One small sized boutique hotel, lots of big sized supply drops, two tiny sized homes, lots of normal sized jeans, 20 good sized posters, and one regular sized shoe. This is the Saturday Six Volume XXII.
Stay: Heywood Hotel
Coming to Austin? Already in Austin and need a night or two get away? Located in East Austin, the “modern boutique” Heywood Hotel embodies the elements that make Austin: ease, creativity, art and taste. Cool local restaurants and shops are just a walk away, as is downtown, Rainey Street, and Town Lake. Each of the Heywood's 7 rooms offers a simple, well designed, clean and custom experience. Coffee and tea service, free wifi, free bicycles, free parking and more - the Heywood is a super solid go-to. And lastly, to quote the NY Times: "A stay at this comfortable, stylish hotel feels like a visit to a good friend's house -- a friend with good taste, that is."
Give: Operation Supply Drop
No matter what you believe about politics or war, the armed forces deserve our utmost respect and gratitude. We believe that Operation Supply Drop is a way to show our support. They defined themselves as “Grass Roots Impact for this Generation of Veterans.” As citizens, we owe it to our nation’s service members, veterans and their families to cultivate a strong community for a lifetime of relevant and relatable support, and this group makes that happen. Join us and help support them as they work so hard to build and reinforce the veteran support ecosystem from Deployment through Transition and Community Integration, with distinct significant impact each step of the way. O.S.D. is legit, and we take pride in supporting them and what they do and stand for. Here’s more about how you can get involved.
Wear: Raleigh Denim Workshop
Classic with a bit of grit, Raleigh Denim makes it happen with their own hands in their own facilities in Raleigh, North Carolina. Husband and wife duo Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko started over 8 years ago with the intent of making the ideal pair of jeans. As they grew and orders started rolling in, they realized that the two of them personally making all the pairs was not going to be enough. They brought on help from friends and family, then staff and more staff, and today they’re making strides they never saw coming. Their design and quality standards are extremely high as they train their jeansmiths to make perfect pairs from start to finish on restored textile machines. They now create jeans, pants, tops, outerwear, dresses and accessories for more and more customers everyday.
Attend: So. Much. Ink.
If you’re in the design and poster world, then you probably know who Geoff Peveto is. If you don’t, then he’s definitely worth your time. He’s a super sweet and positive dude, and he’s creative as all get out. In 2001, Geoff founded Factor27, a collaborative design studio featured in publications by Taschen, Print, Communication Arts, Swag, and The Art Of Modern Rock. In 2002, he worked with Frank Kozik to found the American Poster Institute and organize the inaugural Flatstock Poster Conference, which he ran for 12 years. He is also the Director of AIGA Austin Design Ranch and resides on the Board of Directors of Project Loop, a non profit to benefit youth through lessons in creativity, exercise, and hard work in a real world experience outside the classroom. Quite impressive! Not to mention, we’re hosting a show at the HELM store of his favorite posters over the last 20 years - it’s gonna be awesome!
So the tiny house trend is a little overwhelming these days, but we thought Minim Homes and Kasita were so cool that we had to share. The modern architecture, the windows, the customizability (yes, that’s a real word), the on-or-off the grid capabilities, and the proposed ease of the processes make these two prime choices in our book. Give ‘em both a tour, and just think about what you’d do with yours. Or heck, if you’ve got the dough then maybe make one yours! (If you do, you have to invite us over.)
Get: The Ellis Shoe
It’s not often that we drop one of our new styles into the S6, but this one is so good we just gotta do it. It’s called the Ellis, and it’s a shoe (not a boot 😉), and it’s so versatile you can wear it with pretty much anything. Seriously. We did a shoot where one of the models wore shorts and man-oh-man did it look good! It takes aspects of our Railroad boot and the Wells (a past style) and ties them into a shoe with it’s own details and a brand new full Vibram sole we’ve used for the first time - and trust us, it’s gonna last a loooooong time. Namesake: as most all of our styles are named after friends and family members our founder and designer has a super cute little crazy squeezable nephew named Ellis, and he’s already turning into a super strong dude, so we find it only fitting that this is a super strong shoe.