February 26, 2011
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We love the wood architecture of the royal stables and equestrian show academy at Chateau Versailles.
The uniforms and equipment for the horses are designed by Hermes.
The Academy receives riding masters and mistresses from all over the world who work together on a wide series of disciplines with painstaking patience, guided by the passion of Bartabas.
When stored in the freezer, these soapstone cubes keep your beverages cold just like ice, but since they don't melt, they will never dilute your drink. Can also be heated in the oven to keep hot beverages warm. You can get them at the Brook Farm General Store, Brooklyn.
February 16, 2011
In 1951 Harold & Freda Morris who specialised in selling cotton, leather, gloves and overalls were approached by the British Ministry of defence to help dispose of their surplus supplies of World War II duffle coats.
Harold and Freda accepted the challenge and since they where already manufacturing and selling “gloves” and overalls” Harold conceived the name Gloverall for the new brand.
The word Duffle originally comes from a Heavy Woollen Cloth closely woven for warmth and manufactured in the Belgian Town of Duffel. However over the years the use of the name has come to signify a hooded coat with distinctive toggle fastenings which was adopted by the British Navy and used by officers and men of the watch to protect against the biting Atlantic and North Sea winds.
The toggles could be unfastened whilst wearing thick gloves, and hoods were carefully designed to fit over peaked naval caps. With time the company has adapted to modern life and have incorporated a new shorter and slimmer model in the collection named “3100”.
This new model is quite heavily waxed and will only look better with age and wear.
Check out their new collection on Nitty Gritty or on the Gloverall website.
February 14, 2011
Victorinox launched Remade in Switzerland, a collection by UK fashion designer Christopher Raeburn.
Christopher Raeburn is known for his pioneering work creating ethically aware and innovative men’s and womenswear collections from re-appropriated military fabrics.
Remade in Switzerland is a capsule collection of just 8 pieces - all constructed from re-appropriated Swiss military fabrics such as sleeping bags, parachutes, blankets, and wool coats—some as old as 60 years.
Each item is a limited-edition of 100 pieces including the classic Swiss army knife.
Check out the collection here.
Via Swiss Miss
In 2011 Iittala reintroduces Purnukka, a storage jar originally designed by Kaj Franck and been in production from 1953 until 1975. Purnukka storage jar is made of ceramic in the same original shape designed by Kaj Franck, while some improvements have been made to the lid.
Find them at the Finnish Design Shop or at Cloudberry Living.
Via Design Milk.
February 1, 2011
Made in Mimbre was founded by a team of artisans working in Chimbarongo Chile, where wicker is naturally grown.
They design and create modern wicker home furnishings, while at the same time preserving the knowledge of generations of traditional craftsmen.
Watch this short film documenting their commitment.
Check out their website.
Hosted by the famous innovation consulting agency Nelly Rodi, The Hansen Family revealed a new piece of its Remix collection during Maison & Objet, the international "home fashion" and design exhibition in Paris.
Watch the interview of Gesa Hansen during the exhibition. (Interview in french, starting at 2' 30'').