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.
The folks over at 50watts curated an awesome collection of vintage Japanese advertisements from the 1950s. One thing I truly loved about Japan was the product and advertisement design I saw there. Wether it was a billboard for a local business or the label on a sake bottle, much of it had a vintage vibe to it not much unlike the advertisements featured here.
A fabulous series of long exposure photographs by AppuruPai. The shots were taken in Tokyo on the New Transit Yurikamome, an elevated and automated line that connects the city with the island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. I had the chance to ride the Yurikamome line and found is absolutely captivating.
(Photos © AppuruPai)
I love this
Wander print by Wesley Bird. It paraphrases one of my favorite travel quotes, “Not all those who wander are lost” by J. R. R. Tolkien from a poem in Lord of the Rings.
On that note, I’m off to Japan for the next week. I’ll be spending the holidays in Kyoto and Tokyo. Wishing everyone the very happiest of holidays. See you in the new year!
(found via Design Is Mine / image via Wesley Bird)
Back in August, Wired Science through together an awesome photo gallery of 21 national parks as seen from space. Some of the images are bursting with color, others appear abstract and unrecognizable, while all of them are stunning. The beauty in these images makes me realize I need to visit more of the U.S. national parks.
(found via Wired Science / image via GeoEye and NASA)
Richards’ Trunks, by Restoration Hardware, is a line of furniture made from reproduced English steamer trunks. The collection includes tables, desks and dressers. I wouldn’t mind calling the photographed room my home for a bit, preferably in a sun-drenched villa in the Italian countryside.
(found via freshome / images via Restoration Hardware)
Towers of Ennedi is a remarkable short documentary by photographer/climber Jimmy Chin and his production company Camp 4 Collective. The film follows Chin and a small crew of fellow North Face-sponsored climbers as they set out and ultimately conquer the untouched towers and arches of the Ennedi Desert in Chad.
A hand painted suitcase by New Orleans based artist Gretchen Howard. The piece was adorned with bits of paintings destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. This suitcase is just too pretty to pack in.
(Found via CasaSugar / Image via CasaSugar)
In Lubinë i Ulët, a small village in Kosovo, there is an old bridal tradition among the Terbesh people. Brides are adorned, painted and beautified on the day of their wedding to look like a doll and to protect from the evil eyes and gossip of onlookers. Yll Çitaku captured the process and end result in Nusja Jone – Our Bride for Kosovo 2.0 Magazine.
(found via Imprint / Images via Yll Çitaku)