1— Where are you from?
I’m from Napoli, south Italy
2— How long have you been in NYC?
In NYC since February, trying to stay here for good.
3— Where’s your favorite place to travel?
Napoli and Thailand
4— What are you listening too now?
Placebo and Crystal Castles
5— What’s it like on set during a Totokaelo shoot?
Being on set for Totokaelo is a lot of fun!!! Love how OCD you all are about details while still being super easy going and nice :)
Antonino Russo in ‘A Fuoco’
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Nichole goes for fit first with her favorite sale selects – versatile pieces for everyday.
1. Zero and Maria Cornejo Koya Coat in Black
2. Ann Demeulemeester Tabia Blanc Jacket in Black
3. Ann Demeulemeester Fine Vitello Ankle Boot in Black
4. Maison Martin Margiela Gradient Heel in Green
5. Raquel Allegra Bra Top Slip in Black
6. Haider Ackermann Suede Asteria Trousers in Black
7. Acne Studios More Teddy Moto Jacket in Black
8. Rick Owens Lilies Draped Front Skirt in Black
9. Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto Shirt Dress in Black
10. Ann Demeulemeester Gloss Knit Tunic in Black
11. Acne Studios Bree Fluid Dress in Black
12. Rachel Comey Reeves Sneaker in Black Cheetah
13. Rachel Comey Mars Ankle Boot in Black Haircalf
14. Acne Studios Fox Compact Top in Dark Navy
15. R13 Chaps Jean in Grey
In celebration of Inventory Magazine Issue 11 Totokaelo hosted a party in our Men’s store on November 21st. Playing with monochromatic dressing, the Inventory team reimagined some of our favorite Fall collections from Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, and Haider Ackermann in this exclusive editorial.
Shop the selects from editorial below.
Full throttle — Meg pairs functional outerwear with stripped down basics for a powerful look.
1. Zero and Maria Manu Jumpsuit in Black
2. Sisii Athletic High Top Suede Sneaker in White
3. R13 Classic Moto Jacket in Black
4. Rick Owens D RK SH DW Exploder Jacket in Black
5. R13 Shredded Crew Sweater in Grey
6. Maison Martin Margiela Finger Cuffs in Silver
7. Rick Owens Lilies Hooded Long Sleeve Top in Black
8. Silver Lining Opticians Calcium Glasses in Dark Tortoise
9. Rick Owens Lilies Midlength Ruched Skirt in Black
10. Rick Owens Pull On Boot in Black
11. R13 Exclusive Trucker Cape in Black
12. Rick Owens Crater Knit Sweater in Black
We sat down with ceramist Ian McDonald after his curated show at Totokaelo to better understand the daily life and work of contemporary artists.
TK — Why ceramics? When did that love affair begin?
IM — I started working in ceramics when I was pretty young, around 18 or so, and I worked as an apprentice to potters where I grew up. I was drawn to ceramics then from a general urge to make things and mostly from the point of view of a functional potter. I was gifted a potters wheel around that same time, and put it in my moms garage where I basically made cylinders and simple forms that I cut up and assembled in the patio. I was less apt to finish work then as I really just liked the work of it all and the searching for form. I sometimes think not much has changed.
TK — What glaze are you loving now?
IM — I don’t know if I’m loving any one glaze now, but I have been working with multiple light layers of glaze recently in order to get more depth in the surface without relying on too much glaze or refiring in order to get a rich surface. I have also been thinking a lot about how the clay behind the glaze affects the surface and glaze, so I have been working with different clays for different pieces.
TK — What’s your favorite piece in the show?
IM — That’s also difficult to answer in particular because I see most of my work in combination with others. In order to be efficient, ceramics to me is a kind of numbers game, where you make many pieces at the same time and in turn get results in bunches. I have been working more with the discrete object recently, but even those are made from multiple parts and a basic vocabulary of shared units around the studio. I’m happy with the extruded pieces as this is something I have been working through for years now, but was never satisfied enough to show them.
TK — Can you tell me something new you learned during the process of preparing for this show?
IM — I learned some technical things this time mostly in terms of joining clay with a slip recipe I had never used. The extruded and stacked pieces have created some pretty serious cracking problems due to too much tension between glaze and clay. Although this sounds like serious shop talk, these technical strategies can in some way take you to places conceptually.
