• Totokaelo x Rachel's Ginger Beer

Totokaelo x Rachel's Ginger Beer

July 11, 2014


Totokaelo x Rachel’s Ginger Beer = an exclusive flavor only available in store at Totokaelo.

Thanks Camp Doug for the bottle design!

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”.

  • Totokaelo End of Season Sale Now in Progress

Totokaelo End of Season Sale Now in Progress

June 09, 2014

The Totokaelo End of Season SALE is now in progress online and in-store.

Follow these links to shop the SALE at Totokaelo and Totokaelo MAN

Store Hours:

Monday to Thursday, 11AM to 6PM
Friday and Saturday, 11AM to 7PM
Sunday, 11AM to 5PM

A Peek at Totokaelo Headquarters

May 16, 2014

A tour of the new Totokaelo office space is now up on Remodelista. In the article, founder Jill Wenger shares the story behind the space as well as her creative vision for the office interiors.

“The [Totokaelo] storefront and newly established office space…were conceptualized and executed by Jill herself. During the first ten years of business, everyone worked out of the stockrooms in the back of the original Totokaelo store. ‘Anywhere there was space, someone claimed it and tossed their laptop down,’ Jill recalls. As work conversation—and concentration—proved increasingly difficult, Jill began to look into acquiring a dedicated office space, a decision, she says that was ‘less about brand evolution and more about gaining much-needed thinking space.’” — Alexa Holtz via Remodelista

A special thanks to Michael A Muller for the beautiful photos.

  • Camille Henrot at the New Museum
  • Camille Henrot at the New Museum
  • Camille Henrot at the New Museum

Camille Henrot at the New Museum

May 08, 2014

French artist Camille Henrot’s first comprehensive exhibition in the US entitled “The Restless Earth” debuts this week at the New Museum in New York City. The exhibition is a collection of Henrot’s recent works, including visual translations of books from the artist’s personal library in the form of ikebana arrangements, a collection of recent video art, ‘hybrid object’ sculptures, and more.

“We hurry through aeons. Things evolve, the world gets complicated. Art and culture, science and starvation, extinction and global warming are all here. First we had drawings, then we had books, and then we had the internet. First came the artists then the scholars, the anthropologists and then the geeks. Henrot seems to submit to no boundaries between art and scholarship, or between one specialisation and another.” — Adrian Searle via The Guardian

“The Restless Earth” runs through June 29th.

— Allison

Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher

May 07, 2014

These inventive screen printed, handwoven ‘textile paintings’ by artist duo Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher are easily my inspiration of the day.

Images found on BOOOOOOOM

— Allison

In Space

May 05, 2014

Aspirational minimalism via Design Sponge.

— Allison

"Taster's Choice" at MoMA PS1

May 05, 2014

“Taster’s Choice” is a group show currently on display at MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York. The exhibition focuses on the concept of ‘choice’ or ‘selection’ and it’s particular importance within each participating artist’s creative process.

“Taster’s Choice highlights three emerging artists and one artist collective who regard choice as both the process and content of their work. They recognize what specific materials can convey: the intentionally neutral effect of brown industrial carpeting, or the aspirational nature of stainless-steel kitchen appliances. Juxtaposing materials and images, and filtering them for specific themes, the artists allude to emotional connections between individuals and objects, amplifying, distorting, and confusing the meanings that their choices suggest.” — MoMA PS1 press release

Images found on MOUSSE

— Allison

Paris Photo Los Angeles

April 24, 2014

The highly acclaimed American version of Paris Photo art fair takes place this weekend, April 25-27, at the iconic Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.

“Paris Photo Los Angeles, the US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium, will take place at Paramount Pictures Studios April 25th-27th offering the ideal setting to explore how artists have been and are using photography and moving image in their work in the 20th and 21st centuries. Leading international galleries will present historical and contemporary bodies of works by renowned and emerging artists in the legendary Paramount Pictures’ soundstages. The New York Street Backlot, the one-of-a-kind replica of New York City’s streets, will be dedicated to the presentation of cutting-edge solo shows, Young Gallery exhibitions, and bookseller projects, each exhibiting within an exclusive movie set.” — Paris Photo

— Allison