Blunk Bangles

December 09, 2016 1:13 PM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

The stunning Blunk Bangle features a perfectly cylindrical solid 14k recycled gold band fitted with a sliding charm. Crafted by hand in Helena, Montana, this bracelet is cast from a unique piece of jewelry made in 1965 by the legendary Northern Californian artist J.B. Blunk. The original, composed of 18k gold, was a gift for Jacqueline Johnson, a writer and poet, and the wife of the British-born Surrealist painter Gordon Onslow Ford. As much a piece of wearable kinetic sculpture as it is an example of fine jewelry-making, the Blunk Bangle feels at once ancient and utterly contemporary – you won’t find anything else quite like it. Blunk began making jewelry in 1954 at Palos Verdes College in Los Angeles where he taught ceramics – he continued to make special, one-off pieces throughout his life from his studio in Inverness, California.

Permanent Collection selected this bracelet, as well as the Blunk Double Hoop Earrings in Collection Two, to be faithfully reproduced in exceptionally limited quantities so that Blunk’s beautiful and rare designs could become part of the collections of a new generation of women.

  • Solid 14k recycled gold bracelet
  • Gold
  • Made in Helena, Montana
  • Based on a unique piece by J.B. Blunk

White Porcelain Blunk Cups

December 09, 2016 1:08 PM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

These porcelain cups are cast from ceramics made by legendary California artist J.B. Blunk between 1950 and 1990. While the slip-casting techniques used to produce the Blunk Cups emphasize the form and texture of the originals, the white porcelain gives them a fresh, contemporary feel – they’ll look at home in anyone’s own “permanent collection.”

  • Set of 4 porcelain slipcast cups
  • Manufactured by Atelier Dion in Oakland, California

Sturtevant Belgian Linen Jacket

December 09, 2016 1:06 PM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

This oversized, unlined, heavy linen jacket with large pockets and a shawl collar is the collection’s chameleon. Sturtevant is the jacket you grab as you’re running out of the door to throw on over a sweater, but likewise makes a bold, chic statement with its architectural three-quarter sleeve and Japanese-inspired silhouette.

  • 100% organic linen jacket
  • Made in New York City
  • Textile manufactured in Belgium
  • Based on a vintage garment
  • Dry clean only

Agnes Wool Coat

December 09, 2016 12:58 PM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

This indispensable coat was the inspiration for the whole of Permanent Collection. Agnes can be dressed up as a long tuxedo-like jacket or down as a casual layer over jeans or a slip dress. Lined in silk, with pockets, its silhouette – with a lovely raglan sleeve – recalls vintage tailoring while remaining decidedly contemporary. This is the perfect coat that completes every woman’s wardrobe.

  • 100% double crepe virgin wool, lined in silk
  • Made in New York City
  • Textile manufactured in Italy
  • Based on a vintage garment
  • Dry clean only
  • Black/Navy

Blunk Double Hoop Earrings

December 09, 2016 12:54 PM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

 These elegant, Blunk Double Hoop earrings feature two interlocking 14k recycled gold hoops and a sliding bone bead. Crafted by hand in Helena, Montana, these earrings are modeled on a unique piece of jewelry made in 1975 by the legendary Northern Californian artist J.B. Blunk. The originals, composed of 18k gold and ivory, were a gift for the artist’s wife, Christine Nielson. Blunk began making jewelry in 1954 at Palos Verdes College in Los Angeles where he taught ceramics – he continued to make special, one-off pieces throughout his life from his studio in Inverness, California.

Permanent Collection selected these earrings, as well as the Blunk Bangle in Collection Two, to be faithfully reproduced in exceptionally limited quantities so that Blunk’s stunning and rare designs could become part of the collections of a new generation of women.

  • 14k recycled gold and bone earrings
  • Made in Helena, Montana
  • Based on a unique piece by J.B. Blunk

Fringe Scissors

December 09, 2016 5:53 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

An indispensable tool for creating bon bon papers & other on-the-fringe wrappings. They are French-made in stainless steel with red & grey handles.

How to Wrap Five Eggs

December 09, 2016 5:52 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

How to Wrap Five Eggs Hardcover – 1967

Hideyuki Oka (Author)

 

  • Hardcover: 203 pages
  • Publisher: Harper and Row; First U. S. edition (1967)
  • ASIN: B000B6RVB4

 

Presentation is everything in Japan. Go to any department store and buy even a small sack of tea, and the time and effort put into packing up your purchase is enough to astound any n00b Westerner. This tradition goes way back, of course. First published in 1967 and long out of print, this picture-heavy book of classic Japanese packaging has finally been reprinted in paperback. The title is misleading. There are no step-by-step directions, only black and white images up front with annotations in the back, detailing the materials used, region, specific use/occasion/tradition surrounding each item.

