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Peter Buchanan-Smith

Founder & CEO | Best Made Co.

New York, United States

"Courage, Compassion, Grace and Fortitude"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

EntrepreneurshipMediaPhotographyProduct DesignRetailTravel

Very good at:
+ using the retail experience to tell stories, ignite audience imaginations
+ making things
+ with a little imagination and ingenuity bringing the mundane to life

About me & my work:

I am a New York–based designer, author, and entrepreneur whose career has included art direction of the New York times; creative direction for Paper magazine; and work for fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, musical legends David Byrne, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, and the band Wilco. I'm the author of several books, including the Wilco Book, and have collaborated on many others, including Strunk and White’s classic the elements of style with illustrator Maira Kalman. My first book, Speck: A Curious Collection of Uncommon things explores the fascinating lives of ordinary people and commonplace objects.

With 12 axes and no business plan, I founded Best Made Company: a thriving outdoor retail / lifestyle concept that is dedicated to equipping customers with quality tools and dependable information that will enable them to get back outside (ultimately around a campfire, where they belong!).

I speak around the world about style, design and visual culture. I've been featured in magazines, newspapers, and blogs around the world and my work has won numerous awards including a Grammy for the design of Wilco’s album A ghost is born.

“My strength lies in my ability to seamlessly weave the complex and compelling story of Best Made through the worlds of products, branding, packaging, and online and physical retail experiences. I love making things, I love to demonstrate how — with a little imagination and ingenuity — seemingly mundane and obvious objects can be transformed into timeless and valued products. Using design I enjoy using the retail experience to tell stories, ignite audience imaginations, and make the world better."

My links:

Best Made Co.

@buchanansmith

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