Ty McBride is the designer behind this line of cutting edge, contemporary footwear. Now based in the heart of Los Angeles, Ty grew up in rural Oregon, before coming of age in New York City. He moved to the west coast to launch his label in 2014. The name “Intentionally Blank” stems from his intention to make modern, interpretive styles that will become a seamless extension of an individual’s personal aesthetic. Ty also believes that every creation, a work of art or a functional shoe, should have its own point of view. Signature styles include a chunky slingback mule, a perfect slide and angular ankle boots.
Four Horsemen is not just a clothing store but a cultural hub for Victoria, British Columbia. Pretty much an institution at this point, they are particularly well-known for their diverse range of apparel and brands, including an eponymous in-house line. Always remaining true to their West Coast influences, their collections often reference vintage military styles constructed with carefully-sourced fabrics and high quality materials. Their FW16 collection utilized deadstock and vintage fabrics with an eye on sustainability. The boutique also played host to a number of art openings in past year, including local artist Billy Jackson, and with its success will continue displaying art on the regular. Looks like we can add Four Horsemen to our list of art gallery boutiques we love.
Kettle & Brine
Founder and creative director Tarica Navarro and co-founder Alex Navarro launched Kettle & Brine out of their desire to live more thoughtfully through the objects that we chose to surround ourselves with on a daily basis. They aim to foster a connection between people and the process of creating a wholesome meal through good products that withstand the test of time. Think chopping boards comprised of walnut or sycamore and handmade speckled stoneware nesting bowls. Send the dinner invites out now.