DESIGN INDABA 2015
Hella Jongerius at Design Indaba 2015
Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius has been a design force to be reckoned with for decades, known for both her own products and the work she’s done for companies such as Maharam, IKEA, Vitra and more. One of her latest projects was creating...
LONDON FASHION WEEK
SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGNERS
Universal Assembly Unit at London Fashion Week
The spotlight is on South Africa this week, as Design Indaba is set to start. But it’s not just in its homeland that South African design is on display; in London, the country was one of 29 taking part in the International Fashion Showcase during...
DESIGN INDABA 2015
Interview: Ravi Naidoo of Design Indaba
In just two days, the 20th edition of Design Indaba—the Cape Town-based conference that has celebrated creativity and promoted design for two decades now—will open. Known for its eclectic, inspirational roster of speakers, the conference gathers...
ilovedust at Andaz Liverpool Street London
British multi-disciplinary studio ilovedust has a wide range of projects under its belt, having worked with companies like Carhartt, Absolut Vodka and Wired. But among its latest projects is an unusual assignment; not creating designs for a brand...
Magnificent Objects: The Artist as Collector
The latest exhibition at London art gallery and cultural center Barbican takes a deeper look at the fascination with collecting items (be it art, postcards, cookie jars or taxidermied animals) that unites a number of post-war and contemporary artists...
Personalized Treats by Timmy’s Pies, London
When you think of Valentine’s Day or birthday presents, savory pies might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but that could soon change. The people behind British pie-maker Timmy’s Pies are stepping up their game with a selection of pies...
Brutal London by Zupagrafika
Paper models of buildings and animals are some of the most simple and classic children’s toys. But turning something 2D into a 3D sculpture never gets boring—and when you combine the DIY factor with interesting designs, you have the recipe for Brutal...
The Catlin Guide 2015
Discovering tomorrow’s artists today takes effort: prepare to go to every graduate show and art fair in the country to find the really good stuff. Or, if you live in the UK, there’s a shortcut: The Catlin Guide. Published by fine art insurer Catlin...
The Vera Novis Furniture Collection
The name of Sweden's Vera Novis might mean "true novice," but the assured design of the brand suggests its creators are anything but beginners. This furniture collection was created by Hillevi Magnell and Sara Rudenstam of the Smålands Skinnmanufaktur...
The Denim Dudes Guide to the World's Best Jeans
Amy Leverton’s passion for denim has seen her journey across the globe to find the latest, oldest and most unique denim looks around, be they vintage wonders or the very newest threads from Japan. Her upcoming book, "Denim Dudes" showcases a number...
PIET HEIN EEK
Piet Hein Eek’s Tube Series for Leff Amsterdam
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek’s work spans a wide range; since graduating from Eindhoven’s Academy for Industrial Design in 1990, he has designed everything from furniture, desk lamps and eyewear to custom-made interiors and even holiday homes. Eek...
Amba Sayal-Bennett at the London Art Fair
Part of the fun of the London Art Fair, an annual showcase for modern and contemporary British art, is discovering emerging artists. The Art Projects section of the show is where you’ll find new names from all around the world, as well as homegrown...
JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW
Joshua Light Show + Inherent Vice at the Ace, Shoreditch
A kaleidoscope of swirling, colorful shapes move up, down and around the windows of The 100 Room at Shoreditch’s Ace Hotel. The shapes come together and float apart, creating bubbles and cascading color explosions that look like fungi and haemoglobin...
Home London Trade Show Highlights
At the most recent edition of London’s Home trade show, held in the beautiful Victorian Olympia exhibition space earlier this week, a huge number of designers and brands gathered to showcase their latest products to buyers and press. The fair offers...
ART OF DINING
Gone Camping Pop-Up Restaurant, London
There are few times that food tastes as good as it does when eaten outdoors by a campfire—even the most charred hotdog somehow becomes delicious when enjoyed in the wild. With summer still far too many months away, Londoners can at least recapture...
People Looking at Art
A lot of London-based photographer Mark Blower’s work centers on art; like his intimate portraits of contemporary artists, including Marina Abramovic and Grayson Perry, and his “Documentation” photos of art installations. For his latest series...
ALBUM COVER ART
21st Century Schizoid (Wo)man: Tatiana Kartomten
Californian illustrator Tatiana Kartomten’s drawings are enchanting, mystical things, with enough details to keep the viewer endlessly captivated. The London-based artist’s intricate illustrations also have a spiritual, psychedelic vibe reminiscent...
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
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...
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...
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...
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...
"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 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...
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...
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...