It was tough to come up with a list of 10 highlights for this past week, what with all the great Converse releases, our prided Buyer’s Guides, and other special news. Kiehl’s took us on a tour of NASA, Paul Smith redesigned a lamp from the 1930s, and Scarlett Johansson still looks as good as ever. More below.
Selectism Subject Study | Jey Perie Of Kinfolk and Bedwin
A new series for us: Subject Study is a look into the personal style of some of our favorite folks. We start it up with a look at Jey Perie, creative direct for Kinfolk Store in Brooklyn as well as brand ambassador for Japan’s Bedwin & the Heartbreakers. His favorite item? This killer “Dufler” Sheepskin Motorcycle Jacket from Bedwin, of course.
Shelter Co. is lodging and hospitality service that provides tent rentals for all kinds of events. Now, after some demand, Shelter has begun selling their beautiful tents to the masses. They start it off with the Meriweather that’s “large enough to house four to six adults and is the only tent in the market that exceeds the NFP 101 and CPAI 84 flame resistance standards.” Woah.
We rounded up the best compact cameras for your summer holidays and travels. The all-new Sony RX100 M3 makes the list alongside a host of other cameras from Canon, Fuji, Olympus, and more. We even offer a touch of analog as well for fans of the film.
This was a big week for Converse. The brand announced a variety of new footwear including the “Bars and Stars” for Memorial Day and a surprising second collection with Maison Margiela. In the midst of these announcements came the quiet one of a second collaborattion with Britain’s Margaret Howell.
Saturdays NYC showcased their new sunglasses offering for summer. The Walker returns alongside the addition of a new acetate frame, the Mitsu. Clear looks are in the air as the sunglasses get treatments in “clear white” and “clear yellow.” Look proper this season in Saturdays eyewear.
Nothing says “summer vibes” like an Aloha!-friendly pattern. We collected 10 of our favorite shirts from the likes of Our Legacy, Penfield, Ben Sherman, and ACNE presenting a variety of tropical looks, some extraordinary.
The Montrose Duplex in Los Angeles with a Protruding Loft
Gosh, we love homes: “The Montrose residence in the suburbs of Los Angeles adds a secondary volume on top of their garage. The home now has double the living space without invading the outdoor garden and backyard areas.” See photos of its exterior here.
Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Regimen Uses NASA-Approved Aerolite
We headed to Cape Canaveral in Florida with Kiehl’s to learn more about their new Oil Eliminator regimen that uses Aerolite, a space-age insulating material that can absorb as much as four times its weight in oil. We supplement this story with a behind-the-scenes look from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Take a virtual tour here.
Paul Smith Creates a Colorful Anglepoise Type75 Lamp
“Paul Smith pulls out the brights for yet another collaboration product, this time adding his trademark colors to the iconic Anglepoise Type75 lamp, the aluminum desk light bringing together bright pink, olive green, light blue, pink and yellow. Originally designed in 1932 by automotive engineer George Carwardine.”
Scarlett Johansson for Vanity Fair May 2014
Hello, Ms. Johansson. Thank you for everything.