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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Recycled Sail and Tire Bags


Images from Teamwork website

With backgrounds collectively in design and business co-owners of Teamwork Bags, Nick Stygstra, Justin Mast and Nick Stockton, acted on a simple idea of using local material from the Great Lakes region to make durable, stylish, sustainable bags made out of recycled sails and bike tires—materials that would have otherwise been thrown out only to end up in a landfill.

Messenger Bag:

Tote Bag:

The bags come in two forms, one being the average grocery tote and the other functioning as a bike messenger bag. While we like the minimal graphic treatment of the bags in general—it would have been nice to see them expand the canvass. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:30 am  

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Beer Sweaters

This one has hipster written all over it. No?

Still jonesing for more beer themed visuals? Check this out.
via Quips:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:41 pm  

Saturday, March 21, 2009

It’s O.K. To Cry

Design Glut has a new product out coined the “Dow Jones Hanky”. At only $28.00 it’s a steal for the budget minded.

(more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:09 am  

Monday, March 9, 2009

Cut on the Dotted Line

Amor de Madre designed all natural “UNCUT” felt shoes perfect for the space conscious traveler. With airlines tacking on fees for extra luggage you may find yourself keeping your shoes at home and packing your felt slippers. Don’t forget to bring your scissors though.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:00 am  

Monday, March 9, 2009

Not your ordinary Paper Bag

These light-weight bags made out of synthetic paper can hold up during a rain shower and are durable enough to be tearproof. Word is they are available for purchase in the beginning of April. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:34 am  

Friday, February 20, 2009

Five on Fifth – Welcome to Diesel Planet

Today marks the finale of the week-long series of exclusive dinners showcased within the new Diesel Planet store on 5th Avenue. The campaign coincides with fashion week and celebrates their largest store to date – a 20,000 square foot, three story shoppers oasis. True to their mission to “change the face of Fifth Avenue,” Diesel Planet exemplifies the evolution of the consumer experience. In addition to on-site tailoring, and “magic mirrors,” the mega store offers cell recharging stations, store-wide WiFi, multilingual staff, DJ’s on every floor – and much more.

According to, Renzo Rossi, the president of the hip apparel enterprise, Diesel Planet is “the accomplishment of a 30-year dream as well as the beginning of a new adventure.” No doubt this campaign is a bold and unusual experiment in marketing. The concept grew from the classic tradition of NYC window shopping. The store front window is dressed as a Diesel-esque Manhattan apartment by day (complete with radio, brick wall, fire escape and a massive mohawk bust that appears to have plummeted through the ceiling), transforming into a cozy dining area by night where on-lookers from the street can view those in the know partaking in a casual dinner and conversation.

Tuesday Night Five on Fifth with NY Giants Danny Clark, James Butler and Justin Tuck:

Each dinner featured six guests who embody the essence of the hipper side of New York. Visual Culture cordially accepted an invitation to Tuesday night’s event – an evening with the NY Giants (Danny Clark, James Butler and Justin Tuck for all you football enthusiasts). The space was quite striking: The exterior covered in cast glass with their signature logo – the image of a Mohican – hand-cut into black steel. The interior is filled with refurbished vintage wood, hand crafted accents, vintage furniture, and of course, Diesel’s staggeringly chic merchandise. The theme of the Five on Five feast is cleverly carried throughout the store with a variety of accessories being displayed on plates and flatware.

Tonight’s soirée is sure to be an absolute blow-out. The ‘IT Girls’ of NYC will usher in the climax of the Five on Five series. The new Diesel Planet store is located on the corner of 54th & 5th – dinner starts fashionably late, some time after 8pm. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:20 pm  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Envirosax Introduces…

Hip, reusable bag company Envirosax recently released two new design series Candy and Oxford:

Each individual reusable bag in the new Candy Series is a stand alone eco-fashion statement. The reusable bags were designed with a 70’s Italian chic flare, with the modern active woman in mind. Oxford on the other hand takes a more gender neutral approach.

CANDY SERIES:

OXFORD SERIES:

Click here to see our interview with Envirosax a while back:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:22 am  

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pantone Pop-Up Store

We’ve mentioned Pantone a number of times on our blog in 2008. This ’09 mention is appropriate given the proclaimed “color of the year” stated here by Pantone. If you find yourself in midtown Manhattan, you’ll find a Pop-Up shop courtesy of The Gap & Pantone. This joint is adjacent to the Gap’s flagship store at 54th and 5th Avenue in NYC, and is open until February 8th.

via Kanyewest Blog:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:51 pm  

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sock Anatomy

Here’s some more artsy sh*t for your perusal. Check out additional sock designs here.

via Slow Forward:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:09 pm  

Monday, December 15, 2008

Couture du Papier


RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion is the outcome of an investigation on paper clothing, a long-forgotten but very popular phenomenon in the United States at the end of the ’60s.

The curator of the exhibition and director of ATOPOS, Vassilis Zidianakis, asked today’s fashion designers and artists to create something of their own inspired by the over 100 authentic paper dresses that form part of its collection. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:31 am  
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