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Entries Tagged as 'Fashion'

The Sartorialist

January 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

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Tags: Fashion · Film & Video · Photography · You Tube

I’m a noun.

December 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

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Tags: Culture · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design

Mid Century Modern Living – from 1958

August 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Found at Mid Century Modernist.

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Tags: Architecture · Culture · Design · Fashion · Film & Video · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Interior Design

Pantone Plus

May 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

A short peek into the behind-the-scenes world of Pantone. Short interviews with John Maeda, Swiss Miss and more. More info at Creative Review.

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Tags: Art · Branding · Colour · Design · Fashion · Film & Video · Technology · You Tube

I Am Star Stuff

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

My wife has become a huge Etsy fan over the last few months, and has discovered many unique,  smart artists & jewelers who combine intelligence with skill. One such example is I Am Star Stuff: Of course the starstuff idea comes from the famous Carl Sagan statements: that we are composed of the stuff stars […]

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Tags: Art · Culture · Design · Fashion · Jewelry · Retail

Tokyo Cube — Shopping Japanese Style…

May 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Fun, fun, fun Japanese goods shop… sections include Art, Fashion, Interior & Toys. “Tokyocube was founded in 2005, initially with the launch of the Tokyocube Magazine, which was designed to provide people throughout the world with a place to find features, articles and reviews on all the latest to come out of Japan, as well […]

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Tags: Art · Books · Business · Culture · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan · Magazines · Retail · Technology

Rockstar T-Shirts

May 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

T-shirts re-drawn from old photos of your favourite rock stars. Fun! Visit http://www.wornfree.com/ (Found via: http://nfgraphics.com)

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Tags: Art · Design · Fashion · Music

Issey Miyake

March 20th, 2007 · Comments Off

Wired.com reports on Issey Miyake’s recent Kyoto Prize (more here). The official Miyake site offers a lot of interesting interactive pieces (esp. here). I previously noted some of Miyake’s timepiece design here.

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Fashion · Interactive · Japan · Web Design

Minding the Gap

March 12th, 2007 · Comments Off

Whisper Brand aggregates several links about the GAP, which has suffered of late. It also highlights an article on Adrants about how the GAP might refresh its advertising. Some interesting ideas…

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Branding · Fashion · Marketing

The Look Book, New York Metro

August 11th, 2006 · 1 Comment

After seeing this site, it reminded me of a comment I read on a post over at sidewalkpressed.com. Sara of Curious Shopper said “I’ve always enjoyed the people of New York more than any tourist attraction. Each person looks like they come from a different decade, fashion school, and region of the planet, yet everyone […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Fashion · Newspapers

Nike+ launch

June 1st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Sneaker fetishist/designer Jeff Staple describes the buzz and atmosphere at the day-long Nike + Apple launch of the Nike+ iPod integration kit. Too much fun. I can’t wait to try these out. I think it’s a great idea, done the right way by two smart companies. -photo courtesy of Jeff’s site.

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Tags: Apple · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Fashion · Retail

Up With Grups

March 29th, 2006 · Comments Off

Don’t you hate it when someone lays it all out in plain English? I happen to like my New Balance sneakers, thankyouverymuch. Sigh… via Kottke

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Branding · Culture · Fashion · Newspapers

Bow to The Frank

March 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Your city can’t afford a Gehry museum? Well, now he’s down with the people, and now everyone can WEAR a Gehry! Woot! The Gehry Collection Tiffany & Co. A dynamic and original style of jewelry. Just thinkin’ out loud here, but does his aesthetic work better at this scale? Hmmm…

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Tags: Architecture · Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Fashion · Industrial Design

Adicolor: Adidas revives an old shoe idea with a clever ad campaign and beautifully-executed website

March 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off

Lovely kit! Wooster Collective notes the difference between this new Adidas campaign and the prior Sony PSP campaign here. The accompanying website is beautifully-executed, with a fun Shockwave-based design tool. Via Newstoday

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Fashion · Retail

Issey Miyake Twelve

March 21st, 2006 · Comments Off

“I tried to design a watch which is as simple and as strong as possible. I wanted to eliminate all markings, even numbers, from the face. This inspired me to give the crystal itself twelve sides ["A-ha!" - oo]. With the twelve angles of the case serving as the hour markers, I only had to […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Design · Fashion · Industrial Design · Japan

Air Max 360: Design Process commentary from the designer

March 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off

Hear The Story Saw these in the store the other day for $229, put them back on the shelf and hurried out as quickly as possible. After watching the “Hear The Story” feature, I may go back and try them on… now – how can I justify these as part of my half-marathon goal?

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Business · Culture · Design · Fashion · Industrial Design · Web Design

American Society of Magazine Editors Unveils Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years

October 19th, 2005 · Comments Off

There are some obvious choices in here – I would give George Lois the entire top ten, but the significance of John Lennon posing for that photo on what would be the last day of his life is a moment to be cherished. Congratulations to Annie Leibovitz. See the complete gallery here.

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Contests · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design · Magazines

Roberto once said: "Every man should do three things in his life: plant a tree, write a book and have a child." I propose adding another.

August 15th, 2005 · Comments Off

I’ve managed to knock off two of those three (book ideas always floating about, fear of putting pen to paper always getting in the damn way), but recently came across a potential fourth item: be fitted for a bespoke-tailored suit from a visit to Savile Row. I came across The English Cut a few months […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Fashion · Textiles

CBC Schwag

August 12th, 2005 · Comments Off

Don’t know why I didn’t link this earlier, but I just noticed that they recently released some fun old-school items and so deserved a link. See everything here.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Canada · Culture · Fashion · Retail