Tracey Lewis is a writer investigating the narrative, through journalism and brand association, behind modern-day cultural connections, social responsibility, and corporate identity.
Art and Design

You Should Be Reading: The Golden Hat by Kate Winslet

In her new book, The Golden Hat, Kate Winslet compiles a collection of celebrity self portraits that have one thing in common: each of them is wearing a “magical” hat that represents their support for autism awareness. Winslet is a known advocate for autism outreach and founded The Golden Hat Foundation for autism after being...

Reblogged | Luxury, for a Cause

September 22 was the fourth series of Only Watch auction in Monaco, a bi-annual charity event that raises money to fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For the occasion, some of the world’s most sought after luxury timepiece brands created one-of-a-kind watches to be bid on online, by phone, and on site at the Hôtel Hermitage...

$18K Flip Flops Help Conserve Endangered Rainforests (David Palmer x Chipkos)

Chipkos East coasters can already feel the fall approaching. So, we’ve begun compiling our winter wardrobe “wish list,” soon leaving thoughts of open toes – or open anything – behind us. But that doesn’t mean our warmer climate counterparts wouldn’t appreciate a little bare foot action, especially for a noble cause. Chipkos, an eco-friendly sandal line...

The Treasures Hidden Inside Nordstrom’s New Charity Store (Photos)

Vogue Nordstrom is opening a new concept store, Treasure & Bond, in New York’s Soho area this Friday. So, what can you expect from a store that donates 100% of its proceeds to charity? Let me say, first, that this is no Goodwill. With Vogue’s Anna Wintour behind the idea and with Nordstrom’s upscale shopper...

Model Citizens NYC 2011

Design met function at the Chelsea Art Museum this weekend for Model Citizens NYC 2011. There were some very cool pieces! I spoke with a few of the designers there, and you can read my full article on Ask Miss A. Meanwhile, here are some of the photos I took. I wonder how long something...

Rock Wang’s Handmade Recycled Brick Designs

Recycled Brick Tray: YiiDesign.com Designer Rock Wang grew up on the countryside of Taiwan, a modest memory he holds dear to his heart and hopes to share with his daughter and future generations. It was also the inspiration for his display at the Yii exhibition of Taiwanese craft, a project directed by the The National...