The Hill-Side + Buaisou Indigo Collaboration

Selvedge Chambray shirts, scarves and ties hand-dyed in Japan

Two of our favorite Brooklyn-based brands, The Hill-Side and Buaisou have joined forces to produce a limited edition run of selvedge chambray clothing and accessories—all of which has been hand-dyed in natural indigo using the traditional Japanese technique of shibori. The range of shirts, pocket squares, ties and scarves was produced in Tokushima, Japan by Buaisou’s expert indigo farmer-dyers—and while there is a simplicity to …

The Hill-Side Bridge Mid Sneakers

Footwear inspired by a rare early '70s US Military Delta shoe

New from Brooklyn’s The Hill-Side, and developed in collaboration with Japan’s Kaptain Sunshine, comes a rather uncommon-looking laceless sneaker: the Olive Drab Bridge Mid, Kaptain Sunshine Special Edition. This mid-height sneaker cites the very rare “Delta shoe,” briefly used by the US military in the mid-’70s, as its design inspiration. The Kaptain Sunshine Special Edition incorporates three variations of Olive Drab fabric (perhaps better known …

Piaule’s Perfect Towel

The new design-centric homeware brand launches one useful product at a time

We’ve seen a rising interest in thoughtful homeware shopping—beyond bookshelf tchotchkes—from the recently-launched e-commerce site Snowe (offering luxury home essentials at direct-to-consumer prices) to Notting Hill shop Native & Co (sourcing crafted, contemporary wares from Taiwan and Japan). A new brand, Piaule, joins the foray with a specific goal: releasing home products one at a time—meaning each has to stand out in form and function. …