Voyager Journal — 2012

Up to bat next: Joshu + Vela at Voyager in November

2012 accessories bags collaboration design handmade Joshu + Vela local quality San Francisco

A few weeks ago I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to visit the studio of San Francisco based bag and leather goods maker Joshu + Vela. J + V’s Noah Guy had just returned from what sounded like a dreamy Indian Summer trip to Montana and graciously invited me to tour his space and give me the rundown on what’s happening at Joshu + Vela. Check out Joshu +Vela's pop up shop at Voyager starting November 8th.  ed. note: All N's are Noah and all M's are me, below and throughout. N: So Robert told you we are...

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Revolver at the Urban Air Market, this Saturday 10/20 in the Lower Haight!

2012 art collaboration design handmade jewelry local Made in the USA quality sneakers sustainable textiles

This Saturday, October 20th, Revolver will participate in the Urban Air Market at its inaugural event in the Lower Haight. Haight Street from Webster to Pierce will be closed to auto traffic. Instead, the street will be lined with booths featuring 200+ independent designers selling clothing, accessories, jewelry, and other items. We've interviewed Danielle Cohen, director of Urban Air Market, about the event and she gave us the scoop on what it's all about. Come check it and us out! Where did the inspiration for the Urban Air Market come from? Can you tell us what influenced you to begin...

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Speaking of bespoked, a chat with Johnny of Obbi Good Label

2012 accessories bespoke handmade leather Obbi Good Label quality Singapore

Revolver and Voyager is super stoked to be carrying a new range of leather goods from Singapore Artisan Leather brand Obbi Good Label. We've got several styles of wallets and belts from this fine purveyor of all things leather. Johnny (Scasi) Low of OGL was very kind to answer some questions about the inspiration behind what he does and how Obbi Good Label came to be what it is today.  Tell us about your journey: how did you end up producing leather goods? Was it always an interest? Why leather as opposed to some other form of apparel? In 1998...

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Ritualized beauty with SF's very own Nikki Garcia & First Rite

2012 design First Rite local Made in the USA Nikki Garcia San Francisco

We ladies here at Revolver and Voyager are stoked to be carrying a new line for women, San Francisco-based First Rite. Picture impeccably structured garments for women with an independent streak. This would be the go to label for Amelia Earharts and Katherine Hepburns. First Rite's owner and designer, Nikki Garcia, offered us some insight into her creative process, what makes First Rite work, and why she makes San Francisco home and HQ for her label. Read on, readers. It's not super often that I get to interview a designer based in San Francisco! How long have you lived in SF?...

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You Must Create

2012 English Inspiration menswear music sneakers

Started in 1995, You Must Create is an English label with two eponymous shops in London. Drawing on diverse sources of inspiration, YMC creates beautiful and bold clothing for the chic and cheeky set. Their designs are clean, a bit vintage inspired, a bit workwear inspired, a bit outdoorsy, and decidedly fun. YMC's designer, Jody Fraser, answered a few questions for Revolver about his processes and inspirations, past and current.    In your "About" section on the website, you've included the sentence "YMC were and will always be defined as much by what they are against as what they are for." This...

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