Voyager Journal — Made in the USA

West Coast Craft

2013 accessories adornment art bags bespoke design First Rite handmade Inspiration leather local Made in the USA Nikki Garcia quality San Francisco textiles texture

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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The Greater Good in a Backpack: stone + cloth

accessories bags collaboration design Inspiration Kilimanjaro Los Angeles Made in the USA Matt Clough quality stone+cloth

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

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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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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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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