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Cine / Harputs

Here at Revolver, everything is a family affair. We are so blessed to say that a lot of our favorite music, food and fashion is an extended part of our friends and the Revolver family here in the Bay Area.

Some of the best streamlined, versatile style comes from the Harputs, who in many ways is a huge part of us. Their sculptural looks and modern style is a perfect window into our growing community, the growing family of Bay Area creatives.

We are so proud to be able to showcase Bay Area talent like them and this connectedness that links us all together in a close knit group of friendship, creativity and love.

Here, Harputs puts together the talents of the people we love so much. Our friend MJ Bernier shot this ultra-sexy video, outfitted all in Harputs, featuring the unreleased track by our homie, techno producer Ghosts on Tape. Check it out!

Shop Harputs here.

Study / Roettinger

Los Angeles–based artist and two-time Grammy-nominated graphic designer Brian Roettinger is celebrated for the graphic design and art direction he has created for artists, architects and musicians such as No Age, Liars, Beach House and Jay-Z. 

The majority of his work is in the form of printed media (books and ephemera) for cultural institutions, artists, and architects. He has gained notoriety for his music packaging and album covers, most notably with bands: No Age, Liars, and Beach House. He recently art directed Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail album and campaign, and the Childish Gambino album, because the internet. He currently acts as the creative director for LA based fashion magazine JUNK whos diverse content bridges the divide between fashion, art, music, design and concept. Roettinger was chosen as Rolling Stone’s Album Designer of the Year (2009) and was nominated for a Album Packaging Grammy for No Age,Nouns(2010).  As an artist, Roettinger has managed to find a unique take on the mediums of art and design that blend high-concept thinking with a strong D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) ethos. He recently contributed a series of paintings to be used by Hedi Slimane directed fashion brand Saint Laurent as textiles, T-Shirts and graphic branding. Bringing a sense of sophistication to an underground aesthetic in a distinctly honest application is testament to Roettinger's creative character as a whole and something to be fiercely applauded. His work has been exhibited at Colette in Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic, and at the now defunct Hope Gallery in Los Angeles.

Issue 25 of The Thing Quarterly is a massive catalogue raisonné that collects, documents and indexes the majority of Roettinger’s design work produced to date. You can buy a copy HERE.

 
View / Breakfast of Champions

The Peanuts gang at Voyager and Revolver think that breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. Naturally, we were blown away at this awesome photo essay from the New York Times on what kids are eating all over the world.

 

These early morning cuties got us all thinking about our own favorite breakfast to chow down to before we hit the shops.

 Robert loves an egg tart and coffee when he's in a hurry. When he has time, he always has something savory and salty, like a taco loaded up with extra toppings and a grilled pepper.

Our resident European Marta has a simple breakfast that reminds her of home. A huge glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and two slices of french bread with extra virgin olive oil from Spain. Sometimes adding smashed seasonable tomatoes (only if they are fresh and delicious) on top of the olive oil. She also loves chocolate so a cold mug of chocolate milk.

Gabby likes to keep it super healthy at home with an over easy egg on toast and a banana, strawberry, and kale smoothie that she makes herself. 

Jacq, like Marta, can't get enought of toast. For her, she likes coffee with a soft-boiled egg and ham on a really good slice of whole wheat bread. She says to make it next level, she adds avacado!

Akari, who is originally from Japan, has a love of onigiri and miso soup. Especially when you take a little extra time to make it kawaii.

As someone notoriously known for dancing while eating, Holly loves going to Eddie's in the Lower Haight for her usual two eggs, hash, bacon, biscuits and bottomless coffee. She dances to all the soulful, cheesy jams they play on rotation there.

Our sitcom writer Kayla, like Jerry Seinfield, loves her some cereal.

For our men's buyer Jonathan, nothing beats an all-American custard donut paired with a really well brewed cup of joe.

What is your ideal breakfast of champions before the daily grind?

Pop-Up / Blackbird

We are excited to announce that this month's Voyager pop-up is with our friends at Blackbird Apothecary. Just in time for Valentine's Day. 

We caught up with creative director Nicole Miller about the latest news from Blackbird

What are some things that you are looking forward to in San Francisco? Any favorite places that you two are dying to revisit here in the city?

My sister Heather lives here and is the perfect host. Everytime we visit we eat like piglets and try to explore the dark and forgotten corners of the city. Plus, we have many friends and former Blackbird store customers that we're guaranteed to see a familiar face no matter where we go. 

You also recently did a collaboration scent with Zola Jesus. How did that come about and what was it like coming up with a scent with her?

Nika contacted us to create a fragrance that encapsulates her latest album Taiga, which was written on an island here in the Pacific Northwest. She was already a big fan of Blackbird and loved our perfumes. The collaboration was a natural pairing of like minds and spirits and honestly, really fun. Both the perfume and incense ended up full of smoky, incense and exotic woods and have been received so well that we are 100% sold out (as we speak).

What kind of new things are you bringing to the pop-up? Anything you are experimenting on that you were thinking of testing on San Francisco? Feel free to use us like lab rats!

Along with the Zola Jesus perfume and incense we'll have our new robes and slippers available after the opening. They are still in production and we're crossing our fingers for Valentines week. We'll may also have a new scent for you guys to try. We're terrible at planning ahead and great at surprises.

The pop-up is just in time for Valentine's Day. What are your favorite gifts to give from the line that you think are particularly romantic or sexy?

Scent is extremely personal and one of the most sensual gifts you can give. It's most romantic when someone puts extra thought and care into selecting the scent that represents what they are most attracted to about their lover. Our scents cover a fantastic range of personas that you can always find your person in the collection.

Thank you Nicole. The Blackbird pop-up opening party is on the 6th of February from 6-10pm @Voyager Shop

 

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