Florence Knoll's 100th Birthday
Today marks Michigan-born design and furniture icon Florence Knoll's 100th birthday. While no longer designing, she carries an incredibly important place in American design history—thanks to her thoughtful creations that were functional but sleek...
Clarks 65th Anniversary Desert Boots
by Caroline Kinneberg Clarks’ original Desert Boots have been appropriated throughout history by a surprisingly diverse range of subcultures. A member of the Clarks family first designed them in 1950, inspired by a pair of boots spotted at a bazaar...
International Year of Crystallography #5
A mathematician with a penchant for graphic design, Simon C Page creates works that are as nerdy as they are visually striking. 2014 marks the International Year of Crystallography, and Page celebrates crystals' mesmerizing atomic structures with a...
Beats + Hello Kitty Headphones
These super cute special edition Beats + Hello Kitty Solo² lightweight high fidelity headphones come with a custom case to commemorate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary. They feature a blue and white headband design with Hello Kitty’s iconic red bow and...
About Town, a Four-Day Video Art Event
It’s been 50 years since art gallery Ikon in Birmingham, UK, was established by an artists’ group that wanted the space to be “an antithesis to exclusive art establishments and galleries.” This weekend it’s celebrating that anniversary by teaming...
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
As part of Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary celebration, the adorably cute character will be celebrated in numerous ways, including a birthday party, Hello Kitty Con and her first-ever museum retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum...
The 10th Anniversary of Kartell's Bourgie Lamp
Kartell is taking the 10th anniversary of its famed Bourgie Lamp, the classical baroque silhouette preserved ironically in plastic designed by Ferruccio Laviani, quite seriously. Earlier this year, the Italian brand tapped 14 international design...
Kartell Goes Bourgie
Bourgie is certainly one of the most recognizable lamps of the last decade—as well as one of the best sellers for famed Italian brand, Kartell. Designed by Ferruccio Laviani, its baroque allure masterfully meets the simplicity of a pure outline...
Interview: Catherine Bailey of Heath Ceramics
Ten years ago Catherine Bailey's interest in lending a design hand to the small but established California pottery company Heath Ceramics took a detour that resulted in Bailey and her husband serendipitously buying the Sausalito-based company. The...
You Turn Me On Card
Let your favorite computer nerd know what's behind all of the digital banter with this illustrated card from Portland's Darkroom and Dearly, which delivers just the right amount of dorky love.
AIGA/NY Anniversary Posters
2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the nation's premier professional design organization. In honor of the celebration, AIGA/NY reached out to 30 NYC design stars to each create...
Charles Dickens is like the Madonna of the literary world. Two centuries later, the progressive British novelist remains as relevant and legendary today as he was at the height of his career. Marking the bicentennial of his birth this year is a series...