Denham has teamed up with Method Design to create a truly unique piece of furniture, a trunk designed especially for denim. The trunk, named, The Journeyman, took over 300 hours to create and is a melding of traditional and innovative elements.
Here are some of the unique features:
- A solid ash skeletal framework – echoing the birch bark canoe or bi- plane wing structure – for lightness and flexibility.
- Gently curved grain feature carefully divined for superior rib strength.
- Held together with over 200 interconnected traditional joints
- Skinned in virtually weightless 1.5mm birch
- Knitted to the rib structure with over 150 hand-Japanned, custom engineering fixings. (With every head meticulously lined up)
- The Journeyman’s innovative inward curving form allows only the outward edges to ever touch the ground – these are covered in locally hand-stitched leather.
- Moved around with thick, hand-cut leather handles and locked with beautifully contrasting, industrial case fittings.
- Internally, the left side of the Journeyman contains a generous garment hanging space, sealed in from the elements by a handcrafted flysheet of the finest Japanese selvedge denim, detailed with re-cut vintage leather.
Unlocking the intricately hand-carved drop-down work surface reveals the true secrets of the Journeyman
- An elegant column of carousels – all carved from the same piece of solid ash – swivel out to reveal spare buttons, rivets, thread spools etc.
- Over 50 hand-cut leather discs fasten a webbing of straps to safely secure the tools of the jeanmakers trade.
- Wire-whipped vertical shock cords weave the solid ash shelving together, creating a virtually weightless securing method for garments, while custom steel dogs and unique tapered ash plugs literally stitch the shelves into place.
The piece will be displayed at the 100% Design Exhibition in Earls Court in London, September 22-25. You can also check out what people are saying about this in the forum.
Women’s handbag and dress line, Kao Pao Shu has announced the launch of a capsule denim collection. The collection will debut at the end of January and will feature 4 different styles. Crafted from Japanese denim, the line will feature boyfriend, skinny and relaxed styles as well as shorts, each in a variety of washes. All pairs will feature Kao Pao Shu’s signature ribbon detail.
Nadia Begeta, founder and designer, said of the Denim collection, “Launching a denim line is a natural extension of the label, I love working with different fabrics and denim is such a staple in everyone’s closet. I wanted to do something a little different but still in keeping with the Kao Pao Shu aesthetic; I like to experiment with my designs…I hate to be conventional, its much more interesting to create something original and totally wearable.”
The collection will be available for purchase both online at Kaopaoshu.com and in the Kao Pao Shu studio, prices will range from $240-372.
Rob Lowe was seen heading out to dinner in LA over the weekend. Rumor has it that Rob will be replacing Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly, as Regis retired in November. If he did end up as the new anchor, I wonder if he would continue his role on Parks and Recreation? I can’t wait for that show to come back!
It seems like Cult of Individuality has been outfitting all of the male celebrities in Hollywood! Rob was the most recent celebrity to be spotted in the brand, wearing the Rebel Straight in Haystack, with a black sweater. You can buy these jeans for $139 here.