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Treasure & Bond Stories | Stephen Kenn Builds Furniture & Community

When furniture designer Stephen Kenn and his wife Beks moved into their industrial loft on McGarry Street in downtown Los Angeles, the roll-up garage door—a holdover from the space’s furniture factory days—came with an unexpected perk. When it was up, says Stephen, “it made it really easy for people to walk in off the street and have coffee or hang out.”

And so Backdoor Coffee and Cocktail Club was born. One morning every month, Stephen opens the door and pours coffee for anyone happening by in the mood for a cup and a chat. And one Friday night a month, the door rolls open for artisan cocktails. But it isn’t just the free beverages that draw the crowds; people come for the conversations and connections.

We were drawn in, too. The authenticity and attitude of the space (and its owner) made it the ideal scene for the spring 2018 Treasure & Bond campaign photo shoot. Plus, it came with a dreamy rooftop, gorgeous interiors and great conversation.


Culture Film & Television Interviews

Rebel Wilson on Launching a Clothing Line, Challenging Beauty Standards and Living Up to Her Name

Rebel Wilson x Angels, a debut collection of cool clothes for curvy women, just landed, and Rebel herself took a break from playing Liam Hemsworth’s love interest in a new rom-com to fly in for some quality face time with fans at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle. As excited Rebel lovers lined up by the hundreds, The Thread was granted three minutes (more or less) to chat with the actress, comedian, writer and now designer before she greeted the crowd.


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How to Style a Fitbit for Day and Night

Monitoring our fitness progress is totally on trend. But so is delicate, dimensional jewelry. While our beloved silicone wristbands keep our goals on track, as adornment they leave a lot to be desired.

Function, meet fashion. Nordstrom editorial stylist Brenna Carlson showed us how to count every step and keep it chic with some simple styling tips and pretty accessories to wear on the weekend, to work and to go out.

Weekend Warrior

Fitbit for the weekend

With every coffee run and farmer’s market cruise, your steps count. To stay on your game during days off, add some fun hues and playful jewelry. Mixing metals with pops of color creates a dynamic look that distracts from the solid plastic of the tracker. Pick a palette, but “if you have a bright colored tracker,” says Carlson, “try not to match the color exactly in your clothes and accessories.” Add a complementary color, or mix in lighter or darker versions of the same shade, like the blues incorporated above.


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