New Products!

The holiday’s are coming up, and you know what that means… New products!

Check out a few of them below!

Give us a call at King Baby Nashville 615.248.4318 or King Baby Santa Monica 310.828.4438 to place your order.

ImageCedar bottom, Sterling Silver top Stash Cans.

ImageNew Black Leather Bags!

ImageLeather Wine Cases!

King Baby of the Road: Project & Home Again

This past Saturday Mitchell and Ed took their Harley’s and headed on up to Las Vegas to meet the King Baby team at Project Las Vegas.

They finally made it in to their hotel in the early afternoon and got some much needed rest after a quick trip around the hotel.

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After a long day of setting up the team went out for a celebratory dinner at The Palms in Caesars Palace.  Izzy, The Palms manager and long time King Baby fan, surprised everyone with something he’d been working on for a while.  A super cool caricature of Mitchell decked out in his King Baby jewelry and featuring his classic King Baby Chosen Skull Ring.

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The following morning the booth at Project was all set up and ready to rock showcasing our newest designs.  In addition to our new jewelry we’ve got vintage canvas bags with leather trim, women’s gator clutch purses, and some cool custom hand tooled leather home items.

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Mitchell found some time in the day to walk the Project show and also got a chance to check out the new Liberty Fairs  show looking to find some cool new lifestyle items to stock at our King Baby Stores in Santa Monica, Nashville, & Las Vegas.

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Finshing up in Las Vegas the boys decided it was time to head home and bring this ride to an end.

After navigating through the heaviest traffic of the ride, Mitchell and Ed arrived at King Baby Santa Monica early afternoon on the 8th day and they were all smiles.

WELCOME HOME GUYS!

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8 states in 8 days.  2100+ miles.
8 states in 8 days. 2100+ miles.

KING BABY LAUNCHING AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE NYC!


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KING BABY INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE COLLECTION IS NOW AVAILABLE AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE NYC!!!

You can also find the King Baby collection at Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, San Fransisco, South Coast Plaza and Tampa.

FENDER ROCKS KING BABY!

King Baby Fender Jewelry

So in case you haven’t heard yet 2 major forces have collided and are causing a major jewelry storm.  ‘Is this the reason for all of the strange weather lately?’ you may ask yourself and the answer could very well be yes.  KING BABY STUDIO has had the pleasure of designing an exclusive, coveted, collectible collection of jewelry with inspiration direct from the historical lineage of Fender Guitar.  Mitchell, our King, has always been inspired by music and especially as our famous ring states the proud genre of *ahem* ROCK N’ FUCKIN ROLL.  So lets dive into some the background of how this collection got put together…

Fender By King Baby Guitars

Fender by King Baby Skull Ring

Fender by King Baby Grenade Pendant

Fender by King Baby Skull Pendant

Fender by King Baby Jewelry Pick Pendant

Fender by King Baby Buckle

Fender by King Baby Jewelry Gas Mask Pendant

Being that Fender encompasses 60 plus year of musical legendary ( I realize that is slightly a word but the epic nature of the situation lends itself to creative license) the Fender by King Baby line spans all eras.  From a vintage crowned microphone that would have been used to record blues legends like Booker T. Jones, to a bad ass majorly detailed gas mask (that’s already blowing off the shelves at our Mojitos store at Wynn) that gives a great HEY HO! to the punk anti-establisment mentality.  We’ve also got an homage to Bruno Mars’s favorite guitar the famous Fender Stratocaster with wings!

Every single piece is harolded as a triumph from design to wax carving to casting to polishing.

Making of Fender by King Baby Jewelry Skull Ring

Each piece makes sure the music lover in all of us is being honored as you wear your Fender by King Baby with pride.

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So if your salivating for the collection like we are the collection will be hitting the shelves of Neiman Marcus, Holt Renfrew and a few speciality boutiques world wide OR you can see it on our King Baby Studio website.

Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of the New King Baby Skull Ring!

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I have been wanting to create a new collection of my original skull. The collection is anchored by the most important piece which is the ring. I wanted to keep the old school flavor of the first ones that i made in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The creation of King Baby pieces is an involved and time consuming process. All of our jewelry is designed, hand-carved, cast, and polished in our sunny Santa Monica studio. Today I’ll show you what goes on behind the scenes in our workshop and give you an intimate look at the making of the new Spring 2011 King Baby skull rings with garnet eyes! (K20-5303 & K20-5304)

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The finished product!
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New Design for a skull ring

It all starts with nailing down the ideas that are constantly flowing around down onto paper. We begin working from detailed sketches and choosing the best designs for new pieces. When sketching we always are visualizing the piece in 3-D so we try to imagine the weight, the feel of the ring on your hand. As you know one of my trademarks is the oxidized contrast of the design and the substantial weight of it.

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Production wax of skull rings

Before the rings are cast, the production pieces must be prepared in wax. Each piece is a duplicate of the hand-carved master which is a true work of art. This stage is where we know if we got it right. Proportion, size, feel….

