AMP Winter ’08

With much excitement, we bring you an exclusive first look at AMP's new winter '08 collection. The São Paulo street clothing brand that can find no haters took action after encountering a few inspiring subjects. The designers turned to Claude Levi-Strauss' "The Raw and the Cooked," (a book explaining his theory for understanding mythology after his research on South American Indians), the world record Joey …

Alexandra Cassaniti Bags

Alexandra Cassaniti's collection of silk-screened bags are just the thing to ease the transition into spring and raise your spirits during the rainy season. Even if there's no trip to the beach in the near future, carrying the constantly increasing load of everyday essentials for urban living around in this Brushstroke Four Pocket Bagpack has an appeal. A versatile bag, it has adjustable leather straps …

Squares, Checks and Grids

"Squares, Checks and Grids," the newest title in the Communicating with Pattern series from Rotovision, is an homage to the most linear of shapes. Serving as a sourcebook for designers, the book features 850 inspirational images of squares, checks and grids in a variety of contexts. Dozens of examples of houndstooth, tartans, argyles, ginghams and western plaids explore checks in the context of textiles. Drawing …