Down and Out in Denver

Wednesday Links

Posted in Uncategorized by Alastair on August 11, 2010

  • According to the New York Times, “Summertime is tote time.” However, the DOD boys know that anytime, not just summertime, is tote time. The Hetrick-Martin Institute, in collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren produced the totes pictured above. Proceeds benefit the institute, the nation’s oldest social service organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. More here.
  • There’s been a variety of local and national criticism (both good and bad) regarding Santiago Calatrava’s recently unveiled designs (with architects of record Gensler) for the Denver International Airport. I’m not quite sure where I stand, but I’m sure that just like the Clyfford Still Museum, which recently released images of the final design, Calatrava’s proposal will also change over time.
  • I’m not a fan of flip -flops. Yes, King Tut wore them, but I’d prefer that you didn’t… unless we’re at the beach, by the pool, or they’re made entirely out of gold. Just saying. As if you needed another reason to avoid flip-flops CNN recently aired a story regarding researchers who found that wearing thong-style flip-flops resulted in pain in the ankles, legs, feet… and some people’s eyes. Yes, I did.
  • Do you work in downtown Denver? Well, you may have heard that it’s Downtown Denver Partnership Employee Appreciation Week. There are numerous events, freebies, discounts at downtown restaurants and other activities, including free ice cream, today at 12:30 pm at Skyline Park (16th & Arapahoe).
  • An exclusive and rather handsome collection of “built-to-last” men’s apparel and accessories –a collaboration between Levi’s and Filson– is now available in select retail stores, as well as on www.levi.com and www.filson.com.
  • Gary Hustwit, the filmaker responsibile for the documentary, Helvetica, which looked at the worlds of typography and graphic design, and their impact on our visual environment and Objectified, which focused on industrial design and product design, and our relationship with the manufactured objects that surround us, is now working on his third film, Urbanized. The last of Hustwit’s design trilogy, Urbanized looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, featuring some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

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