Leila began life as a design blog, but since 2012 it has maintained a curated online shop of a variety of beautiful and minimalist items. One such item, the Leibal Travel Clock caught our eye.
We recently had the chance to play around with the travel clock. The clock is powered by AA batteries and thankfully does not make a very discernible tick-tock noise. The genius feature of the clock is that it can easily be rotated by spinning the clock around 360 degrees. For example, you set the time per your desire time zone, and then if you would like to see the time Seoul or Islamabad, you simply rotate the clock to that particular city.Read More
We wrote about Equus Leather belts earlier. We had the chance to review the the Stratfield Leather Belt kit. The belt itself is made from a rich, thick, durable chocolate brown bridle leather called Dark Havana. The colour is somewhere between a dark brown and a dark burgundy. What attracted us, however, was the timeless look of the buckle.Read More
Equus Leather is a relatively new brand that has quickly made a name for itself for its beautiful handmade English leather products. Founded by Charlie Trevor, a true artisan, Equus produces high end leather goods emanating from the tradition English bridle leather. There are no logos to call attention to itself, just beautiful leather. We recently had the chance to speak with Trevor and learn more about Equus below.Read More
Over the past few years there's been a wave of Japanese retailers that have entered the American market. In clothing retail there has been Uniqlo and Kamakura. The most recent entrant into the market is Jins. In Japan, Jins is synonymous with eyeglasses. Across Japan and Asia the company operates 350 stores where customers can pop in and under an hour walk out with a set of prescription eyeglasses. The company opened its first store in America in San Francisco's Union Square in April of this year. We recently had the chance to speak with Jins and learn more about their plans. Our interview with Jins and our review follows below.Read More
What humbly began as a professional tool for divers - dive watches - have now become de rigueur for watch lovers. Rolex, Tudor, Omega, or other expensive dive watches, have now become icons of adventure, of expeditions and trips long since passed, promising the wearer with some vestige of its former glory. As a result, their price points have made them inaccessible for most adventure seekers, and instead status symbols.Read More