I’m madly in love with the Cambridge Satchel Company. Their bags come in an array of various shapes, sizes and colors (even neon and metallic!), and you can get them shipped to the U.S. pretty damn easy. J.Crew also sells them through their Kids department. Smashing!
And they design trunks! Like those old fashion behemoths you dreamed about owning as a girl, watching reruns of stodgy English movies where the heroin packed away all her belongings and sumptuous gowns into a streamer trunk to board a Titanic look-alike, and crossed the Atlantic to embark on a very lovely and very ladylike year abroad.
“I have seen it over and over, the same sea, the same,
slightly, indifferently swinging above the stones,
icily free above the stones,
above the stones and then the world.
If you should dip your hand in,
your wrist would ache immediately,
your bones would begin to ache and your hand would burn
as if the water were a transmutation of fire
that feeds on stones and burns with a dark gray flame.”—Elizabeth Bishop, from “At the Fishhouses” (via proustitute)
Kristian Matsson has opened for Bon Iver but if you’re expecting ethereal tunes like those of indie favorite Justin Vernon from The Tallest Man on Earth, prepare to be surprised and then wooed. Matsson embraces a gorgeous, raw sound (mostly acoustic) that is in turn optimistic and whimsical and then older than the mountains of Tennessee. The tunes are steeped in honest, blue collar lyrics but complicated with precise playing that could only come from classically trained fingers. The Wild Hunt is worth a first date, and take a gander at this single and the music video, too. Your love for this band will only grow.