Quote Bag Studio

A Bangkok-based, small batch handbag label is more than meets the eye

Quality materials, intriguing silhouettes and a flare for convertible structures make Bangkok-based Quote Bag Studio a refreshing label on the oft-banal bag scene. Handmade using thick Japanese canvas and tough leather, the bags are as durable as they are beautifully constructed. The Saddle Bag (above) takes an almost horn-like shape, curving upwards in the back. The design provides optimal comfortability for everyday use but its …

Ali Barber

London photographer Richard Nicholson documents the East End's freshest haircuts

With an estimated 300 languages spoken in London’s East End, the area’s bevy of subcultures each make their mark on England’s bustling capital in different ways. While some East Asian residents create outrageously original styles by mixing traditional culture with modern London fashion, the finishing touch of a distinct haircut unites those in the know, who head to Ali’s Barber Shop. Inspired by the flashy …

The Palace

Exquisite craftsmanship honors the Industrial Revolution in this luxury timepiece

by Meehna Goldsmith Designed by complications maestro Christophe Claret, the Palace is the latest addition to the luxuriously retro watch line Jean Dunand. The timepiece, inspired by the dynamic Art Deco age (the company’s name references a famed artisan of the time period), embodies the spirit and style of the glamorously functional arts movement. Even the name is a shout-out to London’s Crystal Palace, which …