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.