Wednesday, 25 September 2013


CLOUD 7 is a Berlin based Brand specialised in the Design and Production of high quality and sophisticated Products for Dogs & Dog Lovers. They are teaming up with super-cool design brand and shop Norman Copenhagen to create a Pop Up Store event at Norman's Concept store in Copenhagen.

The Pop-up-Store will take place between Sept. 27th to Oct. 21st, spreading out over 120 square meters and showcasing the entire Cloud 7 Product Collection of Dog Beds, Travel Beds, Bowls, Collars & Leashes and various Dog Accessories, surrounded by huge cut-out wooden dog silhouettes.

The event will be accompanied by various in store fun events like a free grooming session or a free dog photo portrait session. And for the first time, CLOUD 7 will exhibit a large scale presentation of their award winning photography series of Dog Owners & their Dogs, shot by renowned editorial photographer Janne Peters.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

ACM x Alexander & James | The Don Julio Tequila Lover's Collection

We have teamed up with premium spirits specialists Alexander & James, (an online store that is dedicated to premium spirits and the craft, heritage and passion that goes into making them) to bring you this feature on The Don Julio Tequila Lover's Collection - a 70cl bottle of "Tequila Don Julio Reposado" and a "Don Julio Luxury Drop Glass" (£60.25).

Tequila Don Julio is a tequila that comes from the region of Jalisco, Mexico and you have to appreciate the love and hard work that goes into every bottle. Each bottle is made from the same handpicked, 100% pure, blue Weber agave plants from the highlands of Jalisco. Each plant is allowed to grow for seven to ten years before it is harvested, resulting in the mellow, fully developed agave flavour Tequila Don Julio is know for. Don Julio is aged for eight months in American white-oak barrels, and is golden amber in colour and offers a rich, smooth finish. 

A&J recommend you, to try drinking it the native way and sip your tequila alongside a glass of spicy Sangrita. The recipe can be found on their website. 

Friday, 20 September 2013

Kai D. | Fall 2013 Collection

Kai D. was founded with a simple notion, to create handsome and functional clothing for the artisan minded individuals. Every garment is meant to endure a lifetime of experience: to live and age organically with the wearer.

Kai D. Fan has worked as a design consultant for eight years prior to serving as V.P. of Design for Nautica. He has consulted for Lacoste, John Varvatos, Sean John, David Chu, to name a few. He started his line in 2009 simply because he couldn't find the clothing that are well constructed with high quality materials, timeless designs with understated details, slim fit and yet comfortable for movement.

This winter's collection is inspired by the Terra Nova Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott to reach the South Pole. Kai D. has been a collector of vintage garments for over a decade. He has found endless inspiration from especially military and hunting gear. Every pocket is meant for a specific function and the construction of the garment is meant to ensure wear and tear. Kai D. has spent a lot of time on the construction and fit to the garments to endure that they are tailored to the body and yet provide mobility. The materials this season include compact wool felt, wool cashmere blend flannel, wax cotton, and soft twill vintage treatment.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Covert | C by Covert Collection

Get your tweed on with these understated luxurious and contemporary classic accessories by Covert, from their "C by Covert" collection. The organic design, subtle palette and simplistic detailing makes this a collection of structured form and sleek aesthetics. Covert's uncompromising commitment to high quality material and craftsmanship, means that the "C by Covert" collection guarantees understated luxury with simple functionality.

The collection is made up of iPhone covers and iPad cases, with two tweed designs to choose from, Classic Hopsack and Sturdy Herringbone. The phone cover features a leather pocket to store your bank card, making this an ideal all-in-one accessory for your essential possessions. The leather buckle with secure press stud fastening, adds distinctive design detail and the inner microfibre lining protects your screen from scratches and dust.

There's iPad cases to match, which feature front and back press stud closure, a leather buckle to add detail, and again the microfibre lining for protection.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Quba & Co. | Waldon Wax Jacket

Add a splash of colour this winter with the 'Waldon Wax Jacket' in Dijon, by Quba & Co. This warm, shower-proof jacket is based on traditional fisherman's oilskins. The waxed cotton outer and a non-bulky quilted inner lining, makes this jacket an essential top layer for the blustery autumn/winter season. 

Other features include, a peaked hood, babycord collar, trimmed rope draw string to the hood and inner waist, fastening inner and outer pockets, the front zip is protected by a waxed placket with metal lobster-claw clasps and to the left of the chest an embroidered badge. The jacket is available in two colours, Dijon and True Navy. Price £250.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Do Book Co. | Books That Make It Easier To Do Stuff

The Do Book Company is an independent publishing house based in Shoreditch, London. They produce a series of inspirational pocket guidebooks in print and digital format.
The books are written by speakers from the Do Lectures whose ideas have inspired others to go and Do. their aim is to recreate that same positive change in book form - whether that's the mastery of a new skill or craft, a simple mind-shift, or a shot of inspiration to help you get started.
Each book is fairly short, about 100 pages, because it focuses on the 'doing' rather than the background theory. Concise, practical guides that make it easier to Do Stuff.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Film | On Collaboration: Amanda Harlech x Jonathan Anderson

