Whether or not they're your proverbial
cup of tea pot of honey, Fnnch's honey bears are officially coming to a table near you thanks to a just-launched collaboration with San Francisco–based Williams Sonoma.
Plus, Sausalito designer/artist Serena Dugan has created new textiles inspired by alluring, far-off places; a local designer showcase is popping up at Bloomie's; and StereoType scores an A+ for genderless kidswear.
You've got weekends plans: Shop local designers at a Bloomingdale's pop-up.
(Courtesy of Diarrablu)
You know we love supporting (and buying) local, so, yeah, we squealed with delight when we got word that Fashion Incubator of San Francisco was holding a designer pop-up, August 20-22, at FiSF's studio, located on the ground floor of Bloomindale's in Westfield San Francisco Centre. ICYMI: The nonprofit's mission is to help emerging Bay Area fashion designers with an entrepreneurial approach to business development. The event features seven (our fave number, obv) talents and their one-of-a-kind pieces. On the roster: Taylor Jay, Diarrablu, Nesting Days, Lotta Worldwide, Kali Made Garments, and Olori. The event is free but RSVP on Eventbrite.
P.S. Fashion fans will also want to check out FiSF's virtual panel, Rethinking Life in Style, at 2pm on Thursday, August 26th.(Get deets here.)
// Bloomingdale's: 845 Market St. (Union Square), fashionincubatorsf.com
Now you can enjoy your morning Cheerios in a Fnnch honey bear bowl—courtesy of Williams Sonoma.
(Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma)
Love 'em or hate 'em, you definitely know 'em: Of course, we speak of SF street artist and honey-bear progenitor Fnnch. Williams Sonoma clearly falls into the first camp, recently releasing a kitchen collab starring the expressionless pudge-meister on porcelain bowls, dishes and mugs, aprons, totes, spatulas and dish towels. As far as the bear personas, they run the gamut from beanie- and holiday-sweater wearing to pizza-eating and wine-swilling. And then there's the guy in the chef's toque, the one who started it all.
"2020 was a tough year for everyone, and I started to focus on the boarded-up storefronts in the major commercial districts. Williams Sonoma was one of the boarded up storefronts in the Marina in San Francisco. When I'm putting up bears, I try to tailor them to whatever the business is—so in this case I put up a chef bear. I went away not thinking much of it, and later someone from Williams-Sonoma reached out to me and asked if I might want to do a collaboration," says Fnnch.
// Prices range from $13 for a mug to $50 for a set of four cereal bowls. Shop online at williams-sonoma.com.
Wanderlust-ing hard but no travel plans? Check out Serena Dugan's global textiles.
(Mood board courtesy of Serena Dugan)
OK, maybe not quite as exciting as hopping on a plane to Morocco or the South of France—but the vibrant and globally inspired indoor and outdoor pillows, wallpaper, and myriad fabrics from Serena Dugan will definitely cheer you up. The newest goodies from the travel-loving Sausalito artist are the result of a series of glorious mood boards she created after reflecting on the colors, culture, scenery, and people of some of her favorite places.
A couple of the collections we're loving include Bahia, an ode to the casual beach life/lush foliage in Brazil, and Condesa, inspired by the bold colors, energy, and modern architecture of Mexico City. Bon voyage!
// Shop online at serenadugan.com.
Kidswear line StereoType follows zero gender rules. Hella yes.
(Courtesy of StereoType)
Girls and boys just want to have fun…with their clothes...and they don't give a flying fig about antiquated pink/blue rules. San Francisco designer Elizabeth Brunner knows this all too well, as she's watched and encouraged her girl-boy twins to share their clothes and get creative since they were little. Her new children's capsule collection celebrates kids' individuality and freedom to wear whatever. The eco-conscious and seasonless pieces are fun, comfy, and made for wearing on repeat. Think tees, hoodies, sweats, active skirts, leggings, and baseball hats. The one we wish came adult-sized? The Boombox Blazer.
// Sizes range from XS (4/5) to XL (12/14); most prices fall in the $30–$100 range. Shop online at stereotypekids.com