December 22, 2010
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
December 20, 2010
December 18, 2010
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.
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.
December 17, 2010
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.
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.
December 12, 2010
December 8, 2010
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
December 6, 2010
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.