Voyager Journal — 2012

Han Kjøbenhavn and the Classically Unpolished

2012 Danish denim design Han Kjøbenhavn Inspiration jeans menswear quality weather

Han Kjøbenhavn is a Danish clothier based in Copenhagen that produces simple, innovative and aesthetically beautiful garments that can really withstand the elements. With Copenhagen's weather being not so dissimilar to San Francisco, their designs are perfect for remaining classically stylish in the fog. Jannik of Han took the time to answer some questions about Han Kjøbenhavn's motives and mission. First off, for our non-Danish blog readers, can you please tell us how to pronounce Han Kjøbenhaven phonetically? What is the significance of the name Han Kjøbenhaven? It is pretty straight forward, you pronounce it like this: Han Kjø-ben-havn. The "ø" is only used...

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Beauty, Simplicity, A Deep Appreciation of Nature, Elegance

2012 Black Crane Inspiration Los Angeles Made in the USA Momoko Suzuki Nature

Black Crane is a gorgeous line created by Momo Yamaguchi. Based in Los Angeles, Momo and her husband Alexander Yamaguchi (who has his own line of menswear also available at Revolver) have created a life that is reflected in their designs; beauty, simplicity, a deep appreciation for nature, and elegance reign here. Momoko took the time to answer some questions for us about her processes, influences, and inspirations.  Black Crane Spring 2012 You began your career in environmental art and architecture. How did you make the transition to clothing and jewelry design? How does your background in environmental art and architecture influence...

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GOING ON NOW: The San Francisco International Film Festival

2012 film Inspiration local San Francisco San Francisco International Film Festival

The 55th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival is underway as I write. If you happen to be a cinephile (we are!) or even just a casual film appreciator, there are selections and programs for everyone. Showcasing everything from narratives to documentaries to avant-garde shorts, the San Francisco International Film Festival is comprehensive in bringing the best films the world over to the San Francisco Bay Area. I had the opportunity to speak with Rachel Rosen, Director of Programming at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and she filled me in on the history of the film festival and some...

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Garter + Derringer: premium denim, straight outta NYC

2012 denim design Garter + Derringer Inspiration jeans Made in the USA NYC

Garter + Derringer is a premium denim company, owned and operated by brothers Alek and Amaury Esposito. Talk about sibling synergy; Amaury designs and Alek handles the business side. Based in Manhattan, Garter + Derringer is authentically a product of New York City, just like the brothers themselves. I caught up with Alek and Amaury to discover what Garter + Derringer is really about and how these brothers have built a successful line around one of the most difficult garments to make and do right: JEANS. Is it hard to work together as siblings? Have you always gotten along? Alek:...

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All Encompassing: Revolver's very own Julia Lemke

2012 desert design flora Gold Rush Inspiration Julia Lemke Nature photography San Francisco

We are incredibly lucky to have amongst us at Revolver and Voyager some supremely talented and inspiring individuals. One such person is the always lovely and hardworking Julia Lemke. Julia has recently launched her new website and both Voyager and Revolver carry her jewelry and plant wares under her imprint Auger + Ore. Swing by to check out the goods and read on to learn about what Julia does. When did you realize that design was what you wanted to do? What lead you to this discovery? I think I’ve always known I wanted to do some sort of design,...

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