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The brands Moncler and Leica are usually high on the list of unobtanium-grade objects of desire and design. Edizione Moncler is the latest collaboration between the two companies featuring the beautiful Leica X wrapped with leatherette skin in the iconic Moncler "trois coloeurs", a white leather case and strap embossed "Moncler". Limited edition.
Size: Width 5.1 cm x Height 2.7 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
Moncler Leica X "Edizione Moncler" £1,952.00
Media powerhouse Monocle have teamed up with German publisher Gestalten to continue their Guide Series focusing on how to properly build a nation. This latest guide touches on all key aspects of what a strong, civil and forward looking country should look like. It curates the best parts from countries all over the world; from housing, to natural resources, healthcare policy and military might, to education, commerce, and societal welfare. These crucial aspirational elements are combined to create a country that anyone would dream of gaining citizenship or leading as Head of State. Head over to Gestalten and order your copy.
As a purpose-built instrument, Linhof's Technorama System is quite possibly the most beautiful camera ever produced with it's weapons-grade die-cast chassis, simple, ergonomic features and all-around deliberateness. Widely known and coveted among professionals, either camera would be a dream acquisition for any serious amateur photographer.
617s III 6x17cm Extreme Panoramic Field Camera
The rugged die-cast professional camera for reliable performance without the need of batteries under the most rugged working conditions "on location“ such as travel photography, expeditions, adventure. Ideal for hand-held use producing professional large format quality which can normally only be achieved with 5×7 in. large format cameras (illustration: with Technorama Super-Angulon XL 5,6 / 72 and Protection Ring). The Linhof Shift Adapter with wide-angle lenses offering an extremely wide shift range of 30 mm (15 mm each up and down). The Shift Adapter can be used with all existing Technorama bodies accepting interchangeable lenses. Image control with Groundglass Back T 617 + Magnifier Adapter + Magnifier.
612 pc II 6x12cm Panoramic Camera with Perspective Control
A camera with no limits: Professional format 6×12 cm on rollfilm including perspective control hand-held. The dynamic 2 : 1 aspect ratio permits 6 exposures on rollfilm 120 or 12 frames on 220 in vertical or horizontal orientation of the film plane. The built-in 8 mm rise of the lens avoids converging lines. The ultimate tool for a user who specialises in architectural, interior, industrial, travel and technically scenic photo-graphy. The superbly finished all-metal construction of the camera body in Linhof precision quality guarantees high-end photography even in off-road areas.
A handbook for making a home that will stand the text of time, take knocks and scuffs in its stride—and where lives can unfold, children grow up, and dogs run wild. --Monocle
About This Book
This Monocle book tells us how to turn a house into a home. Both a practical guide and a great source of inspiration, The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes presents the interiors, furniture, and locations you need to know about along with portraits of the people who can make it happen.
The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes celebrates the durable and the meaningful through a collection of homes that tell a story. Most architecture and interior books show houses polished to perfection, manicured to the extent that it is hard to imagine anybody actually lives there: they seem to miss the point that homes are meant to be inhabited. They should be able to take scuffs and knocks and to be part of a community, whether in a Chicago skyscraper or on Australia’s sunshine coast.
Available Soon in the USA
Pitti Uomo kicks off this week with color and texture as the narrative for this summer. Reintroduced patterns, weights and classic palettes rule the day at the what is arguably the most important platform for men's fashion and accessories. Held twice a year at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy, new and established design talents exhibit and launch new projects for international buyers to peruse and hopefully select for many of the world's leading retail companies. Pitti is the most widely known segment of the Pitti Immagine collection of fashion industry events.
Pitti Uomo 16-19 June, 2015
Visit: Fortezza da Basso, Viale Filippo Strozzi 1, 50129 Florence
Photos ©Enrico Labriola / Vanni Bassetti / AKA Studio Collective
Our friends at NeedSupply and Danish company Soulland have teamed up to produce the latest issue (No.6) of the beautiful Human Being Journal for Spring 2015. This curated volume, ranging from interviews with Soulland partners Silas Adler and Jacob Kampp Berliner to Fantastic Man Publisher / Editor Gert Jonkers to commentary on design, hybrid food recipes, and amazing photography of New Mexico by Mikael Kennedy that make for an elegant mix of content, subjects and all things currently in their respective worlds. Head over to NeedSupply and order your copy.
Human Being Journal No.6 - $15.00
Need Supply Co. is a clothing and lifestyle store based out of Richmond, VA. We started selling vintage Levi's in 1996 but have since expanded our offerings to include men's and women's clothing and accessories. In 2008 we launched our web store and have been shipping worldwide ever since. Our home office houses our retail store front and everything from design and branding to online sales. We truly believe in the products we carry, carefully curating a mix of well-known brands and up-and-coming independent designers from the US and abroad.
Soulland was founded in 2002 and is owned by designer Silas Adler and CEO Jacob Kampp Berliner. Its design principles and aesthetics have their origins in Scandinavian artisanship combined with a contemporary feel, encapsulated by the Adler Fedora; a traditional men’s fedora fused with a baseball cap brim, handmade in Copenhagen. Whilst always remembering its legacy, Soulland aims to push menswear forward in new directions.