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Marfa, Texas

There’s a place in Far West Texas where the windswept plains of the Trans-Pecos flicker with unexplained orbs of light and the supernatural echo of ghost ranchers can be sensed but not seen as you traverse the rugged foothills of its surrounding canyons.  Eschewing the usual confines of small-town isolation, Marfa is a hub of creative activity. Following Donald Judd’s arrival in 1971, artistic down-shifters have been compelled and intrigued by what can only be described as Marfa’s enigmatic ‘bonhomie’. Flanked by remnants of monolithic adobe, 1950’s kitsch, and panoramic vistas, the tiny town of Marfa has served as a remarkably hospitable canvas for creative folk to assert their visions. Expect, then, to find an unusually diverse selection of epicurean...

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Pallarès Solsona

  Pallarès was founded in 1917 in the small town of Solsona, Spain by brothers Luís & Carles Pallarès Canal, knife-makers and craftsmen. The family company was continued & expanded under the leadership of brothers Jesus and Juli Pallarès, sons of Lluís, master craftsmen. Today cousins David and Lluís Pallarès, the third generation, continue to head the company. The goal of the founders which still holds good today is to maintain the quality of the product...especially it's cutting quality, a fundamental characteristic of the best knives. Pallarès knives continue to be hand fashioned using high quality carbon steel & elegantly set with locally sourced boxwood handles.  A selection of Pallarès goods are available from the Otis & Otto online store here. 

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Jesse Kamm

Working at the intersection of body positive design & sustainable clothing production, doyenne of California cool Jesse Kamm continues to woo us with her line of ethically conscious, ultra comfortable wardrobe staples for women. Largely inspired by her rural upbringing & appreciation for natural ephemera, Kamm espouses a deeply resourceful & mindful work ethic. Blending monochromatic palettes & utilitarian silhouettes, Kamm champions intuitive, strong clothes for strong women that are 'built to LAST'.  Jesse's ideology coupled with impeccable, conscious craftsmanship provide a truly refreshing alternative (& antidote) to the overwhelming mass of rejectamenta floating around! 

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