Archive for January, 2012
Given how immensely popular the Yue items were, we went ahead and submitted a re-order for the Pocket Backpack and a new order for the Fang Backpack. We’re allowing people to pre-order since we don’t anticipate receiving the backpacks until the end of February or the beginning of March. Our re-order is small so if you missed them the first time make sure you don’t miss out this time. (Note: the cost to produce the backpacks has risen since our initial order last year) Once you place the pre-order, the backpack will be reserved for you and shipped to you as soon as it arrives.
Our Ketzali scarves also proved very popular so we placed another order. We’ll be getting a few more of the Xajoj Stripes Scarf in, plus four brand new scarves (sneak peek above). We expect to get them in sometime this week so be looking for them next Monday. Have a great week everyone!
If you’ve been a follower of PP for some time you’ll know I’ve been a longtime fan of German label Reality Studio. I own a jacket that I wear constantly. It’s been awhile since I’ve perused any of their collections, and an intriguing glimpse of their upcoming A/W 12/13 collection on Stil in Berlin prompted me to revisit. Images from Reality Studio’s site from their A/W 11/12 and S/S 12 collections
This week we introduce a brand new label Ketzali, a Guatemalan based accessories company that uses 36 artisans to weave some truly beautiful scarves. Everything is done by hand including the dying, for which they use natural and low impact dyes. They’re perfect all-season scarves too since they’re woven from rayon viscose. This also makes them crazy soft. We have five different styles, although we sold out of the Wikiq style just this morning, so be sure to check them out.
I’ve been on a vintage book kick for some time now, which of course has meant the exponential growth of my books wishlist. I’ve managed to add a few of them to my physical collection, and I’m pretty eager to add the others on my list.
My most recent acquisition was the 1951 volume Folk Toys; Les Jouets Populaires by Emanuel Hercik. Hercik undertook the task of cataloguing the development of the folk toy from ancient times through the 1950s in the interest of preserving a record of a basic human tradition and encouraging others to dig deeper themselves. He did so by illustrating them in precise, unpretentious line drawings and paintings.
There is a short intro chapter, which has me itching to explore the historical development of the toy further, but what’s most impressive are the illustrations. While most of us probably lost our interest in toys after the age of 10 or so, this book makes it impossible to indifferently skim through it. Many of the toys are familiar, but there are toys that are unusual and imaginative. I did recognize a few near the end from a collection my mother had that she let us play with when we were little.
The book contains 176 colour plates, so there are way too many for me to photograph and post here, but I’ve included a few favourites. You can see more from the book via tooknap’s vintage toy set
This week we welcome some pretty awesome raw leather accessories from Yue, designed by Sarah Chow, who also collaborated with Ritchie of Triple-Major on Project White T-shirt. I’ve been a huge fan of raw and vegetable tanned leather for ages and these bags are made from some really beautiful hides. Also, in case you missed it last week, we’ve added All for the Mountain, Correll Correll, Dusen Dusen, FAUX/real, Laura Lombardi, Mary Meyer, Miss Alice, Nettie Kent, Osei-Duro, Rachel Comey, reid.dammit, Swedish Hasbeens, and Upstate to the Sale page