Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Design Firm: Walker and Company

Tristan Walker has taken on the challenge of identifying and addressing the black consumer market with products designed with their needs in mind. His first product offering seeks to address the grooming products category with a shaving system called Bevel.

CNN Article: Path Through Silicon Valley

Fast Company Article: What High Design Can Do For Neglected Black Consumers

Walker and Company Website

Bevel Shaving System

CODE2040 Fellows Program

I find this story interesting on many levels: there is opportunity to bring the learnings and skills gleaned from silicon valley startups an apply it more broadly to under served markets I get it; the discovery of design by young entrepreneurs is exciting for the aesthetic that can be brought to the marketplace, just think of theBEAT headphones by Dr.Dre's; the time is now to sit at the table and be heard, think of Kayne's demand's and frustration with NIKE.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fashion: Jeans have Faded and Athletic Wear is the New Denim

Athletic wear has surpassed jeans as the preferred clothing among the young with Lulullemon and Nike leading the pack.

denim leggings chart 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Graphic Designer: Milton Glaser

The legend of modern graphic design is still sharing his unique point of view. Glaser known for the body of his work, but most associated with the 'I Love NY' logo.


Article: Getting to know Milton Glaser, the Godfather of Modern Design

NYTimes Article: "Mad Men" Enlists the Graphics Guru


Thursday, April 03, 2014

Design Conference: Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014

This conference is looking like the place to be for bleeding-edge look at opportunities for design and designers.
Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014 Website

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Architecture: Zaha Hadid

Easily one of the most influential architects of the moment, Zaha Hadid has unveiled images of a 40-storey hotel with an exposed exoskeleton that is under construction in Macau, China.

Graudian Article: Zaha Hadid beyond buildings...

City of Dreams hotel in Macau by Zaha HadidZaha Hadid

Marc Newson Talks About Fashion and Furniture

Newson shares his thoughts on the state of fashion and furniture design.

de zeen Article: The design industry is "really pathetic"