Need i say more apart from … Handmade, Leather & Italian ??
CHECK THEM OUT HERE – JOLI ORIGINALS
I saw these first on Instagram and thought how amazing, different and elegant they looked. When i received my Joli Macbook Pro Retina case i was amazed at the quality and texture of the case. For me quality is a BIG factor. Below is some information i have taken from their website talking about themselves.
About Joli Originals
We are a design studio from Holland, based in the center of Amsterdam. In 2009 we started because we wanted a better product than what we could find. That’s still what the base is for Joli Originals. All our products are initially made for ourselves and are born out of a personal need. We don’t make products that we don’t use, this is the only way we can make the products as awesome as possible. We’re a couple, Jolien & Harold. We both have a background in design and arts.
All our products are made from beautiful soft leather that we import from Italy. There it’s selected and finished by people with a great passion for leather. The felt is the absolute finest 100% natural wool felt, it’s from right around the corner, from the Netherlands. We don’t like dull and boring so we decided to add a big contrast between the leather and the woolfelt lining.
As one of the few companies in this industry we don’t outsource, all sleeves are made by us from start to end! All sleeves are designed to have the perfect fit and only the best sleeves are good enough for the precious tools we all love!
The name says it all.. Sharp & Dapper indeed
These guys do the best thing on the market for that dapper chap!… Shirt Stays. Hate that shirt creasing or folding up on you. Check these guys out and you wont have that problem again!
You will find numerous things from socks to shirt stays and braces on there. They have a wonderful range of the bare essentials a gent should have.
When the case arrived in the post i thought..”this seriously cant be it. Its not big enough or heavy enough”. Once opened i picked the case up and could not believe it. Its so light!!! The thought and design that has gone into this product is extraordinary. I Highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for style and comfort for their iPhone 5/5s or iPhone 4/4s.
Here is a link to their website – www.exovault.com
Below is some information i have taken from there website telling you about them -
Exovault cases are a low-volume product, machined and finished by hand in Brooklyn. We take the utmost care in crafting each case. As an artist-run company; we provide the kind of low volume, high-quality product that can appeal to a small and specific part of the population- like you. We were irritated by so many high-volume, mass-produced products that must lose their individuality and integrity in order to appeal to an increasingly wide and thus inherently bland demographic. Working from our backgrounds as sculptors we do everything a bit different and all of it in-house.
From designing, and proto-typing to the final hand-finished product, we take steps to stand apart from the rest in our level of craftsmanship, our choice of quality materials and our dedication and attention to detail. Our design is not intended to appeal to all, it is intended to appeal to the few with a higher standard.
Our goal is to remain small and individual. This means that sometimes we need extra time to ship a new order, as the process, while very time consuming, ensures that you carry the highest quality case on the market. We stand behind our cases, and want you to enjoy them as much as we do; if you ever have a problem, just contact us and we will be more than happy to help you out. A lot of people have iPhones- only a few have the protection of an EXOvault case
As you can clearly see from above, all of the cases are made by hand and made by some wonderful materials. I have mentioned below some of the materials used.
Brass, Aluminum (different composites), Nickel & all types of wonderful woods.
This is the case that i received from the guys at Exovault -
This is the EXO18 NICKEL ZIRCOTE COMPOSITE
To get in touch:
78 Kingsland Ave Brooklyn NY 11222
Feeling tired, bloated or just not yourself? Then you need to get onto Your Tea. Your Tea helps promote breakdown in the toxins that you take into your body without you knowing. That chocolate cake, chips or vodka? Yup, its not great for you but it tastes good. This is where Your Tea helps. Choose which tea suits you best from the list below and have it 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner and see the magic happen.
Above, are the teas that are available. Give them a try, what is there to loose?
Here is a little information about the company and what they are all about:
Who are we? Thanks for asking.
Heywood 1922 is a fantastic brand that comes from Australia. A true Gentleman’s attire. Men’s fashion accessories, Bow ties, Neck ties & Pocket hanks.
Check out there website HERE
This below gives you a little history of the company and where it came from -
Brothers Blake and Jordan run Heywood 1922; a men’s accessories business based in Australia. During the last 6 months Heywood has expanded across 2 new continents, with the highly creative Ashley looking after operations in Canada and Jordan taking our brand into Asia.
The best friend of Blake and Jordan’s great grandfather was a man named Lord Heywood of England. Upon the birth of his 3 children, their great grandfather gave his children the middle name Heywood in dedication of his good friend.
The ﬁrst “Heywood” of the family was born in 1922, and the name has continued as tradition through their line of the family, from their grandfather, to their father and now themselves.
