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  • Staff Travels: Atacama Desert
    February 20th, 2014 | Travels

    Our Social Media Manager, Maleeha, was in Chile recently, where she spent some time exploring the Atacama Desert in the north. Some highlights from her trip: Salar de Atacama (Atacama Salt Flats), with volcanoes rising in the distance. The Atacama Desert is the driest place on earth, with areas that have not seen rainfall in [...]

  • Introducing: SA for West Elm
    January 6th, 2014 | In Stock, New Arrivals, Travels

    Steven has always had a strong appreciation for the art of handcraft, striving to bring a curated assortment of high-quality, well-made products to our shops. When West Elm invited him to collaborate with their global team of skilled artisans on a collection of handcrafted home goods, he thought it would be a great opportunity. In working [...]

  • Postcards from Brazil
    December 27th, 2013 | Travels

    Maleeha, who handles our social media, recently returned from a trip to Brazil. She shared some of her snapshots from Rio de Janeiro and Trancoso: We began our days in Rio with breakfast at Cafecito, in the charming hillside neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa street art A trip to the beautiful Jardim Botânico Heliconia [...]

  • Staff Travels: Vienna + Prague
    October 24th, 2013 | Travels

    Sara from our buying team traveled to Vienna and Prague recently, and shared some of her photos with us: The Hofburg Palace Sacherwurst at Bitringer, near the Opera House One of the many cafes dotting the sidewalks My favorite restaurant in Vienna! Had to have some wiener schnitzel The Belvedere, where we saw some amazing [...]

  • Postcards from France
    October 9th, 2013 | Travels

    Kathleen, who handles our PR, recently went to France and spent some time in the countryside. She shared some snapshots from Ardèche, Argentières, and Lyon. Road trip pit stop from Paris to the Provinces. Trying out the truck drivers’ stretching apparatus at a roadside rest stop. Donkeys roaming in Ardèche Lavender fields I arrived at [...]

  • Staff Travels: Costa Rica
    July 16th, 2013 | Travels

    Elijah from our Fillmore team just got back from a trip to Costa Rica, where he spent time in Quepos, Puntarenas on the Pacific Coast, and explored Manuel Antonio National Park in the Central Conservation Area. Some snapshots from his trip: Immersed in the tropical rainforest Butterflies indulging in fermented plantain nectar Horseback riding in [...]

  • Inside Filson’s New Factory
    June 12th, 2013 | On Location, Travels

    Filson recently unveiled its new headquarters, factory, and showroom in Seattle, which we had the opportunity to visit yesterday. Built in a converted warehouse, the new setup was rebuilt using reclaimed local woods and features a clear view into the manufacturing facility on the first floor. Upstairs, steel chambers housed different vignettes featuring Filson products. [...]

  • Postcards from Hong Kong
    June 10th, 2013 | Travels

    James in our Operations department just returned from a trip to Hong Kong. He shared some of his Instagram snapshots with us: Rubber Duckie by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman in Harbour City Monchichi dolls lining the window of a boutique in the Causeway Bay shopping area. Enjoying a No. 1 meal at Pepper Lunch The [...]

  • Staff Travels: Brimfield
    May 30th, 2013 | Travels

    James, our Visual Merchandiser, recently went to Brimfield and shared some snapshots:   You can check out more of our staff travels here. – Photos courtesy of Erin Duffey

  • Staff Travels: Tulum
    May 9th, 2013 | Travels

    Deirdra, our Technical Designer, just got back from Tulum and shared some of her photos with us: Our lovely hotel (El Pez) cabanas and pool. Vibrant colors are everywhere in Tulum. Our cabana for the week Tulum Playa The local fishermen (and families) come out and fish in front of the hotel every morning at [...]

  • Postcards from Japan
    April 16th, 2013 | Travels

    Natasha from our web team just returned from Japan and shared some of her photos with us: A Kyoto sunset The deer in in Nara will actually come up to visitors and bow. The moat at Osaka Castle Cleaning crew A view of Osaka Wig varieties Cat cafe in Osaka, complete with cat hammock Craftswomen [...]

  • Staff Travels: St. Lucia
    March 20th, 2013 | Travels

    Though it’s the first day of spring, it seems winter isn’t done with us just yet. While the East Coast was dealt another round of wintry mix, Matt, our head of HR, was enjoying sunshine and balmy weather in St. Lucia and made us quite jealous with his Instagrams: It’s a rough life when you [...]

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