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PRESS — NYMAG "FIRST LOOK"

August 28, 2015

Totokaelo New York opens at 54 Crosby St on Saturday, September 12. We gave NY Mag a preview of what lies ahead.


See something you like? Hover over our store rendering to shop the story.


1. Outdoor space: 400 square feet with chairs, couches, and free Wi-Fi.
2. Library: Phaidon-sponsored community library.
3. White clothes: Rachel Comey dresses ($598).
4. VIP fitting room: By-appointment private shopping for top clients will include beer, Champagne, and lunch.
5. Colorful clothes: Blue Dries Van Noten boots ($785).
6. Jewelry: Nikos Koulis geometric cutout earrings ($4,860).
7. Women’s shoes
8. Dark clothes: Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto jumper dresses ($1,172).
9. Statement designers: Acne Studios robe coats ($1,550).
10. Home objects: Julie Thevenot wall hanging ($836).
11. Shoppable stockroom: Upon request, shop clerks take clients into the stockroom for exclusive products.
12. Smoking section: Six-foot-wide outdoor courtyard with benches and a mural by Margot Bird.
13. Men’s clothes: Yohji Yamamoto sweaters ($877).
14. Men’s shoes: Rick Owens Creeper ankle boots ($1,792).


CONTINUE READING AT NYMAG.COM

  • PRESS — TOTOKAELO READIES AT CROSBY ST, SAYS WWD

PRESS — TOTOKAELO READIES AT CROSBY ST, SAYS WWD

August 28, 2015

Learn more about Totokaelo’s plans for New York


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More than a Pretty Face — interview with Antonino Russo

May 08, 2015

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’
SHOP THE EDITORIAL

MAISON MARGIELA AT THE RARE BOOK ROOM

March 13, 2015

SHOP THE EDITORIAL

BLACK CRANE - COLOR BLOCK

March 06, 2015

SHOP THE EDITORIAL

ACNE – CLOTHES THAT MOVE YOU

February 26, 2015

SHOP THE EDITORIAL

HER SHADOW IS WHITE

February 10, 2015

SHOP THE EDITORIAL

Totokaelo X Inventory Magazine

December 12, 2014

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.

IN CONVERSATION WITH — IAN MCDONALD

November 13, 2014

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

  • Pop-up event — Ian McDonald
  • Pop-up event — Ian McDonald
  • Pop-up event — Ian McDonald

Pop-up event — Ian McDonald

October 27, 2014

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.


Shop Art—Object here

  • Phillip Low
  • Phillip Low
  • Phillip Low

Phillip Low

October 24, 2014

Beautiful from all angles — we just can’t stop staring at these new Phillip Low prism sculptures.


See all exclusive pieces on our Phillip Low page.

  • Canada Goose X wings + horns

Canada Goose X wings + horns

October 10, 2014

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.

BUY MORE ART — POP-UP SHOP

October 01, 2014

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

Come visit us in store to check it out.

Totokaelo
1523 10th Avenue
Seattle Washington 98122
United States

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Monday to Thursday — 11am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday — 11am to 8pm
Sunday — 11am to 6pm

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August 22, 2014

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Team Selects — Liana, Sales Associate

August 20, 2014

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

A.P.C. KANYE EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL WITH COMPLEX MAGAZINE

July 17, 2014

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 hello@totokaelo.com or call us at +1 206 623 3582 to purchase A.P.C. KANYE.


SHOP A.P.C. online — man.totokaelo.com/apc

A.P.C. KANYE AT TOTOKAELO

July 17, 2014

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 hello@totokaelo.com or call us at +1 206 623 3582 for more information.


SHOP A.P.C. online — man.totokaelo.com/apc

  • Totokaelo x Rachel's Ginger Beer

Totokaelo x Rachel's Ginger Beer

July 11, 2014

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!

Sunglasses Showcase

July 08, 2014

Totokaelo presents a showcase of our newest sunglasses at Totokaelo, alongside Signature favorites.


View our selection of sunglasses here

Celebrate Independence

July 03, 2014

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.


1. Hakusan by Mori Dotted Relief Pattern Mug


2. Hope Dot Scarf


3. Pierre Hardy Polka Dot High Top


4. Comme des Garcons Polka Dots Printed Wallet


5. Issey Miyake Dotted Pleather Pants



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.


1. Acne Gibson Clean Jacket


2. Haider Ackermann Reversible Bomber


3. Dries Van Noten Block Floral Blazer


4. Rachel Comey Silver Solitaire Heel


5. Maison Martin Margiela Heel Replica Boot



PINA BAUSCH — the theatrical dancer


As a pioneer of modern experimental dance, Bausch’s style was consistent —drapey blacks, whites and Yohji Yamamoto.


1. Zero and Maria Cornejo Long Hara Dress


2. Rachel Comey Paloma Dress


3. Tienda Ho 11 Top


4. Rick Owens Lilies Short Sleeve Dress


5. Rick Owens D RK SH D W Rib Tank Dress




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”.

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Sale just got better

June 19, 2014

Free ground shipping on all U.S. orders is on now until June 26th.

Enter promo code FREESHIP at checkout.

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Fathers Of Distinction

June 11, 2014

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.