The editor in chief of British GQ, Mr. Dylan Jones, collaborated with Anya Hindmarch to create Hindmarch’s first ever men’s bag. I have been looking into getting a new bag, I love to get everything in one trip from my car to my door and a properly organized bag is the first step in this process.
This started out over lunch with Dylan, actually. We were talking about men and the manbag, and how a lot of people struggle with them. We had just started thinking about doing a men’s line, so I thought that doing something with Dylan would be perfect. The butter leather we make the bag out of is made at the most beautiful tannery in France called Tanneries Roux. It’s pretty much the best most expensive leather you can buy, so naturally Dylan chose that. [laughs] It wears, and it’s a very untreated, pure skin, so it changes colour with age. It’s as good as it gets.
I’m now taking donations for my new bag. It starts at £1,095 (about $1,723 CAD), so feel free to get real generous.
I am in love with Cut Copy. I have been for some time, halfway between their 2004 debut album Bright Like Neon Love and their 2008 follow up In Ghost Colours I came across them and have never looked back. For example, when I started writing this post, I had no music on, but now I do and it’s Cut Copy. It’s like magic!
Today my email informed me there were some limited pre-sale packages available so like a big nerd I had to nab one package #2 with a Vinyl and signed lithograph (hand numbered and limited to 500 prints, hot damn). If you’re unfamiliar with Cut Copy, I used them last summer in one of our ‘vacation videos’ featuring their then just-released track Where I’m Going. You can find it on Oh, Canada! (How’s it Goin’?).
Over the last few months, they’ve been releasing chapters of a 4 part series, documenting the making of their 3rd album, Zonoscope. Catch up now!
And here’s one more treat, their latest single Need You Now.
The news of the day is—undeniably—the 40th anniversary of Starbucks and their latest update to their logo. I would like to go on record and say that I love it, I think it’s fantastic. The latest logo embraces the Swedish and Modernist ideals of minimalism we see enveloping design worldwide, removing the clutter, all the bells and whistles, and says what it’s about, the coffee. I’m very excited to see this more conservative (design-wise, anyway) look unveil as the years progress.