Anyone who has wrestled with the trauma of a tiny city apartment has had to endure small, dim lights or, at the very least, a lack of accessible outlets. Cooper Union graduate Dennis Murphy combined his love for interior design with what he calls...
Sculpting work based on images from conflict-ravaged cities, British ceramist Mary-Jane Evans presents adaptations that somehow resonate with the same sense of destruction as war itself. Inspired by places like Beirut that are seen every day on local...
Designer Nicole Messina combines unconventional materials to create edgy accessories with a whimsical twist. Inspired by frequent childhood trips to hardware stores with her father, Messina became fascinated with reinventing industrial materials...
Century of the Child
The historical ebbs and flows of an entire century can certainly encompass a significant amount of societal change, but did anyone bother to ask about the kids? The new book "Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000" by MoMA's architecture...
Designer Samantha Sleeper brings a fresh perspective to the art and fashion world with her eco-conscious technique of lace collaging, in which she uses remnants of the intricate fabric to create one-of-a-kind handmade pieces. On a recent visit...
The Breathless Zoo
Taxidermy has risen in the contemporary design scene over recent years, mounted on the walls of shops and restaurants as well as defining a certain throwback aesthetic in modern homes. The venerable form of animal preservation marries actual scientific...
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Dirk Westphal at Maison 24
Dirk Westphal has worked in several mediums throughout his career, putting images of goldfish on surfboards and creating copious volumes of collages, but he is probably best known for his photography, and his ability to combine of images and objects...
Printed Silk Scarves
Drawing inspiration from photography and architecture, these four designers have adopted unique methods of applying their art to lightweight silk scarves, creating uniquely detailed accessories perfect for sweltering days that give way to chilly nights...