Monday, September 27, 2010

Falling into Fall

Just discovered this wonderful Brooklyn shop Hayden-Harnett . While pursing through their wonderful online selections, came across these scrumptious leather jackets by Hare+Hart . And on that site, a beautiful suede cowl scarf that is part warm, part art statement. In addition to creating beautifully designed products, these designers have a conscience.  They produce their collection in Argentina, sourced from grass-fed, free roaming cows and from hides that are being used for beef, so no part of the animal is wasted. In addition, all the craftsman working on their items, receive fair wages and benefits. Quite refreshing! 
I think I'm hearting the Cadet blue color to wear over some dark gray and chocolate sweaters. And you?
And the Hayden-Harnett boutique is a must stop on my next NYC visit, if I don't grab something yummy online first!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Good Design

L 2 speaker, 1958, by Dieter Rams for Braun

What is good design? A question many designers ask about their own designs as well as what is in the world around them. Back in the early 80s, the designer Dieter Rams drew up ten principles for what he considered good design. Click here to read what are considered the "Ten commandments." Really brilliant. The above speaker is one of my favs of Dieter Rams' work. Straight forward, clean, bold and beautiful. Found this interview on one of my fav blogs and daily reads: Swissmiss Tina Roth Eisenberg, not only has a incredible design sense, but an incredible sense of humor as well.