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December 1, 2011

Color Consumption: Back in Black (and White)

Once upon a time, designers of the world were antsy to pull the plug on black and white.

Topics: Topics: Color, Fashion, Pattern & Palette

November 28, 2011

Dirty Work: Do You Sell Puffer Fish?

The one and only Jesse LeDoux emerged as a major talent during his time working at Sub Pop Records (you likely have some of his sleeves in your record collection, assuming you have good taste in music, or design, or both) and then took to a little world travel, only to return as a force in both the illustration and whimsical fine art fields via his LeDouxville studio.

Topics: Topics: Environmental Design, Fashion, Handmade, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

November 26, 2011

Fashion Filter: The Power of Padding

As unlikely as it would be for me to find myself in the woods, nevermind being confronted by a mountain lion or a bear, I've been told by my outdoorsy friends that in the event of such a face off, I should make myself appear larger to discourage the animal from thinking that I'm easy prey.

Topics: Topics: Fashion, Random

November 11, 2011

Fashion Filter: A Passion for Red

"When in doubt wear red.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Fashion

October 29, 2011

Across the Pond: FROM AUSTERITY TO DISORDER British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age

My first transmission from "across the pond" is no less than a blockbuster.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Fashion, Product Design, Random

October 27, 2011

Fashion Filter: Global Textile Signatures

There are many ways a designer can stimulate the creative process.

Topics: Topics: Color, Fashion, Pattern & Palette

September 29, 2011

Fashion Filter: Boston Fashion Week: Keeping it Local

The Tent at Boston Fashion Week is poised to become as iconic a landmark as the Hancock Tower for fashionistas in Boston.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Fashion, Product Design, Professional Development

September 27, 2011

From the Crow's Nest: Target's Black Tuesday

The Master of cheap-chic made quite a splash last Tuesday when the launch of their latest "luxury for the mass market" endeavor crashed their website.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Fashion, Packaging, Product Design