Douglas Coupland designs a clothing line for Roots, the Canadian “outdoorsy” retailer whose heyday, like Coupland’s, may well have passed. (Garish official splash screen
.) Two points of MeFi interest: The motherboard pattern (at “Canada & International” store
; at USA store
; also at pop-up stores like Vancouver’s
) and Coupland’s unexplicated claim
that “[t]he sexiest thing about Canada is that we have a future.”
15 awful mistakes made by designers in the music and apparel industries
- such as not charging enough, ignoring typography, and unprofessional behaviour.
American Apparel ads: Porn pushers or youth prophets? (Now, Toronto)
Some believe American Apparel's amateur porn-styled ads using real models are retail brilliance – others say it's time for a boycott.
Who doesn't need a gas-powered blender?
Okay, maybe people who need bubblewrap outerwear
or a pert double D mouse
. Any products you'd like to add to your Metafilter gift list?