Being a huge fan of Jonathan Adler and how he’s gone to create an empire from his love of ceramics and design, it has been on my bucket list to take a pottery class. I’ve always wanted to get my hands dirty and learn how to work with clay and ceramics and create objects out of the elements that our ancestors used. If you think about it, something as simple as a mug or a bowl has a lot of design and thought put into it and I’ve always wanted to experience the process and craft of how one gets to the final product. This weekend I was surprised with a very thoughtful getaway to Ojai where we did just that. We entered a vibrant compound that had the most captivating energy and were greeted by two amazing and enlightened instructors who helped us turn balls of clay into something tangible. I can’t believe how much focus and physicality it takes to center and mold shapes but I can honestly say I’m hooked. This was truly such an amazing experience and I can’t wait to go back.
We applied a multi-stage process beginning with taking a handful of our SS20 shirts to our favorite private beach in Malibu, soaking them in the Pacific Ocean, laying them on the sand and letting the Southern California sun lovingly bleach them over a number of days, then we used natural elements to distress and age them to perfection. The outcome is nothing short of beautiful.
Kanye shut down the internet with his sneak release of the Yeezy® Foam Runner. Ultimately it’s his interpretation of the Croc® (which we personally love and wear). Though they sold out in minutes at one of the lowest Yeezy® price points to date, a lot of people are voicing their opinions on the “Nerf football” shaped silhouette, which can only mean one thing, they’ll be reselling for an absurd amount in the coming months just like his infamous slide did after the internet and Reddit forms had their way with it. It just goes to show Kanye West absolutely knows how to turn shit into gold and an average day into a #WESTDAYEVER.
Let’s be honest, when is the last time you even mentioned the brand, Givenchy? We’ll wait. Well, that’s all about to change since the fashion house has appointed Alyx® founder, Matthew M Willams as the new creative director. We’re about to see a lot of rollercoaster buckles and sold out collections in the coming seasons.
Unless you have been social distancing yourself from the internet over the last couple of days than you’ve surely seen this powerful dialogue that was supposed to be a comedy show by Dave Chappelle but turned into so much more. Never one to stifle his view points on social and political climates, Chappelle delivers a very strong, articulate and provoking message that hits you like a verbal sledge hammer. Click the play button and really absorb what’s being said.
Herman-Miller® has released two new iterations of their cult classic Eames® Upholstered Task Chair. The timeless design and new textile fitting will surly look good in any office or design setting. Available here.
One of the perks of social distancing and the six-feet rule truly comes in handy at thrift stores. Goodwill is currently only allowing a few people in at a time at their sorting centers, aka “the bins”, which means shopper’s no longer have to fight over rare gems hidden at the bottom of the abyss. You can take your time browsing and sorting through second-hand goods without the anxiety of having to scavenge through the offerings at an extraordinary pace, hoping to pull out something of value like one of those claw arcade game that always leaves you empty handed. For instance, these amazing vintage metal Marlboro® signs that were just sitting there waiting for us to find them. I would say these relics from the 80’s will make quite a nice visual in our studio. As the kids say, “shout out to the thrift gods”.