InAisce + RIGARDS: Architectural Anatomy
The innovation-driven makers at RIGARDS and NYC-based "anti-trend" clothing label InAisce (pronounced “in-ask-ee”) have come together to envision eyewear that simultaneously feels like a foreign object from the future and a relic excavated from the...
Interview: Experimental Designer Kiel Mead
Sponsored content: Capturing the spirit of the expression "one man’s trash is another man’s treasure," designer Kiel Mead repurposes found objects into nostalgic gems. Born east of the Midwest, Mead relocated to New York to attend Pratt Institute...
Interview: Craig Kanarick of Mouth
Sponsored content: From digital pioneer to foodie extraordinaire, Mouth CEO and friend of CH, Craig Kanarick’s entrepreneurial spirit runs deep. Establishing himself at the forefront of digital technology, Kanarick helped found Razorfish in 1995...
Fashion X Technology: Naim Josefi
Blending minimalism with a touch of whimsy, Swedish designer Naim Josefi has broken new ground on the runway. Drawing comparisons to icons like Alexander McQueen, Josefi has already established himself as a name synonymous with incredible innovation...
Fashion X Technology: Daniel Widrig
With a background in architecture, Daniel Widrig’s designs employ cutting-edge technology and 3D modeling to create a surreal landscape of avant-garde couture, bluring the line between fashion and architecture with spectacular results. "Generally...
Fashion X Technology: Pierre Renaux
A recent graduate from Antwerp’s esteemed Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Pierre Renaux has already amassed a transformative body of work. Renaux’s debut collection—also his Master's thesis—"Liquidation Totale" is a futuristic love letter to his...
Fashion X Technology: Ricardo O'Nascimento
British sci-fi author and 2001: A Space Odyssey writer Arthur C. Clarke famously claimed "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Evidently agreeing with that concept is Popkalab, an innovative platform that helps...
Fashion X Technology: Ying Gao
Montreal-based fashion designer Ying Gao merges a poetry in craftsmanship with technological curiosity. After attending university at the Haute École d'arts Appliqués in Geneva, Switzerland and pursuing a Master's Degree in Multimedia at L'Universit...
Invoking an anthropological spirit and aesthetic, New York-based designer Jona transcends the landscape of couture through his avant-garde label, InAisce. Imbued in signature hues of nuanced greys and arctic neutrals, InAisce aims to illustrate...
Examining evolution through the dual lens of spirituality and science, Montreal-based book sculptor Guy Laramée creates miniature landscapes from antiquated paperbacks. Drawing upon over three decades of experience as an interdisciplinary...
Striking a balance between simplicity and intricacy, husband and wife design duo John and Svetlana (Lana) Briscella seamlessly merge their talents in Aminimal, a multifaceted studio that pushes the dimensions of industrial design. Aptly named...
Austrian designer Andreas Scheiger celebrates the "craft of etching, engraving and letter design" with a nod to both science and the graphic design of the Victorian era. Scheiger believes that letters are "full of life" and, in an effort to explore...
Gentleman Arthur Ties
Weaving a story into very stitch, Gentleman Arthur creates handcrafted, art deco-inspired neckties with an authorial vibe. Using an intensive labor-of-love woodblock printing process, Gentleman Arthur produces a limited run of ties imbued with aesthetically...
Gaming meets Chopin with Playground Sessions, a downloadable software that teaches piano through its breakthrough "Play to Learn" approach. Riffing on the strumming-to-scoring simulation of Guitar Hero, Playground Sessions enables users to practice...
Ed Wood Sleaze Paperbacks
Slandered as a deviant and provocateur in some circles and worshipped as a cult figure in others, the work of director Ed Wood left a legacy of infamy. Although best-known for his abysmally applauded oeuvre, Plan 9 From Outer Space, which earned...
The Amazing Type-Writer App
Nostalgia is a thing of the future with The Amazing Type-Writer iOS app produced by Devin Chalmers at Doormouse Manufacturing. Mimicking the old-time clickety-clack of a Remington, The Amazing Type-Writer runs on "micro-swingarms" and the "latest...
The Infinite Adventure Machine
Giving mythical tales a modern makeover, designer David Benqué has created The Infinite Adventure Machine, a story-generating program that merges fairytale narration with digital computing. Modeled after the 31 functions of folktales identified...
Promising "unexpected access to the invisible," what exactly the Nevada Museum of Art's current show Landscape Futures proposes isn't immediately clear. On first blush, the work looks like the usual collection of forward-thinking designs. But here...
High & Dry
With the High & Dry dish rack, Black + Blum's architectural artistry transcends humdrum household ware into a harmonious form and function showpiece. Intent on turning "something quite mundane into something spectacular," creative partners, Dan...
Among the dystopian visions of a Matrix-style digital future, interaction designer John Kestner comes as a welcome voice, "enhancing the successful physical interfaces between humans and objects." The graduate and research affiliate of M.I.T. Media...
Digital design prodigy Mike Matas combines the ease of navigating the physical world to create lifelike interfaces that feel so unobtrusive you hardly notice you're using complex technology. Motivated by the desire to do things on a computer more...
A young blonde woman holds up her hands against the frantic flapping of grey pigeons encircling her. Another female character, this one in a red skirt, floats listlessly in a dark pool of blue water, her discarded pair of yellow heels resting nearby...
In a corporate world of sales and strategies, marketing maverick Ivy Ross opts instead to chart success with an approach that has pioneered paradigm shifts in advertising. From spearheading covert creative operations for Mattel to stirring up merchandising...
Boasting a list of innovations of sci-fi proportions, designer and researcher Marcelo Coelho paints a future that is both accessible and immediate. Referencing daily materials and human behavior, Coelho creates objects that feel technologically tailored...
Rafael de Cárdenas
Rafael de Cárdenas' signature blend of saturated colors and stark geometry turns classic architecture into a common language of striking patterns and eye-popping hues. "Graphics lend themselves to a very immediate reception, which I'm very drawn...