Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ticking Apron from Winter Session

Our friends over at Winter Session recently launched a series of sewn products all designed and hand made in Chicago.  We love the work they make, and their impeccable attention to every stitching detail is outstanding.

We were especially fond of their Ticking Apron, a work apron that is durable, functional, and of course timelessly good looking.  Each apron is custom made to suit your needs, whether you're a leftie or rightie, or prefer to access your pencils and tools in one or multiple pockets.  The neck strap is adjustable so you can really fit your apron as you like it.  The apron was perfect this weekend as we worked on the finishing details of the SR Bookcase, which will be featured in the upcoming Fall show "Autumn Suite" over at Specific Merchandise.

You can find out more about the Ticking Apron and their other products on their website.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Sneak Peek of our Fall Release

Here's a sneak peak at what we've been up to over at Scout Regalia headquarters as we gear up to release our first piece of indoor furniture this fall- The SR Bookcase.  We're still fine tuning the details of the piece, and most recently had a fun but challenging decision to make about the type of pulls we'll be using for the lower cabinets of the bookcase.

Cabinet pulls seem to ignite many heated debates amongst designers.  Most modern cabinet designs have some sort of sleek and minimal stainless steel pull that seems to favor thin lines over usability.  Sometimes, the pull completely disappears with a concealed magnetic push latch.

We've made a conscious decision to embrace the function and aesthetics of wood knobs for the cabinets of our bookcase.  There's something both timeless and simple about using a wood knob that seems fitting for the aesthetic and ethos of the bookcase in particular and our office as a whole.  A lot of people ask us what "Scout Regalia" means.  The short answer is that it can be translated as "humble ornament"- an homage to finding the splendor in something austere and simple.  We think the knobs are a good representation of that.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

SR Cutsheet Project 01: Planting Table

We are excited to announce the first of the SR Cutsheet Projects, a series of free instruction sheets created to help people build simple projects for their home.

The first of these projects is the SR Planting Table, which you may have seen in our blog post a few weeks ago about our growing collection of bonsai.  This outdoor plant stand is easy to build, requiring just a few tools and some inexpensive materials.  This table is great for all sorts of potted plants and we've found it to be invaluable in our garden.

We hope that the SR Cutsheet Project will help connect people to the design process and how things are made.  The Cutsheet Project is a way to bring well designed, functional objects to the home in an inexpensive way that allows you to build things for yourself.

You can download the cutsheet for the Planting Table for free on our website, or click on the link below. More projects will be added in the future, so stay tuned.

SR Planting Table