Damasquina

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There's just something about nautical goods that adds a certain charm to things. Case in point, Damasquina's beautiful wallets and keychains. A little blue and a beautiful anchor is all it took to get our attention.

Unionmade just got a number of pieces from the Japanese label and we're lusting after every little piece. From the hand-braided leather keychains with brass hardware to the wallets that are made in vintage blue leather, the designs center around timeless, rustic designs and sturdy leather construction.

$88-$216, Unionmade

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Globe Trotter x Turnbull & Asser

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One of the most respected names in luggage teams up with one of the most respected names in shirtmaking to create two special edition versions of their timeless suitcases.

Launching on July 21st, the all-black cases are available in 18" and 21" carry-on sizes and have been lined with Turnbull & Asser's signature blue gingham. The material is the same two-fold 120 fabric used in their shirting and the case, of course, is made from Globe Trotter's vulcanized fibreboard which is handcrafted in Hertfordshire, England.

$1,605-$1,835, Turnbull & Asser

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Le Labo Desk Diffuser

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Originally designed as a concept for Wallpaper Magazine's Handmade exhibition, Le Labo and Japanese designer NOSIGNER have released a limited run of diffusers after seeing demand from the design in the magazine.

Great for travel, the diffuser is made from a capsule of zelkova wood and a brass base. The diffusers will come with their popular Santal 26 scent and just a few drops of the oil is all you need to scent any space. When you're on the move the bottles hide inside the diffuser for storage. You better move fast if you want one for yourself, only 200 will be available.

$50, Le Labo

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Elements by Rem Koolhaas

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Famed Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas complements his Venice Biennale exhibition with a 15-book on the fundamental pieces that make architecture in Elements:

"Architecture is a strange mixture of persistence and flux, an amalgamation of elements --some that have been around for over 5,000 years and others that were (re)invented yesterday. The fact that these elements change independently of each other, according to different cycles and economies, and for different reasons, turns each building into a complex collage of the archaic and the current, the site-specific and the standard, mechanical smoothness and the spontaneous. Only by looking at the elements under a wide lens can we recognize the cultural preferences, forgotten symbolism, technological advances, mutations triggered by intensifying global exchange, climatic adaptations, political calculations, regulatory requirements, new digital regimes, and, somewhere in the mix -- the ideas of the architect that constitute the practice of architecture today.

A collection of these essential elements into 15 books in a package launched at the 2014 Venice Biennale that allows us to look through a microscope at the real fundamentals of our buildings and see again the essential design techniques used by any architect, anywhere, anytime."

Rizzoli

Posted in Books  

MiiR Tall Boy Pint Cups

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Here's one tall boy you won't be chucking into the recycle bin. Miir's Tall Boy Pint Cups are made from stainless steel and will probably last a lifetime. The cans are made from an 18/8 medical grade stainless steel that's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. And at $12 you'll definitely want to fill a cupboard full of them and more importantly each purchase provides clean drinking water to a person in need for an entire year.

$12, MiiR

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Outlier Vented Double Hood

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We're not sure if we'll look all cinematic and heroic like the models in Emiliano Granado's stunning photography for Outlier, but if you've had any firsthand experience with their pieces you know they will definitely deliver on fit, feel, and performance.

A new product of their experimental line, the Vented Double Hood is a long sleeve cardigan made from ultrafine 17.5 micron merino. It's a natural technical fabric that we've waxed poetic about a billion times before and it's one that has become a favorite of the brand and executed in well-designed concepts such as this.

$248, Outlier

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Nike Tech Knit N98

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Nike knows their way around knitted materials, for the last couple of years the brand has created a hugely popular shoe line with the Flyknit series and that knitted material has become as much of a staple as Nike Air.

Today, the swoosh is taking that knitting expertise into a new version of their N98 jacket with a special edition for the latest Nike F.C. collection for Fall '14. Using similar production methods that are used to create Flyknit, the N98 has a more modern cut, a lower collar, and strategically placed breathability and flexibility where its needed most in the garment.

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Crafted Goods Apollo & Ballistic Collections

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Bogota, Colombia's Crafted Goods debuts two rugged bag collections designed for urban and outdoor use, the Apollo and Ballistic Collections.

First up is Crfated's Apollo line which uses a lightweight, woven material called CTF3 that is tear and abrasion resistant while also being waterproof, breathable, and flame retardant. The second collection is a ballistic nylon-based bag line that uses black ballistic Cordura construction and heavy-duty, military-grade Nexus hardware. Both collections are comprised of a variety of backpack and over the shoulder bags styles.

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Parabellum Day Bag

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It's safe to say that Parabellum's bags definitely fall into investment piece category. Their exceptionally well-made and their signature bison leather construction makes for some of the most beautiful bags available today.

Their latest piece, the Day Bag, is a great overnight bag or carryall and features hand skived leather, hand turned edges, and a suede lining. The bags currently come in black, navy, and pumpkin and also has dedicated tablet and phone storage and accents of black technical ceramic hardware.

$2,650, Parabellum

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Stone Island Wool Ice Jacket F/W '14

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A staple of their collection every winter, Stone Island presents a new version of its Wool Ice Jacket that blends the wool outer with a thermo sensitive yarn.

What does that do? Well, the yarn is embedded with thousands of micro-encapsulated pigments which change the color of the jacket according to the outside temperature. When the mercury drops, the jacket darkens. Pretty crazy right? It also features a water and wind-resistant exterior, a removable quilted hood, and enough wool to keep you warm on frosty evenings.

$1682, Haven

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