This year marks a decade on my journey to Alabama Chanin.
Looking at where we started, where we have been and where we are headed has been an amazing and beautiful process. What a time of laughter, tears, exploration, and, well, growing up.
To celebrate our growing up, we will be launching several exciting collaborations over the next months, planning celebrations, looking back and, of course, looking forward.
The first of these collaborations – with our friends at Commune Design – has resulted in a set of new logos for Alabama Chanin and Alabama Studio Style.
Here today we present our new Alabama Chanin logo…
Look for the new logo to be integrated into our couture clothing, our site and the Alabama Chanin world over the next months. Come back tomorrow for a chat with Roman Alonso, from Commune, about design, his trip to Alabama, a bit of history and the humor behind our new and improved label.
Thanks to everyone for sticking with us this past decade… looking forward to the next.
I have been obsessed by maps recently. Perhaps I am searching for something?
And get lost here: Hand Drawn Map Association
Just as I am designing the new collection, a treasure of a book arrives on my desk from Princeton Architectural Press.
I have always been a fan of You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination.
And now Katharine Harmon has compiled the most beautiful collection of images and ideas in her newest book The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography.
Quilts, installations, illustrations, photography… sitting with this book is like traveling while sitting at my studio table.
Katharine Harmon: The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
Thinking about all of our consumption, plastic, and the oil spill that spoils our beautiful home.
From my son Zach today, a thoughtful piece about our role:
Published: Jun 11, 2010
*Photo by Robert Rausch for our Revolution collection
One of my best music memories of all time is having seen Kate Bush – in a small venue – in New York City in the late eighties; the performance Saturday night ranks right up there.
Beauty and harmony beyond compare: