Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Currently, Yukon Blonde is a little bit of a "it" band in Western Canada, and we're thinking that they'll end up being a bit of an "it" band everywhere. Hailing from a former stopping ground of ours, we may just be a little bit biased, but having listened to their most recent release titled "Tiger Talk," we're smitten and want great things to happen for them. They have just been recently nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award, and can see no reason why they will not win.
It may not be the most comfortable looking chair in the world, but let's be honest...you're not buying a chair like this to kick back and watch a movie on. You want this more as a sculptural piece; a usable work of art if you will. But don't think for a second that this is all style over substance. This chair has some removable and adjustable pieces that make this piece of furniture supremely functional, and while the one above is obviously inspired by tattoo culture, the functionality makes the chair a perfect addition to the quiver of tools of an actual tattoo artist. You can see and learn more here.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
How's this for cool as f@#$? W Hotels of NYC (W Hotels being the hipper, more boutique-y sub-brand of Westin) teamed up with some of New Yorks most iconic residents (acting as designers) and have released a limited run of skate decks (see above). If that wasn't cool enough, next week the hotel will be launching a program wherein guests can rent a board for a day and go for a skate. You can see and learn more here.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Admittedly it has been a few years since we have properly been camping but we plan on changing that this summer so here we are searching for the latest and greatest in outdoor comfort. Kind of like a Snuggie but less lame and more tolerable amongst friends, the Poler Nap Sack allows you great flexibility while still attempting to keep you cool in those hot summer tents. Take a look here.
Warm weather, grilling outdoors and modern design all add up to a great summer experience that we can most definitely endorse. Ikea has recently launched the Lillon Grill that not only efficiently cooks your meat of choice but also manages to look retro chic on your balcony. Available at the big blue store here.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Who doesn't want a room full of comfy bohemian bean bags? OK probably a lot of people but we love them and especially love the coral pink ombre ones shown here. Affordable and versatile, check them out here.
If you are like us and often get ready to go out somewhere on the weekend only to turn around and notice that your partner is dressed identically, then this sweater by Best Made is not going to help matters. We like it due to the fact that it is pretty unisex and the traditional athletic raglan cut is super appealing. Comfortable, stylish and just the item to ensure the fashion battle of the sexes continues. Available here.
Better known for his innovative lighting for the last 4 decades, Ingo Maurer has now come up with a table that seemingly defies gravity. After searching for the missing legs, you'll quickly notice that the surrounding chairs are anchored and supporting the table top. Limiting flexibility with the stationary chairs seems like a small price to pay for a table that will always have your guests oohing and ahhing. Available through Established & Sons.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Inspired by the popular daily blog Canal House Cooks Lunch this beautiful red cloth covered cookbook (we're showing a recipe photo because, well it looks amazing) delivers recipes for home cooks by home cooks. Easy recipes that celebrate the simplicity of cooking for each other every day and the love of eating, we believe this is one of the best Father's Day gifts for the chef in your family. Check it out here.
Has it been a while since we've posted about watches? Sorry if we have been remiss but nothing has really grabbed our attention...until now. New from Taki, the Hope is a double wrap watch in bright leather anchored with a small square face. We chose to show the mustard colourway but they have a great olive option or a bright orange and blue combination. Available here.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
High end rugs generally are adorned with elegant images, damasks or global influences. Apparently design duo Lanzavecchia + Wai completely ignored these rules and created incredibly detailed and beautiful rugs that pay homage to scientific illustrations of fictional insects. Completely invented, these bugs are gorgeously displayed in bamboo silk and wool and are available in two species, found here.
Maybe its a bit predictable or maybe its just us but every man we have ever known loves meat, loves to talk about the variety, texture and cuts so this cutting board seemed like the perfect Father's Day gift. Engraved with the classic beef butcher diagram, not only will it aid in dinner preparation but it may finally teach us a thing or two. Available here.
The nights are getting lighter, warmer and longer meaning we're all spending more time lounging outdoors until the wee hours. Hurricane lamps with large candles are great but for a bigger statement what about a solar lamp/table combo like the one shown here? With a white polyethylene body and a rust coloured textured top, this modern sculpture will help give a soft glow to your summer evenings. Available here.