Kith Takes Streetwear to the Mountains

Founder Ronnie Fieg discusses the new Snarkitecture-designed Aspen location

Streetwear as a truly ubiquitous element of pop culture is a relatively nascent phenomenon. Limited sneakers and boutique hoodies in the pre-internet age were largely relegated to global downtown centers of fashion in major cities like New York, London and Tokyo. But thanks to the rise of social media and online retail garm aficionados in Everytown, USA can now follow (and shop) trends as fervently …

Objeckt Creative’s FORM + MATTER Mobile Skincare Lab

A beautiful in-store product testing platform

There’s a beautiful piece of design work housed within Californian skincare brand FORM + MATTER‘s partner stores: SocialStudies. It’s a mobile testing laboratory—designed to engage customers, and envisioned by their Berkeley-based parent-company Objeckt Creative. In essence, a shop within a shop, this riff on a classic wooden A-frame structure does more than offer a minimalist, usable presentation of product; its core design DNA matches that …

Art Story

Pratt students have the run of Rachel Shechtman's magazine-style boutique

One of the things we’ve always loved about Story—Rachel Shechtman‘s ever-changing store in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood—is that every iteration is a story in and of itself. Her latest venture is Art Story, a concept shop created with the help of Art.com and a group of eight masters students of interior design at Pratt Institute. Project leaders LuzElena Wood and Kelly Rosen worked as part of …