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CAJSA CARLSON

Cajsa Carlson

LONDON
GALLERIES
COLLABORATIONS
POSTERS
PRINTS
SHOPS
ART PRINTS
Unlimited’s Four Play Project
40 artists, illustrators and designers, 40 four-letter words, four different spot colors. That’s the premise that Brighton, UK-based design studio, shop and art gallery Unlimited set for its cheekily named spring project Four Play, which was just...
DESIGN
LONDON
UK
GRAPHIC DESIGN
DESIGNERS
ART FAIRS
GRAPHIC ART
DESIGN EXHIBITIONS
PICK ME UP FESTIVAL
2015 Pick Me Up Festival, London
This year’s edition of excellent London graphic design festival Pick Me Up had a slightly more commercial feel than last year’s, with a number of the upstairs studios and galleries offering multiple products beyond prints, and retailer Lazy Oaf showcasing...
LONDON
INSTALLATIONS
ARTISTS
ART FAIRS
HOME DECOR
PAINTINGS
THE OTHER ART FAIR
The Other Art Fair, London
For those London-dwellers who don’t have the wallet to buy their art at Frieze, alternative event The Other Art Fair proves a bit more affordable. For this edition, many have already found the big draw to be YBA Gavin Turk’s "Project Beard," for which...
LONDON
ALCOHOL
DRINKS
COCKTAILS
SMALL BATCH
GINS
58 Gin
London continues to nurture its blossoming distillery scene with more and more small operations launching, as spirits now enjoy the artisan renaissance previously reserved for beers and microbreweries. One of the latest contenders is Hackney Downs...
DECOR
LAMPS
LIGHTING
KICKSTARTER
TECH
CROWDFUNDING
LIGHTBULBS
FLYTE
HOVERBOARDS
Levitating Flyte Lamp
Good design catches your eye immediately, making you wonder why nobody had ever thought of that idea before. And yet, the times when you have to look twice to make sure you’re actually seeing what you’re seeing are rare. New lamp Flyte definitely makes...
LONDON
ALCOHOL
LIQUOR
DRINKS
COCKTAILS
SHOPS
HACKNEY
MEZCAL
TASTING ROOMS
Brahms & Liszt, London
For ages, the semi-secret, word-of-mouth Quiquiriqui Mezcal and 184 Hackney Road/Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui bars on East London’s Hackney Road were underground favorites for London’s liquor connoisseurs. Now the woman behind the mezcal-loving venues...
DESIGN
PHOTOGRAPHY
LAMPS
LIGHTING
ITALIAN
CATALOGS
LOOKBOOKS
HOME DECOR
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Foscarini's Ritratti Catalog
Italian lighting company Foscarini is known for its innovative lamp designs and history of creative collaborations. The brand (which turned 30 last year), has been creating catalogs for its products since 1990, but recently changed it up a little;...
ART
ITALY
EXHIBITIONS
VENICE
ARTISTS
EXHIBITS
MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS
MARGOT BOWMAN
Margot Bowman’s w.e.t. Exhibition
It’s a dark, rainy night in Venice and the stone floor of the Piazza San Marco is flooded, leaving people no choice but to cross the square on a row of wobbly wooden tables, raised high above the water. It’s the perfect night to launch digital artist...
CYCLING
SWEDISH
PAINT
VOLVO
START-UPS
BIKE SAFETY
SAFETY GEAR
CYCLING CULTURE
Volvo's New Safety Initiative: Life Paint
As urban streets are increasingly shared between drivers and cyclists, road safety is more of an issue than ever before. In the UK, more than 19,000 cyclists are involved in accidents every year. Many of these collisions take place in London, where...
LONDON
BOOKS
ARTISTS
TRAVELING
ILLUSTRATORS
PRINT PUBLISHING
THE JAUNT
BEACH GALLERY
Traveling + Art = The Jaunt Book
Few things are as inspiring as discovering new places, and few people need constant inspiration as much as artists. That’s the idea behind art and travel concept The Jaunt, which was launched by Jeroen Smeets in 2013 and has already resulted in some...
INTERVIEWS
ARTISTS
SOUTH AFRICA
DESIGNERS
ENGLAND
DESIGN INDABA
CAPE TOWN
MODERN ART
MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS
DESIGN INDABA 2015
DOMINIC WILCOX
Dominic Wilcox on Playful Creativity
At last month’s Design Indaba 2015 conference in Cape Town, British artist Dominic Wilcox’s humorous, engaging talk drew the most laughter, as well as audible expressions of awe and wonder. After his time on stage, the crowd's enthusiasm didn't...
CONFERENCES
SOUTH AFRICA
DESIGN INDABA
CAPE TOWN
DESIGN FAIRS
DESIGN INDABA EXPO
DESIGN INDABA 2015
AFRICAN DESIGNERS
Design Indaba Expo 2015
Cape Town’s inspirational Design Indaba conference doesn’t just host a great selection of speakers each year, but also encompasses a design expo that showcases some of the most exciting high-end contemporary African design. From furniture to prints...
LONDON
MULTIMEDIA
ROBOTS
DESIGN STUDIOS
WEB DESIGN
MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS
INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS
TATE MUSEUM
Radical Interactive Design by The Workers
One of the UK’s most exciting art events last year only technically took place inside a gallery. In reality, Tate Britain’s “After Dark” played out on computer screens all across the globe. "After Dark" let website visitors take control of four robots...
INTERVIEWS
DESIGN INDABA
FILMMAKING
YOUTUBE
CASEY NEISTAT
DESIGN INDABA 2015
SNAPCHAT
VLOGGERS
Casey Neistat at Design Indaba
At Design Indaba, an event filled with creatives and media innovators, Casey Neistat is a bit of a rock star. Conference-goers approach the 34-year-old New Yorker to gush over how much they like his work. His talk about his films and the virtue of...
COLLABORATIONS
CONFERENCES
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
VITRA
DESIGN INDABA
DESIGN FAIRS
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
DESIGN INDABA 2015
KLM
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...
MULTIMEDIA ART
INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS
LONDON FASHION WEEK
SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGNERS
TRANSMEDIA EXPERIENCE
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
EVENTS
INTERVIEWS
CONFERENCES
DESIGN INDABA
DESIGN FAIRS
ACTIVISM
EXHIBITS
RAVI NAIDOO
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...
DESIGN
TRAVEL
LONDON
DECOR
COLLABORATIONS
HOTELS
DESIGN STUDIOS
SHOREDITCH
ANDAZ
DECORATING
ILOVEDUST
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...
LONDON
COLLECTIONS
TAXIDERMY
ARTISTS
COLLECTORS
OBJECTS
BARBICAN CENTRE
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...
FOOD
LONDON
HANDMADE
BAKING
HOMEMADE
DELIVERY
PIES
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...
LONDON
TOYS
ARCHITECTURE
BUILDINGS
MODELS
BRUTALISM
PAPER GOODS
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...
LONDON
EMERGING ARTISTS
ART PUBLICATIONS
YOUNG TALENT
ANNUAL GUIDE
ART PRIZE
UNIARTSLONDON
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...
DESIGN
FURNITURE
TABLES
INTERIOR DESIGN
LOCALLY MADE
SWEDISH DESIGN
LOCAL MANUFACTURING
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...
TOKYO
FASHION
PHOTOGRAPHY
AMSTERDAM
DENIM
JAPAN
NYC
LEVI'S
LA
DOCUMENTARY
SHOPS
INTERVIEW
SF
INDIGO
BLUE JEANS
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...
DESIGN
SPEAKERS
CLOCKS
COLLABORATIONS
DESIGNERS
LEFF AMSTERDAM
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...
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