Self Scale was founded by designer (me) who wanted to market handmade accessories while retaining good quality at the same time selling it for cheap. Motivated by arts, designers, and fashion.

This blog presents anything that is unique and original or stuff I like in the fashion industry.

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Red Bubble - An Artist Playground & Market

Red Bubble is an upcoming market place for any artist that like to showcase and sell their art pieces to transfer to phone cases, pillows, shirts and etc. This online retailer is not just a retailer but also an online art gallery can inspire other artist or who just enjoys art.

Every time I visit this site, more likely than not, i tend to look at the art instead of the product itself. There are so many products in Red Bubble that is can get tedious,even though the site is simple. It may be too simple as there isn’t a lot of option and sometimes you have to go through so many pages just to find what you want.

As in the product selection. Sometimes it would be great if the can categorize each art, so a person like me can quickly find what I am looking for. Categorizing in terms of what type of art it is, it could be abstract, figures, water painting, doodles or etc so that finding the right art type is much easier.

One thing I do like is that the selection is plenty and vast. I do think that any person who is wanting to find a certain product with a certain art can find their match and favorite. 

Art can be made in different types of forms cavnas’. Red Bubble is a medium that is in between the artist and consumers. What is great about Red Bubble is that most if not all art are made by independent artist with their own creation. Red Bubble happens to transmit their art to the consumer so that it can be displayed worldwide. Red Bubble as a whole has a lot to improve as it’s greatest strength is selection but it’s organization is also it’s greatest weaknesses a of right now. 

Pierrepoint Hicks - Fall 2014 Outerwear

The new outerwear for Fall 2014 by Pirrepoint Hicks is now available. Although, this is not the full collection since there are probably going to be more out later this year. The collection consist of vest, parka and unstructured blazer. One of the features that the vest has is that it is reversible and that both sides are nice and contemporary. The parka is also unstructured using two different lining to create a contrast style. It is a subtle take on outerwear and that it is also made here in the U.S.A.

Since this is not the collection, so far I am impress with the collection because they changed a lot of the style from the details to the fabrics. 

Nocturnal Workshop - Great Horned Daypack

Here is a funky looking backpack from Nocturnal Workshop. The Great Horned Daypack is made from ballistic nylon, genuine leather, and metal buckle. It is a slim bag that has two main pockets on the front and a main compartment. This bag would be perfect to cyclists as it has 3M reflective coating on top of the ballistic nylon that can easily reflect light. It is for those who seek safety during night time when light is limited. Each color is limited quantity and won’t last long.

This bag won’t carry a lot of stuff, mostly the basic or the essential. It is certainly great that it has a safety feature. 

Fleming London - The Carnaby

Hailing all the way from England, the Carnaby Backpack is a blast from the past. This schoolboy inspired backpack is the new product from Fleming London. Its features are inside zippered pocket, metal clasp closure, and metal top handle. Also, it is made from vegetable tanned leather and also the leather has natural marking that is unique to each backpack so no backpack can ever have the same look and feel. It is sophisticated and vintage at the same time. This backpack is more form rather than function as it does not have a lot of features but that is its charm.

It is a beautiful and simple backpack that is also classical. As I stated, I do not think it is functional but rather more of a conversational piece. 

Hope Paige Medical ID - USA Themed Accessories

These USA themed bracelets are a limited edition made by Hope Paige to celebrate Independence Day and to create awareness to those who have medical conditions. These bracelets can be engraved with medical conditions such as diabetes, autism, allergies, and so on. Left bracelet on the picture is called “My Country Tis’ of Beads” and the right is called the “Star Spangled.” Both bracelet are quite stylish and do create statement. Red is a color that can be easily seen by the eyes, so it can be a conversation piece. Good to see something like this other than being made of rubber bands. Additionally, They are only $25.00 each.

Accessories are a reasonable way to market and create awareness of any subject. When you have a stylish accessories,it can be worn long term unlike pins, rubber bands, or stickers. A product like this is long term. 

SWIMS - Behind the Scenes Spring-Summer 2014 Collection

I cannot believe how this brand has exploded over the past few years. They started out with one item, which is now their famous galoshes. What’s different about their shoe is the material they use to make their products waterproof and/or water resistant. Now they are expending to more than just one silhouette. Check the video to see the Behind The Scenes of their new collection of galoshes, boat shoes, sneakers and loafers. Their unique material are there to prevent stains as they are water resistant. Also, a good video to show their upcoming products!

This brand is certainly poise to expand in the shoe industry and make a name for themselves. They may not be mainstream for now but they are coming. 


OZY encore creates a film about a bag company from San Francisco, JOSHU+VELA. I have actually seen the brand here in Los Angeles once when they were showcasing their brand. First and foremost, their products are durable and well-made. This film introduces the brand from its infancy to present stage. It does not go into details as it is more of a general introduction but at the same time, it is a well-made introduction of a company.

This brand is expanding well, their bags are becoming known for its simple design and durability. Not only they made bags, but they also make leather accessories.