Pare Umbrellas

I don't think I've ever really owned a quality umbrella– or an umbrella at all for that matter. If I were to get one, I'd naturally want to get a quality one, and Pare's new Spring-Summer collection definitely gets my nod of approval. Natural Pare is out of Seattle, and they are inspired by the huge unique selection of umbrellas in Tokyo– where an umbrella …


Transmaterial is a catalog of materials, products and processes that are redefining our physical environment. Edited by Blaine Brownell, the project started as a product of the week newsletter sponsored by the Seattle based architecture firm NBBJ. This incredibly comprehensive guide is as beautiful as it is informative. The entire 186 pages is available at as a downloadable .pdf file.

Nike Hemp Pack

The 4/20 Hemp Nike pack drops tomorrow. They'll be available at Goods in Seattle, among other places. Pictures at