Jasmine Kwan

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Pierrepont Hicks Unisex Parkas

When newlyweds Mac and Katherine McMillan started Pierrepont Hicks in 2009, their mission was to make the perfect tie. Now that they've achieved that goal—evidenced by the loyal following they've garnered—the duo has expanded their line bit by bit to include shoes and for the first time ever, …

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Giada Flagship Opening in Milan

Giada is a unique case of Chinese-owned, Italian-designed fashion branding—and so far the only existing case in the world of luxury. The Asian side is invested in by RedStone Haute Couture, and the European anchor rests in Italy and was created by founder and designer Rosanna Daolio. After 13 years …

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The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher on Creativity

In <b>How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer</b> (<i>public library</i>), Debbie Millman sits down with twenty of today’s most celebrated graphic designers to unravel the secrets of their creative process, work ethic, and general philosophy on life. The result is a kind of modern-day equivalent of the 1942 …

Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits

<i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone,”</i> the William James’s famous words on habit echo. <i>“Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar.”</i><p>Given this omnibus of the daily routines of famous writers was not only one of my favorite articles to …

F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret to Great Writing: Letters of Advice to a Friend’s Teenage Daughter and to His Own

What is the secret of great writing? For David Foster Wallace, it was about fun. For Henry Miller, about discovery. Susan Sontag saw it as self-exploration. Many literary greats anchored it to their daily routines. And yet, the answer remains elusive and ever-changing.<p>In the fall of 1938, Radcliffe …

Susan Sontag on Why Lists Appeal to Us, Plus Her Listed Likes and Dislikes

<i>“The list is the origin of culture,”</i> Umberto Eco famously proclaimed. Whether or not he was right about origin, the list is very much a currency of culture, today’s favorite attention-exploitation device in an information economy of countless listicles and innumerable numerical headlines. But what …