The fine folks at the Brooklyn-based Coral & Tusk have a new travel-inspired collection of products. Owned by designer and illustrator Stephanie Housley, the shop has been making embroidered goods since 2007. The Adventure Collection features pillows, passport cases, luggage tags and more. “Inspired by the boats that bob along the Seine and the hot air balloons that dot the air above the ancient city of Cappadocia, new characters Skipper Cat and Paco Dog invite you along with them on the rides of their lives!” View the whole whimsical collection on the Coral & Tusk website.
Hidden within this faux vintage steamer trunk from Dot & Bo is a cabinet bar fit for anyone who loves to travel as much as they love a good glass of wine.
I’m moving houses! Whew! I’ll be taking a much needed blogging break to unplug, pack, move and settle. Double Takes will be back to regular posting on May 11.
Long have I loved the travel-related prints from the UK-based studio Dorothy. They had me at their themed (songs, movies, games, etc.) maps and are growing my love for their work through Lost Destination. In their own words:
A series of nostalgic prints by Dorothy which take inspiration from the iconic travel posters of the first half of the 20th century, celebrating the unique but often forgotten beauty of buildings and places that were once destinations in their own right but have since been either demolished or immersed in the everyday.
The series currently features forgotten landmarks from around England.
Nervous fliers who find solace in the cocktail cart will rejoice over this nifty Cocktail Carry On Kit. It comes with everything you need to make a proper old fashioned (two, in fact) on your next flight: recipe card, spoon/muddler, aromatic bitters, cane sugar and a linen coaster all in a little TSA-approved tin.
“Thanks to the growing popularity of Asian cultures, graphic innovations of these centuries-old characters have begun to shine through in the world of modern design, demonstrating excellent skills at crafting ideas and visualising abstract concepts within complicated forms.”
Via Creative Roots
Philippines Travel Log is exactly what it sounds like. Alex Cornell’s (mostly) point-of-view perspective of Manilla and Palawan was filmed via the GoPro camera he says was strapped to his head nearly the entire trip.
This Paris coloring book contains a giant map of the city on the inside. The detailed poster includes Notre-Dame, Sacré-Coeur, Saint Germain des Prés, and the Eiffel Tower. Once completed, it doubles as an awesome wall mural.