Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Women shaping the design world, India's wine industry, the recipe for black concrete and more

Farewell to the Plastic Bags of NYC While the single-use plastic bag ban in New York (instated 1 March) is undeniably necessary, the bags’ kitsch designs have become synonymous with the city. Graphic designer Sho Shibuya collected more than 200 different types of bags over several years and photographed some of his favorite designs, sharing them with The New York Times. “In treasuring things other …

Greater Goods’ Upcycled Everyday Accessories

Dubbed the “Freitag of functionwear,” Greater Goods—under the direction of designer Jaimus Tailor—uses vintage and repurposed materials to craft totes, bottle and chalk bags, and more. Not only does Tailor rely exclusively on pre-used material, he’s also spotlighting the potential of repurposing, a sustainable alternative to purchasing products made using virgin materials. “It’s more design than art. I never go in with a plan of …

The North Face’s City-Ready SS20 Black Series Collection

Fusing streetwear with superior function, this release signals a foray into fashion-centric design

The North Face has always focused on the outdoor space first and foremost. In fact, their technical garments are some of the most capable and innovative on the market and their long history of high-demand collaborations (Maison Margiela, Supreme, and Brain Dead among others) and successful original concepts (Purple Label, Summit Series, and FUTURELIGHT) reveal the brand’s impact on the wider fashion industry, as well. …