mankind// mag march 2009
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We like all people, but we love creative people most. If you’re creative AND nice? Even better. We think design is super cool. But not that normal design-ness. Nope. Pure, cool, mankind design. You won’t find celebrities here. They don’t belong. And you won’t find trendy restaurants. They don’t belong either. In fact, they’re where the celebrities are. We’d rather be eating Ramen and reading books. [Yeah, we’re smart, too.] And art? Yes, art you will find here. After all, Design is inevitable. Celebrated. Design for Mankind.
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fortnotes Amir Fallah shows some muscles and well, fortitude. By Natalie Askren
Nighttime, sheets, couch cushions, clothespins, flashlight. All the makings for a good childhood fort. Add a few lamps, some rope and a professional aesthetic and you’ve got yourself a fort built for a king… specifically Amir Fallah, that is. And trust us--- there’s nothing childlike about it...
photo credit: amir fallah
merry pranksters Jacque Lynn Schiller shines a nightlight on artists making mischief in the dark.
One morning when I was very young I awoke to find dozens of garbage can-dy pails hidden about our yard. You can imagine my delight discovering the containers, each bearing my handwritten name. It was as if some sweet tooth fairy had paid me a special visit. As it turns out, my uncle was responsible for both the stunt and inspiring my own penchant for tomfoolery. The individuals we speak to here generate that same sense of magic. Crafty ones, they are...
photo credit: chrystl rijkeboer
“....i like calling my dresses by name.”
iefke de roos Equal parts fashion designer and artist, we’re rooting for Roos all the way. Nichole Robertson finds out why...
It’s 2am. She’s not scribbling in a notebook. She’s not chugging coffee. You won’t find her pacing in a garden, or clutching her head begging the universe for inspiration. Save the tortured, up-all-night artist clichés for some other time. For the next few minutes, find out what happens when Iefke de Roos dreams. Because dreaming is what she does. Whether it’s asleep at 2am or awake at noon. A mere glance at one of her scrapbooks reveals that the boundary between her literal and figurative dreams is blurry. And like the hazy space one inhabits in dreams, she somehow manages to marry disparate words, phrases, surreal colors, song titles and snippets of life into clear stories that manifest themselves effortlessly and beautifully into her clothing.
photo credit: iefke de roos
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