Kule Stripes N°2

Inspired by all of the past icons, like Picasso, Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, that equally loved the classic French marinière, Nikki Kule continues to perfect the ultimate striped tee with her range of fits and colors. We’re especially loving the Modern fit for it’s boxy style and it’s makeup of lightweight, tissue-like cotton – perfect for summer! Stripes for life, y’all.




Bell Tents

It all started with a mission to get the family out on a camping excursion this summer. Then one thing lead to another, as things do while searching on the interweb, and before you know it, I was sucked into the world of bell tents. We all know there are services that offer rentals of these pitched canvas tents but what I’m really juiced about is the idea of owning one. With mild California temperatures, there’s really no reason why there shouldn’t be a bell tent pitched in our backyard all year round. How fun would that be?!



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Bryr Clogs Studio Visit

It was love at first sight – or rather, first try, after meeting my first pair of Bryr clogs. The gorgeous color palette and uniquely modern styles were enough to make me swoon from afar. But it wasn’t until I actually slipped my foot through the soft, buttery leather and onto the featherweight Linden wood base, at a local boutique, that I fell in love with my first pair of clogs in nearly 15 years. So naturally, I just had to meet the woman behind the shoe and visit her studio. Designer Isobel Schofield‘s light filled workspace, coincidentally housed in a old, former clog factory in San Francisco’s industrial Dogpatch neighborhood, is every bit as detailed and charming as the clogs themselves. And the hands on, customizable experience, for anyone visiting the studio, is just icing on the cake. Clients are encouraged to design their clogs by finding their right size, picking one of two heel heights, choosing from a plethora of leather samples, and then selecting one of several styles – that is, if you can settle on just one. Peep toes, lace ups, slip ons, buckle details, tassels . . . it’s a nearly impossible task. Meanwhile, the clog making process is going underway with Isobel’s small team cutting leather, stapling die-cut patterns to wooden bases, molding leather against lasts and applying hardware. Despite how anxious I am to walk out with with my custom made clogs, witnessing the methodical clog making process makes waiting a few weeks totally bearable. Perfection takes time, after all.



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