September 27, 2017
Learn About Fashion And Design From MoMA Curators: Free Online Course Related To New Exhibit
Museum of Modern Art curators have created a 7-week online course on fashion and design in conjunction with this fall’s…
July 27, 2017
Why Do All Lifestyle Brands Look The Same?
I get a million press releases a day, half of which go something like this: some upstart is selling luxury…
May 15, 2015
A Simple Guide To Fabric Care Symbols
Dug this legend to the baffling pictographs on clothing care labels recently posted by TechnicallyRon, and related commentary on why…
March 12, 2014
The Difference Between A $450 Black T-shirt From Rick Owens And A $5 Black T-shirt From Hanes
Redditor daou0782 explains the difference between a $450 black t-shirt from Rick Owens and a $5 black t-shirt from Hanes….
January 28, 2013
;When I Started Designing Shoes In Late 1985, Athletic Shoes Were Just Basic Performance Footwear
“When I started designing shoes in late 1985, athletic shoes were just basic performance footwear. There was no romance, no…
December 6, 2011
Raymond Loewy’s Personal Studebaker Avanti
For auction in Los Angeles: designer Raymond Loewy’s personal Studebaker Avanti. One of the most stunningly beautiful cars ever created….
August 26, 2011
My Mother Has A Booth In Stuff
My mother has a booth in Stuff, a wonderful mostly mid-century shop in San Francisco. The prices are very reasonable…
August 25, 2011
Less And More: The Design Ethos Of Dieter Rams
Starting next week, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will host “Less And More: The Design Ethos of Dieter…
April 6, 2011
The Aesthetic Quality Of A Product Is Integral To Its Usefulness
The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products used every day have an effect on…
October 2, 2010
99% Invisible – New Design Show
99percentinvisible: Roman Mars is one of the most admired producers in public radio. You might not know his work, though…
August 13, 2010
When Working With A Lathe, Always Wear A Neck Scarf. Always.
When working with a lathe, always wear a neck scarf. Always. (From a beautiful film on the design process at…
July 24, 2010
NYT: How Designers Mary And Russell Wright Changed How We Live Our Lives.
NYT: How designers Mary and Russell Wright changed how we live our lives.