The Pantalones
September 24, 2013

Sweater Weather editorial from the October issue of DETAILS Magazine, styled by Matthew Marden.

Not only am I impressed with the color field and selection of the sweaters in this piece, but the design is absolutely beautiful in-book. The design department at DETAILS has really been stepping it up, as of late. 

September 19, 2013
"Visual strength can be achieved also by using delicate layouts or materials. Visual strength is an expression of intellectual elegance and should never be confused with just visual impact - which, most of the time, is just an expression of visual vulgarity and obtrusiveness."

— Massimo Vignelli

(Source: mypantalones)

September 12, 2013
Sneak peek at a little branding project I'm working on:

This is still very much a work in progress.

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Filed under: Design Branding 
July 30, 2013
Medici Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Herman Miller. 

Medici Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Herman Miller. 

July 29, 2013

Plank Lounger by Council:

Beautiful transformation of a typical flat object to an elegant curve. 

(Source: selectism.com)

July 18, 2013

House in Nakahara, Japan:

Designed by Case Design Studio.

This is a really incredible use of negative space to highlight lines.

(Source: case-design.co.jp)

July 18, 2013

108 Years of Herman Miller in 108 Seconds:

This video is fantastic. 

July 17, 2013
Why I Like the Clothes I Like: William Morris, Dieter Rams, and the Thought of Honest Design

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I’ve been insanely busy this summer, so I haven’t had much of a chance to write much on the blog. However, I’ve been repeatedly making a comparison in my head lately whenever I see fashionable or stylish garments on the street. I’ve been thinking about what draws me toward and pushes me away from certain items, and like I said, there is one concept that keeps coming back again and again.  As you may or may not know, I am currently a graphic design student, and in my mind the line between design theory and the world of style often becomes nonexistent. I’ve written pieces about design and style before, and this is going to be another one of those pieces.

 If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a few days, you have probably realized that I’m not one for high fashion; I’m not one for leather pants, dysfunctional hats, shiny shit, or the latest Kanye sneaker collaboration. I gravitate toward simpler, more straightforward style, mixing classic fabrics and patterns to fit into a modern setting. I’m not saying that I gravitate toward the boring, but more so toward the refined. You can say that the cut or colors come into effect (and they do), but the biggest variable and determinant is the material used to make the garment. When it comes down to it, the appearance of the material, as well as the appearance of the physical attributes, is what pushes me away or toward a garment.

 William Morris was a prominent designer and theorist during the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th century. It was in the 1880s that Morris and the rest of the artists and designers in the Arts and Crafts movement adopted the “truth to Materials” ideal as a standard for work in both art and design. The concept behind this ideal was that materials should be presented for what they are; there should be no attempt to try and disguise a material or alter its appearance to resemble something else. Wood should be represented as wood, grain and all. Gold should be presented as gold, ink as ink.  The idea was that if you present something as it truly is, the design would be honest and the worth would be evident.

More after the jump.

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(Source: mypantalones)

July 16, 2013

Classic Braun products, illustrated by Andrei Boghita. 

(Source: behance.net)

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Filed under: Design Braun 
July 3, 2013
Summer.

Summer.

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Filed under: Typography Design Summer 
July 1, 2013

An abandoned stable in Spain.

Designed by Ábaton Architects. 

(Source: abaton.es)

June 27, 2013

PRIME.

Southampton Beach House by Bates Masi + Architects

(Source: batesmasi.com)

June 11, 2013
Fantastic little article about Maurizio Storchetto, Milano's Bar Basso, and the "Mistaken Negroni

June 10, 2013
Messing around with some potential branding material.
 No one better steal this.

Messing around with some potential branding material. No one better steal this.

February 26, 2013
Bottled water identity drafts. (at TCNJ - Art & Interactive Multimedia Building)

Bottled water identity drafts. (at TCNJ - Art & Interactive Multimedia Building)

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Filed under: Design 
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