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CAJSA CARLSON

Cajsa Carlson

CHARITY
DENMARK
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
HOME DECOR
POSTERS
PRINTS
SHOPPING
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Paper Collective Prints and Posters
Denmark has long had a reputation for good design; the country has created beautiful, functional furniture and homeware for decades. New Danish webshop Paper Collective, founded in 2013, proves that it also has a number of contemporary graphic designers...
COLLABORATION
CRAFT BEER
DIY
HOME BREW
MIKKELLER
SWEDEN
ALCOHOL
BEER
Det Lilla Köksbryggeriet: The Little Kitchen Brewery
Craft beers are well and truly taking over the bar scene in the US and Europe, as an ever-growing number of microbreweries continue to educate and delight people with unusual lagers, ales and porters. But for the true beer connoisseur, it might be...
BODY ART
BRISTOL
DESIGN
ILLUSTRATION
TATTOOS
TYPOGRAPHY
URBAN GRAPHIC
We Are Ink’d Temporary Tattoos
We’ve come a long, long way since the times when getting a tattoo was the exclusive prerogative of those on society's fringes. Getting inked is still a pretty big decision however, so trying it out beforehand can oftentimes seem like a good idea...
ART
ARTISTS
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
FRENCH
GALLERIES
ILLUSTRATION
JEAN JULLIEN
LONDON
Jean Jullien's "US"
French-born, London-based illustrator and Cool Hunting favorite, Jean Jullien has returned to London’s Kemistry Gallery with new exhibition “US.” Like much of Jullien’s work, the title itself is humorous and has a double meaning, seemingly referring...
ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY
AUCTION
GRAPHIC DESIGN
LIMITED EDITION
PACKAGING
PAUL MCCARTNEY
UK
WAYNE COYNE
"Collector's Edition" Artist Cover Bomb Series
Published in September, British design studio director and graphic designer Stuart Tolley’s book “Collector’s Edition” showcases some of the most mind-blowing and unusual limited edition graphic design and packaging ever made for books, music...
PATTA
CARHARTT WIP
CLOTHING
COLLABORATIONS
MENSWEAR
NL
STYLE
WORKWEAR
Patta + Carhartt WIP Capsule Collection
This year marks a decade since Dutch streetwear emporium Patta first opened its doors in Amsterdam. Timed perfectly to celebrate the anniversary, the company recently teamed up with fellow streetwear heavy hitter, Carhartt Work in Progress—the more...
GIFS
LONDON
DESIGN
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
GRAPHIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
ROSE PILKINGTON
The Pastel-Hued Digital World of Rose Pilkington
“Pinks, purples, turquoises, oranges—sunset colors.” Thrse are artist Rose Pilkington's favorites; something that’s immediately evident when you see her cool, pastel-hued graphic designs. Pilkington has had her hands full since graduating from London...
HORROR
HOXTON
LONDON
SHOPS
STORYTELLING
ENGLAND
LITERACY PROGRAMS
NOT FOR PROFIT
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, London
Legend has it that Hoxton Street Monster Supplies has been located in the same spot on Hoxton Street in London since 1818. If you walked past the shop a few years ago and thought you saw a job center, that’s just because the shop—purveyor of all...
CATERING
LONDON
POPUPS
SEASONAL COOKING
TART
VINYL FACTORY
London's Inventive Catering Outfit: TART
At the recent opening of multi-media artist Quentin Jones and spatial designer Robert Storey’s exhibition "The Fractured and the Feline," Jones’ beautiful collages of cats and girls and Storey’s exciting mirrored rooms were complemented by food from...
BOARD GAMES
CAFéS
EAST LONDON
KIDS
LONDON
GAMING
London's First Board Game Café: Draughts
London is full of old railway arches, most of which were traditionally used for storage, but lately many of them have become homes to restaurants, cafés, bakeries and bars. The latest addition to the arches below the East London Overground railway...
ANDY WARHOL
EXHIBITIONS
HERE TODAY
LONDON
CONSERVATION
OLD SORTING OFFICE
London's "Here Today" Exhibition
Enter London's Old Sorting Office (a gigantic space that has previously hosted events like DesignJunction) anytime over the next three weeks, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the sounds of wild animals as well as an exciting, carefully curated...
ANNIVERSARY
BIRMINGHAM
ENGLAND
FESTIVALS
FILM
IKON GALLERY
MOVING IMAGE
About Town, a Four-Day Video Art Event
It’s been 50 years since art gallery Ikon in Birmingham, UK, was established by an artists’ group that wanted the space to be “an antithesis to exclusive art establishments and galleries.” This weekend it’s celebrating that anniversary by teaming...
