Get ready to feel real jealous: Diana Frame and Kapono Chung have figured out how to live the life. This clever duo (and couple!) has fused their love for traveling to colorful locales—think Johannesburg and Curaçao—with their knack for creating cheery, vacation-ready accessories like leopard-print totes, op-art beach towels, and dope leather caps.
Diana and Kapono, a producer and designer respectively, met at the office—they were both working at the super-stylish ad agency Mother—and pretty quickly decided they were meant for life outside the conference room. After nixing their original career-change idea, a food truck, because it would tether the wanderlust-y couple to Manhattan, the pair started playing with patterns and Japanese denim and came up with their oh-so-appropriately named line, Out Of Office. “It’s about being in a place where you love to be and making stuff,” Kapono explains. “We get stuck in a little bit of tunnel vision here in New York because it’s so crazy and so fast. But we realized that there are these other pockets all over the place where there are these crazy-creative things happening,” Diana adds. “I think Out Of Office is a way to explore and laud the movements in Rio, Tokyo, South Africa, and even more off-the-beaten-path places.”
So there’s a little inspiration to keep in mind the next time you’re fantasizing about quitting that day job. —jane-claire quigley
BEHIND THE SCENES
This is where the twosome hangs—ya know, when they’re not at the beach.
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