WE'VE MOVED!

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WE'VE MOVED!

While Colabination works to unite independent designers with globally conscious consumers, we have curated a lifestyle resource highlighting emerging creatives, businesses, and trends from around the world. We are happy to officially introduce The Urban Atlas, a blog dedicated to providing a global guide for a local lifestyle.

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BEHIND THE DESIGN:  Street Artists, Chicago

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: Street Artists, Chicago

As we’ve all probably noticed, street art is becoming more prominent in all major cities. As an art fanatic this makes me very happy; after all, without amazing street art us bloggers would have no beautiful murals to pose in front of. This is obviously not a new trend but it is becoming more appreciated. It’s also not being covered up by angry business owners; some business owners are actually paying for this

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: Original Crackage, Bowie

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: Original Crackage, Bowie

How do you describe something that’s cool? Most would say “dope,” “sick,” or “sweet”, In the DMV (DC, Maryland) they use “crack”. Crack, as described by Wes and other DC natives, is cool, good, and something you should want. This is where the name Original Crackage was born.

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: Ozapato, Mexico

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: Ozapato, Mexico

Born in the Valley of Mexico, Ozapato has grown into a company that values honest trade, product durability, and awesome shoes. Founded by Nancy Ramirez and Fabien Georjon in 2013, Ozapato is making major moves in 2016. We, at Colabination, talked with Jennifer Fry, a PR rep for the brand, about what’s in store for Ozapato in the year to come.

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Behind The Boutique: XoMandysue, California

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Behind The Boutique: XoMandysue, California

After discovering her personal style and discovering her love of helping other women put together outfits that make them feel beautiful, Lindsay decided to start an online website where in a few simple steps, you provide information about your style and she sends you packages each month with clothing hand-picked just for you. 

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: FINDLAY HATS, PORTLAND

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: FINDLAY HATS, PORTLAND

Not only the brains & founder, but Jimmy Hickey eats, sleeps, even shares his home with his prize possession FINDLAY HATS; An Epic Hat & Apparel company thriving on a unique snapback, while ranging from beanies to graphic tee’s. even with a upcoming women's line in the making, all of this isn't what sets the bar for Findlay. With over 600 styles, not only does this particular team have the Headgear steez on lock, but Findlay Hats takes the phrase Hold onto your hats literally.

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BEHIND THE BOUTIQUE: JAX & DEBB, CHICAGO

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BEHIND THE BOUTIQUE: JAX & DEBB, CHICAGO

I was ecstatic when I received an invite to an event at a new boutique called Jax and Debb.  With some research I learned that this boutique sells mens clothing and is located in Wicker Park. Naturally, I wanted to know more and I was lucky enough to get an interview with the owner, Jacki Debb, who kindly answered a few questions for me about her new boutique. 

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Behind The Design: Knotty Origami, D.C.

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Behind The Design: Knotty Origami, D.C.

As an Army veteran, Tricia Driscoll always knew she wanted to give back to her community. Whether it was through her military service, or in this case, as the founder of Knotty Origami- a handcrafted jewelry company that has merged Driscoll’s love of travel and community service into one. We talked with Tricia and find out more about her company that values giving back, culture, and service.

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