You made it through one more arduous weekend. It dragged on and on and all you could do was count down the hours, minutes and seconds until Monday, we get it. While most of humanity dreads the beginning of the working week, we’ve spent the last two years eroding the misconceptions about Monday. Every week, we take one more step towards reshaping the minds of our loyal readers, positioning Monday as a day to look forward to, not only because it’s a new beginning and a blank canvas but because every Monday we highlight the top 5 items to drop this week, the latest and greatest, if you will. This week sees an eclectic mixture of clothing by YMC, art by Desplans, footwear from Yogi, fine watches by Junghans and furniture with Menu’s name written all over it.
This 100% cotton shirt by YMC makes up part of the label’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, one that has wowed us even by YMC standards. Versatile enough to be worn as an overshirt or against the skin, the Blue Doc Savage Shirt features two exaggerated contrast cotton herringbone chest pockets, corozo buttons and a garment wash for maximum softness: all signs of YMC’s signature attention to detail.
Desplans celebrates great design of all kinds, much like us. The studio’s collection of prints feature the sketches and mock ups of iconic pieces of design. In the case of the Jarfalla print, it’s the gates of Järfälla Park which comment on the use of electronics while in the natural space. The gates, made up of concrete and bulbs, light up brighter and brighter as more devices are used in the park before blacking out when an excess of devices are connected to the park wifi. Immortalise this design with a Desplans print on your wall.
Yogi Footwear is a British subcultural icon thanks to its range of shoes inspired by the Earth and Roots shoes of the 1970s. This mid-rise Chukka boot boasts a premium suede upper with wide-toe fit and tonal leather laces. The natural black crepe outsole promises comfort and durability in tandem with the vegetable-tanned footbed.
Junghans’ designer fine watches have been in the process of perfection since 1861 because it takes time to make timepieces. This Bauhaus-inspired watch combines classic watchmaking values with modern design. The three-dimensional dial leads the way for the ergonomic, contemporary approach while the self-winding movement calibre J800.2 is complete with a 38-hour power reserve. In our opinion, the beauty of a fine watch lies in its subtle premium details and we can’t take our eyes off the matte silver-plated face of Form A.
As elegant as it is comfortable, Menu’s Afteroom Lounge Chair blends two furniture icons: the Thonet Bentwood Armchair by Michael Thonet and the Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen. Crafted from aniline leather, the seat and backrest of Afteroom will age over time and gain character. The lightweight piece can be moved around the home easily and, even better, it’ll look great in any space.
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