January 23, 2014
Hey Masculine Design Lovers, Here's Your New Shopping Destination
TRNK is a blog-marketplace-editorial mashup which launched this week as a "destination for masculine design, and [a place] to celebrate evolved notions of male domesticity." The new site will feature original articles uploaded weekly featuring design-minded men in their stylish homes as well as a curated marketplace to purchase furniture, accessories, and lighting of the decidedly manly variety. Small doses of original photography accompany the stories which currently feature a clothing designer, a performance artist, and a writer, among others. The marketplace showcases products selected from around the web, available for purchase through direct links to the original sellers. Items include kilim rugs found on Overstock, original art sourced through Etsy, and must-have coffee table books available on Amazon. Founders Nick Nemechek and Tariq Dixon are like-minded roommates with backgrounds in business and design - both worked in merchandising roles at Gilt among other top names. Seeking an outlet for their creative thinking and discovering a lack of masculine-centered options, the duo created their own design destination. To lean more and shop, head on over to TRNK. Photographs: Courtesy of TRNK.