I just stumbled upon these amazing bags by design collective Mariclaro Canada. Their bags are 99% upcycled from items like seat belts, airbags, upholstery and inner tubes. Seriously how cool are these bags. Aside from being eco-friendly you also know that you have a one of a kind handbag. I know what’s going on my holiday wish list.
THAT CAR will make a nice bag one day
NETFLIX for eyeglasses
When I was growing up I always wished I needed glasses. Well last year I finally got my wish and I now sport a pair of lenses while reading and working on the computer. I’ve been thinking about updating my look and getting a new pair of glasses but the ones I always find myself drawn to are way out of my price range. That is until today!
Say hello to Warby Parker. Warby Parker creates boutique quality eyewear at an affordable price ($95.) That in and of itself is amazing, but what makes this company even better… You can pick out five pairs you are interested in and they will ship them to your home (free) and let you try them on and decide which you want to put your prescription in. You ship them back (free) they do all the dirty work and send you your brand new specs! Oh, and if that wasn’t enough they also have a conscious. For every pair you buy they also donate a pair to someone in need! Seriously if you wear glasses, Warby Parker is the only way to go!
ART STAR PICKS: rocks and salt
These handmade hats from Brooklyn designers Rocks and Salt are so great. Of course they are functional, and fashionable, but they are also super unique. Because they are handmade they are all just a little different, and that’s what makes them special. I can almost guarantee when you walk out of art star with your brand new summer hat, someone on South Street is going to stop you and ask you where you got that awesome hat. Scouts honor.
MEN’S WALLET roundup
Matt is looking for a new wallet. So I rounded up a few of my favorite Men’s wallets. 1. The Big wallet from Saddleback Leather 2. The Tie-fold wallet from the Narwhal Company. 3. The upcycled seatbelt wallet from Interrobang 4. Woody Wallet from Moxie and Oliver 5. Yeti Billfold from Gama-Go 6. Flock from Fluffy Co
DESIGNER KEDS and your can make your own too
Once summer comes around I tend to only wear flip flops (yes even in nyc) and slip-on’s. So you can only imagine how stoked I was to find these awesome Keds designed by some of my favorite illustrators! Yellena James, Nate Duval, and Luke Drozd have my absolute favorite designs over at the designer Keds shop. But just in case you cant find a pair that really speaks to you, you can design your own, and I don’t mean just the color choices… you can add your own art, photos, type, almost anything you want! I can’t wait to show you my first design!
IVY LEAGUE STYLE for your pup
I’m not one of those people who dresses their dog up in wacky outfits or puts bows in their hair. I do however change up Einstein’s leash and collar occasionally. Mascot is a dog supply brand with exceptional quality and great style that never disappoints. I currently have my eye on their Old School Rep Collection of leashes and collars. I just cant decide on the color!
I HATE PERFUME but love the names
Sometimes a special scent can just turn the day around. I’m so tired of naming conventions that really don’t mean anything. I think a fragrance can have a life of it’s own and really bring you back to a forgotten memory or whisk you away to someplace exotic and spiritual. I personally carry a little roll on fragrance with me named Optimism that really does brightens up my day.
A little shop in Brooklyn has taken this idea to a whole new level. CB I Hate Perfume has the most unusual names for its fragrances and packages them in nostalgic little bottles. From Russian Caravan Tea, to At The Beach 1966 there is sure to be something that will be the perfect match for you. I am dying to get to their shop but the snow may just keep me away this weekend.
STAY WARM and fashionable
I was recently browsing the pages of etsy looking for a scarf for a very feminine lady on my christmas list and luckily I came across artlab. Of course there is so much more than just scarves in this lovely shop. I absolutely love the ruffles and can’t wait to see them peeking out of a winter coat. Each piece from artlab is made to order, so place your order very soon for that hard to shop for lady on your list.
GET YOUR LEGS ready for cold weather
I’m ordering a pair (or three) of these soy and organic cotton leggings from Bobelly. Seriously, these look the like most comfy leggings ever. And best of all they are custom made for you leg stems! Available in a variety of different colors, I dare you to not buy a few pairs to match every outfit you plan on wearing this winter. I see some very lazy sundays in my future, a cup of tea, a good book and some Bobelly Leggings.
BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM clothes from idea2lifestyle
I love so many things in the idea2lifestyle shop. I recently bought the far far away scarf And can not wait until the weather gets cold enough to wear it, the colors are even better in person, and I love the pockets. One of the things I really love about this shop is they can make any of their designs in custom sizes which is perfect for gals like me who often find things they love only available up to size 10. The quality of construction on the scarf is superb, and I can’t wait to order some more things from them this fall.