Thursday, June 3, 2010

OK… this is way excellent!

The other day, while browsing through some blogs, I came across the blog “Green by Design” 

…on one of their blogs there was a new product that they were highlighting…  
and it is way too excellent to just let it go…

You can read Green by Designs interview here: We Get the Dirt on Platinum Dirt 

 “each VIN jacket is a one of a kind, handmade work of art”

It is about the brilliant idea of recycling the leather from the seats of prestigious vintage automobiles such as the ‘71 Cartier Edition Lincoln town car, or a Cadillac or Mercedes… into leather jackets that retain their original identity.  The VIN number is sewn right into the jacket and the hood ornament becomes the zipper pull!  The mastermind behind the idea and the designs is emerging fashion designer Dustin Page.  He is its creator, designer, producer and tailor.  Together with his business partner Aaron Parrish, they will officially launch their line of custom made VIN Jackets in the fall of this year for both men and women.  Each car individually selected is made into a single jacket.   

Left over scraps are turned into accessories such as these clutch purses.

You will want to visit their website at

Covermodel Louise Roe from Vogue TV wears a Platinum Dirt brown Cadillac VIN Jacket on Coco Eco Magazine

What does this have to do with interiors? .... everything!

 After communicating with the brilliant men behind this fashion line, Aaron told me that they plan to start working in the spring of next year on expanding their product line into home furnishings, after their fall fashion schedule.   My mind runs wild in conceptualizing the different ways these wonderful leathers can be used.  You can’t describe the emotional feeling that you get from authentically worn leather! … and I would love to see one of these leathers, that once adorned the seats of the aristocratic autos... adorning the seat of one of these…

The contrast of the worn leather in their original ‘70’s colors would look amazing against the delicate lines of a French fauteuil or as a cushion on the sleek lines of the Stapleton Bench by furniture designer James Murphy…

or just a nice cushy pillow to curl up with…  heads up Horchow, I see a new product coming your way!