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CSM Design Students Refashion Birkenstock Sandals

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LONDON — Like Netflix subscriptions, wine of every color and spray-on root concealer, Birkenstocks were among a chosen few products that didn’t suffer the negative effects of lockdown.

With people rarely leaving home and their feet tucked discreetly under the desk during video calls, they became the go-to work shoe for anyone who considered sneakers to be too fussy in times like these.

Indeed, with millions of people locked up in their homes, “the word ‘comfort’ got a whole new meaning,” said the brand’s chief executive officer, Oliver Reichert, in an interview with WWD.

Despite the fact that its stores had been closed for several weeks, and its wholesale partners had — and still have — “considerable problems,” Reichert said sales have remained at last year’s levels.

 

 

Long before lockdown, Birkenstock had always been keen to push into new directions, collaborating with luxury

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This custom camper van was created out of a Ram ProMaster for less than $20,000. See inside the design from one of the newest camper converters.

Dirtbag Conversions' Ram ProMaster build.
Dirtbag Conversions’ Ram ProMaster build.

Dirtbag Conversions

  • Oregon has a new camper van conversion company: Dirtbag Conversions, which was officially registered in May.

  • The company was founded by Kevin Marquardt, who has been converting vans for several years under the “Dirtbag Conversions” name.

  • Despite the company’s infancy, Marquardt has already seen a large number of inquiries, which he attributes to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • One of his builds, created on a 159-inch ProMaster with a high roof, was completed for under $20,000 for a client who wanted a van to take on long weekend trips.

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There are a multitude of van conversion companies in the market right now. One of the latest to enter the scene, Dirtbag Conversions, turned a 159-inch Ram ProMaster high roof van into a custom camper RV for under $20,000 for a client who wanted a van to

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51 Small Kitchen Design Ideas That Make the Most of a Tiny Space

While small apartments and homes offer plenty of charm, they tend to be lacking when it comes to kitchen space. Luckily, there are tons of small kitchen ideas that maximize storage and efficiency. It’s all about working with the layout of your space, whether your kitchen is confined to a single wall, U-shaped, or tucked in a corner. Ahead, we’ve gathered 51 small kitchen design tips to help maximize your space. Whether you’re renovating and starting from scratch or just looking to refresh your existing space, you’ll want to give these a try!

1. Add a prep area

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© Emily Gilbert Photography

You may not have space to expand or add a full island, so think about bringing in a table that can do double duty as a spot for prep and dining. Even a narrow console can work as a spot to set tools and ingredients on while you

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Aldo Teams Up with Rocky Barnes for Stylish Summer Sandal Collaboration, Influencer Talks Design

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Rocky Barnes has made her first foray into shoe design, and it comes just in time for summer. The influencer teamed up with Aldo for a collection of sandals and accessories that is warm-weather ready, offering chic colorways and styles that are perfect for any backyard barbecue.

And while Barnes may be known for creating her idyllic Instagram feed filled with stylish looks and aspirational travel posts, the model had always wanted to design and it’s come full circle.

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“It was always my passion. And I never actually went down that road to be a designer. But I somehow was able to manifest it in a roundabout way, which I’m really grateful for,” she told FN over a Zoom call.

Like many, Barnes has been quarantining with her family, including her newest addition, a baby boy named Jones, and

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