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Type Hike- Our 59 Parks and the Designers Who Love Them

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The United States has 59 protected areas known as national parks- over 84 million of the most awe-inspiring acres one would ever hope to see. In August of 2016, the nation began a yearlong celebration, the National Parks Centennial, honoring the 100 year anniversary since Woodrow Wilson signed an act creating the National Parks Service in 1916.  The […]

Home, Garden & Sky- As Seen By Fredericks & Mae

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A spark that turned into a collaborative fire of creativity, that’s Fredericks & May. Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen, the Brooklyn-based design team, began with a desire to produce art with a partner each admired and respected. Years later, after experimenting with piles of paper, feathers, thread, gold and many other mediums, the […]

Sunset Skateboards’ Radical Redux

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Race, gender, income, weight, origin, age…all factors rendered completely irrelevant in the world of skate boarding. The inclusive nature of the skate culture is welcoming (yet still competitive) with counter-culture roots that run deep through the core of the sport and those that love it. Individuality is relished; now isn’t that refreshing? As a longtime […]

3 Favorite Brands: May

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Retro futurism is all up in our business here at Brandettes, crossing categories and providing plenty of inspiration. Our earlier post on how Zelectric Motors is reinventing old school VWs got us waxing poetic about primo product innovation coupled with classic design. Oh yeah. This month’s swoon-worthy favorite brands are pushing forward in accessories, apparel and audio. Dress up, listen […]

Drink In Sisters of Los Angeles- Modern, City Inspired Gifts

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The connection between products and places has always been significant, mementos serving as a physical reminder of an experience we want to recall again and again. Concert t-shirts, coffee mugs, shot glasses and tote bags emblazoned with a logo and/or date of a particular event are ultra popular, nostalgic even. The gift and souvenir market […]

Scribble Away Stress w/ Adult Coloring Books

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Stress seems to find all of us, in one manner or another. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (AADAA) , 40 million adults in the Unites States suffer from anxiety disorders. College aged young adults are particularly prone to anxiety, depression and stress; 80% of them having experienced an anxiety attack of some […]

Loeffler Randall


Understated. Elegant. Timeless. Three words that perfectly describe the Loeffler Randall design aesthetic. Founded in 2004 by visionary Jesse Randall, this effortlessly chic brand has established its place in the fashion world by selling to Bergdorf Goodman in their first season, collaborating with brands like Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop and winning the coveted CFDA Swarovski Award for […]

Pedego Electric Bikes

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2014 was a banner year for the bike industry in the United Sates, ushering in a 5% increase against a zero growth trend that goes all the way back to 2003. Bikers looking to ride for fun, for sport or to commute purchased over 18 million new bikes last year- that’s a lot of wheels! I’m […]

Ruby Mint

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Hot trends come in and out like the waves of the Pacific- catch a quick glimpse before the tide rolls back and another buzzed about brand takes its place. But epic design, the unassuming kind that takes something familiar and gives it a special twist, endures. For a very long time, beach gear and great […]