Friday, October 13, 2006

New bag designs




So here is a post of my own work finally....these fotos are terrible because I took them at home and not in the studio. But regardless here is a new messenger bag I designed and made...it is very simple because I made it to specifically hold my new black macbook...the other cases didn't do anything for me. It is made from a distressed brown leather, that is buttery soft and garment weight and it is lined with a mustard colored cotton broadcloth and topstitched with yellow linen thread. All of the hardware, d-rings, clasps, snaps etc are all solid brass and very good quality. I would love to recieve some input as too anyone's thoughts on it. I know it is very simple, and it is meant to be, very utilitarian and minimalistic....I will come out with a more ornate and elaborate one soon.

-C.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Drifter sample sale...


I just purchased a few choice t shirts from the Drifter sample sale. Drifter is a company based out of California that imagines some amazing t shirt and hoodie designs for men, and they have a wealth of tops for women as well, I'm not as well versed in their female line, my apologies. However they are currently having a sample sale where their normally fifty dollar t shirts are going for 30 or less which is phenomenal, I feel a little guilty spending a bill on two t shirts. But I encourage you all to stop by their online store http://www.drifteronline.com they have a large selection of shirts with most sizes still available. They have two different types of mens t shirts, one that is double layered with supima cotton, with a typical hem on one layer and a rolled hem on the other. Then they have their more worn in t shirts that are single layered with wearing, salt washes, bleaching and distressing on the ribbing and hem. I own a few of each and I adore them, the sizes run fairly true to size, but they are not very tight, fitted but not skin tight which I am preferring more and more these days. The only thing that made me truly sad was that there are no hoodies on sale in the sample sale, I have been in the market for a distressed and artisanally printed graphic hoody, but I am finding it difficult to discover one priced under one fifty, if anyone out there knows of a company please leave me a comment I would love to know. If I have any luck I will post on it very soon.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Moco Loco

So it's been a while since my last post, I have been incredibly busy. An ungodly large workload was dropped on me recently but it will soon be quashed and I shall be posting on a more regular basis. I will also be putting up new images of my work, copyrighted of course. However for all who care to view my blog, tiny and fledgling as it may be I found some interesting things on www.mocoloco.com I love this website as well as the others I have listed on my side bar. Check it out, I recently ordered a piece of designer furniture I found on the site and I absolutely adore it. Enjoi.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

My photo, finally I know...

New LInks

I have found a wonderful new website for all of you, it is entitled NotCot, there are two branches, notcot.com and notcot.org. The .com site is a design forum that doubles as a design consultancy and the .org is a non for profit site where people can post about their interesting new findings in the world of design. The creator and administrator is Jean Aw a 23 year old design savvy individual. Both of these sites are great, however I prefer the .org site myself simply because there is a wider variety of objects and finds, even though they eventually cycle their way to the .com site.

Please visit the sites, they are amazing and incredibly easy to navigate, just click on the images and the link will open up in a new window. I have been viewing the old posts and there are so many amazing things with which I want to spend all of my hard earned dollars on. The links to the sites are in my link window to the right.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New Aquisition...

I made a recent purchase a week ago, it was this phenomenal T-Shirt from a company called Drifter. I absolutely love the shirt, it has salt fading detail as well as wearing around the sleeve neck and bottom hems, not enough to tear the shirt up, but enough to make it look lik you've owned it for years. The design was phenomenal as well it was a very large decoupage and graphic design that appeared to be applied in three different methods, traditional screen printing, bleaching and spray painting. The back of the shirt near the bottom has very faint black writing which blends into the shirt and a black widow spider bleached into the fabric. I adore it, and I plan on buying a couple more their other designs are equally as stunning. I purchased it from a store called Sole Classics in Columbus Ohio and I will definitely recommend them, they are still growing and only reently opened to my knowledge, they carry modern tenni shoes such as PF Flyers and Vans vault edition as well as assorted others. They have a few other brands of T-shirts that I leafed through but was in a rush and did not remember the names of the brand. The store is worth checking out if you are in the C-Bus area. The shirt looks amazing with a pair of jeans, or dressed up with a suit.

As a side note this will probably be the only post untill Saturday, my workload is disgusting this week so I probably wont post anything else this week, save for a picture possibly...regardless enjoy this little snippit.
Here is the link to their website:
http://www.drifter.com

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Actual Website will be available shortly...

This morning I spoke with my web designer and there was some very good news discussed, my website will be constructed very shortly, The design is still up in the air I need to do some more sketches and finalize the concept before it is created. However, it will be done in a very timely manner (Thank you). So the thing is my website will probably not have a blog, and regardless I would still rather have a personal blog where I can talk about things other than my work, such as the work of other that intrigues me and I find interesting. As well as personal shit which I deem worthy and appropriate for posting on the internet...lords knows things travel so "slowly" on here. Note the sarcasm. So yes to anyone who knows my work and would like to see more it will be up shortly on my actual website as well as on here.

- C.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Complete Answer to the random question for anyone who cares...

Well first of all we must analyze the question and what it is a euphemism for...One could gather that the apple and the milkshake symbolize women, much easier to do now that there are jeans called Apple Bottoms and a rap song having to do with a girls milkshake or something of the sorts....forgive me I do not listen to much rap so my analogy may be flawed. Regardless The apple and the milkshake are women, (very Freudian). Now both may be pierced by a straw i.e. a male sexual organ, however the apple is not so easily pierced, a straw may not be strong enough to penetrate the toughened exterior of an apple to reach the tender center....thiscould be a metaphor for women who put up a tough demeanor but are truly damaged and hurt inside, Now the Milkshake is a much more transparent thing. Milkshakes are very easily infiltrated, there is no resistance. So this could be a metaphor for an easy woman, one who is not very deep but is easily read and understood. Or the whole thing could be about sexuality and not about personality at all. The Apple could be a girl that does not put out easily, one of the good ones you have to work for, where as the Milkshake could be a slut, a girl who is easy and will give it up to anyone...all I know is that my peach that I'm eating is very jealous...

About me

  • I'm Ruffian1985
  • From Columbus, Ohio
  • I'm a fashion designer with an interesting view on the mainstream, I can't stand it. I prefer to indulge and immerse myself in the independent realm which is still untouched by the evil hand of all that is high fashion and trend. I am an agnostic pro choicer for all of you out there who care about all of that...politics frankly disgust me so I choose not to partake in them. I am not old however I am not young, I am something all together different, incredibly opinionated yet very understanding and receptive. This is only disturbing the surface of a very deep well, if you really wish to know more about me then read my periodical blog posts, which should be filled with all kinds of juicy tidbits and such...
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