Word of Mouth: Georgetown

Lobster rolls, boutique hotels and hidden architectural gems on DC's quiet side

by Michael Kucmeroski Although all of Washington, DC has much to offer in terms of sightseeing and history, there is something enticing about staying in Georgetown. The area around the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C and O, to the locals) is charming, much less touristy than central DC and is buzzing with new restaurants, shops and cafĂ©s. Founded in 1751, Georgetown is famous for residents …

Interview: THE/END

Menswear takes a dark turn down the "Street Where Nobody Lives," the LA-based brand's debut collection

by Vivianne Lapointe THE/END, an edgy new apparel and accessories line celebrating American counter-culture, is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based Cody and Mike Comrie, Mat Mickel and Jerrod Cornish. Inspired by the late 1970s punk scene in the US, the brand’s debut collection features premium denim, outerwear, leather, fleece, art-based graphic pieces, jewelry and accessories—all designed and produced in downtown LA. To learn more we …

America Messenger

Portable reminder to get out the vote

With only 61.8% of eligible voters showing up to polls for the 2008 US presidential election, everyone from Con Edison to the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) are attempting to persuade reluctant citizens to cast their votes next Tuesday, 6 November 2012. San Francisco-based company Timbuk2 recently joined the design community’s effort to inspire turnout with a messenger bag that has been cut and …