The aristocratic member of Team Lagerfeld talks to the young designer for the latest in the 'On Collaboration' series created by NOWNESS in conjunction with EDITION Hotels.
“I think that anybody who is a creative artist, who is making something out of nothing, has got to be allowed to explore and go into the wild, even if that is in the middle of a city,” muses Amanda Harlech, Karl Lagerfeld’s longtime right-hand woman who features in “Distinction,” the third part of On Collaboration, the NOWNESS series created in conjunction with EDITION Hotels
Director Johnnie Shand-Kydd captures Harlech alongside London-based designer Jonathan (J.W.) Anderson in the bucolic environs of her blissful Shropshire meadow. “Collaboration is the meeting of minds to birth something new or different,” says Anderson, the Northern Ireland-native at the helm of his own acclaimed, eponymous menswear and womenswear lines, Topshop capsule collections and his first collection for Versus, unveiled in May with the help of Donatella Versace. 
Harlech works as Creative Consultant for Lagerfeld—and previously John Galliano—and splits her time between Paris and her farm near the North Wales border. “You can only go forward; you can’t be nostalgic or self conscious, that is so dangerous for creativity,” says Harlech, a renowned supporter of emerging fashion talent. “The Latin root of the word collaboration is ‘to work.’ The interesting thing is actually making the work together. It’s all about finding a balance.”
Each film in the On Collaboration series has been produced in partnership with EDITION Hotels, a new project between Ian Schrager and Marriott Hotels. The London EDITION opened yesterday.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Spencerfield Spirit Company | Sheep Dip Whisky

This year has seen us, at ACM, trying out new whiskies and wines. A friend of ours recently tipped us off about an eccentrically named whisky called 'Sheep Dip'. This was once (back in the 80's) the best selling whisky in Harrods. A whisky whose distinctively full-bodied flavour is only reached through weaving together sixteen different single malt whiskies, aged between eight and twenty years, in specially selected first-fill oak casks.

So why the name Sheep Dip? An old West Country term, British farmers have long referred to whisky as Sheep Dip (which was an insecticide used to delouse sheep prior to sheering). There was a time when farmers distilled their own 'home made' whisky, and in order to avoid paying taxes to the revenue man, they'd hide it in barrels marked 'SD'.

In the 1980's, farmers were ordering hundreds of cases of Sheep Dip whisky through farming wholesalers. They were putting it through their business expenses as an insecticide. Unfortunately they didn't all have a flock of sheep, and many were caught and fined for tax evasion — an infamous episode in our history!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Timex | Weekender

Timex has been around since 1854 and produce good watches at good prices. Those of you after a simple, classic watch within a budget of £80 may want to check out the Timex Weekender.

The Timex Weekender 'Central Park' range, offers innovation combined with sophisticated styling and colour. There's two dial colours to choose from, the vintage looking cream or black. There's also a great range of one-piece slip through nylon straps to choose from to add that finishing touch. If you cant decide on what colour strap to go for, don't worry, Timex offer a 'Weekender Box-set' which includes the watch and five straps. Each watch features a 24-hour time, IDIGLO® night-light and is water resistant up to 30 metres.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Bell & Ross | Only Watch Flight Collection

Bell & Ross are among forty leading watchmakers who are making unique models for the 'Only Watch' auction this year. Taking part in 'Only Watch' for the third time, Bell & Ross wants to show, once again, it's unwavering support to this great event of solidarity towards children who are victims of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Bell & Ross have designed a collectors box set of six watches. The lavish case which is made from high-quality wood, has been personalized for 'Only Watch'. The collection contains six watches: the BR01 Horizon, Altimeter and Turn Co-ordinator created in 2012 and the BR01 Heading Indicator, Airspeed and Climb created in 2013. Inspired by instruments essential to aeronautical navigation, each of the watches have orange as their common and unique denominator. The box is designed like a dashboard on which the key instruments are laid out in a T for optimum legibility, and will give its possessor the impression of owning a piece of an aircraft cockpit.

After a two-month travelling exhibition around the world, from Singapore to Hong Kong, Shanghai to Beijing, New York and Geneva, the auction will take place on September 28th in Monaco, at the time of the Monaco Yacht Show.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Muttonhead | The Wanderer SS'14

Are you the type of person who will never settle down? Got a case of wanderlust? Well, we've got just the kit for you.

Introducing the “Wanderer Collection” for Spring/Summer 2014 by Muttonhead. Inspired by coastal camping trips and early morning commutes, they have created a range of products for the everyday adventurer. Muttonhead have brought back their classic sports-wear cuts and created custom fabrics to cater to travellers young and old, male and female, and from the East to the West. Reversible, light-weight, and multi-functional so you can easily roam around, and around.

They created the Muttonhead “Wanderer Collection” with travellers in mind. Focusing on essential wardrobe pieces that are light, versatile, and durable, the Muttonhead “Wanderer Collection” can fit into any adventurer’s suitcase, and can be paired up with any kind of outfit, wherever in this world they may be.

The SS'14 collection is also an opportunity to debut three of Muttonhead’s new custom fabrics. These light and textured fabrics are perfect for hot summer weather. Whether you are sporting one of their light quilted vests, or their new casual tee's you’ll be sure to look cool, while staying cool. Oh yeah, and as you would expect from Muttonhead, their custom fabrics are also Canadian made!

Happy Wandering!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Competition | oki-ni X Tablet Hotels

Picking up where our SS'14 Paris Buying Diary left off, oki-ni offers you a guided tour of Paris like no other, with a 5-part city guide curated by our leading brands with ties to the French capital including Rick Owens, Paul Smith and Maison Martin Margiela.

Alongside this unique content, we are offering the chance for you to win a 4-night stay for two people in a luxury Paris hotel, courtesy of Tablet Hotels, plus a £2,000 oki-ni spending spree. For further information, Terms & Conditions, and to see the 5-part city guide to Paris, head on over to oki-ni.oki-ni