The mock-up used to create Kevin Butler's final illustration.
A classic car lover and avid art collector, Matt Leblan (the creative mind behind Sundry) commissioned two of his favorite LA-based artists to create some auto-oriented artwork for his collection. We found the final pieces so delightful, we thought you might enjoy them too.
As a beach brand, we usually find our attention geared toward warm-weather phenomena (beach days, palm trees, and the like). But, when we came upon photographer Richard Johnson’s ice huts series, we felt instantly inspired. The huts are bright and eclectic – each a unique representation of its owner.
Over the course of eight years, Johnson has created an extensive archive of these tiny huts stationed across Canada. Mainly constructed from sheet metal and plywood, the huts are meant to provide only the bare necessities for ice fishermen. Still, with form directly meeting function, their no-frills aesthetic is a true visual treat. Enjoy:
Still frame from Jules et Jim, 1962
It’s no secret that we love stripes. The versatile, timeless print has been a staple of Sundry collections since the beginning. They’re graphically bold, yet the epitome of simplicity. When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a classic striped tee. It’s any wardrobe’s best friend.
We thought it’d be nice to profess our stripe-obsession here on the blog by honoring some of our favorite striped moments. Happy swooning:
Indoek, a surf-centric site and blog, recently featured our Creative Director Matthieu Leblan's Venice Beach home as part of their Surf Shacks series. Mark Wiesmayr from Indoek (who also happens to be a close friend of Matt's) also sat down with Matt to learn more about his French heritage, life in LA, and the DNA of the Sundry brand. We loved the story so much that we thought we should share it here with you as well:
Early memories (and your accent)?
I grew up in Aix-en-Provence and I spent my childhood summers along the Mediterranean Sea in the South, and in Western France surfing and sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. Spending all this time around the beauty of nature taught me to appreciate sun, sand, and sea and I think eventually inspired me to do what I do now. I draw a lot of inspiration from my family heritage. My grandmother had impeccable style and my mother made all her own clothes. I love to look through vintage family photos for inspiration.
@beehivemb packs a suitcase full of Sundry.
It's time for another installment of our Insta-Roundup (a collection of our favorite tagged Instagram posts), and we're so happy to share this Spring '16-filled assortment with you. We hope you enjoy these delightful shots as much as we do!
Sidewalk Surfer, Huntington Beach, 1976 by Hugh Holland
For the first in our “Things We Love” series, we’re thrilled to feature Wax Posters. Our dear friend Camilla Trigano founded the online store to celebrate “heroes, legends, misfits, misanthropes, outsiders and outcasts.”