Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chance Images: Kate Jones

You're loving these breezy photographs that Chris Shipman shot for Chance. The model is jewelry designer Kate Jones. You may have seen her on The Sartorialist or Jake Davis' blog.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Taylor Knox in HI

Some great footage of Taylor surfing this past winter. After the 3:45 mark, he's riding a couple of 5-fin Bonzers; the blue Octafish is Duncan's.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Percival S/S 2011

Some of the pieces from Percival's latest spring/summer collection appear to be right on. All of their clothes are designed in London and made in the U.K.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ute Mountain Ute Beadwork by Rebecca Hammond

On a recent trip to New Mexico and Colorado, you were glad to spend time with your friend, Becky, of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. A skilled archaeologist who studies the Ancestral Puebloans, she is also a talented artist who employs the traditional beading techniques that she learned as a child from her grandmother. Much of her work incorporates the geometric patterns found on Ancestral Puebloan pottery. The results are beautiful.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On Supporting Japan

About two weeks ago, you had the very good fortune of meeting up with your friend, Liz, for a bubble tea in Honolulu. Liz is an architect who lives in Kyoto, Japan, and she is currently working toward a doctorate in disaster recovery. Needless to say, after having visited New Orleans and Sichuan Province, her focus (along with that of the rest of the world) has shifted to Japan's own recovery. She was kind enough to pass along the names of several charitable, non-profit organizations that immediately and effectively help those in need. Check them out.
Second Harvest, a Tokyo-based food bank, may be one of the best.
Peace Winds.
Architecture for Humanity, for the focus of long-term recovery.
Peace Boat.
Global Giving. The money that they raise internationally is redirected to a number of organizations working locally.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nikolaj A/W 2011

Swedish brand Nikolaj d'Etoiles have just released some of the looks from their A/W 2011 "Nikolaj" line. Launched in 2009, Nikolaj is the diffusion line of NDE. Highlights from this season include: color and sharp silhouettes, sumptuous knitwear, and Prince of Wales checked blazers.

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Hasso Products

Colombian brand Hasso specialize in producing functional, durable, and handsome accessories. Several of their newest releases are below.