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DESIGN
Hella Jongerius at Design Indaba 2015
Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius has been a design force to be reckoned with for decades, known for both her own products and the work she’s done for companies such as Maharam, IKEA, Vitra and more. One of her latest projects was creating...
DESIGN
ilovedust at Andaz Liverpool Street London
British multi-disciplinary studio ilovedust has a wide range of projects under its belt, having worked with companies like Carhartt, Absolut Vodka and Wired. But among its latest projects is an unusual assignment; not creating designs for a brand...
TECH
Hands On with the Teenage Engineering + Cheap Monday's Pocket Operators
What happens when audio engineers and a clothing brand get together? Swedish brands Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday broke news of a collaboration at the start of the year, generating more than a little hype about the resulting products named...
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Hattie Smiley Clutch
Australian designer Poppy Lissiman and British artist Hattie Stewart have joined forces to design this super-bright and playful clutch—complete with smiley faces, love-hearts and mushroom motifs. Made from appliquéd faux leather this bag is a limited...
TECH
Sonos Blue Note PLAY:1
We've long been supporters of Sonos, watching their evolution over the past 10 years—we even teamed up with lighting designer Lindsey Adelman to create a one-off Soundalier during NYCxDESIGN week in 2012. That said, the HiFi audio-obsessed brand...
DESIGN
Nudie Jeans + Swedese: Lamino
Bridging the gap between the industrial and the handcrafted is one of the major elements of Scandinavian design. Coupled with an insistence on functional minimalism and textured natural materials, the special edition collaboration Lamino chair from...
FOOD-DRINK
Ancient Heritage Dairy
With all the international attention Portland, Oregon has garnered in recent years, it seems to be changing even more each year. That is to say, it's becoming even more Portland-y. Southeast Portland is rapidly becoming populated with artisanal food...
STYLE
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...
DESIGN
Paul Smith + Castelli: 2015 Dubai Tour Jerseys
Long before British menswear designer Paul Smith was a driving force in global fashion (and was awarded the "Sir" that now precedes his name), he was a kid from Nottingham who just wanted to race bikes. A nasty crash may have sidelined him from racing...
DESIGN
Officine Mermaid's Custom Ducati Scrambler
Though it opened in 2009, we first stumbled upon Officine Mermaid in 2013 while exploring Milan between appointments during Design Week. Located in the Motoquartiere—an intersection of streets lined with motorcycle part shops, vintage clothing stores...
DESIGN
Piet Hein Eek’s Tube Series for Leff Amsterdam
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek’s work spans a wide range; since graduating from Eindhoven’s Academy for Industrial Design in 1990, he has designed everything from furniture, desk lamps and eyewear to custom-made interiors and even holiday homes. Eek...
CULTURE
Inside Italy's Growing Sneaker Expo, Ginnika
Sneaker culture is varied and constantly evolving. It's a world in which art, music, sports, fashion and of course shoes, all play a part. It generates passions and manias, as well as interesting connections between different places and people that...
DESIGN
Sandwichbikes + Van Gogh Museum
Though it was first conceived as a curious concept by Dutch design agency Bleijh nearly a decade ago, our initial introduction to the Sandwichbike came in 2013 during Milan Design Week. Shipped flat-packed, the predominately wood frame design is...
CULTURE
Fantasma feat. Moonchild: Shangrila
It might be a frigid winter here in NYC, but the summer vibes are strong south of the equator. South African MC Spoek Mathambo recently dropped the first single from his new supergroup Fantasma that counts three instrumentalists, a dance producer and...
DESIGN
Ruutu Vases by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Iittala
Celebrated designers (and brothers) Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been working side by side since 1999 (when they launched their own eponymous design firm), collaborating with many of the top design manufacturers on projects ranging from small...
DESIGN
Tokyobike + New Balance C-Series Collection
Established in 2012 to develop new concepts and designs inspired by various lifestyles, New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio is often responsible for the Boston-based brand's more limited, buzz worthy introductions. With cycling recently put in their...
STYLE
Woolmark Presents The White Briefs Nick Wooster
To demonstrate the versatility of Merino wool at its softest, famed fashion influencer Nick Wooster partnered with Sweden's fabric-focused design house and apparel brand The White Briefs for a new collection of underwear, loungewear and more. Altogether...
CULTURE
Light Infusion at Dvorak Sec Gallery, Prague
Artist Jiří Černický and designers Michal Froňk and Jan Němečk—of studio Olgoj Chorchoj—joined forces for "Light Infusion" (an exhibition now on view at Prague's Dvorak Sec Gallery). This collaborative show features the designers' existing lighting...
DESIGN
Gestalten + Pulpo Oda Light
Though the stalwarts of the publishing world continue to release works worth reading, it's Berlin-based Gestalten that earned our near-constant attention in 2014 with countless impressive volumes published under their name. Yet, their most recent...
CULTURE
BADBADNOTGOOD + Ghostface Killah: Ray Gun ft. DOOM
On paper, a partnership between a Toronto-based jazz trio, a prominent member of Wu Tang Clan and one of hip-hop's more mysterious MCs might not sound like the most natural of unions. However "Ray Gun" sees Ghostface Killah and DOOM spitting verses...
DESIGN
Membership Only Shopping with Bezar
No stranger to spearheading a start-up, Bradford Shellhammer felt he had unfinished business after his departure from fab.com—the online marketplace for independent design items—which he founded in 2011. As Fab scaled successfully, and tacked direction...
DESIGN
Exclusive Cindy Sherman "Film Stills" Tray
Cindy Sherman is decidedly one of the greatest American photographers, with her repertoire including some of the most expensive photographs ever sold. So it is no surprise that the Sundance Institute, with its mission to support great achievements...
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