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Berlin-based ic! berlin produces beautiful and unique screwless sheet-metal glasses, which are crafted by hand in Germany’s capital. With their signature clip-on hinge system all the glasses by ic! berlin feature a hinge, which holds together both frame and temple with a detachable clip totally free of screws. Therefore all glasses can be disassembled and reassembled individually. Next to the clip-on system ic! berlin has also found an extremely flexible steel for their frames, which added up with the hinge system turn the glasses into small unbreakable objects. A very convenient solution for a lot of people, with a lot of glasses being well-designed, but very fragile. For founder Ralph Anderl his glasses combine ideas and perfectionism: the glasses are elementary and naked, in the same way they are as much off the wall as they are suitable for everyday use. read more…

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Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek, who became famous for his use or rather reuse of unorthodox materials in his designs, has collaborated with textile designer Borre Akkersdijk on a beautiful new project which will be presented at Salone del Mobile from today until the 13th of April. The project started at one point at Spazio Rosanna Orlandi, a former ties factory in Milan, in which Eek found large quantities of unused silk necktie fabrics. After reaching out to Akkersdijk, the designers created a new product out of the tie garments. After careful selection through color and designs, a new larger garment was created out of the smaller pieces. First these small pieces were sewn together, subsequently filled with padding and finally it was totally stitched together, creating beautiful quilts illustrated by the designs which originally were to be found on the ties. The quilts are presented the coming days at Rosanna Orlandi which is the regular location of exhibition during Salone, creating a full circle, bringing the garments back to the place this journey originally started. read more…

Love the new Dusk Leather collection by Ghurka. Especially this hand-stitched leather baseballs made as a luxurious tribute to America’s pastime.

Such a lovely brand, and such a beautiful products: Woodlark.

We love the fresh color combinations of the 2014 spring/summer collection of Mr. NN, as shared on Hypebeast.

We very much like the new Sleeves collection of Mujjo, especially this 13” Macbook Folio Sleeve. Well done!

Feit just launched these Hand Sewn High sneakers. Made of beautiful dark marine vegetable suede using minimal dyes, chemicals and pigments. We love that.

Soulland released a wonderfull collection of shoes. ‘Grausten‘ is one of them. A polkadot suede chelsea boot in beige, handmade in Portugal.

Love the combination of the iconic camouflage pattern with the blue-gray organic cotton canvas on the collaborative products of Carhartt WIP and Ikku.

Maison Kitsuné partnered with Oliver Peoples for the launch of their eyewear line. In a perfect combination of vintage elements with the tailored design, we love theTokyo New Edition!

Some great styles in the upcoming 2014 collection of SALT Optics

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In its Autumn/Winter 2014 collection Norwegian Rain introduces two extraordinary new coats. The beautiful Moscow and Rive Gauche coat are the first products with which Norwegian Rain expands its waterproof philosophy unto the field of extreme winter coats. The brief for the coats was: “How to make a jacket that will keep you warm and comfortable no matter how biting cold it is, and in a stylistic way”, which was executed in the signature style designer T-Michael rightfully has made a name for itself with. Key element to succeed in the creation was finding a new partner who would be able to produce the premium thermal garments needed for the coats, matching the highest quality of the elegant waterproof garments from Japan used for the other coats of Norwegian Rain. read more…

There’s a next level to Nike’s Flyknit. The new (and nike-id) Flyknit Lunar2… simply amazing!

Create your own white neon sign with this set of letters, numbers, and symbols by Michele Varian.

Unfortunately this ‘Punk Pendant’ is sold out, but you definitely need to keep an eye on Workerman. They have some amazing housewares and accessories available.

Glasses for typographic people. The serif and the san-serif TYPE.

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AJOTO is a great new London-based lifestyle brand focusing on the creation of ‘Beautfiul Tools for Everyday Journeys’. Founded in the Spring of 2011 by designers Chris Holden and Tim Higgens, a period of two years followed in which the partners developed and refined the first of their tools, which were eventually launched to the public at London Collections: Men in January 2014. Attention to detail is key in everything AJOTO creates, and can be observed throughout every stage of the design and during the production, from sourcing specialist materials to pushing manufacturing processes. This approach has lead to the creation of the first set of products which are both aesthetic and built to last a lifetime. AJOTO debuts with a beautiful pen and accompanying leather pen pouch; the Make Your Mark collection, next to a robust leather wallet which will serve you many years as part of the For The Journey collection. read more…

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Neo-Ne is a project which was founded in 2012 by Hong Kong-based Leo Li. Born out of a major interest in the concept of vision, Neo-Ne explores the world of visuality via two different ways: spectacles and photography. Both form a visual gateway to the world via a lens. When looking either through the lens of your spectacles or indirectly through the lens of the photo camera, according to Leo Li: “what you see is what you see.” The spectacles side of the project is run by Leo with his father, S.H. Li, who is highly experienced and has been working as a handicraftsman for over 30 years. This combination of the creativity and drive of Leo and the craftsmanship of his father is what exemplifies Neo-Ne. read more…

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Amsterdam-based brand Ikku creates future friendly accessories with a beautiful minimalistic aesthetic. Their latest collection features products made out of organic cotton denim combined with vegetable tanned leather. An ongoing search for future friendly materials brought Ikku to Turkey, where they found a 13 oz. heavy organic cotton denim, and to Italy, for premium quality Italian vegetable tanned leather. This combination of two beautiful fabrics matches the sophisticated and sober designs Ikku is creating a name for itself with. read more…

This was definitely the Gear of the Year: Fujifilm X100S on Wired.com

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Studio Fludd, a multidisciplinary creative collective based in Venice, Italy, recently released an aesthetic handmade collection called Metamorfica – Change and Persistence. The collection of necklaces was inspired by a Geology essay from the year 1830: “An attempt to explain the former changes of the earth’s surface, by reference to causes now in operation.” by Charles Lyell on the Principles of Geology. Studio Flud believes in high quality materials, artisanal manufacturing and extensive visual research, which are the principles from which they also created this fascinating collection. read more…

Another Gift Guide No. 7: Crafted for HODINKEE by one of the world’s finest shoemakers, GJ Cleverley, these special watch straps are made from leather that dates back to the eighteenth century.