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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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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Keeping Warm with Hoodies from Society6

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                                All of the sudden, it seems like Southern California caught up with the rest of the world in figuring out that it’s winter. There’s a sudden chill in the air that have caught all Southern Californians off-caught (we get thrown off when it’s anywhere less than 80 degrees). To help keep warm, we can all turn to <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Society6</a> for stylish hoodies (for both <a href="https://society6.com/hoodies/men/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">men</a> and <a href="https://society6.com/hoodies/women/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">women</a>) to keep warm and support emerging artists – it’s a win win situation!
Pug Yoga hoodie by Huebucket Galactic Female Rebellion by FSDisseny Black and white face hoodie by Tas Lima Little Gentleman French Bulldog hoodie by Gabriel sneaky cat hoodie by Laura Graves Bear In Whimsical Wild hoodie by Picomodi Into The Wild hoodie by Andreas Lie Hi Bear hoodie by beccatapert In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6
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Made in London: Thomas Von Nordheim

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/made-london-thomas-von-nordheim/design_milk_thomas_von_norheim_06/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Design_Milk_Thomas_Von_Norheim_06-810x810.jpg" alt="Made in London: Thomas Von Nordheim" /></a>
                                This is the latest in our <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/made-in-london/"  rel="nofollow noopener" 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 London-based tailor <a href="http://www.vonnordheim.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Thomas Von Nordheim</a>, who was inspired to embark on his career when he coveted a friend&#8217;s fake fur coat that he couldn&#8217;t afford and decided to make one for himself – he took an old coat apart and used it as a pattern. &#8220;I did things as I went along and of course made a lot of mistakes, but in the end it looked quite good.&#8221;
Thomas von Nordheim learned his craft during a three-year apprenticeship with Dusseldorf haute couture salon Lore Lang. “I didn’t enjoy my apprenticeship full-stop,” he says. “But in retrospect it is the best thing I’ve ever done, because it laid a solid foundation for everything I know. It took me another ten years to know what I
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