TK — What’s it like being Ian McDonald?
IM — That’s a crazy question! I’m busy with the basics. Whispering in my one year old daughters ear about clouds and her Mom. Cleaning leaves and pine needles around the house.
View the collection, now online exclusively at Totokaelo
Timeless and innovative — Nina’s selection highlights easy pieces from progressive designers that form her personal style.
1. Raquel Allegra Sleeveless Maxi Dress in Black
2. Rick Owens D RK SH D W Fishtail Parka in Black
3. Zero and Maria Cornejo Side Drape Tunic in Black
4. Ann Demeulemeester Lace Up Boot in Black
5. Zero and Maria Cornejo Long Elie Dress in Black
6. Maison Martin Margiela Open Toe Tabi in Metallic Black
7. Ann Demeulemeester Angel Leather Jacket in Black
8. R13 Slouch Skinny Jean in Black
9. Ann Demeulemeester Bebe Sweater in Sand
10. Maison Martin Margiela Stretch Leather Pant in Black
11. Acne Studios Elise Ankle Boot in Black
12. Rick Owens Cropped Easy Astaire Trouser in Black
Check out all of Nina’s selects on our Pinterest page
Ceramist Ian McDonald is presenting forty five new works this Saturday at Totokaelo. Ian will be available from noon to 7pm to answer questions and tell you his story.
Rachel’s Ginger Beer and Totokaelo have collaborated on another flavor. This one is boozy and and called the TK Mule. We’re launching in connection with Ian’s opening. Please join us from 5 to 8 pm and give it a whirl. It’s on us.
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Our Founder and CEO shares the Art—Object pieces that furnish her NY apartment.
1. Native Line Lightning Strikes Tapestry
2. Helen Levi Gilded Eye Planter
3. Helen Levi Rainbow Splatter Artist’s Planter
4. Fort Makers Circle Mobile 1
5. Rita Liefhebber Drape Sheet Set in White Indigo
6. Morgan Peck Sculpture 2
7. Hawkins New York Large Handmade Recycled Glassware
8. Helen Levi Tripod Hanging Planter in Blue
9. Rita Liefhebber Frame Napkin in White Indigo
10. Electric Love Sorceress Chime
11. Demetria Chappo Ceramics Sgraffito Spirit Eye Platter in Lapis
12. Demetria Chappo Ceramics City and Sea Cylinder Planter in Raw Turquoise
Check out all of Jill’s selects on our Pinterest page
Sexy, fun and confident — Maura selects her favorite pieces to build her wardrobe and reflect her personality.
1. Acne Studios Mape Shearling Jacket in Brown
2. Acne Studios Track Boot in Black
3. R13 Chaps in Grey
4. Raquel Allegra Couture Tee in Black
5. Zero + Maria Cornejo Manu Jumpsuit in Black
6. Rick Owens Lilies Sleeveless Mockneck Top in Pearl
7. Rick Owens Lilies Fitted Turtleneck Dress in Black
8. Maison Martin Margiela Lace Up Boot in Black
9. Junya Watanabe Faux Fur Coat in Black
Check out all of Maura’s selects on our Pinterest page
The Decade Parka is a 10-year commemoratory collaboration between two Canadian staple labels — wings + horns and Canada Goose.
Both practical and polished, this parka draws inspiration from classic military fishtail styling and features a tough waxed cotton shell, leather details, and a coyote fur hood to protect you from the elements this fall.
Available October 10th in store in Black or Olive.
Follow this link to view the collection.
A COMME des GARÇONS Pop-Up Shop in conjunction with our new ‘Buy More Art’ editorial is up now in our Seattle boutique.
View the editorial — Buy More Art
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For Fall, Josie selects some of her go-tos — soft white tees, lived-in denim, and comfortable yet refined ankle boots.
1. R13 Black Oversized Trucker Jacket
2. Acne Studios Flesh Leia Top
3. Acne Studios Off White Visage Tee
4. R13 Dark Vintage Crossover Jean
5. Acne Studios Black Short Pistol Boot
6. Raquel Allegra Optic White Solid Muscle Tee
7. Raquel Allegra Dirty White Short Sleeve Pocket Tee
8. Acne Studios Camel Misty Sweater
9. AANDD Black Sea Sack
Check out all of Josie’s selects on our Pinterest page
For Fall, Liana selects pieces for men she is most drawn to — clothing that speaks not to conventionality, but instead to strong designer narrative and thoughtful craftsmanship.
