Marshall, a company that has been manufacturing some of the best amplifiers anywhere for the last 50 years, has shrunk their sound skills down into headphones. These have the classic Marshall look, with the headband being made from the same vinyl used in their amplifiers.
Obviously, Iceland is number one on your list of places to visit. The scenery in this music video is breathtaking. But you would argue that the more noteworthy achievement here is the beautiful telling of a simple story of human imagination captivated.
Carga's Mauro Bianucci, an architect and designer, is making some beautifully designed bags out of Argentina. While he typically works with recycled wool felt and vegetable-tanned, locally sourced leather, below is the brand's first model constructed from cotton canvas, the Summer Bag. And, as Bradpoints out, the bags are made in a family-owned factory in Argentina.
This little clip of Santa Cruz legend Adam Replogle has been around a while. You remember seeing it on the S.C. surfboard website years ago, and for some reason it always makes you psyched to go surfing. Maybe it's the New Order song.
Basque lifestyle brand TWOTHIRDS takes its name from the fact that two-thirds of the planet is covered by ocean. The founders, surfers from San Sebastian, created an environmentally conscious streetwear brand. They partner with Oceana, a global ocean conservation organization, in a variety of company initiatives and in creative community activism. TWOTHIRDS also donates ten percent of the proceeds from each sale to Oceana.
Giada Forte represents the third generation of a family with strong roots in clothing manufacturing. Her grandmother started a knitwear factory in Italy, which her mother then took over, and now she and her brother, Paolo, are continuing the family tradition. The shots of Forte's Spring/Summer collection highlight the brand's passion for fine silks and delicate fabrics.
You're thankful to have had the chance to put your ping-pong skills to the test this summer by battling a couple of your friends, Jesper and Douglas, who happen to be Swedish and happen to be talented table tennis players. They would not call this a coincidence, and the video below may be proof. Whatever the case, when it was cloudy or the surf was terrible (sometimes the case in southwest France), it was hours of all-out, shot-making intensity betwixt the lot of you.
The summer music issue of The Fader (a great magazine, by the way) featured two covers, one of which included Jamaican dance hall sensation Vybz Kartel. You love dance hall music and are fascinated by the whole scene, so this was an interesting read. Great work by writer Eddie "Stats" Houghton and photographer Michael Schmelling. Read it here, or click scanned images below and enlarge.
"The wingtip brogue was originally a country shoe. The holes in them were functional back then, rather than mere decoration: they'd let the water out when worn across the bogs." Learn more about this shoe here.
You saw these two prints and several others by Sarah Nicholas Williams at the Erica Tanov NYC store. They definitely embody the kind of well-executed whimsy that you want on the wall of your kid's room.
You've been searching for a proper slip-on shoe for some time, and you may have found the winner. Martha Davis is a San Francisco-based shoemaker who learned her craft in Italy. She mostly makes footwear for women; however, she's also designed these suede, leather-lined, Italian-made beauties.