Tomorrow night we will be hosting Red Earth Trading Co at the HELM Store during the monthly East Sixth IBIZ District's Fourth Friday event from 5-9pm. (they will also be popped up in our store all day Saturday 12-6pm)
Red Earth works with African artisans and pays them a fair wage for beautiful, classic handcrafted jewelry made of brass and aluminum. The pieces nod both to history and modern design and would make a welcome addition to the wrist, neck or fingers of any stylish boy or girl.
Read more on their blog of the production process with Raymond, a Ugandan artist responsible for much of their production and we will see you at the HELM Store Friday night Oct 24 // 5-9pm // 900 East Sixth Street Austin
Who are you?
What’s your favorite pair of shoes?
The constant shoe I always keep buying year after year are the Classic Core Vans. I usually get the blue but have sometimes swayed into white, grey and sometimes all-black depending on the mood and season.
It's hard to say no to them - especially when they get all soft and worn-in. They are inexpensive, go with everything, can dress up or down and will perhaps forever remain a staple and a classic. Over the years I've learned ways to customize them to make them personal. I always put in brown leather laces and upgraded insoles. A friend of mine will also put his on his roof when they're brand new and let the sun fade em out a little - a nice trick for those inclined to natural distressing.
Where did you get them?
Would you share something that’s happened to you while wearing those shoes?
I always get a fresh pair before a tour. So each pair represents a specific time. Many of them have trod far away from home as well as rolled around atop many a skateboard session.
What sign are you?
At the HELM Office and the HELM Store we listen to A LOT of music. All day. Every day. So music influences our work and our processes and our designs. And there are A LOT of music festivals in Austin, but the FUN FUN FUN FEST stands alone in it's originality and kinds of awesome bands and other acts it brings in. Therefor, some of the HELM Staff has picked their MUST SEE acts for this year. Read on, listen to the links and then share your top 4 Must See bands with us!
Honestly, best album of 2014 - I keep coming back to it and I'd love to see her live.
I'm so happy this band is back; MSTRKFT was great, but DFA1979 is the original goodness.
Such a good band, such a great sound, such a good performance.
This album came out of nowhere for me and I think it's one of the most creative ones of the year - I can't define it sonically and I want to see him live.
"Fantastic Planet" was in my CD player for years. Literally.
I used to play them at my old shoe store in SF – so good.
Pure nostalgia factor. “Are you stuck in the middle!!?!?”
Looking forward to seeing them live and seeing if his vocal makes it the whole show. Impressive.
Reunited, and it will feel so good.
One word. "Cars."
I've never had my hair blown back in such a subtle way.
Our Studio Manager, Ethan, introduced me to SOHN earlier this year, and I'm pretty sure I'll forever be indebted to him.
The most unique and talented songwriters I have discovered
For years I listened on repeat to their smash hit "Float On"
I'll die a blood born hip-hop lover
What wedding in America has one of his songs NOT been in