KREWE Launches Non-Profit Foundation to Help NOLA’s Youth

The eyewear brand will provide tests and frames to local high schoolers

When we last spoke with Stirling Barrett, the founder of NOLA-based optics brand KREWE, he was celebrating the one-year anniversary of the brand’s flagship store, located on Royal Street within the city’s popular French Quarter district. Today, the brand’s success has reached even greater heights, including two additional brick-and-mortar spaces (one in NOLA’s Lower Garden District, the other in NYC’s SoHo) and a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund …

January Labs’ pH-Optimized Skincare

Championing recipes for maximum effectiveness instead of a single miracle ingredient

With the first pump of January Labs antioxidant-rich Day Cream, one notices the lightweight consistency, the pale orange-yellow color, and the absence of added fragrance. Another indie skincare brand that promises products free of parabens, sulfates and other additives, and keeps routines uncomplicated with a very small line (similar to another CH fave, Peet Rivko), January Labs has fewer than 10 products to browse. The …

Inside Huckberry’s NYC Pop-Up Shop

The brand's first brick and mortar effort is a pop-up focused on storytelling

Huckberry, a San Francisco-based digital destination for all things outdoorsy, has claimed a brick-and-mortar space after nearly 10 years of strictly online existence. The pop-up shop opens tomorrow, 2 November, and runs through 31 January 2019, in NYC‘s West Village. This corner is far from the woods or an ice-cold surf spot, but the city is actually Huckberry’s most popular market. Their online shop consists of hard-to-find …

Vans’ NASA-Inspired Space Voyager Collection

Original spacesuit design informs eight footwear iterations, three jackets and numerous accessories

For the last six decades, NASA‘s been an inspiration the world over. During five of those six decades, Vans has been equipping individuals at the crux of cultural shifts with their iconic footwear, clothing and accessories. To honor the former, Vans has just revealed their Space Voyager Collection and it pays tribute to the space agency through meticulous design nods, including references to the original spacesuit. …

The Badass Costumed Taxi Drivers of Nairobi

In Nairobi, motorbike taxis—known as “boda-bodas”—are oftentimes the best option for avoiding traffic. During a recent visit, photographer Jan Hoek noticed that noticed a well-designed, almost costumed boda-boda—it looked a lot like Nicholas Cage’s motorcycle in Ghost Rider. Inspired to create a photo series, Hoek teamed up with Ugandan fashion designer Bobbin Case, and seven drivers in the Kenyan capital got costumed to match their bike. …