Monthly Archives: August 2012

Air Heads Animal Balloon Set

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Héctor Serrano's Air Heads Animal Balloon Set

Héctor Serrano’s Air Heads Animal Balloon Set

never met a kid that doesn’t like balloons. So these Air Heads Animal Balloons are sure to be a hit. They are made by London-based Spanish designer, Héctor Serrano and come as a set of six including each animal pictured above. A+R Store  is carrying them. Pick up as set, pretty much a no brainer.

Photo: A+R Store

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1930’s Bay Meadow Tee

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Levi's Vintage Clothing 1930's Bay Meadow Tee

Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1930’s Bay Meadow Tee

we all know, good basics aren’t so easy to come by. The 1930’s Bay Meadow Tee from Levi’s Vintage Clothing is one of those pieces. It claims to be “the original American t-shirt”, has a front pocket and is made from 100% cotton. Perfect for everyday wear and just simply should be in every guy’s closet.. or drawer.

Photo: Rooney Shop

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Grizzly Jacket

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SURFACE TO AIR Grizzly Jacket

SURFACE TO AIR Grizzly Jacket

this make me excited for fall. It’s a combination of the shearling vest and the standout color that’s sold me on SURFACE TO AIR’s Grizzly Jacket. The biker-inspired silhouette has side pockets, zip closure and is the perfect layering piece. Kind of obsessed.

Photo: Surface to Air

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Industry West

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Bergman Chair, $400

Bergman Chair, $400

define the furniture company Industry West and they are: “Design, Quality, Value, and Community”. They give back to the community, use solid materials and make pieces that are sturdy and clean. I’m loving the industrial feel (and the price point’s not so bad either).

Marais Coffee Table, $200

Marais Coffee Table, $200

Machinist Stool, $125

Machinist Stool, $125

Photos: Industry West

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Guest Hunter, Catherine Choi

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Guest Hunter, Catherine Choi

Guest Hunter, Catherine Choi

to this weeks Guest Hunter, Catherine Choi. She’s the brains behind the brilliant line SoYoung, and we are simply honored to have her on threetwentyeight. She’s a mom to three kids, who just happen to be the inspiration behind SoYoung Inc. After finding something missing in the market (and the experience gained from carting around 3 kids and their stuff) she created the Canadian line of urban bags, which are oriented towards the modern family lifestyle. The entire collection, which includes unisex diaper bags, lunch boxes, cooler bags, and backpacks, are not only beautifully designed but also completely functional. They are thought out down to the tiny (but important) details and all I can say is I’m a huge fan!

It’s hard not to admire Catherine’s refreshing point of view as she puts it out there that “SoYoung is not about diaper bags, or any other product, for that matter. It is about acting on inspiration, and the pursuit of possibility. It’s about watching an idea blossom into reality. And the belief that in order to inspire our kids to empower themselves, we must first take action towards our own self-empowerment.”

KEEP READING for more of who and what are inspiring this savvy and super talented business owner, as she gives a shout out to some of her favorites.

The Classics Gifting Kit

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The Classics Gifting Kit

The Classics Gifting Kit

Erin of Knot & Bow on Etsy is a fan of brown paper packages, ribbon made of twine with pops of color that make a statement. So no surprise that her shop’s got everything to make it happen – from kits to confetti (and everything else one needs to have the prettiest wrapped package at the party).  For cool, classy and oh-so simple gift-wrapping, Knot & Bow is worth remembering. Afterall, it’s all in the details.

Photo: Etsy

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Bite

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Bite

Bite

get enough of Bite. This little gem has a menu full of fresh, good stuff that’s healthy and surprisingly affordable. My personal favorite is the Mediterranean Salad. I’ll be honest though, you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. With quick to-go service, vegetarian and vegan options, it’s worth a try. My whole office is totally addicted.

Photo: Bite

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Organic Chimayo Hoodie

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Esp No. 1 Organic Chimayo Hoodie

Esp No. 1 Organic Chimayo Hoodie

Esp No. 1’s Organic Chimayo Hoodie make it hard to not get excited for fall.  Well, at least for the fantastic clothes that are showing up all over the place. This Chimayo-inspired knit is made in the USA out of organic cotton french terry and is sold at Thumbeline. Super comfortable with a cool print  – guaranteed to be a major hit.

Photo: Thumbeline

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