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Thursday
Oct132011

South2West8 Trading Post & Pawn

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—01. Opening October 14th.

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The latest concept on show at the Nepenthes Gallery space is a trading post featuring traditional and hand crafted pieces of clothing, footwear and jewelry sourced from New Mexico, and displayed by the South2West8 brand. The trading post opens on October 14th, and looks well worth a visit should you live, or find yourself, in that part of the world.

S2W8 Trading Post & Pawn at the Nepenthes Gallery

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Monday
Oct102011

Nepenthes Asymmetric Gibson by Tricker's

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—01. Burgundy.
—02. Tan.
—03. Dark Brown.
—04. Navy.

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If you want a traditional brogue these probably aren't for you. If, on the other hand, you want something a little more unusual, they might be worth tracking down. More and more brands are collaborating with classic shoemakers, but few are producing anything genuinely unique. Nepenthes, however, are one of the exceptions and this is always evident in their work with Tricker's. Asymmetric toe pieces may seem like an odd twist, but they give the shoe a subtle character, and combined with a suede upper, it's one I'm definitely a fan of.

Nepenthes Osaka News

Saturday
Oct012011

Fall Layers

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—01. Fully insulated glass.
—02. Birch veener plywood.

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There are a few Japanese webshops out there that really do a great job presenting new product - Second Stage is one of them. This fall they were able to inject a fair bit of color into the fall season, with some nice styling, comfy layering and good use of the Engineered Garments fatigue pants. Although the cords might be tough to pull off in real life, these images definitely make them a little bit appealing.

Images via Second Stage

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Wednesday
Sep282011

Nepenthes Purple Label Melange Socks

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—01. Made in Japan.
—02. Tan, Brown, Olive and Purple.

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Four perfect colours in these melange socks by Nepenthes Purple Label. Muted enough to sit neatly beside other autumnal tones, but at the same time unusual, interesting and beautifully well made.

Available at Eggplant

Monday
Sep192011

Needles Gradation Knit Socks

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—01. Unusual texture.
—02. Graduated colour.

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Part of a small set of Needles items that includes a short scarf and some fingerless gloves all knitted in the same graduated style, these socks offer an interesting alternative to the various patterned and melange options available this season.

Nepenthes Osaka News

Saturday
Sep172011

New York Made Us This Way

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—01. Familiar fonts.
—02. Printed interior.

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If they mean: cash strapped, highly strung, and homesick; then yes, New York certainly did. Meant as an ode to the city, and the people that inhabit it (some of whom are partial to a good outfit or two), New York Made Us This Way is an exhibition of works by Jake Davis cultivated from his Test Shot project, and currently on display at Nepenthes New York. To celebrate the event, which also coincides with the store's first anniversary, Nepenthes have released a rather interesting take on a traditional white pocket t-shirt. A familiar font adorns the center, giving the pocket an unusual looking placement; one that's perhaps more washing and camera trickery than design. The back features a montage of screen shots from various Test Shots Jake has produced over the last couple of years, which has been printed on the interior of the shirt rather than on outside of the fabric. Years ago I once saw a similar design on a Bjork t-shirt at Magma in London; I thought it looked good then, and still think it looks good now.

Jake Davis
Nepenthes NY

Friday
Aug052011

Nepenthes Scented Candles

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—01. The window display at Nepenthes NY.
—02. Full size version.
—03. Travel size version.

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I picked up one of these before leaving New York on Monday, have been burning it ever since, and would highly recommend it. The Wild Orchid scented candles are produced in collaboration with Land by Land, come in two sizes, and are available exclusively at Nepenthes stores.

Land by Land
Nepenthes

Friday
Jun172011

Nepenthes Arrow Moccasin with Crepe Sole

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—01. Leather tanned in the UK.

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Back in early May I picked up a pair of the Nepenthes Moccasins and have been wearing them consistently since. These heavy, Swiss leather mocs are nearly the same but have been tanned in England and built to mold to your feet and still breathe exceptionally well. The additional crepe sole accents the leather and extends the sole of the leather as well. The darker ring strap and white stitching are another small detail that solidify this shoe as another brilliant Nepenthes collaboration.

—Nepenthes NY

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