Love and Death: Cold Cave x Blackbird

In a time when we are inundated with seemingly endless collaborations, it takes us by surprise when we are able to announce something worthwhile.

Wesley Eisold, the founder of the band Cold Cave, and the Seattle-based store-turned-perfumer Blackbird have worked together to release two new incense scents, “LOVE” and “DEATH,” to coincide with the anniversary shows for Cold Cave releases, Love Comes Close and Death Comes Close, taking place befittingly on February 14th (Valentine’s Day) and February 15th (Wesley Eisold’s birthday). The sold out concerts will take place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. 

AESOP x RIMOWA Travel Kit

New York, USA – We usually don’t write about collaborations. We find many of them tacky exercises in marketing, their major point of keeping the PR/media machine rolling and certain brands at the forefront of consumer consciousness. Needless to say, it’s not something we support here at StyleZeitgeist. But once in a blue moon something interesting happens, or at least unexpected, when two brands we respect come together and make something. Why not?

The new Aesop x Rimowa collaboration is one of these rare things. Knowing the uncompromising nature of Aesop, we pay attention to what they do, and Rimowa, well is Rimowa, the “whatever car manufacturer you think is most prestigious” of luggage. The two came together to make a travel kit. The Köln kit is obviously made from that deliciously recognizable Rimowa aluminum, with a custom-made wooden inlay, and is stuffed with Aesop goodies – shampoo, conditioner, body cleanser and body balm, its Parsley seed cleansers, lip cream, toothpaste, and mouthwash. All this goodness will set you back a hefty $500, but maybe it’s time to add something to your life besides an eighth leather jacket?

11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi x StyleZeitgeist Backpack

Last year we celebrated our 10th anniversary by collaborating with various designers whose work we have championed over the years. That was big. The 11th anniversary is by definition small, but the number means something to Boris Bidjan Saberi. And so we decided that this time we will do only one collaboration, with 11byBBS. We settled on another backpack style, since the last one was so very well-received. So, here it is, in a limited edition of 11, obviously. In addition to what you see, each backpack is embroidered and numbered. It also features a carabiner keychain that will only be released by 11byBBS in the next season. All the custom details were done at the BBS atelier in Barcelona.