The Gentlewoman

Curator: Ryan Essmaker
date: May 5, 2015
Categories: Book & Magazine Design
Tags: Design, Fashion, Magazine, women
Interior spread from The Gentlewoman No. 11
In my opinion, The Gentlewoman is one of the best indie magazines being published today. Penny Martin and creative director, Jop van Bennekom, along with their team are publishing something really special that honors the interesting and talented women featured in each issue. There’s not a copy I haven’t collected since discovering this magazine.
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A Nike Fantasy Shop: Purple Unicorn Planet

Curator: Femme Den
date: May 21, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Entertainment Design, Information Design
Tags: Design, men, Nike, shoes, sneakers, trainers, women

Emily Hodgson and Emilie Riis love sneakers, or trainers, as they’re known in London, but were frustrated by the fact that many of the coolest designs are made in men’s sizes only. So they decided to do something about it, launching Purple Unicorn Planet, a fantasy shop created to inspire Nike to make trainers for men available in women’s sizes, too.

 

As Riis told Fast Company: “Trainers are unisex shoes and have been for awhile. But it seems we are still stuck in an outdated view on what kinds girls and boys, respectively, should wear. Girls don’t just want pink, purple, or banana yellow trainers.”

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Wearable Technology Made by Women for Women: MEMI Smart Bracelet

Curator: Femme Den
date: May 20, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: bracelet, Design, jewelry, smart, technology, wearables, women

MEMI is an iPhone-compatible smart bracelet that discretely vibrates when you receive important phone calls, text messages and calendar alerts. Intended for women with purse-bound phones, MEMI allows women to actually unplug while staying connected to the people that matter most. According to creator Leslie Pierson, MEMI isn’t trying to get women more plugged into their phones but instead, help them focus more on moments they care about while stripping away distraction. It’s about unplugging, just enough, while still having peace of mind that those who need you can still get through.

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