Please visit the website for more details.

Hideyuki Oka was one of Japan’s leading graphic designers.

New York in A Bag

December 08, 2016 8:53 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

As irresistible to adults as it is to children, MUJI’s New York in a Bag comes with eight wooden city structures and six wooden cars. Included are New York City icons such as MoMA’s original 1939 building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Guggenheim Museum. Work manufactured by MUJI is featured in MoMA’s collection. Made of wood from sustainable forests. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

  • Made In : Viet Nam
  • Size : Smallest: .5h x 1w x .5″d; Tallest: 4h x 2w x .75″d
  • Materials : Wood
  • Featured : MUJI at MoMA , Top Rated Products
  • Designer : MUJI

Archispecs Card

December 08, 2016 8:51 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

Archispecs is a funny wink to the famous architect dress code. A reproduction to the scale 1:1 and on black postcards of the famous architect glasses Pre-cutted, the glasses don’t need assembly. Le Corbusier or Philip Johnson, up to you to choose !

  • Material : black cardboard 400 gr in certified paper printed with hot foil
  • Packaging : glasses are presented and folded and can be detached, the black envelope is included
  • Dimensions : 10×15 cm
  • Weight : 30 gr
  • European fabrication

Tiny Things Tote Bag

December 08, 2016 8:51 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

  • Material: Recycled Cotton Canvas
  • Dimensions: 16” H x 15” W x 0.5” D

    The Tiny Things Tote bag features tiny drawings of our favorite tiny things from the A:LOG reference guide. It’s very functional, as it shows lots of the things you could put inside of it.  Sometimes being diagrammatic is helpful.

BureauHine’s Desk Brush

December 08, 2016 8:51 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

British Industrial Designer Andrew Hine works to produce simple everyday objects. The Desk Brush is designed to be used on and under your desk and certainly to be left out on display, not hidden from view.

  • American Black Walnut Stock
  • Wild Boar Bristle
  • 76mm x 20mm

Villeroy & Boch’s FARMHOUSE 60 Belfast Kitchen Sink

December 08, 2016 3:09 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

  • Product Code: 6322-95-01
  • 5 YEAR GUARANTEE
  • Farmhouse 60 Sink
  • Single Bowl Belfast Sink
  • Unique Product
  • High Quality Ceramic
  • Standard White Finish
  • Waste & Overflow Not Included
  • Tap Cannot Be Mounted Onto Sink
  • Wall/Deck Mounted Tap Required
  • Approx Weight 38kg
  • Suitable For A Waste Disposal Unit
  • Dimensions:
  • Width: 600mm
  • Depth: 500mm
  • Height: 200mm
  • Bowl Dimensions:
  • Width: 565mm
  • Depth: 430mm
  • Height: 180mm

Deep Space Blue (207) Paint

December 08, 2016 2:50 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

Deep Space Blue – No 207. LRV (Light Reflectance Value) – 7 As with Lawnmower Green, this shade achieved its greatest provenance some time after its introduction, becoming a mainstay in Laura Ashleys cottage style, and also featured in Terence Conrans New House Book of the 1980s.

Illusion Feature Grey Ceramic Tile

December 08, 2016 2:42 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

Our Illusion feature floor tiles make a wonderful feature of any hallway kitchen or bathroom.

This ceramic tile comes on a white biscuit and is perfect for all traditional homes, even if your looking for a mix of contemporary and classic.

It’s geometric shape being reminiscent of this 20th century movement.

These tiles are suitable for use as kitchen floor tiles, bathroom floor tiles and hallway floor tiles.

  • Suitable for use with Electric Underfloor Heating
  • This Tile Can Be Used in a Wet Room When Sealed
  • Cost per tile

Unglazed Terracotta Star And Cross 8 in. Tile

December 07, 2016 11:33 PM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

our latest tile infatuation comes in the form of french reproduction belgian black terracotta tiles.(available in 8″ squares & hexagon & star/cross). take a restored form of modest terracotta production, only this time, substitute the standard terracotta with the most exquisite blackened clay. we call these tiles belgian black terracotta because they are perfect for grounding projects with the same austerity as striking belgian antique surfaces.

  • 1.12 pcs per SF

Price given is for each tile.