Journal

  • In Conversation with: Brandon Mike

    · By Matt Reeves

    In Conversation with: Brandon Mike Austin-based sculptor Brandon Mike is known for his concrete sculptures that range from soft, compact animals that adorn personal spaces to large-scale brutalist sculptures available for public viewing. We spent a spring day touring his studio, exploring his works-in-progress and picking his brain about the significance of sculpture. Tell us a little bit about what you do. I like to consider everyone to be a unique lens by which the infinite expresses itself. As a sculptor, my expression is primarily through concrete, metal, and cast bronze with an emphasis on creating work which resonates with...

  • When a Bag is More Than a Bag

    · By Matt Reeves

    When a bag is more than a bag - more than a place to store things, more than a functional apparatus, it becomes... Lotuff Triumph briefcase a sculpture, an object to be admired, a mold that hugs your body or stands off of it like an adornment. It can act as a piece of art to sit atop a pedestal in our home, a companion to place beside us on a restaurant chair, piece of portable architecture and a loyal character to hold our treasured possessions. A selection of our favorite bags, from the practical to the sculptural. Rains Field...

  • Small Gestures - Big Meaning

    · By Matt Reeves

    Small Gestures - Big Meaning Jewelry and accessories that make an impact and pieces to wear and love everyday. CO Schindler sunglasses in Lava, designed in collaboration with Jacques Marie Mage. Made in Japan in limited quantities, the Schindlers are inspired by Los Angeles-based architect R.M. Schindler who was renowned for his clean lines and irreverent use of materials. The small egg locket and devotion signet from Austin-based jewelry line, Vada jewelry. Named after designer Katie Caplener's grandmother, Vada, the line explores Victorian and vintage-inspired pieces to create modern heirlooms for the 21st Century. Art, nature, music and spirituality collide...

  • Fall/Winter 2020 Dressing

    · By Albert Mendez

    Discover Fall/Winter 2020 Dressing Photographer: Dagny Piasecki and Art Direction: Jessica Thompson/AUDIENCE Shop the Women's lookbook edit Shop the Men's lookbook edit

  • A view into the world of Collectiva Concepción

    · By Albert Mendez

    ByGeorge A VIEW INTO the world of COLLECTIVA CONCEPCIÓN Our AW/20 collection was inspired in the artisanal process itself and the hands behind these treasures that last for generations. 01 - Toiles and sample garments waiting to be fitted in our Mexico City atelier. 02 - When we moved into our Mexico City office, we had plans to redecorate the space. The walls were stripped down and ready to paint, and when we saw them, we fell in love with the patina of the unfinished plaster. We decided to leave them unfinished as a reminder that imperfection can add color and texture to...

  • Maison Margiela: The paradigm of understated cool

    · By Albert Mendez

    Maison Margiela:The paradigm of understated cool Founded in Paris in 1988, Maison Margiela is a fashion house that has historically taken a distinct and rebellious approach to the fashion world. Designer Martin Margiela is notorious for his anonymity - never showing his face, rarely agreeing to interviews and most shockingly, by resigning as creative director of the house in 2009 at the height of his success and the brand's growing global recognition. He is an invisible icon in the industry, who masterfully wove the thread of invisibility into his designs. Margiela labels are sewn in using 4 white stitches, which...