It’s been a little while since I’ve done a proper collection for the Den & Delve Shop, so I’m excited to finally announce the Autumn 2016 accessories collection and share the inspiration behind it. Since a full-time work schedule and life in general doesn’t allow for a lot of consistent time in the workshop, I’ve actually been planning and working on this collection for several months now. Concept development, collecting image references and material gathering has all been taking place “behind the scenes” per se, as I began to pull the vision together. Next up – designs were made, a color palette chosen, and after a little experimentation, I gained momentum on the first few pieces. With a strong vision (and even some of my own personal experiences to reference) the collection evolved naturally, and soon I had enough pieces to feel substantial and anchor the group (with still more on the way!). And with that, I introduce the Deserts & Canyons Collection…
Late last summer, the Camp & Scout Collection took us on a traditional, nostalgic journey to the great outdoors. This Autumn, nature beckons again – in the form of the American Deserts. Rooted in the Southwest, we find ourselves under expansive skies, where winds from the great American West meet echoes of Native American culture. One adventure takes us away from the routine of Los Angeles, as we find ourselves road tripping into the desert… we camp under the stars in Joshua Tree, stroll for hours through kitschy souvenir shops in town, and get lost in tales from the locals while throwing a few back at Pappy & Harriet’s Saloon. Another escape takes us to Arizona, where the desert meets the canyons. Tucked away in an old pioneer style cabin, we spend hot, dusty days climbing to breathtaking viewpoints, then wrapped up near the stone fireplace during the cold canyon nights… the handmade quilt we pulled out of the hallway closet just may be as old as the cabin itself.
(Check out the complete inspiration gallery over on Pinterest)
This season’s collection explores more colors and handmade techniques than any other before and is also the most comprehensive collection of accessories to date. Although grounded in versatile zippered pouches, it will also include one-of-a-kind scarves, necklaces, and special additions of our arrow knot keychain (not to mention a few vintage items to round things out!). I’ve had so much fun making this collection, and hope that you will enjoy it too. I’ll be sad to say goodbye to some of these truly unique pieces, but in true Den & Delve spirit, I am happy to bring new life, purpose and adventure to these repurposed vintage materials in new forms and to new owners.