Good Design Is Best Made
Peter Buchanan-Smith is a New York–based designer, author, and entrepreneur whose career has included art direction of the New York Times OpEd page; creative direction for Paper magazine; and work for fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, musical legends David Byrne, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, and the band Wilco. He is the author of several books, including The Wilco Book, and he has collaborated on many others, including Strunk and White’s classic The Elements of Style with illustrator Maira Kalman.
His first book, Speck: A Curious Collection of Uncommon Things explores the fascinating lives of ordinary people and commonplace objects. This connection between people and objects is also at the heart of Buchanan-Smith’s venture, Best Made Co., a lifestyle brand and an entrée into the world of utility and design. His current catalog is a brilliant marriage of design and commerce, allure and contemplation.