Five ‘highly recommended reads’ from the bookshelf of A Life Designed, guaranteed to fuel your creative fires.
The social shut-ins toiling away here at A Life Designed love books… Love them a lot. We especially covet books on all things creative. Currently, the five works shown above are on the stand next to our trusty Barcalounger, (Eames of course), and we are drawing huge insight and inspiration from them on a daily basis and feel they would make worthy candidates for addition on any designer’s or art lover’s bookshelf. Read the rest of this entry »
Trust us, your dress shirts never looked so good.
Gentlemen, what is it about the magnetic pull of a beautiful woman dressed in (barely) anything but your own dress shirt? Could it be the promise of a lazy Sunday morning spent together?… Or perhaps, the remembrance of the night before? Read the rest of this entry »
“It would be very hard for me to do things somebody else’s way.” - Giorgio Armani
If ever there was an understatement of the year… The above quote from one of the leading lights of fashion, design and taste would certainly qualify! Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has, over the past 30 plus years, firmly established himself in the pantheon of fashion design as a true visionary, an artist who has touched not only the world of fashion but also home furnishings, cars, personal scents, hotel design and beyond. The Armani look is instantly recognizable and his influence, undeniable. Read the rest of this entry »
American Gigolo… A Cinematic ‘Tipping Point’ in Men’s Fashion.
The 1980 motion picture American Gigolo, a stylish crime drama directed by Paul Schrader, redefined men’s fashion, and in the process helped to launch the careers of both Richard Gere and a still mostly unknown designer, Giorgio Armani. The influence of this artistic ‘marriage’ is still being felt. Read the rest of this entry »