What’s In Store for Core?


CORE77, the pioneering design blog, is now a pioneering design store
– in Portland, Oregon. Co-founder Allan Chochinov reports the new
flagship – the Hand Eye Supply –  is waving furiously.

“We are excited to be located in Portland and to be able
to take part in the historic – and accelerating – culture of
craftsmanship and creative labor which lives here. The store is for
both ‘creative types’ and those who love them (and really, now-a-days,
who doesn’t?) – it is built to appeal with a selection of the basic
tools of creative work – pencils, paper, pens – a line-up of
high-quality tools and fabrication implements – foam cutters! wrenches!
– and a wide variety of task-specific clothing made for the shop or
studio – e.g. more aprons than you’ve seen in one place ever. It is a
lifestyle store but for what you do, so it is a Workstyle store.

The Blakläder Utility Kilt (above) alone does it for me. But how
about the Ben Davis Black Bib Overall (below) and the Gedore
Woman’s Workcoat (bottom). Also the CORE store features these:
Studio & Shop Supplies, Implements & Materials, Occupational
Accoutrements, Old School and Nu-Style Workwear , Gifts for Creative
Types, Brands both Domestic and Foreign. One suggestion, everything
should be either $77 or 77 cents.

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.