Archive for June, 2010

Camera bags by M Billingham & Comust

Another day, another type of bag. The take of the day!

The new fStop range from Billingham embodies that unique combination of tradition and innovation. Designed for those times when you want to travel light, but still providing the high level of protection, style and craftsmanship.

The company’s transition from a manufacturer of fishing bags to one of camera bags came about in 1978 when Martin Billingham, a keen photographer himself, discovered that the fishing bags he made were being used by New York photographers.

Where: http://www.billingham.co.uk

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Eastpak Backpack by Christopher Shannon

This is a backpack, but not the kind you usually see. For one, This is in a so-loud-it’s-deafening white and it’s made from PVC. To put it simply, this is one for those who don’t want to be too loud but still stylish enough to be noticable… White is the new Black..

By the way a great gift for Father’s Day.

And you get a free complimentary pouch, the POD.

Where: http://www.eastpak.com/christophershannon/

Marseille liquid soap in limited editions by Companie de Provence

‘Compagnie de Provence’ is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a limited edition desigh by a local artist. The collection of 3 items uses the brand’s iconic bottle with designs inspired by the renowned port of Marseille. Each bottle is filled with a fresh, sea-inspired fragrance of liquid Marseille soap, made in the traditional fashion from vegetable oils.

No need to say that my favorite one is the boisterous tattooed sailor…

Where: http://www.compagniedeprovence.com/

Another Eyewear brand made of wood

Some of you will have seen my post about Kult by now, but with the summer hitting some parts of the globe (even in the UK) I thought it is the time yet again to highlight another sunglasses brand which also makes frames in handcarved wood. Their slogan, “Experiment With Nature,” exemplifies exactly what the Portland, Oregon label is about – handcrafting eyewear with locally sourced wood. Not only that, but Shwood are finishing the frames with Carl Zeiss lenses, some of the best glass on the market.

Where: http://www.shwoodshop.com/

‘Beaded Edition’ sunglasses by Mosley Tribes

Mosley Tribes presents a beautiful special release of their Lyndel frame. The Beaded Edition comes with great hand-crafted details. Patterned after Native American hand woven blankets, both temples on the black Lyndel are individually hand laid using brightly colored ceramic beads.

Yes, I have to admit I have a thing for any ethnical inspired items…

The sunglasses will be released in very limited quantities in July 2010 at Oliver Peoples boutiques in Soho and Sunset Plaza, as well as select retailers.

Where: http://www.mosleytribes.com/

Colette X DC Comics 75th Anniversary collection

I am sure we all came across the question or the theme party: which Super Hero would you like to be?

Well, now you can have a stylish answer thanks to the Colette and DC Comics collaboration.  A limited edition clothing and accessories collection was created to celebrate the comic book brands 75th anniversary. The collection was inspired by the DC super heros and  brought alive by French designers: Alexis Mabille for The Joker, Balmain and Lanvin for Batman, Karl Lagerfeld for The Green Lantern, Sonia Rykiel and Maison Michel for Wonderwoman, Pierre Hardy and Julien David for Superman, Thierry Lasry for Plastic Man, Repetto for Flash, and Roger Vivier for Catwomanthe Joker bow tie by Alexis Mabille, Balmain and Lanvin for Batman, Karl Lagerfeld for The Green Lantern, Sonia Rykiel and Maison Michel for Wonderwoman, Pierre Hardy and Julien David for Superman, Thierry Lasry for Plastic Man, Repetto for Flash, and Roger Vivier for Catwoman.

I had to pick Wonder Woman headband but you should really look at the full collection…

Where: http://www.colette.fr/#/a/3/eshop/222/special/717/dc-comics/

Louis Vuitton FIFA World Cup Trophy 2010 Travel Case

Commissioned by FIFA, the special Louis Vuitton order case is designed to accommodate the celebrated Trophy, which measures 36 cm in height, weighs 6.175 kg and is made of solid 18-carat gold with a base of semi-precious malachite. 

Like all Louis Vuitton special orders, the FIFA World Cup Trophy case was made at the company’s original workshop in Asnières.