Edmundo Castillo received the award for Best Travel Shoes at the 9th Annual Travel + Leisure Design Awards 2013
The woven calf leather and elastic sneaker is from the Edmundo Castillo Spring/Summer 2013 namesake collection.
Jennifer Vitalia is a pure example of someone who needed to be trained to realize her own talents. As a young girl she would travel to Ohio in the summer where her grandmother and step brother lived. While she was there she typically would want to play sports with her step-brother. But her grandmother would pull her away and introduce her to the world of art and photography. At the tender age of five years old her grandmother opened her eyes on how to draw and how to look at things differently. Since then Jennifer has laid out her own canvas and has created an artistic path that is meant to touch everyone in a positive hue. We caught up with her during some of her “down time” so she can fill us in on her mission in the art world.
Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to Present“ Design with the Other 90%: Cities” at the United Nations, through Jan 9, 2012
“Design with the Other 90%: Cities,” the second in a series of themed exhibitions by
Cooper-Hewitt that demonstrate how design can address the world’s most critical issues, opens
Oct. 15 at the United Nations and runs through Jan. 9, 2012. Organized by Cynthia E. Smith, the
museum’s curator of socially responsible design, the exhibition will feature more than 60 projects from 23 countries around the globe. Admission to the exhibition will be free of charge.