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Category: Style

Style: A Trip to Bentley

“During a recent trip to England we were invited to tour Bentley’s factory in Crewe and had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these luxury powerhouses are put together from start to finish. The hands-on plant offered a wildly different experience than other car manufacturing processes we have seen and, by relying on a level of manual precision machines can’t always replicate, provided a fascinating example of the merge of technology and craftsmanship in creating truly luxurious custom automobiles.” – Cool Hunting

Aware: Be a Whistleblower for Peace

“Falling Whistles gives a small window into our world’s largest war. Originally just a journal written about boys sent to the frontlines of war armed with only a whistle, readers forwarded it with the same kind of urgency in which it was written and demanded to know – what can we do?

The Falling Whistles campaign launched with a simple response – make their weapon your voice and be a whistleblower for peace in Congo. Read the story and buy the whistle. Proceeds will help restore the lives of war-affected kids. Share their story and speak up for them.

Together, we’ll become the voice of a growing coalition for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” – Falling Whistles

Style: The Pursuit Of (Cool): COLTRANE CURTIS

“Miles & Duke & Wynton & Mos”

Coltrane Curtis talks about the influence of Jazz musicians on his personal style.

Style: Tom Ford on Life, Style & Creativity

Style: A Factory in Brooklyn

“Style Ledger takes a look at American manufacturing, with a focus on the Martin Greenfield factory in Brooklyn.”

Travel: CLAE in Vietnam

“Travel is a big part of everything we do at CLAE. Whether for pleasure or work, travel fuels our creativity and always inspires. While on a recent bi-annual shoe development trip to Vietnam where we not only put the finishing touches on our A/W 2012 collection, but also prepared for the launch of Spring 2012, we made a short film that captures just a glimpse of the energy we experienced during our daily moped commute through the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

Here’s wishing you a year filled with adventure, no matter where your road may lead in 2012. Enjoy the ride.” Clea

 

Style: Globe-Trotter The Making Of A Suitcase

“Hand made by Globe-Trotter in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire using original manufacturing methods. Each case is uniquely constructed from vulcanised fibreboard; a special material invented in Britain during the 1850’s consisting of multiple layers of bonded paper. Handles are produced by the leather team who also form the iconic Globe-Trotter corners over a period of 5-days on antique Victorian presses.” GlobeTrotter

Style: Intel Visual Life – Michael Wolff

“In this Intel Visual Life short documentary, Michael Wolff, co-founder of Wolff Olins Agency and considered one of the preeminent visionaries and perhaps the father of 20th century brand expression and identity, talks about his approach to looking at the world, including the muscles of curiosity, appreciation, and imagination.”

Style: Esquivel A Modern American Workshop

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Esquivel is a modern American workshop specializing in rare handcrafted leather shoes and accessories. With a goal to create a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for every customer.

Style: Dunhill Chassis

The Chassis leather collection is a balance between the organic and the mechanical. Form and function. Technical and beautiful.

Functional designs are characterised by a unique graphic carbon fibre print applied to black leather rendering each extremely durable with a high degree of scratch and water resistance. Carbon fibre has become a trademark material for the dunhill brand — relating to its motoring provenance — and a leather collection of this kind is exclusive to dunhill, the material having previously been used on sportscar dashboards.

See how the iconic dunhill Chassis leather collection is created.”-  Dunhill