Found these rad handcrafted leather bags made by Abigail Chapin in Los Angeles. All the totes are hand-printed on bone leather, lined with tie-dyed cotton, and finished with an antiqued brass zipper and leather pull. Check out more of Abigail's designs and totes from ARC of LA here.
If Native Standard isn't on your radar yet, mark my words they will be soon. The California cultured brand breathes West Coast spirit. Inspired by art, surfing, sun, and scenery, Native Standard isn't just a brand - it's a code of living.
The CEO of Native Standard, Raul Diaz, was kind enough to answer some of my questions about the brand, his sources of inspiration, and what's in store for the year ahead. Check out some of the items from their rad collection below!
Posted by blondehaus Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Today's mid-week inspiration comes from self-taught photographer Emman Montalvan, a recent LA transplant from the Philippines. His photos remind me of summer nights, wasting away in the dry desert heat, surrounded by friends in the midst of impending memories. Dreamin' of the dog days of summer...
Check out more of Emman Montalvan's work here
Baron Von Fancy. So fancy. Baron Von Fancy-pantsy.
NYC-based artist Baron Von Fancy, born Gordon Stevenson, has an unreal amount of swag in his street style art. His artist statements are sarcastic and loud, but in all the best of ways. He uses his pen name, Baron Von Fancy, for his more commercial pieces, while his birth name is reserved for more serious paintings and artworks. While I dig both of his personas, I'm especially into his artist commentaries and lettering. And the rad lighters below, designed exclusively for The Cools.
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