25 Jun 2014
June 25, 2014

Mini Trend: Snakeskin Handles

Two’s a coincidence, three’s a trend. It’s not just a saying – it tends to be true, especially when the “three” in question is a trio of handbags from major luxury designers that all share the same sort of peculiar detailing. In this case, it’s snakeskin handles against a bag that’s largely made of regular leather, and Dior, Balenciaga and Givenchy have.. read more →

18 May 2014
May 18, 2014

In Fashion | Brand-New Bags

Every season has its “It” bag, but there’s something to be said for foregoing the obvious designers in favor of carrying something more discreet. For spring/summer, a host of under-the-radar new labels — from a revamped Parisian import to a locally sourced line out of Portland — offer some of the most striking and contemporary.. read more →

Will Adler discovered the massive, 90-year-old saw blade that hangs in the entryway ofWill Leather Goods, the store he’s opening next week in NoLIta, on a hike with his wife in Webster, Ore. “Right by this beautiful waterfall, we spotted an old timber mill, and that’s where we found this,” he says. “We really wanted.. read more →

11 May 2014
May 11, 2014

Mother’s Day Best Gift

Mother’s Day Best Gift What rules the World? –BY William Ross Wallace. (1819–1881) They say that man is mighty, He governs land and sea; He wields a mighty scepter  O’er lesser powers that be; But a mightier power and stronger, Man from his throne has hurled,  And the hand that rocks the cradle.. read more →

08 May 2014
May 8, 2014

China’s exports and imports rebound

China’s exports and imports rebounded in April, helping allay some fears about a slowdown in its economy. Exports rose 0.9% from a year earlier, after falling for two straight months. Shipments had dropped 6.6% in March and 18.1% in February. Imports grew 0.8% from a year ago, reversing the 11.3% decline in March. The data.. read more →