Tag: design

How Karl Lagerfeld spends his days and how a Chanel jacket is made

There must be something expensive in the air because today I’m seeing all things Chanel.  Not in my wardrobe of course (!), but in my source reading.  There are two articles I thought would be fun to share.  The first article is about Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary and controversial designer, and how he spends his day.  It’s not often you get personal insights into KL’s life, if you’d like to take a peek click here for the article:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next article is actually more of a video, and you get to watch how a Chanel jacket is made. The process reminds me a lot of how we make eThreads’ bags … each piece is measured, cut, sewn and pressed by hand.  Of course, our bags are a lot more affordable than a hand tailored Chanel jacket, but the pieces do get the same handcrafted attention.  This inspires me to take some pictures about how an eThreads bag gets made – it’s a fun process, and you will get to see the loving labor that goes into each bag.

 

 

 

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Design Your Own Shoes

We love discovering sites that also let you design your own products.  We’ve told you about Element Bars, Design a Tea, and now we’d like to share Shoes of Prey.  It’s a design-your-own-shoe site that let’s you choose the shoe type, heel height, fabric type … you can even choose how the toe and back of shoe will be shaped.  It’s fun to play around and dream up different designs.  I actually designed one in their new polka dot fabric that immediately reminded me of an eThreads’ design:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a match!  If you design any shoes that look like an eThreads bag let us know!

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Design your own tea

I drink a lot of tea, so I was excited to discover a customized tea company called Design a Tea. The site lets you choose a base tea, additional flavorings, and whether you like the tea loose or bagged.  You even get to write your own message on the label!  I chose a green tea base with chai and vanilla flavorings, perfect for this cold time of year.  I like my tea bagged and I got to choose between 10 and 20 bags.  It will be neat to switch my favorite flavors depending on the time of year – fruit in the summer, warm cinnamon in the fall.  Yummy…

 

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These shoe designs are art … a must see if you like shoes!

I stumbled across this posting by a designer named Kobi Levi, who specializes in shoe design. I’m not normally a shoe gal but I am an art gal, and Levi’s heels combine both perfectly.  He makes whimsical shoes that seem to tell a story – from puppy ears to ripe bananas, each style makes me smile.  My favorite is the gum “stuck” on the bottom of the shoe.  You can see all the designs here – which is your favorite?

 

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