UNIQLO Just Launched the 2nd SPRZ NY Eames Collection for Spring/Summer 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/uniqlo-just-launched-the-2nd-sprz-ny-eames-collection-for-spring-summer-2018/uniqlo-2nd-sprz-ny-eames-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/UNIQLO-2nd-SPRZ-NY-Eames-1-810x401.jpg" alt="UNIQLO Just Launched the 2nd SPRZ NY Eames Collection for Spring/Summer 2018" /></a>
                                After releasing their successful <a href="https://design-milk.com/uniqlo-launches-the-sprz-ny-eames-collection/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">inaugural collection</a> last October, <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/home/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQLO</a> just unveiled the 2nd <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/sprz-ny-eames"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SPRZ NY Eames</a> collection for Spring/Summer 2018. The latest release includes graphic t-shirts and tote bags featuring a new round of prints and styles. Just like the first launch, the pieces celebrate the American design duo Charles and Ray Eames and their iconic contributions to the world of modern design. And like that first collection, the affordable new goods will probably sell out pretty quickly so jump on them before they&#8217;re gone.
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This Artist-Designed Travel Bag Is Made by 8HZ with 23 Recycled Plastic Bottles

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                                These days, sustainability is a big factor that impacts consumer choices and purchases. It’s not enough that a product looks good or works well. Consumers want full disclosure and transparency into the details of their purchase so that they can make an informed purchase, most of the time preferring the company or brand that promotes sustainability and advocates for positive change to better the world.
That’s what 8HZ wants to do with their new Travel Bag. This sustainable, light-weight bag uses a unique fabric that’s made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and has a 75% lower carbon footprint compared to virgin polyester fabric. It also uses less energy consumption and water consumption, resulting in a lower carbon footprint. This doesn’t mean the backpack lacks in quality. On the contrary, the Travel Bag uses military grade webbing, YKK zippers, a rounder corner design to reduce wear and tear, an abundance of
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10 Weekender + Duffle Bags to Make Your Travels Easy

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                                After a number of domestic and international flights last year, I have to say, packing is truly an art form, one that only improves after many iterations, trials and errors. While a hard-shell carry-on suitcase is my #1 preference, there are times when it seems like overkill to haul a suitcase around, like when you’re going away for just the weekend or an overnight’s stay. In this case, I prefer a duffle bag. It’s simple, malleable enough to fit in tight squeeze places (like those small commuter planes), and much more portable if you have to rush somewhere.
If your resolution for 2018 is to travel more, here are 10 duffle bags that will turn heads at the airport and help get you to your destination in style. Southern Field Industries Weekender, available at Need Supply
Handmade in Saitama, Japan, this unisex weekender bag is crafted by a small
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UNIQLO and Marimekko Reveal Limited Edition Collection

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                                Japanese clothing retailer <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/home/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQLO</a> revealed their latest collaboration and this one takes them all the way to Finland to partner with iconic Finish design house <a href="https://us.marimekko.com/#US"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marimekko</a>. The <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/marimekko/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQLO x Marimekko</a> special edition collection includes nine items featuring bold prints inspired by nature and urban lifestyle, designed by Marimekko pattern designer Maija Louekari.
The collaboration is a fitting one, as both brands aim to create products that enhance daily life, and with Marimekko’s beloved prints mixed with UNIQLO’s casual styling, it’s a no-brainer. The collection marks a brand-new print design and includes t-shirts (2 styles, 10 colors/patterns), French-sleeve blouses (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), wide cropped pants (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), short-sleeved dresses (1 style, 4 colors/patterns), French-sleeve dresses (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), canvas sneakers ((1 style, 3 colors/patterns), and bags (2 styles, 5 colors/patterns). The UNIQLO x Marimekko Collection will launch online and in stores on March 29th, 2018 at 9pm
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Linda Sieto’s Shift Collection of Handbags Disregards Traditional Structures and Symmetries