In honour of this tradition, and in memory of their grandfather Peter ‘Heywood’, Heywood 1922 was born, utilising the family crest and motto as a foundation for the brand.
Peter served with the AAF (Australian Air Force). He left an everlasting impression on brothers Blake and Jordan that remains with them to this day, and inspires much of their work.
Peter was a fun, humorous & a dapper gentleman who found it hard serving in uniform. After returning from duty, he would often tell stories of the fantastic people he met and the friends he sadly lost during the war. He found dressing up and looking his best was a way to alleviate his mind from the tragedies of the past that disturbed him.
One of his favourite quotes was ‘dress like the man you are, or aspire to be’.
These words ring true when Heywood 1922 are designing each collection. Each collection is inspired by the stories told of missions Peter was involved in; and each Bow Tie is named after his friends who didn’t make it home, and those friends he met along the way…
Heywood 1922 bow-tie/hank sets relate to that perfect ﬂying partner. They are both versatile and complimentary.
They either match perfectly and ﬂy in unison (matching hank) or they compliment you; covering your weak spot (complimenting hank).
Making these wares is a way for Blake and Jordan to keep Peter’s passion alive and celebrate the achievements of some of Australia’s ﬁnest men, while wearing them around your neck… Keeping that discerning, dapper & chivalrous man alive.
This guys is something you need to see and buy!… The Bass Egg – turning ANY object into a speaker
Watch a video here
Bass Egg [verb]
A Bass Egg is a sleek, durable, and portable audio device that transforms everyday objects into speakers. Despite its small size (fits in the palm of your hand), the Bass Egg is capable of making anything a full-range speaker system. Bass Eggs have proven to be popular with music lovers who grew tired of traditional portable speakers that produced incomplete, unfulfilling sound.
Rechargeable Lithium Ion
4-10+ hours (depending on playback volume)
Bluetooth or 3.5mm audio jack (cord included)
50Hz to 16kHz and over 100dB
1 lb. 1 oz
Height: 3.62″; Diameter 2.40″
Well guys what a day I had the other day! I received my new Camera! Whooo!!
Since getting involved in the modelling industry, I have always been intrigued how the camera works. So last year I got a DSLR to learn about all ISO and F numbers. But now I have started blogging and I am always on the move I wanted a camera I can carry with ease or throw (not litteraly) in a bag.
This is my new baby
Here is some information regarding the camera – http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x100s/
I love the look, feel and quality of this camera. Its amazing such a wonderful design.
The quality of images that you can take with it also are astonishing! Below I have put 2 photos I have taken with it. Let me know what you think
What a day i had yesterday. I was at the launch of the new film (advert) for Jean Paul Gaultier. All i have to say is WOW!! So much thought had gone into it. I spoke to the marketing manager of JPG and she was saying it has taken them 12 months to put it all together.
The new film will be aired for the first time when Homeland is on. So remember to have a look.
Here are some shots from the evening and some shots of the new film:
Watch the video HERE
What a weekend i had. I hope all you guys had a lovely weekend also.
Yesterday (Sunday 22nd Sept).. I went to a wine and champagne tasting event in London near Borough Market. Anyone been to borough market? if not, you need to!
The Wine event was in a place called the Wine Warf. This is where Vinopolis Wines is where we did the event.
We were greeting at reception by a gentleman giving us our cards which had 16 tokens on. Roughly, 1 Token = the price of a wine between £7 – £24 then 2 tokens = wine between £24 – £40 and so on.. the more tokens you spend on a wine to try the better it was. Simple..
By the end of the event (bare in mind we started at 2 pm and finished at half 4) we had drunk A LOT!!! i figured out that roughly i had drunk around 6/7 glasses of wine. Thats a lot when you put it in perspective of time. None the less, i would definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn’t know anything about wines & champagne and wants to learn and also its great fun with a few of you.
I took a few photos for you all to see, hope you like them
I thought this would be interesting to show you guys about champagne and wine -
We have just chose our wine that we want and the computer fills it back up for us -
Choosing our next wine on the huge screen -
Guys, if you havn’t already checked out MOD-CASE i would recommend you do so straight away!
They design cases for the IPhone 4/4s , iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4
I recently received my case from them yesterday and i cant believe how amazing it is. The feel, texture, look and most importantly the aesthetics of the case are amazing!
When holding it in your hand you really do feel like your holding on to something so luxurious and well built.
The case sounds the phone so well encasing it in a wooden surround with edges made from black polycarbonate protecting it from those drops and bumps. After all your phone now is your life so it needs to both look great and be protected.
