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Mymo's Reinvented Monograms
One year ago, NYC-based designer Patrick Durgin-Bruce debuted a clever and unique update to the idea of monograms. Developing his own font and proprietary software, Durgin-Bruce created Mymo—an entirely customizable amalgamation of letters that are...
DESIGN
Subway Series Jewelry by Shahla Karimi
Sometimes inspiration comes from the most ordinary experiences. For Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Shahla Karimi, that inspiration came from her daily commute. Drawing from the MTA subway map, Karimi has created a collection of rings and cuffs...
TECH
Normal 3D Printed Earphones
The most irritating, widely experienced issue with earphones is that they're made for the "universal ear." The one-size-fits-all approach works for many, but leaves others wondering if they'll ever find a pair that fits their ear. While brands like...
TECH
Formlabs Form 1+ 3D Printer
In the fall of 2012, a group of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms introduced their innovative, high-resolution 3D printer to Kickstarter. Within a month, the Form1 project had received an astonishing $3...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Barry X Ball
In an unassuming residential building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, lies the studio space of sculptor Barry X Ball. His stunning re-imagined and modified versions of Renaissance era masterpieces begin with meticulous 3D-scanning. Ball and his team...
DESIGN
Joris Laarman Lab: Bits and Crafts
There's a downpour falling in Chelsea—Manhattan's west side neighborhood where galleries outnumber bodegas—a ceaseless opening of the skies, the kind that New Yorkers refuse to adapt to. Outside the Friedman Benda gallery, Amsterdam-based Joris Laarman...
TECH
SOLS
In an age of technology during which eye vision can be corrected in 10 minutes, prosthetic limbs are breaking ground in sensory feedback and computers can be controlled by brains, we're surprisingly lacking in the orthotics department—an area that...
DESIGN
Charged: Isaïe Bloch
At the most recent 3D Printshow in London, artist and architect Isaïe Bloch took top honors as Artist of the Year with his work "Satire." The intricate sculpture is just one of many that illuminates his multidisciplinary mastery, magnetizing vision...
TECH
LEBLOX
"You've been BLOXED!" That's what you'll be hearing following the upcoming launch of the new social app LEBLOX, which lets users create a pixelized version of almost anything and then share and 3D print the designs. It's reminiscent of the cult...
DESIGN
Perspective Clocks
Tel Aviv-based Studio Ve is comprised of Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger, two young men who like exploring objects and their conception—whether it's a Two Leg Table or a Toast-ER that "revives" sad bread. More recently they've been experimenting with...
STYLE
Endswell Jewelry
3D printing may be the Industrial Revolution of today, but most of the consumer 3D-printed goods that are currently on sale to the public often look like they've come from a printer. When the product's biggest sell is the technology used to make...
DESIGN
Stilnest
Nestled away from the world’s first 3D-printed car and stem cells at this year's 3D Printshow in London was Stilnest, a selective digital art and 3D printing collective that launched their site globally as we chatted with them. "We want to create...
DESIGN
Gramohorn II
There's something of a divide in the design community when it comes to 3D printing. While some fully back the innovative and open-source abilities of the technology, others are afraid that it will detract from the individual character of design objects...
DESIGN
Lever+ Bike Tool by Townie Syndicate
When it comes to road cycling, every extra ounce you can avoid carrying will be beneficial in the long run. With this in mind, Kansas City, MO-based Townie Syndicate designed the basic Lever+ bike tool. Composed of a composite tire-lever, two L...
CULTURE
"Sunflowers" by Rob and Nick Carter
Inspired and informed by Vincent van Gogh's 1888 "Sunflowers" painting (housed in London's National Gallery), artist duo Rob and Nick Carter's bronze interpretation of the iconic post-impressionist artwork is part of a larger series that looks...
DESIGN
Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World
Short of material innovation and aesthetic refinement, the bicycle as we know it has changed very little since its early days of development in the late 19th century. However slight, the evolution of the world's most widely used mode of transportation...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Todd McLellan's 50 Disassembled Objects Skilled lensman Todd McLellan likes to take things apart. What began as a meticulous photo project dubbed "Disassembly Series" has now expanded into a new book for Thames & Hudson, called "Things Come Apart...
DESIGN
Rich Brilliant Willing 2013
For over five years now, NYC-based design studio Rich Brilliant Willing (RBW) has been on our radar, conceiving and debuting beautifully creative lighting, seating and table designs each year during NYC Design Week. In 2011 RBW made their ICFF debut...
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