Today is the official reid.damnit birthday – my good friend Rudj pointed me in the direction of Etsy all those years ago and I thought, hey, why not. It’s been a fun ride ever since! Quote BIRTHDAY at checkout for a 25% storewide saving, including already discounted items! Yeah!!
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Oh man, I think of all the American Holidays Thanksgiving is my favourite. I love eating turkey and cranberry, sweet potatoes and pies oh, I love the pies…There is one other thing I love a lot, actually I just remembered there is two, one is exploding turkeys:
The second is the series of the “Crazy Target Lady” ads. hilarious! click through and watch Tips 1-5
Now it’s Bostons turn to get some great pieces for some holiday shopping at super cool Stels Boutique 10th December-4th January
Shiny Squirrel and I are doing her first instagram giveaway. One of those little bracelet belts could be yours! Just follow the link HERE and let us know which one you want!
So, I’ve been looking to see how to make bracelet belts. I managed to hand skive (with a paring knife) one that took me like 4 hours and multiple Charlies Angels sessions. And I’ve not managed to replicate it using the same process again. Since paring knives should really only be used for cutting fruit and vegetables and in place of a Phillips Screwdriver…I started doing some research online for skife knifes. First off I found this hilarious video on youtube when I typed in “skife knife belt”.
And then I found a nifty little table top machine from Tandys that was pretty reasonable in price and looked really easy to use – I love that they have videos accompanying most of their wares to show you how to use their products. But it wasn’t until I had watched the Made Right Here video that I posted below for like the third time, and there is a nanosecond where you see Cause and Effect using a blade to skive the part where the buckle went that I thought wait a minute, I’ve seen those at one of my leather suppliers, is that what it’s for?? So I’m adding to my tool kit with a skife knife and a strap stripper, enabling me to make these babies below! Perfection. They’ll be going up in the store shortly, but until then, they’ll be at the Pop-Up tomorrow at Smith + Butler! 6-8pm, see you there
Argh, I love this kind of stuff and I really hope their series gets the funding it needs! Great video focusing on American Made by the boys of All Plaidout
I had the pleasure of meeting up with New Zealand bloggers Katherine Lowe of Katherineisasweome – best website name ever – and recent transplant Isaac Hindin Miller of Isaaclikes over lunch at Cafe Gitane while Katherine was visiting. We chatted about Americans, good manners, travel, blogs, fashion and home. Having not lived at home (NZ) for nearly ten years, when bloggers didn’t exist it’s exciting to see where we’ve come from and with people like Katherine and Isaac where we can expect it to head to.
I didn’t manage to get to the bottom of where they first began as blog buddies but their blogs certainly compliment each other and serve as northern/southern hemisphere parallels now that Isaac has made the move (despite his loathing for cold weather) to try his hand at NY.
In between bites of eggplant this is what Katherine had to say about my bags – HERE. And what I took away from our meeting is that it’s always inspiring to be around others that are passionate about their work and do it more for the love of it than for any other reason. Especially as of late I’ve been doing some interesting collaborations which once they’re done I’ll have more to tell you. But something I can tell you is I’m been having some Skype sessions with Spanish Photographer Sergio de Luz who is coming to New York in the next month to shoot my SS12 lookbook.
I was looking to design a logo for my brand, which I’ve been meaning to do for a long time now. But nailing down just one look has been nearly impossible! It’s like when you go shopping with a really specific item in mind, once you find what you want you have to stop looking or you change your mind. Here is what made the final cut! I like that the segments cut up the ‘r’ and ‘d’ which stand for reid.damnit and Evan incorporated the phrase that I had tattooed on my wrist as part of the circle.
And then the next step was changing my website which I’ve been wanting to do for a long time as well. It started with a photo my PR Jessica Goldfond posted just yesterday or was it today? Lots of photos in different sizes and styles hung on the wall.
It took me like 3 okay it was more like 4 hours to change it up. Still with a couple of things to add to it but overall I love the new look. Really I just needed any excuse to add some of my photos, and put that video by Blackmarket Boo on the front page. Visit here www.reiddamnit.com