Since 2011, LA based, Building Block has redefined minimalism for a generation committed to a lack of excess in the world. Founded by sisters Nancy and Kimberly Wu after leaving their days jobs as a concept cars designer for Honda and shoe designer for Nike, Building Block took up residence in LA quickly attaining cult status. Conceived as a "considered accessory" brand, every piece in their growing collection boasts gorgeous leathers sans hardware with unique closures. I have been toting (and loving) their Stencil bag for nearly as long as the brand has been around, but it is their Rucksack - the perfect elevated back pack that is my constant companion whenever I am in the city. Their Bucket (seen above) is next on my list.