Stylish Conversation Pieces – Simon Miller x Stephen Kenn

first_img The Best Sunglasses for Men this Season You know that favorite pair of jeans in your closet? The ones that look so stylish, yet feel ultra comfortable? Well, imagine pairing that wardrobe stable with your furniture. That’s exactly what happened when furniture designer Stephen Kenn recently teamed up with the Simon Miller Design Studio.“The idea was to build the furniture with a similar mindset as the clothing,” says Daniel Corrigan, partner and co-creative director. “Focusing on the texture and material and how that will age over time.”The new Inheritance collection includes an array of pillows, table, chairs and sofa—all with a simple, streamlined design and very comfortable and livable for your home—but there’s more here than meets the eye. Each piece reflects a piece of history, as the material used to create the upholstery is repurposed military fabric.Kenn found his inspiration while digging through a military surplus store. The bins full of tents, parachutes, bags and clothing once used in WWII gave him a focal point for not only giving these items new life, but in creating furniture that reflects appreciation for our hard-fought freedom.Even better, they’ve found a way to produce everything locally in Los Angeles. Kenn ties his furniture together with webbed WWII mule belts, replicas he hires a local webbing company to produce. The fabric is tediously hand-dyed by Noon Studio to create the comfort of a well-worn pair of jeans.The sofa is priced at $6,000. A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Editors’ Recommendations How to Properly Polish Your Own Shoes It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt last_img read more

Elections chief to write to political parties

He said that over the next week the Department will communicate with the political parties which will contest the polls and also confirm the symbols to be used. He also said that elections laws will be implemented strictly to ensure a free and fair election.The Elections Commissioner said that political parties and candidates contesting the polls will be asked not to use the National flag or religious flags when campaigning.He also said that the campaign office of one political party contesting the election cannot be used to promote another political party also contesting the election. The Elections Commissioner said that there are 64 registered political parties in Sri Lanka.However he says there are issues over the secretaries of 4 political parties which need to be rectified soon if those parties are to contest the August election. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says he will be writing to all the registered political parties seeking clarity on who will be contesting the August 17 Parliament elections.Deshapriya told reporters today that the Department of Elections has been given the minimum number of days to prepare for the Parliament elections. He said that strict regulations will also be in place for state media on election coverage while private media will be requested to also fall in line with those regulations. (Colombo Gazette) The use of loud speakers will also be limited to only within the venue of the election related meeting or rally during the campaign period. But he said the Department will prepare for the election within the time it has in hand and ensure everything is in place by election day. read more