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    The Motley x JOYA | East Rider Candle

    My previous post regarding candles wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention the new Easy Rider candle, a Collaboration between The Motley and JOYA.

    The scent, developed by JOYA and hand poured at their Brooklyn studio, was inspired by a trip The Motley took up the California coast, with notes of Siam Citron, Orange Flower, Saddle Leather, Birch Tar and Woodsmoke. The artwork was designed by Caleb Owen Everitt, an Austin based Designer/Art Director with clients ranging from J.Crew to Deus Ex Machina.

    A true coast-to-coast collaboration…and a perfect stocking stuffer.


    Herb Lester Maps | Huckberry

    Try typing “How to find Old New York” or “41 reasons to visit Brooklyn” into Google Maps, and you’ll either get no answer or the wrong answer. No doubt most folded paper maps are completely useless these days, but the folks over at Herb Lester are giving you a reason to buy them again. Not only are they awesomely designed, but with guides like “It’s Nice To Be Alone In Paris” and “An Uncle’s Guide To London”, they give you an insight into cities that technology simply can’t provide. So the next time you’re strolling around Greenwich Village looking for a good cup of New York coffee, don’t consult Google, pull out your “Truly Greenwich Village” map by Herb Lester.

    The guys over at Huckberry are currently offering Herb Lester sets on the cheap. Get at them here.


    Keep Calm & Carry On | The Story

    The image has been overused on souvenirs, (mugs, key chains, etc.) but the classic poster is timeless. If you didn’t know the full history…check out this video.


    Old Try

    Started by a Southern couple, who recently relocated to Boston, Old Try strives to make things that connect people to places. Currently, those things are letterpress posters.


    Heritage Whiskey | Branding Project

    Heritage Whiskey is a branding project by Katelyn Peissig, a Graphic Design major at the University 0f Wisconsin-Stout. I love the look of the this bottle and would surely buy it if it we’re on the shelf.

    Like the previously featured Proper BBQ and Cavalier Essentials, it goes to show the quality of work coming from students…Which begs the question, why is there so much bad packaging out there!?


    Time for Tweed | Molloy & Sons

    A good, quality tweed sportcoat is a wardrobe essential for any guy. When I mentioned the “High-low” in my previous post…this is what I meant by “High”. This is where you should be spending your money. Molloy & Sons has been weaving Donegal Tweed (named after County Donegal, Ireland where the family business is based) since the 19th century, and they are one of the few remaining companies who still produce authentic Donegal Tweed.


    Monocle Mediterraneo | A Preview

    The second installment of Monocle Mediterraneo, the Media brands large-format summer newspaper, is set to hit newsstands on July 28th. With a report from Pitti Uomo, as well as the usual briefings on food, culture, retail and design, Mediterraneo is sure to please the cultural senses.

    Check out the preview video, here.


    Live the HEMINGway

    July 2nd marked the 50th anniversary of Earnest Hemingway’s death.  A reader of the site recently sent me a poster she designed entitled “Live the Hemingway“.  The poster handsomely documents his life and encourages all of us to live the Hemingway by listing several rules inspired by his life (click on image to enlarge). Hemingway truly was the most interesting man in the world.

    Click here for more information on the project.


    Meat & Bread | Vancouver

    I’m a big fan of simple branding. Glassford & Walker, a Vancouver based design firm did a nice job creating a clean identity for local sandwich shop, Meat & Bread (great name). The food looks pretty delicious as well.

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    Andy Spade’s Hamptons | NOWNESS

    I posted about Andy Spade’s new Hamptons home a while back when Adam Rapoport paid him a visit. The house wasn’t quite finished, so it seems Nowness has decided to follow up with the ad/bag man to tour his cedar shake estate.


    Flying Junction Signs

    Using street signs for wall decor is usually a bad idea, but vintage subway signs are more than acceptable…it’s a fine line. These replicas, made by Flying Junction, pay homage to the subway signs of the 1900s (a time when everything seemed to well designed). They’re very similar to those available at Restoration Hardware, but for a fraction of the price.


    Levi Strauss | Potential Product Expansion

    I came across this student work while browsing the package design blog, Lovely Package. Apparently the assignment was to create a new product for an iconic brand. I wouldn’t personally advise Levi’s to introduce a line of grooming products or barbecue sauce, but it’s an interesting idea and the packages look great.

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