Voyager Journal — San Francisco

Cocktails with Charles & Megan

Cal Volner-Dison Charles Papillo cocktails collaboration color design Inspiration Ken Ken Megan Thomas-Melly paper goods San Francisco

We sat down at the Ken Ken Ramen shop this week to catch up with our buddies Charles Papillo and Megan Thomas-Melly, two of the creative ninjas behind the bar. With their art backgrounds and tight friendship, Charles and Megan have teamed up to publish their own cocktail recipe book, Ken Ken Cocktails. Full of their colorful illustrations and their creative soju and sake concoctions, we couldn't wait for them to show us first hand what kind of tasty mixes they were gonna whip up. Some of you may recognize Megan's face and name. Not only is she the tattooed beauty...

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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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Press Works on Paper!

2014 collaboration local San Francisco

Our friends at the great bookshop have started curating literary finds for Voyager! Swing by for your literary fixes. Lots of beautiful fashion titles, collectibles and magazines!

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

2013 art Ever Gold Gallery Greg Ito Inspiration local San Francisco SFAQ

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

2012 accessories bags collaboration design handmade Joshu + Vela local quality San Francisco

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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