• New York,  WorldWide

    Recap: @Ford’s Design with a Purpose panel discussion @AIANational in NYC!

    If you’re into fashion you’ll also have a thing for design, and this week saw a very unique and insightful panel discussion take place at NYC’s American Institute of Architects: Ford’s Design with a Purpose.

    This discussion brought Ford designers and AIA architects together to discuss what it really means to “build tough” and how designs have evolved to meet the demands of a changing world—both in vehicles and iconic buildings.


    “We are constantly challenged with surpassing our own reputation,” said Rick Bell, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and executive director of its New York chapter. “New York is one of the greatest cities in the world, and the work we create has global impact. Architects here have the privilege and responsibility of adding durable amenity to this tough, urban context. Millions of people live and work in New York. But it is also here that we dream and succeed. Our city combines form and function, fun and frenzy. Design provides the structure and inspiration.”

    Design with a Purpose Built Tough Ford Atlas

    Ford group vice president and chief creative officer J Mays was also at the panel discussion to talk about the similar challenges Ford faces in creating something that stands the test of time and lives up to the hype: “With trucks, every surface and feature must be crafted for utility while retaining an unmistakable Built Ford Tough. Trucks are similar to architecture, in that a building must clearly convey its use. Once inside the building, its layout needs to be practical, with intuitive features to assist the person occupying it. A truck operates the same way, with intelligent design that can complement the lifestyle of the person driving it.”

  • New York

    Shackle with @ITSJEREMYSCOTT @Adidas

    A new Adidas sneaker has sparked outrage, with sneaker fans accusing the brand of promoting racism. The Roundhouse Mid “Handcuff” shoe, created by controversial New York designer Jeremy Scott, features a plastic orange shackle that attaches to each ankle. The $350 sneakers hit stores in August, but Adidas promoted them on their official Facebook page on June 14 with this quote: “Tighten up your style with the JS Roundhouse Mids, dropping in August. Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” While the brand may be making a cheeky statement about shoe theft, many are equating these binding devices with slavery and prisoners. At press time the “Handcuff” sneaker image has over 36,000 Facebook likes, but many of the comments are angry and disapproving.

    (article reposted from By Joanna Douglas Yahoo Shine)


  • WorldWide

    @TheWorkbook & Art Directors Club @adcglobal Creative Circus

    Workbook and Art Directors Club brought art to life last week with its inaugural Creative Circus.  100 artists and photographers feverishly snapped, sketched and painted burlesque performers as guests witnessed this living gallery, served by some of the fiercest cross-dressers I’ve seen!

    The Art Directors Club is a concentrated group of creative talent and a gathering place for leaders in visual communication.  It was formed in 1920 by Louis Pedlar as a way to unite colleagues in the advertising, to dignify their profession, and judge advertising art by the same standards as fine art.

    Workbook is dedicated to providing the creative community premium sourcebooks and a website with comprehensive features and resources for finding top talent and services.

    All of the art was available for purchase, hot off the easel!

    Here are some of the sights and scenes from the evening…







     Yes, that’s a real nail, and yes, her’s really hammering it up his nostril!!

     This was pretty cool…when you take a photo head on of on at the floor/wall mural, it creates a 3-day effect.


    kisses, Olisa

  • Toronto

    Contest: FILA T-shirt Design

    Hey all!
    Fila has just launched a new and exciting contest giving Heydoyou readers the chance to design a limited edition T-shirt for the stars!

    Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Fila announced their T-shirt design contest.

    You can submit your imaginative T-shirt designs through Fila Canada’s Facebook page. The deadline is June 30, then the public will vote for the top 10 designs and Fila Canada will choose the grand prize winner on July 11.

    You can submit your creation and get all your friends to vote for their favourite design. The winning T-shirt will be on display and gifted to celebrities and VIPs during the Toronto Film Festival, at the IT Lounge-a charitable gifting suite that has past welcomed stars such as Olivia Wilde, Ryan Gosling, Edward Norton, Jennifer Garner and Kardinal Offishall. The winner will also win exclusive access to attend Fila’s IT Lounge suite and see their design on display and on celebrities. Imagine that! Seeing sexy Ryan Gosling wearing your designs! Maybe I should enter… 😛

    The full contest package can be downloaded on Fila Canada’s new 100th anniversary contest site. This is such an amazing opportunity for anyone who has dreamed of dressing the stars, and I hope lots of you will enter!

    xoxo Kaycee