As designers, we strive to be responsible when it comes to materials selection, making sustainable choices whenever possible. Yet, what exactly does the term ‘sustainable design’ really mean, and as designers, do we have a responsibility to select sustainable materials? It can be a complex issue, especially for students and young designers just entering the field.
For over 40 years, The North Face has provided an authentic solution to the real needs of athletes. Named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain, The North Face® legend began, ironically, on a beach. More precisely, San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, at an altitude of only 150 feet above sea level. It was here in 1966 that two hiking enthusiasts resolved to follow their passions and founded a small mountaineering retail store. Soon thereafter, that little shop became known as The North Face, a retailer of high-performance climbing and backpacking equipment. Furthermore »
If you’re forever searching for just the right kind of thumbtacks to pin ideas to a cork board, if you’re charmed by antique postage stamps or old-fashioned air mail stationery, then you’re of a mind with British designers Neal Whittington and Mark Smith. Present & Correct, their London shop (and its online version), offers new and vintage items for desk, office and correspondence.
Remove the exquisite hard slip case and reveal the cover image—a detail from a lifestyle complex where “moments are defined by people and exceptional experiences, not things.” Furthermore »