Here is some ABOUT information taken from the website itself :
Welcome to MOD-CASE, providing premium phone cases for high-end smart phones. With companies spending millions on the design and looks of your phone, our goal is to create cases that compliment it not insult it, and achieve this while providing the highest level of quality and functionality we can.
When we consider materials, designs and manufacturers, we have one thing in mind: developing a product that is premium in terms of looks, feel and function.
During a conversation over a cup of coffee at home on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia, we noticed that people tend to wrap their expensive high-end phones in tacky uninspired cases. We realised that there is a major gap in the market for affordable phone cases that not only protect peoples valuable devices but compliment the design and enhance the overall look. That day the idea of MOD-CASE was born.
The idea was born in the minds of 3 full-time students, all with a mind for creative flare: A Businessman/freelance photographer/father, a Teacher/drummer and Doctor/guitarist. This combination of 3 different approaches to logic and 3 different approaches to creativity complimented one another in a way we couldn’t of predicted and we found ourselves agreeing on idea after idea and the ‘bigger picture’ became so much bigger!
At first, we found ourselves asking each other “So, are we actually going to do this?”. With no previous experience, it was a steep learning curve to develop a company from the ground up and every step of the way seemed to take longer than we anticipated…but 4 months later we had made some progress: we had a website, we had stock and we even had ideas for totally unique designs already in the barrel.
The phone case market seemed like a brilliant idea, but it quickly became apparent that it was a field FULL of competition and the only way to get ahead is to set yourself apart. We never entered this game to be another company selling another product - this is about developing a brand beyond the product that people will want to be a part of, about connecting with people not order numbers. MOD-CASE enters the market bringing phone cases based not just on aesthetics, not just on protective abilities and not just on quality but aims to combine all 3 on a level unfamiliar to the world. Once we had in our heads the design we wanted for our first lot of cases, it was a matter of scrutinising the quality of sample work from as many manufactures as we could afford to try – ripping cases apart, twisting and throwing them, dropping them with phones in them all to achieve a promise of next level looks, function and quality.
When we had settled on the materials and combinations we wanted to use all of which were based around wood, it was back to re-examine manufacturers who had proved they could achieve the premium quality we were after and ask one question: What about the environment? The Central Coast is a beautiful place immersed in bush lands and beaches (another passion we all share, spending countless hours together in the surf every chance there is), and the environmental impact we could have was something that instantly dropped in all our minds. This limited our choice of manufacturers, but something we are passionate about, and we were blessed to come into contact with a manufacturer with a similar passion for environmental sustainability and had a direct affiliation with The Arbor Day foundation. MOD-CASE promises the replanting of 10 trees in bush-fire devastated regions for every 1 tree used to manufacture MOD-CASE. Have a read of our blog on the environmental sustainability of MOD-CASEfor even more information:
We are proud of where MOD-CASE has come in such a short time and the ideas we have for the future are so big that we intimidate ourselves! Still being based in the spare room of a house on the Central Coast of NSW Australia and shipping cases off every week to places as far as the USA, Canada and the UK is an amazing progression and we are excited for you to be onboard as much as we are riding the exciting roller coaster that is MOD-CASE.
If your wanting style and simplicity in one, then head over to Happy Beads and grab your bracelets now.
They come in a range of style and bundles (see below)
At the moment (19 Sep 13) there is a deal on so grab them whilst you can.
Honestly guys, so simple yet they finish any outfit off in style. As everyone always says “Details finish the look” and these definitely do!
Here is a little information about what they think the company can do for you :
The story about the original Happy Beads begins half way
around the globe – in a warmer place with a slower pace, where
the simple, yet beautiful, beads spread colour and happiness
through the warmhearted and constantly smiling island people.
We are not really into fashion – for us it’s all
about combining style and personality with a smile.
#happybeads on Instagram
Today was amazing!!
I am shooting for a LARGE online accessories company that you see everywhere.
I started shooting for them last friday (13th). I have also been shooting today (18th) and tomorrow (19th) and depending on how many accessories and clothes we get through, we may be doing another 1 or 2 more days.
I got the make up artist to take some behind the scene shots on my phone to let you into the world..haha
Its a very natural and lifestyle shoot which I love as all you got to do is be yourself!
We were shooting today in an amazing penthouse apartment in central London. Wow, what a place!
What a day yesterday (17th Sept) was. I was shooting for a worldwide brochure company which was really interesting and so much fun. There was a few models on the shoot and we all had great fun in front of the camera as you should.
Modelling looks easy but trust me, it isn’t. You need to be comfortable in front of 2/3 cameras in your face and try not to come across uncomfortable.
Here is a behind the scenes shot i took quickly when we were shooting in a taxi.
(The Photos from the shoot will follow in the near future)