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DESIGN TRIENNIAL
COOPER HEWITT
SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM
NYC
DESIGN EXHIBITIONS
JENNY SABIN
ARCHITECTURE
SOU FUJIMOTO
Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
The work of designers is rooted in shape, form and color—qualities attributed to external appearance—yet many shy away from consciously acknowledging the notion of beauty. Opening today, "Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial" (taking over two...
BENTLEY
LUXURY
TEST DRIVES
CARS
SUVS
BENTLEY BENTAYGA
AUTO
DUNES
SLIDESHOWS
Test Drive: The Bentley Bentayga
Premium SUVs are a funny concept—the words "sport" and "utility" are in general tension with the notion of "luxury." The reality is, most customers will never push their SUVs (or sports cars for that matter) as far as they’re capable. But somewhere...
OK GO
ZERO GRAVITY
MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
GRAVITY
PARABOLIC AIRCRAFT
INTERVIEWS
ANDY ROSS
OK Go in Zero G for "Upside Down and Inside Out"
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ASTON MARTIN
JAMES BOND
AUCTIONS
CHARITY AUCTIONS
SPECTRE
CHRISTIES
MDECINS SANS FRONTIRES
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
DANIEL CRAIG
James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 Up For Auction
In the collectible world of filmic history, there's nothing quite like the Aston Martin DB10. The 4.7-litre, V8 petrol engine with six-speed manual gearbox machine—developed exclusively for the James Bond "Spectre" film—is the rarest in the DB...
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
TIMEX
TODD SNYDER
NYFW
NYFWM
FASHION WEEK
RED WING
COLLABORATIONS
Todd Snyder + Timex Watches
While visiting Japan, NY-based menswear designer Todd Snyder—who happens to be a vintage watch fan—spied a Japan-only release of a Timex watch collaboration utilizing Red Wing's signature leather. Smitten with the piece, he gathered enough of them...
CERAMICS
3D PRINTING
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
SOUND ART
SONIC ART
SOUND DESIGN
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
CUSTOM 3D PRINTING
NETHERLANDS
Studio van Broekhoven + Olivier van Herpt: Solid Vibrations
The "Solid Vibration" project is an ongoing collaboration between Eindhoven, The Netherlands-based sound laboratory Studio van Broekhoven and industrial designer Olivier van Herpt, who built a custom ceramic printer where the extruding clay is...
FURNITURE
CHAIRS
EERO SAARINEN
COUCHES
WOMB CHAIR
KNOLL
TWO-SEATERS
MODERNIST DESIGN
DESIGN
Eero Saarinen's Two-Seater: the Womb Settee
The story behind Eero Saarinen's classic 1948 Model 70 Womb design is simple: Florence Knoll wanted a chair that felt like "basket full of pillows." While most might immediately think of fluffiness and volume, the Finnish-American furniture designer...
FORD
MINDFULNESS
TRENDS
SHERYL CONNELLY
CONSUMER RESEARCH
SELF-IDENTITY
FUTURE
2016 Looking Further with Ford Trend Report
It takes three to five years to bring a new vehicle to market (like the 2017 Ford GT supercar pictured here), and changes in longterm planning require even more insight—will populations migrating to megacities want to buy cars in 20 years? Will...
SIHH 2016
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
RICHEMONT
CARTIER
PIAGET
SIHH
WATCH FAIRS
Six New Timepieces Pushing Innovation in Watchmaking
Innovation in mechanical watchmaking is alive and well—bursting at the springs in fact—as we saw at this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (often referred to as SIHH). Few people "need" a fine mechanical timepiece, though the desire...
STANDING DESKS
DESKS
OFFICE
HOME OFFICE
ERGONOMIC
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
HEALTH
WELL BEING
FURNITURE
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT
OFFICE FURNITURE
Two New Flexible Standing Desk Options
If you've made a New Year's Resolution to get up and be active more often, switching to a standing desk makes for a reasonable action item. As it turns out, standing up all day in the office doesn't work for everyone, so it's wise to find a flexible...
ADIDAS
RUNNING SHOES
WOMENS RUNNING SHOES
PUREBOOST
PRIMEKNIT
adidas Running's PureBOOST X for Women
With all the footwear innovations adidas offers (other brands, as well, for that matter), most often they are initially applied to products for men. This time, however, adidas Running has taken a brand new science-backed technology and silhouette and...
INTERVIEWS
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
SIHH 2016
RICHEMONT
HORLOGERIE
SIHH
Interview: Watchmaker Kari Voutilainen
Kari Voutilainen made his first watch in 1994. In 2002, he would launch his eponymous watch brand for which nearly every component is made in-house. A brand that over the years would release firsts, from complications to finishes and beyond. Voutilainen...
WELLBEING
CASPER
ADVERTORIAL
SPONSORED
INNOVATION
BEDS
Casper Wants You to Sleep Better
While the concept of "one size fits all" is one that many people are skeptical of, Casper's success surely supports that it's actually spot on when it comes to mattresses. The brand—which launched in 2014—stands by its "one perfect mattress" mantra...
