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Target Talk

Everyone who knows me knows that I love to shop at Target. After all, it addresses all my ‘Consciousnesses’: Budget-conscious, Green-conscious…Design-conscious. I’m weak in the knees for good design (even more so for good, cheap design) and Target’s Design For All collaborations draw me in every time.

Everyone needs a little everyday design, and Target has got the right idea by teaming up with design super-stars like Michael Graves and Isaac Mizrahi on everything from fashion and beauty to decor and dishes. My favorite collab has to be the rock ‘n roll infused line by Alexander McQueen, inspired by my all time favorite front woman, Leila Moss of The Duke Spirit.

McQueen's muse, Leila Moss modeling the Target line

McQueen's muse, Leila Moss modeling the Target line

And these days at the IMA, it’s all about design, design, design. The European Design exhibit is drawing to a close (hurry if you haven’t seen it!) but the Design Center will stay open with great pieces you can take home. Already have a lot of design in your life (or living room)? Take some photos of your everyday design objects and upload them to our Flickr group.

And here’s some great news: tonight you can hear Jeff Carter, senior designer for Target Stores, speak here at the IMA.

  • Thursday, June 4
  • 7:00 pm
  • The Toby at the IMA
  • $7 Public / $4 Members / $5 students, click here for more details

And let me just take a moment to mention Target’s website.  I’ve always been a fan of their clean layout (although the mega menus are over-stuffed), and the Design For All section provides a mini profile on each designer they’ve collaborated with. Nice. Although,  I’d really like to see video interviews with each designer or even a Design For All blog. That’s probably asking too much-  but hey, a girl can dream, right?

Speaking of blogs,  check out these Target posts from local design blogs The Design File and Level: zine.

And this one from The DieLine:  Los Angeles-based illustrator Hiroko Sanders created the illustrations for the Kleenex ‘Perfect Slice of Summer’, new limited edition tissue box series for Target Stores.



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