Anya Hindmarch, a British accessories designer, created Be A Bag as a charitable promotion. She offers you the opportunity to transpose a photograph onto one of 6 different style bags. Check out the site for some examples and inspirations from all her famous friends.
Toms Summer 2010
The socially-conscious espadrille label's nautical looks, faded plaid, and first-ever wedges
by Laura Neilson
Building on their solid business model marrying modern-casual style with philanthropy (for every pair sold, they give a pair to a child in need), Toms Shoes recently rolled out some fetching new looks for summer. The mostly nautical-inspired collection...
Wear Yellow Live Strong
by Josh Rubin
Nike and the Lance Armstrong Foundation are raising $5 million to benefit people around the world who are living with cancer. Buy a $1 yellow band and show your support. Available at Nike Town or in bulk direct from the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Caracalla Bagaglio Commemorative Motorsport Collection
Handmade leather bags designed to match historic race cars
by CH Contributor
by Quincy Moore U.K.-based makers of luxury Italian-leather holdalls Caracalla Bagaglio fashions their "Commemorative Motorsport Collection" line after the past triumphs of famous race cars and their drivers. The company, owned by motorsports aficionado...
Publishers With A Purpose
by Karen Day
In honor of Blog Action Day, we're proud to announce our involvement in Publishers With A Purpose—a group of online publishers who pledge to donate 5% of their advertising inventory to select nonprofits and social causes. The realization...
Ryan McGinness Raffle
by Josh Spear
Art Prostitute is raffling an original hand silkscreened piece by Ryan McGinness. We all love Ryan McGinness, his unique work has made him an internationally recognized artist. This piece is from a series entitled "Fabricated Cultural Belief Systems...
Inara Organics Babussu Lip Balm
by Ami Kealoha
Not all lip balms are created equal. Inara Organics Babussu lip balm is a superior solution for a soft smooth lips with a commitment to quality, environmentalism, and good design. Instead of a lint-attracting tube, Inara is packaged in a wafer-thin...
The incredible story of how a group of Italian companies rebuilt a devastated town
by Paolo Ferrarini
When a devastating earthquake hit L'Aquila in April of 2009, Italian civil service agency the Civil Protection launched the C.A.S.E. Project to rebuild safe, high quality homes. Employing 16 Italian companies to design and build these new houses...
Freitag R521 Coolidge
The Swiss brand's latest design, based on the classic mountaineering rucksack
by Hans Aschim
Durability, function, style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive as Zurich-based bag-maker Freitag continues to prove. The brand's latest offering, the R521 Coolidge, is a continuation of that tradition; this rugged commuting and travel...
Designer Mobile Phone Screensavers Raise Money for AIDS
by Josh Rubin
The Parisian mobile content company, See My SMS, in a fund raising effort for "Ensemble Contre le Sida" (United Against AIDS), has launched a collection of artworks to be downloaded onto cell phones. The images were created by many famous designers...
Hand-tailored neck wear that helps provide school uniforms for African children in need
by Josh Rubin
For every hand-tailored tie sold, Figs gives a school uniform to a child in East Africa through their Threads for Threads program. The L.A.-based label offers standard and bow ties in a variety of dapper fabrics, ranging from woolen Ivy League...
by Josh Spear
Keep A Child Alive. I'm not generally a big mobile marketing fan, but the art is original and the cause is just. This first series includes artists like Spazmat, Flowergu, Rotgut, and many more.
Design Indaba Expo 2010: Moonbasket Lighting
Made in South Africa by local craftswomen, a line of crocheted globe lamps with a socially conscious twist
by Brian Fichtner
At the close of last week's Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, we had the opportunity to meander through the expo of over 260 impassioned exhibitors from around South Africa. While much of the work on view skewed toward accessories and jewelry...