The Artists Behind the Accessories: Carpe Noctem with Daniel Tinagan

Daniel Tinagan Cover Photo

  Have you ever had balut? A common street-food found in the Philippines, balut is a fertilized, half-developed duck egg that is boiled and eaten from the shell.   While it sounds enticing, I doubt I’ll be eating balut any… Continue Reading

Scarves: The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentines Day Gift Guide R Culturi

  It’s that time of year when guys are panicking on what to buy for their significant others. You guessed it. Valentine’s Day!   Birthdays and anniversaries are planned well in advance, but Valentine’s can really sneak up on you.… Continue Reading

The Artists Behind the Accessories: Illustrated Style with Bibiana Grave

Bibiana Grave Cover Photo

  “Curiosity is in our blood. In fact, many Japanese words come from Portuguese. We were the first Europeans to reach Japan and establish trade routes.” said our tour guide.   Aneta and I were in Lisbon on our honeymoon… Continue Reading

A Preview Of The Blugiallo and R. Culturi Pocket Square Collection

    An idea to pay tribute to the nature and beauty of the Swedish landscape led to a collaboration between NYC-based R. Culturi and Blugiallo of Sweden.   The result. A beautifully designed collection of artwork pocket squares marrying… Continue Reading

Creating a Sartorial Memento, Part II – The Production

R. Culturi Packaging

  The drive from Monaco to Como, Italy is absolutely beautiful, passing along the seaboard of Liguria and heading north at Genoa, past Milan, towards the foot of the Alps in Lombardy. It’s a drive that Aneta and I have… Continue Reading

Creating a Sartorial Memento, Part I – The Design

Reflections scarf sketch 2

  I remember the very first design draft we ever received. It looked like a tablecloth pattern.   This wasn’t because the artist wasn’t talented but because we didn’t provide any clear guidance or creative direction as to what we… Continue Reading

Before It’s a Scarf or Pocket Square, It’s Just a Rough Draft

Wave of Modernity scarf in progress

  The truth is, in the beginning, I had a very faint idea of what I was doing. I reached out to a bunch of artists whose work I admired to see if they would be willing to work with… Continue Reading

What is R. Culturi?

R. Culturi Logo White on Black

  R. Culturi is not only an accessories brand but also a mission to discover and share art and culture from around the world. Culture both unites people and pushes them apart. Culture nurtures individuality but can also hold one back… Continue Reading