome, frustrated by the incessant New Zealand rain developed a work shirt with a secret waterproofing. The work shirt, made from one hundred percent pure New Zealand wool was fabled for its durability and practicality and quickly became the choice of pioneering New Zealanders.
The company's name is derived from the waterproof nature of waterfowl, and this jacket is no exception. Simple and straightforward, a tough jacket from a tough place.

Check out their website here.
The jacket is also available at Orvis.
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