Building Block

Building Block Bucket BagI rarely meet a tassel I don't like, and Building Block's are my new favorite (you can buy them separately if you like, pretty cool). They take the basic bucket shape up a notch with their deliberate, oversized quality, and they've been a hit on the coatrack next to my desk at the office. The rest of the Building Block line is great too. Some of the shapes are so simple yet almost surreal, and I love their playful, architectural minimalism and smooth black and nude leather colorways.

Building Block Bucket Bag
Building Block Bucket Bag

Building Block Bucket Bag

Strong Week Links 23

Life has been on overdrive lately with a visit to LA, regular work and a last-minute work trip to New York during fashion week (see some of the street style snaps we got here and here). I'm majorly looking forward to our yearly trip to Joshua Tree and Palm Springs next weekend. I'm hoping to hit up our old favorites and try some new spots and sights too. Here are some of the things that have been on my radar.

Enjoyed reading about these unexpected inventions in the latest issue of T Magazine.

I've been a bit obsessed with this Vetements dress since I saw UK Glamour editor Natalie Hartley wearing it at NYFW. The back!

Apropos of where you can find Vetements, an interesting article on the backstory of cult boutique Totokaelo upon the opening of its new NY boutique.

My next visit to LA will warrant a visit here.

Definitely want to read this.

We're about to head out on our yearly roadtrip to Joshua Tree and I'm thinking maybe this is this year's addictive podcast? 

Photo via T Magazine

Strong Week Links 22

How cute is this video for Jesse Kamm's cult sailor pants? Her line turns 10 this year and she's reissuing them in new colors to celebrate. Must. get. a. pair.

I've been working a lot lately and not sleeping as much = dark circles. While I try to stick to natural beauty products for the most part (and duh, the most natural beauty product is sleep) I'm thinking it may be time for this.

Excited to find some time to dive into the latest issue of the Desert Oracle. Particularly the piece on Marty Robbins.

I've been listening to the new Kurt Vile single on repeat.

Remembering Oliver Sacks who passed away last weekend. A great mind. He's the kind of intellectual who always inspired me in the context of philosophy — a zeal for life, a bit of a rebel, someone who tells a great story and who bridges hard science with the Humanities. He knew he was going to die and wrote some beautiful, inspiring, heartbreaking articles for the NY Times in his last months.