Voyager Journal — 2013

West Coast Craft

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We were so excited to attend the very first West Coast Craft, a meticulously curated fair showcasing the very best of the West Coast's young, innovative makers, designers and book curators. First stop was Ali Golden and Job & Boss' booth of indigo eye candy! Expect some of Brook and Kirby's designs at our store for SS14!  Beautiful Shibori clutch bags and a new two tone backpack we couldn't stop touching! Hardcore craft and design books at Press Works on Paper A very busy Nikki Garcia at the First Rite booth. Lay your head on our favorite boobies from the ladies...

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Happy Birthday Hermann Rorschach!

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Today is the 129th birthday of Hermann Rorschach, the guy behind the famous ink blot personality test (weirdly, he also looks like our very own Robert, but that is for another kind of analysis!) Besides being a revolutionary Freudian psychiatrist and master of psychoanalysis, he also has deep roots in the creative arts. Rorschach had a extraordinary childhood, rich in intellectual, artistic and cultural stimulation. His father, a local art teacher, encouraged young Hermann to paint and draw. He was even koo koo for Klecksography (a Swiss childhood game of creating images out of ink blots). So much that he won...

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A Young Dude on His Art Game Hustle- An Interview with Greg Ito

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Greg Ito is a force. If you are looking to meet someone more committed to his practice than most well-heeled, seasoned artists, who has his hands in more pots than most professional multitaskers, who is an Art World Jack Of All Trades and Master of All, look no further. Along with his friend and business partner, Andrew McClintock, Ito edits and produces San Francisco Art Quarterly, an international arts and culture magazine, and operates Ever Gold Gallery in the Tenderloin, as well as devoting himself to his own works of art. I was stoked to have the opportunity to interview Greg...

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Aoko Su: Symmetry and Muted Ornamentation, Chaos and Order, Transcending Place and Time

2013 accessories adornment Aoko Su Ashley Jerman design Inspiration jewelry Made in the USA metal Nature quality

We are so stoked to be carrying a new line of jewelry, Aoko Su, at both Revolver and Voyager. Drawing upon both architecture and the natural world as reference and inspiration, Aoko Su jewelry is elegant and minimal, but strong and beautiful in impact.  Recently I had the chance to interview Aoko Su designer Ashley Jerman about her career, travels, and inspiration. Here is what she had to say. Did you always know you wanted to make jewelry? What started your career in jewelry design? Who, what, where were your initial inspirations? I haven't always known that I wanted to...

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Can you diverge? Flex yo'self in 2013!

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This particular video pertains to radicalizing education, but it addresses a larger societal issue. Our culture is one that has favored Conformity, at the expense of Creativity, in the name of Industrialization (read: Capitalism.) We ask you, dear readers, in what ways can you nurture Divergent Thinking, the essential capacity for Creativity, "the ability to see lots of possible answers to a question, lots of possible ways of interpreting a question, to think laterally, not just in linear, or convergent ways, to see multiple answers, not one" in your lives?  At Revolver and Voyager we hope to continue to explore...

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