New Target x Todd Snyder Collab Celebrates Local Love

first_img Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Target’s latest designer collaboration — this time with menswear maven Todd Snyder — proves that home is where the heart is.The chain’s Local Pride by Todd Snyder collection, which launched last week in 15 Target stores in the Boston area, celebrates hometown self-respect with merchandise that ranges from T-shirts and baseball caps to beer glasses and phone cases that honor one’s backyard. The Boston-based assortment, for example, seems to have Damon and Affleck in “Good Will Hunting” as its muses and includes tees that say “How Bout Them Apples,” “Wicked Smaht” and one featuring legendary Red Sox player Carl “Yaz” Yastrzemski ($15). There is also a tote bag ($5) and foam sports-team fingers ($3), plus locally produced food such as Marshmallow Fluff and Cape Cod potato chips.The Local Pride collection will be released on a rolling basis and includes apparel, accessories, and hard goods for guys, gals, and kids. The next two cities to be spotlighted will be San Francisco and Chicago later this year. Los Angeles, San Diego, and Minneapolis merch will follow in 2016. The collection will be sold in local Target stores and soon on the company’s website.“This collection is about the sense of discovery,” says Snyder, who is from Iowa but now lives and works in New York. “We want to be your tour guide, showcasing the unique aspects of the local cities. I have visited some of the coolest spots and spoken to a lot of locals in each city that helped me design original, exclusive, and fun designs.”Snyder, an award-winning designer who used to work for Polo Ralph Lauren and J. Crew, now has his own eponymous collection of menswear and also makes a capsule line with iconic athletic brand Champion. Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Byrne Help people in Irish hospitals die with dignity

first_imgUpdated 11.38HOLLYWOOD IRISH ACTOR Gabriel Byrne has appealed fo8r support for “the simple and transformational changes” taking place in Irish hospitals to make death more bearable.He spoke about his own experiences of being by a friend’s bedside while they were at the end of their life, and urged people to support the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Design and Dignity project.The project aims to make the experience of dying “as positive as it can be, both for those going through it and for those left behind”.Working in partnership with the HSE, it is renovating shabby rooms and re-designing places to make them more comforting and welcoming.Byrne spoke about his own experience while attending the bedside of a friend who was dying in a Dublin hospital.“She lived her last hours in a public ward with a television blaring out a football match, all but drowning our final conversation,” he said.I looked around this depressing place, with the cheap curtain separating her from other patients, walls painted nondescriptly institutional, the awful food, the ubiquitous smell of disinfectant mixed with human odour, and I began to think about the physical environment in which we might spend our final hours, that space which – as the late Seamus Heaney said – is “emptied” and “pure change” happens. Byrne said he has since come to believe that in hospital aesthetics are as important as function, and that “an aesthetic environment automatically leads to good practice and better care”.(Irish Hospice/YouTube)He was speaking in New York where the fund was receiving its American launch, which was attended by other New York-based Irish supporters of the charity, including author Colum McCann.The Chairman of the Design and Dignity project, Michael O’Reilly, told the event that when people are beyond cure it becomes “a sacred obligation” to attend to death with care and dignity.“We have completed pilot projects in eleven Irish hospitals. Our dream is to reach hospitals in every county in Ireland. As a charity, we need financial support to see the work through,” he added.The new book from the IHF, The Gathering – Reflections on Ireland, was launched at the event, with all proceeds going to the Design & Dignity project.The book is edited by journalist Miriam Donohoe and designed by Steve Averill. It includes reflections on Irish identity from people such as Bono, McCann, Moya Doherty and Brian O’Driscoll.The late Seamus Heaney also donated a personal reflection just before his death.Read: Hospice “ready to proceed”, after a little help from a local Oscar-winner>last_img read more