From the Desk of… is a window into the world and workspace of some of ACL’s most stylish friends.
The second entry in the series is Ben Ferencz, the founder and creative director of The Design Cooperative and the man behind Freeman Transport. Born and raised in New York, the saying holds true, you can take the kid out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the kid. Ben now lives on a 70 acre organic farm outside Missoula, Montana with his wife Julie and daughter Evelyn. Details after the jump.
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Sometimes you don’t see the things that are right under your nose. That is definitely the case with the Columbus, Ohio based American Furnishings. It is a good thing that In(side) Loop down in Texas has her eyes open. The company manufactures and sells beautiful furniture like this Post Office Organizer from their shop in middle Ohio or as they say “where the grain belt and the rust belt embrace”. It is good to see that all of the offerings are made in the United States. The stuff that really caught my eye is the Vintage Industrial collection – which is made from reclaimed parts from abandoned factories all over the Midwest. Images below and after the jump.
Flickr Find is a weekly column of interesting things found on the amazing and inspiring photo sharing website Flickr.
Dieter Rams is one of the most influential industrial designers of all time. Much of his his career was spent working for the consumer electronics company Braun. He is also sited as being one of the major design inspirations for a little Cupertino, California company that you may have heard of. The Dieter Rams Flickr pool can be found here.
On my way home from the office last week I stopped by the Steven Alan Annex in TriBeCa. If you were wondering (because I was), the “Annex” store means that it carries the Steven Alan brand and other labels. While the straight up “Steven Alan” stores carry only the house made goods. What I quickly came to realize while browsing is that I am obsessed with Steven Alan. The store is my perfect aesthetic – spot on as they say in England. There are some cool new brands for spring, like the Japanese label Edifice (great outerwear), United Arrow’s line Beauty & Youth and Shipley & Halmos. Plus the store carries most of my tried and true favorites like Rogues Gallery, A.P.C., Filson, Gilded Age, Engineered Garments, the list goes on and on. Also in stock are three of my current favorite footwear lines Common Projects, Spring Court (canvas shoes for everyone!) and the LA based amazingness that is The Generic Man.