paper accessories called SIWA (pronounced shiwa) really caught my attention. The collection includes totes, shoes, hats and more that are all water-resistant, don’t rip and are very strong. They are designed by Naoto Fukasawa and developed by the Onao paper company. If you are curious to see more they can all be found here.
Photos: Sweet Bella
bag purchase online can either be a total score or rather dicey (I recently got burned by a final sale bag!). I’ve got my guard up after that one, but here are a few I came across that could potentially make nice statements:
Clare Vivier - La Grande Pochette
Mara Hoffman - King Tut Bag
Fabulous print and it’s designed by Mara Hoffman. Instantly a fav.
Print Patchwork Bag
Print Patchwork Bag.
Another great one from Bookhou.
Bobo Choses Woven Basket Bag
And then we’ve got this little gem that Megan just gave to Leni for her birthday. It might be the best gift ever! It’s going to hard not to steal this one, so sweet.
Photos: bortkastad, Need Supply Co., Bona Drag, Mikkat Market, Bookhou, Sweet William
Camera Strap by Artemis Leatherware
my hands on one of these camera straps from Artemis Leatherware. It’s much sleeker and prettier than the bulky strap that came with my camera. It’s also hand stitched and the perfect color leather – but also comes in dark brown, black and beige. Artemis Leatherware is based out of Hong Kong, and it seems like pretty much everything is made to order. I’m also digging the digital camera case, wallets and sophisticated totes too. The first things of 2012 (of many, I’m sure) added to my wish list.
Photo: Artemis Leatherware
to love about the bags from Wm. J. Mills & Co.? All of the goods are meticulously hand crafted (in the company’s Greenport, NY sail loft), using durable high-quality fabric. They offer a wide range of styles like totes, duffels, flight bags, office and computer bags to name a few. You can give it a personal spin by selecting from the huge assortment of colors for both the body and the trim of the bag, making it pretty exclusive. But what it really comes down to is that these bags will be with you for years to come. Like I said, what’s not to love?
Photos: Wm. J. Mills and Co.
Maptote Bordeaux Wine Tote $13
Broke Ass (wine) home in a winetote from Maptote. The name “maptote” does a pretty good job summing up what the brand does – they make really cool maps of different cities from around the world and silkscreen them on canvas. It was started in 2006 by a pair out of Brooklyn.. their product line, as well as their distribution, just keeps growing. Right now, they have maptotes, mapnotes, onesies, and zip pouches. All locally made to reduce the carbon footprint.
Makr Industrial Work Stool $690
Adding this to my home. Industrial work stool, thoughtfully designed by Jason Gregory of Makr. He also hand crafts undeniably cool wallets, belts, ruck sacks and totes.
Photo: Makr Carry Goods