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?

Cire Trudon Fragrances

As you may have noticed, here at StyleZeitgeist we are comfortable with both modernism and tradition, as long as it’s done well. And so it should come as no surprise that in the olfactory world, we love Cire Trudon’s golden crest on handmade Italian glass vessels of their storied candles as much as we love say the black iron cylinders of Mad et Len’s earthy odors.

Mad et Len Opens Paris Store

Our favorite fragrance makers, Mad et Len, like to do things quietly. And so was it with their first standalone shop, which opened without fanfare after this past women’s fashion week in Paris. The store is located in one of the few remaining Parisian shopping arcades near Palais Royal, and it is a wonderful entry…

Give Good Gift 2016

Believe it or not once in a while we like to have fun here, and dreaming of what we’d like to gift (and be gifted) to our loved ones is one of those instances.
Below is the 2016 edition of our holiday gift guide. Happy Holidays!

Shop:Case – Calculus, Victoria

Calculus is a concept store on Vancouver Island, a passion project of the Canadian born couple Graham & Ashleigh Newmarch.

Inspired by the live/work ateliers of its most admired designers, Calculus eschews the conventional structure of investor, creative director, buyer – and various associated staff.