Voyager Journal — design

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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The Greater Good in a Backpack: stone + cloth

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Matt Clough is a bag maker, an outdoors adventurer, and a humanitarian. After climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro as part of a quest to climb the highest summits on each continent, he was struck by the need to support education in Tanzania, and how a little money could go a long way there. Once back in the states he started a backpack company by the name of stone + cloth. Their bags are designed and made in California, and part of the sale of each bag goes directly to supporting the Knock Foundation, providing scholarships in education, as well as support to...

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

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

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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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