LESS Taiwan & ZAMECHACER Tear Apart Vintage Military Gear for “ANTI AGGRESSION”

Taiwan’s LESS joins up with “independent experimental organization” ZAMECHACER for a unique collaboration centering around vintage World War II military garments. After sourcing authentic, untouched goods across Asia, the duo tore them apart, retrofitting vintage backpacks, parkas, liner jacets and fatigue shirts with a variety of upgraded textiles. Cordura shells, waterproof Tyvek and vegetable-tanned leather accents appear throughout, joining the worlds of technical garments and handmade craftmanship. For the final touch, ZAMECHACER hand-dipped each garment in a traditional black dye, yielding a variety of distinctive discolorations.

Keep an eye on LESS’s web store and social media for more information on the extremely limited goods, reportedly dropping towards the end of February in an edition of 10.

For more repurposed vintage, check out the latest creations from Dr. Romanelli’s GUESS x Places+Faces drop.

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Tooling Around Tokyo for Vintage Treasures

TOKYO — The Japanese capital arguably has some of the best vintage shopping in the world, with stores across the city offering a huge variety of used pieces in excellent condition. Many visitors flock to areas such as Harajuku, Daikanyama and Shimokitazawa to get their fix. But to the west of the city center is an area that is often overlooked: Koenji.
With a location that is just removed enough from the packed streets of Tokyo’s business districts and yet still easily accessible, Koenji has a unique atmosphere that draws people young and old to its web of tiny streets. Old-school bars, Japanese-style pubs and “live houses” (small establishments with live music) mix with cool art galleries, great restaurants, eclectic cafes and, of course, some of the city’s best vintage shopping. It’s one of the few areas — if not the only one — in the city where great deals can still be found, and since many of the stores specialize in very specific eras or aesthetics, the clientele varies widely.
“This is one of the few places where you can live in a fashion style. You can wear the style and then go to a cafe that reflects that style, and

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Vintage baby names that are making a comeback this year

These are SO adorable

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When it comes to baby names, there are so many things to think about – do you choose something with sentimental value? Or go for a moniker that will be popular in the next ten years? Or do you opt for a name on the ‘most likely to become a millionaire’ list?

More and more people are choosing traditional names, and if you like old fashioned baby names then these vintage monikers will be all the name-spiration you need.

Baby naming website Nameberry has compiled a list of names that were popular back in 1918, but which haven’t been in the top 1,000 names in recent years. They’ve then predicted that they’ll see a surge in popularity as parents try to find more unusual names for the little ones.

Would you pick any of these?

Vintage girl’s names:

  1. Agatha
  2. Alpha
  3. Althea
  4. Augusta
  5. Avis
  6. Bernadette
  7. Beryl
  8. Bessie
  9. Birdie
  10. Carmella
  11. Cleo
  12. Delia
  13. Dixie
  14. Effie
  15. Etta
  16. Fay
  17. Geneva
  18. Gertie
  19. Ida
  20. Inez
  21. Ione
  22. Iva
  23. Lelia
  24. Loretta
  25. Lorna
  26. Lottie
  27. Louella
  28. Lucinda
  29. Lula
  30. Lulu
  31. Mamie
  32. Maude
  33. Merle
  34. Minerva
  35. Minnie
  36. Muriel
  37. Myrtle
  38. Odessa
  39. Olga
  40. Opal
  41. Pauline
  42. Philomena
  43. Polly
  44. Rosalind
  45. Rosella
  46. Roxie
  47. Sibyl
  48. Theda
  49. Winifred
  50. Yolanda

Vintage boy’s names:

  1. Abe
  2. Alphonse
  3. Ambrose
  4. Archie
  5. Barney
  6. Benedict
  7. Booker
  8. Burl
  9. Cecil
  10. Chester
  11. Claude
  12. Clement
  13. Cleveland
  14. Cornelius
  15. Dale
  16. Dewey
  17. Dorsey
  18. Doyle
  19. Dudley
  20. Edmund
  21. Ferdinand
  22. Floyd
  23. Forest
  24. Garland
  25. Grover
  26. Hiram
  27. Homer
  28. Isadore
  29. Kermit
  30. Lemuel
  31. Lowell
  32. Lucius
  33. Luther
  34. Ned
  35. Noble
  36. Norris
  37. Ollie
  38. Perry
  39. Pete
  40. Roscoe
  41. Rufus
  42. Sol
  43. Stuart
  44. Thaddeus
  45. Ulysses
  46. Vito
  47. Waldo
  48. Wallace
  49. Ward
  50. Wiley

Would you use any of these adorable monikers?

We love them all, tbh.

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Designer Space: Vintage Modern Renovation

An outdated home gets a modern update with a nod to its original character.

CANADIAN HOME TRENDS WHAT INSPIRED THE OVERALL DESIGN FOR THIS RENOVATION?

FRANCESCA COSTA We wanted to keep the character of the home and play off of the solid wood oak doors throughout. We went with a vintage feel with black fixtures and white cabinets. Then, we added a punch of modern with the navy blue island and gold hardware.

CHT DID THIS RENOVATION OFFER ANY UNIQUE CHALLENGES?

FC The biggest challenge with this home was the layout. Sidesplits have interesting layouts. Most people either love them or hate them because there are so many closed off rooms. We decided on an open concept layout to maximize the space and make it feel more open. Doing this means removing some walls, putting up others and the challenge of figuring out which ones to do.

CHT IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE THE FINISHED SPACE IN A FEW WORDS, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

FC Modern, classy, elegant and bold.

CHT WHAT IS A COMMON MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE WHEN REMODELING A HOME FOR RESALE?

FC The most common mistake is that they don’t touch everything. If you are going to remodel, you have to make sure the look is cohesive. If you create a modern space but don’t remove the outdated popcorn ceiling because it’s time consuming, you end up with an unfinished look. The same goes for staircases and handrails which are another common thing that homeowners will leave because it’s too much work but the result is an outdated or unfinished feel!

CHT WHERE DID YOU SAVE AND WHERE DID YOU SPLURGE?

FC When choosing pieces for a renovation, we prefer to splurge on items that will make the house unique and fabulous, like the wine/coffee station in this house. To save, we focus on shopping around and we scope out deals like clearance sales, tax free events, etc. – Francesca Costa

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Pantone Color of the Year with a Vintage Twist

 For our second Living Coral Design Board (Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year), we went for a sophisticated look with a vintage feel. Pairing this bright color with earthy greens and yellows, wrought iron and wood finishes and plenty of texture creates a blend that is modern yet aged, elegant yet rustic, and soft yet bold.

A beautiful art piece adds sophistication to the room and also incorporates a variety of colors allowing for flexibility should you want to add or remove colors in the future. 

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