ART GALLERIES
FOUND MATERIALS
LONDON
RECYCLED ART
SCULPTORS
SCULPTURE
THE VAULTS GALLERY
WAYNE CHISNALL
EXHIBITIONS
Wayne Chisnall: Dreams of Being Batman
Newly minted London exhibition space The Vaults Gallery is located deep in the underground tunnels below the gigantic Waterloo Station. To enter, pass the skateboarders and street artists tagging the walls of Leake Street, also known as The Tunnel...
BRITISH
LONDON
MAYFAIR
MEN'S STYLE
PRIVATE WHITE V.C.
STORE DESIGN
Private White V.C., Mayfair
Manchester-made British brand Private White V.C. (named after WWI hero Private Jack White) has expanded its reach in the south with a second London store, selling the label’s military and motorcycle racing-inspired clothes. The new shop is located...
HACKNEY WICK
LONDON
OUTDOOR ART
PUBLIC ART
QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK
EAST LONDON
London's Living Walls Public Art
The legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games is still very much alive in East London. After the success of the event itself, which many of the famously cynical Londoners had assumed would cause traffic chaos and be a waste of money, the pride felt when all...
HALLOWEEN
LONDON
PABST
PIZZA
DALSTON
DRINK
FOOD
HOLIDAYS
PIES
PUMPKIN
SLICES
Voodoo Ray’s Halloween Pizzas
Dalston’s Voodoo Ray’s is one of the few places in London where you can get NYC-style pizza slices. Constantly playing around with flavor combinations and inventing new pie variations, the joint has a loyal following and there’s always two or three...
CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
FOUND MATERIALS
LONDON
ART FAIRS
FAIRS
EAST LONDON
MONIKER
Moniker Art Fair 2014
Innovative art company Moniker Projects’ eponymous Moniker Art Fair just marked its fifth anniversary with a three-day show at The Truman Brewery in the creative and commercial center of East London. While attending the show, we recently caught...
FRIEZE
ART FAIRS
FRIEZE LONDON
INTERACTIVE ART
KAWS
LONDON
SCULPTURES
CONTEMPORARY ART
Highlights from Frieze London 2014
The 12th edition of contemporary art fair Frieze London took place last week at the always manicured and picturesque Regent’s Park in central London. With a massive selection of galleries as well as live events and talks, visitors were treated to...
BIBLIOTHèQUE
EAST LONDON
HOXTON
LONDON
POPUPS
TYPOGRAPHY
COLLABORATIONS
INTERVIEWS
Bibliothèque’s Bibliothèque and Reset Pop-Up
Three years ago, we spoke to London design consultancy Bibliothèque about the rare editions and special collections in its bookshelves. This year, Bibliothèque is sharing its favorite books with everyone, as it opens an interactive installation...
VINYL FACTORY
ART OPENINGS
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
LONDON
MUSIC
ROBOTS
SOHO
TECH DEVICES
The ADA Project by Conrad Shawcross
In the darkness of an indoor car park in London’s Soho, a crowd of people is gathered around a dancing industrial robot. In front of it, soprano Teresa Duddy stands singing her heart out, willing the robot to fall in love with her, as it moves...
ANIMATION
BOOKS
FILMS
FRANCE
FRENCH RIVIERA
LONDON
MOOMIN
TOVE JANSSON
Tove Jansson's Moomins on the Riviera
100 years ago Finnish novelist, illustrator and painter Tove Jansson—creator of cult comic strip family the Moomins—was born. Since the first Moomin strip was published in 1945, their stories have been filmed for TV plenty of times, but it’s only...
BRITISH
ENVIRONMENT
ETHICALLY MADE
FASHION
FASHION DESIGN
SOCIAL AWARENESS
T-SHIRTS
Ultra-Soft T-Shirts by Schooner
One of the eternal wardrobe classics (the hunt for which has almost become a cliché) is the perfect white T-shirt. In East London, one in particular from a new company looks set to become a serious contender for the title. Schooner—which launched...
ARCHITECTURE
BIRDS
LAMPS
LIGHTING
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
ORIGAMI
UMUT YAMAC
Umut Yamac’s Perch Light
Architect and designer Umut Yamac’s Perch Light is an intriguing, playful piece of design. The stylized bird-shaped light sits still on its perch until you pass it, or a draft sets it in motion: then the bird gracefully swings, dipping back and...
ARCHITECTURE
EXHIBITIONS
LONDON
PHOTOGRAPHY
DOCUMENTARY
HISTORY
HUMANITY
LANDSCAPES
THE BARBICAN
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
In a new exhibition at London's Barbican art gallery, the enduring and fascinating relationship between photography and architecture is explored through the works of 18 photographers. The images on display show a wide variety of manmade landscapes...
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
LDF 2014
LONDON
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
POLAND
TENT LONDON
Designing Polska at Tent London
At Tent London, part of London Design Festival, some of the most interesting spaces to visit for design-hungry visitors are the country pavilions, delivering an overview of what the creative talents in each place are working on right now. Among...
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