Anytime there's a label that includes the words 'industrial, luxury, and utilitarian' in its description, my interest instantly peaks. Thus, it's no great wonder that I'm quite intrigued by the pieces on offer by Los Angeles-based accessories brand, Building Block.

The spartan pieces designed by sisters Kimberly & Nancy Wu was initiated in Tokyo prior to finding its way Stateside, and I'm so glad it finally did. The collection - largely a range of angular, minimalist bags in vegetable tanned leather - is the sort of thing that anyone with a decidedly understated style could add to their collection without thinking twice. 

For my part, I'm gravitating towards the rectangular Big Business bag, last image. Beyond the obvious, attention grabbing size, there's a quiet boldness about the portfolio that's very appealing in an offbeat way. And think about how much stuff one can haul away in that bag, without it looking like a gaping, saggy mess...



NB images Courtesy Building Block

Of Interest

Rietveld Schroeder Huis, Utrecht NL
Centraal Museum Utrecht
The Gerrit Rietveld Shroeder Huis 1924, Utrecht, Netherlands Centraal Museum Utrecht
Sam Lewitt at the Swiss Institute
Swiss Insitute NYC
Upcoming Shows Sam Lewitt: Less Light Warm Words June 08 - July 24th 2016 Swiss Institute New York
Harry Bertoia's Environment for Sound
Bertoia at MAD Museum
Atmosphere for Enjoyment Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound May 3, 2016 to September 25, 2016 MAD Museum
Gerrit Rietveld Furniture Design
Rietveld & Van Baar Collection
Rietveld & Van Baar Collection March 31st to Sept. 25th 2016 Centraal Museum Utrecht