Posts Tagged accessories design

SENSE OF DIRECTION
Keith Kirkland, Accessories Design ’10, created a vibrating wristband that guides the blind

On November 5, a blind man named Simon Wheatcroft will run the New York City Marathon without a guide. He will be aided in this feat by the Wayband, a wearable navigation device that uses haptic feedback—touch—to communicate directions to the blind and visually impaired. Whenever Wheatcroft needs to turn, a complex but intuitive array of vibrations will tell him when…

ANATOMY OF A CARRY-ON
This luxury suitcase, created by Denielle Martin Wolfe, Accessories Design ’91, blends technology and smart design

“In high luxury,” says Denielle Wolfe ’91, “you pay more and you get less.” Not so with her new luggage brand, Arlo Skye. The first product, a sleek, durable, high-tech carry-on, earns its $550 price tag with loads of eye-opening features. After 15 years at Tumi, most recently as vice president of product development and…

STEPHANIE KENNEDY-MELL
Accessories Design ’93

Stephanie Kennedy-Mell opened Church Street Wine Shoppe in Huntsville, AL, with her husband, Matt, in 2014. They carry hundreds of wines, including many that were previously unavailable in the area, and offer tapas, craft beer, and wine flights at the bar. Ten nights a month, they serve a seated five-course tasting menu with wine pairings, and…

MONICA RUSSO FRISBIE
Accessories Design ’03

MONICA RUSSO launched Mondrina, a line of bags produced by artisans in Peru, including prisoners, who use the income to support their families during their incarceration. She favors Peru for the quality of its raw materials, particularly alpaca, pima cotton, and leather. Mondrina is sold at boutiques in New York, California, and Texas, and at…