Wintercheck Factory, makers of the wonderful Paul Desk and Aaron storage table we blogged earlier this year, are now rolling out a new line of accessories. They're starting with the Julian Scarf, a 100% rodeo flannel scarf with brightly colored, rip stop nylon pockets. According to Wintercheck, this scarf is mostly to carry stuff around with you in the winter without having to leave valuables in your coat or your oversized bag while out on the dance floor.
Last winter, Kristen and Sarah were at a club in downtown New York (They're still not sure why). The coat check was expensive and the dance floor was hot and sweaty, so Kristen stashed her jacket in a dark corner somewhere in the vicinity of the DJ booth, praying nothing would be stolen out of the pockets, while Sarah kept accidentally whacking people on the dance floor with her gigantic purse. Determined to avoid this in the future, Kristen designed a scarf that functioned as a small tote so that someone could shed his or her coat or bag but still keep valuable items safe and close. Thus, the Julian Scarf was born.
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Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.