Monday, July 28, 2008

We're on ZOOZOOM!

Our Belinda jumper dress from our Fall '08 collection made its debut on the opening page of ZOOZOOM's "You Are What You Wear" story.

Be sure to stay tuned, as we'll be releasing the rest of our Fall collection online soon! Until then, you can see the Belinda and read the rest of the ZOOZOOM article here.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Marks & Spencer starts charging for plastic bags

Marks & Spencer, the UK based department store, started charging customers 5 pence (10 cents) for every plastic bag they use (via Treehugger). So far they've seen an 80% reduction in plastic bag use- that's 70 million fewer bags already! Money raised by the surcharge will be used to improve parks and play areas across the UK.

Between 500 billion to a trillion plastic bags are used every year, so we think it's fantastic that our neighbors across the sea have found a way to significantly reduce plastic bag waste.

If you have plastic bags and want to recycle them, find a place near you through or even better bring your own to the store! Envirosax's graphic series or Baggu's super bright totes are our picks!



Saturday, July 19, 2008

International Graphic Design Competition

Designboom is holding their 2nd annual International Graphic Design Competition.

Pairing up with Tobu Department Store, the competition is in an effort to raise awareness and protect the Earth.

Enter in either of 2 competitions- and the first place winner gets 500,000 yen and will have their winning design used for Tobu Department Store's promotional material. See all the details here.

Check out last year's 2nd place winner (our favorite!) by naoya yoko + jun tashiro (agasuke) from japan below.

Also check out some of the other runner's up from last year here.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Product designer- Peter Marigold

Split shelves by
Peter Marigold. A product designer based out of London, these shelves are based on a
simple geometric principle:

'The inverted angles of a shape split into pieces will always add up to 360 degrees.The angles can be interchanged but will always form a whole.'

You can listen to is interview for Wallpaper here.

Thursday, July 3, 2008