Beckett Simonon is on a mission to provide stylish, handmade shoes at the most affordable price. Their team handles all aspects of design, production, and sales, which significantly reduces the markups that you're used to absorbing when purchasing footwear. Recently, they shifted their approach so that the customers decide through a pre-ordering process which models will be made. With all four styles in the inaugural March campaign successfully funded, the April offerings--cap-toe oxford, penny loafer, double monk, and tassel loafer--are now on the table. Each model is made of full-grain leather and features Blake construction, which means they can be easily resoled. Orders for the current batch will be accepted through April 30, and are expected to ship in late June. Price per pair is $135, or buy two pairs for $235 with the code "2PAIRS" at checkout.
St. Pauli is a German football club known for their left-wing politics, punk ethos, and fantastic match atmosphere. They've also got a progressive approach to management, allowing their supporters a real voice and engaging with them so the club thrives as a community.
The newest addition to the Corning Museum of Glass in Steuben County, New York, was designed by architect Thomas Phifer. The 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing includes a 26,000-square-foot building dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art in glass. Adjacent to the new gallery, a renovated historic glass factory ventilator building houses a 500-seat theatre for glassmaking demonstrations. The new wing opened to the public on March 20, 2015.