Popular Dutch street artist Parra has stepped in to the world of homeware with an array of clean designs.
Aside from his art, Parra has cracked the streetwear and skateboarding markets with his ‘By Parra’ and ‘Tired Skateboards’ ventures, and having tried his hand at various lifestyle pieces in the past, it is now time for Parra to apply his surreal curvy post-pop imagery to a selection of practical and decorative homeware goods. The line is a natural extension of the Parra’s clothing designs, consisting of tea towels, sofa throws, table cloths, cushion covers and door mats, all of which emblazoned with his iconic artwork. Fan favourites from previous projects including the ““Vaso di Culo” vase and the “Sleep Deprived” carpet also make an appearance in a collection which is high in quality with all pieces constructed in Europe. The tea-towels have been made by the Dutch Textile Museum and various other pieces have been manufactured by one of Belgium’s oldest weaving mills. Keeping the designs subtle throughout, and sticking to light grey’s, red, off-white and black, it’s a homeware collection that would work with most homes interior colour schemes.
Head over to byparra.com for more information and to shop the full homeware line.
Outerwear specialists Penfield present another solid range of style focused functional apparel ready for Autumn/Winter 2014.
The collection takes a look back at the brands 40 year heritage in outerwear design, incorporating classic cuts and colour treatments, and applying them to contemporary, technical pieces. The brands staple jacket silhouettes in the duffel, parka and anorak appear alongside workwear inspired pieces and casual styles such as the checked shirts and fitted denim. Penfield expand their down-filled range into shirting and smarter jackets including the army green blazer to ensure warmth throughout the collection. Stand out pieces include the Hunting Print Kasson Jacket and the Navy Hoosac.
Shop the full Penfield Autumn/Winter 2014 range now at the brands web store HERE
Innovative lifestyle brand Patagonia take outerwear design to another level as they announce their breakthrough Nano-Air technology Jackets and Hoodies just in time for Fall 2014.
Through years of commitment in research and re-designs, Patagonia have finally unlocked a technology that allows for incredible temperature regulations, whilst still holding the garments fit and allowing for optimum mobility. The highly breathable Nano-Air products combine the brands FullRange™ insulation and nylon fabric to provide warmth and comfort. Not only for use on the mountains, the jackets are lightweight and arrive in a clean, easy to wear design ready for everyday life.
Patagonia climbing ambassador Mikey Schaffer had this to say on the release – “This piece has changed the way I think about dressing for the mountains. With previous insulated jackets, I’d constantly be putting the jacket on at a belay and then taking it off before I started climbing. None of that is necessary with the Nano-Air Jacket. Having such a breathable jacket nearly eliminates the chills you get after sweating hard. The Nano-Air is definitely one of the most versatile jackets I’ve ever worn.”
The Patagonia Nano-Air Jackets and Hoodies are available at www.themountainfactor.com now.