‘A Life Designed’ soon to offer a thoughtfully curated selection of vintage furniture and objects for sale.
July, 2013 marks the two-year anniversary of the launch of the A Life Designed blog and with that comes some big changes for the ‘little blog that could.’ We are very excited to announce the forthcoming addition of an online shopping experience where you will be able to browse and purchase specially selected Rough Luxe/Industrial/Loft Style furniture and unique decor items for your home, carefully sourced by Randy Sloan – Designer, Curator, Interior Design and Architecture Enthusiast and A Life Designed Founder. Read the rest of this entry »
Industrial chic meets gastropub delights at the newest Culinary Dropout.
Hungry for some unpretentious, straight-up pub grub served in an environment as visually tasty as the food on your plate? Then make your way to the Culinary Dropout at The Yard, located in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you’re running a country, or making out the monthly bills, the right desk can make you feel downright presidential.
One of my favorite memories growing up of my father was going to visit him at his office. For a small boy, the thrill of getting to sit in Dad’s chair at a desk that while in retrospect, I’m sure was small, seemed immense and all-powerful to me was a treat to be savored. What mysteries awaited my discovery in the many drawers? How impressed I was that he had a name plate on top of the shiny surface, papers perfectly aligned, stacks of important ‘stuff’ to do! Read the rest of this entry »
Louis Vuitton pays tribute to The Greatest – Muhammad Ali with the digital experience ‘The Greatest Words.’
What do you get when you mix exceptional talents from fields as diverse as fashion, rap, calligraphy and boxing? Sometimes you get… magic.
In this beautifully done video produced by fashion house Louis Vuitton, spoken word artist Yasiin Bey, (Mos Def), and calligrapher Niels Shoe Meulman revisit the words of boxing great Muhammad Ali. The result is goose bump-worthy.
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Portland’s Beam & Anchor proves there is creative strength in numbers.
Tucked away in the cozy, creative confines of Portland Oregon, Beam & Anchor—a unique design collaborative with a decidedly northwest flavor is turning out beautiful handmade goods in a supportive and communal environment. Read the rest of this entry »
Follow this guy’s lead and you’ll have style ‘in the bag’… Guaranteed!
Daily life often entails a constant juggle of ‘stuff’… From laptops to paper work, textbooks to gym clothes. To get your act under control, and look great doing so, why not do as Mr Clooney, (and other stylish gents), do and regain control of your crap with a versatile messenger bag? Read the rest of this entry »