10.18.2007

good design



in my opinion, this is good design.

TOMS shoes was announced as the cooper-hewitt national design center's People's Design Award. it's a great company founded by Blake Mycoskie who began the shoe company based around the traditional 'alpargatas' shoe. the company matches every shoe purchased and donates a pair to a child in need. they have this philosophy of

"you buy a pair of TOMS and i give a pair to a child on your behalf." Blake Mycoskie

how great is that.

www.tomsshoes.com

not only do i find the philosophy inspiring, but i also find the shoe exciting. simple, utilitarian, designed well. no frulls, just a well crafted shoe.

2 comments:

Liz said...

Yes, but is it comfortable?

jessica said...

very. that is a huge part of the good design.