Did I ever mention my love for Jean Touitou (the founder of A.P.C.)? Everything this man says about his penchant for wardrobe basics is outrageously genius.
He’s been out promoting his new book Transmission published on the 30th anniversary of the fashion label. I can’t wait to read it, but I’m holding out for used copies to become available. This recent New Yorker article on the topic validates my excitement for, and enormous amount of time and effort spent, over seemingly boring-ass clothes.
Have you read this other New Yorker article on Everlane? I never really paid attention to how the brand creates clothes for specific “use cases”, but can see that now, and in my eyes the whole utilitarian factor is a plus. Fashion should be stripped of fashion. Our over saturated stressed out millennial minds can’t really bear any more.
And finally, just a few sensible household things I purchased recently:
- This electric sweater de-piller with a beautiful minimalist aesthetic of course.
- The simplest cold brew coffee maker in a classic mason jar, to make a week’s worth of coffee without the fuss of filters or cords. Although it’s marketed for cold brew, I use it for hot brews without any issues.
- And a dozen 8 oz. wide mouth mason jars, which is the perfect size for so many uses around the home: cocktails, food prep, coffee, tea, snacks, beauty supplies, or simply use it as an extra measuring cup.
- A thai floor mattress made out of 100% natural materials (pictured above). Bought to replace my old barely functioning air mattress. Just roll it up and put it away when not in use. When you’re ready to dump it, you can bury the thing in your backyard as compost.