KWAMBIO
3D PRINTING
DESIGN ON DEMAND
CERAMICS
METALS
JEWELRY
HOMEWARES
CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN
KWAMBIO's Customizable Design Objects
Oftentimes, the aesthetic quality of 3D-printed objects means—no matter how useful—the products are ultimately unattractive. Of course, much progress has been made over the last few years, and the varying levels of amateur and professional work...
RICHARD MILLE
SIHH 2015
LUXURY PENS
FOUNTAIN PENS
HEIRLOOM PENS
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
SWISS WATCHES
Why Richard Mille's RMS05 Fountain Pen Costs $105,000
Fans of luxury Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille would not hesitate when reaching for their wallet for a timepiece with a price tag over $100,000. What happens, then, when the brand's artisan watchmakers take their mechanical know-how and apply it...
BUICK
DETROIT AUTO SHOW
CONCEPT CARS
BUICK AVISTA
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN
NAIAS
GENERAL MOTORS
Imagining the Buick Avista Concept Car
If social media acts as an effective indicator of an event's pulse then in many ways the Buick Avista represented the heart of Detroit Auto Show (officially known as NAIAS, or the North American International Auto Show). The striking concept car is...
FURNITURE DESIGN
HOME DECOR
TABLES
DECOR
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
Victoria Wilmotte's Pli Side Table
Using a combination of complex geometries, angles and finishes, French designer Victoria Wilmotte creates striking pieces that beg the eye to search for more. Her latest design, the Pli Side Table, is a perfect example of how a home furnishing...
GREEN
VALENTINES DAY
VALENTINES DAY 2016
GIFT GUIDES
GIFTS
DESIGN
ACCESSORIES
Gift Guide: Green Valentine's Day
Whether you buy into Valentine's Day or not, there's nothing quite as satisfying as giving your favorite person—or people—a gift that's just right for them. Because green is one of our favorite colors and because it's associated with growth and a sense...
TOM DIXON
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
HOMEWARES
HOUSEWARES
CUPS
TEA SETS
DRINK SETS
COPPER
GLASS
CANDLES
SCENTS
CANDE HOLDERS
Interview: Tom Dixon
In the bustle of his SoHo, NYC showroom, among geometric homewares and personality-packed light fixtures, we sat down with the affable visionary Tom Dixon to talk about the future. The designer was present to preview his Spring 2016 collection—an array...
COMMUNITY
COLLECTIVE
LIVERPOOL
ENGLAND
GRANBY WORKSHOP
TURNER PRIZE
Assemble’s Granby Workshop
Last year’s winner of the Turner Prize (the prestigious UK art award that's previously been given to artists including Gillian Wearing, Anish Kapoor and Wolfgang Tillmans) was a bit of a head-turner. The 2015 award went to Assemble, an architectural...
IWC
SIHH
GENEVA
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
AUTOMATIC WATCHES
MECHANICAL WATCHES
SIHH 2016
IWC's New, Smaller Pilot's Watches
For almost 150 years now, IWC Schaffhausen has produced some of the most popular and well-received Swiss-made watches. Over the last few years, and simultaneous with a global consumer trend toward bigger-is-better, IWC began producing timepieces...
LUNCHBOX
PREPD PACK
BENTO
DESIGN
KICKSTARTER
LUNCHBOXES
RECIPES
Prepd Pack Modular Lunchbox and App
Type “meal prepping” into Google Trends and you’ll see that the term has experienced exponential growth over the last few years. With more and more people opening up their ovens instead of the latest delivery app, it only makes sense to have a...
LINCOLN
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
INTERVIEWS
DESIGN DIRECTORS
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN
DETROIT
DETROIT MOTOR SHOW
NAIAS
DAVID WOODHOUSE
Lincoln's Director of Design David Woodhouse on the 2017 Continental
Less than a year after we previewed Lincoln's Continental concept, the brand announced that they're bringing the full-sized sedan to the market in fall 2016. It's a long awaited return of the flagship Continental nameplate and carries as indicated...
MBF
CLOCKS
ROBOT CLOCKS
SIHH 2016
LEPEE
MECHANICAL CLOCKS
MB&F's Sherman Robot Desk Clock
With each new release, luxury Swiss horological design house MB&F demonstrates a level of imagination uncommon in today's world of mechanical time-telling—especially when it comes to desk clocks. With Sherman (unveiled today at Geneva's annual...
ASTRONAUTS
SPACE
FLIGHT SUITS
VIRGIN GALACTIC
PILOTS
SPACE APPAREL
SPACESUITS
Y-3
ADIDAS
YOHJI YAMAMOTO
RICHARD BRANSON
Y-3 Space Apparel for Virgin Galactic
Within their respective industries, Sir Richard Branson and Yohji Yamamoto share a vision for chasing the future. Both have been progressive-thinking rule-breakers for decades—so it comes as not too much of a surprise that Branson's Virgin Galactic...
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