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                                A bag has a simple function (to carry things) and a relatively simple design (a main compartment and handle(s)), yet it’s always fascinating to me how designers can innovate beyond these basic elements to create something new and modern. <a href="http://www.lindasieto.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Linda Sieto</a>, a Hungary-based designer, creates her <a href="http://www.lindasieto.com/aw17"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Shift</a> collection of handbags inspired by “the state of transition, a period when balance is disturbed.” These bags, perfectly imperfect in their asymmetry, disregards the traditional design of parallel structures.
In deep tones of grey mint, mid-tone blue, matte wine and burgundy red, the Shift bags feature asymmetrical flaps, contrasting tassels, and slashed wrist straps that have been contoured with hand-painted edges. The biggest bag of the collection is the tote, a generously sized structure that still allows for the leather to move fluidly. The clutches, available in mint, pale taupe and foggy blue, also have the signature slashed wrist strap detail
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Linda Sieto’s Shift Collection of Handbags Disregards Traditional Structures and Symmetries

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/linda-sietos-shift-collection-handbags-disregards-traditional-structures-symmetries/linda-sieto-shift-bag-collection-24/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/linda-sieto-shift-bag-collection-24-810x497.jpg" alt="Linda Sieto&#8217;s Shift Collection of Handbags Disregards Traditional Structures and Symmetries" /></a>
                                A bag has a simple function (to carry things) and a relatively simple design (a main compartment and handle(s)), yet it’s always fascinating to me how designers can innovate beyond these basic elements to create something new and modern. <a href="http://www.lindasieto.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Linda Sieto</a>, a Hungary-based designer, creates her <a href="http://www.lindasieto.com/aw17"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Shift</a> collection of handbags inspired by “the state of transition, a period when balance is disturbed.” These bags, perfectly imperfect in their asymmetry, disregards the traditional design of parallel structures.
In deep tones of grey mint, mid-tone blue, matte wine and burgundy red, the Shift bags feature asymmetrical flaps, contrasting tassels, and slashed wrist straps that have been contoured with hand-painted edges. The biggest bag of the collection is the tote, a generously sized structure that still allows for the leather to move fluidly. The clutches, available in mint, pale taupe and foggy blue, also have the signature slashed wrist strap detail
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RUKI-KRYKI: Handcrafted Leather Goods by Vladimir Kovalev

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                                <a href="http://ruki-kryki.ru/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">RUKI-KRYKI</a> stems from a Russian saying that means something done very badly by hand, but Vladimir Kovalev’s hand-crafted leather goods are anything but that. Returning to a simpler way of product design, Kovalev creates each of his products by hand from start to finish. This allows Kovalev to be intimately involved with the design and evolve it with small tweaks.
Kovalev’s Russian heritage plays a big part in his collections and he implements traditional skills like wood carving and hand embroidery into his products. He’s added wood sculptures to his repertoire and is now diving into paper goods. He recently created a calendar of old wooden houses + architecture around his city and is now developing notebooks. For the latest news on what Kovalev is working on, check out his Instagram.
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The HEX x Aaron De La Cruz Capsule Collection

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                                It&#8217;s an easy thing to promote a design you already like, except improved. That&#8217;s the case with the LA-based <a href="https://www.hexbrand.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">HEX</a> with their recently unveiled Aaron De La Cruz <a href="https://www.hexbrand.com/collections/hex-x-adlc"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">collaboration</a>, one represented partially by the very Sneaker Bag Duffle Back Pack included in our recent <a href="http://design-milk.com/2017-gift-guide-tech/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">holiday tech gift guide</a>.
San Francisco-based artist Aaron De La Cruz’s geometric and (mostly) monochromatic graphical style exhibits a confluence of influences, evocative of Mayan hieroglyphics, the immediacy of a Keith Haring street piece, and perhaps even imagined as a dimensionally-flattened M.C Escher landscape. As a whole De La Cruz’s work reads both as pattern, in isolation more of an indecipherable script – a style that has made him renowned as both as gallery artist and street muralist, and an ideal application to HEX’s line of street-influenced gear.
I wanted to explore texture, surface and sculpture, allowing the audience to gain tangible access to what
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2017 Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything

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                                We all know them and we all love them. You know who they are – that person who is just impossible to buy for, the one you dread shopping for because they just seem to have everything. Since you can&#8217;t just mark them off your gift list, you might as well dive in and get them something cool, perhaps something they wouldn&#8217;t buy for themselves. We wanted to take some of the stress off your plate so here are 10 gift ideas for *that* particular person.
Black Minimalist Knife by Grovemade \\ $109
A pocket knife is nothing short of practical and this Japanese Higonokami inspired knife is sleek, compact, and lightweight, making it a great gift for that person who’s hard to buy for. Daypack by AMENT \\ $100
One can never have enough bags, especially a durable, smart-looking backpack that holds all of your gear. This pack is
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Charlotte Olympia Releases Collaboration with Zaha Hadid Design

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/charlotte-olympia-releases-collaboration-with-zaha-hadid-design/zhd_charlotteolympia_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/ZHD_CharlotteOlympia_01-810x568.jpg" alt="Charlotte Olympia Releases Collaboration with Zaha Hadid Design" /></a>
                                After Zaha Hadid&#8217;s untimely death last year, British luxury shoe and accessory brand <a href="http://www.charlotteolympia.com/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Charlotte Olympia</a> paid tribute by launching a <a href="http://www.charlotteolympia.com/en/co/zaha-hadid/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">two piece collection</a> they collaborated on with the late designer&#8217;s firm, <a href="http://zaha-hadid-design.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Zaha Hadid Design</a>. The limited edition designs, a platform wedge shoe and a clutch bag, perfectly merge the aesthetics of both entities and are a reflection of Zaha&#8217;s original ideas which came about after their 2015 meeting.
The bold pieces, which feature perspex and rose gold accents, incorporate Zaha’s signature sinuous style with Charlotte Olympia’s immaculate craftsmanship, making these limited edition pieces worth every penny for both design and fashion lovers. Both designs are available exclusively at Charlotte Olympia retail shops and online at www.charlotteolympia.com. Photos courtesy of Charlotte Olympia.
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Made in London: Johnetté Taylor

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                                This is the latest in our <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Made-In-London/" data-wpel-link="internal">Made in London</a> series of films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="http://williamscothern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">William Scothern</a>. This month&#8217;s video is about leather bag-maker <a href="https://www.netteleathergoods.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Johnetté Taylor</a>. &#8220;Being a creative person, it becomes really difficult to go along with how things are supposed to be,&#8221; she says. &#8220;You start to realize that: &#8216;I could be creating something that allows me to make my own money, which allows me to make my own decisions.'&#8221;
Inspired by the migrations of her native American and African American ancestors and a school trip to England, France and Spain aged just 16, Johnetté moved to London when she was 20 to learn more about design. “My impression from a young age was if you’re not where you want to be, find the place you’d like to be,” she says. “From the day I landed at Heathrow Airport in 1998, the world opened up
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Made in London: Johnetté Taylor

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/made-london-johnette-taylor/design_milk_johnette_taylor_fi/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Design_Milk_Johnette_Taylor_FI-810x810.jpg" alt="Made in London: Johnetté Taylor" /></a>
                                This is the latest in our <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Made-In-London/" data-wpel-link="internal">Made in London</a> series of films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="http://williamscothern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">William Scothern</a>. This month&#8217;s video is about leather bag-maker <a href="https://www.netteleathergoods.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Johnetté Taylor</a>. &#8220;Being a creative person, it becomes really difficult to go along with how things are supposed to be,&#8221; she says. &#8220;You start to realize that: &#8216;I could be creating something that allows me to make my own money, which allows me to make my own decisions.'&#8221;
Inspired by the migrations of her native American and African American ancestors and a school trip to England, France and Spain aged just 16, Johnetté moved to London when she was 20 to learn more about design. “My impression from a young age was if you’re not where you want to be, find the place you’d like to be,” she says. “From the day I landed at Heathrow Airport in 1998, the world opened up
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