ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined
Over this past month, London's distinguished Royal Academy of Arts (RA) witnessed large-scale preparations for one of their most highly anticipated shows, "Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined." The RA's traditional, Beaux-Arts style gallery rooms...
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Dave's Sweet Tooth
The team behind Dave's Sweet Tooth keep their sugary treats simple. Before indulging in a chunk of their decadent brittle, turn the packaging around for a reassuringly uncomplicated list of ingredients—almonds, butter, sugar and milk chocolate. Each...
Airbnb, a service just five years young, has rapidly become the largest lodging brand in the hotel industry and somehow, it's managed to fly under the radar for so many in the traveling world. The hugely successful, highly unconventional brand hosts...
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The Golden Rules of Spices
There are few people as enthused by spices as Ethné and Philippe de Vienne. The couple has spent the last two decades traveling the world in search of spices to satisfy their exploratory palettes. And more than that, they wanted the inside scoop...
When it came to Lego starships, friendship bracelets and sandcastles, there was nothing like getting your hands a little dirty and creating daily, back when we were kids. It's a shame that for so many adults—even for many of us working in creative...
Brooklyn-based creator Ellen Johnston was among the many rising stars at Cool Hunting's Pitch Night last month, and her digital concept shone just as bright as the many physical objects we admired. With iPad in hand, Johnston shared her app-in-the...
NEW YORK CITY
Art of the Automobile in NYC
Though a global front-runner in all matters of design and culture, New York City has missed out on a lot of America's heavy car culture history and is regrettably unfit for traditional car exhibitions and auctions. In fact the city has been without...
Patternity + Pretty Polly
Since its founding in 2009, design studio Patternity has believed that nurturing a shared awareness of life's patterns will help every person to feel more connected to a greater whole, changing the way they engage with the world and what is in it...
The 2013 Aperture Benefit with Jakob Trollbäck
For this year's benefit, Aperture is hosting the work of Swedish designer Jakob Trollbäck on 28 October at the Frank Gehry designed IAC's New York City headquarters. For the first time, the not-for-profit photography foundation will throw its annual...
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Whether you're on the spot with the wine menu or looking up at hundreds of bottles from dozens of countries on the shelves at the local wine shop, the pressure of choosing the right wine is on. There aren't many consumer industries that buyers actively...
Few creative teams are aware of the impact of design as Gauzak, the trio working on the basis that design is undeniably present in every object and every moment around them. Gauzak Design was born in January 2011 when three Spanish designers from...
BEAN TO BAR
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Alan Patric McClure has been in the chocolate business for a decade; after his chocolate tour through France in 2004, there was no turning back. He spent the next two years experimenting with chocolate-making before finally settling on a bar for...
Intuos Creative Stylus by Wacom
In an effort to bring designers and illustrators even closer to the tech design interface, Wacom has introduced a new, professional-grade stylus to make the on-the-go connection all the more natural. Wacom's Intuos Creative Stylus connects via Bluetooth...
Second Life: Light Bulb Magazine
The online publication based in LA East of Borneo has embraced the magic of print in a series called Second Life, in which they bring back the long-lost printed wonders of decades past. For one of their latest revivals, East of Borneo brought back...
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Miss Lily's Jerk Marinades
The beloved Caribbean oasis in New York City's NoHo, Miss Lily's, recently released a trio of their treasured Jamaican barbecue sauces and marinades—each made with all-natural ingredients including habanero chilies, brown sugar, scallions, cumin...
Get Clean by AM
There's nothing like the feeling you get when you use your brand new gadget for the first time: The smell when you open the box, removing the screen cover and touching it for the first time. But there and then you know that it'll never look or feel...
Luxi Light Meter
After a very successful round of crowd-funding earlier this spring, the Luxi light meter—created by Extrasensory Devices—is ready for users. A small diffusion dome that fits securely over the front-facing camera, Luxi easily turns any iPhone 5 or...
Witu is a fun, Melbourne-based accessories label with a penchant for neoprene. The highly functional, protective foam is perfect for bags, camera straps and tech cases, yet it's seemingly a largely unexplored material among the accessories industry...
MADE IN USA
General Knot & Co. Fall 2013
The transition between summer and winter is a highly anticipated one, and there's nothing like heading into the colder months fully stocked with the latest autumn accessories. For the General Knot & Co., this time of the year means lots of wool and...
BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION
Orlebar Brown Goes Blue
From now until 2 September, Orlebar Brown will be going blue in support of the Blue Marine Foundation and they have stocked up on limited edition board shorts as well as a collection of indigo-dyed classic pieces for the special collaboration. They...
"Sleep" by Ted Spagna
Teacher, filmmaker and photographer Ted Spagna was as engrossed in the sciences of sleep and technology as he was in creating art. His sleep project depicts a shift from the conceptual side of science to a more human one; exploring the intimacy...
Few tech products are actually as portable as they claim to be. A hardware design team from San Francisco is out to make things right with tools designed for the "modern nomad." By reducing a USB cable down to its core elements, the team created...
Vantigo San Francisco
Erik and Amy Hormann felt that as a young, entrepreneurial couple, they needed some justification for buying a bright red 1971 Volkswagen Van—as if owning a bright red 1971 Volkswagen Van wasn't justification alone. With so many on-the-go services...
Taylor Forrest Furniture
After graduating from Parsons with a BFA in Fashion Design in 2010, designer Taylor Forrest saw furniture as a sort of experiment. Come November 2013, she will have been experimenting with designing chairs for a solid year, and the upshot of her...
Reasons To Be Creative
Before London begins to gear up for its 11th annual Design Festival this September, an array of visionaries are headed to the beach for the award-winning Reasons To Be Creative (RTBC) conference. Helmed by Flash developer John Davey, the yearly three...