Tech Essentials: jeffstaple
FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF STAPLE DESIGN AND REED SPACE
When word got around the office that jeffstaple would join the extensive ranks of unmasked creatives for our occasionally controversial Essentials series, each of us were extremely stoked for what would come – both a refreshing look into his ubiquitous life as well as the range of forthright responses from our loyal readers. Since creating Staple Design in 1997, the Big Apple visionary has pushed the boundaries of both creative design, brand consulting, retail and streetwear, birthing a revolution of forward-thinking artisans eager to collaborate on all subject matters of artistic expression. So as a pioneer and tastemaker to HYPEBEASTers around the globe, we had hopes that Staple’s array of daily necessities would likely be a favorite among many. However, responsible of several international brands, the Reed Space founder is forced to travel nearly half of the year with as he prefers as little luggage as possible. Nevertheless, one item remains a constant in his often imitated style equation, his trusty iPhone 4S. Equipped with Shapeway’s customized protector, Colors Tokyo sensitivity buttons and Verizon’s 4G Mifi Hotspot, each application serves a purpose helping to coordinate his busy schedule of awesome doings. Yet still delivering a refreshing take on our Essentials feature that will likely ignite a slew of interesting comments, jeffstaple offers an array of his favorite apps and reasons for use.