Happy Weekend

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1/Rent this floating house on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef  2/Brian Finke captures sad desk lunches  3/Emillie Ferris’ hyperrealistic embroidered pet portraits  4/Check out the new IKEA museum  5/Nike’s summer shoe collab is a floral dream come true  6/Haroshi carves stacked skateboard decks into colorful sculptures  7/Japanese restaurant serves noodles in elegant ice bowls  8/A dizzying infographic takes us through 146 years of music  9/Instagram chef turns junk food into next level cuisine  10/A collection of colorful crafted ceilings  11/Send your friends an envelope of the night sky

 

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1/Backpacks + Rucksacks  2/Conrad Crispin Jones  3/Designer Fund / Moniker  4/Graham Yarrington  5/Kate Hush  6/Laura Jane Scott  7/Tips + Tricks: Food Styling and Photography  8/Print Edition: August 2016  9/Tacopedia

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Backpacks + Rucksacks

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The Roll Top Backpack

It’s the first day of August, can you believe it? Almost time for back-to-school, football season, bonfires, and more of my favorite things, many of which require toting around a heavier load than my small saddlebag purse can accommodate. My go-to is a striped chambray backpack that I scored on sale last fall, it’s versatile enough to carry along on a hike or use as a weekend bag. Check out these thirteen backpacks that are both modern and functional.

 

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Bedford Carroll Gardens // Canvas Daypack // Faded Leather and Canvas Backpack

 

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Day Pack // LIÉ // Ecru Canvas Kastrup Backpack

 

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City Backpack // Blank Canvas Rucksack // Logan Backpack

 

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Leather Rucksack // Minimal Rucksack // Natural Zip Backpack

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Happy Weekend

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1/Jidouhanbaiki is a photo series that explores Japan’s obsession with vending machines   2/Chihiro Ogura creates cookie masterpieces inspired by cultural Japanese motifs   3/Inks, a modernist art app disguised as a pinball puzzler   4/Rippling liquid marble mimics a flowing river in Petit Loire   5/Serpentine tattoos by Mirko Sata weave black and white ink together   6/A model painted with glowing makeup lights up beautifully under UV light in Neon Dream   7/Paper flowers by Haruka Misawa   8/Hair stenciling in the new trend everyone will be trying   9/France has a wine theme park, La Cité du Vin   10/The Beach Vault will keep your stuff from getting stolen at the beach

 

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1/Happy 4th of July   2/Print Edition: July 2016   3/Bonnie and Neil   4/Anna King   5/WKNDLA   6/Endre Penovác   7/To Wallpaper or Not to Wallpaper   8/Leslie Weaver

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WKNDLA

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Anything featuring tassels is usually either A. a little too grandma or B. a little too hippie for me. Not so with WKNDLA. Brass, wood, and cotton play prominent roles in the different sculptural wall hangings and accessories owner Cindy Zell makes and sells. Their modern, minimal vibe is a breath of fresh air.

 

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Underneath It All

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2 p.m. // 5 p.m. // 10 p.m.

Dessù is a new lifestyle lingerie brand inspired by attitudes and time. Modern, free-minded women who believe they can live any number of lives in 24 hours are their target.

 

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The Deep V No-Wire // The Mesh-Trim Bodysuit // The Geo Lace Thong

LIVELY is inspired by what makes today’s woman sexy – being smart, healthy, active, and outgoing. The result blurs the lines between lingerie, activewear, and swimwear by taking the best style and comfort from each.

 

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Sade Brief // Saii Silk Brief // G-Tang Silk Top

Marieyat is an underwear and loungewear label with uncompromised style. The line’s seamless cotton and silk knitwear is geared towards modern women strong in both mind and body.

 

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Cut Out Bra // High Waisted Brief // Basic Bodysuit

The Nude Label is a basic underwear brand born from a need for appealing yet simplistic underwear with a good fit and support for everyday life. A combination of classic lines and fresh aesthetic, along with a focus on comfort, emphasize functionality over embellishment.

 

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Como Long Line Bralette // Ariel Bralette // Lillie Side Cut-Out Bralette

PRAE (prefix: earlier than; prior to; variant of pre-) is a brand built around a core collection of design forward bralettes. The importance, beauty, and style of a bra are all taken into account as well as the pre-dressing stage of a woman’s clothing.

 

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Building Block

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Crushing on these beautiful structural bags by Building Block. The LA-based brand was created in 2011 with the intent of clearing away conventional standards of luxury by magnifying what is essential and editing out excess. I’d say they’ve stayed true to their mission and love what that means for the rest of us.

 

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