February 28, 2009
London fashion week drew to a close yesterday with a whole day devoted exclusively to menswear. A handful of catwalk shows and a couple of presentations showcased a lucky 13 designers in a long-overdue acknowledgment of the city’s huge reservoir of talent in the men’s fashion arena. There were three distinct strands: the showy, the sporty, and the (relatively) classic. They often mingled, as in Tim Soar’s zipper-trimmed bird’s eye suit, or Alister Mackie’s fabulous outerwear for Topman, or Martine Rose’s shirts with their subtle mix of cloth and texture. Calvin Klein‘s Italo Zucchelli, in town on a research trip, was very taken with her, and with Christopher Shannon’s high-functioning combination of nylon and poplin.
February 24, 2009
Apple’s Wings Clipped By Recession
Apple’s Mac business has slowed and is expected to shrink this quarter, reports Business Insider. Last year, Apple’s March quarter Mac shipments grew 51% year-over-year. Financial analysts expects Apple’s Mac unit shipments to drop 4% year-over-year this quarter to 2.2 million units. Several factors combine to stop the phenomenal growth it had last year: a huge drop in the PC market led by the US financial crash; an unattractive desktop Mac lineup; and the success of cheap, low-end netbooks.
February 20, 2009
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February 18, 2009
All About Money
Designboom has compiled a lengthy post all about currency design and artists who use monetary imagery in their work. They showcase money from around the world and explore artists who play with these powerful symbols of wealth. It’s an interesting look at the complex relationship we have with these little pieces of paper and metal.