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embroidered pins by urbahnika

by Grace Bonney


Part of me will always miss putting band pins all over my jackets and book bag. When you’re younger, it seems vital to your identity to link those favorite bands/people/things to you in a physical way. Thankfully, Brooklyn is full of people who still feel that way, so I could probably get away with writing “Nirvana” on my sneakers if I wanted to. But perhaps these embroidered pins would be a better way to embrace the look. Made by Allene La Spina of Urbahnika, each pin is one of a kind and hand-embroidered and measures approximately 1.5 inches in diameter. TheseΒ little pins are mailed in a jewelry box, making them a great gift β€” or a TGIF present to yourself. I really like the simpler geometric designs, but there are some Pendleton-inspired pieces, as well, if you’re looking for something a little more colorful. Click here to check out the buttons online. (The images above and below are via LAYERxlayer, a fantastic collaborative studio in Brooklyn.)Β xo, grace


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