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JOHN ORTVED

John Ortved

CHILDREN
DESIGN
KIDS
NYC
OUTDOORS
LOWLINE
PARKS
URBAN PLANNING
Lowline Young Designers Program
This weekend, at NYC's Mark Miller Gallery, an enthusiastic and clever bunch of middle-schoolers shared their visions—and plans—for the future of the city. The exhibit, which will run through March 9 and is sponsored by the Lowline’s Young Designers...
ARCHITECTURE
DESIGN
MECCA
PARTISANS
FURNITURE
MOSQUE
TORONTO
Partisans
Alex Josephson, Pooya Baktash and their fellow architects at Toronto-based Partisans are engaging in architectural guerrilla warfare. They want your attention and, most likely, they'll get it as they poke, prod, shock and awe you into changing the...
CURATED
HARDWARE
INSTALLATIONS
SHOWS
SLINGS
UTILITARIAN
WEAPONS
DESIGN
HOME DECOR
NYC
The Winsome Brave
Valerie Gnaedig and Annie Lenon fabricate industrial objects that re-imagine some of our most basic items like nails, or a stone you might wield at an enemy. The Brooklyn-based design duo, known as The Winsome Brave, have been making work together...
AMERICAN
LIQUOR
NATURAL
ORGANIC
PRE-INDUSTRIAL
ARTESIAN MADE
Root
It's not a new product, but for the first time Art in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction's signature liquor, Root, is available outside of creator Steve Grasse's home state of Pennsylvania. Art in The Age, which hosts a retail store in Philadelphia...
ARTISANAL
GOLD
HANDCRAFTED
JEWELERY
METAL
SCULPTURE
SILVER
Albert Zuger
In Albert Zuger's jewelry you can see Aphrodite taking Hephaestus' hand; it is a heavenly marriage of beauty and the forge. The Toronto-based designer hammers out earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets in bronze that carry an unpretentious elegance...
COLLABORATIONS
INSTALLATIONS
LIGHTING
MUSIC
TECHNOLOGY
The Creators Project Coachella
The concept behind The Creators Project is not new—mix the social, the artistic and the scientific. The resulting experiences the initiative produces though, is astounding. Founded by Vice Magazine and Intel, the altruistic enterprise seeks...
CARTOONS
CLASSICS
DVDS
ENVIRONMENTALISM
ANIMATION
Captain Planet and the Planeteers: Season 1
Can you name the early '90s TV show that featured appearances by Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Sheen, Meg Ryan, Malcolm McDowell, Phyllis Diller, Neil Patrick Harris, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum and Elizabeth Taylor? Pop-culture aficionados will recognize...
COMEDY
ESSAYS
HUMOR
SATIRE
BOOKS
Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason
What's the worst icebreaker you can think of? Mike Sacks has some suggestions: "This party reminds me of 9/11;" "What's your all-time favorite coupon?" or "They're night-vision goggles, and no, I won't be removing them." "Icebreakers to Avoid...
BROOKLYN
FURNITURE
HANDMADE
UPCYCLED
WOOD
NEW YORK CITY
Hooker & Co.
At just over 350 years old, New York's identity—as both a relatively young city globally and as one of the oldest U.S. cities—makes the quest to possess a slice of its past rival even that for the hot new thing. Enter furniture designer...
BEACH
DESIGN
HOLIDAY
HOTELS
MIAMI
SPAS
CLUBS
Soho Beach House
Despite sandy beaches and tropical influence, when it comes to social life, Miami isn't known as the warmest of places. Inundated with velvet ropes, crowded clubs, big cars and bigger jewelry, the Florida metropolis recently received an attractive...
BEAUTY
MARIJUANA
SALONS
TORONTO
Lightheaded
We've all heard of BC bud (for those who haven't, it's the especially potent marijuana grown in Canada's British Columbia province), but how about BC bangs or a BC bowl cut? At Lightheaded, a new secret salon in Toronto, hairstylist Uli sits customers...
FASHION
KNITTING
KNITWEAR
KOREA
WOMEN
LUXURY
UPCYCLED
Haesu Kwon
Eschewing the idea that upcycling and luxury are mutually exclusive, recent Parsons grad Haesu Kwon blends traditional high-end wools with anomalous yarns for Space Queen, an ambitious thesis collection of striking sweaters, leggings, capes and...
FASHION
FISH
PARSONS
STUDENT WORK
COLLECTIONS
Kevin Joo Hwang
Parsons grad Kevin Joo Hwang's thesis collection mixes a traditional menswear palette with a feminine take on early twentieth century Southeast Asian fishermen. The 25-year-old California native focuses on making wearable clothes, emphasizing the...
DESIGN
LIGHTING
SUSTAINABILITY
CERAMICS
FIRE
The Halo
Industrial designer Piet Houtenbos re-imagined the chandelier as an elegant ceramic ring with six flames, dubbed "The Halo." Inspired by the movement to phase out the world's 60-watt incandescent light bulbs, Houtenbos—who played with fire...