Friday, 8 February 2013
After spending a little over 3 years perched at the end of Redchurch Street, philosophical skincare experts Aesop have relocated their east London outlet to the centre of the thoroughfare. Housing a full compliment of applications the new space retains the humble atmosphere of their previous location on the street, complete with the original wooden point of sale installation built by furniture designer Gareth Neal, who operates from his studio in the nearby area. With new neighbours including a branch of gentleman's barbering destination Murdock and specialty coffee roasters Allpress, the new location sits perfectly placed for a visit from connoisseurs of quality.
Sunday, 20 January 2013
A good nights sleep relies on a few important factors: temperature: lighting: volume. Your bedroom should ideally be cool, somewhere in the range of 16-18C. Rely on your bedding to keep you warm, not your central heating. The room needs to be dark and it needs to be quiet, so consider an eye mask and earplugs if street light and traffic noise are unavoidable. Appropriate sleepwear should also be considered, and a pair of Sunspel Boxer Shorts make the ideal partner at bedtime. Constructed from 100% Egyptian Cotton these classic shorts come with an elasticated waistband and are cut with loose proportions, ensuring absolute comfort throughout the night. Available in a number of seasonal colours and prints, there's a perfect pair for every bedroom.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Not quite a tumbler, not quite a highball, this desirable drinking glass, obtained only after removing the residual wax from a Le Labo scented candle, makes for an eclectic addition to any cabinet of glassware. The tapering sides and wide base create a perfect vent for the bouquet of red wines to escape through, whilst short drinks like a Negroni, a Pisco Sour, or even just a measure of your preferred spirit will still find themselves all comfortably accommodated within.
Le Labo Home Candles £47
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Small steps for 2013, starting with this selection of essential vessels from Adelaide based company Daniel Emma. Comprised of designers Daniel To and Emma Aiston the company have produced a number of eclectic ranges since their founding in 2008, including a collaboration last year between Wallpaper Magazine and French perfume house Guerlain. In their Vessels collection, To and Aitken offer a range of receptacles for those objects they class as 'nothing in particulars', the unclassifiable accumulations from our daily lives. Mementos, trinkets and general shrapnel will all sit suitably accounted for in these simple vessels, available in a range of materials and sizes. Favourites include a dish made from Blackened Reclaimed Oregon and an inverted dome of Cast Bronze.
Drawing influence from the diverse culture that Australia presents them with, To and Aiston continue to intrigue with their concise and considered designs.
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
As we optimistically start 2012, Rear Window goes on hiatus as attention turns to producing more content for Ape to Gentleman and developing The International Fanzine beyond its current format. Until our return, enjoy some of the articles from the sources suggested on the 'Read' list.
Friday, 16 December 2011
Described as "industrialized flower", the new fragrance from Comme des Garcons smells to me like melting Hentai videotape. The bottle is however a thing of beauty, an imperfect recycled glass droplet. You can experience the fragrance and draw your own conclusions at Dover Street Market, where you'll also be able to explore the other submissions in CdG's vast range of perfumes.
Monday, 5 December 2011
HTRK have re-stocked their popular t-shirt design online and have thrown in a new tote bag as well from the Work (Work, Work) tour as well. Soon to sell-out, the tee is essential support for all appreciator's wardrobes. Still a soundtrack to sweetheart lights of a city at night. Clothing here. Music here.