Update: I still have 20/20 eyes and yes, I still want glasses. I may have found the solution! The Swedish company, See By Us makes fabulously stylish reading glasses with +power and… even no power (shhh don’t tell anyone). They say “in that way we turn to all that simply feel the urge to update their look with a pair of urban spectacles.” That would be me, I adore the dark red/ecru pair. Shake it See By Us.
Cécile Bernard lives in Bégard, France where she creates these magical night lights for her shop MoutonCerise. They are powered with an LED light and have an adorable little switch on top. I have to say, there are so many things on Etsy I dream of, but I think these may be at the top of my wish list. Her shop is a joy and she ships worldwide *hint, hint*. Oh my gosh, shake it Cécile.
The Impossible Project has done it again. Last year I blogged about their limited edition SX 70 Polaroid camera. Now they have created a device that turns your iPhone pictures into instant film photos. “Even we instant film aficionados take a lot of pictures with our iPhones, so we wanted to find a way to turn those digital iPhone images into true instant photos. Well … we invented it. The Impossible Instant Lab“ I love it when I get to say, shake it like a polaroid picture!
On my search for the perfect backpack, I came across St. Paul, Minnesota’s McLovebuddy. The shop is a collection of vintage and mid-century inspired goods. I adore the hand-dyed, waxed canvas, City Backpack. The design is based on a 1950s wilderness Haversake, then streamlined for city convenience. Shake it.
Darn it, I always find something I want on The Wantist! I’m loving the Viscid Watch they are showing from Anthropologie. “A bright gummy strap is lent sophistication from serious gold hardware” Yellow one, wishlist—check.
Oh my gosh look what Polaroid launched at a New York trade show last week. Yup, Polaroid’s Z2300 Instant Digital Camera, has an in-built printer that pops out your photos in under a minute! The camera produces 2×3 inch instant digital photos using new ink-free (or ZINK) technology. All I know is I’m still going to say shake it.
Cult Australian label ksubi made this short film to debut their limited edition colored denim, Kolors. The short film is shot with a Phantom Camera by Australian director Daniel Askill to the tune of 1500 frames per second. The film revolves around a slow-motion battle filled with colored smoke, 80s muscle cars, and three color-clad models—how could you not love that? Shake it Ksubi.
via used magazine
Husband and Wife team Margaux and Walter Kent are the owners of Peg and Awl a wonderful little shop that uses reclaimed materials to create treasures for the home. Their trio of chalkboard tablets is my favorite. The perfect list-sized tablet will replace any number of scraps on desktops, refrigerators or bedside tables. They are made from reclaimed oak, the bleachers from Liberty Highschool built in 1918 Philadelphia, reclaimed black leather (WWII Spats, WWII Gun Holster, Early 1900′s purse etc) chalkboard paint and a Koh-I-Noor chalk pencil. It’s been a while since I have gotten to say… everything that is old is new again. Shake it Peg and Awl.
The student-run design company Fine Grain just launched a product on Kickstarter called the BOWDEN + SHEFFIELD Minimalist iPad Cases. The two cases were built upon the idea of creating an iPad case that is sturdy enough to take a beating, yet sleek enough for any given setting. They’re made from natural materials and each have a magnetic closure system that keeps your iPad securely in place.
The Bowden is milled from aircraft grade aluminum and features walnut or cherry hardwood side finishes, along with a black or brown full-grain leather magnetic enclosure. The Sheffield is made from milled polycarbonate which doubles as a dry-erase board (how cool is that) and comes with a felt magnetic cover. Check out their Kickstarter here. Shake it guys.
Last year I was swooning over Ally Capelino’s vintage inspired waxed canvas bags, this season her Frames collection has caught my eye. The Frame group are elegant bags made in rich Italian leather and lined with soft cotton. They have blackened steel frames and rounded brass clasps, a toughened up contemporary twist on the traditional feminine frame bag. Ally is bringin it back again. Shake it.