Thursday, April 28, 2011

Colorful visions

This video by Watercolours has me mesmerized. Haunting music and seriously clever photography and editing. The first half reminded me of a lovely clothing collaboration between Cheri Messerili and Thomsen:

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Canoe + Quite Unique Pop-Up Shop!
We're really excited to announce a collaborative event we're doing with Quite Unique. For the next four days, Quite Unique will be hosting a Canoe Pop-Up shop online! Quite Unique is an online shop that features a new handmade deal each day for their members. In addition to their daily deals, from time to time they host limited edition, 96-hour pop-up shops. Past pop-ups have included talented folks like Will Bryant and Cody Haltom. Ben and I are really excited to be meeting new friends through the pop-up, so if this is your first time visiting, welcome, we're glad to have you here!

To become a member of Quite Unique and receive their daily deals, which sell out pretty fast, sign up here.

p.s. If you guys have been following all the action on twitter, you know we're been busy bees shooting our Canoe Summer '11 look book with the talented Abby Powell. Here's a sneak peek:

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kate MccGwire
A while back, I posted some images of Kate MccGwire's feather installation pieces. I found her work through a post on My Love for You is a Stampede, and today there was a follow up interview there with the artist.

photo by Jonty Wilde
I have such an immediate reaction and sense of connection to Kate's work. As a kid, I grew up with several avid bird watchers who always had feathers around from their many scouting trips. Learning about how Kate obtains her feathers and her connection to the bird farms in the UK is so interesting. It makes me think about my leather tooling work and sourcing leather locally.
Check out this great interview with the artist. Her studio is a houseboat--c'mon!

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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Canoe in Tribeza Magazine
Ben and I were totally flattered to be included in the April Issue of Tribeza magazine. You can read the full article about Canoe online here or, if you're local to Austin, you can pick up a copy of Tribeza at most shops in town. Valerie, Lauren, and Avalon are wonderful and we had a great time working with them. It's our first print Canoe press, so we are really pumped!

The style issue features so many amazing designers in Austin, including our friends at Public School, who have a killer fashion spread. Just check out Justin's amazing hair in this photo by Cody Hamilton. In my opinion, all men should style their hair this way. And wear bowties.

We've been slowly adding more and more pieces to the Canoe webshop, but get ready for a big update at the end of next week (including the much anticipated boots). Our Spring/Summer line is almost ready, and just in time. Temperatures here in Austin are starting to hit the high 80s. We're also working on some big events, including a Winter Sale and a super-top-secret-you-won't-want-to-miss Fall event. That's all I can say, really. I have probably said too much. This message will self-destruct.

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Friday, April 01, 2011

Bill Cunningham
If you follow me on Pinterest,you might have noticed I kinda have a thing for fashion. Since I was in junior high, when Vogue arrived at our doorsteps, I could be found pouring over the pages. I still do that today. Fashion photographers are an interesting breed to follow, but my preference the last few years is for street fashion photographers, along the lines of the Tommy Ton and Hanneli Mustaparta. The grand duke of them all, though, is Bill Cunningham, who has been candidly capturing folks on the street for over 30 years in the NY Times.

Bill Cunningham New York Trailer from Gavin McWait on Vimeo.

A new documentary is out showing the man behind the camera, filmed by Richard Press and Philip Gefter. It's times like these that I wish I lived in NY, so I could see this movie today. Alas, Austin will have to wait until May 20 to see the film. For a full list of opening days around the U.S., check out this page.

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