Lovelace’s Women and The Grueling Tests

Lovelace’s Women and The Grueling Tests

In 1960, Dr. Randy Lovelace invited Jerrie Cobb into his private clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He recruited her as the first participant in his secret and privately funded woman in the Space program. The program aims to examine which gender was more qualified and ideal to fly into space. To pro…
Melbourne's saltiest schwag has a new home

Melbourne's saltiest schwag has a new home

Our friends at 'Pickings and Parry' have re-opened their doors to a beautiful new space, just a skip down from their original location in Melbourne's Fitzroy. I'm at the edge of my seat to tell you that they have unveiled their mint sister store, 'Heffernan and Haire' to sit side-by-side with the..…
Space Dirty Laundry

Space Dirty Laundry

Have you ever wondered how astronauts do their laundry up in space? Is there a cosmic laundromat that vacuum and wash it? In this post, we explore how much clothes the astronauts need and how they took care of their dirty laundry. Like us here on earth, astronauts work, exercise, and go to sleep....
The Paddy Shirt

The Paddy Shirt

The earliest written record of Chinese buttons date back to Zhou Dynasty (1100 BC – 256 BC). It consists of a round button and loop, usually made with cotton cords using a Chinese Macrame technique. Through time, these buttons have made a distinct contribution to Chinese and Asian culture. It's comm…
Foraging in the Laotian Jungle

Foraging in the Laotian Jungle

The rich biodiversity in Laos’ mountainous jungle never cease to amaze me. From edible insects to wild greens, the forest is where Laotians source food to sustain their livelihood. Today let's hike with our fingers, through the lush terrain of Laos to forage for wild edibles and take a peek at how l…
Women's Pocket

Women's Pocket

Pocket has been around since the 17th century, though it was first adopted by men for safekeeping, it became a prominent part of women's clothing through time and world events. We look at how pockets found its way to women’s everyday wears into the flight suit of women. Before the invention of p...
Can we learn something from our deep-sea friends?

Can we learn something from our deep-sea friends?

There is so much we don’t know about the ocean, about 95% of it to give you an idea. For all we know aliens could be living below the surface. Some scientists are even suggesting that the best place to learn about extraterrestrial life is in our oceans. Personally, I couldn’t agree more as one of th…
The Counterculture Power of Paisley

The Counterculture Power of Paisley

In connection to LSD and the hippie movement of the 60s, the Paisley print tells us a story about finding meaning in life. The print’s blossoming swirls captured the third-eye of a counter-culture that was based on connecting oneself with the universe. In the early 60s, paisley became a sort of ‘a..…
For the love of Camo

For the love of Camo

A little love letter to the artisans who breathe life into my simple doodles. I often gasp at how their skills make beauty beyond my peanut brain can imagine. This W'menswear suit is the embodiment of everything I stand for. It’s made in traditional Kimono fabric, but camo in true W’menswear form...…
Good 'Ol Whats-Her-Face

Good 'Ol Whats-Her-Face

As our community have struggled with the effects of the global pandemic, I have seen great impact on the artisans and family-owned garment suppliers. I value our relationship dearly. They breathe life into my ideas with wisdom and skills passed-down over generations, and I have the utmost respect.…
Bamboo: A Poor Man’s Timber

Bamboo: A Poor Man’s Timber

If I had to choose just one plant to survive on an island, it would have to be bamboo. Yes, bamboo. Aside from being one of the oldest building materials, these leafy green poles have a Universe of uses far beyond chopsticks in Asian takeout. Today I’d like to take you up to the mountainous bamboo f…