Tenue de Nimes is one of your favorite stores in Amsterdam. Both locations showcase exceptional taste and employ some of the friendliest and most knowledgable staff out there. You were excited to see their latest collaboration with Travelteq, a brand that you've featured, on a limited edition of 30 handmade "Trash" laptop bags. Each piece was crafted in Italy from Florentine Vacchetta leather and Japanese selvage denim. Both the leather (€545) and "inside out" denim (€450) versions are available online through Travelteq and Tenue de Nimes.
Age Carriers is a new California-made luggage brand. Their debut "Shelter Collection" includes a range of bags and leather goods (backpack, briefcase, zip pouch, and key fob) made with U.S. Military tent canvas from the Vietnam War era.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design, will open the renovated and restored Carnegie Mansion, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. When the transformed museum opens on New York’s Museum Mile, it will offer 60 percent more exhibition space to showcase one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence. Ten inaugural exhibitions and installations, many of which draw from the museum’s permanent collection of more than 210,000objects that span 30 centuries, will feature more than 700 objects throughout four floors of the mansion. For the first time in the museum’s history, the entire second floor will be dedicated to showcasing the permanent collection through a variety of exhibitions.
The transformation of the historic Carnegie Mansion (the former residence of Andrew Carnegie) into a 21st-century museum is an astonishing work of design in itself, with an esteemed team of 13 design firms involved. The spirit and character of the landmark building were preserved, with key elements restored to their original grandeur. Much-needed system upgrades were made, allowing for more flexibility to reduce exhibition installation time, better accommodate the movement of objects and, above all, to enhance public access on every level.
NEEDS&WANTS of Toronto is one of the few brands that you find yourself clicking over to regularly, even though the line includes just three pieces. The reason is simple: the label's signature staple, a varsity jacket. Designer Sean Brown has nailed down his minimal interpretation of the traditional classic, and each season showcases different asymmetrical color combinations and materials.
Mr. Porter, the British menswear retailer, not only stacks racks upon racks of desirable pieces but also produces some incredible editorial content. The following is their profile of Japanese designer Hiroki Nakamura and his label, Visvim.
Swedish designer and craftsman Love Hultèn fuses advanced technology with traditional artisan knowledge, creating a unique symbiosis between function and aesthetics. His work ranges from original concept computers and arcade gaming gemstones in solid wood and precious metals to modular lamps made from beeswax. He will present his wide range of innovative prototypes and new products in his first American exhibition at Austere in Los Angeles from November 20-28, 2014.
It so happens that Stone Island and their Italian supertechnicians/wizards (streghe?), who devote their days to things like making dyes (read: creating colors no one has ever seen before) and revolutionizing outerwear, have teamed up with NYC streetwear titan Supreme. The collaboration for A/W 2014 consists of the Raso Gommato Cover Nero Jacket (shh...shh...there's a removable eye mask on the stowaway hood), a group of fleeces, and a Supreme camp cap. The collection drops October 2, both in stores and online.