AT THE LUSS HOUSE




the new Bare Loafer in black coming this Fall ;)





last weekend, we were able to tour the former home of architect and designer Gerald Luss in Ossining, NY and the current exhibition of works by contemporary artists and designers showing there now. shout out to our friends tantuvi and hello human for the invite. 🌿

FALL WINTER FACTORY SNEAK PEEK


prepping for the glue: roughing up the bottom of the upper 


the upper design of our new Bare Loafer


waiting for the glue to dry on the uppers and the outsoles


preparing to attach our custom heel




insole that's underneath the padded footbed


machine lasting a boot upper


a few of our new fall/winter styles going through samplemaking stages at the factory in italy. stay tuned -- these will be on preorder soon!

WEEKEND LISTENING



we've added two podcasts to our regular rotation, both of them focusing on Asian-Americans and their stories and both we highly recommend: Self Evident and Rock the Boat. they are thoughtful, thought-provoking and extremely needed in helping to bring unity, understanding, and voices to the forefront. the podcasts are both hosted by Asian-American women whom i've had contact with in the past. i inadvertently came upon the podcasts without realizing who they were by (i had the pleasure of meeting the host of Rock the Boat, Lucia Liu, a few years ago through a friend, and Self Evident's host, Cathy Erway, recommended a hypnotist to me!). we especially enjoyed the Rock the Boat episode with the Fung Bros and Self Evident's episode on hate going viral. subscribe and support!

HOPP TIP: YOGA FOR THE FEET


alleviate tension in your feet with this yoga for the feet video #foothealth

WEEKEND READING: CASTE


reading this for a two-person book club i've been in since the start of the pandemic. we zoom weekly and talk about each book section or chapter to keep us accountable and on track. can't wait to dig into this one after listening to the author, Isabel Wilkerson on the NYT Opinion podcast Sway (the 14:40' -- wow).


MEANT FOR EACH OTHER










simplicity at its finest with Irving Penn and Clinique. a meant to be collaboration. 

also the men's line, very underrated good. chic as hell.

SILLY & STUPID IS WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW

 

we really couldn't have kept sane during this time without some silliness and hilarity. many thanks to our fave podcast these days, bad friends