Voyager Journal — design

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

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

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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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Brickhouse Metalworks

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Revolver is super excited to carry a new line of jewelry in the shop: Brickhouse Metalworks, the creation of Sonni Brickhouse. Sonni is/was based out of Athens, Georgia, but has recently embarked on a transcontinental adventure that has brought about new inspirations, techniques and collaborations. She took the time to tell us about her work and the voyaging she's been enjoying. Stop by Revolver to check out her goods. How did you come to be interested in jewelry design/making? Are you formally trained?  I started making jewelry in Valdosta, Georgia. It's very far south in GA. I was formally trained...

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Han Kjøbenhavn and the Classically Unpolished

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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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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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