I was delighted to come home and see a nice package of visual literature from Annie over at 55DSL. Along side the Fall Winter 08/09 lookbook (were also stickers and the new issue of Vapors: The Sneaks Issue. Those who know me, know that sneakers and I have a ongoing relationship. This issue featured interviews from sneaker heads, America's most sought after kicks, sneaker bistro plugs and anything sole capturing. You get your copy at select locations or read it online here.

55DSL has been doing big things with the recent collaboration with Haze, the 10.55 project and the recent new recruit to the family now touring the world, Charlene the new Junior Lucky Bastard. Keep on the look for these fine thread manufacturers.


Moving on. A few months back, the Milan trade fair hosted the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and the SaloneSatellite. This year's fair defied the credit crunch with an optimistic mood and a record number of visitors. Sarah Balmond of Monacle Magazine reports on how emerging designers and established brands are responding to turbulent times.
Inspirational showroom, traditional refinements and exclusive interviews, see it here.