Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Solo Sundays
Much more than just treating yourself to something expensive, self-care is about switching off and focusing on your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. The most important factor, of course, is taking time out to do all this. Logging off for an...
BOLDR Expedition Swiss Automatic Field Watch
Once again BOLDR has had great success launching their new models on Kickstarter, including their latest, the BOLDR Expedition Field Watch, which comes in six styles featuring a Swiss automatic Sellita SW200-1 movement inside. At 41mm it's a very...
RANGE ROVER VELAR
EVERYBODY.WORLD Takes on "Less is More" Style
LA-based EVERYBODY.WORLD is doing something not many fashion brands are willing or able to do: simplifying and reducing their wares to the basics. That by no means results in lower quality goods or basic garb nobody wants to wear—rather it's the makings...
MADE IN LA
No.One's Triple Black Bravo Sneakers
As LA's No.One footwear company makes clear, the name of their Triple Black Bravo isn't accurate. Really, the best way to understand just how remarkable the shoes are requires looking at all the ways they've used premium black materials. First...
Lazy Oaf's New Line: G.E.M.
by Sun Bak We've been longtime devotees of Lazy Oaf, the fun London-based label that truly lets you wear your (even most curmudgeonly) feelings on your sleeves. Founder Gemma Shiel launches new pet project G.E.M. today, and the statement pieces...
Olivia Wendel's Handpainted Scarves
The last time we wrote about Olivia Wendel, it was back in 2014—her stained silk tapestries were a notable highlight in that year's annual RISD graduate thesis exhibit. Armed with an MFA in textile design, the now-Brooklyn-based painter has since...
RANGE ROVER VELAR
Less-is-More Beauty Products
While many equate luxury with opulence, this isn't oftentimes the case. The beauty industry has long been one of excess—not only in terms of the number of products available, but also regarding the ingredients. Recently though, instead of products...
CMPLT UNKNWN's “Animal Kingdom” Collection
NYC-based accessories brand CMPLT UNKNWN has always been at the crossroad of luxury and sustainability. Their new collection, which premieres on the brand's new site and its focus on direct-to-consumer sales, is inspired by the world's vanishing...
Le Labo's New Hair and Body Care
Independent perfumery Le Labo, for the first time ever, is making the jump from niche fragrances to body, hair and face products. They're not just "lotion" versions of their signature cult scents, which is the route that many brands take. Instead...
PERMANENT HAIR COLOR
GIFTS FOR MOMS
Madison Reed's Color Bar in NYC
by Sun Bak For decades, at-home hair color has largely remained the same: making your decision at the drugstore largely based on the model's unnaturally shiny hair color on the box. The salon experience isn't too much more transparent: what...
MADE IN CA
MADE IN USA
True Botanicals' Non-Toxic Skincare
by Sun Bak Out of the seemingly infinite number of natural skincare brands these days, most go over the top to painstakingly list every single ingredient used and how they're sourced, but few have anything to say about proven results. California...
DIRECT TO CONSUMER
Summersalt's Affordable, Eco-Friendly Swimwear
by Sun Bak For those of us in the northern hemisphere, summer seems to not be letting go of its unsettling grip—with an unusually extended warmer weather. But even when autumn makes its grand entrance soon, it doesn't mean you won't be donning...
Parley + adidas Originals' Eco-Friendly Sneakers
Always of the belief that the power of change is in our hands as consumers, Parley for the Oceans has teamed up with adidas Originals for the EQT Support ADV sneaker. Available in two shades of blue, the core of this collaboration is that they...
KARA Launches Men's Bags
Since we last spoke with designer Sarah Law, she's expanded her modern minimalist luxury backpack line KARA in very deliberately thought-out steps that emphasize individuality and functionality—rather than mindlessly churning out new designs to...
DIAMOND SUPLPY CO
Diamond Supply Co + Dogtown's Collaborative Collection
As the iconic skate brand Dogtown celebrates its 40th anniversary, a younger company has also reached a milestone: Diamond Supply Co is quickly approaching their 20th year. To celebrate, the Californian brands have come together to pay homage to...
Allbirds Hits the Ground Running in NYC
by Sun Bak Newcomer Allbirds breaks a lot of shoe rules. Their $95 shoes, which come in only two styles (runner or lounger), are logoless, machine washable, made from sustainably sourced merino sheep wool, and meant to be worn without socks...
KENT AND CURWEN
Interview: Kent & Curwen Creative Director Daniel Kearns
For every captivating new debut to the world of apparel, there's a heritage brand out there fighting to demonstrate relevance and resonance. One year after Britain's Kent & Curwen relaunched under the watch of part owner David Beckham and creative...
A "Quick Côte" Shop Opens in NYC
by Sun Bak Everything that ever stopped you from getting a manicure is alleviated at LA-based Côte's first East Coast shop. First off, it doesn't feel like a typical salon. Four small tables are tucked away far away from the window, surrounded...
Pampering Essentials For All Genders
Weekends (and days off in general) can be great for getting one's life organized, meeting up with friends or heading out on adventures—but they're also important times to lay low and rest. Sometimes a total recharge and refresh, by way of peaceful...
Hair Oils for All Genders
No matter your gender or hair type, there's an oil out there for you. Chances are it's also better for your tresses than several other products that offer short-term benefits, but in the long run end up building up on your hair and leaving it drab...
North Home Sleepwear Collection
North Home continues celebrating Aboriginal Australian artists—and the beauty and diversity of their traditions, skills and crafts—with their new sleepwear collection, which launches today. Made up of just three pieces, the range is lush, textured...
Four Perfumes for All Genders
While many brands continue to categorize (especially in online stores) their offerings, there are some products that simply need no gendering. Perfume certainly is one of the countless products that is still often divided between men and women, though...
MADE IN USA
Kibrono's Kimono-Inspired Outerwear For All Genders
by Rachel Ciandella Lucas Allen and Blake Landis, founders of Kibrono, traveled together not long after an introduction from mutual friends. While on the trip they found themselves enjoying loose, flowing garments which they’d borrowed...
THE ART OF WATCHES GRAND EXHIBITION NEW YORK
Watches of New York Fashion Week: Men's
With another fashion week passing through New York—this time dedicated to men—the city's cultural consciousness briefly shifted to runway shows and presentations. Dozens of menswear brands and designers unveiled their SS18 looks and from Raf Simons...
N-p-Elliott's "Intersection" Collection at New York Fashion Week: Men's
When Nicholas P Elliott launched his namesake label in 2013, striking the balance between the avant-garde and accessible made for a propellant mission. Over the last four years, the N-p-Elliott brand's grown in acclaim, maintained a commitment...