All posts by matt@howla
Designed and hand made in Dana Point, CA, Headlands Quality Goods offer a minimalist aesthetic created with purposeful intention. This passion project is beautifully executed by a couple who, when inspired by their city’s rich hide-trading heritage, sought to create a line of leather goods that they’d be proud of for decades to come.
It’s an 80-something degree, dry-heat Saturday afternoon in Long Beach, CA and I’ve just parked opposite an antique two-story tan brick building with clean lines and steel accents. On the first floor: Recreational Coffee. Hands-down one of the best coffee shops in Long Beach right now. On the second: one of the best kept secrets in Long Beach… The Howl Event Space.
How strong is your pin game? Pins, hand-embroidered patches and custom denim jacket accents… They’re unnecessary necessities that take me back to an early 90’s love affair with adding personality to (let’s face it) everything I owned. But somewhere along the line, they lost their cool. They stopped being relevant.