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Black Optical

Black Optical

Black Optical launched their fall campaign harking to Cecil Beaton’s work. Black Optical is an eyewear retailer hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma that carries a fine collection of optical and sunglasses.
Ouur

Ouur

The spring and summer from Ouur collection is here, and it does not disappoint. This new collection looks to the arid desert, large adobe structures, and the American modernist painter Georgia O’Keefe for inspiration filled with neutrals and warm tones, perfect for the coming summer season. Stunning photograph of landscapes by Shantanu Starick.   The Spring/Summer 2015 collection was...
Building Block

Building Block

The intent of each product is to clear away conventional standards of luxury by magnifying what is essential and editing out excess. Through the exploration of materials and forms, Building Block suggests a minimalist alternative to accessories, finding continual inspiration in returning to square one. Building Block is a multi-medium design studio based in Los...
Re-Store

Re-Store

Re-Store is a vintage online shop founded in 2012 by Franziska Greiner and Markus John. Their shop holds carefully selected garments with timeless pieces. The fall and winter collection was shot by German photographer Zara Pfeifer in the streets of Vienna, Berlin, and Copenhagen. We offer a range of designer clothes, but rather focusing on cut, fabrics and quality...
Merchant and Mills

Merchant and Mills

Some wonderful packaging from British shop Merchant and Mills from the archive of Graphic Exchange.
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. was one of the earlier retail stores I came across that produced beautiful timeless vintage household pieces. Schoolhouse Electric has grown since founder Brian Faherty reproduced cast iron molds and started a shop in Portland, Oregon, discover some new pieces they have available on their online store.
This Is Paper Shop

This Is Paper Shop

This Is Paper finally launched their shop and carries unique home goods and accessories.
Fort Standard

Fort Standard

New York based Fort Standard is a contemporary industrial design studio founded by Ian Collings and Gregory Buntain. Aside from a wonderful selection of well crafted home goods, they provide branding and custom furniture for shops. Fort Standard creates more than just great furniture, they design an experience that elevates the brand’s image through spatial design....
Monocle Café

Monocle Café

Since the success of Monocle’s little shop in Tokyo, there’s been talk of other shops to be installed. There’s been a few pop-up Monocle stores, but not as charming as its brick and mortar counterpart. A new Monocle Café will be open this April, only a block from Monocle HQ with free wi-fi to subscribers,...
This Is Paper

This Is Paper

I first came across some few good reads from the journal of  This Is Paper and later found more on Stories feature filled with fashion and photography. Beauty, we believe, lies in the simple objects we use everyday, without even acknowledging it. Update: New shop is now open and carries a few lovely items.
La Distributrice

La Distributrice

La Distributrice is a small takeout coffee and possibly the smallest coffee shop there is in North America. Branding made by Gabriel Lefebvre and Rachel Lecompte.
Objets Mécaniques

Objets Mécaniques

Montreal based shop Objets Mécaniques produce handmade everyday items made from local and reclaimed materials.
Cow&Co

Cow&Co

A new branding for Cow&Co shop in Leeds by SB Studio.
Saturdays Coffee

Saturdays Coffee

Simple and practical identity for New York’s surf shop Saturdays‘ coffee brand. A good cup of cappuccino whilst browsing the small shop for some surfing gear.
Folklore

Folklore

An independent shop from London that values a better living through simple design.  In Folklore you’ll find some lovely collection of Japanese and British designed homewares.
Defend Tomorrow Initiative

Defend Tomorrow Initiative

  “What are you going to do today that will defend tomorrow?” a question asked at the launch.  Quite a daunting task, yet there are feasible solutions around us that we may take for granted.  The event Defend Tomorrow Initiative was launched by Apolis in an effort to help a few of global issues we...
Hard Graft

Hard Graft

I haven’t had the chance to put up some posts on products lately, but after seeing a post from Graphic-Exchange and some glossy goodies from Hard Graft, along with a few new items, I thought I’d post it here.  They pride their brand of its high quality and well designed hand-made wool felt and leather goods....
Truck Furniture

Truck Furniture

  Every time I browse through the catalogue of Truck Furniture, I find myself wanting to buy every piece for my studio.  Their furnitures are known for its simple and minimal style, constructed mainly of wood and metal.  The shop also carries a few collection of household items.  Truck is based in Osaka, Japan.
Santa Monica

Santa Monica

        Designer Mark Brooks Client Santa Monica Legitimate Wear
The Font Shop

The Font Shop

  The folks over at Playtype opened an actual font shop at Copenhagen in conjunction with their new company site.  Such a fun concept to be able to have a concrete outlet for purchasing your favorite typeface and be able to ask a staff who can answer all your typography queries.  This may also bring...