I'm ready to admit to myself that I'm currently obsessed with heritage brands. And I think it's fair to say J. Crew has had a hand in it. Ever since I spied those Belstaff bags and waxed jackets at their store in Colombus Circle, I've been hooked. Besides, if I'm going to consume, shouldn't I buy something that's going to last, both in terms of style and quality? Of course, it's no news that heritage brands are making a comeback. Seriously, the Japanese have been beating us (and the British) at our own game for a while now. It's also no secret that I'm all about the androgyny of the bag, so the resurgence of utilitarianism in fashion suits me just fine. (Wm. J. Mills & Co., Red Wing, Klein Tools, Mariners Supply Co., to name a few.) See A Continuous Lean for a fine summary of what's in store at J. Crew for Fall '10, and ACL's shop for more.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I found this book on Toast's website. It looks fabulous, although I may just be judging a book by its cover. It's described as an enchanting memoir of 10 years in Transylvania, by William Blacker, "the photos are worth the price alone." Hmm, I might have to have my husband pick me up a copy in London this weekend...
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I now realize there was some blogging going on about Deluxa last year, but apparently it didn't register with me. I stumbled upon it today while doing a search for 'card catalog' on the NYC craigslist. Their wares (furniture) can be seen here.