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I spy from the design eye ….#1……

Posted by Peter | July 16th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Well it’s my first blog writing EVER and I have to admit I am a bit nervous sharing in word form how the designs for Nau come to life, but I guess there’s no time like the present, and who knows, I might just become a prolific writer that can’t shut up about all my thoughts.  We’ll see about that….. but for now, and for Nau….. I wanted to share a bit of my perspective on Nau’s design as it unfolds each season, and in particular, the spring 2011 season I am starting.

peterWhat does “starting” mean you ask?  Well… in my role as Design Director, it means… gathering my thoughts by spending time in the outdoors,  hiking, climbing, skateboarding, sketching,  going to galleries, listening to music, biking , sewing , digging in the garden, basically , just sopping up life around me with all my senses.  This is the flavor I try to put into the designs we have at Nau, they reflect the life around us, and the quest to move seamlessly and comfortably throughout ones day.

For example, the other day while riding my bike to work I found myself lost in design thought.(this happens every time I ride) This form of transportation creates a beautiful lens to view design from, and creates a great platform for inspiration; a more comfortable sleeve, that just right pocket, a hood or no hood, what about the collar…… I become lost in function, and the texture of the city around me. Recently, this led to an amazing woman’s skirt for spring, and I had to stop and sketch it out………. I’ll keep you posted on its development, and all the things that influence our design.   Cheers,………

6 Responses to “I spy from the design eye ….#1……”

  • July 16, 2009 at 9:56 am | Caitlin says

    I can’t wait to see the skirt!

  • July 16, 2009 at 11:28 am | Lisa says

    I love your blog Peter and that you are sharing with us where your design inspiration comes from! Maybe you will become a prolific writer after all!

  • July 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm | eugénie says

    so nice to hear your voice in the thought kitchen, peter. can’t wait to test that skirt on my morning ride!

  • July 19, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Jolie says

    So nice to hear your voice Peter, I miss you!

  • July 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm | amy says

    A stretchy skirt I can swing from the monkey bars in, practice double clicking my heals in, sashay down the street in, do my “hot for teacher” impression in, peddle like a bat out of hell in aaaand look strongly sexy in … sign me up! Oh, and prolific writer suits you I think, “roll” with it.

  • August 20, 2009 at 11:06 am | John Winsor says

    Peter -

    Nice post. Wanna hear your voice more often.


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