The Weekend Review #018
Stuff you should know about this week.
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Every Friday I round up stuff I find on the internet and share it here, so you can stay updated with what’s happening!
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I want to create a space on the internet where you get access to quality, not quantity.
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ON THE GO
Jay Z and LVMH ink a deal for his champagne brand, Ace of Spades.
A nice feature from Courier Mag on Jack Carlson from Rowing Blazers.
A fun history lesson on U.S. Presidents and their outfits.
How an American shoe factory stayed in business through hardship.
Is this the year we all start drinking Korean alcoholic beverages?
Labrum’s beautiful tribute for London Fashion Week to the free slaves who were taken back on a settlement journey to Sierra Leone and died along the way. Video here:
WHAT I DIG
These Oxfords from Oakstreet Bootmakers (they’re 20% off too!).
Deadstock’s vintage puffer collection from The North Face.
Breitling x Deus e Machina’s watch collab.
A Vesper cocktail from Bar Pisellino in NYC.
This colored-checkered cardigan from ALD’s spring/summer line.
KITH GOES TO PARIS
So… I’m the first one to give KITH flack, mostly because I believe they’ve always had a leg up (access to finances, connections, etc) as they’ve scaled their brand. They’ve been fortunate to bypass much of what’s difficult about brand-building.
That said, this is the best work they’ve done yet. I’m blown away at how beautifully they managed to design their first European store.
Where else than La Ville Lumière?
Ronnie Fieg (founder) and his good pal Daniel Arsham (from Snarkitecture) often collab on KITH’s new store designs, and their signature store feature are the white kicks hanging from the foyer as you walk inside. This store is different than any other they’ve done too. It’s 16,000sq ft. (1486+ sq. meters), offers men’s and women’s collections, has a KITH Treats store, and a full-service restaurant, called Sadelle’s.
Here’s a closer look at their European Flagship.
CLEANING YOUR CAST IRON
If you own a cast iron (and are a new owner at that), cleaning your cast iron is very important. To soap or not to soap? Steel wool? Do you let it sit in water for long?
This is a helpful explanation worth sharing.
While we’re on the topic, if you’re looking for a cast iron that’s worth investing in, here are two you should consider:
I’ve actually owned a Smithy cast iron for a while now and it’s incredible. I use it for everything. Take care of it and cherish it forever.