Fashion Scout » Family Ties

July 24, 2012

Gene Meyer BowtieGene Meyer Bowtie
Gene Meyer Ties

No, skinny ties and bow ties are not played out, thank you very much. Not when you’re wearing one of Gene Meyer’s original silk woven designs, anyway. The brand’s ties appeal to today’s nattily dressed men, but infuse Mediterranean colors and geometric patterns that call to mind, say, Capri in the 1960s. Which makes sense, considering all Gene Meyer’s ties have been made in Italy since the company began manufacturing over 20 years ago.

By the time brothers Doug and Gene Meyer established the accessories arm of their brand, they were lauded veterans in the interior design and fashion industries. You can still find their home décor and textile work in the likes of Vogue and Architectural Digest any given month, and they clearly bring that same expressive touch to their neckwear. The assorted textures, juxtaposing shapes and beautiful color blocks of violet, salmon and citrus yellow hues make each of these ties worthy of a magazine spread in and of themselves.

Lo’s List especially recommends these ties, bow ties and pocket squares for summer and autumn weddings, weekend getaways, or after-work negronis along the Italian Riviera.

Fashion Scout » Makr Carry Goods

October 4, 2010

top: Makr Carry Goods Farm Bag and iPad Case
middle: Makr Carry Goods Angle Wallet and Farm Ruck Sack
bottom: Makr Carry Goods 3-Zip Wallet and Flap Wallet

“Artisanal” is a word that’s generously tossed around these days, but the craftsmen at Makr Carry Goods truly abide by the philosophy. Their bags and small leather goods are designed and crafted from start to finish by the Makr team – sketched, stained, laser etched, cut, stitched, buffed, waxed and detailed. No flashy logos or flamboyant shapes. No florid embellishments. Their signature is strong, understated design with a practical point of view.

Take their ipad Case, for instance. Made to protect the screen and prevent cracking pressure points, Makr tested various constructs, responding to questions of both form and function. They decided on a single large piece of leather that is folded, hand sewn and edge painted. It’s a clean, elegant look and the Chromexcel Bark with Cordovan model is divine. Their Angle Wallet is another favorite. Its rugged beauty belies smart design: by pressing your thumb against the hinge of the wallet, it opens the pocket and allows for easy access to cash and plastic.

We love the timeless look of Makr’s bags, totes, wallets and carry cases and all that they stand for – small production and high quality, combining modern and traditional craftsmanship. Carry on!

Eco-Friendlies » Build-a-Bike!

March 8, 2010

Lo's List /// Republic Bike

Inspired by the glorious spring weather that we’ve been having in Brooklyn the past few days, I went sleuthing around the interwebs in search of some out-of-the-ordinary bikes and discovered Republic: a Florida-based, online bike boutique that lets you customize your two-wheeler from saddle to skirt! First, choose from their three bike styles: the Plato Dutch (a traditional Dutch design with balloon tires, chain case and skirt), the Aristotle (a singlespeed bike with a flip-flop hub), and the Aristotle CRMO (the limited edition version which features bullhorns and a lighter frame). Now for the fun part: custom colors: from the frame, to saddle, to grips, even the tires (they’ve got bright red ones!!). Let your artsy side run wild and build the perfect bike to get you around town in eco-friendly style while giving your lower body a pre-bikini weather workout!

More Custom Rides!
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Lo's List /// Republic BikeLo's List /// Republic Bike
Lo's List /// Republic BikeLo's List /// Republic Bike

Kawaii! » Brand-Spanking New FriendsWithYou!

February 10, 2010

FriendsWithYou Superblast Silkscreen Print

FriendsWithYou Superblast 18″ x 24″ Silkscreen Print

We’re huge fans of Miami-based think-tank and Kid Robot staple FriendsWithYou. They did an animated spot for Target that had us in stitches (check out their latest advert for Match.com) and have also designed Mimobot USB drives for Mimoco’s Artist Collection (featured in our Top Ten Flash Drives post) based on their Malfi, Mr. Phantom, and Buddy Chub characters. The all-things-adorable powerhouse has just launched a brand-spanking new site, chock full of their oddball plushes, zippie pulls, tees, Wish Come True blind box toy collection, and art prints. I think I’ve totally fallen for Plasma Boy.

Limited Editions!!
FriendsWithYou Pear of Malfis PrintFriendsWithYou Plasma Boy Print
FriendsWIthYou Limited Edition Pear of Malfis and Plasma Boy Prints

Found @ Etsy » Aid for Haiti

January 20, 2010

1Kill ’em Dirty’s One Foot In Massachusetts Necklace$21

Kill 'em Dirty's One Foot in Massachusetts Necklace

Brushed silver necklace with contrasting chunky and thin chains from Kill ’em Dirty. Standard chain length is 18.5″ but you can specify the length you want (btwn 15″-25″). 50% of all Kill ’em Dirty sales between now and January 23rd are donated to the American Red Cross.

2Thirty Six Ten’s Single Violet Sterling Silver Ring$35

Thirty Six Ten Single Violet Ring

Lovely little sterling silver ring from Thirty Six Ten’s Etsy shop. Buy one or several and stack! $20 of the purchase price of this item will be donated to the Disaster Relief fund of Compassion International.

3Reqbat Hand Drawn Cards$12

Reqbat Handpainted Cards

Lovely little set of hand-painted birdie cards from Canadian artist Reqbat. Just in time for V-Day! Only one set left so grab it while you can. 100% of sales goes to the Canadian Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.

4Silverwoods' Set of 3 Sterling Silver Wave Bangles$87

Silverwoods' Set of 3 Wave Bangles

Set of three forged and hammered sterling silver bangles from Silverwoods. 10% of all sales and 100% of sales of featured items (such as the bangles shown above) will be donated to the International Red Cross.

5Paloma's Nest Tiny Text Bowl$22

Paloma's Nest Tiny Text Bowl

Matte-finished 3.5″ diameter “Today I Will…” bowl from the Fill in the Blank series by Paloma’s Nest. Perfect for jewels or keys… $5 from each bowl sold before February 15 will be donated to the Haiti relief fund.

6Corrie Berry Pie’s Simple Secret Necklace$22

Corrie Berry Pie Simple Secret Necklace

The Simple Secret Necklace is made with a vintage metal skeleton key with a 32″ vintage metal chain by Corrie Berry Pie. For the remainder of January, 50% of all sales will go directly to World Relief.

7Cristin Rae Sky Blue Cowl$30

Cristin Rae Sky Blue Cowl

Hand-knit sky blue cowl made with chunky 100% merino wool by Cristin Rae. 90% of all current inventory proceeds will go towards Haiti relief funds. Check out the shop for gobs of bright cold-weather accessories to splurge on!

8Beads in the Belfry Tiny Text Necklace$20

Beads In The Belfry Tiny Text Necklace

This dainty sterling silver charm by Beads in the Belfry features one letter or number of your choice. The amulet is just a tad smaller than a dime and comes on a 14″ or 18″ chain. 50% of proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

9Gin and Butterflies Sterling Silver Pagoda Ring$70

Gin and Butterflies Sterling Silver Pagoda Ring

Sterling one-tiered Pagoda Ring by Gin and Butterflies out of Portland, Oregon. A $10 donation to is made with each purchase. Check out the main shop page for loads of stunning pieces. Get the Pagoda ring here!

10INKDORk’s Renewable Love Cards$5

INKDORk's Renewable Love Cards

Sweet and simple hand-pulled silk screened cards with envelopes. Dimensions are 5″ x 7″ with blank inside. All proceeds from card sales go to Haiti relief.

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