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New rings right after silver casting

During the production process the wax pieces are arranged into a tree and cast into sterling silver. This is the raw state of the rings before refining and polishing. Here is the first look of the casting straight from the flask after we pour the silver.

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'Chosen' skull ring by King Baby with garnet eyes

The final step in the process is polishing to a perfect shine. The contrast of black and bright silver is what creates the trademark King Baby look. The sinister red eyes are the finishing touch on this epic ring. I chose garnets because of the color and size. I really got it right if i do say so my self. I believe we have created a new classic that we will continue to make for a long time. Let me know what you think….

VEGAS BABY!

Hey Guys!

I know it’s been a few weeks since my last update, the Studio has been pretty crazy these last couple of weeks getting ready for our upcoming shows and events. We’ve got a busy couple months ahead of us! This week, King Baby is in Vegas for the Project Las Vegas show! Stop by our booth #23007 and say hello to Amanda and Ben and get your first look at the new pieces for Fall. Also, this Tuesday King Baby is hosting a party at our flagship store at Wynn Las Vegas!  Stop in from 7pm to 9pm to enjoy a hand rolled cigar, music, wine and shop the Fall collection! This is going to be a fantastic party! You’re all invited so don’t miss this one! That’s all for now guys! Have a great week and see you in Vegas!

Mitchell

An Update From Mitchell Binder

Hey Guys!

I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! I got a chance to spend some quality time with my sister who flew in from Nashville to make sure her little Brother was doing okay. Thanks Sis, it means a lot to me that you made the trip. We had a great time! Pool party with tons of great food, great people, and even a volleyball game that got very competitive thanks to Amanda, Lisa, Ed and my son Ben! No prisoners! What a great weekend!


My upcoming travel and tradeshow plans for the next few weeks are getting out of hand. We’ve got a busy couple weeks ahead! Our first show of the Summer will be the Accessorie Circuit  in New York August 1st-3rd. We will be debuting our upcoming collection for fall at this show. If you want to be the first to see what we have coming up, make sure you make it out to this one! We will also be attending the Neiman Marcus Conclave on July 29th in Dallas, where we will debut the fall collection and show our new video. We’re very excited about this meeting! Shortly thereafter we will be at the New York International Gift Fair August 15th -19th and  Project Vegas August 17th-19th. I’m very excited to be presenting the new collection and hope that you all will love it as much as I do.

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Lastly, King Baby is involved in a very special collaboration with Fender Guitars. We’ve been working very closely with these guys and have developed a new collection for them based on the heritage of Fender and “The Spirit of Rock N’ Roll.” These pieces will include a sterling silver version of the Fender logo, some cool guitar motifs, and even some guitar picks! I’m super excited about this project, it’s looking really cool and you should expect to see it in stores Spring 2011.

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That’s only a hint of what’s going on around here this week! Til next time!

Mitchell

 

MITCHELL BINDER’S FIRST OFFICIAL BLOG POST!

Hey Guys!

This is officially my first Blog entry. I’m a bit technologically challenged so bear with me while Vlad and Jessica help me limp along here. I plan on writing as often as time allows to keep all the King Baby fans updated on what’s happening here at the studio and what we plan on doing next…  And let me tell you we have a lot going on!! 2010 has already proved to be an exciting and challenging year. Let me just get it out there up front, the most challenging part of this year has been the passing of my Mother. She was my biggest fan and obviously a big part of who I am. She was the only person that truly understood me.  Don’t want to get too melancholy especially for my first blog, but I felt I have to put it out there.

Now to some news;

I just returned from New York where I was scouting locations for a new Stand alone King Baby Store. We checked out places in the meat packing district, SOHO, NOHO, Bleeker Street in the West Village and more. I must have walked 5 miles in 95 degree heat and humidity and I loved it! Almost fainted three times. So keep posted for what develops.  I can’t wait to find the perfect spot in NYC!

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CONCEPTS FOR INTERIOR OF THE STORE

We also are working on a line of eyewear. This has been a passion of mine for a while and like everything, nothing’s easy. We are definitely forging ahead and developing some sweet shades. To get a sneak peek, check out some of the concept artwork,

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We are always improving our web-site with the help of Zsolt our expert IT guy along with Amanda, Ben, Lars and really everyone contributes. The new and custom pieces are going to be easier to locate in the next few weeks. The New items will be flagged and custom pieces will have its own section.

To wrap this first blog entry up I wanted to talk about our new Americana Collection which is on the way. The collection is very patriotic, based on motifs that inspire strength, loyalty and of course Made in America. From stars and stripes, eagles and vintage military icons I have put together a very strong collection. Actually my most recent tattoo was inspired by the sketches of our eagle motif. Being born and raised in the South I found a lot of inspiration for this collection in my Southern roots as well as the history of the civil war which I have been fascinated with since I was a kid. Where I come from some still believe the South won the war. These new pieces should hit the stores in August and September so keep your eye out.

Upcoming Americana collection from King Baby

Stay tuned!!

Thanks for your support.

Best always,

Mitchell