If the infinite parade of overcast mornings and naked tree branches and muddy boots is supplying you with critical winter-of-your-discontent vibes and you end up fantasizing about salty air and sizzling sand underneath your ft all day lengthy, then what you are about to learn might be going to push you proper over the sting into ticket-booking mode: Your favourite boho-brilliant designer and artist, Jungalow founder Justina Blakeney, is launching a brand new assortment of baggage and journey equipment solely at Goal. And each single piece is critically attractive.
Blakeney’s colourful, hand-drawn aesthetic has made the New York Occasions bestselling creator’s feel-good way of life weblog and homewares model extremely standard, so it is protected to say this line might be an enormous hit (particularly with a launch at this wanderlust-y time of 12 months). Apparently, although Blakeney has been impressed by her years of journey and world tradition all through her profession, that is her “first foray into baggage and journey,” in response to a press launch. Between so a few years price of acquired journey knowledge and a sensibility that embodies whimsy and journey, it is clear the designer is completely suited to the bags market. Not solely are the items beneath gorgeous, they’re roomy and light-weight and have tons of handy little options.
And have you ever ever seen such dream vacation-worthy equipment as these circumstances and glasses and pouches? I do imagine Marie Kondo would approve.
So what impressed Blakeney to lastly make the leap into journey? Romper reached out to the designer with just a few questions, and also you would possibly study a factor or two from her solutions.
1. What has been your favourite place to go to to this point? And what place would you like to journey to subsequent?
“It is so tough to decide on — with each new place I’ve visited there’s at all times one thing that sparks my creativeness and makes me take into consideration issues in an entire new approach. I might say the play that I discover most inspiring from a design perspective might be Morocco. As as for future plans? My subsequent worldwide journey is to Mexico, however Japan, South Africa, Brazil and Australia are on my bucket listing.”
2. Do you’ve got any packing suggestions or journey hacks?
“A foldable backpack is my greatest journey buddy. I maintain one with me in my purse in order that if I buy something at a flea market, or find yourself with moist gadgets (from a seaside journey, spa journey, no matter) I’ve a spot to hold these gadgets. The one which now we have within the assortment is nice as a result of the draw string makes it very tough for anybody to open it up with out you noticing — so you’ll be able to really feel protected carrying issues in your again in a crowded space.”
“I additionally at all times maintain a sink-washable sarong rolled up in my bag. If it will get chilly I can use it as a shawl, if I am coming into a church, mosque, synagogue and so forth. I can cowl my shoulders and/or my hair with it, and if I would like a seaside cover-up, I can use it for that too. They at all times come in useful whereas touring.”
3. What design element from this new line delights you probably the most?
“It is in all probability the solar medallion on most of the items. For me, it represents pleasure and optimistic vitality. That is what I hope to inject in folks’s travels.”
It definitely appears as if she achieved her objective! And simply in case the solar does not come via, the gathering does embrace this lovely umbrella:
The baggage and journey equipment might be accessible solely at Goal shops and Goal.com starting February 10 and all merchandise are underneath $140, (which is fairly superb!).