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Hermès' Luminous Holiday Windows
When seasonal spirit overtakes NYC, imagination is often applied in the most magical, meticulous ways. Windows come to life, sparkling with majesty and wonder and even residents of the city can't help but stop and look. Today, luxury retailer Herm...
DESIGN
WOO Toys from Vrtíška Žák
Created by Czech design and architecture outfit Vrtíška Žák, WOO toys are a boy's dream come true. "We wanted to design something just for ourselves without any client. So we decided to design these three toys," describes Vladimír Žák. He and his...
FOOD-DRINK
Tuju, São Paulo
by Jorge Grimberg In São Paulo, a new restaurant has taken the search for local suppliers to the next level. “All we have planted here is eatable, from the greenhouse to the front garden," Ivan Raslton Bielawski—the eatery's 29-year-old chef—tells...
DESIGN
Assembly Design's 00 Clock
Balancing a calculated academic approach with a very tactile studio process, the New York City-based duo Assembly Design (responsible for the imaginative furniture collaboration that debuted at this year's ICFF) is now exploring familiar territory...
DESIGN
Bright Bedding from Australia's Kip & Co
Australia's Kip & Co creates colorful, spirited and youthful bed linens—and towels, rugs and even beanbags. From cartoon pizza representations to rainbow scribbles, the prints are just playful enough without overdoing it. The team, composed of two...
DESIGN
Michael Leon + Arkitip Vexhall Series
by Eva Glettner Both an artist and an art director, Michael Leon never strays far from the tenacity and enthusiasm he picked up as a skateboarder in the late '80s. He blends a DIY attitude with finely honed skills perfectly, and the results are...
DESIGN
Wacamole Ceramic
Spanish company Wacamole Ceramic was founded in 2013 as a joint venture between friends Luis Llamas and Lydia de la Piñera—a sculptor and designer, respectively. The duo creates handmade ceramic tabletop and hanging planters that are sweet, playful...
DESIGN
TOG: All Creators Together
The dream of many a design enterprise—the best designers, meaningful materials, Italian production, a community of fans, reinterpretations made by artists—TOG is all of this, and more. “All creators together” is the idea behind this new design adventure...
TRAVEL
BASE Bar, Tokyo
by James Rodrigues BASE Bar’s walls are thick with layers of posters, pictures, license plates and business cards; the ceiling is draped in faded flags. Wu-Tang posters are hung opposite of signed Uruguyan soccer jerseys. This bar's incredibly storied...
DESIGN
Fotobit
Approximately 5.2 million Instagram photos are posted each day. Suffice it to say, a lot of great images are lost in the onslaught. Fotobit—which launches on Kickstarter today—is aiming to change that. At its simplest, Fotobit is a set of well...
DESIGN
Emily Reinhardt: The Object Enthusiast
Ceramic artist Emily Reinhardt has given herself a very apt alias: The Object Enthusiast. The Omaha-based creator makes vessels that are part geometric and part organic; looking like something naturally grown, yet with tinge of human interference...
DESIGN
Design Indaba 2014: The Expo
Each year that we attend Cape Town's brilliant Design Indaba conference, the subsequent Expo seems to infinitely grow and improve—a testament to the design world's increasing fascination with the opportunities abounding in the vibrant continent. Now...
DESIGN
Skatelamp
by Eva Glettner Portland, Oregon's MapleXO rebirths old skateboards and skateboard scraps by turning them into everything from containers to bottle openers to earrings. Their most exciting object—the recently released Skatelamp—is a MapleXO collaboration...
CULTURE
People Blocks by Andy Rementer and Case Studyo
Philadelphia-based illustrator Andy Rementer is the latest artist to team up with Belgium-based serial collaborators Case Studyo to create super-colorful, limited edition artworks called People Blocks. Case Studyo has previously collaborated...
DESIGN
Tree Art Rugs by Moore & Giles
Known for their gorgeous leather goods and travel accessories, and more recently their black walnut furniture, last weekend the artisans at Moore & Giles extended their range even further with Tree Art rugs. The made-to-order, hand-crafted, vegetable...
DESIGN
Buddies by Apparatus
While scanning the stands in the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica's West Edge Design Fair last week, the Apparatus booth gave off a beckoning glow. The design studio's stunning light fixtures—which combine new and salvaged components made from glass...
DESIGN
London Design Festival 2013: Hunting & Narud
by LinYee Yuan Rough quarry granite, matte steel and a highly polished copper mirror are the elements that make up one of the most visible design objects at this year's London Design Festival. The sculptural Copper Mirrors series from Norwegian...
TECH
Bang & Olufsen's Beolab 14
by Jorge Abellas Bang & Olufsen (B&O) has always produced exquisitely designed sound-systems not intended for use in a multi-brand entertainment setup. A few months back, the brand made a very deliberate effort to expand their market with the release...
DESIGN
"Osmosi" by Emmanuel Babled
Some products own the rare ability to combine magic and technology, craftsmanship and digitalization, uniqueness and industrial processes—but Emmanuel Babled's latest project, called "Osmosi," incorporates all of that. Babled's pre-production research...
CULTURE
A Box From Tehran
Elin Aram drew much attention with her new hand-selected souvenir series, A Box From. Its debut offering shed light on Seoul, South Korea, and told a story of the city by means of uniquely personal gifts. The "beta" box sold out almost as quickly...
DESIGN
Pillow by Snarkitecture
Founded by architect Alex Mustonen and contemporary artist Daniel Arsham, design firm Snarkitecture has a history of making work from the unexpected. Their latest product, a resting dock for your iPhone aptly dubbed Pillow, continues along this tradition...
DESIGN
Gastronomista for Cool Hunting Gift Guide
A "place where you might find architectural chicken coops, tea parties, decanters, bespoke knives or donut art," the NYC-based blog Gastronomista is the work of Emily Arden Wells, an architect by day, and a writer and drinks aficionado by night. Wells...
DESIGN
"Basilicas" by Adrian Johnson
An identifiable aesthetic and high level of simple sophistication mark the ever-evolving graphic design work of Liverpool-born artist Adrian Johnson. But having become increasingly disenfranchised with commercial illustration work after 15 years...
DESIGN
New Alchemies
by Stefano Caggiano We currently live in a world surrounded by varied design, and people commonly appreciate peculiar features that work together as opposing aesthetics. But in the past, when coherence and rationality were keys to any solid example...
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