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Caro Suggests – Mile High Desk Valet
Anthony Caro is a man who knows how to get things. His online store Craft & Caro is a a haven for today’s Well Done Man and anyone looking to acquire items that will produce a higher form of style and function. We asked Anthony to suggest one item per week that he believes will best fit and interest the audience of Well Done Boston.
Product: Desk Valet
Brand: Miles High
Origin: New York City, USA
Craft & Caro: bit.ly/MilesHigh_WDB
Born right here in Massachusetts, Miles High is the brainchild of a small group of Boston boys who attended the storied Parsons The New School for Design in Manhattan. Some stayed there, some came back home, and they all went on to work in various creative fields. All the while, they kept the group together by collaborating in their free time to create a few choice pieces under the Miles High brand. One of those pieces, The Desk Valet, was perfect for Craft & Caro’s Travel collection.
Handmade in New York City, this simple and stylish catch-all is constructed of a cotton twill interior with Italian cowhide exterior. Four magnetic clasps keep it structurally sound on desktop or bedside table, while allowing it to lay flat for travel, so you can bring a little piece of home with you wherever you travel, always knowing where your pocket essentials go as you arrive through the door, and where to find them when it’s time to leave.
Three interior patterns offer choices for self expression. “Medley” is a well put together hodgepodge of paisley, angular, and checked patterns with hues of light blue, orange, burgundy, salmon, and brown. Despite its fun and chaotic aesthetic, it also seems formal. “Meander” is a simpler pattern with ancient tones, reminiscent of Greco-Roman stylings. Dark brown on top of a medium khaki color give this piece a more natural spirit. And finally, with no quotations, Brown is simply brown, with twill matching leather for a solid-color throughout.
As with all high quality leather pieces, the Miles High Desk Valet breaks in with time and use, getting softer with age and becoming unique to its owner. Marks and scars may remain from your travels long after you’re home, your trusty valet functioning all the same for years to come, memories sealed on this simple, beautiful accessory.
Take a look at Craft & Caro here: http://bit.ly/MilesHigh_WDB