The Pantalones
January 11, 2014

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Spring/Summer 2014:

Really great compositions on these spreads, shot by Innez + Vinoodh.

(Source: mypantalones)

January 7, 2014

Beautifully designed, high-end, Japanese drinking accessories are precisely what my interests demand:

(Source: mypantalones)

December 5, 2013
Making moves, building brands.
2014.

Making moves, building brands.

2014.

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Filed under: Design Deliquo 
December 2, 2013

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been working on a video branding project for my senior design research class. It isn’t quite finished, but all of the footage is finalized and edited, so here you go. In it’s final state it will be a feature for a denim company.

I shot, edited, and directed all of it, but keep in mind, I am by no means a competent filmmaker (nor do I have access to any high quality cameras or recording equipment). 

November 6, 2013
I know I have talented followers.

Are you a student or recent graduate in the fields of web development, graphic design, fashion design/styling, advertising, or videography?

Let me know. Send me a link to your work (email works best).

We’ve got big things on the horizon over here.

November 4, 2013
Working that vegetable typography. (at Pingree)

Working that vegetable typography. (at Pingree)

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Filed under: Design Typography 
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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July 16, 2013

Classic Braun products, illustrated by Andrei Boghita. 

(Source: behance.net)

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Filed under: Design Braun 
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