Monday, May 31, 2010

For the Ladies: Valextra "Tip Tap" Bag

The Valextra "Tip Tap" Bag is entirely handmade by Italian artisans, possesses uniquely cut forms and silhouettes, and is highly functional. The particular raw-edge cut process, a characteristic of the brand, is a technique which requires extreme care and attention. The edges are sheared, hand-sanded, and then hand-coated three times with a special 'Costa' ink lacquer.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

And Then There Were Four...

The NCAA Lacrosse Championships are on this weekend at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Upwards of 100,000 fans are expected for the festivities, which begin today with the Division I semi-finals featuring Notre Dame, Cornell, Duke, and Virginia.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Adrien Sauvage: "This Is Not A Suit"

British menswear label A. Sauvage will be releasing its inaugural collection in the coming months. But designer Adrien Sauvage does more than make tailored clothing. Mr. Sauvage released a series of portraits entitled "This Is Not A Suit," in which he photographed several Venice Beach locals in their respective elements wearing pieces from his upcoming collection. The artist sees the project as a study in individualism, as each subject decided what to wear and how to wear it.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pigeon Vintage x El Furniture: Ash Table

This table made from American ash is a collaboration between Pigeon Vintage and El Furniture. It can be made to your size specifications and the removable folded steel legs come in a variety of customizable colors.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Quoddy Grizzly Boot

No one disputes the luxurious comfort of Quoddy's Grizzly Boots, and you particularly appreciate their rugged, earthy aesthetic. They're handmade in Maine. Yours are well worn, having been tramped down plenty of trails and casually sported to several Machias Blueberry Festivals. Last season, you donned them to bag an 8-point whitetail.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena | Ibiza

Located on a 7 hectare coastal plot, Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena sits 180 meters above sea level on a 2 kilometre stretch of coast amid a Mediterranean pine wood. The area, in the North East of the island of Ibiza, is one of the last unspoiled ecological environments on the European map, and is at the heart of a nature reserve home to some exceptional flora and fauna.
Our goal is to provide a completely separate luxury hotel experience from the classic 5 star hotel service: architecture, decoration, staff, service and leisure pursuits have all been tailored to offer the luxury of tomorrow, a sumptuousness of experiences and magical moments, all only an hour away from every Spanish city.
Everything in our hotel has been created to harmonize our facilities with the surrounding natural beauty: streams and waterfalls, patios, porticos, galleries, plant life and traditional whitewashed architecture combining ethnically influenced Arabic decoration. Breathtaking natural views will surprise you from every room: the emerald green sea flecked by the white of breaking waves, wild cliff faces, the immersion in natural beauty and unforgettable sunsets. Hotel Hacienda offers all this beauty in a unique and magical setting, only 20 minutes away from the energetic life of Ibiza.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Prada S/S 2010: "First Spring"

Prada and Chinese artist Yang Fudong collaborated on "First Spring," a short, black-and-white film that serves as Prada's Spring/Summer 2010 menswear advertising campaign. Set in a timeless, dreamlike realm where anything is possible, the art project was inspired by the Chinese adage that "the whole year's work depends on a good start in spring" as well as the promise and opportunites of a new decade.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses for Margaret Howell

Margaret Howell continues to collaborate with Oliver Goldsmith and introduces the unisex "Consul" styles of sunglasses for Summer 2010. Based on an Oliver Goldsmith 1966 archive design, the frame and lens color option are exclusive to Margaret Howell. The frames are hand made by skilled craftsmen at the Oliver Goldsmith studio in London.