The Brass Keyhook

Nov 20, 2014

Aysia Stieb

After two years of development, we are happy to finally release this product to you. Countless prototypes, tons of testing and careful sourcing went into this keyhook. We have held off releasing it for months so we could tweak every element and make sure it is just what we intended it to be - functional, beautiful, and affordable. Sand cast for us in solid brass, the keyhook is as functional as it is elegant. The long body of the hook creates a gentle spring action at the opening, making it easy to slide over the edge of your bag or onto the belt loop of your jeans. And it stays there too - we have been testing this keyhook everyday to make sure that it never accidentally unhooks. The design is sculptural yet falls gracefully flat over your rear. It is the perfect length to tuck your keys into your back pocket and keep them silent. 

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    Meet our friend Emma - she has a wonderful sense of personal style, loves to read, has a warm and welcoming personality, and also happens to have an amazing Instagram. We've been wanting to catchup over coffee or tea and show her our new Brass Keyhook, so we met at one of our favorite cafes in San Francisco, The Mill. We spent the afternoon talking about persimmon season, apartment hunting, and cute dogs all around Alamo Square Park. This park has some of the best views of the city and is so conveniently located. On one side of the park you can see all of downtown San Francisco right behind the famous Painted Ladies houses, and on the other side proudly stands the Sutro Tower. We were so thankful to get outside on this beautiful weekday and hangout with Emma as she modeled our new Brass Keyhook. Be sure to follow Emma's Instagram here!

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Introducing the Bucket Tote

Nov 02, 2014

Aysia Stieb

We are so excited to introduce you to our new tote. After many months of working on this design, we have finally created something that we believe could easily become your new favorite. The Bucket Tote has a perfect proportion of width and height that compliment each other. The circular bottom creates a clean geometric shape. You will find this bag to be an effortless addition to your daily life.  

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    The removable shoulder strap is minimal, functional, and gets out of your way when using the short handles. From the moment you pick up the tote you'll notice its balanced design. For example, we used leather just to cover the handles, the part that gets the most use. The outside pocket is divided into three compartments. One is thoughtfully sized for your phone, another for a pen, and the third for whatever you please. The fabric is our heaviest weight, 24 oz cotton canvas in natural and black. While stiff initially, the canvas will quickly break-in and become softer with use. 

    For this journal post, we spent some time shooting at June Kim and Michelle Cho's perfectly lit apartment in Oakland, California. Michelle Cho is a photographer and filmmaker, constantly noticing the beautiful and subtle moments in light and movement. You can find her work on her website, here. June Kim is also a photographer and overall visual thinker who always seems to be on the road or traveling abroad. View some of her work on her website, here. As we photographed on this Sunday afternoon, we wanted to embrace the deep contrast the sunlight was providing indoors. We played with the idea of dark and light to compliment the natural and black canvas, carry-all totes. 
     

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Classic, Simple Style

Oct 04, 2014

Aysia Stieb

Classic, simple style begins with material, proportion and timeless color combinations. Rod Hunt of Uniform Journal shows us how to pull it all together with our Boat Tote, an essential striped t-shirt, and a pair of well-worn denim. He sets a great example of style with ease and paying attention to details - but without getting too caught up in them. We made the Boat Tote just for this reason. Something you can take anywhere, comfortably transitioning from the beach to the city. We have sweat through all the details so you can take one home and start using it right away.

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    Leather shoulder strap with military spec steel hardware on the Boat Tote




    Rod Hunt of Uniform Journal and the XL Boat Tote


    Leather handles and snap hook closure on the Boat Tote in Black






    USA tanned leather and solid copper rivets


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A Closer Look

Sep 13, 2014

Aysia Stieb

Ready for adventure? Take a closer look at our Dopp Kit. Extremely sturdy and perfectly sized for travel, our dopp kit is made from our favorite materials: twill wax canvas, leather, and brass. Read on for more details on the dopp kit and the history of this travel staple. 

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    Originally named after the leather craftsman Charles Doppelt, who was the first to create this perfect toiletries case, alongside his nephew. The Dopp Kit has been been a travelers side kick since 1919 when Doppelt began selling them in his store. Given to each of the US Army soldiers during the Second World War, the Dopp Kit quickly became a household necessity and favorite, often passed down or gifted to young men transitioning to adulthood.


    The modern toiletries case must be able to carry the necessities, but with everything sized down for air travel. We've sized our dopp perfectly for those jet-setters and adventurers. Our dopp kit is made out of 18oz twill canvas, waxed and natural, with a #5 brass zipper, leather pull, and thick USA tanned leather handle, hand-stamped with our logo. The sturdy materials and careful construction will make this bag last through years of use, being tossed between suitcases, security lines, and sinks.
     

     

    Natural and Olive

     

     

    Inside details of the Dopp Kit in Tan Wax Twill
     

     

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Never Leave Home Without

Aug 27, 2014

Aysia Stieb

Never leave home without your keys. And be sure to keep them all in one place.

Go ahead, pile them all on - keys to your car, the apartment, gym locker, or your studio. Whatever you've got, flaunt them like a janitor. Made from the same leather as the straps on many of our bags, your keychain can perfectly match your Utility Tote.  Fastened with a solid copper rivet, each keychain color has a contrasting metal pop. 

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    Keychain in Brown Leather 
     
    All keychains colors including the new white leather. 

     

     Shop all keychains  here.

     

     

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