Please Sir, may I have some more totes?

I mean if Oliver Twist had been written by the likes of me circa – nowish…

More sail totes in the store for your book carrying/laptop holding/vacation shopping HERE

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Razzle Dazzle!

How rad are these ships! In WWI ships were given the “Dazzle” which is to say that they were painted in complex patterns to make it difficult to determine speed/proximity and shape for enemy fire.  So super cool – I feel like each ship belongs more in a gallery than an ocean though!

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REID (damnit) Constructed

A good friend of mine opened a bar in Manhattan (The Ship – go there and tell Cervantes I sent you!) and they re-covered the banquets in old sails and he naturally thought of me when there was a big garbage bag full of remnants.  I made up the first tote for him and and then cut out a bunch more.  So far I have completed three and there will be another 10! they are all completely one of a kind and very strong and lightweight.  Practically the trifecta in accessories…These babies await you HERE

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REID (damnit) ROUND-UP

reid.damnit goodsA friend bought a couple of pieces off the site and only gave me base colours to work with and I chose the rest.  For the sunglass case she said gold and for the double moon clutch it was olive.  So fun!

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New stockist Penelope’s in Chicago is getting a big dose of reid.damnit goods – get ready windy city!

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The Brooklyn Oyster PartySunday was spent wandering Brooklyn Heights and naturally this called for some oysters at Brooklyn Smorgasburg

BrooklynI mean, Brooklyn – you rule

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Advanced Style

I watched the most charming documentary today – Advanced Style – an extension of the blog started by Ari Seth Cohen.  The short film focuses on a few of it’s more notable characters that are an inspiration, both stylistically and with their outlook on life.  It was a treat, and if you live in New York you have a week I think to catch it before it starts traveling around the country.

“Good style improves the environment for everybody” – word!

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REID (DAMNIT) CONSTRUCTION

The secret mechanic in me is all about finding things that are broken and fixing them, and with that in mind I found these busted heavily tooled belts that were ripped or the buckles were missing and cut them down into bracelets.  They are 100% rad and 100% ready for your wrists. Get ‘em HERE

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Decorating

Since moving the work space out of my apartment there is literally so much space (brag brag) I don’t know what to do! It’s like when I first moved in and the movers made a comment that my living room looked like a condo showroom.  Albeit from the 60’s with all my Italian tilework…

I’ve been studying old copies of Vogue Aus Living getting ideas and browsing home blogs with more interest than normal for inspiration.  I have to say I am steadfastly in love with white walls but then I saw this colourful home of Dirk-Jan Kinet and maybe I’m slowly morphing into my mother who believes beige is the for weak… Or maybe it’s because the seasons are changing and I just watched the Burberry SS15 show and it’s all jewel tones and pops of bright colour.

Those grey walls and purple seat cushions!

Those grey walls and purple seat cushions!

I'm a total sucker for blue, especially when you mix prints and tones

I’m a total sucker for blue, especially when you mix prints and tones

Okay, I'm a sucker for yellow too - the contrast is killing me

Okay, I’m a sucker for yellow too – the contrast is killing me

See the rest of those drool worthy apartment on Dust Jacket.

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