1. Yohji Yamamoto Black Suspender Trouser
2. Rick Owens Black Hooded Cardigan
3. Dries Van Noten Black Hemple Sweatshirt
4. Acne Studios Dark Grey Adrian Hi Suede Sneaker
5. Rick Owens Black Cropped Easy Astaires
6. Haider Ackermann Ivory Sforza T-Shirt
7. Ann Demeulemeester Black Truth Button Up
8. Comme des Garcons SHIRT White Cotton Poplin Shirt
9. Comme des Garcons SHIRT Colorblock Baseball T-Shirt
Check out Liana’s selects and inspirations on our Pinterest page
For Fall, sales associate Christine shares a selection of beautiful, easy pieces from designer favorites Maison Martin Margiela and Dries Van Noten that reflect her own effortless style.
For Raul’s Fall picks, he selects pieces in line with his own personal style uniform — cropped pants, clean sneakers, and the perfect white t-shirt.
Totokaelo has collaborated with COMPLEX Magazine on an exclusive editorial highlighting pieces from the A.P.C. KANYE collaborative collection, now available at Totokaelo.
“With each item so rooted in military inspiration, the shoot takes an unexpected path that uses the universally symbolic white flag as a motif to balance the collection’s narrative. The images allow for the details and quality craftsmanship of each item to come through in a series of monochromatic looks.” — COMPLEX
Email email@example.com or call us at +1 206 623 3582 to purchase A.P.C. KANYE.
SHOP A.P.C. online — man.totokaelo.com/apc
We are excited to present Kanye West’s final collaboration with A.P.C. — a capsule collection inspired by A.P.C. creative director Jean Touitou’s personal military archives in Paris.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +1 206 623 3582 for more information.
SHOP A.P.C. online — man.totokaelo.com/apc
LAUNCHING SATURDAY JULY 11TH
Totokaelo x Rachel’s Ginger Beer = an exclusive flavor only available in store at Totokaelo.
Thanks Camp Doug for the bottle design!
Totokaelo celebrates independence by recognizing a few of our favorite independent thinkers. We’ve paired them with fashion that mirrors their influence.
YAYOI KUSAMA — the artistic polymath
The multimedia artist widely known as the “Queen of Polka Dots” never left home without them.
DAVID BOWIE — the chameleon rocker
Whether we’re talking about Hunky Dory, Ziggy, or dapper Bowie, these pieces all fall in line with the artist’s many fashion phases.
PINA BAUSCH — the theatrical dancer
As a pioneer of modern experimental dance, Bausch’s style was consistent —drapey blacks, whites and Yohji Yamamoto.
Images taken from a press release of Kusama’s 1964 “Driving Image” exhibition, a still from an appearance by Bowie on The Cher Show in 1975, and a photograph capturing a moment from Bausch’s performance of “Café Muller”.
With Father’s Day around the corner, we turn to fathers of innovation within the creative industries for gift inspiration.
The “Fathers of” Father’s Day List
1. The Sottsass-esque Iacoli and McAllister Hex Bottle Opener.
2. A Maison Martin Margiela cardigan or button down that abides to Dieter Rams principles of good design.
3. A modern, classic, long lasting Rick Owens piece.
4. A.P.C. jeans reminiscent of Richard Serra’s raw, minimal style.
5. A ceramic piece by the father of Neo-Brutalism in his own right, Stan Bitters.
6. The perfectly minimal Iacoli and McAllister Hex Weight that father of minimalist architecture John Pawson might enjoy.
7. A timeless Yohji Yamamoto button down.
8. These mesh low-tops from Common Projects that are perfect for landing Hawk’s fabled 900 in.
9. A crisp white shirt from Acne that would befit the father of electronic music, Giorgio Moroder.
10. Training for a ballet can be allegro work and this wings + horns Sakiori tank would of been perfect for Michel Fokine.
New arrivals for summer from Humanoid are now available at Totokaelo.